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California K-12 Digital Resources

Online content from Encyclopaedia Britannica, ProQuest research databases, and are available — at school, at home, in libraries, on laptops, on phones — to all.

These three databases are provided for all California students from the California State Library.

  • (PreK-12)

    One-stop resources for books you are reading and teaching, including author and illustrator interviews, lesson plans, and other enrichment content.

    Book Guides & Lesson Plans link Award-Winning Books link Meet-the-Author Movies & More link  Literature-Based Vocabulary Lists link Diverse Books link Booklists: Build Your Own link

    Need help from See our support page. (800) 596-0710 |

  • Encyclopaedia Britannica (PreK-12)

    A comprehensive interactive resource for research and learning for grades K-12. Includes correlations to California Content Standards and other valuable teacher resources. Post links directly to each school level, elementary, middle or high.

    Britannica School Elementary linkBritannica School Middle linkBritannica School High linkBritannica Escolar link

    Need help from Britannica? See our support page. (800) 621-3900 x 7160 |

  • ProQuest (Grades 3-12)

    ProQuest Culture Grams link ProQuest SIRS Discoverer link ProQuest SIRS Issues Researcher link ProQuest eLibrary Guided Research link

    ProQuest Central Student Edition link ProQuest Research Companion link ProQuest Schools & Educators Complete link ProQuest eLibrary link

    * The icons above and main links below work for accessing these resources on your school campus. Students and staff with the district/school's off-campus access name and access codes should use the "Off-Campus Access" links below when using from public libraries or other non-school locations.

    • CultureGrams - Concise social, cultural, and political information on countries, U.S. states, and provinces around the world. (Grades 3-12)
      CultureGrams Off-Campus Access
    • SIRS Discoverer - A general reference database providing safe, reliable, curriculum-aligned content and features for use by students and educators. (Grades 3-9)
      SIRS Discoverer Off-Campus Access
    • SIRS Issues Researcher - Pros and cons on 360+ (and growing) complex social issues with relevant, credible information that tells the whole story on the major questions of the day. (Grades 6+)
      SIRS Issues Researcher Off-Campus Access
    • eLibrary - Guided Research edition delivers one of the largest general reference collections of periodical and digital media content including more than 11,000 Research Topics (Grades 6+)
      eLibrary Guided Research Off-Campus Access
    • eLibrary - Database Edition General reference aggregation of periodical and digital media content with editorial guidance for novice researchers. (Grades 6+)
      eLibrary Database Edition Off-Campus Access
    • ProQuest Central Student - designed to bring instant results to users across thousands of journals, magazines, newspapers, videos, reports, and more. This resource brings together some of ProQuest's most used databases in education, humanities, psychology, science, social sciences, and news. (Grades 9+, IB, AP, College Prep)
      Central Student Off-Campus Access
    • ProQuest Research Companion - a self-guided product that supports information literacy, writing, and research skills instruction.(Grades 8+)
      Research Companion Off-Campus Access
    • Schools & Educators Complete - eBook subscription database of over 13,000 titles that supports English Language Arts, Science, Math, Social Studies, Health, Physical Education, Information Literacy and Technology. (Grades 9+, possibly some content for Middle School, also includes professional development content for faculty)

    Need help from ProQuest? See our support page. (800) 521-0600 ext. 72971 |

Common Core

Educational standards describe what students should know and be able to do in each subject in each grade. In California, the State Board of Education decides on the standards for all students, from kindergarten through high school. The California Department of Education helps schools make sure that all students are meeting the standards.

In 2010, a number of states across the nation have adopted the same standards for English and Math. These standards are called the Common Core State Standards (CCSS). Having the same standards helps all students get a good education, even if they change schools or move to a different state. Teachers, parents, and education experts designed the CCSS to prepare students for success in college and the workplace. [California Dept. of Ed]


Monterey County Office of Education California Dept. of Education
The Teaching Channel Achieve the Core
Next Generation Science LACOE Common Core

Teachers on Special Assignment (TOSA) to Support Intervention and the implementation of the Common Core

Karen Chubbuck

Karen Chubbuck
TOSA - McKinnon  

Patricia Zuniga

Patricia Zuniga
TOSA-Santa Rita   

Jill Nakamura

Jill Nakamura
TOSA - La Joya 

Nicole Jensen

Nicole Jensen
Coordinator Ed. Tech /
AVID District Director




Lauren Sembritzki
TOSA - New Republic  

 Donna Koenig

Donna Koenig
Director of Curriculum & Instruction
831.443.7200 x 1285 

Vanessa Torres

Vanessa Torres
Administrative Assistant - Curriculum and Instruction
831.443.7200 x 1251

Llenifer Nunez

Llenifer Nunez 
Student Data Specialist
831.443.7200 x 1225 

SRUSD Strategic Action Plan in English

SRUSD Strategic Action Plan in Spanish