Santa Ana staff and students have access to several database collections to meet their information and research needs.



    Britannica databases can be accessed without passwords on any district network. To access off network, see the Database Login Guide (must use sausdlearns Google account to access this document).

     Click the icon below to access the database:

     Britannica School

    Thousands of up-to-date, curated, and curriculum-relevant articles, images, videos, audio clips, primary sources, maps, research tools, recommended Web sites, and three separate databases

     Britannica Escolar

    Spanish-Language resource for nativespeakers, bilingual students, and students learning spanish

     Britannica Image Quest

    Millions of rights-cleared images from one trusted site

     Britannica Original Sources

    Hundreds of thousands of primary source documents in history, literature, science, law, politics, religion, and more



    All Proquest databases can be accessed without passwords on any district network.

    To access off network, see the Database Login Guide (must use sausdlearns Google account to access this document). 

    More information on all the Proquest databases can be found in Proquest’s LibGuide: https://proquest.libguides.com/californiak12/students

    Click the icon below to access the database:


    Proquest Culture Grams


    Concise cultural information on countries around the world.

    (Grades 3-12)

    Proquest SIRS Discoverer


    Selected content for novice researchers, especially elementary and middle school students and educators.

    (Grades 3-9)

    Proquest SIRS Issues Researcher


    Curriculum-aligned database of content organized by complex issues, ideally for middle and high school students and educators.

    (Grades 6+ )

    Proquest eLibrary



    General reference aggregation of periodical and digital media content with editorial guidance for novice researchers.

    (Grades 6+ )

    Proquest Central Student

    ProQuest Central Student


    Millions of articles from more than 10,000 full-text scholarly journals.

    (Grades 9+, IB, AP, College Prep)

    Proquest Schools and Educators Complete

    Schools and Educators Complete eBook Central


    eBook subscription database (over 12,000 titles) to support multiple subject areas (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)

    This database is independently searchable for older students, but teachers can find many resources to use with younger students (try juvenile fiction or juvenile non-fiction subject headings).

    Proquest Research Companion


    Information literacy tools and tutorials to help develop critical thinking. 

    (Grades 8+; students need to be 13 or older to create an individual account within the product)



    There is no logged in access for students, only for teachers. 

    Students can access the student resources by just going to the teachingbooks.net page.

    Teachers, click on Educator Login and follow the instructions to register.


    Click the icon below to access the database:


     Teaching Books Dot Net

    Books come to life with this engaging collection of resources



    Gale In Context: High School

    Gale In Context is a research database available for our high school students and staff.

    Each high school has their own login information for Gale Student Resources in Context. Please see your school's library webpage or the Database Login Guide for details.


    **Additional Gale access to support school closures**

    • Gale In Context: High School supports student papers, projects, and presentations while empowering the development of critical thinking and problem-solving skills with content aligned to national and state curriculum standards.
    • Gale In Context: Middle School combines reference content with age-appropriate videos, newspapers, magazines, primary sources, and more.
    • Kids InfoBits introduces elementary schoolers to database searching with easy-to-use resources featuring age-appropriate, reliable, curriculum-related content covering a broad range of educational topics. 
    • Miss Humblebee's Academy is an interactive kindergarten-readiness program that introduces children ages three to six to key concepts in math, science, social studies, language and literacy, art, and music. It’s as challenging as it is fun!
    • Gale Health and Wellness offers access to thousands of full-text medical journals, magazines, reference works, multimedia, and more. Perfect for researchers at all levels, this comprehensive consumer health resource provides authoritative information on the full range of health-related issues, from current disease and disorder information to in-depth coverage of alternative medical practices, and more.



     If you have difficulty accessing any of these resources, please contact the District Librarian, Tamara Davis, at tamara.davis@sausd.us

Last Modified on March 31, 2020