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

    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 requires creating an account while on the district network. It 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). 

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    Black Freedom Struggle

    A curated selection of primary sources for teaching and learning about the struggles and triumphs of Black Americans. Developed with input from Black history scholars and advisors, this resource is freely available on the web and to libraries for anyone studying U.S. Black history.

    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.



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

Last Modified on December 7, 2020