California Missions eBooks

Learn about the rich history of the California Missions: how they started, the people who ran them, the indigenous population, and their legacy today.


National and international geographical information including maps, statistics, history, infographics, and images. Explore the United States, Canada, and over 200 more countries around the world.

Cultures of the World eBooks

This series gives readers a complete look at different countries, people, geography, history, culture, government, religion, and lifestyle. Each book contains websites for additional research at the end of each chapter, up-to-date statistics and facts, updated maps, and photographs.

Gale Virtual Reference Library

Access the U.S. and World History eBook collections. The Gale Virtual Reference Library contains multidisciplinary reference publications, including subject encyclopedias, almanacs, and other topical sources including primary sources.

National Geographic Kids

Find facts about science, nature, culture, archaeology, and space. Includes National Geographic Kids magazine, books, and 500+ kid-friendly, downloadable images. Adobe Flash Player 10.0 or above required.

Scholastic Go!

Access interesting databases like Amazing Animals, America the Beautiful, Lands and Peoples, and The New Book of Popular Science. Find daily news and current events, interactive maps, dictionaries, and videos.

U.S. History in Context

This resource provides a variety of historical data from primary sources and reference documents. It also includes photographs, illustrations, and maps.

World History in Context

A broad collection of scholarly analysis, full-text periodicals, reference works, and primary documents that cover the events, movements, and individuals that have shaped world history.