Library Resources

Online Library Catalog - Catálogo en Internet de la biblioteca

Library Databases

Proquest Home Access: 
PW = 4Research!
SIRS Selected content for novice researchers, especially elementary and middle school students and educators.
Proquest Culture Concise cultural information on countries around the world.
Britannica Encyclopedia  
Britannica School Britannica Escolar
Britannica Escolar Username: sjusd
Password: teachingbooksK12
Books come to life with this engaging collection of resources!
InfoBits From outside your school network, Gale databases can be accessed using “SanJoseUSD” for the password.
Gale Kids InfoBits reference database of books, magazines, news articles, and images.


Student Resources

Homework Help

Kids Click: Kids Click is a database of over 6400 sites compiled by librarians.

National Geographic for Kids: National Geographic for kids is a great resource for homework questions.

Language Arts
America’s Library America’s Story: The Library of Congress’ web site is a great source for biographies.

Kidport Kidport: Kidport helps you learn and shows you how to have fun doing it!

Starfall: The Starfall learn-to-read website is offered free as a public service.

Wacky Tales: Using Wacky Tale you can write your own crazy story.

AAA Math: AAA Math features a comprehensive set of interactive arithmetic lessons.

A Plus Math: A Plus Math is a great site to play games and learn facts at the same time.

Create a Graphz: Create a Graph is a interactive site which allows you to create various types of graphs.

Funbrain Funbrain: Funbrain is a great site with fun interactive games.

Interactive Multiplication Games: Interactive Multiplication Games has numerous interactive games to help learn multiplication facts

Lawrence Hall of Science:  Lawrence Hall is a family science center near the UC Berkeley campus.  It’s a neat science center, and their Website has fun science activities.

National Geographic for Kids: National Geographic for kids is a place where kids dare to explore.

National Weather Service: National weather service can track weather conditions across the country.

Social Studies
50 States: 50 States is a good website for finding basic information about each of the 50 states.

Ben Franklin’s Guide to U.S. Government: Ben Franklin guides K-12 students through all kinds of cool facts about our government.

Smithsonian: The Smithsonian includes a wide array of all things American and is especially useful for fifth grade.