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Databases (Dbs)

A. Public Library databses:

Off campus, a Placentia Public Library card number is needed for access to these resources. You may apply online for a virtual card (e-card) for online resources. However, if you get an e-card from the Anaheim library, you cannot get it from the Placentia library, or vice versa.


You may access these resources with your YLPL card number and pin or by going to the YLPL:
Biography Reference Center
Grolier Multimedia Encyclopedia
Rosetta Stone
The Wall Street Journal
Students must go to the YLPL library to obtain a Teen Library card. They must bring their  current school ID card. They also must fill out a form. No parent signature is required. Teens have a 5 item limit.
An Anaheim Public Library card number may be needed for access to these resources.
An Orange County Public Library card number may be needed for access to these resources.
Most public libraries also allow any CA resident to get a free card or card number. Other libraries have good databases for a fee.
B. California K-12 Digital Resources:

Online content from Encyclopaedia Britannica, ProQuest research databases, and are available below. Passwords may be needed off campus. Please visit the EHS library with any questions.


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


For passwords, needed for off PYLUSD sites only, please see below.


ProQuest (Grades 3-12)

CultureGrams CultureGrams - Concise social, cultural, and political information on countries, U.S. states, and provinces around the world. (Grades 3-12)
SIRS Issues Researcher SIRS Issues Researcher- Pros and cons on 360+ complex social issues with relevant, credible information that tells the whole story on the major questions of the day. (Grades 6+)
SIRS Discover SIRS Discoverer - A general reference database providing safe, reliable, curriculum-aligned content and features for use by students and educators. (Grades 3-9)

elibrary Database Edition eLibrary - Database Edition General reference aggregation of periodical and digital media content with editorial guidance for novice researchers. (Grades 6+)


ProQuest Research Companion ProQuest Research Companion - a self-guided product that supports information literacy, writing, and research skills instruction.(Grades 8+)


elibrary Guided Research Edition



 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. It is a massive collection of multidisciplinary periodical and digital media content (Grades 6+)


ProQuest Central Student 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)


Schools and Educators Complete 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 |



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.


Elementary  Middle  High Escolar

Need help from Britannica? See our support page. (800) 621-3900 x 7160 | (PreK-12)

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

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



C. EHS Databases:
D. Passwords
Click here for database passwords.