• Research

    These databases can support class projects or any non fiction topics you want to learn more about. For databases that require passwords, use the password document and be sure that you are signed in with your petk12.org email. Need help? Email us at sbritten@petk12.org

  • Databases

    Black Freedom Struggle in the United States: Primary Sources 

    ProQuest Black Freedom Struggle logo

    The site features select primary-source documents related to critical people and events in African American history. Our intention is to support a wide range of students, independent researchers and anyone interested in learning more about the foundation of ongoing racial injustice in the U.S. – and the fights against it. 

    Britannica Encyclopedia: 

    No password required!

    Britannica school logo

    A great resource for articles, facts, and information about a world of subjects. Articles, Images, and Trusted Website Lists.

    Britannica Escolar:  

    No password required! ¡No se requiere contraseña!

    Britannica Escolar logo

    The  Britannica encyclopedia in Spanish - A great resource for articles, facts, and information about a world of subjects written in Spanish. ​

    La enciclopedia Británica en español: un gran recurso para artículos, hechos e información sobre un mundo de temas escritos en español.



    No password is required!

    This site contains peer-reviewed journals that have been peer-reviewed in a different way; papers are accepted as long as the methodology is good. Reviewing comes from readers who respond to the article. Check for media coverage and compare your original article to the popular article written from it, as well as the number of citations, views, and responses. 


    ProQuest Databases

    Pro quest database logos

    These require a username and password when you are off campus.  See the password document above for log in info. 

    Culture Grams - social, cultural, and political information on countries, U.S. states, and provinces around the world

    SIRS Discover  -  Selected content for beginning researchers. Perfect to focus on using information. 

    SIRS Issues Researcher - Pros and cons on complex social issues with relevant, credible information

    eLibrary - digital copies of magazines, newspapers, journals and books

    ProQuest CentralDatabase of millions of articles from more than 10,000 full-text scholarly journals


    Rosen Database:

    Teen Wellness Link   

    This requires a username and password when you are off campus. See the password document above for log in info. 

    Provides up-to-date, nonjudgmental, straightforward curricular and self-help support. Articles are correlated to state, national, and provincial standards, including Common Core Health and Science.
 Topics covered include diseases, drugs, alcohol, nutrition, mental health, suicide, bullying, LGBTQ issues, and more.

    Scientific American:

    Scientific American logo

    This requires a magic word. See the password document above for log in info. 

    Contains the latest and back issues of  the journals Scientific American and Scientific American Mind, as well as scientific web articles and videos.

  • Sonoma County Library Logo  

    Sonoma County Library Databases

    The public library has lots of excellent databases to take advantage of. Use your Student OneCard to access. 

    • Your library card number is : pcs and the five numbers of your student ID. (EXAMPLE: pcs54321). 
    • Your PIN number is:  the four digits of the year you were born. (Example: 2007)                                            
    • HINT: Check your ID card or Aeries if you do not remember your PCS student ID number