• 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.


    Gale STEAM resources provide essential, curriculum-aligned digital content for California K-12 learners. Include links to resources for elementary, middle and high school content.

    Gale In Context: Environmental Studies 
    Gale Interactive: Science
    • Gale Interactive: Science - Manipulate 3D interactive models to visualize and understand concepts in biology, chemistry, earth, and space science
     Gale Presents: National Geographic Kids



    No password is required!

    JSTOR logo





    Partnerships with libraries and publishers to make content discoverable and freely accessible worldwide. Includes journals, books, images and media, research reports, and more! 


    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:

    CultureGrams SIRS Discover  SIRS Issues Researcher  

    elibrary Guided Research Edition ProQuest Central Student  Schools and Educators Complete

    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