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Reference & Research

Reference databases are by subscription, meaning the school pays a fee to use them. Stop by the library to get the username and password to obtain access from any computer with an Internet connection. 
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Access all our ProQuest subscriptions from one page. SIRS Knowledge Source, eLibrary Curriculum Edition, History Study Center, ProQuest Learning: Literature, Academic Video Online
ABC-CLIO offers a wealth of social science materials. Databases include: American Government, American History, Daily Life Through History, Issues, Modern Genocide, Pop Culture Universe, The African American Experience, The American Indian Experience, The Latino American Experience, United States Geography, World At War, World Geography, World History: Ancient and Medieval Eras, World History: The Modern Era, and World Religions.
Environmental Studies  Interactive: Science  National Geographic Kids
The Gale STEM databases provide support for all students. They include topic overviews, journals, news, and multimedia content. No password is needed when logging in by clicking on the icons above. 

Peterson's Test and Career Prep (formerly known as TERC),  provides test prep for all ages. Looking for a practice test for the SAT or maybe one of your AP classes? Take a look at  Peterson's. Wanting to take the cosmetology exam or maybe the real estate exam? Peterson's can help you out. Peterson's also provides career assistance, college information, resume help,  interviewing advice and much more. 

Wikipedia is great for quick background information, but because articles are cooperatively written and usually anonymous, it is not considered a research tool. Use Britannica for research and inclusion in works cited lists.
Britannica Escolar
Britannica Escolar is made for native Spanish speakers, bilingual students, and students learning Spanish. Check out this resource for your research needs. 
Looking for an eBook or audiobook? Check out what's available on the Sora app. Books can be downloaded to your computer, tablet, or phone. Not finding what you are looking for in the high school collection? Add the South Pasadena Public Library. You don't have a library care??? No worries. No card needed if you are logging in through Clever. All SPHS students are able to access the public library eBook and audiobook collection.