K-12 Online Content Project

California provides free access to online educational resources from Encyclopaedia Britannica, ProQuest, TeachingBooks.net, and Gale for use by any public K-12 school and student in the state. These resources are available at school or at home.

There is a rich trove of content available through the Project, including magazines and newspaper articles, books, scientific research media such as photos and videos, and more. All content is aligned to California State Standards.

How to Get Access

Public school districts and charter schools must please provide the necessary technical information and insure your students and staff can access these materials. To do this, ask your district or school tech director fill out this form.

The online content providers need the information on the form to most efficiently connect you to these resources. (The form is hosted by TeachingBooks.net, but is used by all providers.) The online content providers have signed a Student Data Privacy Agreement, which have been reviewed by the California Student Privacy Alliance and are listed by them as approved for use.

Not sure if your school, district, or educational agency is signed up? Check the lists of Districts or Charters that have not completed the form for access:

Upcoming Trainings

The training events listed below are provided and maintained through the California State Library. Click on an event to view description details, find related resources, or register for an event.

Recorded Trainings

50 minute trainings

  • Gale - NEW STEM Resources Recording
    This session explores Gale STEM resources Gale In Context: Environmental Studies, Gale Interactive: Science, and National Geographic Kids. Each resource has unique tools and features to promote organized and effective research including Highlights and Notes, Translate, Send to Google/Microsoft Drive, and more. This session will provide an overview of the content and tools available to your learning community to kickstart research.
  • ProQuest Recording
    Finding Me: Helping Students Find Inclusive Content
    Learn how ProQuest online solutions can help educators find content to reinforce lessons about diversity and inclusivity.
  • Britannica Recording
    This session focuses on Britannica and learn all about your access to amazing information and features with Britannica School and Escolar through the CA K-12 Online Content Project.
  • TeachingBooks Recording
    Discover what's new at TeachingBooks, your literacy service that brings books to life. This award-winning library of digital resources supports readers from PreK to Grade 12+. Learn how you can engage your students with meaningful activities that affirm, inform, and inspire them.

30 minute trainings

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Contacts

Steve Bateman

  • Steve Bateman

  • Manager, Technology /
    Curriculum Integration
  • phone(925) 942-3443
    email[email protected]

Peggy Russell

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