Ann Arbor, MI -- September 14, 2020. As Californians begin a school year like no other, access to authoritative databases for teaching and learning is critical. Through the California K-12 Online Content Project, managed by the California State Library, all public school districts and charter schools in the state get unlimited access to a wealth of ProQuest and other resources for the duration of the 2020-21 school year. These resources – made available since 2018 through schools – will also now be available through public libraries across the state.
ProQuest resources available through the Online Content Project include the CultureGrams, SIRS Issues Researcher, SIRS Discoverer, eLibrary, ProQuest Research Companion, Schools and Educators Complete and ProQuest Central Student* databases. In addition to resources from ProQuest, the Online Content Project also includes materials from Britannica and TeachingBooks.net.
"Equitable access to resources is imperative, and ProQuest is proud to work with the California State Library to help bridge the digital divide as educators and students navigate the school year," said Jim Holmes, Senior Vice President of Global Sales and Marketing at ProQuest. "These web-based resources are provided to all districts, small or large, and independent of any particular technology – enabling students of all backgrounds and abilities to benefit."
"It's a simple idea: Help more California school kids succeed by being able to find more reliable information more easily where they'll be going to school this fall – online," said California State Librarian Greg Lucas.
*ProQuest Central Student is only available through school libraries.
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