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Book Connections

ChildrensBooks Teen Resources



Book Connections
Personalize and enjoy digital connections to books for kids and teens.

Brainfuse JobNow & VetNow


Brainfuse JobNow & VetNow
Check out our free live online assistance for job seekers, veterans, and their families!

Encyclopedia Britannica


Britannica School
Britannica School is the go-to site for learning more about any subject—for all grades and all reading abilities—offering thousands of up-to-date, curated, and curriculum-relevant articles, images, videos, audio clips, primary sources, maps, research tools, recommended websites, and three separate databases—Elementary, Middle, or High.


Britannica Escolar
Escolar is the leading knowledge-building resource that is universally trusted for accurate and age-appropriate content in Spanish.



HienOnline: Slavery in America and the World

HeinOnline is a premier online database containing more than 170 million pages and 200,000 titles of historical and government documents in a fully searchable, image-based format. HeinOnline bridges an important research gap by providing comprehensive coverage from inception of more than 2,600 law-related periodicals. Browse our exclusive collection on Slavery in America and the World.

Newspapers and Magazines


Newsbank - America's Newspapers
Local, regional, and national U.S. newspapers--all in one easy-to-search database. Over 2500 newspapers included in this database including the Orange County Register!


Orange County Register Collection
Search more than 30 years of Orange County history with The Orange County Register Collection. Coverage from 1987 through current. Explore current and archived issues of The Orange County Register with full-color newspaper pages and individual articles, as well as content only published online.


RB Digital - Online Magazine Collection
An online collection of the latest magazines on subjects like news, politics, technology, art, style, travel, and more.


The New York Times
Enjoy access to The New York Times when logging into the news website while at the Santa Ana Public Library.

Paso A Paso: Together We Read


Paso A Paso: Together We Read
(Provided by the SAUSD)

Paso A Paso: Together We Read provides over 1,000 English and Spanish books, songs, and games that are fun for children and easy for parents to access on any smartphone, tablet, or computer with or without an Internet connection. SAUSD is giving families, schools, and the community the high-quality educational tools they need to accelerate early learning and literacy using the devices they already own.


Concise cultural information on countries around the world.
Help for students in choosing research topics and finding reliable sources of information.
SIRS Discoverer
Material and information to help students in Grade 3 to Grade 8 with classwork, homework and research papers.
SIRS Issues Researcher
Content presenting both sides of today’s most debated issues, geared to middle and high school students.
ProQuest Research Companion
Online tutorials to help guide students through the research process.
School & Educators Complete
Thousands of titles of nonfiction books on academic subjects, ideal for educators.

Book Guides & Lesson Plans
Find lesson plans, discussion questions, novel units, reader's theater scripts, and other instructional support for the books you're reading in any K–12 classroom.
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Literature-Based Vocabulary Lists
Have ready-to-use vocabulary lists for the books that you're teaching.
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Video Book Trailers
Ignite students' interest in both current and classic titles with these video book trailers that bring books fully to life.
Build Your Own
Compile, organize, analyze, and share instructional materials associated with the books in your curriculum.
Meet the Author Movies & More
Have the author reveal, anytime, the author's purpose, writing, and research processes with these exclusively created primary source materials.
Reader's Theater Scripts
Dramatically enrich students' reading, comprehension, listening, and social skills with this collection of ready-to-use reader's theater scripts.
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Diverse Books
Include diverse cultural experiences in your instruction as reflected in quality fiction and nonfiction books.
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Award Winning Books
Search for award winning books and more!
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Author Name Pronunciations
A collection of brief recordings of authors & illustrators saying their names.