Welcome to Fremont Unified School District Library

 
 
Check out our online catalog, Follett's Destiny.   You can search the entire district, or by school.

 
California Recommended Literature List 
 
 
New! Start with these new databases to make your research fast and easy!
Please ask your school library staff for the username and password.  Some teachers might also have this information. 
 
Student Research 
Start with databases to make your research fast and easy!

High School Students 
  
 
 (ProQuest)
     
ELibraryK12, the affordable and user-friendly general reference tool, is the perfect resource for delivering reference essentials. The new, updated interface and features make research easy--no matter the user's age or skill level. Researchers find the answers they need from more than 1,500 full-text magazines, newspapers, books, and transcripts, plus thousands of maps, pictures, weblinks, and audio/video files.    
     
Researcher 
 (ProQuest)    
Researcher is a highly-acclaimed student reference database containing thousands of full-text articles exploring social, scientific, health, historic, business, economic, political and global issues. Articles and graphics are carefully selected from 1,500 domestic and international publications according to strict criteria with regard to content and age appropriateness.
 
Britannica School Online 
 
Britannica® School offers thousands of up-to-date, curated, and curriculum-relevant articles, images, videos, audio clips, primary sources, maps, research tools, recommended Web sites, and three separate encyclopedias (Elementary, Middle School, and High School).
 
 britannica school
For High School Students
*Please see school library staff for username and passwords
 
 
Junior High Students
 
 britannica school
 *Please see school library staff for username and passwords
 
 Elementary Students
 
britannica school
 *Please see school library staff for username and passwords
 

IPL:  Internet Public Library for Kids! 

Library of Congress

http://www.ipl.org/div/kidspace/

Fact Monster and its Homework Center have received national recognition for their unbeatable reference materials, fun facts and features, and individualized homework help.

Fact Monster

KidRex

 http://www.kidrex.org/

Research for Older Students 

Alameda County Library 
Click on Research to access databases.
 Note:  Most databases require your Alameda County library card number
Get a library card for immediate access:  https://alam1.aclibrary.org/selfreg~S2
 
 
Excellent Search tool for school research. Their mission is to provide library services to Internet users. Activities include: finding, evaluating, selecting, organizing, describing, and creating information resources; and direct assistance to individuals.

Primary Sources

Provides original photographs, sound recordings, videos, and photographs of original documents. 

American Memory from the Library of Congress - 

 
NARA | US National Archives & Records Administration – 
 
Primary Resources and More: 
American Rhetoric -
Includes video, sound recordings as well as printed copies of speeches.  Also includes movie scenes.

Organization Websites:

YALSA Nonfiction Awards:   http://www.ala.org/yalsa/nonfiction-award

Facing History and Ourselves:   http://www.facing.org/

 U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum (an example of historical museums offering nonfiction educational resources):  http://www.ushmm.org/

 Korematsu Institute (an example of private historical organizations offering nonfiction educational resources):   http://korematsuinstitute.org/

 Digital Public Library of America (there are many digitization projects out there; this one is brand-new!):                     http://dp.la/

 ProPublica (journalism):   http://www.propublica.org/

 Longform (nonfiction writing from the web):   http://longform.org/

 Non-textual media:

 American Rhetoric (speeches):   http://www.americanrhetoric.com/

 TED Talks and Ted Ed (videos and related lesson ideas):   http://www.ted.com/talks

 http://ed.ted.com/

 Songs Inspired by Literature (SIBL) Project:   http://www.artistsforliteracy.org

 Facing History's Digital Media Innovation Network:   https://www.facinghistory.org/

 Library of Congress Political Cartoons and Teacher's Guide:

http://www.loc.gov/teachers/classroommaterials/primarysourcesets/political-cartoons/ 

http://www.loc.gov/teachers/classroommaterials/primarysourcesets/political-cartoons/pdf/teacher_guide.pdf

 PBS Streaming Video:

http://video.pbs.org/

 NPR:

http://www.npr.org/

This American Life, and its archive:

http://www.thisamericanlife.org/

http://www.thisamericanlife.org/radio-archives

 Oral History Website List from Best of History:

http://www.besthistorysites.net

Library Guides and Open Access
 
 
 
Free eBooks by Project Gutenberg
Project Gutenberg is the place where you can download over 33,000 free ebooks to read on your PC. 
 
 

Encyclopedias and research databases:
Encyclopedia Britannica Online (free version)


Dictionaries: Merriam-Webster Online · yourDictionary.com

Other Resources:
 
Fred T. Korematsu Institute
for Civil Rights and Education
A PROGRAM OF THE ASIAN LAW CAUCUS
 
The National Japanese American Historical Society
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