Academic Databases provide access to information that is relevant, current, and credible. Using a database is much more efficient than general web searching because you don't have to evaluate whether or not the information is from a respected source. If you are going to do general web searching, use this website evaluation checklist.

NOTE: When accessing all databases from a home or non-MUHSD location, please refer to the Database Passwords Document for passwords. You must be signed in to your MUHSD account to view the doc.

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SIRS Knowledge Source

SIRS Knowledge Source by ProQuest is one of the most popular and reliable research tools for school libraries. It consists of 3 different databases that can be searched separately or together. It features many of the same tools as the Gale databases, including Google Drive integration and text-to-speech. Home access requires a password found on this page.

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SIRS Issues Researcher is a general interest database for school research projects and includes a Pro vs. Con section for controversial topics.


SIRS Government Reporter Icon

SIRS Government Reporter is a collection of resources by and about Government and contains a large number of primary sources from drafts of bills to court case transcripts.


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SIRS Renaissance is a database of resources covering the arts and humanities and includes information on topics from architecture to the visual and performing arts.


CSL Databases

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CA State Library Databases

See resources that are available from the California State Library for all within the state.