Research & Digital Resources
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PPS Online Catalog | PPS' online catalog: Search the entire catalog or choose a specific school site.
Learn360 | Streaming multimedia resource for K–12 schools. Media resources are provided by more than 560 top educational content providers.
WorldBook Online | Online encyclopedias, maps, games, quizzes, timelines, and lesson plans
Tumblebook | Animated, talking picture books, created by taking existing picture books, adding animation, sounds, music and narration to produce an electronic picture book (and some classics) which you can read, or have read to you.
Brain Pop | Animated Educational Site for Kids - Science, Social Studies, English, Math, Arts & Music, Health, and Technology. (Access through my.PPS)
Kids Discover | Access Kids Discover's award-winning library of Science, Social Studies, and High-Interest Nonfiction on any device.
Sora | User-friendly reading app you can access through laptop, phone or tablet. Connect to PPS and Multnomah County libraries!
OSLIS | Online magazines, scholarly journals, articles, podcasts, videos. Basic and advanced searching by subject indexing and journal searching to support thorough investigations of research topics. Print, e-mail or download multiple articles. Direct access in district; remote code available from library staff.
Gale Virtual Reference Library | Database of encyclopedias and specialized reference sources for multidisciplinary research. Direct access in district; remote code available from library staff.
Gale Opposing Viewpoints in Context | Find information to develop and strengthen critical thinking about key issues: viewpoint articles, statistics, primary documents, web sites, periodicals, and pamphlets. Direct access in district; remote code available from your library staff.
Answerland 24/7 Online Reference Help | Answerland lets anyone connect to a librarian by live chat, email or text messaging.We'll answer almost anything, but typical topics include homework, using your library, finding a great book to read, and really anything that you are interested in finding out more about.
Great for individual patron questions, whole class considerations here.
Citation Maker | Use this tool to create a bibliography or works cited page.