• Check out these Resources for Research

     PPS Library Catalog


    PPS' online catalog: Search the entire catalog or choose a specific school site.




    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.
    Elementary      Middle & High 

    Gale Opposing Viewpoints

    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 library staff. 

     Multnomah Co. Library

    Multnomah County Library 

    MCL Homework Center
    Multnomah County Catalog

    GVRL eBook Collection

    Database of encyclopedias and specialized reference sources for multidisciplinary research.  Direct access in district; remote code available from library staff.

    World Book Online  
     K-12 Online Encyclopedia

    Online encyclopedias, maps, games, quizzes, timelines, and lesson plans



    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.


    Research Tools

    Citation Maker
    Elementary MLA   


    Information Literacy eBooks 

    Citation Maker
    Mid & High School MLA & ALA