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Library: The Helen K. Copley Media Center

The Preuss library is named after the late Helen K. Copley, one-time publisher of the San Diego Union-Tribune and local philanthropist who championed the cause of literacy.

The Preuss School Catalog


The media center offers the following online databases for student use:



Albert - 1000s of online AP, SAT, ACT, and Literature practice questions

 Great American Read

A link to KPBS' Great American Read and a list of their TOP 100 TITLES


EBSCO Databases for DCP


AP Images


SIRS Issues Researcher

Curriculum-aligned database of content organized by complex issues, ideally for middle and high school students and educators. (Grades 6+)


ProQuest Student Central 

Millions of articles from more than 10,000 full-text scholarly journals(grades 9+, IB, AP abd College Prep)

SIRS Discoverer

Selected content for novice researchers, especially elementary and middle school students and educators. (Grades 3-9)


Culture Grams

Concise cultural information on countries around the world. (Grades 3-12)



General reference aggregation of periodical and digital media content with editorial guidance for novice researchers. (Grades 6+)


Britannica School

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 Web sites, and three separate databases—Elementary, Middle, or High.


Britannica Escolar

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


Churchill Archive   It includes more than 800,000 pages of original documents, produced between 1874 and 1965, ranging from Winston S. Churchill’s personal correspondence to his official exchanges with kings, presidents, politicians, and military leaders. This is more than a fantastic collection of primary source material; it is a unique online resource offering new insight into a fascinating period of our past.

BrainPop BrainPop Jr. 

BrainPop ESL BrainPop Espanol BrainPop Frances

Spanish Newspapers 

Mango Language

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