In addition to the many free resources available on the Internet, PCDS subscribes to a number of web-based data services that provide access to a higher quality of information and services. All of the services, except ArtStor, are available both on- and off-campus. (Off-campus access to these services requires that you are logged in and is only available to currently enrolled students.) Click the name of the service to access it.
Follett Shelf eBooks for Middle School
Follett Shelf eBooks for Upper School
A growing number of books available for online reading.
Catalist Digital Audiobooks for Upper School
A growing number of books available for online listening.
Gale provides access to wide array of databases, available via Student Resources in Context (Upper), Student Resource Center - Junior (Middle), and Kids InfoBits (Lower).
Project MUSE provides current and full-text online access to a comprehensive selection of over 400 prestigious humanities and social sciences journals.
Maps101.com is a web-based interactive database of teacher lesson plans, geography tools, online learning games, dynamic interactive map modules and over 4,000 viewable and printable history, thematic, reference, outline, current events and animated maps. Access requires a user name and password that are displayed on this page only if you logged in.
EasyBib.com is an online bibliography and citation maker. PCDS subscribes to the premium edition, providing access to MLA, APA, and Chicago/Turabian formats. Create an account on-campus in order to have access from anywhere.
AZLibrary provides Arizona residents access to thousands of online articles and images from popular magazines, scholarly journals, current newspapers and other reference works. Some services will prompt for your home zip code.
Grolier is a search engine for Encyclopedia Americana, Grolier Multimedia Encyclopedia, The New Book of Knowledge, Neuva enciclopedia Cumbre en linea, The New Book of Popular Science, Lands and Peoples, and America the Beautiful. Other services include a variety of dictionaries and an atlas.
JStor is an archive of nearly 800 scholarly journals. The service provides high-resolution, scanned images of journal issues and pages as they were originally designed, printed, and illustrated.
ARTstor is a digital library of approximately 550,000 images in the areas of art, architecture, the humanities, and social sciences with a set of tools to view, present, and manage images for research and pedagogical purposes.
BrainPOP, available in either English or Spanish, is a producer of educational animated movies for K-12. The company creates original animated movies to explain concepts in a voice and visual style that is accessible, educational and entertaining for both children and adults. The web site contains animations for science, math, English, health, social studies, and technology ideal for grades K-5, though some animations may be appropriate, as well, for higher grade levels.
BrainPOP is only available during school hours.
Rosetta Stone for English
The Rosetta Stone software utilizes a combination of images, text, and sound, with difficulty levels increasing as the student progresses, in order to teach various vocabulary terms and grammatical functions intuitively, without drills or translation. The goal is to teach languages the way children learn their first language.
NOTE: The service is only available to those with an assigned username and password.
TurnItIn is a service to help students and teachers verify that all sources used in written work have been properly documented and that students' work is original. Instructions for use of the service will be provided by the teachers of those classes making use of it.
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