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Britannica School

Resources Offered by Britannica School

California State Library, founded 1850, preserving our heritage, shaping our futureBritannica School logoWelcome to Britannica School and Escolar!

You now have access to both sites, courtesy of the California State Library.

Britannica School is 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.

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


Below are some key information to help you get started:



Use the username and password combination below for all OFF CAMPUS access:

Username: glendale
Password: gusd


Create an Individual "My Britannica" Account
(Save & Share Content)

  1. While already in the product (you see the 3 trees), click 'Sign In to My Britannica' at the top right of the screen.
  2. Click 'Create an Account' and enter the requested information.
  3. Create a unique username/password (different from your school log-in).
  4. Choose if you're an Educator or Student, click 'Create Account' and your personal account will be created.