Humboldt Educational Resource Center (HERC)

HERC Digital Services

The HERC facility is currently closed, but you can reach us for support at or by calling (707)445-7074.

Destiny library catalog

Username: last name

Password: patron number

Search print and hands-on collection available for checkout from the HERC.
California Streaming link

Username: email Password: patron number

Our new educational video streaming service. California Streaming is the only K-12 education community-owned and maintained multimedia provider featuring copy-right free and subscription-based video and audio on-demand, images, print resources, and even podcasts.
Click here for a tutorial on getting started with California Streaming.
Gale student research database link

Login: Select school URL

Two databases for student research featuring high quality informational content, citation support and Google alignment; Kid Infobits (K-5) and Research in Context (6-12).
Click here for a tutorial on getting started with Gale.
Teaching Books link

Username: hcoe; Password: teachingbooksk12

Suite of instructional resources that enrich the fiction and nonfiction books read by children and young adults.
Encyclopedia Britannica link

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Encyclopedia Britannica is the publisher known for the classic reference compendium of summary informational articles on a wide range of subjects. This online library database from Britannica is aimed at the digital classroom. The entries are in English and specially designed at different reading levels, allowing students to move easily to material of higher or lower comprehension levels as needed for K-6, middle school and high school: Levels 1, 2 and 3 respectively.
Britannica Escolar link

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Britannica Escolar provides similar content as Britannica School for K-6 and middle school in Spanish. Escolar articles are original works, not translations.
ProQuest database suite link

Username: 1RITZIN7

Password: 901Myrtle*

CultureGrams has concise cultural information on countries around the world.
ProQuest Central Student
This database of millions of articles from more than 10,000 full-text scholarly journals provides information in science, technology, education, social sciences, humanities and news. Multidisciplinary; K-12
eLibrary consists of general reference aggregation of periodical and digital media content with editorial guidance for novice researchers to help them choose research topics and find authoritative information to support research claims.
SIRS Discoverer
SIRS Discoverer consists of selected content for beginning researchers, especially elementary and middle school students and educators, and it’s helpful for elementary and middle school educators and students for reliable age-appropriate content for classwork, homework and research assignments.
SIRS Issues Researcher
Examining over 360 complex issues , SIRS Issues Researcher is a curriculum-aligned database of content geared to middle and high school students and educators, with a focus on current and relevant analysis of today’s most important controversial issues.
Research Companion
Information literacy modules. Research Companion tools and tutorials help guide students through the research process, helping develop critical thinking in information literacy skills.
School & Educators Complete (aka eBooks by ProQuest)
The eBook subscription database of over 12,000 titles allows school libraries to grow by expanding their catalog of electronic books. Access to full-text electronic books supports learning in multiple subject areas – from science to social studies – as well as aligning with the Common Core standards.



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