Welcome to the Humboldt Educational Resource Center!
In partnership with local schools and districts, HERC manages a large collection of circulating resources and offers online subscriptions to support student learning. HERC staff assist patrons with selections and the HERC Courier transports materials to and from school sites on a weekly basis.
Whatever your classroom needs are, HERC has something for you. Check out our website or stop by after school to get assistance from one of our friendly staff members!
Fall 2020 Hours
The HERC is currently closed to the public. Curbside Service is available by appointment.
Phone: (707) 445-7074
Coming April 2021
For help accessing any of the resources below, fill out our Login Information Request Form.
Cengage Gale – Student Research Databases
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).
California Streaming – Licensed Educational Video Database
Our 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.
Suite of instructional resources that enrich the fiction and nonfiction books read by children and young adults.
Encyclopedia Brittanica School
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 provides similar content as Britannica School for K-6 and middle school in Spanish. Escolar articles are original works, not translations.
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 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.
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.
HERC Curbside Service
Updated November 23, 2020
Although the HERC facility is closed to the public, we continue to take orders over the phone and through email. Please contact us if you’d like to reserve materials or make a purchase from our Teacher Center, and we will schedule a time for your visit.
Although die cutting is not available at this time, we may be able to pull other supplies (butcher paper, borders, name tags, etc.) if you call us ahead of time.
HERC accepts cash, check, or an approved school charge account (you may want to verify your organization is approved for 2020-21 before stopping by).
We appreciate your patience and flexibility as we adapt to the times, and look forward to seeing you soon. Please contact us at 707-445-7074 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
HERC Librarian Services
HCOE employs a credentialed library media specialist (sometimes known as a “teacher librarian”) to serve schools and their libraries all around the county. Whether at the school, district or county level, teacher librarians serve in multiple roles: information specialists, school library program managers, and instructional partners.
Contact us today for support with educational technology, media and information literacy skills, the research process, college and career readiness, best practice in school library programs and nurturing a balanced reading program.