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 high quality digital resources to support student learning. HERC staff assist patrons with selections and the HERC courier transports materials to and from most 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!

Contact Us

Phone: (707) 445-7074
Email: herc@hcoe.org

Teacher Resources

For help accessing any of the resources below, fill out our Login Information Request Form.

HERC Exclusives

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Destiny – HERC Library Catalog (books and hands-on materials for check-out)

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

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California Streaming – Licensed Educational Video Database

Our educational video streaming service, California Streaming, is the only K-12 multimedia provider created by teachers for teachers featuring licensed educational video on-demand, as well as audio, images, print resources, primary sources, teaching guides, and more.

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Cengage Gale – Student Research Databases

We offer two academic databases for student research featuring high quality informational content, citation support and seamless alignment with Google and NoodleTools; Elementary in Context (K-5) and Middle School in Context (6-12).

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Noodle Tools

Our newest digital resource is a research management platform where students can build accurate bibliographies, organize notes, outline topics, and begin the writing process. Teachers can provide direct feedback and monitor group work. Recommended for grades 3 and up.

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HERC Teacher Workroom

The Teacher Workroom features self-service, nominal cost access to equipment and supplies for all kinds of education-related projects. Helpful HERC Staff can help you learn how to make the most of these resources.

Courtesy of the California State Library

 (For all K-12 schools – read more here)

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

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Encyclopedia Britannica 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.

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Britannica Escolar

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

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Gale Interactive: Science
Gale in Context: Environmental Studies

Gale Science Resources

Gale provides 3 science eLearning resources: Gale Presents: National Geographic Kids, Gale Interactive: Science, and Gale in Context: Environmental Studies.

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ProQuest Suite

A collection of libraries and databases for students and teachers