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Learning Commons

MHHS Learning Commons
Welcome to the heart of our learning community!

The Learning Commons is the physical and virtual collaborative learning hub of Mountain House High School

where all are teachers AND learners working collaboratively toward creating knowledge and innovation.

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Encyclopaedia Britannica

A comprehensive interactive resource for research and learning for grades K-12.

Includes correlations to California Content Standards and other valuable teacher resources. 

Elementary  Middle  High Escolar

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One-stop resources for books you are reading and teaching, including author and illustrator interviews, and lesson plans.



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CultureGrams SIRS Discover SIRS Issues Researcher elibrary Guided Research Edition

elibrary Database Edition ProQuest Central Student ProQuest Research Companion Ebook Central

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v Use the "Off-Campus Access" links below when accessing from non-school locations v

    • CultureGrams Off-Campus Access - Concise social, cultural, and political information on countries, U.S. states, and provinces around the world. (Grades 3-12)
    • SIRS Discoverer Off-Campus Access - A general reference database providing safe, reliable, curriculum-aligned content and features for use by students and educators. (Grades 3-9)
    • SIRS Issues Researcher Off-Campus Access - Pros and cons on 360+ (and growing) complex social issues with relevant, credible information that tells the whole story on the major questions of the day. (Grades 6+)
    • eLibrary Guided Research Off-Campus Access - Guided Research edition delivers one of the largest general reference collections of periodical and digital media content including more than 11,000 Research Topics (Grades 6+)
    • eLibrary Database Edition Off-Campus Access - Database Edition General reference aggregation of periodical and digital media content with editorial guidance for novice researchers. (Grades 6+)
    • Central Student Edition Off-Campus Access - designed to bring instant results to users across thousands of journals, magazines, newspapers, videos, reports, and more. This resource brings together some of ProQuest's most used databases in education, humanities, psychology, science, social sciences, and news. (Grades 9+, IB, AP, College Prep)
    • Research Companion Off-Campus Access - a self-guided product that supports information literacy, writing, and research skills instruction. (Grades 8+)
    • Ebook Central Off-Campus Access - provides authoritative, full-text e-books in a wide range of subject areas along with powerful tools to find, use, and manage the information. (Grades 9+, IB, AP, College Prep)

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  EBSCO Databases EBSCO eBooks High School Edition Explora for Educators Explora for High Schools  
  History Reference Center Literary Reference Center Plus Points of View Reference Center Science Reference Center  
  • EBSCO Databases - Search engine for thirteen databases: Academic Search Premier, Consumer Health Reference eBook Collection, eBook Collection (EBSCOhost), Education Research Complete, ERIC, History Reference eBook Collection, Literary Reference eBook Collection, MAS Complete, MAS Reference eBook Collection, MasterFILE Reference eBook Collection, Newspaper Source Plus, Science Reference eBook Collection, TOPICsearch
  • EBSCO eBooks High School Collection - Contains more than 11,000 e-books that support a quality learning experience across all academic subject areas, including history, language, literature, science and technology. Content includes a selection of classic literary works, important historical documents and general reference materials. The collection also features a selection of teacher resources to support educators and administrators. 
  • Explora for Educators - Focuses on the needs of teachers and librarians offering professional development resources, lesson plans, research guides, and curriculum standards.
  • Explora for High Schools - The place to find find magazine articles, book chapters, biographies, primary source documents, images, videos and more on thousands of topics covering a wide range of subjects
  • History Reference Center - Contains thousands of reliable resources, including primary source documents, biographies, photos, maps and more, to help you complete your historical research.
  • Literary Reference Center - Provides the world's most extensive, relevant and reliable information on thousands of authors and their works across literary disciplines and time frames.
  • Points of View Reference Center - Contains resources that present diverse perspectives on important issues and events, to better understand controversial issues and craft persuasive arguments, both in speech and in writing.
  • Science Reference Center - Provides reliable information on thousands of topics; learn about earth and space sciences, energy and power, health and fitness, forensic science, life sciences, mathematics, nutrition, physics, technology, wildlife and more.