The Monterey Park Bruggemeyer Library provides excellent resources to assist students and their parents with school projects. The following e-books and websites offer a great place to start your research.


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Britannica School Edition offers thousands of up-to-date, curated, and curriculum-relevant articles, images, videos audio clips, primary sources, maps, and research tools for K-12 students.
Britannica School Guide for Students
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Britannica Escolar is a Spanish-language resource for native speakers, bilingual students, and students learning Spanish that provides access to thousands of articles, images, videos, maps, and tables.
Britannica Escolar Video en Espanol

Mission E-Books

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Recommended Web Pages

CaMissionResourceCenter Opens in new windowCalifornia Missions Resource Center is a comprehensive online resource for historical information on the 21 California missions. The website contains important key facts, images, historic drawings, slide-shows, architectural drawings of the churches, an illustrated description and history of native Californians, and other reference materials for each mission. The Ask the Expert section contains answers to specific questions and allows students to submit their own questions. 

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MissionTour: A Virtual Tour of the California Missions provides virtual tours of all of the 21 California missions, complete with history, full-color photographs and descriptions, and the hours and contact information for each of the missions. 

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California Mission Studies Association (CMSA) is a scholarly association dedicated to the research and preservation of the California missions. Their website contains an illustrated glossary of terms, contact information for the missions, and an extensive website bibliography with links to additional information about the missions and native Californians.

Social Studies Fact Cards logo Opens in new windowSocial Studies Fact Cards provides access to research resources designed for students in grades 4 through 8. The topics covered by Fact Cards are those California, United States, and World topics included in the social studies curriculum in California. 

State facts for students

State Facts for Students provides kid friendly census information about each state, including data about kids, as well as a variety of other facts selected to appeal to young students.