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

Online Tutoring

Brainfuse Online Tutoring Opens in new windowBrainfuse HelpNow offers live tutor access for homework help, skills building and test preparation where after taking a quiz, users can connect directly to a live tutor from the test center without having to return to the main page. 



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 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

Visit National Geographic Kids

National Geographic Kids allows students to adventure in science, nature, culture, archaeology, and space.

Mission Ebooks

View mission ebooks

Visit the Follett Shelf to view mission ebooks.

Username: missions
Password: missions

Recommended Web Pages


California Missions Resource Center is a comprehensive online resource for historical information on the 21 California missions. Access 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.


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.

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.