For Students


Research Resources

To assist students with projects on California’s history, arts and culture of diversity, research resources organized by topic are provided at the links below. 


State History

California Mission Resource Center
A comprehensive resource for teachers & students on the 21 Missions

California State Archives
Online Minerva catalog available to search the state’s permanent records & other contents on state history

California State Library 
Resources on the state’s official symbols plus online exhibits & searchable collections on history, art & various state ephemera

California State Parks
Official site of State Parks with many historical sites & museums

California Historical Society
Online searchable database of exhibits, collections & library materials

Online Archive of California
Searchable primary resource with over 20,000 collections from over 200 institutions including libraries, archives, historical societies, museums & collections from 10 University of California campuses

Society of California Pioneers
Searchable database with historical information & photographs

Virtual Museum of San Francisco
Documents & information on the history of San Francisco & California