Digital Resources

  • What are digital resources?

    HISD Digital Resources are subscription databases and services designed to meet the information needs of students and staff.  

    Users can access the website and search for information that is available in a variety of formats. The following kinds of information can be found in the digital resources:


    • Almanacs
    • Bigraphies
    • eBooks and audiobooks
    • Educational activities/games/videos
    • Magazines, newspapers, and journals
    • Maps and flags
    • Photos, charts, and illustrations
    • Primary source documents
    • Professional development


    Why use digital resources?

    Digital resources are reliable and authoritative sources. There are no advertisements and these resources provide access to information not available elsewhere on the open web. You can search for thousands of items at one time. Most of the resources provide online storage, e-mail capability, standard alignment, citation information, translation features, and reading levels.