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Library Databases

  • Introducing Overdrive. To access our collection of ebooks for downloading to your Nook, Kindle or other portable device, please use this link
  • Theology classes, use this link for the New American Bible.
  • Class pages are located at libguides, you can reach the main page here

For access from the school network, simply click on the links below. Home access requires a username and password for each database. You may obtain this information from the library desk. Simply look for a pamphlet entitled A Brief Reference Guide, which has all the necessary information.  Ask Mrs Gates if you are having trouble using them.

  • ABC-CLIO Databases -These databases are mainly historical covering World History and Geography, American Government, Geography and History.
  • Carroll Card Catalog – Gives you access to materials available to you for loans. It also contains links to ebooks and recommended websites.
  • e-Library – Contains periodicals, newspapers, reference books and some video/audio clips..
  • EBSCO Host – Use this database for magazines, journals and reference books. There are separate indexes for the Social Sciences, Science and the Humanities. Use this too for information about Health, Education and Business.
  • EBSCO eBooks – This is a collection of 5,600 eBooks that you may borrow and download to your own personal device.
  • Britannica – This is the Encyclopedia Britannica, use this for reference.
  • Gale Virtual Reference Library – Contains the contents of print reference books such as The New Catholic Encyclopedia, Gale Encyclopedia of Science and The Encyclopedia of World Biography.
  • Literature Resource Center – Look here for all things literary.
  • Noodle Tools – Use this citation maker for perfect MLA bibliographies and to take notes while you do it.
  • Oxford Art Online – Downloadable art images and information about art as the name implies.
  • Oxford Music Online – Music from the Stone Age to Broadway and Rock
  • Oxford Core Reference – Gives you definitions and brief entries about almost anything.
  • Power Library Network – Check this out for all databases and catalogs supplied by the state. Don’t have a library card, don’t worry you can get one here.
  • ProQuest Central – Provides coverage from more than 2,000 newspapers, magazines, journals and reference works.
  • – This site offers royalty free music for use with powerpoints and videos for educational use.
  • Decades – Covers 20th Century American Pop Culture and history.
  • Salem Press – Provides a series of books called Great Lives from History and Great Events from History.

Local Public Library Systems

The following are links to local public library systems as well as to the Library of Congress and the Internet Public Library.  Use the local links for access to the Power Library.  Use the Library of Congress to see the amazing American Memory site and if you really need to speak to a librarian try the Internet Public Library where there is online help available in real time.

Recommended Internet Sites for Students




  • Bio Online – There are a lot of good links here especially under the heading Research and Education on the home page. A good site for biotechnology.
  • Pharmaceutical Information Network – Information on prescription drugs.

Books and Libraries

  • ACCESS PA Catalog – This is a union list run by the state of Pennsylvania. It literally contains more then 4 million holdings and locations for books.
  • Information Please – Almanac Everything that is in an almanac and more including maps
  • Internet Public Library – Reference help is available here, there is a real-time connection available to a librarian.
  • Library of Congress – Check out Thomas for legislative information and American Memory




Further Ed. and College Planning

  • CollegeNet – This site provides a searchable database of over 2,000 universities and colleges

Geography, Government and History

Theology and Religion

World Languages