Have you tried the online databases at school?
Remember to pick up the sheet with the passwords for at home use.
Student Resources in Context is a database that includes many Gale databases in one site. It is the location to search contemporary magazines and newspapers. The Discovering Collection has been incorporated into this database.
Opposing Viewpoints in Context provides information on social issues drawing from books, magazine and newspaper articles, and even links to websites.
Gale Virtual Reference Library is our e-book collection. You will locate some of the important reference books used everyday in the library. Here is a partial list:
American Decades 10 Volumes
American Decades: Primary Sources 10 volumes
Bowling, Beatniks and Bell Bottoms: Pop Culture of 20th Century America 5 volumes
Dictionary of American History, 3rd edition 10 volumes
Encyclopedia of Clothing and Fashion 3 volumes
Encyclopedia of Food and Culture 3 volumes
Roaring Twenties Reference Library 2 volumes
UXL American Decades 11 volumes
Literary Themes for Students: Race and Prejudice 2 volumes
Novels for Students Vols. 1-24
Poetry for Students Vols. 1-16
Short Stories for Students Vols. 1-16
Global Issues in Context
Global Issues in Context offers international viewpoints on a broad spectrum of global issues, topics, and current events. Featured are hundreds of continuously updated issue and country portals that bring together a variety of specially selected, highly relevant sources for analysis of social, political, military, economic, environmental, health, and cultural issues. Each of these gateway pages includes an overview, unique "perspectives" articles written by local experts, reference, periodical, primary source and statistical information. Rich multimedia - including podcasts, video, and interactive graphs - enhance each portal. Use Browse Issues and Topics, Country Finder, Basic Search or Advanced Search to explore the database.
Literature Resource Center
Find up-to-date biographical information, overviews, full-text literary criticism and reviews on more than 130,000 writers in all disciplines, from all time periods and from around the world. The optional MLA International Bibliography module adds citations for hundreds of thousands of books, articles and dissertations from 1926 to the present, linked to full text where available.
There are three databases included in SIRS Knowledge Source:
1. SIRS Researcher is a general reference database with thousands of full-text articles exploring social, scientific, health, historic, economic, business, political and global issues.
2. SIRS Government Reporter is the one source for current and historic government documents; landmark and recent U.S. Supreme Court decisions; facts on federal departments, agencies, elected leaders; and more.
3. SIRS Renaissance includes current perspectives on the Arts and Humanities. Subjects include music, literature, film, performing arts, culture, architecture, philosophy, religion and the visual arts.
4. Be sure to check the Leading Issues section of SIRS for pro-con information.
(Use the Library Applications folder--select appropriate icon)
Select from the five databases in this program:
1. American Government
2. American History
3. World Geography
4. World History: Ancient to Medieval
5. World History: Modern
6. US at War
Salem Medical Guide and Salem Psychology and Mental Health:
Inventors and Inventions
Music and Composers of the 20th Century
Encyclopedia of Global Warming
PA Power Library (use icon on desktop in the library applications folder for school)
Access to the many programs in this database are available at school and at home. At home, you will need to have a public library card and will access the programs from the library's website. If you live in Hatboro and have a Hatboro library card: http://www.hatborogov.com/library.html