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Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Library - Beverly Griffin, Librarian

  Beverly Griffin-Librarian     Donna Morabito-Library Assistant  Phone: (914) 528-0600 Ext. 257  
Welcome to the Lakeland High School Library!

Oasis Library Catalog - look up what we have in this library! 
DATABASES:  If you have any issues about accessing or using our databases, please speak with Ms. Griffin.  You will get a list of passwords from your teacher or the library.  Ms. Griffin can also help you with your MLA 8th Edition citations and with completing your Works Cited page.  Make an appointment with her as needed.

The following are a list of databases that have been most useful to our students.  Because there seems to be an issue with our school links (which come thru BOCES) use the 24/7 link below and look for the databases that are suggested.  They should be in alphabetical order.

24/7  BOCES Resource Library  This links to all the databases that LHS subscribes to.  You have been given passwords specific to this school for home use.  Remember that if the blue & white rectangle comes up asking for a username and password, it is...  (not the password for the database but the general LHS password).

I suggest that you do not use either Gale Newsstand or the National Newspaper Index on 24/7 as these will only give you abstracts - not full text articles.  

  • Academic One Source for peer-reviewed, full-text articles from the world's leading journals and reference sources, including up-to-date New York Times. Covers  physical science, technology, medicine, social science, the arts, literature and other subjects.
  • Annals of American History Online  Explore the rich and varied history of the United States through speeches, historical accounts, memoirs, poems, images, and multimedia.
  • Bloom's Literary reference online  Study the great works of literature - and their authors.  Includes literary topics and themes.
  • Career Cruising Springboard  A good place to go to get information on careers for either an economics project or, for some of you, your senior thesis paper! 
  • CQ Researcher explores each week, in depth, a single "hot" issue ranging from social and teen issues to environment, health, education and science & technology.  
  • General OneFile     A one-stop source for news and periodical articles on a wide range of topics: business, computers, current events, economics, education, environmental issues, health care, hobbies, humanities, law, literature and art, politics, science, social science, sports, technology, and many general interest topics.  
  • Issues & Controversies on File   Summarizes current issues and controversies in political, economic, social and scientific areas.  Each topic is accompanied by primary source bibliographic information.    A starting place for issues.
  • Magill's Literature      This database includes literary works with reviewed critical analyses and brief plot summaries.
  • MAS ULTRA (MAS ULTRA)   Has current events and explores social and political issues, scientific discoveries and other popular topics.
  • Opposing Viewpoints source for information on social issues utilizing viewpoint articles, topic overviews, statistics, primary documents, links to websites,  and magazine and newspaper articles. A starting place for issues.
  •  Proquest  provides an online subscription service containing summaries from over 3,000 publications, including periodicals and newspapers. Full-text coverage available for hundreds of select titles, including The New York Times and Wall Street Journal.
  • Research in Context (used to be under "Discovery")   includes biographies, articles and overviews, criticism, primary source documents, multimedia and more. 
  •  SIRS Researcher, Government Reporter, & Renaissance   Useful for topics about historical events or personages.  Contains the pro/con issue section that is organized for you at the top of the page under "Pro Vs. Con."  Click on "more issues" for a comprehensive list of topics.  Great place to start looking for thesis topics!   A starting place for issues.

(1) MLA 8th Edition now requires URL's on your Works Cited list.
(2) You need to click on "Cite" or "Citation Tools" -
icons within an article - and choose the MLA 8th Edition format to see exactly how your citation should look. Copy the citation into a document.  Then you can organize your list for your "Works Cited" page later.  Some databases have not switched over to MLA 8 yet and  will give you only the MLA 7th Edition format.  Make sure you grab the URL while you are there.

If you have any questions, please stop by to see Ms. Griffin.

last updated: 04/24/17