Sycamore High School's library is great resource for help with research, finding a good book to read, or simply need a place to work, visit the library.
The SHS book catalog allows you to search the inventory of print books, ebooks, and references. To learn more about the SHS Book Catalog and how to use it, please watch the SHS Book Catalog tutorial video from Mr. Anderson.
In addition, students have access to the Axis360 Book Catalog, giving them access to additional ebooks and audio books. To learn more about Axis360 Book Catalog, please watch the Axis360 tutorial video from Mr. Anderson.
Through the Gale Power Search, you are able to search all of the Gale databases all at once.
To learn more how to use the Gale PowerSearch, please watch the Gale PowerSearch tutorial video from Mr. Anderson. For additional information on how to search the individual databases, please watch the individual database tutorial video from Mr. Anderson.
- Global Issues in Context
- Student Resources in Context
- Opposing Viewpoints
- Science in Context
- U.S. History in Context
- World History in Context
- Literature Resource Center
Global Issues in Context Integrating news, global viewpoints, reference materials, country information, primary source documents, videos, statistics, and more in a single search—Global Issues In Context is updated daily and offers 250 different country topic pages and more than 400 Issue pages. Exclusive to Global Issues In Context, Global Issues Viewpoints contains more than 3,000 exclusive commentaries that provide background and guidance on significant topics.
Student Resources in Context allows students to access news content including full-text newspapers and periodicals like The Economist, The New York Times, National Geographic, Newsweek, Popular Science, Smithsonian, and more. Empower learning with hundreds of thousands of images, videos, and audio selections that include archival film clips, broadcast video, BBC News, New York Times video, and NPR.
Opposing Viewpoints is a cross-curricular research database that supports science, social studies, current events, and language arts classes while covering current social issues. Informed, differing views help students develop critical-thinking skills and draw their own conclusions. Viewpoints pages bring balance and perspective to every controversy using targeted arguments from recognized subject-matter experts and respected journalistic sources, combined with reference articles, interactive maps, and infographics. Some notable titles include The New York Times, Newsweek, Foreign Policy, and Commentary.
U.S. History In Context is an engaging online experience for those seeking contextual information on hundreds of the most significant people, events and topics in U.S. History. Topics range from the arrival of Vikings in North America all to the way to the first stirrings of the American Revolution and on through the Civil Rights movement, 9/11, and the War on Terror.
Content includes reference works, news and periodical articles, and more than 5,000 rare and vital primary source documents that range from slave journals to presidential papers.
World History in Context combines notable primary and secondary historical sources and multimedia. Information reaches back nearly 5,000 years to chronicle the rise and fall of cultures and societies across all continents and eras. Rare primary sources combine with reliable references to put content into context for every learner.
Literature Resource Center is a comprehensive literature database offering a broad and representative range of authors and their works including a deep collection of full-text critical and literary analysis. The database provides researchers evidence to support their literary responses and thesis statements through a diversity of scholars and critics that ensure all views and perspectives are represented. Researchers are able to 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.
To learn more how to use the EbscoHost Databases, please watch the EBSCOhost Databases tutorial from Mr. Anderson.
ERIC - Educational Resources Information Center provides access to education literature and resources. The database contains more than 1.3 million records and provides access to information from journals included in the Current Index of Journals in Education and Resources in Education Index.