Library and Research

The Library provides students with fiction, non-fiction, reference materials and access to the Internet and research databases. It is a great place to find information for a class assignment, type a paper, create a PowerPoint presentation, or select a book to read for your own enjoyment.

Students are welcome to use the library during their study hall or during lunch. Students must obtain a pass for the library at the beginning of the day. Students need to report to their Study Hall teacher first to get their pass signed before arriving at the library. Students are also welcome to use the library before or after school depending on availability of the librarian.

In addition to the books in the library, there is a large selection of databases to use for research. Infohio databases are accessed through User name and passwords for use at home are posted in the library.

Students can use the library’s on-line catalog to find a book or to use the Discovery Portal on the upper right corner to access a general database.  Students can search by subject. There are many help topics available. There are also materials to help develop student habits and basic skills in math, science, history and much more.

Your Librarian is waiting to assist you.  Take some time to explore.

Databases provided by Infohio.

They are available at school or at home.

Biography Reference Bank

Articles about more than a half-million people, most in full text, from around the world, both living and dead.

Digital Video Collection

The Ohio Area Instructional Media Centers Digital Video Collection includes hundreds of digital videos that have been made available at no cost to Ohio K-12 districts.


Articles from more than 6,000 magazines and newspapers are indexed, most in full text, from children's magazines to professional research.

Hispánica Saber: Gran Enciclopedia Hispánica (World Book)

Comprehensive Spanish-language encyclopedia from World Book Inc. and Hispánica Saber. It is written from a Latin American perspective and the content updated monthly.

LearningExpress Library


More than 100 programs to learn, practice and prepare for tests on a variety of subjects in elementary, middle and high school.

Science Online (Facts On File)

Thousands of essays on major topics and issues in science, math and technology, along with illustrations, experiments, activities and biographies.

World Book Student

Encyclopedias with three interfaces: World Book Kids (K-5), World Book Student (6-8) and World Book Advanced (HS and college)

Courses provided by Infohio

Gale Databases

There are also a number of Gale Databases from which you can choose. Click Here to visit their web

Gale Opposing Viewpoints In Context

Gale Opposing Viewpoints in Context is an engaging online experience for those seeking contextual information and opinions on hundreds of today's hottest social issues. Drawing on the acclaimed Greenhaven Press series, the new solution features continuously updated viewpoints, topic overviews, full-text magazines, academic journals, news, primary source documents, statistics, images, videos, audio and links to vetted websites organized into a user-friendly portal experience.

Gale Virtual Reference Library

Gale Virtual Reference Library is a database of encyclopedias, almanacs, and specialized reference sources for multidisciplinary research. These reference materials once were accessible only in the library, but now you can access them online from the library or remotely 24/7. Because each library creates its own eBook collection, the content you see may vary if you use the database at different libraries (your school, your public library, or your office).

Literature Resource Center - LRC

Find up-to-date biographical information, overviews, full-text literary criticism and reviews on nearly 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.

Student Resources In Context

Gale Student Resources In Context is an engaging online experience for those seeking contextual information on a broad range of topics, people, places, and events. The new solution merges Gale's authoritative reference content with full-text magazines, academic journals, news articles, primary source documents, images, videos, audio files and links to vetted websites organized into a user-friendly portal experience combined with new features such as "Search Assist" and quick fact boxes.

Blooms literary reference on-line

We also subscribe to Blooms literary reference on-line.  You can access it here.

You will need a password and user name from the library to access this outside of the library.

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Read about the fascinating lives of world-famous writers—from Aeschylus to Anita Desai, from Ernest Hemingway to Émile Zola.


Study the great works of world literature—from influential novels, poems, and plays to important works of nonfiction.

Watch Harold Bloom Videos

Watch professor Harold Bloom discuss important authors, great works, and literary themes.

The Canon of Literature Explore Harold Bloom's selection of authors and works that represent his Western literary canon.


Other Quick References



Your (includes Spanish and Latin dictionaries). Click Here to Visit

Roget’s Thesaurus


Catholic Encyclopedia

My Catholic Tradition

Global Catholic Network

Catholic Online


Cleveland Public Library

Cuyahoga County Library

Library of Congress

Internet Public Library

Homework Help provided by:
State Library of Ohio


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