Sign in to the library from study hall using the Google Form below. You will need to sign in every time you come to the library.
- What is a database?
- How is the information in a database different that the information on a website?
- How are the search methods used in database searching different than internet searching?
Search our library CATALOG to find books available here at CEHS.
Keyword searches will be the most helpful at this early stage in your research.
If you cannot find a relevant title that is owned by the CEHS Library and Learning Commons you can inter-library loan a title from the University of Maine System. A link to the UMaine library catalog can be found HERE.
Don’t forget about the Gale Virtual Reference Library. This is a virtual library of research books owned by CEHS. These books can be read online or downloaded to your iPad for digital note taking.
The library databases can be found HERE. Or by clicking Information Sources > For the High School in the CEHS Library website menu.
Databases are available at home by using the passwords provided on the database page of the library website. You will need to log in with your school email account to see the list.
When searching a database it is a good idea to start with an advanced search. Advanced searches allow you to customize your search in a way that is not possible with a basic search. You can add multiple search terms and limit your results by year published with an advanced search.
Database searching is a bit different than using a search engine. Click the image to the left for some database searching tips.
Keep a list of the keywords and combinations of keywords you search. Take note of the ones your are the most successful with and reuse these in different databases. This will help streamline your research.
Some Databases to try for the policy paper:
- CQ Researcher
- US History in Context
Library Catalog – Called “Library Search” on student iPads, used to search for books in the CEHS library collection
Databases – Filled with copyrighted information such as book chapters, magazine articles, newspaper articles. These articles are already proven as reliable sources and do not have to be evaluated like web sources.
There are 5 major things to look at when evaluating a website:
- Content and Accuracy
- Purpose of site
You will be assigned a number by Ms. Young. Please download the corresponding scavenger hunt from below. The scavenger hunt will download to your iPad as a Pages document. Open it in Pages and work with your partner or group to find and answer to each question. The first team to answer all the questions correctly wins a prize.
Take a look at the infographic GIF below for some statistics on how the Cape Elizabeth High School Library and Learning Commons was used in 2015.
Take a look at the infographic GIF above for some statistics on how the Cape Elizabeth High School Library and Learning Commons was used in 2015.