Jordan US History Policy Paper 2016

Books Sources:

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.

Database Sources:

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.


Need Help?

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:

  • Jstor
  • CQ Researcher
  • US History in Context
  • NewsBank

CEHS Library: A Snapshot of 2015

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.

Infographic 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.

Books Talks in iMovie


Each book talk should contain a short introduction, the reading of a passage from the book, and an explanation as to why you chose that passage.

The passage you choose can be one that you find particularly interesting, well written or a good representation of the book as a whole. The passage should take between 45 seconds and a minute to read.

The introduction of your book talk should explain a bit what the book is about and help to set the scene for anyone who listens to your talk.

The final section of your book talk should explain why you chose that passage.

Recording a book talk in iMovie:

The link below has step by step directions on how to create an audio book talk file using iMovie.
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Once your book talk is recorded it will be posted on the library book talk blog.