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Library Media Center

Ms. Patterson - Teacher Librarian
Mrs. Krause, Paraprofessional
Mrs. Saraceno, Clerk

Open 7-3 each day, except for Tuesday meeting days.

SHS Library Catalog

Search for books and ebooks by title, author, series, genre.

EBooks are available for everyone to read online and/or check out. Students need to create an account to access the EBooks.

Create your own eBook account. Many English books are available in ebook format.

Databases: High Quality Academic Sources @ Your Fingertips 24/7

We subscribe to several databases for research. Preview them in the table below. Follow the direct links. For more information tools, look at the rest of the library pages.

Ask for help! Pick up a brochure updated yearly with a list of databases, links, username & passwords. The same information is available on Google Drive and Google Classroom in the Research class.

ABC-CLIO for Social Studies & Current Events & Health

American Government

American History

Health and Wellness


World History: The Modern Era

Access the main login screen to log in to any of these databases.

PROQUEST - Controversial Issues, eLibrary & Historical Newspapers

eLibrary is a terrific place to begin researching for any assignment.
Research Topics deliver the essential elements on a vast array of people, places, historical events and eras, literary genres, current events, broad curricular themes and much more.

It includes primary and scholarly sources, magazines, newspapers, transcripts and digitized reference book content, images, maps, websites, and videos.

ProQuest Historical Newspapers


Hundreds of currently trending controversial issues are broken down with an introduction, an essential question, and several articles that present the 'pro' and 'con' viewpoints.

INFOBASE for English, History & Videos

America At War Online

America at War Online provides a clear understanding—through videos, words, and pictures—of the violent confrontations that have played so large a role in shaping U.S. history. Significant details from participants are highlighted, and key battles and major innovations in weaponry and tactics are vividly described.

Blooms Literature

Bloom’s Literature is a comprehensive resource for the English class. Edited and curated by Yale University professor Harold Bloom, this database includes thousands of critical essays and discussion questions, plus author biographies and character analyses, full-length poems, the full text of hundreds of reference books, full-length videos of classic plays and films, and more.

Classroom Video on Demand

Classroom Video on Demand offers thousands of top-quality videos and clips across the entire high school curriculum, including life skills and guidance. Imagine how much more interesting the Roaring 20s research project will be when you hear musicians jamming at the Cotton Club!

Issues and Controversies in American History

Issues & Controversies in American History delivers dynamic, concise, and balanced coverage that provides the background, outcome, and contemporary points of view for every major debate and conflict in American history. Presented in a pro/con format that clearly explains both sides of the historical dispute, each article is supported by a timeline and a wealth of primary sources.

CT Digital Reference Library

ResearchIt-ResearchIt is the State of Connecticut digital reference library of top quality databases. Explore lists for elementary, middle and high schools, magazines and newspaper sources.

Encyclopedia Britannica & More

Encyclopedia Britannica

A digital resource of up-to-date, reading level appropriate non-fiction content aligned to the Common Core Standards of Learning.

Southington Library and Museum-The Southington Public Library offers many interesting programs and helpful links. Check out the Virtual Library, online courses, language instruction and more. Visit their page for upcoming events, check in/out books, and more.

Teen Reads-Looking for something to read? Check out all the latest and popular teen reads. While you are visiting the site, celebrate their 20th birthday by reading about exciting events planned.

Teens Top 10 at YALSA - Looking for popular young adult reading ideas? YALSA is part of the American Library Association.