WEB CATALOG AND ELECTRONIC DATABASES
LIBRARY RESOURCES: WEB CATALOG AND ELECTRONIC DATABASES
Click on the link above that says "Web Catalog" to start exploring our catalog, Destiny. You can find regular books in our library as well as e-books. Log in using your FUSD Google username and password in order to access the e-books, save a list of books you want to read later, and more. Students: your login is the first part of your FUSD Google account (everything before the @), and your password is your student ID number. Teachers, please contact a librarian for your password.
E-Library: ProQuest Database #1
See a librarian for a username and password to access this database. E-library is good for all research topics, and offers an option in the Advanced Search to narrow your search to academic journals only. MLA Citations in eLibrary are NOT MLA8; they will be updated after December 2017.
Sirs Researcher: ProQuest Database #2
See a librarian for a username and password to access this database. SIRS Researcher is built around social issues, so it will be especially useful for WIP, QUEST, and Social Studies. MLA Citations in SIRS are in the updated MLA8 format.
EBSCOHost Academic Search:
A multidisciplinary database providing thousands of full-text sources. This is one of the best databases for academic journals for benchmarks and other scholarly research projects. IMPORTANT: CLICK "SELECT ALL" AT THE TOP OF THE SCREEN BEFORE CLICKING "CONTINUE." MLA Citations in all EBSCO databases are in the updated MLA8 format.
Science Reference Center:
An EBSCO database featuring reliable information on life sciences, physical sciences, math, and technology, including over 200 science periodicals, 275,000 images, 2,900 biographies, and 500 science videos. Great place to research for the Change Project and for Science classes at all levels.
History Reference Center:
An EBSCO database for both American history (both U.S. and Gov. classes) and world history. Includes 640,000 articles from peer-reviewed academic journals, 74,000 primary source documents, 81,000 biographies, 2,000 full-text reference books, encyclopedias and non-fiction books, and 44,000 images and over 80 hours of video.
Literary Reference Center
An EBSCO database about authors and literature, containing biographical information on authors, full text of classic works, and analysis of various works, literary movements, and genres.
Explora for High Schools
An EBSCO database designed for high school students and educators, this is a user-friendly way to look up articles and facts for research papers, class projects or homework. Does NOT include EBSCO's academic journal database. Not ideal for QUEST.
Like Explora, user-friendly interface, but with academic journals.
Points of View Reference Center:
An EBSCO database designed around controversial current issues. A good place for the WIP and QUEST benchmarks as well as any debatable current topic in History, Science, English, etc. Covers over 400 topics, presenting an overview, point, counterpoint, and guide to critical analysis along with related information, including articles and images.
E-Book Library: Follett Shelf
IHS has e-books inside our library catalog that you can read on any mobile device or computer! Click on the "Web Catalog" link at the top of this page, and then click the icon on the left toolbar that says "Follett Shelf." Your login is the first part of your FUSD Google account (everything before the @), and your password is your student ID number. See a librarian for help.
RESOURCES BEYOND IHS LIBRARY
Alameda County Public Library Databases
We have access to ProQuest and EBSCO databases at IHS, but through the public library, you have access to hundreds of databases! If you don't have a library card, CLICK HERE FOR AN E-CARD. Then visit: http://www.aclibrary.org/atoz/all to access databases. There are many choices. BIOGRAPHIES IN CONTEXT and OPPOSING VIEWPOINTS are two of the most useful public library databases for Irvington projects. Ask a librarian if you need help. You can also get these databases via an app on your smartphone. Ask a librarian FMI.
This up-to-date online encyclopedia includes articles at different reading levels and links to multimedia resources and websites.
Username: fremont Password: student
Our favorite MLA bibliography resource! From Purdue University, Indiana. Updated to the new MLA 8th Edition.
MLA CITATION GENERATORS: Citation generators can be helpful, but they make a lot of mistakes, and you also have to use your own brain to check those citations. Since there is a new MLA format (8th edition), if you use citation generators, make sure they are using the MLA Handbook 8th Edition.
In Easy Bib, make sure "MLA8" is selected: http://www.easybib.com/
Another possibility is Citation Machine, where you need to click on "MLA" and then it will be in MLA8: http://www.citationmachine.net/