Library

The primary goal of the Library is to assist students in developing 21st century research and media literacy skills. Students receive formal media literacy instruction through the Seminar Program, as well as integrated within the classroom across curricular areas.

The Library provides the school community a wide array of electronic and physical media collections. Students have mobile access to online research tools including: scholarly research databases; newspaper and magazine article databases; subject-specific guides to web resources; eBooks; streaming video; bibliographic citation programs; and the digital school archives. Students may also borrow physical media including: print books and magazines, DVDs, and video games. Print books and magazines are located in the Library Reading Room, while DVDs and video games are located in the J. C. Cowart Media Commons. The Library is open during the academic day Monday through Friday (8:00 AM to 4:00 PM).

CATALOG: Find Books and Audio-Visual Media
The Library's web 2.0 catalog lets you save searches, create carts, tag materials, write reviews, renew your books and much more! Login to the catalog with your student ID (PIN is student ID without leading digit).

What's new in the Library? See what new books, eBooks, DVDs and video games were recently added in the Library and Media Commons.


LibGuides

Research assistance, subject guides, and useful resources compiled by your friendly library media staff. Know what we know - find it in LibGuides!

Global Issues in Context (Gale)

Articles, videos, mp3s, and other multimedia content. Framed by a global perspective to help you understand global issues, conflicts, and events.

World History in Context (Gale)

Articles, maps, primary source documents, video and audio covering over 5000 years of world history from antiquity to the present.

General One File (Gale)

Intuitive interface and more than 7,000 full text magazines, academic journals, and newspapers. Includes New York Times from 1985 to today's edition!

JSTOR

Used by millions for research, teaching, and learning. With more than two thousand academic journals and over 1 million images, letters, and other primary sources, JSTOR isone of the world's most trusted sources for academic content!

The Journal Science

Preeminent scientific publication. Peer-reviewed articles, science news, and other multimedia content.

Palgrave Dictionary of Economics

The definitive resource for a new generation of economists. Contains all content originally published in 4-volume print edition plus archival materials, economics news, blogs, and more!

ProQuest Newspaper Archives

Newspaper archives going back to the mid 19th century. Includes:

  • New York Times (1851 - 2008)
  • Washington Post (1877 - 1995)
  • Wall Street Journal (1889 - 1994)
  • Chicago Tribune Historic (1849 - 1988)
  • Los Angeles Times (1881 - 1988)
  • Boston Globe (1872-1927)
  • Atlanta Journal Constitution (1868 - 1945)
  • Chicago Defender (1910 - 1975)

Chicago Tribune

Chicago Tribune articles from 1985 to today. Access provided by ProQuest.

America’s Historical Newspapers

Newspaper archives dating from 1690-2000. Provides a timeline and topic search, covering issues and events, discoveries, major historical figures, and literature.

Noodletools

Auto-generate bibliographies and manage research projects by virtual notecards.

American History in Video (Alexander Street)


Over 2000 hours of streaming video related to all areas of U.S. History. Includes footage primarily from the 1890s to the 1980s, as well as popular educational documentaries.

Early Encounters in North America (Alexander Street)


Provides a wide range of primary sources documenting the perspectives of Native Americans and Europeans during their early encounters and interactions. Also provides information about the natural history of North America in the 17th and 18th centuries.

Encyclopedia of Ancient History (Wiley)

Provides a searchable comprehensive collection of current scholarship on the ancient Mediterranean world, covering the late Bronze Age through the seventh century CE. The information covers all Mediterranean civilizations, including the Near East and Egypt.

Illinois Digital Newspapers Collection (University of Illinois)

This collection contains 115 newspaper titles, over 135,000 issues comprising over 1.4 million pages and over 6.8 million articles. The Illinois Newspaper Project is funded by the NEA and administered by the Library of Congress.

Library Contacts


Rita MacAyeal
Director of the Library, Archivist
847-615-3273


Ashley Kolovitz
Assistant Director of Academic Technology, Assistant Director of Stuart Center for Global Leadership

Contact Us

1500 West Kennedy Road
Lake Forest, IL 60045
(847) 615-3210

powered by finalsite