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; 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 videogames 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) and is used for evening Structured Study Hall.

CATALOG: Find Books and Audio-Visual Media
The Library's web 2.0 catalog lets you save searches, create carts, tag materials, write reviews, and much more!

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What's new in the Library? See what new books, eBooks, DVDs and videogames are available in the Library and Media Commons.


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!


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!


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. Various eras in U.S. history include: the Colonial Era, Revolutionary War, the Early Republic, Civil War, Industrialization, the Guilded Age and Progressive Era, World War I, the Great Depression, World War II, the Cold War, the Civil Rights Movement, the Vietnam War, the Era of Detante, and Globalization/Information Age.


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

American History in Video

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 750 of popular educational documentaries (PBS, The History Channel, etc.) This database is hosted by Alexander Street (a ProQuest Company).

Early Encounters in North America

Provides a wide range of primary sources such as diaries, oral accounts, letters, etc. documenting the perspectives of Native Americans and Europeans during their early encounters and interactions. Also provides information about the natural history of North America (land, fauna, and flora) in the 17th and 18th centuries. This database is hosted by Alexander Street (a ProQuest Company).

Encyclopedia of Ancient History

NOTE: This resource will be available soon!

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. The original 13- volume encyclopedia was published in 2012.

Library Contacts

Rita MacAyeal
Director of the Library, Archivist

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

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