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McMahon Library / Media Center

Media Services

To provide a Media Center conducive to curriculum-oriented research supported by a well-informed staff, eager to assist students and faculty in their educational needs is our major goal. As part of our goals we strive to provide selected materials that will develop good, lifelong reading habits with an appreciation of good literature.

Through orientation classes and individual instruction, location and use of Media Center materials and equipment, we hope to teach the value of good research and good study habits.
 

The Media Center is open before, during and after school. Students may come to the center whenever they are free or with the permission of their teacher. The center can also be reserved for a teacher to bring an entire class to do a research project.

Resources For Research

General Research

DeMatha Library Catalog (http://www.library.dematha.org)

ProQuest - ProQuest offers over 2,000 titles, from 1971 to the present, for general reference to advanced subject matter. The database features comprehensive coverage from more than 1,300 full-text scholarly journals and magazines. Premium full-text coverage of The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal is included, plus an additional collection of nearly 70 international, national and regional newspapers.

  • ProQuest Historical Newspapers
  • SIRS Researcher
  • Biology Journals

EbscoHOST - EBSCOhost contains a number of subscription databases which provide access to newspapers, magazines, scholarly journals and trade publications. Databases cover multiple subjects and academic disciplines. Currently enrolled students have access both on campus and remotely.

  • Academic Search Premier
  • MAS Ultra – School Edition
  • MEDLINE

History

American Battlefield Trust (https://www.battlefields.org/)

Educational Tools

Kahn Academy (https://www.khanacademy.org/)

College Board SAT and SAT Subject Tests (https://research.collegeboard.org/programs/sat)

Quizlet (https://quizlet.com/)

Book Collections Online (https://onlinebooks.library.upenn.edu/)

Science

National Academy of Science-Engineering- Medicine (http://needtoknow.nas.edu/)

Geography

National Geographic (https://www.nationalgeographic.com/)

Seterra Online (https://online.seterra.com)

Languages

Math

Environment

Social Studies

Economics

Biology

FAO Fishfinder (http://www.fao.org/fishery/fishfinder/en)

MarLIN - Marine Life Information Network (UK) (https://www.marlin.ac.uk/index.)

Miscellaneous

Pew Charitable Trust (https://www.pewtrusts.org)