Jr.-Sr. High School Library Media Center

Databases and Catalogs

OPALS (Online Public Access Catalog) Search for books online by title, author, subject, and more.

C.I.D.E.R.
C.I.D.E.R. stands for Catalog for Information Discovery and Educational Resources.

Search for Success

First Search – OCLC Online Computer Library Center, Inc
FirstSearch offers electronic access to dozens of databases and more than 10 million full-text and full-image articles. World Cat – An electronic catalog to books held in school, public, college and university libraries worldwide.

Infotopia
A search engine accessing trusted websites selected by librarians and educators including magazines, newspapers, encyclopedias, dictionaries, and lesson plans in the areas of art, social sciences, history, biography, physics, chemistry, biology, chemistry, health, literature and technology.

Oh! eBook Library
A variety of digital libraries at your fingertips.

SNAP!
Search for books, DVDs, audiobooks, streamed videos, and more.

Oneida County Historical Society
Contains links to websites about the history of Oneida County and the Mohawk Valley, books and exhibits.

Herkimer Historical Society
Contains links to articles, websites and books on the history of Herkimer County

Awesome Library for Teachers, Students and Parents
Awesome Library organizes the Web with 31,000 carefully reviewed resources, including the top 5 percent in education

New York Public Library
Provides remote access to 88 databases on a variety of subjects. A NYPL Library Card is required to access the databases. Any person who lives, works, attends school or pays property taxes in New York State is eligible to receive a New York Public Library card free of charge.

Mohawk Valley Community College Library
MVCC library homepage with links to their catalog, research resources, Search Engine information, and websites.

Mid York Library Catalog (Public Library System)
The Central New York Public Library System Web Catalog includes holdings of the public libraries in Herkimer, Madison, and Oneida counties, access to other library catalogs, such as Contemporary Authors and NoveList. Materials can be borrowed through the High School library.

Herkimer County Community College Library
HCCC Online Catalog of over 70,000 books that can be borrowed through the High School library.

Subject Directories

Virtual Learning Resource Center
Indexes thousands of the best academic information websites selected by teachers and library professionals worldwide.

Academic Index
An academic scholarly search engine that provides resources at the undergraduate and graduate level. All websites have been recommended by librarians, teachers and education professionals.

ipl2: Information You Can Trust
ipl2 is a public service organization and a learning/teaching environment. To date, thousands of students and volunteer library and information science professionals have been involved in answering reference questions for our Ask an ipl2 Librarian service and in designing, building, creating and maintaining the ipl2’s collections. It is through the efforts of these students and volunteers that the ipl2 continues to thrive to this day.

Dewey Browse
Websites organized by subject according to the Dewey Decimal System.

Book Review sites for Teens

Goodreads.com
This is a site where you can keep track of the books you have read, what you are currently reading, and what you want to read. You can also see what books your friends are reading. Goodreads also gives you recommendations of what to read, based on what you have already read.

Librarything.com
This is a book club where you can create your own library of books and catalog them, meet readers who enjoy the same kinds of books you like, check out recommendations of other books you might enjoy, and look at descriptions of books.

ATN Book Lists
Over 1000 booklists on genres, school subjects, authors, read alouds, readalikes, values, awards and more.

Book Awards

Fantastic Fiction

No Flying No Tights
Reviews, author information, links about Graphic Novels.

Guys Read
Reviews, author information, links on books guys like to read.

New York Times Book Review

Reading Rants