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Welcome to the Virtual Lakeland High School Library! 
meFBLAslc2018 - Copy (2)Beverly Griffin, Librarian     Sherin Hanna, Library Clerk     
(914) 528-0600 x39116 
Access the latest Library Research Manual!

We currently subscribe to a digital collection of eBooks and audiobooks with Overdrve through the Sora app. Please click on the link below to access the shared collection with several other P/NW BOCES school districts. Be sure to select Lakeland Central School District in the drop down menu. It is linked to your Google account, so logging in should be easy. Happy Reading!
Detailed instructions will be posted before the end of June.  Overdrive titles will include summer reading books so please access them.  Digital Rights Management (DRM) from every publisher is different so  there may be only 1 copy of a book available for a specific period.  So do your summer reading before the middle of August to be sure you can access a digital copy!
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Every Lakeland student can access the Westchester Library System by getting a library card from the John C. Hart Library.  Even though they are physically closed - call (914) 245-5262 during business hours.  --Being able to use your library card makes even more digital titles available to you--

  • 24/7  BOCES Resource Library  This link accesses all the databases to which Lakeland High School subscribes. Remember that if the blue & white rectangle comes up asking for a username and passwords it is...  Then you can easily go down the alphabetical list of sources and pick the ones most useful for you.  Stop by the Media Center for passwords or you can find them on the google link below.
Access to Ms. Griffin's google informational pages    A lot of the free for use content posted there will be no longer available by the end of June.  I will monitor each link and change or erase links as necessary.  Please not the ebook link to the left on this page as well.  A few links have been added there.

If you have any trouble accessing or using our databases, please email Ms. Griffin.  She can also help you with your MLA 8th Edition in text quotations and citations and with completing your Works Cited page.  Share your google doc with editing permission with her as needed.

I suggest that you do not use either Gale Newsstand or the National Newspaper Index on 24/7 as these will only give you abstracts - not full text articles.

  • The most useful databases depend on what you are looking for.  If, for example, you are doing current events or issues, try:  Ultra Online Package, Proquest, Research in Context, Issues & Controversies, Opposing Viewpoints, or Academic One.
  • If you are looking for classroom related sites, go to the library pages on the left in the green pull-down menu.
  • Career information can be found on the e-book link to the left, Career Cruising Springboard, or Ferguson's.
  • Literary criticism can be found at Magill's, the e-book link to the left or, of course, in the many physical books in the actual library.

(1) MLA 8th Edition now requires URL's on your Works Cited list.
(2) You need to click on "Cite" or "Citation Tools" - icons within an article - and choose the MLA 8th Edition format to see exactly how your citation should look. Copy the citation into a document.  Then you can organize your list for your "Works Cited" page later.  Make sure you grab the URL while you are there if it is not already included in the citation.
(3)  You no longer need the city of publication when you do a book citation!

Shelved for now:  Oasis Library Catalog - look up what  we have in this  library -- BOOKS!   We have some of the best books!  Come ask for recommendations.

If you have any questions, please email Ms. Griffin (