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Library

Welcome to the Lakeland High School Virtual Library!
   Mrs. Colleen Browne, LMS (914) 528-0600 x39116 
Librarian hours 7:20-2:20
Library open afterschool until 2:50pm daily.
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sora

 
We currently subscribe to a digital collection of eBooks and audiobooks with Sora Advantage through BOCES - sometimes referred to as Overdrive. It is linked to your District Google account, so please log in with that account. Click on the blue Sora box and answer the questions to create your account.  Once you have created your account click on the 3 bars in the upper right and join your libraries:
                           Lakeland Schools
PNWBoces Shared Collection
Westchester Library System
NY Reads 

 
  • 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...HORNET GOOD LHS s. Then you can easily go down the alphabetical list of sources and pick the ones most useful for you. You can stop by the Media Center for passwords or you can find them in the google classroom under classwork. Remember, databases work best when applying search strings using Boolean Logic.

     



Library Catalog - look up what we physically have in this library.  Overdrive/Sora has most ebooks.  Some ebooks can be found on the left hand menu under Ebooks.   Come ask for recommendations.


Screenshot 2022-03-01 9.37.09 AM - Display 2 Students, please join the LHS Library Google classroom. There you will find general library information, Database use information and tutorials, as well as MLA 9 citation guides and information literacy tutorials.

If you have any trouble accessing or using any resources, please email the librarian.  Mrs. Browne can help you with your MLA 9th Edition citations and with completing your Works Cited page.  Share your google doc with editing permission as needed.

We 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.

DID YOU KNOW?
 You need to click on "Cite" or "Citation Tools" - icons within an article - and choose the MLA 9th Edition format to see exactly how your citation should look. Copy the citation into a document.  Then you can organize the list for your "Works Cited" page later.  
For articles found on the web, you need to find out who wrote it, what organization/person "published" it, what date it was uploaded or updated, the title of the page or article on the page and the URL. 
If that page does not have all these things, strictly evaluate it to make sure it meets the criteria for an adequate source using the CRAAP acronym: C=how current?  R=is it relevant? A=is the writer/publisher an authority?  A=is the information accurate? P=does it fit the purpose of your paper?


If you have any questions, please email cbrowne@lakelandschools.org