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Welcome to the Cardinal O’Hara High School Library Media Center (LMC)

Students are welcome to visit the LMC before school, after school, during study halls or as directed by their subject area teacher. The library media specialist is available to instruct students in research strategies and writing skills. Teachers work collaboratively with the library media specialist and technology integration specialist to provide students with a comprehensive and multidisciplinary research experience.

Students in the LMC are able to enjoy a book while relaxing on comfortable seating or work on research and homework in a welcoming environment.

The COHS Library Media Center offers:

  • NYS certified Library Media Specialist
  • OPAC (online public access catalog)
  • Computers and printer
  • Wireless internet access
  • Smart Board
  • Copy machine for student use
  • Online databases
  • Collection contains fiction and nonfiction titles, reference and non-print materials

 

 

Databases
Bloom's Literature
Buffalo & Erie County Public Library – Buffalo & Erie County public library card may be needed.
EBSCO
Gale-NOVEL Databases
Gale-Ebooks
GreenFILE – A bibliographic database of information about environmental concerns.
Grolier
School Island- Castle Learning
Teaching Books
Links for Teachers
Common Core Standards and Curriculum Engage NY
Education Week
NEA
New York Times Learning Network
Teaching Tolerance
Turn it in
 
Links for Students
 
MLA Handbook
Buffalo & Erie County Public Library
New York Public Library
The Internet Public Library Reference Desk
Homework Spot
No flying, no tights (Graphic novels reviews)
Library of Congress
NPR
PBS
www.religiousministries.com/
www.wolframalpha.com Wolf Ram Alpha (computational knowledge search engine)
 http://ww2.kdl.org/libcat/whatsnext.asp
~a books in series database to search series fiction
~an Online Writing Lab from Purdue University with a whole host of writing, citation and grammar resources
Evaluating Websites
Kathy Schrock's Guide to Everything
UC Berkeley