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Research Resources

LHS Library Catalog

Destiny Discover IconAt LHS, we use Destiny Discover by Follett to store our library catalog. Use the LHS Library Catalog from any computer on or off campus. Sign in using your FUHSD username and password. You can view checkouts, fines, place holds, and renew books.

For mobile, get the Destiny Discover app and login with those same credentials to do all of the above. In addition, the Discover app functions as an eReader for our LHS-purchased eBooks.

More Research Resources

We have lots of research resources for you!

If you need additional research help, contact your friendly LHS librarians or visit the Lynbrook Library Research Site for screencasts, tips and tricks.

Magazines and Newspapers at LHS

Please visit the library to view the print copies of the San Jose Mercury News and a variety of educational and popular magazine titles.

We also subscribe to online versions of several titles:

New York Times (only available with campus Internet connection)

LHS Databases

Click on the database buttons to access. For home use, you'll need to get usernames and passwords from the LHS Digital Resources Google Doc. You'll only be able to access when you are logged in to your FUHSD Google account.


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Academic Search Premier is a multidisciplinary academic resource designed to meet the extensive research needs of high school students enrolled in various advanced and college-prep courses. The database has more than 5,400 full-text academic journals and magazines, and over 592,000 photos, maps and flags.

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Britannica School works similarly to Wikipedia, but is considered a more trustworthy source. Britannica School also includes Merriam Webster's Collegiate Dictionary and Thesaurus, periodicals, atlas, world data, the Classics, biographies, news, multimedia, and more.

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Britannica Escolar is the Spanish version of Britannica. It gives you the same quality of articles, the same great citation and filtering options, but in Spanish!


Each single-themed CQ Researcher weekly report offers in-depth, unbiased coverage of a pressing political or social issue such as health, social trends, criminal justice, international affairs, education, the environment, technology, and the economy. Archive coverage begins with 1923, making it a great way to research both current and historical topics.

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Our library catalog is a database where students can find print and eBook resources from any computer. In addition, the companion Destiny Discover app allow students to check the catalog database from any device, view checkouts, renew books, and serves as an eReader for eBooks purchased by LHS librarians (including those located in Gale Virtual Reference Library).

A dedicated search interface for all of our EBSCO school databases. When you use Host, you have the option to search by topic or by alphabet, to select all databases or a select few. Our EBSCO school databases include access to high-quality articles licensed from reputable publishers.


A dedicated search interface for all of our EBSCO school databases. When you use Explora, you are searching all of our EBSCO databases. Includes access to high-quality articles licensed from reputable publishers, easy-to-browse categories organized by popular topic to give students research ideas, topic overviews that provide students with a starting point for research, and more.

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Global Issues in Context offers international viewpoints on a broad spectrum of global issues, topics, and current events. Featured are hundreds of continuously updated issue and country portals that bring together a variety of specially selected, highly relevant sources for analysis of social, political, military, economic, environmental, health, and cultural issues.

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The History Reference Center features full text for more than 1,620 reference books, encyclopedias and non-fiction books from leading history publishers.The database also includes full text for more than 150 leading history periodicals and contains nearly 57,000 historical documents; more than 77,000 biographies of historical figures; more than 113,000 historical photos and maps; and more than 80 hours of historical video.

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JSTOR consists entirely of scholarly journal articles from titles in various disciplines including economics, history, political science, and sociology, business, education, law and psychology. Note: follow directions for creating an account in School Loop to access Lynbrook's subscription.


JoVE, the Journal of Visualized experiments, is the world's first peer reviewed scientific video journal. Established in 2006, JoVE is devoted to publishing scientific research in a visual format to help researchers overcome two of the biggest challenges facing the scientific research community today: poor reproductability and the time and labor intensive nature of learning new experimental techniques.


Literary Reference Center Plus features an expansive collection of author biographies, plot summaries and full-text essays from leading publishers. It also includes literary reference books and monographs, cover-to-cover full text for literary magazines and book reviews from the most prestigious publications. It offers poems from hundreds of sources, short stories, classic texts, author interviews and much more.

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MAS Ultra School Edition gives you access to hundreds of popular high school magazines including Bioscience, Careers & Colleges, Congressional Digest, Discover, National Review, New Republic, New Scientist, Popular Science, Scientific American, Smithsonian, World War II and many more. This database also provides full text for tens of thousands of biographies and primary source documents, hundreds of reference books (including the Columbia Encyclopedia and the CIA World Fact Book).

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Newspaper Source provides cover-to-cover full text for more than 40 national (U.S.) and international newspapers. The database also contains selective full text for more than 330 regional (U.S.) newspapers. In addition, full-text television and radio news transcripts are provided from CBS News, CNN, CNN International, FOX News, and NPR.


Points of View Reference Center is designed to provide students with a series of controversial essays that present multiple sides of a current issue. Also included are articles from periodicals, books, biographies, radio and television transcripts, primary source documents, images and videos.

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Read It! was formerly called The English Language Learner Reference Center. It is a multi-purpose online information resource with materials designed to help ELLs conduct research, build background knowledge and develop study skills, as well as facilitating their future transition to non-ELL materials.


The Science Reference Center contains full text science encyclopedias, reference books, periodicals, etc. Topics covered include: biology, chemistry, earth & space science, environmental science, health & medicine, history of science, life science, physics, science & society, science as inquiry, scientists, technology and wildlife.

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TOPICsearch is a current events database that contains full text for over 140,000 articles from nearly 260 diverse sources including international newspapers, EBSCO's collection of periodicals, biographies, public opinion polls, book reviews, pamphlets, and government information. Students can search this database to explore social, political & economic issues, scientific discoveries and other popular topics discussed in the news including controversial opinions and viewpoints.



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Designed specifically for high school students, this collection offers nearly 8,000 eBook titles that support a quality learning experience across all academic subject areas, from History, to Language & Literature, to Science & Technology. Content includes a selection of classic literary works, important historical documents and general reference materials.

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The Gale Virtual Reference Library is a database of encyclopedias and specialized reference sources for multidisciplinary research. This database also include the ASCD Professional Collection which consists of 56 ASCD Professional Development titles.

How to Access Databases

On campus, click on the icons in the symbaloo grid below. Hover over them to see the resource title. If you are prompted with a sign in page that requires a username & password, or if you are off campus and need access to databases, please visit the LHS Digital Resources Access Document. You must be logged in with your FUHSD Google account to access!

How to access eBooks

There are several ways to access eBooks because we have 3 different eBook collections: the LHS library eBook collection (found in our LHS library catalog, Destiny), Gale Virtual Reference Library or GVRL, and the EBSCO eBook High School Collection. Please visit the How to Access eBooks document to get started. You will need to be logged into your FUHSD Google account to view the doc.

Map of LHS (The library is located in the northeast area of the campus)


Amy Ashworth, Library Media Teacher
(408) 366-7752

Tonya Robertson, Library Media Specialist
(408) 366-7731

Susan Lucas, Library Media Specialist
(408) 366-7731

Library Hours

Library Hours

M/W (collaboration days): 8:40 AM to 4 PM

T/TH/F: 7:30 AM to 4 PM

Homework Center

M/W/TH: 3:30 PM to 5 PM

Behavior Codes

Library Policy
  • Speak in a low conversational volume.
  • Please return chairs to original location.
  • Bottled drinks with screw-top lids are acceptable. Consume all other drinks and all food outside the library.
  • Classes in the library have priority access to all desktops, laptops and main library tables and chairs.
  • Chromebooks may be available for individual student use in the library for one period. They must be checked out at the circulation desk.
Tutorial Policy
  • Students in the library during tutorial are expected to do academic work.
  • Study 1 & 2 are for quiet individual or partner study.
  • Groups of 3 or more should sit in the main library area.
  • Stand up computer stations are meant for quick use during Tutorial. One student per machine, please.
  • Sunrooms for group/study projects are available by reservation at the circulation desk.
  • Space availability is judged by available seats, so we ask that you are occupying a seat rather than sitting on the floor.
  • If space is limited, you may be instructed to move to a computer lab or to a classroom.

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LHS loves public libraries!

Santa Clara County Branch Users: You must have a Santa Clara County Library Card to access these resources. All LHS students qualify for a SCCL card, regardless of residency. Students and teachers are encouraged to get a local library card from the Cupertino branch of the Santa Clara County Library and/or the San Jose City Libraries.  Library cards provide access to high quality online resources.  If you would like to get a card, you can apply for one via the LHS library and the card will be sent to your home.  You don't even have to go to the Cupertino or Calabazas branch to get it!

SJPL Remote Branch Users: You must have a SJ Public Library card to access the databases
Need a card? Learn how to become an SJPL member and apply for a card.

LHS Book Review Blog

Read and subscribe to our WordPress book review blog (also a button in the social media links) to check out book reviews from staff and students!

You are welcome to submit a book review of your own, either by filling out a paper form (located at the circulation desk in the library) or by completing the form located under the "Submit a Review" tab on the wordpress site.

Those who submit reviews are periodically rewarded, so keep your eyes peeled for opportunities.

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