At 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.
We also use OverDrive's Sora app for eBook and audiobooks. You may use the LHS Overdrive account from school or home, from a web browser or on a mobile device.
- LHS Database Access & Descriptions
- More Research Resources
- Magazines and Newspapers at LHS
- LHS Library Catalog App
To access from School
To Access From Home (or elsewhere)
- eBook Databases
- EBSCO Databases
- Encyclopedia Britannica Databases
- Gale Databases
- ProQuest Databases
- Additional Databases
How to Access eBooks
Please visit the How to Access eBooks document to get started. This will help you with our various eBook subscriptions. You will need to be logged into your FUHSD Google account to view the doc.
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 Content includes a selection of classic literary works, important historical documents and general reference materials.
The Gale Virtual Reference Library is a database of encyclopedias and specialized reference sources for multidisciplinary research. Students will find deep research that includes history-themed essays and literary criticism.
ProQuest eBook Central is an eBook subscription database (over 12,000 titles) to support multiple subject areas (English Language Arts, Science, Math, Social Studies, Health, Physical Education, Information Literacy and Technology).
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 of the EBSCO databases that LHS subscribes to or a select few. Our EBSCO school databases give students access to high-quality articles licensed from reputable publishers.
An easy-to-use search interface! 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
Gale's Opposing Viewpoints In Context is a rich resource for debaters and includes pro/con viewpoints, reference articles, interactive maps, infographics, and more. A category on the National Debate Topic provides quick and easy access to content on frequently studied and discussed issues. Periodical content covers current events, news and commentary, economics, environmental issues, political science, and more.
Specific titles include The New York Times, Newsweek, Foreign Policy, American Scientist, and Education Week.
ProQuest Central Student covers every course, and emerging topics. More than 160 subjects are represented, across more than 10,000 full-text titles, with over 5,000 being academic journals. It includes videos across subjects such as business, entrepreneurship, science, psychology, social sciences, health and more. Adding to the diversity of content are transcripts of top radio and television programs, as well as blogs, news wires, and government reports.
CultureGrams™ is a leading reference for concise and reliable cultural information on the countries of the world, providing country reports that go beyond mere facts and figures to deliver a one-of-a-kind perspective on daily life and culture, including the background, customs, and lifestyles of the world's people. Individual reports covering 200+ countries, all 50 United States, and the Canadian provinces, are written and reviewed by in-country experts and are updated as new information becomes available.
SIRS® Issues Researcher makes the grade by offering only the very best article selections from more than 2,000 international sources. Analysis and opinions cover the pros, cons, and everything in between of 345+ social, scientific, health, historic, economic, political, and global issues. Editorially created content with engaging Essential Questions with answers, and viewpoint articles help build solid foundations for understanding complex global issues.
The ProQuest eLibrary is a general reference aggregation of periodical and digital media content with editorial guidance for novice researchers. If you compare it to EBSCO, this is like Explora. You can also do a search with a different interface (like you can with EBSCO Host)--https://search.proquest.com/elibrary?accountid=194120
ProQuest Research Companion is ProQuest’s flagship information literacy product. It was built to help students do more effective scholarly research and to support educators as they teach the core information literacy principles of finding, evaluating, and using information. More than 80 short videos are organized into nine Learning Modules that answer questions like "How do I choose a topic?" "Where do I find information?" and "How do I evaluate sources?"
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.
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).
JSTOR consists entirely of scholarly journal articles from titles in various disciplines including economics, history, political science, and sociology, business, education, law and psychology.
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.
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 on formatting with MLA, conducting better Internet searches, how to avoid plagiarism and cite sources correctly.
- Use the MLA Template in the tile grid above! It should help guide you through the basics.
- Looking for a deeper dive into citing sources? Purdue University's Online Writing Lab (OWL) is an excellent resource! Easy to search, easy to use, researchers use OWL because it offers extensive instructions & samples for ALL formats you might need to use at LHS: MLA, APA, & Chicago.
- 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.
- Gaming on desktops is allowed except during Tutorial and Homework Center; gamers using school devices must use devices responsibly and avoid disturbing other students.
- Students using school desktops in the library during tutorial are expected to do academic work.
- Study 1 & 2 are for quiet study.
- Stand up computer stations are meant for quick use during Tutorial.
- Sun Room for group/study projects is available by reservation at the circulation desk.
- Chromebooks are NOT available for checkout during tutorial
- Keep passageways clear of body parts and bags.
- If space is limited, you may be instructed to find another study location. (Room 76 is a computer lab open during Tutorial.)
Homework Center Policy
- Gaming on school computers during Homework Center is not allowed.
- Homework Center is for studying and quiet reading.
- Homework Center is open Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays 3:30pm-5pm.
- Students must bring Student ID card to check out textbooks.
- Textbooks may be checked out until 4:55pm.
- Teacher tutors are available:
- Mondays: English Teacher
- Wednesdays: English Teacher, Physics Teacher
- Thursdays: English Teacher, Math Teacher, Biology/Chemistry Teacher
- Student tutors are also available - subjects will vary.
- Community & Open Ed. Resources
- LHS Book Review Blog
- Looking for a book to read? Looking for a recommendation?
- @LHS Library Social Media
We partner with the San Jose Public Library and the Santa Clara County Library District. If you can't find a resource at the LHS library, we can communicate with our community libraries to help out.
If you need help learning how to do something, there are lots of Open Educational Resources available. Click on the links below to find out more, or ask a librarian to help you out.
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.
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 by completing the form located under the "Submit a Review" tab on the wordpress site.
Those who submit reviews are rewarded with invitations to parties and free books, so keep your eyes peeled for opportunities.
If you want a recommendation, fill out a Your Friendly LHS Book Recommendation Service form.
The Students For Literacy club partners up with the LHS librarians periodically throughout the school year for Book Matches. Everyone is welcome to join in. Book Matches are conducted near holidays.
Have you ever attended a Book Talk? Mrs. Ashworth invites students to attend book talks in the Library during lunch on certain Tuesdays. She showcases a variety of books we have or books we're getting.
Still need a recommendation? Check out the links below for ideas.