Welcome to Urbana High School Library
Use Destiny Catalog to search for books.
* * * We now have an eBook collection! * * *
(See the librarian for your access information)
UHS Library Electronic Resources:
Click on the links below to access our online databases and eBooks. See the library staff to obtain user IDs and passwords for home access to eLibrary, Gale Virtual Reference, Issues and Controversies, Salem History & Literature, Infobase eBooks, or World Book Online
eLibrary - an online database
Search for newspaper, magazine and journal articles (also photos, transcripts, and web sites).
Salem Press history & literature eBooks
Full-text reference sets (print editions available) covering history, literature, geography, and natural disasters
GVRL - Gale Virtual Reference Library
A reference collection of hundreds of digital books – full text & integrated with Google drive.
Infobase Publishers - eBooks
21 books of literary criticism, 5 history books, and 1 career encyclopedia. We have BOTH print and unlimited digital access.
Facts on File Issues & Controversies
Authoritative articles and data for research on current issues and controversial topics.
World Book Online
This is the trusty general encyclopedia. A great place to start for reliable articles on a wide variety of topics.
Searching the Internet and Evaluating What You Find:
There are several ways to search the internet and some basic guidelines for checking out your results.
Evaluating Web Results
The CRAP Test – A handy and basic tool for considering the validity of a website (first developed by Molly Beestrum).
CCCO Evaluating Sources – a helpful guide from Colorado Community Colleges Online. Note the tabs near the top that allow you to get more information, including their own adaptation of the CRAP Test. Many universities post online guides for evaluating web resources. These two are pretty typical:
UC Berkeley Evaluating Resources – Another university guide, this one from the University of California at Berkeley.
Other Online Resources and Links:
Connect to the following sites to use online reference sources or to find out more about additional local resources or topics related to the research process.