LHS Catalog

eBooks

American Decades

Choose the decade on the right side of the screen.

Databases

Gale Database: Student Edition

Enter your decade in the search box (for example, 1930s). Under Limit Search on the left, click on Related Subjects/View More. You can narrow down your search here.

US History Collection

Enter your decade in the search box (for example, 1930s). Under Limit Search on the left, click on Related Subjects/View More. You can narrow down your search here.

World Book Online

WBO is great for general information about a specific subject.

Explora

  • Enter your search term for newspaper and magazine articles, primary source documents, etc.
  • Limit (on left of results page): Select full text, publication dates, and source types.
  • Advanced Search: more search options.
  • Topic Overview: provides an overview of the topic.
  • View: original (pdf full text) form, or html full text (may be easier to read).
  • Cite (on the right): Select your citation format and copy citation.
  • For additional articles, return to the search results or use the Find Similar Results button.

Images

Google Life Images

These beautiful images from Life Magazine may be used for personal, non-commercial use only. Search millions of photographs from the LIFE photo archive from the 1750s to today. Please give credit to Life Magazine.

NY Public Library

Free and open access to over 700,000 images digitized from the New York Public Library’s collections, including illuminated manuscripts, historical maps, vintage posters, photographs, and more. When using the images, please credit the Library as follows: “Courtesy of The New York Public Library.” Use quotation marks around your search name.

Newspapers

Google Newspaper Archives

Google digitized thousands of newspapers during the Newspaper Archive project. Search for your topic, click on the full screen icon and size the newspaper. You’ll have to use “print screen” to export an image.

Videos

Discovery Education

Discovery Education allows the user to view hundreds of videos, which can then be downloaded and saved. The user has the option of downloading the entire video, or smaller segments can be chosen. Citations are also given for each video.

If you wish to use this website, you must login using the information below.

Username: lastnamefirstname (wallischamy)

Password: media

*If your unsername does not work, put a 1 at the end of it (wallischamy1)

Sheet Music

Mutopia – Sheet Music in the Public Domain

This web site allows you to find and download sheet music. Most of the music is in the public domain. There are also contemporary pieces which the authors have chosen to make freely available. You can search by composer, instrument, or style. All of the music on Mutopia may be freely downloaded, printed, copied, distributed, modified, performed and recorded. Most of Mutopia’s music is distributed under Creative Commons licenses. Each piece clearly lists what license it is distributed under. For precise details of what each license permits, see the license details page.