October 26



I’m happy to see you here. Like any good project you need to make sure you use the proper tools.

Do you see the yellow stickie on the right hand side of this page? those are your tools. I recommend you start with the Gale database.   Gale had entire encyclopedias in it! (including medical  and anatomy stuff).

Next, I recommend you try the ProQuest Database.  Once you log in you will see lots of choices.  Start with eLibrary.

Ebsco Database is very similar to ProQuest. Try that one next.

Some tips:

  • If you hover your password over the name of the database on the stickie you will see the password.
  • Don’t forget advanced searching
  • If you aren’t getting a specific result try changing the terms around. Go broad or specific depending on the types of results.



April 13


Did you know that you can use Shmoop to study for your AP exams?

Create an account and check out their many resources:

Creating your Shmoop Student account

• Visit http://www.shmoop.com/signup/sweetwater
• It’s just a one-time shot, so no moaning and groaning.
• Answer the question, “Do you have a Shmoop account?” (The answer will be…YES)
• Enter the Magic Word: ?????? (careful, it’s case sensitive) along with your username and password as before.(stop by the library for the magic word )
• Visit your Profile page to make sure everything is updated and correct.
• Visit My Passes to view all that is available to you. We promise it’s totally awesome.
• Forgot your password?
• No worries, just click here to retrieve your password

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March 4

Research time

Did  you know the California State library has some great Database resources available to you?

This is in addition to the Databases we offer you here at school.  (see the list to the right of this post for our own SOH library offerings)

California State Library Databases



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