Students of Ms. LaZerte

                                    Click here to search for books in our Online Catalog 
                                                 There's a whole cart of books relevant to your topics, but you can search for more!

Library Databases 

Library Databases (link takes you to database page)
This is where you can access our databases to research in newspapers, magazines, journals, and other resources for 
which we pay. I have listed the five I think will be most helpful,
though you can browse them all!

For each database use the following
username: jfkchs and password: lancers 
I suggest first trying ProQuest which is a general database.  
You can search hundreds of publications, including newspapers, magazines, and journals.

Another excellent database to use is 
CQ Researcher.  
Search your topic and receive brief reports from multiple
perspectives.  We also have hard copies of the CQ in the 
library on the shelf below the window by the Blue Lab.  
The books are arranged by year.

To access the following, click the icon and then enter the password "lancers" in the password box.

Gale Opposing Viewpoints

Gale Virtual Reference Library

Salem Science

  Science, Health, and General Resources is the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's web site. This is the go-to site to find out the major environmental issues of the United States. Find out specifics about different regions of the U.S., what types of 
solutions there may be, and how we are handling these issues - specific inquiries on pesticides, toxins, pollutants, and waste are addressed as well as how climate change, ecosystems, air, and clean-up efforts have affected/are affecting our environment.

PubMed (from the US National Library of Medicine and the National Institutes of Health) has more than 24 million citations for biomedical literature from a variety of sources.  Searching is free and open to the public. is a directory site to government services and agencies. It's easy to navigate and leads you to other reliable sources that will allow you to research your topic. It covers anything and everything, from finding gas prices in a particular area to calculating your grade point average. You can learn where the nearest farmer's market is and you can learn how to incorporate your business. If you're doing research, this is a great place to explore! 

How do I cite those sources?!  Go to The OWL at Purdue University for the best, and most up-to-date information on MLA format.