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Welcome to the Online Catalog!

Click above to enter the 24/7 library catalog.  Check book availability, place holds, create research lists, print MLA citation lists, share books with your friends, create personalized books shelves, get recommendations, see what new books have come in -- all from home or on the go!


      What's New!

Scarlett Garner doesn't remember anything before the age of four-until a car accident changes everything.
Scarlett Garner doesn't remember anything before the age of four-until a car accident changes everything.


      Coming Soon!

Fifth installment in the Throne of Glass series.
Fifth installment in the Throne of Glass series.


Research Databases


EBSCO  Have you created a "My EBSCO" account?  This allows you to save searches so they can be accessed at home or at school!  Ask Mrs. Altena for specifics.  Enjoy access to periodical and newspaper articles, professional journal entries, radio transcripts, images, and encyclopedia information, plus much, much more.  Sources are reliable and searches can be targeted to a specific topic.  Also try the new Explora interface with Topic Overviews.  (cchs - knights)




ABC-CLIO Databases:  Daily Life through History and World History:  Modern Era

This database explores ordinary life through time and across the globe, bringing the past to life through details that turn flat descriptions of historical characters into human beings.   Research historical topics such as American food and cooking, celebrations, clothes, romance, work, religion, housing, language, and social customs. (swchrist - library)


INFOBASE DATABASES (through November 15):


Username: INFOFALL  Password: DEMO

        Click to access to American Indian History Online 


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Gale:  Opposing Viewpoints in Context :  Explore the most debated topics. This next-generation portal delivers a range of perspectives on important issues.  When you need to see both sides of an issue.  (On-campus: palo_log  Off-campus: palo_rpa)

Gale:  Biography in Context: Explore information on people from both the past and present.  Overviews, images, video, news accounts, and primary documents all in one place! (On-campus: palo_log  Off-campus: palo_rpa)

  Gale:  Virtual Library:  Online access and downloadable to your e-reading device.  Ebook series on Art, Literature, Business, Law, Medicine, and more.  Searchable across all resources. Use same login as other Gale resources. (On-campus: palo_log  Off-campus: palo_rpa)


Bloom's Literature:  Online access to expert literary criticism. (cchsil - knights)





Class Projects

Creative Commons Search - use to find images and music for presentations, posters, videos, etc.

MLA tutorial and quiz

American Heritage Online



Public Libraries

Can't find something at CCHS?  Need access to more databases?  Want to take a practice ACT?  Want to download an ebook or audiobook? Use your public library card to access all of this and more!

Online public library catalog

Palos Heights Public Library

     Palos Heights: ACT/SAT/AP Prep via Shmoop (need a Palos Heights library card to access)

Tinley Park Public Library

Oak Lawn Public Library

Chicago Public Libary





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