US Library - Electronic Resources

Online Patron’s Catalog
Axis 360 Ebooks

Upper School Research and Style Guide 

Newspaper Websites

The New York Times
The Wall Street Journal
The Christian Science Monitor
Grolier Online World Newspapers

Research EBooks

Gale Virtual Reference Library

Oxford Reference
direct links to: 
Encyclopedia of African American History, 1619-1895
Encyclopedia of African American History, 1896 to the Present
The Oxford Encyclopedia of Ancient Greece and Rome

Subscription Databases -- General

General Encyclopedia and Dictionary Databases

Britannica School
Credo Reference
Maps 101
Oxford English Dictionary
Oxford Reference
World Book 

Image Database

 Britannica Image Quest

General Magazine and Newspaper Databases

EBSCO Databases
MAS Ultra (via EBSCO)
The Nation archive (via EBSCO)
New York State Newspapers
Project Muse
SIRS Knowledge Source

Subscription Databases by Subject Area:


Fine Arts & Music Collection
Oxford Art Online


Biography in Context

Business & Economics

Business Insights: Essentials

Foreign Language

Grolier Online (World Newspapers)


Health Reference Center Academic
Health Source (via EBSCO)
Teen Health & Wellness

History, Geography, and Current Issues

African-American History Online
American Indian Experience
American Women’s History Online
Ancient & Medieval History Online
CQ Researcher
Daily Life through History
Global Issues in Context
Issues and Controversies in American History
Latino American Experience
Modern World History Online
Opposing Viewpoints in Context
Political Handbook of the World
U.S. History in Context
World History in Context


Columbia Granger's World of Poetry
Literature Resource Center
NoveList Plus
Salem Literature


Fine Arts & Music Collection
Naxos Music Library (from school) 
Naxos Music Library (from home) 
Oxford Music Online

Psychology Collection

Gale Virtual Reference Library
MAS Ultra (via EBSCO)
Opposing Viewpoints in Context
Oxford Islamic Studies Online
Project Muse
Religion and Philosophy Collection (via EBSCO)


Environmental Studies & Policy Collection
Gale Virtual Reference Library
Opposing Viewpoints in Context
General Science Collection
Teen Health & Wellness


Other Libraries

The New York Public Library
Brooklyn Public Library
The Library of Congress American Memory Project

To use databases from home, please see a librarian for the password list, or access the list on the Upper School Library’s Google page.

Reading Lists

US Summer Reading List 2015-2016

Many summer reading titles are available in our Axis360 Ebook collection.

New Books

To view new books and DVDs in the Upper School library, please go to the Online Patrons Catalog and follow these directions: Click on Upper School Library; Click on Resource Lists; Click on Public Lists tab; Click on the most recent month. To read more about a particular item, click on its title.

Student Bookgroup

The Student bookgroup meets once a month on Monday afternoon at 3pm in the Upper School Library. Over the summer, the group read Unwind by Neal Shusterman and Midwinterblood by Marcus Sedgwick. Please see Ms. Carstensen if you would like to join. Recent books have included:

  • Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein
  • The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
  • Beauty Queens by Libba Bray
  • Seraphina by Rachel Hartman
  • The Knife of Never Letting Go by Patrick Ness
  • The Murder of Roger Ackroyd by Agatha Christie
  • Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen
  • The Book of Lost Things by John Connelly
  • The Adoration of Jenna Fox by Mary Pearson
  • Maisie Dobbs by Jacqueline Winspear
  • Daughter of the Forest by Juliet Marillier
  • The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova
  • Jellicoe Road by Melina Marchetta
  • The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows
  • The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde
  • The Help by Kathryn Stockett
  • Charles and Emma: the Darwins' leap of faith by Deborah Heiligman
  • Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver

Faculty/Staff Bookgroup

Over the summer, the Faculty/Staff Bookgroup read The Marriage Plot by Jeffrey Eugenides. This group meets every 4-6 weeks on Monday or Thursday afternoon at 3:15pm. Please see Angela Carstensen if you are interested in joining the group. Recent books have included:

  • The Round House by Louise Erdich
  • The Shoemaker's Wife by Adriana Trigiani
  • State of Wonder by Ann Patchett
  • Just Kids by Patti Smith
  • Heft by Liz Moore
  • Zeitoun by Dave Eggers
  • The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz
  • People of the Book by Geraldine Brooks
  • The Sparrow by Mary Doria Russell
  • Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Strout
  • The Omnivore's Dilemma by Michael Pollan
  • Finding Nouf by Zoe Ferraris
  • Special Topics in Calamity Physics by Marisha Pessl
  • The Pale Blue Eye by Louis Bayard
  • The Invisible Bridge by Julie Orringer

"Each day, I see the girls grapple with and overcome challenges of all kinds, as they grow intellectually and spiritually. One informs the other because here at Sacred Heart we are concerned with the whole child. The students are full of surprises and full of fun, and it is a joy to come to work every morning!"

Mary Stan Burke
Upper School Librarian