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Social Media

Our Twitter account can be accessed through the following link. @phslibraryin. This is loaded with book trailers of our new books and other information regarding libraries and books.

Print, eBooks, and Audiobooks

The Library’s Catalog – Destiny Discover
Please use your school username and password to access our eBooks, Audiobooks, and to explore our print books. Also, the Destiny Discover app can also be used in place of the desktop version.  Just download this app and login with school credentials:

NEW! Sora
This year the PHS library has purchased access to Sora, an eBook and audiobook reading app from Overdrive.  Click here to learn how to access our new online library. 

Recommended Readings

Indiana Library Federation’s nominated books:

Rosewater List 2021-2022

Resources for Online Research

Infobase – Issues & Controversies

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Designed to inspire thought-provoking debates, each in-depth article presents both sides of an issue clearly and without bias.  Updated weekly, the resources present the key facts, arguments, history, and current context of today’s most important issues-an ideal resource for research papers, debate preparation, and persuasive writing assignments.  Students:  This database is also available as an app.  See the Navigation Instruction link for information on how to access the database.



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This database has EBSCO and other online resources. This will require a password when used at home. Before you use INSPIRE, click on the Navigation Instructions for information on how to navigate the website.


Google Scholar 

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Google Scholar provides a simple way to broadly search for scholarly literature. From one place, you can search across many disciplines and sources: articles, theses, books, abstracts, and court opinions, from academic publishers, professional societies, online repositories, universities, and other web sites. Google Scholar helps you find relevant work across the world of scholarly research.  


The Digital Public Library of America

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The vision of a national digital library has been circulating among librarians, scholars, educators, and private industry representatives since the early 1990s. Efforts led by a range of organizations, including the Library of Congress, HathiTrust, and the Internet Archive, have successfully built resources that provide books, images, historic records, and audiovisual materials to anyone with Internet access. Many universities, public libraries, and other public-spirited organizations have digitized materials, but these digital collections often exist in silos. The DPLA  brings these different viewpoints, experiences, and collections together in a single platform and portal, providing open and coherent access to our society’s digitized cultural heritage.


The World Digital Library

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The World Digital Library (WDL) makes available on the Internet, free of charge and in multilingual format, significant primary materials from countries and cultures around the world.


American Heritage Magazine Archive 1954 to present

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The American Heritage Magazine Archive provides articles from as far back as 1954 from some of the greatest authors on American history. If you need research information on any American history subject, check out this URL.


The Media History Digital Library

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The Media History Digital Library exists to digitize classic media-related print materials in the public domain. The history of American cinema, broadcasting and recorded sound can be found in the trade magazines and other journals, and this project seeks to make those materials widely available for free. We connect contributors who loan materials from their collections, and generous sponsors who fund the digitization. This is a volunteer-led, non-profit activity.

Purdue Owl 

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MLA Formatting and Style Guide – Click on the Purdue Owl link above to access the MLA formatting guide directly.

The Online Writing Lab (OWL) at Purdue University houses writing resources and instructional material, and the college provides these as a free service of the Writing Lab at Purdue. Students, members of the community, and users worldwide will find information to assist with many writing projects. Teachers and trainers may use this material for in-class and out-of-class instruction.

Getty Publications Virtual Library

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Free digital backlist title from the Getty Publications Archive.


Area Public, Special and College Libraries

The Kentucky-Indiana area has many public libraries and academic college libraries to choose form. Most are available online for free. Please note however, that circulation privileges will be limited to where you live and whether or not you are a student at the college libraries. The following are the Internet addresses for these institutions:

The New Albany/Floyd County Public Library

The Jefferson Township Public Library

Charlestown-Clark County Public Library

Indiana University Library

The University of Louisville Library

The Library of Congress

Teacher Resources

NBC Learn

The Indiana Department of Education has provided to all Indiana educators and residents this free service that provides video coverage from the National Broadcast Company’s library.


The Indiana Department of Education has provided instructional links for curriculum purposes. Click on the eLearning link to get access to NROC; SIATech; Kahn Academy; Dallas Learning Solutions; PhET; Art of Problem Solving; and Earth Science Multimedia.


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