Welcome to the McShain Library webpage. Housed in St. Michael’s Hall on the campus of LaSalle College High School, the library is named after former LaSalle student, benefactor and affiliated member of the Brothers of the Christian Schools, John McShain. On this website you will find links to our catalog of printed materials as well as our on-line materials. Students have access to on-line research databases as well as other resources. If you need assistance, please contact the library at 215-402-4892 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Academic Databases complement the print collection as a rich resource for research. Information for accessing the databases off-campus can be found on the student portal. Check back soon as this list of resources is growing.
- ABC-CLIO History, Government and Geography Databases
- ABC-CLIO e-Book Collection
- America’s Historical Newspapers
- Artemis Literary Sources
- Bloom's Literature
- Britannica Encyclopedia
- Gale Student Resources in Context
- GVRL Research Matters
- JSTOR Scholarly Database
- Opposing Viewpoints in Context
- POWER Library E-Resources
- Project Gutenberg
A comprehensive, current, and authoritative collection of social studies resources
Authoritative books that aim to improve the research experience with comprehensive content.
Primary source historical U.S. newspapers published between 1690 and the 20th Century
Full text literary criticism, author biographies, plot summaries, and work overviews
Examines great writers, important works, memorable characters, and influential movements and events in world literature.
The oldest English-language fact-checked continuously revised general encyclopedia with half a million topics.
Cross-curricular research tool
144,000+ e-Books covering a wide array of subject areas including the environment, law, medicine, religion, technology, and many more
Academic journals, primary sources, and books across the fields of Arts & Sciences, Life Sciences, Ecology and Botany, Business, and others
Poems, short stories, essays, speeches and plays including secondary material
Opinions and perspectives on thousands of issues. Viewpoints, court case overviews, biographies and profiles, articles, statistics, video, audio and podcasts, maps and images.
The power of the library at your fingertips: a service of Pennsylvania’s public libraries.
Free e-book copies of classic fiction and non-fiction literature.
The following links may be helpful in conducting research, writing research papers and citing sources:
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