• Welcome to the Irvington High School Library: www.irvington.org/library
    Check out our resources on the sidebar on the left of this page. On your mobile device, first click on the gray "Pages" icon. Then click on the plus sign (+) next to each section to open more pages.
    Library Resources: Web Catalog and Electronic Databases
    Click on the link above that says "Web Catalog" to start exploring our catalog, Destiny. You can find regular books in our library as well as e-books. Log in using your FUSD Google username and password in order to access the e-books, save a list of books you want to read later, and more. Students: your login is the first part of your FUSD Google account (everything before the @), and your password is your student ID number. Teachers, please contact a librarian for your password.
    elibrary  E-Library: ProQuest Database #1
    See a librarian for a username and password to access this database. E-library is good for all research topics, and offers an option in the Advanced Search to narrow your search to academic journals only. MLA Citations in eLibrary have several mistakes as of Spring 2018; the company is working on it, but please check your citations!
    See a librarian for a username and password to access this database. SIRS Researcher is built around social issues, so it will be especially useful for WIP, QUEST, and Social Studies. MLA Citations in SIRS are in the updated MLA8 format.
    EBSCO database

    EBSCOHost Academic Search:

    A multidisciplinary database providing thousands of full-text sources. This is one of the best databases for academic journals for benchmarks and other scholarly research projects. IMPORTANT: CLICK "SELECT ALL" AT THE TOP OF THE SCREEN BEFORE CLICKING "CONTINUE." MLA Citations in all EBSCO databases are in the updated MLA8 format.

     Science Reference Center:Science Reference Center database

     An EBSCO database featuring reliable information on life sciences, physical sciences, math, and technology, including over 200 science periodicals, 275,000 images, 2,900 biographies, and 500 science videos. Great place to research for the Change Project and for Science classes at all levels.

     History Database EBSCO History Reference Center:

     An EBSCO database for both American history (both U.S. and Gov. classes) and world history. Includes 640,000 articles from peer-reviewed academic journals, 74,000 primary source documents, 81,000 biographies, 2,000 full-text reference books, encyclopedias and non-fiction books, and 44,000 images and over 80 hours of video.

    Literary Reference Center Literary Reference Center

    An EBSCO database about authors and literature, containing biographical information on authors, full text of classic works, and analysis of various works, literary movements, and genres.

    Explora EBSCO database Explora for High Schools

    An EBSCO database designed for high school students and educators, this is a user-friendly way to look up articles and facts for research papers, class projects or homework. Does NOT include EBSCO's academic journal database. Not ideal for QUEST.

    Explora Advanced:

    Like Explora, user-friendly interface, but with academic journals.

    Points of View Database Points of View Reference Center:

    An EBSCO database designed around controversial current issues. A good place for the WIP and QUEST benchmarks as well as any debatable current topic in History, Science, English, etc. Covers over 400 topics, presenting an overview, point, counterpoint, and guide to critical analysis along with related information, including articles and images.

    tablet  E-Book Library: Follett Shelf
    IHS has e-books inside our library catalog that you can read on any mobile device or computer! Click on the "Web Catalog" link at the top of this page, and then click the icon on the left toolbar that says "Follett Shelf." Your login is the first part of your FUSD Google account (everything before the @), and your password is your student ID number. See a librarian for help. 
    Resources Beyond IHS Library
    aclibrary.org Alameda County Public Library Databases
    We have access to ProQuest and EBSCO databases at IHS, but through the public library, you have access to hundreds of databases! If you don't have a library card, CLICK HERE FOR AN E-CARD. Then visit: http://www.aclibrary.org/atoz/all to access databases. There are many choices. BIOGRAPHIES IN CONTEXT and OPPOSING VIEWPOINTS are two of the most useful public library databases for Irvington projects. Ask a librarian if you need help. You can also get these databases via an app on your smartphone. Ask a librarian FMI. 
     Britannica Encyclopedia Britannica
     This up-to-date online encyclopedia includes articles at different reading levels and links to multimedia resources and websites.
    Username: fremont
    Password: student 
    Purdue Owl
    Our favorite MLA bibliography resource! From Purdue University, Indiana. Updated to the new MLA 8th Edition.

    mla handbookMLA CITATION GENERATORS: Citation generators can be helpful, but they make a lot of mistakes, and you also have to use your own brain to check those citations. Since there is a new MLA format (8th edition), if you use citation generators, make sure they are using the MLA Handbook 8th Edition.

    In Easy Bib, make sure "MLA8" is selected: http://www.easybib.com/

    Another possibility is Citation Machine, where you need to click on "MLA" and then it will be in MLA8: http://www.citationmachine.net/


    Martha Morales, Library Media Technician

    (510) 656-5711 extension  46375


    Allyson McAuley, Library Media Teacher

    (510) 656-5711 extension 46376



    Other Information:




    7:30 - 4:00 every day

    Printing and Copying
    PRINTING: Black & white only; we have no color ink. We appreciate donations for printing. Ink for our printer is $175 per cartridge, and we can go through 4 reams (packages) of paper a day during benchmark deadlines! It's hard to support printing for the whole school, get books, and keep the library running on our limited budget. Please help us if you can.
    COPYING: The copy machine is located behind Ms. Morales' desk. It is for students only.
    library cart
    You can check out 5 books at a time for 3 weeks, and renew up to 3 times.
    Computers in the library and career center are available for student use. It is a violation of our school's Technology Agreement to log in as anyone other than yourself or to access websites blocked by the FUSD filter. If you would like to request that a legitimate website be unblocked, please see Ms. McAuley, who will submit a request to FUSD for you. If you forget your password, please see a librarian, who can reset it for you.

    We also have wifi: In order to use the wireless network anywhere on campus, you have to first log in to a regular computer and establish your password. Then use that password to log in.
    IHS Library serves well over 2,000 students and runs on less than $2 per student per year, far less than the national average for library funding.
    We would be extremely grateful for donations of: tissues, paper towels, printer paper, staples and paperclips, 3x5 index cards, scotch tape, magazines with content appropriate for high school, fiction books at our students' level (gently used OK) or new nonfiction books. We regret that we cannot accept donations of nonfiction older than 5 years, fiction for students younger than grade 9, or books with highlighting or other damage.


Last Modified on June 22, 2018