Resources

Harbor High School Library Pathfinders                                   

Expert guides created for research on particular subject areas from Harbor High curriculum and high-interest topics. Pathfinders include both online resources and materials from our school collection.  

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Gale Virtual Reference Library

Digital reference ebooks: Environment, History, Law, Literature, Medicine, Nation and World, and Science.

To log-in the password is "student"​.

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Santa Cruz Public Library Databases

Selected by librarians at SCPL, these resources are recommended based on their quality, accuracy, and usability. Start here for subscription database resources and websites, with magazines, newspapers, encyclopedias, websites, databases, links to local resources, and more.

Access requires a Santa Cruz library card and a PIN.

How to access Santa Cruz Public Library subscription databases


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Biography in Context Biography in Context Online portal that is built on a foundation of more than 600,000 biographies on more than 500,000 people gathered from more than 170 reference sources. Content includes print, video, audio, podcasts, interactives, and maps.

Encyclopedia Britannica Contains full text of encyclopedia articles, including illustrations such as photographs, drawings, maps, and flags. Also includes an atlas, dictionary, thesaurus, selected video clips, and links to over 200,000 related websites reviewed by Britannica editors.

Opposing Viewpoints in Context Pro/con perspectives on current social issues from authoritative voices.

U.S. History in Context Comprehensive coverage of the most studied topics in U.S. history courses. This integrated collection covers all areas of U.S. history from from the arrival of Vikings in North America 1,000 years ago to Vietnam, Watergate and the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq.

World History in Context Reaches back nearly 5,000 years to chronicle the rise and fall of cultures and societies across all continents and eras. Rare primary sources combine with reliable references to put content into context for every learner. Includes primary source documents, thousands of full-text articles and reference documents.