Scanned images of the handouts provided during library instruction.

Catalogs - Searching the High School's online catalog, public library catalog and ACCESS PA. Use these to help find print sources.

Online Databases - Searching for articles from magazines, journals and newspapers. Need to log in from home? Usernames and passwords are on these handouts!


SIRS Knowledge Source

CQ Researcher

POWER Library - School Access

POWER Library - Remote Access


Carnegie Library Catalogs - Search for print sources from public libraries across Allegheny County
ACCESS PA - Search libraries from across the entire state of Pennsylvania

Pathfinders - Lists of useful websites by topic

National Center for Policy Analysis - Use the tabs at the top of the screen.
Public Agenda for Citizens - Scroll down to the Issue Guides for a drop-down menu of popular topics OR use the Search box on the top right. Get an CHARTS, GRAPHS and STATISTICS.
Social Issues - Each issue has links to websites under the following categories:
  • Megasite (all information)
  • Support
  • Oppose

  • Legislation
Yahoo Directory for Issues and Concerns

MLA Citation

Handout from SPHS Library Media Center
OWL at Purdue