Library

Endowed by the Biondo family, the spacious, 5,000 square foot Bella Biondo Research Center offers
students a strong foundation in traditional, technological, and integrated research skills that will prepare
them for the challenges of our globalized world.

The Biondo family goal is to establish Pope John XXIII ‘s Bella Biondo Research Center as the
best private school research center in the state and is committed to ensuring that our students have access
to the latest research technology.

Mrs. Carol McBriar, Librarian

Hours of Service

• Monday 6:45 AM to 5:00 PM
• Tuesday 6:45 AM. to 5:00 PM
• Wednesday 6:45 AM to 5:00 PM
• Thursday 6:45 AM to 5:00 PM
• Friday or a day before vacation 6:45 AM to 3:00 PM

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School Web Catalog
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InfoTrac

A one stop virtual library source for approximately 1000 E-Books in full text

*When using any of the Gale: InfoTrac Resource Centers below,
you must enter in the username: spar72416

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Biography Resource Center

Search for people - both current and historic from all eras and fields of endeavor -
based on name, occupation, nationality, ethnicity, birth/death dates and places, or gender,
as well as keyword and full text.
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History Resource Center: U.S. provides integrated access to over 4,000 historical
(primary) document, articles from more than 30 reference titles, and over 110 full-text
journal covering themes, events, individuals and periods in U.S. history from pre-Colonial
times to the present.
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History Resource Center: World is a comprehensive collection of award-winning reference,
full-text articles from leading scholarly publications, an array of primary sources, and images,
maps and charts which provide expansive geographic and chronological research materials
for the study of world history.
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Literature Resource Center

Full-text journal articles, literary criticism, reviews, biographical information, and overviews
on over 130,000 writers in all disciplines, from all time periods and from around the world.
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Science Resource Center

Researching science topics has never been easier -- with Science Resource Center, thousands
of topic overviews, experiments, biographies, pictures and illustrations are just a few clicks away
and the latest scientific developments are covered in articles from over 200 magazines and academic
journals and links to quality web sites.
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Opposing Viewpoints Resource Center

Drawing on acclaimed series published by Greenhaven Press and other Thomson Gale imprints,
OVRC features viewpoint articles, topic overviews, full-text magazine, academic journal,
and newspaper articles, primary source documents, statistics, images and podcasts,
and links to Websites.
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LitFinder provides the opportunity for complete appreciation and study of great literary works
by offering access to more than 135,000 full-text poems, stories, plays and more. Fast. As a
stand-alone resource, or as a fantastic complement to Gale's Literature Resource Center, LitFinder puts
complete works - and additional information sources such as biographies, essays and explanations -
into the hands and minds of students and researchers for further study, evaluation and enjoyment.
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Global Issues in Context contains thousands of videos and requires that both Windows Media
Player and QuickTime be installed on users’ computers.
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Ebsco provides access to over 1,800 magazines and journal articles, full-text newspaper, as well as
American Heritage Dictionary, Dunn & Bradstreet Company Directory, ERIC,the Educational Resource
Information Center, NewspaperSource, Health source and Master Premier, a multidisciplinary database
with full text for more than 2,000 general reference publications dating as far back as 1975.

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Encyclopedia Britannica Online: USERNAME: spar72416

At present the students have unlimited access to the full, updated contents of the 32-volume
Encyclopedia Britannica, plus: the Web's best sites, and thousands of video and audio clips.
The Merriam - Webster Collegiate Abridged Dictionary is also available on this website.
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Proquest provides coverage from more then 2,000 newspapers, magazines, reference works
and over 300 professional journals.
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Country Watch is an online international economic, socio-demographic database for
cross-national statistical comparisons of 192 countries, updated on an annual basis.
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National Catholic Register
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Turn It In

Recognized worldwide as the standard in online plagiarism prevention, Turnitin helps educators
and students take full advantage of the internet's educational potential. Used by thousands
of institutions in over eighty countries, Turnitin's products promote originality in student work,
improve student writing and research skills, encourage collaborative learning, and save
valuable instructor time.
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NoodleBib, a fully-integrated note-taking and documentation program which is anchored
in the best practices of academic research and inquiry learning. Known as the most comprehensive
and accurate bibliography composer on the Web, NoodleBib also includes a note-taking component
which enables you to extract, organize and synthesize information that you find during the
research process. NoodleBib is a flexible teaching tool which supports both individual learning
preferences and a variety of teaching styles.
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Columbia Granger's World of Poetry Online is the largest collection of full text poems on the Web.
Completely updated and expanded in 2007, The Columbia Granger's World of Poetry Online now
offers users access to 250,000 poems in full text with 450,000 poem citations. The database includes
all poems indexed since the print 8th edition (1985). Granger's also includes a wide range of critical
and historical tools and features to enhance an understanding and enjoyment of poetry.
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