We are happy to provide you with access to research databases both at home and at school. To use these resources while logged into our school network, type in the URL, and you will be immediately authenticated. To use the databases at home or other remote sites, you will need a username and password. Contact the DHS Librarian for usernames and passwords.

These resources are paid for by the school and licensed for the use of our teachers and students; we ask that you not give login and password information to anyone outside of our school community. Thank you.

Access Science
http://www.accessscience.com
This database contains all the articles from the latest edition of the McGraw-Hill Encyclopedia of Science & Technology, Research Updates from the McGraw-Hill Yearbooks, thousands of illustrations, and the latest Science News® headlines, ScienCentral® videos, and more. In addition to the encyclopedia articles, there are study guides, including study guides and practice quizzes for the AP Chemistry and AP Biology tests. There are also links to related web sites, as well as “added illustrations, animations, and image galleries.”

Atomic Learning
http://www.atomiclearning.com/k12/home
Atomic Learning is an online resource for learning how to use technology. The site contains tutorials on a wide variety of software that you use in your projects at Dominican, including Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher), Adobe applications (Photoshop, Dreamweaver, etc.), Prezi, Glogster, Windows MovieMaker, Audacity, and many more.

CultureGrams Online
http://online.culturegrams.com
CultureGrams Online provides country and cultural reports for over 200 countries, the 50 states in the U.S., and 13 Canadian provinces and territories. The reports are written by natives and residents of the countries featured in CultureGrams. Factual information and multimedia content provide details on “25 different aspects of the country and its culture.”

Gale Student Resources in Context
http://infotrac.galegroup.com/itweb/milw24492
Gale Student Resources in Context is a database that includes the contents of a wide variety of reference publications and other information resources. This collection of resources covers a wide variety of subjects, including literature, history, geography, mathematics, and science. You may start your search by typing search terms into the “Basic Search” at the top of the home screen.

OverDrive Digital Library
http://dominicanhighschool.lib.overdrive.com
OverDrive is a digital collection recently added to our Library holdings. While our DHS Library site is accessible only in our building, our OverDrive site is accessible 24/7, as long as you have an internet connection.

Check out ebooks or audiobooks and download them to your PC, eReader, or mobile device. They “check themselves in” at the end of the lending period, so no overdues for you!

SIRS Researcher
http://researcher.sirs.com
SIRS Researcher is especially useful for research on the pros and cons of current and controversial issues. It contains articles from magazines and newspapers, as well as access to images, a world almanac, maps and flags. SIRS offers Keyword searching and Subject Heading searching; you must choose the one you prefer to use. Buttons and links for limiting your search can be found on the top of the homepage, next to the search window.

Don’t forget about this FREE resource available to all schools and public libraries in Wisconsin:

Badgerlink
http://www.badgerlink.net
This is a free resource available at school, at home, or at a public library in Wisconsin. In the labs at school, Badgerlink is bookmarked in the Firefox browser. At home or on your school laptop, type in the URL listed above.

When using Badgerlink at home, you must provide a password to authenticate you as a Wisconsin resident. First, you must click on “Library Card Login” link at the top of the page. From the alphabetical list, click on the link to Whitefish Bay — Dominican High School, and type in the barcode number from your school ID card. Then you’ll be free to use any of the databases provided on the Badgerlink homepage.

A number of new resources have recently been added to Badgerlink. In the past, DHS has paid for a subscription to Encyclopedia Britannica online. This important resource is now available for free from the Badgerlink homepage. There are several Britannica resources available, including the High School Edition and Enciclopedia Universal en Español.

The EBSCOHost group of databases has also added some new features that are great for students. Check out the links to Literary Reference Center, History Reference Center, Science Reference Center, and Consumer Health Complete.

In addition, a great new resource has been added that can help you prepare for the ACT, SAT, or AP exams. From the Badgerlink homepage, click on LearningExpress Library. Register as a new user to set up a login and password for yourself. Once you’re logged in, you’ll be able to click on the “College Preparation” button and find links to practice tests for the ACT, SAT, and AP exams.