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CHS Library Resources
Librarian: Mrs. Vicky Benjamin
Email:  vbenjamin@centraliahs.org
Phone: 618-532-7391 Ext. 3086

Some of the resource links provided on this page work only at school and are marked as such. You are responsible for writing down any passwords associated with the links that require them. We are not allowed to post passwords on our website due to vendor restrictions.

All passwords are posted in the library.

DATABASES:

1. Source - Credo

2. GALE Resources

Literature Resource Center
This database contains:  Contemporary Authors, Contemporary Authors New Revisions, Dictionary of Literary Biography, Contemporary Literary Criticism and Contemporary Literary Criticism, Classical, Medieval Literature Criticism, Literature Criticism from 1400-1800, Nineteenth-Century Literature Criticism, Twentieth-Century Literary Criticism, as well as Drama Criticism, Poetry Criticism, Shakespearean Criticism, Short Story Criticism and Children's Literature Review.

Opposing Viewpoints Resource Center
Opposing Viewpoints Resource Center contains a variety of reference materials, commentaries and viewpoints, periodical and news articles, primary sources, and statistics and multimedia.

World History in Context
Covering topics in world history, this database includes reference, biographies, magazine articles, and maps and multimedia materials.

3. Bloom's Literary Reference Online
Facts on File offers:  Bloom's Literary Reference Online - contains literary criticism and author biographies

4. OCLC First Search
This database provides scholarly-level journals and professional papers on a wide variety of topics

How to Check Out a Book
Library web page login and request instructions:
Link: https://search.illinoisheartland.org/logon.aspx?header=1
  • Enter the 13 digit number under the barcode on the back of your CHS ID card.
  • Enter 1234 for the password
  • To look for items, click SEARCH underneath the purple Share icon
 Share Icon
  • Click KEYWORD
  • Click the More Search Options key
  • Under Libraries, scroll down to the Centralia 200 High School (CHSE-ZED) option and highlight it
  • Hit Set Search Options in the bottom right corner
  • Type in the title, author, or subject of the item you wish to order (Make sure you are ordering a book unless you have express permission from a teacher. Other requests will not be honored.)
  • Click the REQUEST IT button from the box on the right side of the item
  • Click SUBMIT REQUEST
  • Log out
Unless the school is on full remote learning, books will still need to be checked out in the library using a current CHS ID card.
 
Remote Learners:
If you need to order a specific material for a classroom assignment that we do not have here at CHS, you may see if that material is available from another library.
Note: Due to COVID-19, many libraries are not loaning books to other libraries. If you find the material, please allow at least 2 weeks for the item to be received here once it is ordered.
 
You will still need to:
  • Enter the 2 digit number under the barcode on the back of your CHS ID card.
  • Enter 1234 for the password
  • Click SEARCH underneath the purple Share icon
  • Click KEYWORD
  • Type in the title, author, or subject of the item you wish to order
  • Click the REQUEST IT button from the box on the right side of the item
  • Click SUBMIT REQUEST
  • Log out

Please feel free to email Ms. Benjamin at vbenjamin@centraliahs.org if you have questions or problems.