Welcome to NSHS Library
The NSHS Library has over 10,000 books, a virtual reference library, an online card catalog, and several databases.
The NSHS Library is open from 7:30 am to 4:30, Monday through Friday. Students may visit before school, at lunch, and after school without a pass from a teacher. Up to four students may visit during any period with a pass for printing, research, or book checkout; students must sign in with their name, ID# and reason for visiting.
Student Checkout Period
Books may be checked out for up to four weeks and students may check out up to four books at a time. Students must present a student ID to check out books. Students may request to hold a book from the online catalog on the library website. The book will be held for the student for five days. Books must be present in order to be renewed. Books with holds are not renewable. There are no fines charged for the late return of books.
While every student at North Salinas High School has been issued a Chromebook, some students may still need to print out materials for class. The library offers eight print stations that students may use free of charge.
Search the NSHS Library Databases
We offer several databases for student and staff use. Databases are useful for compiling articles on a variety of subjects. These databases are especially helpful to those who are writing research papers, seeking a deeper understanding on topics covered in class, and debate preperation.
In order to access the library databases, please use the new apps portal. You will be asked to sign-in using your ID# or user name, and may be asked to fill out some information. After that, you will have access to all of the databases from the same page.
Issues Researcher Database
Issues Researcher is a general research database covering most subjects by combining articles from over 2,000 international sources. Analysis and opinions cover the pros, cons, and everything in between of 345+ social, scientific, health, historic, economic, political, and global issues. Supported articles help build solid foundations for understanding complex global issues.
Articles and graphics in SIRS Issues Researcher are carefully selected according to strict SIRS criteria for content reliability, relevance, and age-appropriateness. Titles include: American History, The Christian Science Monitor, Economist, Foreign Affairs, Financial Times, Global Viewpoint, Maclean’s, National Geographic, and Newsweek.
Translation and voice recordings are available for most articles, as well as interactive tutorials for research help. This is an excellent database for debate preperation, persuasive essay writing, and for those seeking a more rounded understanding on a topic.
ProQuest Discoverer Database
Discoverer covers most subjects with full-text articles from newspapers, magazines, and other reference sources. There are over 2,200 reliable, high-quality sources. The collection includes integrated educational Websites and reference materials such as the Compton’s by Britannica encyclopedia and DK Eyewitness books. This is an excellent general research database, good for report writing.
ProQuest Central Student
ProQuest’s STEM Database comprises relevant content in core Science curricular areas such as biology, chemistry, physics, technology, engineering, and math. It contains more than 500 journals, including such titles as The Lancet, British Medical Journal, and Science. It also includes several useful and highly regarded trade and popular science titles like Wired, Scientific American, PC World, Psychology Today, National Geographic, and Astronomy.
This is a powerful database to use when researching or writing about science, technology, engineering, and mathematics content.
Search the Library Catalog
Use the Search Field below to find out if we have the book you're looking for! Just type the title or author into field and hit enter (or click the magnifying glass). Presto! You can also click HERE to access the catalog for reading lists and browsing.