Below are descriptions of some of the digital resources available to students via the WHS Library. Check a few out!
WHS Library Discover and WHS Library Classic
Use these links to find resources in our library! Destiny Discover provides a more visual, user friendly search experience while Destiny Classic allows more options for limiting your search.
Use this link to access Fort Vancouver Regional Library’s online resources and services. If asked to log in, use 98674000 followed by your Skyward student ID. Your PIN is the 4-digit year you were born.
If prompted for a login and password use:
Use CultureGrams to find information on the countries of the world, the 50 U.S. states, or the 13 Canadian provinces.
eLibrary is a general reference collection of periodical and digital media content, meaning it contains newspaper and magazine articles, websites, videos and more on a wide range of topics.
History Study Center
History Study Center offers historical materials that span from ancient times through today’s current events.
Like eLibrary, SIRS is a general reference database meaning it contains information on a wide range of topics in a wide range of formats. The difference is that SIRS is designed for elementary and middle school users so it is easier to use than our other general reference collections.
ProQuest Learning: Literature
ProQuest Learning: Literature contains works of poetry, prose, and drama from around the world, as well as author biographies, literary criticisms, essays, reviews, and interviews from literary magazines and journals.
ProQuest Research Library
ProQuest Research Library is another general reference database. So how is it different from SIRS and eLibrary? It is geared toward high school and adult researchers and is more comprehensive, containing more resources than SIRS and eLibrary, including articles from scholarly journals.
News and Debate
New York Times
Access the New York Times online for breaking news, multimedia, reviews & opinion on Washington, business, sports, movies, travel, books, jobs, education, and more.
NYT Learning Network
A section of the New York Times online intended for students and teachers with news quizzes, lessons, student opinion, contests, and more.
Get your news here! Newsela offers high quality articles about current events that are written for students. You can even limit articles by reading level and grade level.
ProCon.org is a website dedicated to providing unbiased information on controversial issues. If you are working on a debate or trying to decide which side of an issue you stand on, this is your website.
Each month we feature five new books arriving at our library. Follow this link to see the cover art and descriptions of this month’s spotlighted titles, as well as titles from previous months.
Each year we feature books that are nominated for, or have recently won, an award. We spotlight the Newbery, Printz, Young Readers Choice, Evergreen Young Adult, and YALSA Nonfiction book awards. Use the links to see descriptions of the featured titles from current and past years.