Open Monday - Friday 6:45 A.M. - 3:00 P.M.
The mission of the Crown Point Community School Corporation Learning Commons is to foster a lifelong love of reading and learning. Our staff embraces intellectual freedom while supporting the curriculum through the application of a variety of materials and providing instruction in the responsible use of contemporary and emerging media.
CPCSC library media collections are cataloged and circulated through Follett's Destiny Resource Management System. The catalog is online and available both in and outside of the corporation buildings. By opening the catalog, students and faculty can search for books, check their availability, browse the shelf lists, access student generated book reviews, and check the "Top Ten" list to see what their peers are reading.
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Grolier Online Encyclopedia
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Biography In Context
Virtually every course of study — from history to science to literature — is ultimately tied to the study of people. Biography in Context delivers outstanding research support with 600,000+ biographical entries — on more than 528,000 individuals — spanning history and geography.
Gale Virtual Reference Library
Free access to reference ebooks.
Health and Wellness Resource Center and Alternative Health Module
Comprehensive resource for libraries, schools, and hospitals that provides integrated access to medical, statistical, health, and related information. The Health & Wellness Resource Center features a fully updated, intuitive interface—providing multiple pathways to key information. Its browser-style format lets you read the latest news, review a set of subject areas, select a particular resource, or search across the entire database.
Health Reference Center Academic
Multi-source database provides access to the full text of nursing and allied health journals, plus the wide variety of personal health information sources in InfoTrac's award-winning Health Reference Center. All in a single, easy-to-use database, the material contained in this database is intended for informational purposes only.
Indiana History Online
This digital archive documents state history. Drawn from the Sabin collection and other Gale sources, the archive provides access to a wide variety of documents: personal narratives and memoirs, pamphlets and political speeches, sermons and songs, legal treatises and children's books.
You can browse the entire collection organized by subjects, authors, and titles. To locate documents in the collection most relevant to a specific research assignment or personal interest, you can also search by keyword, subject, author, title or full-text. This collection makes it possible to research state history easily and conveniently from your own computer.
Literature Criticism Online
International in scope, LitFinder covers all time periods and contains a wealth of primary literature content. This includes approximately 140,000 full-text poems, 800,000 poem citations and excerpts, 7,100 full-text short stories and novels, 3,800 full-text essays, 2,000 full-text speeches and 1,700 full-text plays. It also includes biographies, work summaries, photographs and a glossary.
Military and Intelligence Database
Both the historian and reporter on the frontline will find useful information in this collection, composed of content from over 400 journals, which covers all aspects of the past and current state of military affairs. Key subjects covered include: socioeconomic effects of war, governmental policies, the structure of armed forces, and many more.
Nursing and Allied Health Collection
All aspects of the Nursing profession -- from direct patient care to health care administration -- are covered. This collection's current and authoritative content will be of use to both professionals already working in the field as well as students pursuing a nursing-focused curriculum.
Nursing Resource Center
Poetry Criticism assembles critical responses to the writings of the world's most renowned poets and provides supplementary biographical context and bibliographic material to guide the reader to a greater understanding of the genre and its creators. Each entry includes a set of previously published reviews, essays and other critical responses from sources that include scholarly books and journals, literary magazines, interviews, letters and diaries, carefully selected to create a representative history and cross-section of critical responses.
Science in Context
Supporting high school curricula and university coursework, Science in Context features authoritative information for assignments and projects, and provides detailed coverage of popular subjects. From earth science and life science, to space, technology, mathematics and science history and biography, this revolutionary, curriculum-oriented online experience is designed to boost achievement for students and researchers.
Indiana's Online Research Library; free to Indiana residents. Current Magazine and Newspaper articles on current topics, as well as reference resources including biographies and countries.
Crown Point Community Library
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Includes dictionaries in English and world languages, a thesaurus tool, a translator, and other language resources
KnightCite Citation Builder
A project of the Hekman Library at Calvin College; builds print and electronic resource citations in MLA, APA, or Chicago style
Northwest Indiana Times Online
Local newspaper source
Old Farmer's Almanac
Fun and practical information for everyday life including moon calendars, planting charts, recipes, weather predictions, and more
Indexes quality, credible, and timely resources that are free and family-friendly
CPHS students may have up to five books checked out at one time. To check out, students must present their CPHS IDs at the circulation desk. Students may place holds on books that are currently checked out, and students may renew books that are not on hold. Students will be charged for lost, stolen, or damaged books. Books can be returned in the Learning Commons or in the book drops located near the Learning Commons doors in the C and D hallways.
- Books circulate for two weeks.
- Reference Materials circulate overnight and are due back during zero period.
- Magazines circulate for one week.
If we do not have the materials needed by a student, we may be able to obtain them from another library. This will require time, so students must plan ahead.
- Students are welcome to visit the Learning Commons during lunch or study hall if they have passes from teachers with whom they are currently enrolled. Students are required to sign in.
Students must work quietly and respectfully.
Students must push in their chairs and clean up their work areas before leaving.
Students must remain seated until the bell rings.
Students may print assignments on the Ricoh printers.