Research Help



Vicky Mendoza
If you have a question, about anything to do with the media center, research, book recommendations, etc – just ask!
Click here to see IHHS Media Center Moments


Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County
Click Here to apply for a library card

You need a Public Library card to use the free database. To get a library card, sign up at any of the Library’s locations. (If you’re 18 or older, bring along some identification to verify your address . If under 18, the signature of a parent or guardian is needed.) You  may borrow items on the day you complete the application.

For Public Library Databases, including Literary Reference Center, Click HERE.  You need a library card # to access.  If you don’t have one, see Mrs. Mendoza

Database for IH HS (ACCESS NEEDED)

To access these websites below, See librarian for username and password or go to Blackboard Click on the “High School Learning Commons Media Center” course, then the “Database Passwords” button. 

Search Engines

Read Cube is a desktop application, for Windows and Mac, that is designed to help students organize their research. Read Cube provides a place for students to save and annotate scholarly documents. Through Read Cube students can search Google Scholar and PGetb Med. Students can also import to Read Cube PDFs that they find elsewhere.