Learning Commons

The Learning Commons provides a comfortable haven for students to study, read, write, research, collaborate, receive academic support and expand their academic horizons.

See yourself here . . .

See yourself searching for journal articles, consulting online encyclopedias and reading e-books in the LC. The Saint Joseph Prep Learning Commons maintains a growing collection of excellent print and electronic resources to support the curriculum. Students are encouraged to use all available databases, e-books and print resources when conducting research.

Boston Globe — As members of the Massachusetts Library System we can access the Boston Globe Archives through Proquest's News & Issues databases.

Boston Public Library Databases — The Boston Public Library offers remote access to all residents of the Commonwealth for its electronic resources. Use your BPL Library card to log in or sign up for an E-card at the BPL site.

Encyclopedia Britannica — As members of the Massachusetts Library System, we have access to the online version of Encyclopedia Britannica.

Gale Databases — Full suite of databases provided by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners, the agency of state government responsible for the improvement of library services throughout the Commonwealth.

E-Point Books — E-books provided by Rosen Publishing. Log in and read e-books online in the Library or at home any time, day or night. Ask Mrs. Walkins for our user name and password.

Follett Shelf E-books — Read e-books online in the Library or at home any time, day or night. Download the Follett Reader app onto your iPad and ask Mrs. Walkins for your user name and password.

New York Times — As members of the Massachusetts Library System we can access the New York Times Archives through Proquest's News & Issues databases.

OWLThe Purdue Online Writing Lab offers free resources to students and teachers including MLA 8 citation information, resources for ESL students and tips on avoiding plagiarism.

Pew Research Center A non-partisan fact tank that conducts public opinion polls, demographic research and media content analysis.

Be yourself here . . .

Be yourself in the LC and borrow a book that is just right for you. The Learning Commons has an extensive circulating fiction and non-fiction print collection and invites everyone to become an active member of our reading community.

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Did you know?

Did you know that the White House was once home to two lion cubs named Tax Reduction and Budget Bureau? The 30th president, Calvin Coolidge, and his wife Grace, were animal lovers. While living at the White House, they received animals as gifts from around the world, including a pygmy hippopotamus, a wallaby, pekin ducks and the two lions.

Read more about Presidential Pets on the National Children’s Book and Literacy Alliance website.

Read, imagine, discover and learn in the SJP Learning Commons!

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