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High School Library

The High School Library is a curriculum centered collection, offering a wide range of books and multi-media resources for students, faculty, staff, and often parents in support of the syllabus. The library features a strong Judaica/Hebraica collection, extensive collections in art, world and American history, holocaust studies, literature, poetry, and both classic and modern fiction. Students have access through the library to multiple online databases accessible both in-school and remotely. The library also provides a welcoming atmosphere, for relaxation, and an inviting venue for quiet study and reflection, and is open and staffed after school hours.

Shimon Vogel, Librarian
Judith Marbach, Assistant Librarian

Books circulate for two weeks with renewals as needed.
Periodicals circulate on an as needed basis. Current issues do not circulate.

Beyond the Shelves

Internet Jewish Resources- This is a vast resource in Jewish studies. You might find your favorite Jewish site here.

The Israel HighWay - A Publication for US High School Students about life in Israel.

The Information Literacy Game -- Challenge your friends to questions about research, citation, and reliable sources. The only game allowed in the Heschel Library, originally from University of North Carolina at Greensboro.

Daily articles from this Israeli newspaper

Jewish Virtual Library
This is a large collection of references to many publications on a large variety of Jewish subject areas. It does not provide full text. The searcher must find sources for the items referenced.

Israel Ministry of Foreign Affairs
This is a site offering information on Israeli foreign affairs.

Israeli Knesset
This site details the Israeli governmental structure and has information about the various branches of government in both Hebrew and English

Israeli Presidency
This site tells about the Israeli presidency and contains photos of various events.

Jewish History
This is a rich source of data for research in Jewish history.

Israeli News
This site is the locus for the Israeli news channel and radio station – Arutz Sheva

Yediot Achronot
This site is the online news and opinion source for Yediot Achronot, the Israeli Newspaper.

Sometimes we are all puzzled by an acronym that we see. Here's a source to help you find the meaning of over 40.000 acronyms. Enjoy!

Interfaith Alliance
The national non-partisan advocacy voice of the interfaith movement, committed to protecting the integrity of both religion and democracy in America.

Center for Islamic Pluralism
A think tank thal challenges the dominance of American Muslim life by militant Islamic groups.

Interfaith Dialog Center
Endeavors to promote respect and mutual understanding among all faiths and cultures.

Bitter Lemons
Presents Israeli and Palestinian viewpoints on prominent issues of concern. It focuses on the Palestinian-Israeli conflict and peace process. It is produced, edited and partially written by Ghassan Khatib, a Palestinian, and Yossi Alpher, an Israeli. Its goal is to contribute to mutual understanding through the open exchange of ideas.

Bitter Lemons International
a weekly internet forum for an array of world perspectives on the Midle East and its specific concerns. Edited jointly by an Israeli and Palestinian.

Science News
A bi-weekly magazine of current issues in science. The library subscribes to the hard-copy edition.

One-Act Plays
A collection of free, full-script one-act plays categorized by comedy or drama and searchable by playwright and cast size.

G.L. Horton's One Act Plays
A collection of one-act plays which includes full scripts and performance directions, plus free monologues.

Online Resources

Bar Ilan Responsa Database (currently for in-school use only)

Oxford English Dictionary
An unsurpassed guide to the meaning, history, and pronounciation of over half a million words, present and past.

Oxford Reference Online
Quick reference to full resources of Oxford companions.

Berg Fashion Library
Interdisciplinary and integrated text, image, and journal content on world dress and fashion

Oxford Music
"The new home of Grove Music Online and the access point for new and forthcoming Oxford music reference subscriptions and products." Useful for searching out information about musicians, composers, musical styles, and music history.

Oxford Biblical Studies
Six essential Oxford editions of the Bible alongside commentary and annotations from study Bibles seamlessly combined with reference material and primary texts.

Oxford Art Online
"The new home of Grove Art Online and the access point for new and forthcoming Oxford art reference subscriptions and products." A comprehensive site for information about art history, genres, aesthetics, and artists.

Oxford African American Studies Center
Resources including Encyclopedia of African American History, Africana, and the African American National Biography project.

An ever-expanding archive of academic journals in full text.

The source for recent newspaper and periodicals as well as legal and statistical documents.

CQ Researcher
A source for topics in current events from different perspectives.

Proquest Platinum
This site replaces EBSCO Master File Select. It is a vast array of periodicals and journals in all subject aras, many of which are full text with RSS feeds as well. It also includes The New York Times back to 1851. Click on the "Database" pulldown menu to select what your search will include.

Allows access to all of the following Gale sites: Gale Business and Company Resource Center (including Business ASAP), Gale Newspapers, Gale Health and Wellness Resource Center and Alternative Health, Twayne's Authors Series.

Biblical Archaeology Society Online Archive
An archive of the journal Biblical Archaeology Review (March 1975-present) which reports on issues, discoveries, and controversies regarding archaeology in Israel and the surrounding lands.

Allows access to all of the follow Grollier offerings: Grolier Encyclopedia Americana, Grolier Multimedia Encyclopedia, New Book of Knowledge (Grolier).

Columbia Grangers
Poetry Index.

Architecture and Development of NYC
A Columbia University site.

CIA World Factbook



Library Hours:
8:30-AM-6:00 PM
8:30 AM-End of Day