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Welcome to Options High School Library!

Library Catalog Search 

Destiny Discover Search



Search the Bellingham High School Library! Email: to put books on hold.

Destiny Discover Search


Search the Washington Anytime Library! (Ebooks & Audio Books) Email: to find out what your Connect Ed account username and password is.

Washington Anytime Library Teens


Current Event Resources

NewsBank – access all the world’s newspapers here!    log in using bellinghamschools as username & p/w         AllSides — balanced, unbiased news coverage

Bellingham Herald Collection from NewsBank

Fake News busting sites 

F.A.I.R — detecting bias in the media    Snopes— the antidote to disinformation      Media Bias in the United States – Wikipedia

Looking for a humorous take on the news? Try The Onion!  You can also use:  Global Issues in Context    – This database  gives perspectives on International news and current events.

Excelsior Owl Online Writing Lab—  Here you will find links to help guides for every step of the research/writing process!

Library Databases Research Assistance from Portland State University  
Global Issues in ContextAnalyze important global issues and events through topic overviews, international viewpoints, news, and multimedia content.    Library DIY

Look here for assistance to help you with research,             citations, sources, and how to formulate good                     questions to begin research.

Gale OneFile: ScienceAccess information on the latest developments across a range of scientific disciplines. Updated daily.    I need to start research on my topic — these questions     and answers are helpful, but may lead you to PSU             resources which you won’t have access to.
World Religions database – covers everything about all world religions.(squalstorm)    Choosing a Topic – from the WWU Writing Center
 Additional Resources    Analyzing the Assignment — from WWU
Gale Health and Wellness – Search a full range of health-related issues, from current disease and disorder information to alternative medical practices.    Drafting an Inquiry Question – from the WWU Writing         Center
Worldbook Online    Test Your Question – to see if this question will be             something you will be successful researching. from WWU
 Student Guidelines for Writing A Research Paper – in         LibGuides    Identifying Sub Questions — this is very helpful before     doing research!  from the WWU Writing Center

Use this for accurate citations!
   MLA Formatting & Documentation Guide