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This guide includes databases, periodicals, and newspapers available to the Carrollton Community.



                        Databases A - Z  - FIND AND SEARCH 


How to Raise a Reader

From the moment you’re expecting your first child, you are bombarded with messages about the importance of reading. For good reason: The benefits of reading at every stage of a child’s development are well documented. Happily, raising a reader is fun, rewarding and relatively easy....“How to Raise a Reader.” The New York Times, The New York Times,




1.Global Health Equity Symposium : Resources : April 2018

A Global Health Equity Symposium sponsored by the Sacred Heart Network and in partnership with Carrollton School of the Sacred Heart will bring educators, medical professionals, ... for a weekend to share and explore the inequalities of health systems throughout the world.



1. Biology
2. Brain and Gender
3. Chemistry

4. General Science
5. Physics
6. Stewardship
Stewardship is the job of supervising or taking care of something, such as an organization or property.
"responsible stewardship of our public lands"
7. Sustainability
Sustainability, also commonly known as ‘resilience,’ is the ability to adapt to and overcome environmental, ecological, economic, developmental and other challenges to ensure long-term growth.

8.  Climate 21 The Climate 21 Project taps the expertise of more than 150 experts with high-level government experience, including nine former cabinet appointees, to deliver actionable advice for a rapid-start, whole-of-government climate response coordinated by the White House and accountable to the President.



Welcome to RESEARCH GUIDES with Helpful Hints

Reference Guides are intended to introduce Carrollton students to our available library resources and to help guide you through the research process with examples and suggestions, -  To help get you started :

On these pages, you will find what we consider to be the core reference materials, including information about what they are, where to find them, and how to use them. 

  1. Remember, this list is not exhaustive:.
  2. Included are detailed instructions for MLA, and discipline specific databases - such as :  JSTOR, EBSCO, Literature Resource Center, and Literature Criticism Online, and more than 60 databases for your research needs.
  3. Remember, when you are looking for print books -  search the library's online catalog for print items on the shelf and for digital books, search Overdrive - SORA - and the Miami Dade Public Library.

 For Questions:  

How to search databases?

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Founders Library Guidelines


1. Work quietly, Soft voices. Both adults and students need to use the library for study, reading and research.

2. Students may not use cell phones except for school work during the school day in the libraries, and must have them on vibrate during and after school. No calls in the library. Ear buds are permissible to keep out ambient sound at a low volume.

3. Students may not have food, candy or gum in the libraries. Drinks in sealed containers are the exception.

4. Keep book bags under tables and away from traffic areas.    

5. Keep your feet off the furniture.




We share the Quiet Room with the Faculty.   Working together is encouraged in all other parts of the library.




6. Do not sit on tables or share one chair. They are fragile.

7. Pick up library materials after use. Do not reshelve books unless asked to do so.

8. Push in chairs when you leave.


9. Dispose of your trash in receptacles provided and take personal belongings with you when you leave the library.  



1. All library items must be signed out.  Borrowing privileges may be suspended for students who remove materials without permission.

2. Lending periods for library materials are for two weeks and may be renewed.

3. Upper School students should return US books to the book drop at the circulation desk.

4. You are responsible for items you borrow and for returning them. Do not lend your library materials to others.


1. Upper School students will receive overdue notices each Monday morning.

2. Students with overdues may be unable to borrow.

3. Students will be charged for damaged or lost items.



1. Notify library staff if equipment is not working properly.

2. Log off computers after use.

3. Print sparingly and double-sided.

4. The US library provides a photocopier/scanner for student use.