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General Library Information

 Librarians: Elaine Rico and Marcille Bordelon

  • During the school year, the Library is open from 7:00 am - 3:30 pm. Library is open before school, during break, lunch and after school. (Unless otherwise noted). 
  • Coin operated photocopier (10 cents per copy).
  • Scotch tape, staples, scratch paper, 3 hole punch.
  • Pen Machine (50¢ per pen) and Mechanical Pencil Machine (50¢ per pencil)

Textbook Rules and Procedures:

CUSD Library and Textbook Information-English

CUSD Library and Textbook Information-Spanish

CUSD Lost Books

CUSD Book Locker Agreement

Gr. 9-12 Textbooks - Online Resources

Orange County Public Libraries

Quick Link Here:  OC Public Libraries Online Databases & Reference eBooks (Must have a Library Card to access online resources).

To search a database, use the link above. When accessing databases from home you will be prompted to enter your 10-digit library card number (no spaces).

Quick Link Here:  Local OC Public Libraries Branch (Use this link to locate your neighborhood library).

Mission Viejo Library

Quick Link Here:  Mission Viejo Library Electronic Resources  (Must have Library Card to access online databases).

Recommended Book Links

Young Adult Library Services Association Recommended Book Links

2013 Best Fiction for Young Adults

Popular Paperbacks for Young Adults

Outstanding Books for the College Bound

American Library Association Recommended

ALA Recommended Print/Media List

Search Engines

ipl2: Information You Can Trust - Here you'll be connected to quality, authoritative sites. Search by keyword or narrow down your search by browsing categories like business, government, media, health, computers, or the arts and humanities.

refdesk.com - RefDesk is known as the "fact checker for the Internet." You can search MSN, Google, Yahoo! or Wikipedia, as well as various dictionaries and periodicals.

Infoplease - Get information on any subject, from history and government to arts and intertainment to world news to biographical information to homework help.

50 Awesome Search Engines

The links on these pages connect students to resources, which are recommended because of their educational content and value. Students are not intended to visit pages beyond the specific links provided.

On Line Research

Need to write a research paper? Want to do an A+ job without going totally NUTS? Here’s help.
 
Research and Documentation in the Electronic Age by Diana Hacker
 
An extensive annotated list of specialized sources for more than 30 disciplines. The resources are organized by type—databases and indexes, Web resources, and reference books—under four main categories: Humanities, Social Sciences, History, and Sciences.
 
UC Berkeley Teaching Library Internet - Finding Information on the Internet: A Tutorial
 
The links on these pages connect students to resources, which are recommended because of their educational content and value. Students are not intended to visit pages beyond the specific links provided.

Dewey Decimal Classification System

Dewey Decimal System
Our library is organized using the Dewey Decimal Classification System.  To learn about the Dewey Decimal System, complete these tutorials:
 
 
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CVHS Library

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