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Catholic High School

Library Media Center

The Shepherd Library and Media Center is an essential partner in the academic life of the school.  It is a welcoming space where students may study, conduct research, work, read, or play a game of chess.  The adjacent Maker Space provides students with a place in which they can exercise their creativity and work collaboratively.  

Print and digital resources

  • Over 10,000 library holdings of fiction and non-fiction

  • Online catalog available 24/7

  • Online subscriptions, databases and websites

The Library staff works with teachers, through class visits, and with individuals to ensure that students are properly versed in all aspects of information and digital literacy in preparation for college and beyond.



CHS research databases

Gale Literature Resource Center

  • Password: schools

Bloom's Literature (Infobase)

  • Username: Crusaders1

  • Password: Crusaders1

Helpful book websites to explore (for all topics):

Folger Shakespeare Library


British Library: Treasures in Full

Internet Shakespeare Editions

Helpful books and websites by topic:

  1. Shakespeare and the development of the teenage brain

2. Directing, Acting, and Staging Shakespeare

3.  Shakespeare, Gender, and the Role of Women

4. Educational value of Shakespeare

5. Theater & the Globe Theatre

6. Courting and marriage customs

  • Marriage and Courtship

  • Shakespeare's Staging: Romeo and Juliet

  • Shakespeare in His Age by F.E. Halliday

  • Shakespeare by Michael Wood

  • Shakespeare's England, ed. by Editors of Horizon Magazine

  • Life in Elizabethan Days by William Stearns Davis

  • Shakespeare's Restless World: Portrait of an Era by Neil MacGregor

7. The role of the church and religion

8. Weaponry

9. Elizabethan medicine

Other Print Resources

Try searching the CHS library catalog to find library books on your topic.

Ms. Mackenzie Anderson

Ms. Mackenzie Anderson

Mrs. Sarah Wohlers

Mrs. Sarah Wohlers

Educational Technology Coordinator

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