Welcome to the Bella Biondo Research Center
The Pope John XXIII Bella Biondo Research Center - like the school itself has undergone dramatic changes in the past few years. The transformation of our library from the small brick building nestled on top of the hill to the impressive and technologically integrated facility we have today, marks the dedication and commitment of many parents, volunteers, and donors who have given so generously of their time and resources.
Endowed and named after the Biondo family of Matamoras, PA., the family goal is to eventually establish Pope John XXIII Bella Biondo Research Center as the best private school research center in the state. The Biondo family is committed to ensuring that our students not only have access to the latest research technology, but that students are encouraged to become familiar with the many different formats in which information is made available to them today. It is hoped that by offering students a strong foundation in traditional, technological, an integrated research skills, they will be well prepared for the challenges they face as they leave Pope John and make their way in our globalized world.
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A one stop virtual library source for approximately 1000 E-Books in full text
*When using any of the Gale: InfoTrac Resource Centers below, you must enter in the username: spar72416
Biography Resource Center
Search for people - both current and historic from all eras and fields of endeavor - based on name, occupation, nationality, ethnicity, birth/death dates and places, or gender, as well as keyword and full text.
History Resource Center: U.S. provides integrated access to over 4,000 historical (primary) document, articles from more than 30 reference titles, and over 110 full-text journal covering themes, events, individuals and periods in U.S. history from pre-Colonial times to the present.
History Resource Center: World is a comprehensive collection of award-winning reference, full-text articles from leading scholarly publications, an array of primary sources, and images, maps and charts which provide expansive geographic and chronological research materials for the study of world history.
Literature Resource Center
Full-text journal articles, literary criticism, reviews, biographical information, and overviews on over 130,000 writers in all disciplines, from all time periods and from around the world.
Science Resource Center
Researching science topics has never been easier -- with Science Resource Center, thousands of topic overviews, experiments, biographies, pictures and illustrations are just a few clicks away and the latest scientific developments are covered in articles from over 200 magazines and academic journals and links to quality web sites.
Opposing Viewpoints Resource Center
Drawing on acclaimed series published by Greenhaven Press and other Thomson Gale imprints, OVRC features viewpoint articles, topic overviews, full-text magazine, academic journal, and newspaper articles, primary source documents, statistics, images and podcasts, and links to Websites.
provides the opportunity for complete appreciation and study of great literary works by offering access to more than 135,000 full-text poems, stories, plays and more. Fast. As a stand-alone resource, or as a fantastic complement to Gale's Literature Resource Center, LitFinder puts complete works - and additional information sources such as biographies, essays and explanations - into the hands and minds of students and researchers for further study, evaluation and enjoyment.
Global Issues in Context
contains thousands of videos and requires that both Windows Media Player and QuickTime be installed on users’ computers.
Ebsco provides access to over 1,800 magazines and journal articles, full-text newspaper, as well as American Heritage Dictionary, Dunn & Bradstreet Company Directory, ERIC, the Educational Resource Information Center, NewspaperSource, Health source and Master Premier, a multidisciplinary database with full text for more than 2,000 general reference publications dating as far back as 1975.
For the Theology databases use the following log-in creditentials
Encyclopedia Britannica Online: USERNAME: spar72416
At present the students have unlimited access to the full, updated contents of the 32-volume Encyclopedia Britannica, plus: the Web's best sites, and thousands of video and audio clips. The Merriam - Webster Collegiate Abridged Dictionary is also available on this website.
Proquest provides coverage from more then 2,000 newspapers, magazines, reference works and over 300 professional journals.
Country Watch is an online international economic, socio-demographic database for cross-national statistical comparisons of 192 countries, updated on an annual basis.
Turn It In
Recognized worldwide as the standard in online plagiarism prevention, Turnitin helps educators and students take full advantage of the internet's educational potential. Used by thousands of institutions in over eighty countries, Turnitin's products promote originality in student work, improve student writing and research skills, encourage collaborative learning, and save valuable instructor time.
, a fully-integrated note-taking and documentation program which is anchored in the best practices of academic research and inquiry learning. Known as the most comprehensive and accurate bibliography composer on the Web, NoodleBib also includes a note-taking component which enables you to extract, organize and synthesize information that you find during the research process. NoodleBib is a flexible teaching tool which supports both individual learning preferences and a variety of teaching styles.
Columbia Granger's World of Poetry Online
is the largest collection of full text poems on the Web. Completely updated and expanded in 2007, The Columbia Granger's World of Poetry Online now offers users access to 250,000
poems in full text with 450,000
poem citations. The database includes all poems indexed since the print 8th edition (1985). Granger's also includes a wide range of critical and historical tools and features to enhance an understanding and enjoyment of poetry.