Virtual Learning Commons

What are you looking For?
~ find BOOKS (and more) here~  
Did you know we have videos, ebooks, audiobooks and more too?!? ASK!

EBSCO's Academic Ebook Collection: over 450,000 multidisciplinary eBook titles representing a broad range of academic subject matter.  Self-authenticates on our campus; username and password available on Portal Page.

- would an article from a Database/Online subscription work better? 
passwords available here

Project Gutenberg over 40,000 free ebooks, available for download in many different formats

Pawling Free Library - ask for help!

Research Guide

  Amy Foster, Director, Gardiner Learning Commons
  Megan Burlington, Library Media Specialist 

  Sara Ferraris, Assistant
  Nicolle McDougal, Assistant, Archives
  Terri Moreno, Assistant

Open M-F early morning to after study hall; Sat 8-12, Sun 12-5

Other Places

CIA World Factbook - information on the history, people, government, economy, geography, communications, transportation, military, and transnational issues for 266 world entities.

Online Symbolism Dictionary - from the University of Michigan

UN Data - 32 databases - 60 million records

IPL - Internet Public Library: "Information you can trust": pre-verified sites organized by subjects.

Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History

more to come, feel free to make suggestions!

For the finished product:

The Elements of Style: a timeless source for the best written English

Turn it in is a subscription plagiarism prevention tool - all papers should be submitted here.

Click on the link to go to software to assist you in making your Works Cited pages and more!

Music Sources

Royalty-free music sources

Most popular music is protected by copyright law, and shouldn't be used in videos, etc. 
However, some is provided via public domain or Creative Commons and other licenses which permit reuse with proper attribution
[Creative Commons License 3.0 means you are free to use the music (even for commercial purposes) as long as you provide a link to their website from yours OR credit them with, for example, "music by". 
Must be part some other created works. No further permission is required.]