Welcome to the Media Center Page!

The Oxford High School Library Media Center is a welcoming space that nurtures student learning through various research tools, both physical (books, computers, quiet study space) and virtual (online databases, online library catalog, etc.). This webpage features a list of all the online databases available to OHS students and faculty. 

Visit Ms. Castonguay's website here for up-to-date information on citation tips, research basics, book lists, and information on using a database. 

Follow @OHS_Librarian on Twitter! 


Encyclopedias (Start Your Reseach Here!)
State provided online Encyclopedias; a great place to start your research process

Databases (State Provided)
A collection of grant based reliable and already evaluated for you resources (most with completed citations)! Courtesy of the State, compiled, published and maintained by Gale.

Electronic Research Resources
All of the resources available to us by the Mass. Board of Library Commissioners: Full-text magazines, news, encyclopedias, and e-reference books
APA, MLA and Chicago Tribune Format Resources & Tools
Links to the Purdue OWL website's format information page

Greek Mythology
links to websites and databases for reseraching Greek Mythology

Health & Wellness
Use these Gale databases for all of your health & wellness related research. Remember to click on "Full text articles" when doing your search.

Holocaust Resources
Resources curated for conducting Holocaust research
Library of Congress
The Congress of the United States' research library affiliated with the Association of Research Libraries, Research Library Group.
Growing Up
Not sure of what you want to be when you grow up? These resources will help you research what jobs and careers you might enjoy and what types of training/schooling you need to do these jobs and what your earning potential is for these jobs.

Links to information and resources to help you with your History

Movie Maker and iMovie
Use these videos to help you with your video creations and editing.

Name Etymology Resources
A list of resources to help you find out the history and origin of your name.

Use this database to help you with any Science related research.

Screenshots and Screencasting
Use this information to take screenshots and record screencasts.

Sophmore English - Oppression Studies Essay 
Gale Databases to use to assist you with your research portion of your Oppression Studies Essay

Use the links below to help with your technology needs.

Opposing Viewpoints
Political Interests
Resources to help with political research and voting information relative to the upcoming elections.

Primary Source Information
These resources include primary sources to help you with your research. These sources are very useful and important, especially when conducting research in the field of US History.

Student Intern Application

Ms. Castonguay is accepting interns for each semester to work on various projects in the library. Meet with her to discuss completing an internship in the LMC. 

We are automated!
I am happy to report that the Veronica M. Hamel Library at Oxford High School is automated. To view the OPAC (Online Public Access Catalog), please click here! Students can log in using their OHS username and password.  Guests can browse without having to log in at all. Faculty and Staff can contact me to set up access.  All resources purchased from 2012 and beyond are in the OPAC (including all ebooks)! We still have a large selection of books that are not added to OPAC, but I am hoping for the catalog to be fully updated by the end of the 2016-2017 school year!  If you have any questions, comments and/or concerns please do not hesitate to contact me! 

Calendar & Hours of Operation
Monday 7:00 am - 3:30 pm
Tuesday 7:00 am - 2:30 pm (some Tuesdays the library will close at 2:00 pm)
Wednesday7:00 am - 2:30 pm
Thursday 7:00 am - 3:00 pm 
Friday 7:00 - 2:30 pm

Please see Mrs. Castonguay to make reservations for the LMC. Thank you!