Research Databases and eBooks
Come by the library or contact Mrs. Lofton for password information for these databases and ebooks.
ABC-CLIO Daily Life Through History
This database provides information about all aspects of daily life in different cultures from Ancient to Modern times.
Los Angeles County Public Library Databases
You can access all the great databases from the Los Angeles County Public Library network using your Manhattan Beach or Hermosa Beach library barcode number (on the back of your library card) or with our Mira Costa HS account number. Ask at the library or email Mrs. Lofton for the Mira Costa account number.
Here are two Mira Costa Favorites:
Gale Virtual Reference Library (GVRL)
JSTOR is a subscription database that is now offering its early journal content (material published before 1923 in the US and before 1870 outside the US) free of charge to non-subscribers. Students can also now open free individual accounts to access a portion of the database articles. Check this video for more information or ask Mrs. Lofton for help.
Encyclopedia of Contemporary American Social Issues
Voices of Shakespeare's England: Contemporary Accounts of Elizabethan Daily Life
Check our new ebooks available through MackinVIA
EBSCO High School eBook Collection
Includes approximately 5,100 ebooks on a wide range of topics. We have this resource available until the end of May as a free trial. Ask at the library or email Mrs. Lofton for the Username and Password.