Batavia High School LRC | Batavia High School Summer Reading List | Tips for Teachers

Reference Databases 


Batavia Public Library subscribes to a variety of reference databases, which are useful for doing research.  


The following reference databases are among the most useful for homework research: 


·  Student Resource Center Gold provides full-text articles from reference books, magazines, and journals, and covers a variety of subject areas. 


·  American National Biography provides full-text premier biographical resource for notable people in American life. 



·  World Almanac provides full-text articles from The World Almanac and Funk & Wagnall’s New Encyclopedia. 


·  America's News Magazines provides full-text magazine articles about news, business, entertainment, science and technology, lifestyle, and sports.  


·  NoveList Plus provides information about more than 150,000 fiction and 50,000 nonfiction books, and offers book discussion guides, author read-alikes, lists of award winners, series information, and various ways to search for books. These databases are available within the Library on the Library’s computers, and from outside the Library to Batavia Public Library cardholders who may access the databases by logging in with their library card number and PIN. If you are logging in from outside the Library, after you click on the name of the database you would like to search:


In the "Library Card Number" box, type the barcode number located on the back of your Batavia Public Library card, without the spaces. In the "PIN" box, type your PIN. (Unless you have changed your PIN, it is the word changeme).


Click the Submit button.


Batavia High School LRC


Batavia High School Summer Reading List


Tips for Teachers


Teachers and students are important members of the community served by the Batavia Public Library District.  While we are not a substitute for the school library, we can be an additional source of information and assistance. To help us serve you more efficiently, we have compiled a few “Tips for High School Teachers.” 


Library Visits

Classes within the Batavia Public Library District are welcome to visit the Library for a tour. Call the Reference Desk at (630) 879-4777 to schedule a visit for students in grades 9-12. Please make requests for visits at least two weeks in advance. 


Class Projects

Visit or call the Library, or search the Library’s online catalog to find out what materials are available before creating

   your assignments.


Be willing to accept page or chapter references from books, magazine and newspaper articles, and/or articles from

   general or specialized encyclopedias or dictionaries, as well as citations from online reference sources. An entire book

   on a limited subject may not exist or be available at research time.


Check for availability of materials at the appropriate reading level for your students.


Give students a choice on reading lists. Be willing to let them ask a librarian to help them choose a similar title if copies

   of the desired title are unavailable. 


Borrowing Materials from the Library


Teachers are welcome to borrow items from the Library using their personal library cards.


Valid Library cards from neighboring public libraries are accepted at the Batavia Public Library. Students and teachers

   should apply for a library card from their home library.  



Contact the Batavia Public Library staff. We’ll be happy to help you!

Grades 9-12: Contact the Adult Services Department at (630) 879-4777.
Batavia Library Fax: (630) 879-9118