Biomes Pathfinder

I. WHS Library website


OPAC: The electronic catalog for Waltham High School is accessible both at the school library and at home.

  • From the school library, go to any computer and select the OPAC icon on the desktop (computers labeled OPAC ONLY will already have the OPAC open). Type in your search terms and then chose the type of search that you would like to perform (i.e. keyword, title, author, subject, etc.)

  • From home, go to the WHS Library website and click on OPACs on the top navigation bar. Click Begin and then type in your search terms and then chose the type of search that you would like to perform.

III. Reference & Nonfiction

Reference books are located on the shelves below the glass windows in the back of the main room. Additional reference books are located in the Reference Room.

  • General Encyclopedia of Earth Science REF 550.3 Enc
  • Endangered Animals REF 333.95 End
  • Endangered Species REF 333.95 Ben
  • Life on Earth REF 333.95 Lif
  • The World Book Encyclopedia of Science REF 500.03 Wor
  • Earth Science for Students REF 550 Ear
  • International Wildlife Encyclopedia REF 590.3 Int
  • Encyclopedia of Life Sciences REF 574 Enc
  • The Encyclopedia of Mammals REF 599.03 Enc
  • Rain Forests of the World REF 578.734 Rai
  • Environment & Its Biomes REF 577.8 Dic
  • Magill’s Encyclopedia of Science: Plant Life REF 580.3 Mag

IV. Databases

Most school subscription databases are available from both school and home; however, from home you will need a library card number to access the databases. To access the databases, go to the Waltham High School Library website, click on the Databases link in the top navigation bar, and select the database that you are interested in searching.

  • InfoTrac: Expanded Academic ASAP
  • InfoTrac: General Onefile
  • InfoTrac: General Reference Center Gold
  • InfoTrac: Student Edition
  • InfoTrac: Academic Onefile

  • NewsBank
  • World Book
  • The New York Times

V. Internet Resources