Research Resources

Start your research HERE by logging in to our online library catalog.

  • Select "Colerain Sr. High School".
  • Log in if you plan to save your research! Do so by using your student I.D. as both your username and password.
  • The home page contains several frequently used links for your convenience.
  • Select the "Catalog" tab at the top left of the page if you are searching the library catalog and/or using One Search.
  • See Mrs. Hubbard for help with your searching!

Talking to Databases

Watch this helpful video created by the Kent State University Libraries. It will help you to understand how to conduct research using keywords and search operators (also known as Boolean operators) in order to reduce the frustration that occurs when you cannot seem to find the articles that you want for your research paper (or project).


INFOhio is a comprehensive digital library that serves educators, students, and families of students throughout the state of Ohio. It is made available through the generous support of library, education, and technology partnerships. Research databases, educator and librarian resources, school library automation systems, and course modules support the educational needs of Ohio's residents. Please see the librarian for the district username and password if you want to access INFOhio from home.

Go! Ask Act Achieve

INFOhio's Go! Ask Act Achieve is a guide for student researchers to follow as they complete research projects. It walks students through the research process, teaching them to ask the right questions, take appropriate steps to find and evaluate information, and decide how to present and/or publish their work. Each step of the way, students are provided with exercises and resources to help them through the research process. A LiveBinder teacher's guide is available for additional educator support.


IWonder is INFOhio's newest research tool, aimed primarily at students in grades 3-9, though there is very good information here for students of all ages. It consists of a collection of topically arranged websites vetted by Ohio school librarians. New sites will be added regularly, so check back often to see the latest and greatest!

Research 4 Success (R4S)

Research 4 Success is a course developed for high school juniors and seniors and is intended to be facilitated by a teacher in conjunction with a research project. There are six skill-building course modules that can be embedded into a learning management system or used straight from INFOhio's website. After completing these modules, students will be equipped to conduct effective research in college and/or careers after high school. Teachers may register in order to receive access to additional materials and support. Research for Success is licensed by INFOhio under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.

More Research Help

Conducting Research

A+ Research & Writing for High School and College Students

Compiled by the librarians at the Internet Public Library, A+ Research & Writing for High School and College Students provides step-by-step instructions for the research process, teaches researchers how to effectively access and evaluate resources, and provides an excellent list of online reference sources.

Basic Steps in the Research Process - Cambridge Rindge and Latin School

This is an excellent resource for the beginning researcher.

Conducting Research - Purdue's Online Writing Lab

This is a great introduction to research for both high school and college students. Topics covered include an introduction to the research process, using primary sources, website evaluation, and a variety of helpful Internet reference tools.

Education Resources from the Library of Congress

The Library of Congress offers its vast collection of digital resources to educators and students. There is a wealth of information to help teachers know how to use the L.O.C.'s primary resources with their students.

Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County - Research & Homework

Research databases, carefully selected websites by subject, live homework assistance, and other resources are all accessible through the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County. Research databases and some other resources require the user to have a library card.

Research Tips - Multnomah County Library

The Multnomah County Library has created helpful videos and targeted blog posts for students who are navigating their way through a research project.

Source Evaluation

This entertaining video, created by the experts at Shmoop, provides helpful information for students who are conducting online research.

Website Evaluation
Easybib Website Evaluation Presentation Slideshow

Researching the Net Slide Presentation (Mrs. Hubbard)

Website Evaluation WebQuest: