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Find a book!

Search Destiny, the online library catalog, for print books.


Browse the library's e-book collection in OverDrive and EBSCO.


Web Resources

Research Databases

Research Tools

NoodleTools  - Integrated tools for note-taking, outlining and citation

Student login

Staff login

Use your FUHSD account to log in for both tools. Contact Ms. Bateman for help.

Research and Writing Center

Guide to Evaluating Sources (from the Olin Library, Cornell University)

Critically analyzing information sources

Distinguishing scholarly journals from non-scholarly periodicals

Preparing an annotated bibliography


Guide to Writing and MLA

MLA Checklist: Citing Your Sources

MLA Citation Presentation

MLA Formatting and Style Guide

Online Writing Lab at Purdue University


Online Resources

Santa Clara County Libraries

World Cat (search all local libraries for resources)

Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

ipl2  combined resources from the Internet Public Library (IPL) and the Librarians' Internet Index (LII) websites


Homestead References

English Foundations Packet

Library Rules

Library Orientation

Read 180 Pre-Test

research modules

Evaluating Sources
Intro to one method for evaluating the utility of an information source
Research Strategy
Developing a research topic, question and search strategy
Choosing and Using Keywords
Developing search terms and using them in EBSCO database searchs
(from the Pfau Library at CSUSB)
  MLA citation
Brief explanation of when and how to cite sources using MLA format



Monday: 9:00 am - 3:50 pm

Tuesday-Friday: 7:30 am - 3:50 pm



Monday-Thursday: 2:30-4:00

Hours subject to change due to library scheduling.


Keep up with library happenings, new arrivals and more at our blog!

Follow the library on Twitter!

New and Featured Books

Homestead Library Blog


Submit a book review!

Book Recommendations

The Hub (reviews by teens)

Epic Reads (reviews, contests and giveaways)

TeenReads (reviews, blogs, polls, etc.)

Reading Rants (teen booklists)

Request a book!

Is there a title you wish the Homestead Library had? Let us know!

Student Publication Oppurtunities

Submit a book review or literature-related post to the HHS library blog

Want a larger audience? Try these print and online publications for teen writing.

Teen Ink and their listing of outside pubs

Young Authors guide from NewPages

Scholastic writing competitions

Student Tech Resources

Password Reset Tool

Forgot or need to change your password? Use this Password reset tool to change it online. Your username and password combination works for campus computers, Google Apps, email, wi-fi, School Loop and Infinite Campus. 

Teacher Tech Resources

Tech Support

Tech for Teachers blog

Video tutorials

Google Apps training docs

Intro to Google Classroom

Homestead tech support reference docs


Common Core Digital Library (coming soon)

Gooru Learning

ck-12 (free, open textbooks and STEM teaching resources)

OER Commons (free, open textbooks and resources, all subjects)

AppoLearning (digital resources for lessons and lesson planning)

Search SchoolLoop Help

Homestead Library Staff

Amity Bateman, Library Media Teacher



Shannon Vakili, Library Specialist




Book Nook