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Elwood E. Leonard Library

The Leonard Library offers the Lincoln Community a welcoming environment to reflect, study, collaborate, access information, and cultivate passions for reading and learning. We directly support Middle School and Upper School students with reading and research needs, and actively work with faculty to embed critical thinking and vital information skills into the curriculum. Need help? Ask a Librarian!

Racial Justice Reading List & Free eBook Options (requires login, use a Lincoln School Gmail account).

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Britannica ImageQuest

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Access over 3.25 million rights-cleared images, illustrations, maps, and infographics curated leading image collections.  Use images for visual reference or in projects and presentations, lessons, and school publications.  

Credo Source

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Reliable starting point with over 400 online encyclopedias covering english, history, science, mathematics, art history, and more. The collection also includes high-resolution art images, photographs, and maps.  


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Full-text access to magazines, newspapers, books, and scholarly content.


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Find scholarly articles in academic journals and advanced eBooks on a variety of topics. Create a MyJSTOR account at school using a Lincoln School email address to access full-text content off campus.


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Manage the research process by creating notes and tracking sources using this handy tool, which includes a citation generator. Sign in with a Lincoln School email address by following the Google account login prompt.

Overdrive SORA (ebooks)

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Use SORA to search Overdrive's digital library of ebooks and audiobooks for your reading & listening pleasure!  Download content to a computer or personal device anywhere, anytime.  Choose "Lincoln School" to get started and log in with your school Google account.  

Scholastic GO!

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One stop shopping resource for articles, illustrations, and videos from seven core Scholastic databases, including: Grolier Multimedia Encyclopedia, Lands and Peoples, Amazing Animals of the World, and The New Book of Popular Science.


AskRI Databases - selected list (below)

Visit the AskRI website for a complete list of resources available at school and to all Rhode Island residents from home.

Live in Massachusetts?  Try databases offered by your local Mass library, the SAILS regional library network, or the statewide Massachusetts Commonwealth Catalog (might need a MA library card to access).

Academic Search Elite


Great source for scholarly journal articles on a variety of topics. Many journals are available in full text

Biography Reference Center

Search more than 436,000 full-text biographies from reference books and magazines, along with thousands of unique narrative biographies.


Access to many full-text articles on environmental science topics including climate change, sustainability, recycling, and renewable energy.

History Reference Center

Good source for history research, with access to history journals, reference books, nonfiction books, biographies, and primary source documents.

Literary Reference Center

Literary criticism resource that includes book reviews, author interviews, and information on classic and contemporary poems, short stories, classic texts, and more.

Middle Search Plus

Great starting point for middle school projects! Contains full text of popular middle school magazines, as well as thousands of biographies and historical essays. Also includes images, maps, flags, and some historic primary sources.

Points of View

Contains materials representing various viewpoints on many topics, excerpted from full-text essays, magazine and newspaper articles, TV & radio transcripts, and primary source documents.

World Book Online

General encyclopedia with entries ranging from basic to advanced information.

Jenifer Bond

Jenifer Bond

Library Department Head

Colleen Zeitz

Math & Library Departments Faculty