Library/Media Center

Welcome to the Library/Media Center at The Academy of the Holy Cross. We recognize that our students are engaged in research in nearly every aspect of their academic lives. The mission of the Library/Media Center is "to ensure that students and staff are effective users of ideas and information." (Information Power, ALA, 1998)

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Library Databases

The AHC Library/Media Center subscribes to a number of databases for the use of of students and faculty/staff. The databases are listed below; database passwords are available in the Student Portal under the Useful Forms.

  • American History Online
  • Ancient and Medieval History
  • Annals of American History
  • Blooms Literature
  • Britannica Online
  • Britannica Image Quest
  • Grolier Online
  • Issues and Controversies
  • JStor
  • Modern World History
  • ProQuest
  • Questia
  • Science in Context
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The Academy subscribes to several online resources to assist students to complete their academic projects.

Turnitin is in online service specializing in plagiarism prevention and online grading. Students create their own accounts using their AHC email addresses. Teachers will provide a class ID number for assignments to be submitted to Turnitin.

Noodletools is an online suite of tools for note-taking, outlining, citation, and collaborative research and writing. Students who are new users create a personal ID and password; returning users can validate their accounts by using the AHC username and password provided in the Student Portal under Useful Forms.

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Area Libraries

Students at The Academy of the Holy Cross are fortunate in that they live in an information-rich metropolitan area. The local library systems provide excellent research resources. All you need is a library card!

Montgomery County Public Libraries

District of Columbia Public Library

Prince George's County Memorial Library System

Arlington Public Library

University of Maryland University Libraries

Library of Congress


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