Ocean City High School Library Media Center

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Librarian: Ms. Joan Vicari

Library Aide: Ms. Janice Hillemann



Monday – Thursday: 7:45am – 4:00pm and Friday: 7:45am - 3:30 pm



·     Please do not bring any food or beverages into the library, so we can all enjoy a clean library.

·     We are happy to assist you in finding information online or in the library, please don't hesitate to ask for help.

·     Problems connecting to the wireless network? We’re here to help.

·     Can we help you find a book , newspaper , or magazine to read?

·     Our library is to be used for learning. Please let us know the topics in which you are interested.

·     Please work quietly and be considerate of others to provide a pleasant atmosphere for everyone.


Our beautiful LMC is a spacious facility with an art deco décor that features large solid oak doors, with stained glass windows and transoms, that were the main doors of Ocean City High School when it was built in 1923. We have computers available for individuals and classes, and many tables and chairs to accommodate several classes and many individuals at the same time. In addition to coming to the library with classes, students are welcome to use the library before school, between classes, during study hall periods and community lunch, and after school.


Our collection includes over 45,000 volumes, 120 magazines and newspapers, CDs, DVDs, videotapes, audio books and kits.  Some of our special collections are: books in French, Greek, Italian, Latin, and Spanish; short story collection books; New Jersey resources; children's books; professional materials (about teaching); and textbooks.

The OCHS Library catalog, called FolletDestiny,  is available online at Under the Home tab you will find links to all of our online databases for research. Follett Destiny has a catalog special power search that enables you to search the OCHS Library catalog, the Internet, e-books, and online databases (such as World Book Encyclopedia Online and EbscoHost database of periodical articles) all in one search. Try it!


Online Resources Available for Anywhere Access

1. LIBRARY CATALOG called FOLLETT DESTINY – The Ocean City High School Online Library Catalog to search for library books and other materials by title, author, series, and key word(s).



2. EBSCOhost Online – 3 databases: EbscoHost web, EbscoHost Español (in Spanish), Searchasaurus (Primary school level)

EbscoHost web includes: MasterFILE Premier; Regional Business News; Biography Collection Complete; Science Reference Center; Professional Development Collection; Teacher Reference Center; GreenFILE; Academic Search Premier; Business Source Premier; Library, Information Sciene & Technology Abstracts; Newspaper Source Plus; Referencia Latina; Business Source Elite; ERIC; Health Source – Consumer Edition; Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia; Middle Search Plus; MAS Ultra Scholl Edition (full text articles from 500 magazines for h.s. level); Primary Search (elem. level); Health Source – Nursing/Academic Edition; TOPICsearch; History Reference Center; Literary Reference Center


Please contact our library for the new UserID and Password.                                


3.     PROQUEST Databases


 User name: oceancityhs            Password: raiders

SIRS Researcher is a general reference database with full-text articles from over 1,500 newspapers from throughout the world, magazines, journals, U.S. government publications, and maps.

 SIRS Renaissance provides current perspectives on the art and humanities in architecture and design; culture; film, radio, television and video, literature; music; performing arts; philosophy and religion; and visual arts. This database contains articles from over 700 domestic and international newspapers and magazines; many include full-color graphics. A glossary of the arts and information about award recipients are included.

 Electric Library offers more than 2,000 full-text sources, with improved functionality, and a fun  and easy-to-use search interface. Includes: magazines, newspapers, books, television/radio transcripts, maps, pictures, and audio/video clips.

4.     CQ Researcher is a database of in-depth weekly reports about current topics.

URL:                                                  Username: ochs         Password: raiders


 5. World Book Encyclopedia Online – includes: World Book Student, World Book Kids; Enciclopedia Estudiantil Hallazgo, World Book Advanced, and World Book Mobile

 URL:                                User name: ochs        Password: raiders

6.  ABC-CLIO e-books: Beastie Boys: A Musical Biography; Beatles: A Musical Biography; Beatniks: A Guide to an American Subculture; Culture and Customs of Mali; Culture and Customs of Nambia; Flappers: A Guide to an American Subculture; Goths: A Guide to an American Subculture; Green Day: A Musical Biography; Hippies: A Guide to an American Subculture; Icons of American Architecture: From the Alamo to the World Trade Center; Movies in American History: An Encyclopedia; Punks: A Guide to an American Subculture; Rolling Stones: A Musical Biography; Skinheads: A Guide to an American Subculture; U2: A Musical Biography; Women in the Age of Shakespeare  

URL: Username & password: ochsstudent

7. Facts on File e-books: Careers in Focus Books: Agriculture; Animal Care; Archaeology; Aviation; Biology; Design; Energy; Film; Financial Services; Geriatric Care; Meteorology; Nursing; Physicians; Politics; Social Work; Fashion Designers: Coco Chanel; Isaac Mizrahi Marc Jacobs; Ralph Lauren; Stella McCartney; Football Players: Adrian Peterson, Eli Manning; LsDainian Tomlinson; Reggie Bush; Science: Cell Structures, Processes, and Reproduction; Hepititis; HIV/AIDS; How Scientists Research Cells; Plant Cells; Other: Bloom’s How to Write About Harper Lee; Pathological Gambling


Username:      ochs  Password: raiders


8. Marshall Cavendish Digital e-books: Diseases and Disorders; Inventors and Inventions; Ancient and Medieval World; Exploring the Middle Ages.


User name & password: raiders

9.     Salem Press e-books:

Infectious Diseases, Magill’s Medical Guide, Psychology & Mental Health –                            

Go to “Registered user login” tab            Username: ochs     Password: raiders

 Survey of American Industry & CareersEncyclopedia of Mathematics & Society; The Sixties in America, The Seventies in America, The Eighties in America - URL:  

Go to “Registered user login” tab   Username: ochs     Password: raiders

10.  Encyclopedia of Environmental Issues; Encyclopedia of Mathematics & Society


Go to “Registered user login” tab              Username: ochs     Password: raiders

Critical Insights: Authors: Jane Austin, Charles Dickins, Emily Dickinson, T.S. Eliot, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Ernest Hemingway, Arthur Miller, Toni Morrison, John Steinbeck, Mark Twain, Tennessee Williams Works: Death of a Salesman; Grapes of Wrath; Great Expectations; Great Gatsby; Poetry of Poe; Slaughterhouse-Five; Streetcar Named Desire; Sun Also Rises; Tales of Poe; Things Fall Apart; To Kill a Mockingbird 

Magill’s Literary Annuals 1985-2011 – URL:  

 Go to “Registered user login” tab                Username: ochs     Password: raiders

11. Bloom’s Literary Reference Online (by Facts on File) covers thousands of  authors and their works, an archive of 38,000 characters, plus articles on topics and themes, a timeline, and a special feature on Harold Bloom's Western Literary Canon.                                                                       


User name: ochs Password: raiders

12. Gale Databases contains six (6) databases:

Science in Context:  Click Here

Small Business Resource Center:  CLICK HERE

Custom Newspapers - This newspaper collection includes: New Jersey newspapers, the New York Times (full-text from January 1, 2000 to the present), plus many more national and international newspapers.

Opposing Viewpoints Resource Center – features viewpoint articles, topic overviews, full-text magazine, academic journal, and newspaper articles, primary source documents, statistics, images and podcasts, and links to Websites. Includes Lexile reading levels and national and state curriculum standards information.

 Informe 1994 - date - Una colección de revistas hispánicas con textos completos. Abarca negocios, salud, tecnología, cultura, temas de actualidad y otras materias.          

 Literature Resource Center - Full-text journal articles, literary criticism, reviews, biographical information, and overviews on over 130,000 writers in all disciplines, from all time periods and from around the world. span>

FOR URL:  CLICK HERE  (after ochs is the letter “l” as in letter)  

Password: ocean   


·     2 Reference materials may be borrowed OVERNIGHT - Signed out at the end of the day and returned before first period the next school day.

·     DVDs and videotapes may be borrowed OVERNIGHT.

·     CDs may be borrowed for 7 NIGHTS.

·     Books, and all other materials, may be borrowed for 14 NIGHTS.


There are 3 ways to settle overdue fines:

·     pay (money is used to purchase items not afforded by our budget and replace lost materials 

·     volunteer in our library before or after school

·     FOOD FOR FINES - bring in canned good items to "pay" the fine. 1 can per $1.00 fine or 1 can per overdue item.  The food is donated to the COMMUNITY CUPBOARD which is part of the South Jersey Food Bank.



  Our library is collecting:

·     Box Tops and Campbell's soup labels 

 ·     used printer cartridges for the Ronald McDonald House

·     aluminum flip top tabs from cans for the Ronald McDonald House


Free magazines (great to read, cut up for projects, etc.) and discard/free books are on a large cart across from the circulation desk. Please help yourself.



Make a long lasting contribution to OCHS!

A gift to the OCHS Library Media Center is a long lasting gift that can be shared and enjoyed by many students and staff members.

Make a monetary donation and a new book, cd, DVD, or other item will be specially selected and purchased for our collection as a holiday gift, or to honor someone's achievement (such as graduation or retirement) or birthday, or in memory of a loved one.

A bookplate acknowledging the donor and identifying the occasion and recipient will be added to the library item. A thank you letter will be sent to the donor and a letter will also be sent to the recipient and/or his family to inform him/them about the special gift.