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Do Research Using Databases!

To use at home:

   Username: semhs

   Password: Get from librarian.


Electronic Library

eLibrary:  High-quality Research Articles

Proquest Research Library

Proquest: Research magazines, newspapers, education articles



SIRS Researcher

SIRS KnowledgeControversial issues, art resources, government documents

Elibrary Science

eLibrary Science: Science content

Proquest Literature

Proquest Learning Literature: Author and book information

History Study Center

History Study Center:  Primary and secondary history texts

SIRS Decades

SIRS Decades:  Primary sources from 20th century American history

Culture Grams

CultureGrams:  Country and state Information


Proquest Research Library

Proquest: Articles for Teachers




Access public library databases.


At school:  Use the generic library card number at the bottom of each library computer screen.

At home:  Use your own County public library card. 


Online Resources for Students

Eagles Online:  Resources, Class Projects

South El Monte Research Guide: MLA Citation, research help

Technology Help for New Students

Read At Your Library

Alex and Nadine's library photo

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Library Hours

Monday through Thursday 

7:00 AM - 5:30 PM


7:00 AM - 5:00 PM

*On one Monday a month, the library will open at 8:30 so that library personnel can attend staff meetings.

After-school Library Study Hall

Monday:  Mr. Solorzano (Spanish)

Tuesday:  Mr. Johnson (Social Studies)

Wednesday:  Mr. Lopez (Spanish)

Thursday:  Ms. Rangel (English)

Friday:  Mr. Morris (English)

Classroom Tutoring

All classroom tutoring is from 3 to 4.


  Monday: Rosales (Rm 184)

  Wednesday:  Rosales (Rm 184)


  Monday: Vera (Rm 202)

  Tuesday: Castillo (Rm 220)

  Wednesday:  Frias (Rm 163)

  Thursday: Huerta (Rm 183)


  Wednesday:  Christodorescu (Rm 172)

  Thursday:  Christodorescu (Rm 172)


Worth Reading

Worth Reading

In his book, The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, Robert Louis Stevenson unfolds a story exploring the communal existence of good and evil within the human mind. The story recounts the plight of Dr. Henry Jekyll, who concocted a serum that would split his good and evil personas, allowing him to release his inner evil (Mr. Hyde), while absolving him of any guilt. Personally, I loved the book; it was exciting, mysterious, and thought-provoking. Robert Louis Stevenson set out to create a mysterious thriller that would dissect the innate elements of good and evil, while simultaneously keeping the reader at the edge of his seat and he executed his plan tremendously. The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde was a trailblazer that introduced a clever and fascinating new take on good and evil. It has been alluded to and emulated endlessly throughout pop culture. Even today, it is read and admired constantly. I would recommend it to any avid reader looking for an entertaining challenge.

-Alex Desales

Library Staff

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Childers, Rita
Library Staff