Boca Ciega High School

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Hours: 6:45 to 2:25    Librarian: Mrs. Oldja     View Library Catalog

Boca Ciega High School Online Resources

Go to, choose LM/Technology in Parent/Student link, choose Library Info. Resources or use individual URLs below:

Name of Resource



Password if Needed


Britannica Online

3 levels – Elem., Middle, and High School Search level-appropriate reference articles, journals and magazines, web sites, multimedia, and curriculum content.

Home use:
User name: bchs2
Password: Pinellas

Destiny/District Library and Multimedia Library

Used at District and School levels to locate and view library materials, both print and non-print. District multimedia Library is accessed from our BCHS Destiny Catalog page - online requests from teachers are sent in the Pony. Choose BCHS link then login button at top right of screen. Type PCS Username and Password then Catalog tab. Search by location, title, author, keyword, subject, or series.
 Flocabulary  Songs, videos, lyrics and lesson plans in all subject areas to increase vocabulary with emphasis on SAT words. New rap video each Friday

 See Mrs. Oldja in library for login info

 same as school access
Gale Power Search

Online databases with access to popular, academic, and professional journals, news, reference books, and multimedia. Search by grade level, 11 languages, and Lexile. Creates both MLA and APA citations. password if needed is Pinellas This resource is used in colleges and universities

Streaming video database content for all subjects and levels. Both full length video and shorter segments can be downloaded to desktop for quick use to supplement instruction. Includes instructional resources.

Teachers use PCS user name and password.

Students use Portal user name and password

Integrate video clips with curricular instruction

Author and literature studies with print, audio, and video resources. Includes book readings, guides, author websites, and author programs

PCS Outlook e-mail if needed or

User name: bchs

Password: pinellas

Search for authors and books that students are rading, ie House on Mango Street by S. Cisneros


Visual Thesaurus

Interactive dictionary and thesaurus that creates branching word maps; good for vocabulary building, key word searching, and clarifying contextual meaning. Includes 5 languages and is audio enhanced for pronunciation of the word.

userid: pcsb_student

password: student

(Neither one needed from a school computer)

Assign student-led board work daily using vocabulary from text/unit of instruction. Sign up to receive the word of the day or SAT word of the day via e-mail


Tampa Bay times- electronic edition Newspaper in Education program- 100 users


userid: NIE38600

password: news