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Latin - Ms. Carter: Electronic Resources

Databases vs. Websites


  • Paid for by the library.  Often very expensive!
  • Cannot be searched in Google.
  • Includes sources written by professors, scholars, journalists, "smart people", etc.
  • Authority of information is verified by experts.


  • Access is free.  No one is paying for the content.
  • Anyone can publish a website.  The information included is often not verified by anyone.
  • Can be searched in a variety of search engines, including Google.
  • Must examine with a critical eye!

Recommended Electronic Resources

Accessing E-Resources from Off-Campus

How do I access e-Resources off campus?

If you try and use a resource when you are not on campus, you will be prompted to enter your ID Number and your PIN.

Your Library Card/ ID Number = Your Phillips Academy ID number.

Your PIN Number = You must obtain a Pin Number from the Welcome desk

What if I don't have a PIN?

Simply call the Circulation Desk (978-749-4230) or stop by the library.  

Selected Website by Ms. Pei

Websites Recommended by Mrs. Carter