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SFL Reference Desk: Welcome


Welcome to the Saunders Family Library LibGuides Homepage.  

Wait, what's a LibGuide?

LibGuides are a content management and information sharing system designed specifically for libraries.  That's a fancy way of saying they are webpages created by your librarians to help you use library resources and conduct research. 

LibGuides are how librarians take the 1,000,000,000 results you get with a Google search and narrow it down to the top 10 or 25 sources that will actually help you with your assignment.  They also include a lot of subscription content that you can't find with a Google search.  In other words, librarians create LibGuides to help you find the information you need. 

On our site, you will find LibGuides that were created for library services, various general subjects, and even for individual courses and assignments.  We strive to create LibGuides that offer the most used databases and resources for a particular topic.  They are a great place to start your research, even if you're not sure what you're looking for yet!

Another big bonus with LibGuides is that they are the most popular web publishing platform for school, academic, and public libraries, so once you know how to use LibGuides, you'll be prepared to research in thousands of libraries worldwide!  (Especially that college or university library you'll be heading off to soon...) 

The University of Pittsburg does a great job of explaining LibGuides for faculty and students here, if you want to learn more.

Be sure to check out Saunders Family Library Online and the Reed-Gumenick Library Online in Schoology for extended content, discussion groups, our remote learning schedule, and so much more.

Collegiate Library Catalog

Library Catalog Follett Destiny

The welcoming smile of my librarian
The anticipation in my heart
All those books--another world--just waiting
At my fingertips.
My First Memory (of Librarians)
by Nikki Giovanni


If you're having trouble accessing any of the databases below, or you would like help navigating our many resources, please email one of the following librarians:


Upper School in the Saunders Family Library

See SFL Online Schoology and the Saunders Family Library Website as well for more information.


Middle School in the Reed-Gumenick Library

See RGL Online Schoology to Ask a Librarian and connect with our Middle School Librarians.


Lower School in the Mary Morris Watt Library

Check out the Mary Morris Watt Library Website.

SIFT Method


Saunders Family Library Website

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