Sharon Elliott, Librarian            Hours: 7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.


The Crossroads College Preparatory School Library welcomes the entire school community. Students, faculty, staff, and parents all have borrowing privileges. The resources below will help in your research.


Current Reads --  Find out what the Crossroads community is reading and discover a good book for yourself.


Literature Resource Center

Research Databases

Ask Sharon or your teacher for the username and password required to access the databases.


Gale Student Resources in Context
Provides magazine and newspaper articles on all core subjects from science to literature to history. 

Science Resource Center

Contains articles, illustrations, experiments, biographies and links to web sites related to scientific topics.

World History in Context


Oxford Art Online  

Includes full-text articles and thousands of images in the visual arts. Password and login required.


Oxford Reference Online
Allows you to search a broad range of Oxford University Press dictionaries and other reference works.


Bloom's Literary Reference Online

A collection of articles about authors, genres, themes, and movements in the Western literary tradition.



Focuses on how human beings relate to the environment. The database contains 35 years of content from books, journals, magazines, and government documents.



Local Libraries


St. Louis Public Library

Weekly delivery and pick-up of library materials are available at Crossroads.


Municipal Library Consortium
Nine independent community libraries in St. Louis County.


St. Louis County Library


University libraries -- Saint Louis University, Washington University, University of Missouri - St. Louis and others.


St. Louis Research Libraries Consortium

Libraries of the Missouri Historical Society, the Missouri Botanical Garden, and the St. Louis Art Museum.


Electronic Books

Musicians & Composers of the 20th Century

An electronic version of a 5 volume encyclopedia published by Salem Press, this resource offers biographical and critical essays on over 600 musicians. It covers musical theater, rock, gospel, jazz, rap, Latin, opera, classical and other genres and includes discographies and many photographs. Password and login required.


Critical Insights provides online access to the complete content of books on specific works and authors frequently taught in high school English classes. Password and login required.


Many public libraries offer research databases to cardholders.

MLA and APA citation formats (MLA format) (APA format) Scroll down to MLA 7th Edition Guides and APA 6th Edition Guides.


Crossroads College Preparatory School is a member of the St. Louis Regional Library Network, which entitles students and faculty to borrow books from some local university libraries. Ask for an "Info-Pass" in our library.