7 Rivers
Community High School
807 East Avenue South La Crosse, Wisconsin 54601 | Phone: 608-789-8940

Library Learning Commons

Welcome to the 7 Rivers Library Learning Commons. Our goal is to create a safe and welcoming atmosphere where staff and students are able to access information for educational and personal growth both individually and in a collaborative setting.The library offers a wealth of resources in both print and electronic format.

Subscription Databases & Reference E-Books

Gale Databases – includes four databases:  Student Edition, Student Resources in Context, Biography in Context, Opposing Viewpoints in Context, in addition to GVRL (Gale Virtual Reference Library)


Infobase – includes five databases: Issues & Controversies in American History, Bloom’s Literary Reference,Today’s Science, The World Almanac Online & The World Almanac for Kids Online.


ProQuest – includes two databases: eLibrary (database with full-text results) and SIRS (Issues Researcher with Pro/Con research topics)


CQResearcher – in-depth, authoritative reports on a full range of political and social-policy issues extending back to 1923


Salem Health – reference e-books on Genetics and Inherited Diseases


Salem History – reference e-books on the American Decades, Great Events from History, Great Lives from History and American History Milestone Documents


Critical Survey of Graphic Novels – reference e-books on Graphic Novels: Hereos & Superhereos

Primary Sources on the Internet

Reputable sites that link to primary sources.

National Archives:  U.S. Historical collection of documents, photographs, records and military records  http://www.archives.gov/

Library of Congress: Digital Collection – digitized photographs, manuscripts, maps, sound recordings, motion pictures, and books.

The Smithsonian:  Digital collections page offers a variety of research resources from the Smithsonian.