My students are editing the same page at the same time and some changes are lost. Do you have any advice?

If two people edit the same page at the same time, we will keep track of both sets of changes. Your students will be notified if someone else is editing the page at the same time. If there are no conflicts in the students' changes, both sets of edits will be seamlessly merged into the page. If the changes do conflict, the following will happen:
  1. When the first user saves his changes, the second user will receive a notification of this and will be able to view the changes.
  2. The second user can view the changes to remove the conflict if she chooses.
  3. If there is still a conflict when the second user saves the page, she will be notified that she is about to overwrite the first user's changes. She will have the option to continue or cancel.

If either student's edits are incorrectly overwritten, they can find their work or revert to an earlier version of the page on the History tab. If you still have problems, email us at


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Google ‘abrhs library’- we are the first link!
Choose “Research Databases from left side navigation bar

Some databases require a password in school, but all of them require a password from home. Here is a list of the databases with the passwords you will need:

Gale Databases, including Global Issues in Context:

At Home
Massachusetts Library Card Number: 22211000375102

Encyclopedia Brittanica
Login: acton Password: research

Historic NY Times and Culture Grams
Login: ABRHS Password: colonials

World Book Online
At home and in school: Massachusetts Library Card Number: 22211000375102

Forget how to cite an online database?
Choose the “How To” link from the library website left side navigation bar and choose “Online Sources”

(A selected list of websites you may find helpful has been posted on the ABRHS library website)
Click here for how HOW TO CITE WEBSITES:
ABRHS Library homepage
Select Class Project Resources from left side navigation bar
Websites are annotated and sorted by sub-topic; scroll through list to determine which links have the information you need

(A resource cart of print materials is in the library near the reference desk and will remain available until your project is due. By following the directions below you can view the list in its entirety and use the links to find out what topics are covered in each book.)

Click here for how to cite PRINT SOURCES

ABRHS Library homepage
Select Library Catalogs from left side navigation bar
Select ABRHS Library Catalog
Select Acton-Boxborough Regional High School
Select Catalog from tabs on top
Select Resource Lists from left navigation bar
Select Public Lists from top right tabs
Select View
Click on individual links to books for detailed information on its content

Below is a worksheet for you to use as you begin to find sources. You will need to fill in the blank spaces to ensure that you have the necessary information to make a proper Work Cited page.

Example Textbook Citation:

Douglass, Frederick. "Narrative of a Life." McDougal Littell: Literature: American Literature. Ed. J. Allen Et. Al. Vol. 11. Boston: McDougal Littell, 2008. 538-47. Print.