Library Media Center
Library Media Center
HOURS OF OPERATION
Monday to Thursday 7:15 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Friday 7:15 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
***Closed second lunch wave***
Media Center Guidelines
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An online virtual library. Once you sign up for the free account you are able to "borrow" books to either read online or download onto a mobile device.
Must use library card number to log in and use. researchIT CT is part of the Connecticut Education Network. It provides all students, faculty and residents with online access to essential library and information resources. It is administered by the Connecticut State Library in conjunction with your local library. Through researchIT CT, a core level of information resources including secured access to licensed databases is available to every citizen in Connecticut. In addition, specialized research information is available to college students and faculty.
Google Scholar provides a simple way to broadly search for scholarly literature. From one place, you can search across many disciplines and sources: articles, theses, books, abstracts and court opinions, from academic publishers, professional societies, online repositories, universities and other web sites. Google Scholar helps you find relevant work across the world of scholarly research.
Great Events from History Series
Great Lives from History biographical resource
Have you read a good book lately?
Please let me know! Stop by and see me or email me: firstname.lastname@example.org
I'd love to pass along a good book to someone else.
A place to discover books in new and exciting ways. Read the first page without judging the cover. If you're hooked, click the reveal button to find out more.
Enter a book you like and the site will analyze our huge database of real readers' favorite books to provide book recommendations and suggestions for what to read next.
OneClickDigital Catalog System
A good thesis statement is found in the first paragraph.
Be as clear and specific as possible. Avoid vague words.
Do not bury a great thesis statement in the middle of a paragraph or late in the paper.
Indicate the point of your paper but do not use sentences like, "The point of my paper is..."
Writing and/or Citation Guides
MLA Formatting and Style Guide (from OWL/Purdue University)
APA Formatting and Style Guide (from OWL/Purdue University)
MLA/APA Citation Engines
Citation Builder (from NCSU)
Looking for something to read?
Here are some of my recent favorites!
The Hate U Give
by Angie Thomas
By Neal Shusterman
In a society where unwanted teens are salvaged for their body parts, three runaways fight the system that would "unwind" them.
Connor's parents want to be rid of him because he's a troublemaker. Risa has no parents and is being unwound to cut orphanage costs. Lev's unwinding has been planned since his birth, as part of his family's strict religion. Brought together by chance, and kept together by desperation, these three unlikely companions make a harrowing cross-country journey, knowing their lives hang in the balance. If they can survive until their eighteenth birthday, they can't be harmed -- but when every piece of them, from their hands to their hearts, are wanted by a world gone mad, eighteen seems far, far away.