HIGHLAND HIGH SCHOOL LIBRARY

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      Click on the books to search the catalog
    **Remember when you are searching the catalog and want to check out an eBook, you need to log in under your first name and last name, no spaces and do not add @highland-k12.org.  Your password is the same password you use to log into a computer.  If you need any help, please contact me at lfonda@highland-k12.org
     
     
     
     So good to see you......2020 - 2021 is going to be so great!!
     
    We have a new database Newsela and you enter it by clicking on the HCSD ClassLink Portal on the main district page.
     
    **Remember to return ALL of your library materials that you borrowed last year asap.  Thank you!
      

    Database Let's talk about Databases...2 of my favorite's are: 

       EBSCOhost click here to log in

    EBSCO Advanced Placement is a full-text research database intended for high school students with access to more than  4,200 full-text academic journals and magazines dating back to 1985.  There are also more than 1.8 million photos, maps and images of flags.  Its content is across disciplines.  If you are taking an AP course, this database is for you.  If you are not taking an AP course, you are still encouraged to check it out...you might find something you like and can use. We pay for this subscription so my hope is that you will use it. (Remember, you should be logging into ClassLink and acessing this database through there but just in case you can't get in, please refer to the Research Database User Name and Passwords sheet I've put in Office 365 and the HS ClassLink folder. )

        

    JSTOR click here to log in

     

      

     JSTOR database provides access to more than 12 million academic journal articles, books and primary sources for high school students.  Digital academic content is available from top peer-reviewed scholarly journals in many formats including but not limited to; monographs, research reports and primary sources.  There are also thematic collections that include Lives of Literature, Security Studies and Sustainability.  If you are taking an AP course, this database is for you.    If you are not taking an AP course, you are still encouraged to check it out...you might find something you like and can use.  (Remember, you should be logging into ClassLink and acessing this database through there but just in case you can't get in, please refer to the Research Database User Name and Passwords sheet I've put in Office 365 and the HS ClassLink folder. )

     *Please note that Database resources are available by logging into ClassLink.  No User ID's and Passwords will be needed from ClassLink.

    I encourage you to utilize this resource.  When you log into ClassLink you will find EBSCO Advanced Placement, JSTOR, Gale NOVELNY and many other resources that will assist you with your projects in the HHS Library Resources folder.


     Additional Research Databases are: 

    • Britannica Academic NOVELNY:  Who doesn't love a good Encyclopedia?? Depending on what I am researching I sometimes like to see what an Encyclopedia has to say about it.  It often will give me the big picture of the topic I am researching and I can think about how I want to refine my research from there. Here you will find access to over 1,000 categories of content and the best part is... it is already filtered for you.  Anything you find in Britannica, or any Encyclopedia, (minus Wikipedia) is factual.  It's true, not fake news. The link will take you to all three levels and you will just have to verify that you are a NYS resident, so this resource is available to everyone in NYS for free by verifying you live here.  You can also find Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary, magazines and periodicals, and many other research tools available to you here.  It is also available in Spanish and can be translated to other languages.  Britannica Escolar NOVELNY

    Britannica School NOVELNY access to ALL Three Levels 


    GALE Academic OneFile contains scholarly peer-reviewed full text access to articles from scholarly journals and reference resources.

    GALE in Context Opposing Viewpoints contains opposing viewpoints and perspectives on important issues of today.  There are over 21,000 pros and cons of viewpoints from many different resources such as reference, news, primary sources, multimedia and much more.

    GALE General OneFile is a source specific to high school and collegiate level information in the format of news articles and periodicals on a very wide range of topics.  They include business, computers, economics, education, environmental issues, health care, hobbies, humanities, law, literature and art, politics, science, social science, sports, technology, and that is not all...there is much, much more if you want to check it out.


    • Teen Health and Wellness is an award-winning resource that provides middle and high school students with up-to-date, nonjudgmental straightforward self-help support.  Here you will find information on diseases, drugs, alcohol, nutrition, mental health, suicide, bullying, LGBTQ + issues and much more... (Remember, you should be logging into ClassLink and acessing this database through there but just in case you can't get in, please refer to the Research Database User Name and Passwords sheet I've put in Office 365 and the HS ClassLink folder. )

     


    eBooks:

    • ASCD eBook Collection -​ provides access to over 56 titles of eBooks for Educator's from Activating the Desire to Learn to Managing Diverse Classrooms to What Works in Schools and much more. Here you will find a collection geared mainly towards educators but it is always fun as a student to look around and expand your knowledge. (Remember, you should be logging into ClassLink and acessing this database through there but just in case you can't get in, please refer to the Research Database User Name and Passwords sheet I've put in Office 365 and the HS ClassLink folder. ) 
    • GALE eBooks  -  has a wealth of knowledge available to you at the click of a mouse.  These eBooks range from the Arts such as The BluesThe Encyclopedia of Clothing and Fashion to Biography such as The American Presidency and Inventors & Inventions to Career Information Center to eBooks on the Environment, General Reference, History, Law, Literature, Medicine, Multicultural Studies, Nation and World...the list goes on and on.  I hope you take a look/see.  It is provided to us free from NYS Library.
    • Marshall Cavendish eBooks - is provided to us from Ulster BOCES and Marshall Cavendish.  If you're just looking for a quick read this is the database for you.  You can access 2,226 eBooks online.  (Remember, you should be logging into ClassLink and acessing this database through there but just in case you can't get in, please refer to the Research Database User Name and Passwords sheet I've put in Office 365 and the HS ClassLink folder. )
    • Rosen eBooks - This is provided to us via Ulster BOCES and Rosen.  It is a place where you will find interactive eBooks on many different topics.  They are Spotlight books and for instance there is a Spotlight book on NY and it's history.  These Spotlight eBooks can range from the First People of NY to New York's Land & Resources to Leader's in Colonial NYThe GovernmentIndustrial GrowthErie Canal, etc.  (Remember, you should be logging into ClassLink and acessing this database through there but just in case you can't get in, please refer to the Research Database User Name and Passwords sheet I've put in Office 365 and the HS ClassLink folder.)
    • SORAOverDrive app - Access to eBooks via Ulster BOCES and Highland Central School District are available here.  Just follow the prompts but remember, the direct link is available through ClassLink.
    • TeachingBooks.net - If you're looking for information about a book and you want to know more...this is the place to look. You can meet the author, hear them read clips from their books, find lessons and resources about certain titles, etc.  This is provided to us by Ulster BOCES and Highland Central School District.  (Remember, you should be logging into ClassLink and acessing this database through there but just in case you can't get in, please refer to the Research Database User Name and Passwords sheet I've put in Office 365 and the HS ClassLink folder. )

    Link to Database User Name and Passwords Sheet in Office 365


    Newspaper Archives:

    Hudson River Valley Heritage

    New York State Historic Newspapers 

     Other Resources:

     You may check out the many other resources for students to utilize while at school and from home using the link here to my Destiny webpage. 

     New York State Libraries Digital Collection (NYSLDOC)

    (NYSLDOC provides easy access to publications created by New York State Agencies including born digital documents and historical materials scanned by the New York State Library. )


    Citations: 

    Citation Guide EasyBib

    Citation Machine 

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