- As Banned book week wraps up, we need to remember why it’s important to celebrate in the first place.
- With all the distractions associated with digital devices, its nice to know that with a little bit of practice, we can all become better online readers.
- Is your grammar a little…rough? Get some help, with a little fun and attitude!
- If you love to write and are looking for a place to share your work, this online community is a great resource for young writers to get and give feedback.
- Is your favorite book coming to the big screen in 2016?
- I don’t know about you, but I just love a good bookstore. One with unique, amazing design, even better.
- And here are the current best sellers from the NYTimes.
To get your EasyBib account, visit our Online Resources/Databases page and scroll down to EasyBib. Follow the link, create your account, and you will be in business!
EasyBib is an intuitive information literacy platform that provides citation, note taking, and research tools that are easy-to-use and educational. EasyBib is not only accurate, fast, and comprehensive, but helps educators teach and students learn how to become effective and organized researchers.
We have subscribed to Classroom Video On Demand, a comprehensive streaming video subscription service for high schools, featuring unlimited access to educational programs that can be viewed in class, at the library, or from home. We downloaded the records for these videos into our Destiny Catalog. You can access them by searching the catalog (you can limit your search in Circulation Types to Movies) or by going the Library Databases/Online Resources Page in Mustangs Online.
Stand by for our new Zinio Subscription. We have discontinued our underused library print magazines and gone with a new digital service. You will be able to read our magazines on your computer, iPad or other device. We chose the magazines based on a poll taken in the high school last year. We should have this up and running in a week or two!
The Digital Public Library of America brings together the riches of America’s libraries, archives, and museums, and makes them freely available to the world. It strives to contain the full breadth of human expression, from the written word, to works of art and culture, to records of America’s heritage, to the efforts and data of science. The DPLA aims to expand this crucial realm of openly available materials, and make those riches more easily discovered and more widely usable and used, through its three main elements:
1. A portal that delivers students, teachers, scholars, and the public to incredible resources, wherever they may be. Far more than a search engine, the portal provides innovative ways to search and scan through the united collection of millions of items, including by timeline, map, virtual bookshelf, format, and topic.
2. A platform that enables new and transformative uses of our digitized cultural heritage. With an application programming interface (API) and maximally open data, the DPLA can be used by software developers, researchers, and others to create novel environments for learning, tools for discovery, and engaging apps.