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Online Databases

General Information

Student Resources in Context

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SIRS Discoverer


Social Issues

SIRS Researcher




Revolutionary War
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19th Century Newspapers
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Civil War
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Smithsonian Collection

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Science in Context

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We subscribe to three online databases. Each is linked above. Ask Mrs. Hamon what the usernames and passwords are to use them!

Iron Horse Library

Book Fair

Our annual Book Fair will be October 24 - 28 in the library. Here are the hours:


Monday, October 24 - 8:10 am - 3:30 pm

Tuesday, October 25 - 7:30 am - 3:30 pm;

Tuesday, October 25 - Family Fun Night 5:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Wednesday, October 26 - 9:00 am - 3:30 pm

Thursday, October 27 - 7:30 am - 3:30 pm

Friday, October 28 - 7:30 am - 1:30 pm


Proceeds will benefit our school library. All purchases are appreciated!

Teen Read Week

October 9-15th was the annual Teen Read Week. Teens all over the country participated in the vote for their top 3 favorites. After the vote, here are the top 10 winners!

  1. Alive by Chandler Baker
  2. All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven
  3. The Game of Love and Death by Martha Brockenbrough
  4. Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo
  5. Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon
  6. Every Last Word by Tamara Ireland Stone
  7. The Novice: Summoner: Book One by Taran Matharu
  8. Illuminae by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff
  9. When by Victoria Laurie
  10. Suicide Notes from Beautiful Girls. By Lynn Weingarten

Thank you to those students who participated,


Mrs. Hamon

Argument Writing

Argument writing units are starting soon! Follow these links to get some help.


OWL at Purdue: Establishing an Argument

Now What?

What should I read? This is a question I often get from students and while I often recommend books, I also like to be able to tell students where to find this out on their own. Here are a couple of cool websites where you can find read-alikes, books that are similar to a book you loved. Click on the links below and check them out!

What Should I Read Next?

Your Next Read

Plagiarism - What You Need to Know

Plagiarism is a serious issue since it's basically theft. You cannot "borrow" or steal people's ideas without giving proper credit. It does not matter if you accidentally plagiarize, or if you do it intentionally. If you don't give credit where credit is due, you have plagiarized. End of story. You MUST cite sources within the body of your paper AND in your Works Cited...even if you've paraphrased the original source.

This link will take you to a quick video tutorial about the different types of plagiarism:

Need help with citations? Use these resources:


Purdue OWL

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Lunch Passes Going Paperless

In an effort to ensure that all students have access to a quiet place to work, read, or study at lunch, we require that each person visiting during that time have a hand stamped. Hands will get stamped in the morning before school or during break in the library. Our guidelines are as follows:

Be Kind

Be Honorable

Be Respectful

We depend on you to be honorable at all times and respectful of all students and staff who use the library.

It is important that you do not inconvenience, offend, or limit the rights of others who want to access print and online materials, read, study and enjoy the library.

Students must have a clear and appropriate purpose when they come to the library, including:

   •READ       •STUDY     •RESEARCH   •DO HOMEWORK                


Other people have the right to quiet so they can think. If you need noise to work, you may find another place.

Battle of the Books 2016-2017

Our 2015/2016 Battle of the Books team took first place in the competition last year! Let's do it again Jaguars!


Here are the book titles for this year's competition:

The 14th Goldfish by Holm

Blood on the River by Carbone

Ghost Hawk by Cooper

Greenglass House by Milford

Keeper of the Lost Cities by Messenger

Three Times Lucky by Turnage

The True Meaning of Smekday by Rex

The Wee Free Men by Pratchett


I have ordered 10 copies of each title that can be checked out of our library as soon as we get them. Look for an announcement regarding an introductory meeting for our program.

Resources for Digital Images

Using digital images in your presentation will create interest and capture your audience's attention. You must cite all of your sources, even these. Use the "All 58 Options" tab on EasyBib to find the correct format for digital images. When possible, use pictures and videos you create. Finding copyright-free images is the next best bet. Below you will find a list of potential sites for those. If you use an image that is protected by copyright, you may not publish it on the web without permission, but may use it as fair use for education for reports that you turn into class.

The following links have links to MANY copyright friendly sites:

Teacher Librarian

Mrs. Hamon


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