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Online Databases

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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!

Media Teacher

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Michelle Hamon

Genre Study

Different genres have different kinds of settings, conflicts, and characters. Here is a list of some of the genre you may be reading:       

Action/Adventure

Animal Stories                       

Award Winners            

Classics                        

Comedy/Humor

Crime

Detective           

Drama (Plays)

Fable                       

Fantasy

Fiction in Verse                       

Folklore/Fairy Tale

Historical Fiction

Horror

Legend

Mystery

Mythology

Realistic Fiction

Romance

Science Fiction

Short Stories

Tall Tale

Westerns

 

Nonfiction:

Essay

Poetry

Biography/Autobiography

Narrative Nonfiction

Speech

Iron Horse Library

Battle of the Books 2014

We have a Battle of the Books meeting Tuesday, March 24th during all three lunches for the final 12. Bring your lunch! 

New date for the competition...April 2nd at 3:30 at DVHS.

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: http://www.plagiarism.org/resources/webcasts

Need help with citations? Use these resources:

Easybib

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                

•CHECK OUT OR RETURN A BOOK           

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

LaHive's Text Sets

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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:

http://copyrightfriendly.wikispaces.com/

http://www.public-domain-image.com

http://www.pdphoto.org/

http://www.flickr.com/photos/library_of_congress