Monday, October 7, 2013

Find it!

We now have single logins for our school to access our databases (online resources)! It's called find it! from Nassau BOCES School Librray System. This will enable easier access for all our students and faculty. You can use multiple databases and only have to log in ONCE! Here is the link. What's the username and password you ask? Come to the library to find out.  

Here is a list of all the databases Mepham High School will subscribe to for the 2013-2014 school year:

Academic OneFile – NOVELny – Peer-reviewed, full-text journals and reference sources.

Amazing Animals of the World – NOVELny – Interactive information on over 1,200 animals.

America the Beautiful –   NOVELny – Our Presidents, cities, and natural wonders of the United States.

American Government – Connects contemporary issues with the foundations of government and compares the political and economic systems of the U.S. with those of other countries. 

American History – From the earliest explorers of the Americas to today's headlines, American History investigates the people, events, and themes of our nation's evolution.

Biography In Context – Over 600,000+ biographical entries — on more than 528,000 individuals.

Bitstrips For Schools – Comics! Empowers any student to create amazing comics, and provides an exciting new way to teach your curriculum. Teachers please see Ms. Stack to create a class account.

Bloom's Literary Reference Online – Source for literary criticism from Harold Bloom with essays and criticism on thousands of great writers and their works.

Britannica Image Quest – More than 1 million royalty free images.

Business Insights: Essentials – NOVELny –   Research and compare companies and industries.

Daily Life Through History – A resource that provides content from a vast number of reference works, monographs, and primary documents for topics such as food, celebrations, clothes, work, religion, language, etc.
Gale Virtual Reference Library – Non-fiction eBooks.
General OneFile –  NOVELny –  Periodical and news information on a diverse set of topics.

Global Issues in Context – Offers international viewpoints on a broad spectrum of global issues, topics, and current events.  Analyzes social, political, military, economic, environmental, health, and cultural issues.
Grolier Encyclopedia Americana –  NOVELny –  Comprehensive encyclopedia coverage.

Grolier Multimedia Encyclopedia –  NOVELny –  Quick access to reference articles and media resources.

Grolier The New Book of Knowledge – NOVELny –   Fun and easy-to-use leveled text.

Grolier The New Book of Popular Science – NOVELny –   Covers science, technology, and medicine.

Health Reference Center Academic – NOVELny –   Up-to-date information on a range of health care topics.

Historical NY Times – Every issue from 1851-2001 is reproduced in cover-to-cover full-page image.  
InfoTrac Newsstand – NOVELny –   Full-text newspapers.

Issues: Understanding Controversy and Society – Get an in-depth understanding of how society is shaped with authoritative historical context, expert perspectives, and carefully selected primary and secondary sources.

La Nueva Enciclopedia CUMBRE – NOVELny –   Spanish-language encyclopedia.

Lands and Peoples – NOVELny –   Extensive articles, almanacs, Web links, and graphics and charts.

National Newspaper Index – NOVELny –   Provides indexing (1977-present) of America's top five newspapers.

New York State Newspapers – NOVELny –   Full-text newspapers from around New York State.

Literary Reference Center Plus – Includes full text plot summaries, synopses and work overviews, articles/essays of literary criticism, biographies, interviews,  journals, poems, short stories, classic texts, etc.

Noodle Tools – Create online citations.  You must register and create an account.              

Opposing Viewpoints In Context – Source for information on social issues, including viewpoint articles, topic overviews, statistics, primary documents, links to websites, and full-text magazine and newspaper articles.

Pop Culture Universe: Icons, Idols, Ideas – An authoritative, yet fun, research source for all areas of U.S./World Pop Culture.

ProQuest – Newsstand – NOVELny –   Access to 85 full-text newspapers from around the world.

Proquest Central K12 – The largest journal collection delivering millions of articles from more than 4,600 full-text scholarly journals, magazines, and newspapers. Includes ProQuest AP Science.

Proquest Learning: Literature – Offers a comprehensive literary resource for original, full-text works, 3,000 author biographies, and contemporary criticisms in one integrated source covering 600 years of literature.

Science In Context – From earth science and life science, to space, technology, mathematics and science history and biography, this curriculum-oriented online experience is designed to boost achievement for students.

Soundzabound Music Library – Downloadable royalty free audio files including: Volumes 1-7, Animal, Background, Century Beats, Media Music Madness, People, Production, Sports and Scary sounds.
Student Resources In Context – Provides full-text periodicals, newspapers, curriculum based reference content, primary source documents, radio/television transcripts, maps, essays, critical analysis, biographies, timelines, etc.

Teaching Books – A portal to online resources for children's and young adult books and their authors. U: Your email address; P: NBSLS

Turnitin – Online plagiarism prevention.  New users, register and create an account.  Returning users, log on with your e-mail address and password. See your teacher.

US History In Context – Complete overview of U.S. history that covers the most-studied events, issues and current information, it combines documents from Primary Source Microfilm’s™ digital archives. 

World at War: Understanding Conflict and Society – Helps students and researchers develop a deeper, critical appreciation of both America’s history and total human involvement and costs of war.

World Geography: Understanding a Changing World – Develops students' global literacy, focusing on the geographic, political, social, economic, and cultural forces that influence our world.

World History: Ancient and Medieval Eras – Covers human history, from prehistoric times to the beginnings of the Renaissance, from the dawn of prehistory through the great ancient empires to the Renaissance.

World History In Context – Offers students and researchers unparalleled access to a broad collection of scholarly analysis and award-winning full-text periodicals, reference works and primary documents.

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