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Welcome to the Library Media Center at Powers Catholic High School
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Full days of school: 7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Half days of school: 7:30 a.m. - 12: 30 p.m.
There is a $.10 a day fee for late books. If you get it back within a week of the due date, the fee will be forgiven. However, the fee accumulates throughout that week, so if it is over a week late, that week will count towards your total fine.
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(mouse over the titles to find out the name of the book and the author if you can't read it on the book itself)
|General Databases||More general and a few specific databases||Databases to argue opposing viewpoints and pro/con issues|
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General help for paper writing
The whole idea about plagiarism is somewhat scary. Go here for additional help on what plagiarism is and how to avoid it.
Citations can be confusing. Do you know the order that each piece of information needs to be in to create a proper citation? What about all of the punctuation? Use the sites below to help you create the perfect citation.
Can't get to a library? There are several places that offer many books for free and can be accessd on ether the Internet or one of many of the E-readers that are out there. E-books on the free sites are free because they are out of copyright. So you won't find the newest material on these sites - but they are great for English literature and research!
print and audiobooks
Ebooks from MEL
Also see databases for more research help
MEL.org and Genesse District Libraries have online encyclopedias you can access, but you do need to enter either a driver's license or a library card number to prove that you are in the state of Michigan.
We have all used search engines like Google, Yahoo, Bing, or dogpile. But these bring up so much stuff! How do you wade through all of the information? Academic search engines are designed for research, and have much less clutter than some of the other popular search engines.
SCROLL DOWN for a list of the search engines
When completing an online search there are several tips to keep in mind:
1- Come up with a variety of search terms. Sometimes you will think that you have a great keyword, but when you search you may find nothing useful. Make a list of several short words and phrases to look up.
2- Search multiple search engines- Each one will give you different information.
3- Try looking up your keywords in the library databases. These databases can give some great information; it is accurate and will relate to the information that you actually need !
Academic and deep web search sites
Biznar --Business related topics
Complete Planet - this searches the deep web (even more than a site like Google)
Mednar --Medical topics
Science Research --Science only search
Scirus --Scientific Information
Scitopia --Science and Technology search
SweetSearch - designed specifically for students
World Wide Science --Science search
Applying for a job? click here for help preparing applications and for writing cover letters
Click here for practice ACT/SAT tests: you will need a Michigan library card or driver's liscence to access this from home.
Job and career accelerator: a database avaialble through MEL (you will need a driver's licence or library card to access it at home) that offers helpful information on:
Library of Congress lessons - this would be most beneficial to social studies and English teachers, but lessons could be designed around any topic.
National Geographic - when we think National Geographic, many of us think science, but it is also a great resource for Social studies, foreign language, and art teachers too. The site includes many short video clips that you can use in the classroom as well.
Discovery Channel - this site also includes video