Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Welcome to our library

Here are the important things you need to know

Library hours are 7:30 to 12:10 and 1:10 to 3:30 every school day

To check out a book, students must have their student i.d. card

To return a book, just drop it in the return slot in the counter

To renew a book, a student needs to bring the book in to get scanned

If you don't renew your book and it becomes past due, you will be assessed a fine of 5 cents per school day

Did you know you can now sign in and renew or request books?

If you have questions or problems, please call Mrs. Crain at 928-288-8122 during school hours,

e-mail kcrain@wusd1.org, or you can always visit and ask in person

TO GO TO THE STATE'S EBSCO DATABASES CLICK HERE

(use our mascots for password)

SCROLL DOWN TO SEE USEFUL WEBSITES FOR REPORTS

SCROLL DOWN TO SEE INTERESTING SITE OF THE MONTH

TO GO TO THE WHS LIBRARY ON-LINE CATALOG (BOOKS) CLICK HERE.

THE FALL CHESS TOURNAMENT IS COMPLETE

CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR WINNERS

NIKHIL PRAJAPATI AND JUWAN DENNY

THANK YOU TO ALL WHO PARTICIPATED!


 

TEXTBOOKS FOR USE IN THE LIBRARY

ENGLISH TITLES   Prentice Hall Literature, Grades 9, 10,11, and 12.  Prentice Hall Writing and Grammar 9, Convergences

MATHEMATICS TITLES   Algebra 1, Algebra 2 with Trigonometry, Calculus, Geometry, MathMatters 3, Precalculus

SCIENCE TITLES  Essentials of Physics,  Earth Science, Environmental Science, Biology, Chemistry, Physical science, The Human Body in Health and Disease

SOCIAL STUDIES TITLES America:  Pathways to the Present, American Government, Out of Many, World History

MISCELLANEOUS TITLES Agriscience, Succeeding in the World of Work, Spanish 1, Spanish 2, Street Law, Criminal Justice Today, The Developing Child, Working With Young Children, Athletic Training


From time to time you may be required to write research papers

Here are some suggestions of websites to use

Free Databases

 Northland Pioneer College -- You can access free databases or those reserved for NPC students with login

 Navajo County Libraries  -- Search the county libraries for a book or click on Reference Databases (left column)

 Arizona State Library -- Use to find articles about your subject or general research.  You will be asked for your zipcode.  Make sure you click on the "full text" box to get complete articles.

Almanacs  -- the place to go for quick facts

Info Please  

Old Farmer's Almanac

Atlases -- maps and/or statistics

World Atlas

Map Quest

National Atlas  

General Reference -- good to look up general questions

Refdesk  

Internet Public Library

Bartleby

U.S. History

Biographies -- a person's life story

Biography.com  

A Million Lives

Distinguished Women

Government Sources -- United States

White House -- Information about the current president and current events

Government Documents-- Research and even Senate testimony

Library of Congress --  Research library of the United States.  Largest library in the world.

House of Representatives -- Information about U.S. Representatives, bills, and current laws

Senate -- Information about U.S. Senators, bills, and current laws

Supreme Court -- Information about the Justices, cases on the docket, and visits

United Nations -- Information regarding everything from international law to human rights.  Click on the word "Welcome"

CIA World Factbook -- Doing a report on a county?  This is the place for current information.

U.S. Census Bureau -- Search to find population catagories and comparisons in various areas.

Government Sources -- Arizona State and local government

Arizona Legislature -- All news regarding Arizona bills, laws, and those who represent us

State of Arizona -- Everything Arizona.  Game and Fish, tourism, and all governmental services

Navajo County Government -- Questions about our county government and services

Winslow City Government-- Our city government and services

Tribal Sources

Pueblo of Acoma Tribal Government

White Mountain Apache Tribal Government

Hopi Tribal Government 

Navajo Tribal Government

Zuni Tribal Government

 Newspapers

Arizona Daily Sun -- Flagstaff and Northern Arizona news

Arizona Daily Star  -- Tucson area news

Arizona Republic  --  Phoenix area news

Gallup Independent-- Gallup, NM news

Navajo Hopi Observer -- Navajo and Hopi reservation news plus some Winslow news

Navajo Times  --  Navajo Reservation news

Tribune-News-- Holbrook and Winslow local news

 Cable Television News

CNN

Fox News

MSNBC


INTERESTING SITE OF THE MONTH

 

Great Facts This site has massive amounts of trivia.  There are also brain games. Enjoy!

Old SuperstitionsThis site lists old superstitions and sayings that you may have heard from older people.  Should you believe all the things there?  Probably not, but they are funny to read. 

A Google A Day  This is a site where there is a puzzle question posted everyday at 12:01 a.m. Eastern Time. Having trouble?  They will give you hints.  This might help you hone your logical thinking when doing a search. I really liked the timer that showed how quickly I found the answer.  Now if my home computer would have moved a little quicker.....

African American History  Use this site to find out about the Tuskegee Airmen, famous black women, and you can even see exhibits from the Library of Congress.  Good for reports! 

http://sciencefriday.com  This is the website that will finally make you think that science is cool.  Science Friday is a radio show on National Public Radio that comes on -- are you ready? -- early Friday afternoon.  On this companion site there are always interesting videos and little articles about what's going on in the world of science.  Don't miss the video titled "Where's the Octopus?"  Also, the radio show is pretty interesting --Friday at 1:00 p.m. on 91.7.

http://www.fictiondb.com/tour/compare-features.htm   Use this site to keep on top of your favorite series.

VETERANS HISTORY PROJECT Written and recorded interviews with Veterans