Library

AHS Lib Pano

We are a thriving, busy center for our students and faculty to seek and find materials and resources, to access our computer lab, bring in a class for research, play a game of chess and of course, read a great book.


About the Librarians

Your Library/Media Specialist is Mrs. Deborah Cole
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     Mrs. Cole is the new Media and Digital Literacy Facilitator. She has been working in education for the past eleven years. The past five years she was the Library Media Specialist at the Crotched Mountain School. Her educational background is, certification as a K-12 Library Media Specialist from Plymouth State University, a Master of Education in Special Education from Rivier University, and a Bachelor of Science in Plant and Soil Science from University of Massachusetts. Mrs. Cole has four children and a Carin Terrier. In addition to reading and caring for her plants she enjoys knitting and crocheting.  


Library/Media Assistant is Mrs. Ellen Frenette



 

Resources:

Link to our library catalog. (Click on “Alvirne High School”) Our Follett Destiny library catalog allows you to find a book or other media, by keyword, title, author or subject. This link is web-based and can be accessed from any device.
Also, on the homepage of our catalog, is a link to our subscription databases. They are as follows. *Passwords have been given to students/teachers.

EBSCOhost: a powerful online reference system accessible via the Internet. It offers a variety of proprietary full-text databases and popular databases from leading information providers. In the form of Newspapers, magazines, journals and professional articles.

GALE Group: (4 Databases)

  • Opposing Viewpoints in Context - an engaging online experience for those seeking contextual information and opinions on hundreds of today's hottest social issues. Drawing on the acclaimed Greenhaven Press series, the solution features continuously updated viewpoints, topic overviews, full-text magazines, academic journals, news articles, primary source documents, statistics, images, videos, audio files and links to vetted websites organized into a user-friendly portal experience.
  • Student Resources in Context - an engaging online experience for those seeking contextual information on a wide array of subjects. The solution merges Gale's authoritative and continuously updated reference content with full-text magazines, academic journals, news articles, primary source documents, images, videos, audio files and links to vetted websites organized into a user-friendly portal experience.
  • Science in Context - an engaging online experience for those seeking contextual information on hundreds of today's most significant science topics. The solution merges Gale's authoritative and continuously updated reference content with full-text magazines, academic journals, news articles, experiments, images, videos, audio files and links to vetted websites organized into a user-friendly portal experience.
  • Literature Resource Center (LRC) - Find up-to-date biographical information, overviews, full-text literary criticism and reviews on more than 130,000 writers in all disciplines, from all time periods and from around the world. The optional MLA International Bibliography module adds citations for hundreds of thousands of books, articles and dissertations from 1926 to the present, linked to full text where available

Links to excellent websites, reviewed and authoritative:

Library of Congress - The Library has in its collections well over 100 million items, in hundreds of different languages and virtually every format--not just books and journals, but also prints, drawings, government documents, photographs, microforms, films, sound and video recordings, manuscripts, and other formats. As large and diverse as the Library's collections are, it does not have every book ever published. While virtually all subject areas are represented in the collections, the Library does not attempt to collect comprehensively in the areas of clinical medicine and technical agriculture, which are covered by the National Library of Medicine and the National Agricultural Library, respectively. Researchers should also note that the Library of Congress is distinct from the National Archives, which is the major repository for the official records of the United States government.


The Encyclopedia of Earth - The Encyclopedia of Earth (EoE) is an electronic reference about the Earth, its natural environments, and their interaction with society. The EoE is a free, expert-reviewed collection of content contributed by scholars, professionals, educators, practitioners and other experts who collaborate and review each other's work. The content is presented in a style intended to be useful to students, educators, scholars, professionals, as well as to the general public.


50 Core American Documents - Access to the Declaration of Independence to Martin Luther King Junior’s, “I Have a Dream” speech. All available to use as primary documents.


Poets/Poetry - Find poems and poetry at a site that is one of the best.


Science Sites:
UC Berkely - UC Berkeley's Understanding Science
Top YouTube Videos for Science and Math Students and Teachers

Links to help you create work cited pages for research:

LIBRARY HOURS:
Monday - Friday 7:15 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Rodgers Memorial Library is also available to students and is located on the opposite side of Alvirne's main parking lot.

Supporting Documents

Library Orientation Slideshow (1 MB)

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