An increasing number of our library materials come in digital format. These include:
• Electronic books and encyclopedias including downloadable ebook middle grade fiction on FollettShelf
• Newsbank Historical Newspaper Collection
• Databases of thousands of scholarly journal articles including Gale, EbscoHost and JSTOR
• Streaming videos from Discovery Education
Tools for finding resources include the Destiny online catalog, the netTrekker search engine that gives younger students access only to reviewed sites, and several electronic resource centers that organize information. Pebble Go Databases provide research material for primary students.
The library subscribes to tools which help meet our students’ literacy and research needs. These include NoodleTools, an online citation maker which guides students in the process of creating Works Cited lists, and Renaissance Learning’s Accelerated Reader and STAR, which assess reading skills.