James Nelson, MLS.
301-365-4300, ext. 133
Mrs. Julie Gilak
Monday – Friday: 8:20 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Half days: 8:20 a.m. – 12:10 p.m.
Library use: The library is designed for classes, reading, research, and quiet work.Computer use: Students must log in prior to using library computers. Games, social networking sites, IM, and music playing/downloading are not authorized. Students are strongly encouraged to use USB drives to store their information.
Computer use: Students must log in prior to using library computers. Games, social networking sites, IM, and music playing/downloading are not authorized. Students are strongly encouraged to use USB drives to store their information. Headphones are available for student use in the library for assigned coursework.
Borrowing Policies: All materials may be checked out with the exception of reserved items, reference books, and periodicals. Books are checked out for a period of two to three weeks. Items may be renewed twice unless a hold is placed on them.
Overdue Policies: Fines for overdue materials are not charged. Overdue notices are emailed directly to parents on a weekly basis. After the third notice, a letter is sent to parents informing them of the overdue items and advising them of the replacement costs. Collection boxes are maintained in lower school classrooms for book returns: it is, however, preferable for students to return books to the library personally.
Cell phones: Use not permitted
Food and drink: Not permitted.
American History Online
Spanning more than 500 years of political, military, social, and cultural history, the American History Online database provides subject entries, biographies, primary sources, images and videos, maps and charts, and timelines to produce a virtual library of American history for students and researchers.
Ancient and Medieval History Online
Ancient and Medieval History Online provides thorough coverage of nine civilizations – ancient Egypt, ancient Mesopotomia, ancient Greece, ancient Rome, ancient and medieval Africa, medieval Christendom, the Americas, ancient and medieval Asia, and the Islamic Empire. Coverage from prehistory to 1500. subject entries, biographies, primary sources, images and videos, maps and charts, and timelines.
Animal Diversity Web
Animal Diversity Web (ADW) is an online database of animal natural history, distribution, classification, and conservation biology at the University of Michigan. ADW is an online encyclopedia of the natural history of animals.
The Annals of American History
Over 2,000 primary source documents on American history.
Birds of North America
Comprehensive database consisting of Cornell University’s 18 volume “Birds of North America”, plus a wide array of audio and visual enhancements. Visit the library to preview and obtain the user id and password.
Britannica Online Reference Database
Includes the Encyclopedia Britannica (high school), Compton’s by Britannica (middle school), and BritannicaElementary encyclopedia. Contains a wide variety of accurate articles matched to grade level. Video and audio clips are provided for some inquiries, as well as recommended and quality checked Web sites.Password required. Obtain from library staff.
Business Source Premier
Search business-related newspapers and journals. Non-journal content includes company profiles, country reports, industry reports, market research reports, and SWOT analyses.This database available only on campus. Click on link while at the school, and then select Montgomery County as your library system for access.
Designed for online streaming of segmented, educational K-12 videos. You must set up an account to use, see library staff for details.
The Global Reference Center
Encyclopedias in Spanish, Chinese, Korean, and French.
JSTOR Academic Journal Articles
Intended for high school students and faculty members. Access to a large database of important scholarly journals. All subjects represented. Passwords to access database and set up account available from the librarian.
Loeb Classical Library
All of the 520 volumes of the Loeb Classical Library, the standard Latin and Greek texts of classical works are available online. Bi-lingual, with the original Latin or Greek text along with English translations. Obtain password from library staff.
Explora – Secondary School
Explora is EBSCO’s interface for Schools and Public Libraries. Designed to meet the unique needs of its users, Explora supports both student research and classroom instruction with the following features:
The Spanish Reference Center
Encyclopedias in Spanish, advanced and basic.
Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy
1500 professional philosophers have produced a high-quality and authoritative reference work on all aspects of philosophy.
Twayne’s Authors Series
Offers in-depth introductions to the lives and works of writers, the history and influence of literary movements and to the development of literary genres. This online series features the content of nearly 600 books that comprise three print series—United States Authors, English Authors, and World Authors—each of which was carefully coordinated with input from librarians and educators to include authors universally studied in high school and colleges. A starting point for research papers on literary works and figures, special projects and presentations.
The World Data Analyst
Information on each country in the world.
Evaluating Web Sources – Is your web source reliable? This will help you find out.
Research Paper Writing Guide – A research paper presents the results of your investigations on a selected topic. This helps you to do that. MLA format
Sailor – A Maryland state library project. Very good for information about Maryland.
Noodletools Bibliography Generator (password required): MLA format guide