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Welcome to the

PGHS

Library Media Center


Library Staff consists of



Mrs. Cosgrove, Library Media Specialist

Mrs. Bailey, Library Media Specialist

Mrs. Brown, Library Secretary

Mrs. Poe, ITRT

Mrs.
Prescott,
Copier Aide



Library Media Center Hours

Monday


Friday

7:00 a.m.


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Access to the Library Media Center:



Students must
ALWAYS

sign
-
in
and show their
ID.

7:00
-

7:45am


no pass required

7:50


11:00am


teacher can call and write a pass in


your
Planner

11:00am
-
1:00pm
-

Your Lunch Block

no pass required





-

ETEH


must have a pass
in your



planner

signed by one of the librarians.


(You must get the pass
BEFORE

5
th

block bell)

1:00


2:30pm


teacher
can call and write a pass in


your planner

2:30


3:30pm


no pass required

LMC Rules

Students must show their ID
badges and sign in
and out at the circulation desk.

Students must present a pass in their planner
to an adult staff member
.

Students must respect library materials and
equipment, as well as the quiet atmosphere of
the LMC
.

Students must follow the county’s Acceptable
Use Policy
.

Absolutely no food or drink is allowed in the
LMC
. Water is permitted, just not near the
computers or books.

Resources available in LMC


13,000+ books


60+ magazine/periodical subscriptions


3

newspaper subscriptions


College/Career materials


Reference materials


Online Database subscriptions


30 computers, 3 scanners, 1 printer

Locating Books
-


NEW:
Destiny

Online Catalog

To locate books
in the library,
use
Destiny
.


Double click on the
BLUE

icon on the
desktop, then click
Prince George High
school.


Simply type in
keywords to search
by keyword, title,
author, subject or
series.

You can access the Online Databases by using the




LMC
Web Page
.


If
you are
inside

the school building, just click on the
Internet Explorer


icon
,
and go
to the
PG County Schools
Homepage
,

found at
http://pgs.k12.va.us
. Simply click on
Our
Schools

and then click on
Prince George High
. Next,
click on
Library


located
on the menu bar. The Online
Databases are linked
with
Student
Resources.


Just
click on the database
title for access
.



*Remote access
(
o
utside
the building)

to
the Online
Databases requires
the
following
username/login and
password. The
username

o
r login
is
pghslm
c

for all the databases.

When a password
is required, use


royals.


ABC

CLIO
is a social studies database which
includes:


American Government


American History


World History : The Modern Era


World Geography : Understanding a

Changing World


Biography In Context


The challenges, motivations, successes and failures of history’s
notables
can educate and inspire students.
Biography in Context
is
built on a foundation of more than
600,000
biographies designed
to draw students into new perspectives on familiar
topics. In this
database you’ll find:


600,000+ biographies covering more than 525,000 individuals


130+ award
-
winning Gale reference titles


At
-
a
-
glance
information
on newsmakers
and historical
figures
alike
, helping students gain
a foundation
for further discovery.


50,000 new or updated bios added annually in addition to



daily updates to account for awards and events


Biography
in Context brings students
face to
face with



their
subjects via video,
audio clips
and images of yesterday



and today’s most
studied
figures.


Hundreds of hand
-
crafted topic pages covering the


highest
-
interest features using a web
-
like experience that



promotes information discovery and 21
st

century skills like



like information literacy and critical thinking.

The Discovering Collection
-

5
c
ore subject areas including :

Literature, Biography, Science, Social Studies and History


Students
are able to access a variety
of resources
that will help them
conduct
research
, complete assignments,
create presentations
and more, with content
and
curriculum
-
focused
tools that include:



Thousands of primary documents



Hundreds of plays and poems



Multimedia content, that includes
video and
audio clips, and thousands of
flags,



maps, seals
and photographs



Thousands of topic
overviews, biographies
, plot summaries and
pieces



of literary
criticism



Content level recommendations (
Basic, Intermediate
and Advanced)



to help readers
choose appropriate content
for their
abilities



Research Tools and Research Guide
that tie
information literacy
skills



to
use of the
resource



More than 1,700 study guide
questions to
promote
understanding

EbscoHost

is “designed specifically for high school
libraries, this database contains full text articles
from magazines, journals, newspapers, reference
titles and primary source documents.
MAS Ultra


School Edition

also provides more than 360 full
text reference books, 85,670 biographies, and a
School Image Collection of photos, maps &

flags, color PDFs and expanded full
-
text

b
ack files (back to 1975) for

key magazines.”


Grolier Online Encyclopedias:

1.
Grolier Multimedia

2.
Encyclopedia Americana

3.
La Nueva Enciclopedia Cumbre



Over
125,000 articles


all articles are


correlated to national and state

standards


Over
340,000 editor vetted web links


Over 1,100 world newspapers in 73

languages representing 195

countries

Opposing Viewpoints in Context

:



Premier online resource covering today’s
Hot Topics and Controversial Issues, from
Offshore Drilling to Climate Change,
Health Care to Immigration.


This database helps students research,
analyze and organize a broad variety of
data to conduct research for debates,
essays and presentations.


Resources include:
pro/con
viewpoint
essays, topic overviews, 300+
primary
source
documents, biographies, court
-
case
overviews, periodical articles, statistical
tables, charts and
graphs, images,
podcasts and much more!



More Gale Databases:


(provided by Library of Virginia)

37 Special Collections including:





General OneFile


Criminal Justice


Vocations & Careers


US &World History


Military & Intelligence


Diversity Studies


Health Reference


Physical Therapy


Child Development


Plus many, many more!


Culinary Arts


Pop Culture


War & Terrorism


Science


Agriculture


Gardening


Insurance


Business


Fine Arts &
Music

Information Literacy

Students who are information literate will:



Access

information efficiently



and effectively


Evaluate

information critically



and competently


Use

information accurately



and creatively

Our Mission:

To ensure that

students

and
staff

are
efficient

and
effective

users
of
ideas

and
information