Vicksburg High School

Library | Media Center

The joy of reading and more...

The Library and Media Center is where students find great books, websites, computers to use for learning and pleasure.

About the Library/Media Center

Welcome

The high school library is open Monday through Thursday from 7:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and on Fridayís from 7:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Library Media Specialist
Margo Staunton
mstaunton@vicksburgschools.org
(269) 321-1185

Library Paraprofessional
Sham Moore
smoore@vicksburgschools.org
(269) 321-1186

Circulation Policy

All grades: 6 books

Materials are checked out for a 2-week time period. Students may renew their materials for another 2 weeks if they are still needed. Students must bring the book that they wish to renew into the library in order to renew it.

Students are not charged overdue fines; however their borrowing privileges may be suspended or restricted until the overdue materials are returned. If a book is lost or damaged, a replacement fee will be charged. Arrangements need to be made by students before exams for payment of the lost or damaged materials.

Schedule

Students may utilize the library and its computer lab before or after school. During the school day students may use the library at anytime with their teacherís permission and a pass.

Classrooms often have the opportunity to come to the library and engage in lessons cooperatively taught by the media specialist and the classroom teacher. These lessons enrich and support classroom curriculum with library resources.

Online Tools

Online Tools

There are a number of free resources available to help you look up a fact, study for an exam or just find a good book to read. Explore!

  • Vicksburg High School Library Card Catalog using GoFollett.com
    Provides access to the High School Library's card catalog to explore titles. Select Vicksburg High School and surf our catalog.
  • CIA World Factbook
    Contains profiles for every country in the world.

  • Easy Bib
    EasyBib is a citation generator for MLA, APA, and other formats.

  • FirstGov
    Official USA government web portal for U.S. government services and information.

  • Google Scholar
    Google Scholar is a freely accessible Web search engine that indexes the full text of scholarly literature across an array of publishing.

  • Purdue Owl
    Resource on how to write a research paper, grammar tips, and MLA, APA formatting links.

  • Pros and Cons of Controversial Issues
    An organization dedicated to researching issues that are controversial and important. ProCon.org presents the information in a way that is balanced, comprehensive, straightforward, transparent and primarily in a pro-con format.

  • Sweet Search
    Sweet Search is a search engine that is specifically designed for student use and each web site has been examined by search experts.

  • Vicksburg District Library
    Local access to a wealth of information.

  • Western Michigan University Library Online library catalog and research resources. Programs, events, and continuing education services.

MeL Databases

The Michigan electronic Library (MeL) is a service of the Library of Michigan and provides a number of resources to Michigan Residents. Some of the more interesting segments are:

  • Britannica School-High Primary sources for quick facts and in-depth information on history, geography, people, places, science, and much more. Biographies, world atlas, countries comparison, articles and interactive resources are available.

  • Research in Context Includes the most-studied topics for grades 6-8 - literature, science, social studies, and U.S. and world history. Written specifically for middle schoolers (high school students may find it useful too) this information comes from authoritative sources including Gale, National Geographic and Scholastic and is aligned to national and state curriculum standards. Designed to develop learning skills to launch 6-8 graders into high school and beyond.

  • Opposing Viewpoints In Context is full text and features contextual information and opinions on hundreds of today's hottest social issues.

  • General Reference Center Gold is a general interest database that contains newspapers, reference books, magazines, and trade publications. Find articles on current events, popular culture, business and industry trends, the arts and sciences, sports, hobbies, and more.

Reading Suggestion Sites

Reference Websites


New Books

New Books

Fiction

'Dangerous Creatures' by Kami Garcia
""Siren Ridley and her rocker boyfriend Link move to New York City to make it big with their supernatural band mates in Sirensong, but Caster trouble follows them"--Provided by publisher.

'The Fate of Ten' by Pittacus Lore
"In order to thwart the Mogadorian invasion, a group of the Garde head to a pyramid in Mexico in order to awaken a power that can save the world"--OCLC.

'Go Set a Watchman' by Harper Lee
In the mid-1950s, twenty-six-year-old Jean Louis Finch, "Scout," returns to Maycomb, Alabama, to visit her father, Atticus, but her homecoming turns bittersweet and her values and assumptions are thrown into doubt as she uncovers truths about her family, friends, and town which are exposed by civil rights tensions and political turmoil.

'Happily Ever After' by Kiera Cass
A collection of four stories by Kiera Cass, including "The Queen" that tells the story of Amberly trying to find the good in Clarkson Schreave, "The Prince" that tells of his life before he fell in love with America, "The Guard" in which Maxon watches his first love drift away, and "The Favorite" which tells Marlee's story.

'The Jewel' by Amy Ewing
"Violet, a poor girl from the outer city, finds forbidden romance and uncovers brutal secrets when, after three years of training, she is purchased by a royal family as a surrogate mother for royal children."--Provided by publisher.

Nonfiction Books

'Accuracy in Media' by Megan Fromm
Explores what it takes to be a professional journalist that is trusted for accuracy in reporting, and examines how to spot reputable news sites.

'Ancient Aliens: Close Encounters with Human History
Explores ancient alien theories and human history.

'Call of Duty: Vince Zampella, Grant Collier, and Jason West' by Jennifer Culp
An internet biography that looks at the creation and history of the Call of Duty video game franchise and provides details about the lives of its creator.

'Discovering the Nature of Gravity' by Kristi Holl
AExplains how gravity works.

'Extreme Sports and their Greatest Competitors' by Hope Lourie Killcoyne
Discusses a number of extreme sports throughout history and profiles a number of competitors.


Events & Activities

Events & Activities

Bull Dog Book Nook Club

Do you enjoy reading? Join the Bulldogs Book Club. This club meets the last Wednesday of each month from 2:45 PM until 3:25 PM in the LMC. Check us out at a meeting or see Mrs. Forsythe.

Join us on Wednesday, October 22nd at 2:45 PM. We will be discussing and choosing book titles for the year. Please be sure to turn in your NOOK agreement form to Mrs. Forsythe and pick up your NOOK.


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