Leonardtown High School Library Media Center

Have you stopped and checked out a great read lately?  We have brand new titles in the Media Center this school year!  We also have new e-books this month.  Go to elibrary.smcps.org and click on Catalog to find books and our Follett e-book shelf!  Talk to us about your login for this amazing service.  
 
On-Line Databases

The Media Center has subscriptions to the following sites. All can be accessed from home or school. See your Media Specialist or a teacher for the username and password. Our license prohibits publication of passwords.

Gale Virtual Reference Library
A collection of over 21 reference books from the LHS Media Center (over 95 volumes) available online to LHS students only. Type in your topic, click search, and the entire database of information will be searched with one click of the mouse.

Facts On File Reference Suite: 
Three online databases containing over 200,000 articles. You can search all 4 databases together or search each one separately. Provides quick and easy information about current events, statistics, health, science, and controversial issues, and more.

SIRS Knowledge Source: http://sks.sirs.com
Comprehensive search portal SIRS databases. You can use the portal or choose to visit one of the following databases directly off the Knowledge Source portal:

SIRS Government Reporter : Historic and Government Documents, Directories and Almanacs

SIRS Renaissance: Current Perspectives on the Arts & Humanities

SIRS Researcher: Student Reference, Social Issues, Health, Science, & Business
Public Library Online Database
 
Science Resource Center: 
http:infotrac.galegroup.com/itweb/mdk12_lhs
270 full-text science magazines, thousands of screened articles and images, audio and video clips, as well as links to over 500 student-safe websites

World BooK Online
Online
 http://www.worldbookonline.com 
Provides access to World Book Encyclopedia as well as current events, a dictionary, a Spanish-language encyclopedia, and more.

Culture Grams 
http://online.culturegrams.com/index.php
Provides information on the world's countries  and peoples.

 

Public Library Resources

St. Mary's County Public Library
 http://stmalib.org

Provides databases of information including periodical magazines, articles, biographies, newspaper articles, history resources center, health issues, business and math.
Password: Public Library card barcode number

Comprehensive List of Resources & Books
Search for any of the below items using our online public access catalog. elibrary.smcps.org
 
BOOKS: eBooks, fiction, nonfiction, reference, paperbacks, magazines.

MAGAZINES: Current magazines may be read in the Media Center. Back issues of magazines are available for checkout. 

REFERENCE MATERIALS: Reference materials may not be checked out; however, copies may be made from all reference materials at no charge.  
 
LAPTOP COMPUTERS: Available for individual student use in the Media Center with a pass from the classroom teacher or during lunches.

NEWSPAPERS: The Washington Post and The Enterprise.
We keep paper copies of the newspapers for at least two weeks. Students may use old newspapers to cut out articles, cartoons, and other items.  Most news articles are available  through our databases here at LHS or through the public libraries. (
www.stmalib.org)
 

PRINTING:  All B&W printing is $.10/ page.  Color copies are $.25/ page. 

COPIES: Copies made from the library materials are FREE.

 

Go GREEN!!! We can email you a copy of the pages in the  reference book you need with our copier/printer/scanning printers.

INTERNET:The Internet is for educational use only. No e-mail, chat rooms, bulletin boards, or leisure surfing are permitted. Computer use must be related to school assignments. 

Checking Out:
Check out period is 3 weeks with unlimited checkout except when a book is overdue on the account.

AUP (Acceptable Use Policy through SMCPS) form  Submit in order to have computer access at LHS. You will be blocked from using SMCPS computers until this important paperwork is signed and returned.

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