Additional Information About Resources
Destiny - "West Millbrook's Card Catalog System" Access our library's online card catalog. Prepare a list at home of books and resources that you'd like to check out for pleasure or research and drop by the Media Center the next morning for quick checkout! The "Library Search" feature allows you to check for books and resources in our media center. "Webpath Express" is a great search tools for online resources that have been reviewed for appropriate content at various grade levels.
NC Wise Owl - NC WISE OWL is a Web site that has, as its centerpiece, several subscription databases. InfoTrac , a periodical database product by the Gale Group, is made up of a Kids Editionfor elementary students, a Junior Edition for middle schoolers, and both the Student Edition and InfoTrac Gold Reference Edition for the high school and parent community. The Junior Reference Center and Kids InfoBits offer access to reference materials with a simplified format for greater ease of use. Also included in the Gale database collection is the Scribner Writers Series, with information on more than 1600 authors. Grolier Online offers two encyclopedias: The New Book of Knowledge for elementary and middle school students, and Grolier Multimedia Encyclopedia for middle and high school students. Additional reference sources available include Lands & Peoples , Popular Science , America the Beautiful , and a collection of searchable eBooks in the Virtual Reference Center . (Pick up a bookmark at the Media Center circulation desk with home access/password information.)
Other Great Resources
CultureGrams - Experience the cultures of more than 200 countries in reports that include maps, statistics, a glossary, and in-depth information on 25 categories. Travel the world's countries in photos. From composers to inventors to politicians, CultureGrams' Famous People index features short biographies on countries' best-known individuals. Authentic flavor comes to life in the Recipe Collection, featuring five native recipes from every country in CultureGrams. Tour the 50 US states and the District of Columbia in fun reports filed with facts, symbols, time lines and more!
K-12 Teaching & Learning Center - This website is a great reserch website geared to the student's ability level. Arranged topically by people, places, things, and events, students have access to a wealth of information. Additionally, there are daily brain teasers and other quick activities for the student who needs enrichment or remediation. This Wake County subscription requires a password. Pick up a bookmark at the Media Center circulation desk with home access/password information.
SIRS Decades: 20th Century American Sources - This is an electronic subscription resource containing Primary Source and reference content from the 20th century. Content is organized into curricular topics pertaining to American History, culture, and daily life of the time. Primary source types include: Advertisements, Editorial Cartoons, Letters, Memos, Messages, Maps and Charts, Original Documents, Original Works of Art, Photographs, Poems and Literary Works, Posters, Published Articles, Speeches and Addresses. This Wake County subscription requires a password. Pick up a bookmark at the Media Center circulation desk with home access/password information.