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Britannica School Edition
Access to four complete encyclopedias that ensure consistency with classroom topics and age-appropriate language.
 
SIRS Discoverer
General reference database designed for young researchers organized by topics: Arts, Health, History, Language
 
Kids InfoBits
Full-text magazines, newspapers and reference books for information on current events, the arts, science, popular culture, health, people, government, history, sports and more.
 
Research in Context
Reference content with age-appropriate videos, newspapers, magazines, primary sources, and much more. Students will find outstanding support to complete assignments in core subjects including literature, science, social studies, and history.
 
FactCite
Biographies, Mythology, American History, Science, Countries and Cultures, Essential Information
 
Student Resources in Context
Full-text magazines, academic journals, news articles, primary source documents, images, videos, audio files and links to vetted websites.
 
eLibrary
Images, video, eBooks, and full-text articles from newspapers, magazines, and scholarly journals.
 
JMRL Online Databases
Selected online databases you can trust for accuracy and appropriateness for children, providing access to full-text articles from newspapers, magazines, and a wide range of standard library reference sources.
 
Chronicling America: Historic newspapers
Search America's historic newspaper pages from 1789-1963 or use the U.S. Newspaper Directory to find information about American newspapers published between 1690-present.
 
Sweet Search
Internet search engine for students. It searches only credible Web sites approved by Internet research experts.
 
  
  
Pro/Con
Dig into debated social issues such as animal rights, bullying, cell phones in school and more.
 
Opposing Viewpoints in Context (Gale)
Covers today’s social issues and helps students research, analyze and organize a broad variety of data from topic overviews; primary source documents; court case overviews; statistical tables, charts and graphs; interactive maps; and pro-con essays.
 
SIRS People
Search the SIRS people database for biographies.
 
Biography in Context (Gale)
Supports research with nearly a million biographical entries spanning history and geography.
 
Encyclopedia Virginia
Reference work about Virginia history and culture.
 
Literature Resource Center (Gale)
Biographical information, overviews, full-text literary criticism and reviews on more than 130,000 writers in all disciplines, from all time periods and from around the world
 
National Geographic Kids
National Geographic Kids will take young students on amazing adventures in science, nature, culture, archaeology, and space.
 
Science in Context
Full-text magazines, academic journals, news articles, experiments, images, videos, audio files and links to websites.
 
U. S. History in Context
Find contextual information on hundreds of the most significant people, events and topics in U.S. History.
 
World History in Context
Resources from the ancient world to today's headlines, delivering a chronicle of the great cultures and societies that have formed the history of the human race. Rare primary sources, reliable reference, and multi-media content.
 
Global Issues in Context (Gale)
International viewpoints on a broad spectrum of global issues, topics, and current events.
 
MedlinePLus
MedlinePlus offers reliable, up-to-date health information about the latest treatments, drug information or supplements, medical videos or illustrations. You can also get links to the latest medical research on a topic or find out about clinical trials.
 
  
  
OverDrive eBooks
All of our Overdrive materials are stored within the Albemarle High School Digital Library.  When you click this link, you will see AHS page.  You can access materials by using your K12/Google login credentials.
 
Virtual Reference Library (Gale)
From "how-to" to health to homework help, eBooks on GVRL from Gale and our premier publishing partners.
 
SIRS Nonfiction Ebooks
Read colorful PDF books on animals, art, biographies, health, science, history and more.
 
Find It Virginia - Ebooks
Access to ebooks, newspapers, magazine and journal articles, and books such as encyclopedias.
 
Teen Reads
Thoughtful book reviews, compelling features, in-depth author profiles and interviews, excerpts of the hottest new releases, contests and more every week.
 
TumbleBooks
e-Books for students on all subjects and levels. (NOTE: Select Kids & Teens, then scroll down.)
 
TumblebookCloud
An online database of eBooks, offering a robust selection of Graphic Novels, Enhanced Novels, eBooks, classic literature, National Geographic videos, educator resources, and audiobooks.
 
What Should I Read Next?
Enter a book you like and the site will analyse our huge database of real readers' favorite books to provide book recommendations and suggestions for what to read next.
 
Book Sequels & Series
Helpful book-finding lists from Mid-Continent Public Library
 
Epic Reads
Browse through our YA books below, see what’s publishing soon, or search for something specific using our book filter.
 
  
  
SIRS Science Fair Explorer
SIRS Science fair Explorer:  Discover science projects using everyday materials found in the home.
 
Thingiverse
Thingiverse is a universe of things. Download our files and build them with your lasercutter, 3D printer, or CNC.
 
DIY
A safe online community for you to discover new passions, level up their skills, and meet fearless geeks just like you.
 
Makezine
For makers, crafters, inventors, tinkerers, and amateur scientists.
 
  
  
Discovery Education
Educational video streaming service that offers thousands of videos and images.
 
Gizmos
Interactive math and science simulations for grades 3-12. Over 400 Gizmos aligned to the latest standards help educators bring powerful new learning experiences to the classroom.
 
BrainPOP
BrainPOP Animated Science, Health, Technology, Math, Social Studies, Arts & Music and English movies, quizzes, activity pages and school homework help for K-12 kids.
 
BrainPOP Español
Ciencia, Salud, Technologîa, Matematicas, Ciencias Sociales, Arte y Musica and Español peliculas, cuestionarios, actividades para estudiantes de Kinder, Primaria y Secundaria.
 
eMediaVA
Digital educational content provided by Virginia's Public Media Stations and PBS.
 
ASCD
Professional library of eBooks
 
Duke University Digital Collections
lNCLUDES: Advertising and Consumer Culture; African American History; Art, Literature, and Music; Documentary Photography;  Transcultural Experience; Women’s History.
 

​Librarian:
Monica Cabarcas
mcabarcas@k12albemarle.org

Checkout Policy:
Up to 5 items for a 3-week loan period.

Checkout Policy:
9:00 to 4:00 daily​​

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#SMS's books

Towers Falling
Sometimes life isn't fair. Deja finds herself living in a new neighborhood in a local shelter. Her father is inceasingly short with everyone and can't seem to hold down on a job. As Deja's new class embarks on a project about community, ...
The Stars Beneath Our Feet
it was amazing
What do you do when your older brother is gone? It's just you and a room with an empty bed. Lolly is confused, disconnected, and doesn't know how to move forward. His older brother's choices have turned his life upside down and no one un...
I Am Alfonso Jones
it was ok
Alfonso Jones tackles issues of police brutality and social justice. There are no simple conclusions in the work Tony Medina creates. Those who are interested in examining actual court cases surrounding this topic will find plenty of lea...
Ghost
really liked it
Ghost is always running. Whether it is running from troubling memories or running from the trouble he always seems to get into, Ghost has the gift of speed. When a former Olympic runner takes special interest in him and puts him on the t...

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Responsible Reading

In a library that serves students ranging in ages from eleven to fourteen, a wide variety of materials are needed. Obviously, what is interesting and appropriate for eleven-year-olds may not be interesting and/or appropriate for fourteen-year-olds and visa versa. When students select books, Ms. Cabarcas will issue the standard advice: "If you choose a book that makes you uncomfortable or that would make your parents uncomfortable, return it." The beauty of libraries is that they are all about choice. Find a book you can completely "enjoy."

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