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NHS Library Resources: HS Resources

Resources for both High School and Pre School Staff

Research Tools

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This is a great article about best search strategies from Berkeley City College

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Recommended websites for digital learning by the American Association of School Librarians (AASL)

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WGBH in collaboration with NASA presents digital media resources you can use to teach topics in K–12 Earth and Space Science. These free resources are organized into four grade bands. Each resource emphasizes engaging students in phenomena related to core ideas and science and engineering practices of the Next Generation Science Standards.

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TED-Ed’s commitment to creating lessons worth sharing is an extension of TED’s mission of spreading great ideas. Within TED-Ed’s growing library of TED-Ed animations, you will find carefully curated educational videos, many of which represent collaborations between talented educators and animators nominated through the TED-Ed website (

Student Use of the Library

Student use of the library/hours

CDS 7:30 - 8:00 Capacity of 50 students during Covid-19

During School hours: Due to Covid-19, currently only priv students (Cap is 25 per block) and scheduled virtual classes may use the library, however we are always available by email. Students are welcome to make an appointment by email to use the library! 

Library Study Hall Procedures (Pre & Post Pandemic)

Library Study Hall: Students can sign into the library for their study hall one of two ways. From 7am-7:30am students can come to the library and sign up at the main desk. They may sign up only themselves. If a student cannot make it during that time they can come to the library at the bell and sign in then. We highly encourage students to sign up BEFORE school starts. The only exception is the lunch block. The lunch block sign up can only be done BEFORE school. Students should not report to study but should come straight to the library. We will enter attendance in Power School and mark students as in the library. PLEASE make sure you refresh the page to see if your students are marked as library.  We have upwards of 50 plus students signed in at any given block from many different study halls and attendance can take time. Please allow us at least 15 minutes to enter before you mark them absent OR REFRESH your page often to make sure. If you ever have any questions please feel free to email us. As with CDS, no student should email you stating they are “working in the library” if they did not sign in. They are not here with permission and should be marked as a skip. Also please refrain from sending students down to sign in after the bell. The library fills up quickly with classes, priv students and study hall students.

HS Resources

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Discover 40,786,219 images, texts, videos, and sounds from across the United States

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Created by experts, Khan Academy’s library of trusted, standards-aligned practice and lessons covers math K-12 through early college, grammar, science, history, AP®, SAT®, and more. It’s all free for learners and teachers.
Tools to empower teachers: 
With Khan Academy, teachers can identify gaps in their students’ understanding, tailor instruction, and meet the needs of every student.

Resources Available

Materials/services the library offers: 

Book carts for classroom research and inquiry

Databases for reliable research

Die cut lettering machine


Libguides - we can create research guides for curriculum units - one stop shopping for students! example: Chemistry and You

Nonfiction magazines for close reading and pleasure reading

Professional/Faculty books

Copyright Information

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Here are several articles related to copyright laws and fair use: 

Copyright Law explained for students

University of RI libguide on fair use and copyright laws for students


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Smithsonian Channel™ is where curiosity lives, inspiration strikes and wonders never cease. This is the place for awe-inspiring stories, powerful documentaries and amazing entertainment. We create award-winning programming that shines new light on popular genres such as: air and space, history, science, nature, and pop culture. This is Smithsonian Channel. It's brighter here™.

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Find tips and resources for distance learning

Resources to Support Anti-Racist Learning from the company, Greater Good in Education, a company that offers free research-based and informed strategies and practices for the social, emotional, and ethical development of students, for the well-being of the adults who work with them, and for cultivating positive school cultures.