Library Media Center

Oxford High School Library Media Center Specialist

Mr. David Bilmes

bilmesd@oxfordpublicschools.org

Hours:

Monday, Tuesday,Thursday and Friday 7:10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Wednesday 7:10 a.m. to 2:05 p.m.

Mission Statement

The mission of the Oxford High School Library Media Center is to provide academic resources and educational services for the Oxford school community. By doing so, the Library Media Center maintains a nurturing, student-centered environment that supports learning, enrichment, and personal contribution.

OHS LMC Tweets

LMC Overview and Policies

LIBRARY POLICIES

Students are expected to follow all school rules outlined in the student handbook while in the Library Media Center. Respect must also be demonstrated to others and to self at all times. Failure to do so may result in loss of visitation privileges, administrative referral, or security assistance.

LENDING INFORMATION

Regular materials: 3 weeks Special materials: due date varies Please see Mr. Bilmes if you are unsure of your return date. Students may borrow as many materials as needed but must bring them in-person to renew.

FACILITY RESOURCES

Xerox copier (requires change)

Free color printer for students

PC computer lab

Reading periodicals

Study tables

Library Catalog

Destiny is the system for catalogs all print, electronic, and audio books from the LMC. Students do not need to log in to browse for books. Students must log into system by entering in their student ID # twice (for username and password) in order to access the electronic and audio books.

Follett Shelf is the cloud system within Destiny that stores the electronic books.

Destiny Discover is the reader app. Enter in information when configuring app on your device-https://wbb25908.follettshelf.com

Systems compatible with Follett Shelf: Most PCs, MACs, newer generation I-Pad and Android tablets.

Other reading resources:

YALSA (Young Adult Library Services Association)

BARNES AND NOBLE-Teen Books

NY TIMES-Teen Best Seller List

THE BOOK SEER

TEEN READS

Online Research

DATABASES

These Gale databases are being offered free of charge to schools and students for the immediate future. Click on the link, and if asked for a password, type in: open.

Gale in Context: High School

Gale Health and Wellness

Gale Health and Wellness: Corona Virus

Gale in Context: Science

Gale in Context: Science: Viruses

Gale in Context: Global Issues: Pandemic Preparedness

Gale E-books: Corona Virus & Global Pandemics

Culture Grams

Britannica School

ResearchIT CT (to utilize researchIT CT resources from home, you will need to login using your library card number)

Gale in Context (Global Issues) (see login information below):

Gale in Context (Opposing Viewpoints) (see login information below):

The user name and password for most of the subscription databases listed above is:

  • user name: oxfordhigh
  • password: wolverines

researchIT CT doesn't require a user name or password if you access it from school. To access it from home, you need a library card number from any public library in CT.

WORKS CITED AND ONLINE NOTE-TAKING

NoodleTools (we have a school account)

For instructions on how to register your NoodleTools account, as well instructions on how to retrieve your password, click here.

Example of a properly formatted MLA8 Annotated Works Cited Page

Another example of a properly formatted MLA 8 Works Cited Page

WRITING AND CITATION HELP

The Purdue Writing Lab (OWL)

How to write a thesis statement

WEB EVALUATION TOOLS

Google searching cheat sheet