We will be open for faculty
We are not open to students
until after the move.
Available Library Materials
Audiotapes, CDs, & equipment
Flat screen monitors
Library staff will only check out equipment
You are responsible for equipment that
you check out.
Please complete an “Equipment and
Supplies Use” form (new procedure).
You must complete a “Notification/Approval
for Visual Media” in order to check out media.
This is a new procedure.
Library staff cannot approve the checkout.
The form must be signed by an administrator
before we can let you have the material.
New EMS Library Catalog
EISD has updated the library catalogs.
Use the following link to access the
catalog from any computer with an
• Any catalog in the district can be searched
• Allows users to personalize accounts
• Affords access to extensive information on
• Allows access to your own record
• Allows users to search the colllection from
the classroom, home, or anywhere with
Research in the New Library
• I am happy to assist with planning
research projects, coaching you and your
students, and will team teach with you
when you use our resources.
• In addition to the traditional print
resources, the new library has a computer
Research on the
Following is a BRIEF
review of what is
available along with some
It is important to teach students to evaluate web
Wikipedia is a great place to find preliminary
information or information on pop culture, but it
is not an authoritative source.
The following example shows the hazards of
allowing students to simply Google a topic.
Search for Martin Luther King on Google.
Select “Martin Luther King, Jr. – a True
On the surface, this site might look
reasonable to a student. However, it is a
website maintained by Stormfront, a white
Resources for web site evaluation tools:
The Five W’s of Web Site Evaluation: A Primer for Teachers
Kathy Schrock’s Guide for Educators: Critical Evaluation of
a Web Site
Don’t forget copyright considerations if using the above
Advantages of the Subscription
• “Safe” sources for information
• Targeted for various age groups
• Access to thousands of journals
Journals & Encyclopedias
EBSCO campus and Home user information:
Britannica Campus and Home user
Tumble Book Cloud
ALA/ALSC Great Web Sites for Kids
Library of Congress
Texas Parks and Wildlife Department
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The World Factbook
Middle school students are, by and large,
unaware of copyright laws. It is critical
that we teach them to become responsible
information consumers as they navigate
both print and electronic resources. The
following are sites with copyright tutorials
on the Web
Copyright Kids. 2001. Friends of Active Copyright Education. 15
June 2007 <http://www.copyrightkids.org>.
Gardner, Phyllis D. Copyright???!!!. 3 Mar. 2003 15 Uner 2007
Joseph, Linda C. Copyright With Cyberbee. 7 Nov. 2004. Columbus
Education Association. 15 June 2007
United States Copyright Office.