Welcome to the St. Agnes School Library! 

In addition to providing students with great fiction books, from classics to award winners to popular new releases, the goal of the library program is to give students the knowledge and tools they need to excel in all their academic subjects.

We’ll learn how libraries are organized, and how to find credible, accurate information in books, websites, periodicals, databases, reference sources, and more.

All so students can be comfortable and confident when completing research assignments, projects, book reports and homework for their teachers.

Browse the school’s online circulation system for fiction and non-fiction books.

“Check out” our online collection of e-books, which can be read on any internet-connected device, such as computer, tablet or phone.

Click on the links below to access useful (and just plain cool) resources on the web.

Thank you for visiting the St. Agnes School Library!

Sincerely,

Mrs. LaGrassa

RESOURCES

St. Agnes School’s Online Circulation Catalog
Browse our collection of fiction and non-fiction books.  See availability for check-out, top 10 most frequently checked out books, and new arrivals.

Research Portal

Use this portal to access three online resources for research, powered by Gale Cengage, a leading provider of information databases to public and academic libraries.  Get top grades on research assignments using Kids InfoBits, National Geographic Kids and Research In Context.  Access full-text magazine, newspaper and encyclopedia articles, as well as books, websites, and primary source documents from reliable sources.  Instructions for citing all sources are given, including for the newly updated MLA 8th edition.

Arlington County Public Library
Can’t find a book at the St. Agnes School Library?  Look for it at the public library.  Fantastic resources on this site for students are the Research Portal and Homework Help tabs.  Great for completing assignments.  You’ll need a library card to access this.

www.factmonster.com
Get homework help in science, math, geography, grammar, Greek and Roman mythology, and more.  The coolest features are the conversion calculator (you NEED this), and the Research Help.  Learn how to find sources on the web, take notes, create a bibliography, and so much more (you need THIS, too!).

Newsela
Newsela is an online news source, written specifically for students, that culls newspapers across the country for the top stories of the day, and puts that news in one location.  No ads; all age appropriate.  Students build non-fiction reading comprehension skills while learning about current events in the U.S. and around the world.

Step-by-Step Guide to Doing Research 
Students: refer to this site every time you have a research assignment.  The information here will help you find accurate, reliable sources; take good notes; and cite your sources.

KidsReads.com — The Book Report Network
Amazing site for keeping up with NEW children’s literature.  Previews of books being made into movies, and suggestions for great books for boys.

American Library Association Youth Media Awards and Notable Children’s Books lists
Complete descriptions and lists of major U.S. children’s literature award winners and honorees.

Library of Congress Website for Children’s Literature
Find Literacy awards, top-rated book lists, author webcasts, and events, such as the annual National Book Festival.

Copyrightkids.org
Website published by the Copyright Society of the USA to explain the basics of copyright law to middle school students.  Find guidelines for Fair Use of information at this site, which is important when doing research and homework.

 

 

USEFUL INFORMATION