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Social Media

Our Twitter account can be accessed through the following link. @phslibraryin. This is loaded with book trailers of our new books and other information regarding libraries and books.


The Catalog on Your iPad

Image result for destiny discoverDestiny Discover – This app is available in your App Catalog or on the Apple store. Downloading instructions for iPad and the Desktop version of Destiny can be found here. Destiny Operating Instructions.


Recommended Readings

Indiana Library Federation’s nominated books:

Rosewater List 2017-18

Young Hoosier Book Award Nominees 2017-2018


Resources for Online Research

Inspire

This database has EBSCO and Gale resources. This will require a password when used at home. Before you use INSPIRE, click on the Inspire Instructions for information on how to navigate the website.

GALE Publishing products

This is the database from Inspire but only the Gale products.  This may be easier to access than our inspire short cut above. The password to access this is — inspire.  Click on the title to access.

The Digital Public Library of America

The vision of a national digital library has been circulating among librarians, scholars, educators, and private industry representatives since the early 1990s. Efforts led by a range of organizations, including the Library of Congress, HathiTrust, and the Internet Archive, have successfully built resources that provide books, images, historic records, and audiovisual materials to anyone with Internet access. Many universities, public libraries, and other public-spirited organizations have digitized materials, but these digital collections often exist in silos. The DPLA  brings these different viewpoints, experiences, and collections together in a single platform and portal, providing open and coherent access to our society’s digitized cultural heritage.

The World Digital Library

The World Digital Library (WDL) makes available on the Internet, free of charge and in multilingual format, significant primary materials from countries and cultures around the world.

NBC Learn

The Indiana Department of Education has provided to all Indiana educators and residents this free service that provides video coverage from the National Broadcast Company’s library.

eLearning

The Indiana Department of Education has provided instructional links for curriculum purposes. Click on the eLearning link to get access to NROC; SIATech; Kahn Academy; Dallas Learning Solutions; PhET; Art of Problem Solving; and Earth Science Mulitmedia.

American Heritage Magazine Archive 1954 to present

The American Heritage Magazine Archive provides articles from as far back as 1954 from some of the greatest authors on American history. If you need research information on any American history subject, check out this URL.

The Media History Digital Library

The Media History Digital Library exists to digitize classic media-related print materials in the public domain. The history of American cinema, broadcasting and recorded sound can be found in the trade magazines and other journals, and this project seeks to make those materials widely available for free. We connect contributors who loan materials from their collections, and generous sponsors who fund the digitization. This is a volunteer-led, non-profit activity.

Purdue Owl 

MLA Formatting and Style Guide – Click on the Purdue Owl link above to access the MLA formating guide directly.

The Online Writing Lab (OWL) at Purdue University houses writing resources and instructional material, and the college provides these as a free service of the Writing Lab at Purdue. Students, members of the community, and users worldwide will find information to assist with many writing projects. Teachers and trainers may use this material for in-class and out-of-class instruction.

Getty Publications Virtual Library

Free digital backlist title from the Getty Publications Archive.

Indiana Youth Institute

The Indiana Youth Institute promotes the healthy development of Indiana children and youth by serving the people, institutions and communities that impact their well-being. Their library, The Virginia Beall Ball Library, has the latest professional materials for educators and other child care givers.  When you click on the link above, you will access the library where you can borrow materials or check out their free ebook collection.


Area Public, Special and College Libraries

The Kentucky-Indiana area has many public libraries and academic college libraries to choose form. Most are available online for free. Please note however, that circulation privileges will be limited to where you live and whether or not you are a student at the college libraries. The following are the Internet addresses for these institutions:

The New Albany/Floyd County Public Library

The Jefferson Township Public Library

Charlestown-Clark County Public Library

Indiana University Library

The University of Louisville Library

The Library of Congress


Teacher Resources

Pinterest links to the following subjects:

Best Books or Best Resources

iPads and Education

Technology News and Makerspace

Critical and Close Reading

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