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CHHS Reads!
CHHS Reads!

Welcome to the Charles Henderson High School Media Center!

Mission Statement: 

Charles Henderson High School's primary focus is excellence in education.  The school's responsibility is to provide the students with a variety of learning experiences which will enable them to grow intellectually, socially, emotionally, and ethically in a rapidly changing technological world.  All students should have the opportunity to achieve their greatest potential through a curriculum that meets their needs and aids them in developing their talents.

Media Center Hours:

Monday - Friday    7:30 a.m. until 3:30 p.m.

Resources Available:

  • Internet Access
  • Access to over 13,000 books
  • Books for check-out
  • Reference books for use inside the Media Center
  • Black and white & Color Laserjet printing
  • Computers for school assignments
  • Digital Cameras and Video cameras
  • LCD Projectors
  • An environment to study and read
  • A helpful staff!

Troy City School Internet Usage Contract, CHHS One-to-One Technology Use Agreement, TCS Bring Your Own Device Agreement, and 2016-17 CHHS Student Handbook can be found by clicking FORMS link above.

 

Research Center:

Evaluating Web Sources
http://lib.nmsu.edu/instruction/evalcrit.html

The Big 6
http://www.big6.com/

Boolean Searching on the Internet
http://internettutorials.net/boolean.asp

Evaluating Web Pages
http://library.duke.edu/services/instruction/libraryguide/evalwebpages.html

Free Citation Generator
http://www.bibme.org/

Making Notecards
http://www.crlsresearchguide.org/12_Making_Note_Cards.asp

MLA Formatting and Style Guide
http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/747/01/

Plagiarism
http://www.plagiarism.org/plag_article_what_is_plagiarism.html

Quoting, Paraphrasing, and Summarizing
http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/563/01/

Scholarly Journals vs. Popular Magazines
http://library.duke.edu/services/instruction/libraryguide/scholarlyjournal.html

Strunk's Elements of Style
http://www.bartleby.com/141/

Summarizing, Paraphrasing, and Quoting
This is a good explanation from Joyce Valenza's site.
http://www.sdst.org/shs/library/sumparquo.html

Tips for Evaluating Resources
http://bcs.bedfordstmartins.com/resdoc5e/tips-for-evaluating-sources.htm

Testing Help

FreeTest Prep
Test Prep Review includes FREE practice tests for the ACT, ASVAB, GED, SAT, and many others.  Information is also available on test vocabulary, test anxiety, colleges, and student loans. 
http://www.testprepreview.com

ACT Question of the Day
http://www.number2.com/exams/act/daily/question/index.cfm?s=4zg5qaSrlPSQCYDbIy4vMvOT

SAT Question of the Day
http://sat.collegeboard.com/practice/sat-question-of-the-day

ASVAB Practice Test  www.asvab.us

 

 

Newspapers

Atlanta Journal-Constitution
http://www.ajc.com/

The Birmingham News
http://www.al.com/birmingham/

Montgomery Advertiser
http://www.montgomeryadvertiser.com/

USA Today
http://www.usatoday.com/

Reference Links

Bartlett's Quotations
http://www.bartleby.com/

CIA World Factbook
https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/index.html

Encyclopedia of Alabama
http://www.encyclopediaofalabama.org/face/Home.jsp

Guinness World Records
http://www.guinnessworldrecords.com/

Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary
http://www.merriam-webster.com

Oxford Reference Online
The Oxford Reference Online includes English dictionaries, bilingual dictionaries, quotations, maps, timelines, encyclopedia, and many other online reference resources by subject area.
http://www.oxfordreference.com/views/GLOBAL.html

Roget's Thesaurus
http://thesaurus.com/

World Atlas
http://www.worldatlas.com/aatlas/world.htm

More Links for Students

Dewey Decimal System--Multimedia Tour
Understanding the Dewey Decimal System will help you find nonfiction books in the JDHS library and public libraries.  You will find many good resources for research and AR books in the nonfiction section.
http://www.oclc.org/dewey/resources/tour/ddc6.html

Free Rice
vocabulary game
http://www.freerice.com/index.php

Homework Alabama
Homework Alabama provides FREE online help from live tutors.  This service is available Sun - Thur, 3 PM to 10 PM.
http://aplsnew-web.apls.state.al.us/aplsnew/patrons/homework/index.html

IMBD
http://www.imdb.com/

Merriam-Webster Word of the Day
http://www.merriam-webster.com/word-of-the-day/http://

O*Net
http://www.onetcenter.org/

Today in History
http://rs6.loc.gov/ammem/today/

A Word A Day
http://wordsmith.org/words/today.html

Links for Teachers

Academic Word List with Activities
http://www.academicvocabularyexercises.com/id17.htm

Alabama Learning Exchange (ALEX)
Alabama courses of study and lesson plans
http://alex.state.al.us/index.php

APTPlus Resources for Teachers
http://www.aptv.org/aptplus/

Copyright and Fair Use for Teachers
http://alex.state.al.us/librarymedia/TeacherCopyright_chart.pdf

 

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