Welcome to the Charles Henderson High School Media Center!
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.
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
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.
Evaluating Web Sources
The Big 6
Boolean Searching on the Internet
Evaluating Web Pages
Free Citation Generator
MLA Formatting and Style Guide
Quoting, Paraphrasing, and Summarizing
Scholarly Journals vs. Popular Magazines
Strunk's Elements of Style
Summarizing, Paraphrasing, and Quoting
This is a good explanation from Joyce Valenza's site.
Tips for Evaluating Resources
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.
ACT Question of the Day
SAT Question of the Day
ASVAB Practice Test www.asvab.us
The Birmingham News
CIA World Factbook
Encyclopedia of Alabama
Guinness World Records
Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary
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.
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.
Homework Alabama provides FREE online help from live tutors. This service is available Sun - Thur, 3 PM to 10 PM.
Merriam-Webster Word of the Day
Today in History
A Word A Day
Links for Teachers
Academic Word List with Activities
Alabama Learning Exchange (ALEX)
Alabama courses of study and lesson plans
APTPlus Resources for Teachers
Copyright and Fair Use for Teachers