Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Links for Mrs. Ahern's D and E Block Health Classes

Finding Good, Current Sources
    • The website might have been updated recently, but that doesn't mean that the sources are current. 
    • If there are no sources, then not only do you have no idea how old the information is, you also have no idea where it came from.
    • (Current is here defined as dating to 2012 or later - information about health topics is dangerous if it's out of date!)
  • Figure out what organizations keep statistics on your topic, and then search their websites. Go straight to the source.
  • Use search operators like site:.gov or site:.org to limit your search on Google.
    • You can get fancy with this - try something like site:stopbullying.gov statistics 2012..2016 to search just the Stop Bullying website for articles mentioning statistics and any year between 2012 and 2016.
Citing Your Sources
  • Citing a website should look like this.
    Author Name. “Name of the Webpage.” Name of the Website, Publication Date. URL.
  • Example:
    CDC/National Center for Health Statistics. “Obesity and Overweight.” FastStats, June 13, 2016. https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/fastats/obesity-overweight.htm
  • Go to the Citation Help tab above for guides and more resources. Remember, you need to cite everything you use - pictures are information, too, since they help to communicate with your audience. (And find the actual source of images you find using Google!)
Recommended Resources

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Thanks to everyone who decorated the library windows with Book Club!


Book Club is over for the year, but returning UHS students are welcome to join in again next year! Meanwhile, if you like any of the books we read this year, check out some more books you might like! Books like Fallen are on display now, and books like the others we read this year are recommended on Pinterest.

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Friday, May 12, 2017

May and June Anime Club Meetings

Join Anime Club for the end of the school year on the following dates, after school in the library from 2:00 - 3:30:

Friday, May 12

Friday, May 26

Friday, June 2

Monday, April 24, 2017

Audiobook Sync 2017

Every summer, the Audiobook Sync program gives away 2 audiobook downloads every week throughout the summer. Each week, a pair of titles with similar themes are offered as free downloads. As long as you download those titles during the week they're offered, they're yours to keep. Audiobooks can be downloaded directly to your smartphone or iPad using the OverDrive app.


Sync kicks off this Thursday, April 27, with downloads of The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde, read by Greg Wise and The Dead House by Dawn Kurtagich, read by Charlotte Parry and Christian Coulson. See the Sync website for a full list of the books that will be given away this summer.

If you try audiobooks through Sync, like them, and want more, never fear. Through OverDrive, you can borrow audiobooks and eBooks directly to your devices using your C/W MARS library card from the Uxbridge Free Public Library or your BPL eCard. Talk to Ms. C or visit these tutorials for help setting up OverDrive or a BPL eCard.

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Links for Mr. MacKenzie's E Block AP English Lang Class

Databases and Online Reference Materials 
The full list of available databases and online reference resources is here. See below for a few databases that might be particularly helpful, depending on your topic.
    Books and Other Print Materials
    Citation Resources

    Tuesday, April 11, 2017

    April/May Library Newsletter

    The April/May library newsletter is here - check it out!
    Featured this month:

    • National Poetry Month
    • MSLA Bookmark Contest Honorable Mention
    • Events at the Uxbridge Free Public Library
    • Anime Club
    • Book Club
    • Suggest a Book for Summer Reading

    Friday, April 7, 2017

    May 4 Book Club Meeting: Fallen by Lauren Kate

    Book Club's final discussion of the school year will take place on Thursday, May 4; all are welcome to join the discussion of Fallen by Lauren Kate after school in the library. If you need a copy, see Ms. Charpentier or stop by the public library.

    From Goodreads"What if the person you were meant to be with could never be yours? Seventeen-year-old Lucinda falls in love with a gorgeous, intelligent boy, Daniel, at her new school, the grim, foreboding Sword & Cross ... only to find out that Daniel is a fallen angel, and that they have spent lifetimes finding and losing one another as good and evil forces plot to keep them apart."

    Stay tuned for information about the traditional June "Draw on the Windows" meeting, and if you enjoyed any recent Book Club picks, don't forget to look for similar books on display at each meeting and archived on Pinterest!