HMS Library Home Page


Welcome to the HMS Library Website!
The puropse of this website is to serve as a doorway to all of your information needs. We focus on empowering students to become information and media literate 21st Century learners.
Please send any questions, comments, or book recommendations to: dnorby @
 "Information is the currency of democracy." -Thomas Jefferson


Teachers' Links

Curriculum Links
English                                    Research Class      

Social Studies                         Math                        Drama

Geography                              Science


Online Databases

Information Sources

Awesome websites

Great websites arranged by Dewey Decimal numbers
Great websites arranged by subject
 General   Science
 English Language   Math
 Social Studies  Geography
 World Languages  

Research Tools

Check out this area for Research help.

~We use the MLA format for citing sources~
EasyBib - Creates citations

Citation Creation - Creates citations

Citation Machine - Creates citations
Purdue OWL MLA information - How to format citations

Citing Web Sources                      A Research Guide for Students
Big6 Research Model                   Copyright for Students

Recent Announcements

  • This is the place to check for Library happenings.

  • Take the 2016-2017 Reading Challenge!
    Students, Teachers, Parents - Take the HMS Reading Challenge! All of the information can be found HERE.
    Posted Jan 11, 2017, 10:21 AM by Diane Norby
  • Syrian Crisis
    Here is a great resource for information about the crisis in Syria. 

    Posted Sep 30, 2015, 7:40 AM by Diane Norby
  • Summer Reading for Class of 2019
    You are required to read 1 book over the summer. You will be assigned a teacher and a student group for a book discussion in September based on your book choice.

    You can access the list of books to choose from HERE. There's something wonderful for everyone!

    The deadline to sign up for your choice is June 1, 2015. Please sign up HERE.
    Posted May 26, 2015, 6:16 AM by Diane Norby
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Word of the Day

piquant     adj
Definition: Attracting or delighting; Engagingly stimulating or provocative
Synonyms: attractive, engaging, stimulating
Usage: The tea had a piquant fragrance that was immensely soothing. 

Book Discussions

Check out this area for Book Reviews & Discussions

Build a virtual bookshelf and see what others are reading here:


Learn about Goodreads
  • Join our book dicussions:  BLOG
  • RSS Feed of NYT book reviews

READING LIST arranged by genre

Professional Development