SHS Media Center


If you can't find what you are looking for in our library, make a suggestion by emailing Mrs. Batten. No idea what you want? Check out our Book Page

These online resources are great for getting information on your topic. These are trusted sources and our school pays for access to them.

New books are always arriving.

Check the shelves for what to read next.

Cool Technology to Enhance Your Projects

Wordle - creates word clouds with text that you enter

For an even cooler word cloud check out

Spell with Flickr - uses pictures to spell out text

Cool Text - animates your text

Big Huge Labs - lots of cool project ideas including poster makers

Glogster - create an interactive poster with video, text and photos

ScreenToaster - free online screen recorder. Capture video of onscreen action and share them instantly. No download necessary.

Dream Avatar - create an avatar to use in presentations or websites

VoiceThread - record video chats and discussions while working with powerpoints, images, etc. Allows small group discussions and 5 ways to communicate incl. webcam, microphone, text. Minimal price.

Tokbox or Skype - video chat with your friends and family for free. What's the diff? Skype is a download whereas Tokbox works with your browser. Tokbox can also have up to 6 people video chatting. There are some issues with privacy with Tokbox so you might want to do some research first to figure out which service fits your needs.

Here are some free tools and sites to help you find, organize, and use research resources correctly.The Rough Draft : Saline Area School's Writing HandbookDelicious - save and share your bookmarks with this social networking site...access your bookmarks from any computer and use shared bookmarks to research your topic.

Evernote: save your notes organize them with tags and access them 24/7 with this free notetaking tool

Zotero: a notetaking tool brought to you by Firefox that is recommended for collecting, managing, and citing your research sources

Purdue Online Writing Lab: Get help writing your essays

Copyright and Intellectual Freedom: What you need to know about plagiarism, file sharing, and citing sources

Copyright Friendly - pictures and resources that are copyright free

Citation Help - guide to digital citation machines and style manuals

MetaSearch Engines (search the search engines for more results)




Subject Directories

Google Directory


Internet Public Library

Infomine (scholarly)

Digital Librarian

Search the Invisible Web

Librarian's Internet Index

Complete Planet

Vocabulary Help

An online graphical dictionary that displays not only a word's meaning, but how it relates to other words and concepts.