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Keep the Library in Your Pocket

posted Aug 2, 2017, 1:07 PM by Jennifer George   [ updated Aug 8, 2017, 11:53 AM ]

Welcome back Bulldogs!  South High's library missed you!  To get you ready to go for the 2017-2018 school year, we'd like to offer this tip for being ready to learn and read while you're on the move.  Just keep the library in your pocket!  

Add this suite of apps to your phone and you can search for books, browse for database articles, and learn about new books to read.  Create a folder to keep all the apps together and keep your phone organized.




Lunsford-- Masks Project

posted Mar 7, 2017, 6:56 AM by Jennifer George

Remember to use your Easybib account to create your Works Consulted/Cited page!


Print Resources:  We've got may individual books about the countries you might research, but they may or may not have information about your specific masks.  Another good print resource is Culturegrams, which I've placed on top of the Reference Section.
 
Electronic Resources: 
Databases: 
  • Our Global Issues in Context database is a goldmine of information for on countries.  Once you open the database, click on "Browse Issues and Topics."  Then, click on "Browse Regions" and then whichever region in which your country is located.  This should then bring you to a listing of different countries.  Find yours and click on the title.  You'll want to check out the information in the "Overview" section, as well as the "Country Profile."  Section.
  • Also try our World Book Online.Username: fzs  Password: bulldogs
Websites:
  • CIA Factbook is a great resource for country information.  Use the drop-down menu to select your country.
  • BBC Country Profiles is another good source of information.

OverDrive Tutorials

posted Jan 29, 2017, 2:56 PM by Jenni George   [ updated Jan 30, 2017, 6:01 AM by Jennifer George ]

Click here to get the video tutorial on how to download the OverDrive App.












Click here to get the video tutorial on how to browse South High Library's OverDrive catalog from your computer.

Rose - Career and College Research

posted Sep 6, 2016, 11:41 AM by Jennifer George   [ updated Sep 6, 2016, 12:00 PM ]

Choose a major?

My Majors.com
MyMajors.com conducts a 10- to 15-minute interview with students seeking assistance with their selection of a 4-year college or university major. After accumulating and analyzing information about the student?s high school course achievements, course enjoyment, standardized test scores, and personal preferences, MyMajors recommends six majors from the most commonly offered majors.

WCIDWAMI (What Can I Do With A Major In)
From the University of North Carolina at Wilmington Career Services office, the site lists over 40 majors. Clicking on a major will provide typical career titles for the field, needed skills and characteristics, job listing sites, links to more career information, and associations/organizations important in the field.


Choose a college?
This site provides you with 3,854 college options. You can use filters to narrow your search, or you can use the step-by-step interactive guide to help you select possible schools.  

This page is organized by a list of college majors which allows you to conduct a search based on your interests. Find the top universities and the best colleges for you by browsing the list for the college major(s) that you would like to pursue.

The MyMajors College Search connects you to over 7,500 Colleges, Universities and Career Schools. Refine your search below by searching for your Major, State, and Institution Type. Use the Request Info button to request info, or click on the School name to research more.

Career and College Search Center
Use either the College Search Scout or the CollegeMatch interactive search tools to find a college that matches your requirements.

Choose a profession?
Occupational Outlook Handbook
Published by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, this is a nationally recognized source of career information, designed to provide valuable assistance to individuals making decisions about their future work lives. Revised every two years, the Handbook describes what workers do on the job, working conditions, training and education needed, earnings, and expected job prospects for a wide range of occupations.

Learn about careers, find career information, and locate career resources and advice with CareerOneStop.  Created by the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration.

Sanders-Science Research

posted Aug 10, 2016, 1:36 PM by Jenni George   [ updated Aug 16, 2016, 11:32 AM by Jennifer George ]

Link to Google Slides

UMSL Databases sorted by subject area.  You'll need a UMSL SSO to access these.  Remember, not all content on the databases is accessible remotely.

Article Locator  Use this link to search for an article by is DOI number.  

Google Scholar Remember to sign in to your Google account first to save articles in My Library.

HighWire  From its website: "HighWire Press partners with independent scholarly publishers, societies, associations, and university presses to facilitate the digital dissemination of more than 3000 journals, books, reference works, and proceedings. "

Lundsford-- Mask Project

posted Mar 8, 2016, 5:33 AM by Jenni George

Remember to use your Easybib account to create your Works Consulted/Cited page!


Print Resources:  We've got may individual books about the countries you might research, but they may or may not have information about your specific masks.  Another good print resource is Culturegrams, which I've placed on top of the Reference Section.
 
Electronic Resources: 
Databases: 
  • Our Global Issues in Context database is a goldmine of information for on countries.  Once you open the database, click on "Browse Issues and Topics."  Then, click on "Browse Regions" and then whichever region in which your country is located.  This should then bring you to a listing of different countries.  Find yours and click on the title.  You'll want to check out the information in the "Overview" section, as well as the "Country Profile."  Section.
  • Also try our World Book Online.Username: fzs  Password: bulldogs
Websites:
  • CIA Factbook is a great resource for country information.  Use the drop-down menu to select your country.
  • BBC Country Profiles is another good source of information.

Person-- College Research Assignment

posted Feb 18, 2016, 7:10 AM by Jenni George

The following sites may help you in your search for colleges and scholarships.  

Big Future:  This site provides you with 3,854 college options. You can use filters to narrow your search, or you can use the step-by-step interactive guide to help you select possible schools.  

Petersons: This page is organized by a list of college majors which allows you to conduct a search based on your interests. Find the top universities and the best colleges for you by browsing the list for the college major(s) that you would like to pursue.

MyMajorsThe MyMajors College Search connects you to over 7,500 Colleges, Universities and Career Schools. Refine your search below by searching for your Major, State, and Institution Type. Use the Request Info button to request info, or click on the School name to research more.

Scholarship sites:  All of these sites require you to create a profile online.  These profiles are designed to help match you to potential scholarships.  


Lunsford-- Maya/Inca/Aztec Culture Project

posted Feb 3, 2016, 6:21 AM by Jenni George   [ updated Feb 4, 2016, 9:30 AM ]

To create your works cited page, be sure to use Easybib!  Click here to create your account if you don't have one yet.  Click here for a video tutorial on how to use Easybib.

You can also share a works cited page between group members so that you can all add sources to one page. 

The database World History in Context is an excellent resource. Click here for an alphabetized list of cultures.  Remember, you can add database articles easily to your Easybib by clicking on Citation Tools and choosing EasyBib.


We've pulled a cart of books for you to use.  I'd also suggest for I'd suggest taking a look at those first.

Many of the sites I found were either travel agencies' websites or sites that were mostly advertising.  I've listed some of the best sites I located below.

Mayan Architecture
An overview of the style

A brief video from the History channel

An article on Tikal from the New York Times.

An article from the Smithsonian on the archaeology dig at Tikal.

A great post from an architectural blog on Chichen Itza.

An article on Chichen Itza from the World History in Context database.

Another article on Chichen Itza from the database.

Incan Architecture

Thanks, Chase M., for this site!  

A blog post on Machu Picchu from an architectural blog. 

Some excellent photos of Machu Picchu.

An article on Incan society from the World HIstory in Context database.

video on Machu Picchu and Incan architecture from NatGeo.

An article from Nova on the engineering used at Machu Picchu.

A blog post on the engineering.

An post on the stone cutting and wall building methods used by the Inca.

Aztec Architecture

An article on Aztec society from an online history textbook.

An article on Aztec art and architecture.


An article from the Metropolitan Museum of Art on Tenochtitlan.

An article on the archaeological site of Tenochtitlan.

Article and pictures on Templo Mayor.

Munzer - Regions in France

posted Sep 28, 2015, 10:02 AM by Jenni George   [ updated Sep 30, 2015, 8:57 AM ]



Many of the sites below have a hyper-linked map of France with the different regions.

Your best bet is to search for your province in the following sites below.  Browse the pages for a listing of the provinces; this should be a hyperlinked list that will take you to information about your individual province.
 

Civil Rights Leaders Baseball Cards

posted Mar 25, 2015, 6:00 AM by Jenni George   [ updated Mar 25, 2015, 7:29 AM ]

Here's a good collection of biographies on civil rights leaders. Click here to access it.

Our Biography In Context is a great resource for finding lots of biographical information and pictures about a whole array of people.  

Click here to access it.

And don't forget about the print resources available to you!

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