Causey Middle School Library

Contact

Rachel Streety, Media Specialist
Phone: 221-2060

Stacy Brooks, Media Specialist
Phone: 221-2060 

Welcome

Welcome to the Causey Middle School Library!!

Library Media Specialists Ms. Streety and Ms. Brooks are happy you visited our page today!

Causey Middle School Library Procedures

 

Our library media center operates on a flexible schedule. Students may come to the library to check out books during their language arts classes with a pass. Students MUST have their ID badges to check in to the library and check out books. Students may still place books on hold, and we will deliver books to their homerooms.

Genres:  We are one of the largest libraries in the county, and we were one of the first libraries in the county to move to this modern format.  The fiction section of the library is set up like a bookstore and divided into different genre sections.  We believe this will help increase circulation and help students find books that fit their interests.  We all know that the only way to become a better reader is to read, and it is our hope that by providing students easy access to books that pique their interests, we can build better readers. Every book has been color coded identifying the genre, marked in the library catalog with that corresponding genre, and then moved into its genre section.  We encourage you to have genre conversations in your classes.  The genre labels on the books do not have to be permanent, if a student feels strongly and would like to contest our genre choice for the book, we welcome those conversations.  We just want them reading!

eBook resources are always available and we encourage you to use them. Links to instructions and a video tutorial for accessing eBooks are posted above. 

Calendar

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Abdo Digital

abdodigital.com

username: causey

password: tigers

 

Big Universe

To login:

For Students:

Username: (email/computer username without @stu.mcpss.com”)

Password: Uppercase First initial, lowercase last initial, date of birth (2-digit month, 2-digit day, 4-digit year)

Group Username: mcpss

https://www.biguniverse.com/

 

EPIC Ebooks

Go to www.getepic.com - Available from 7 AM - 4 PM
 
Enter class code
 

Select Guest

 

 

Links

Homework Help
Homeworkalabama

Free Homework Help Online. Alabama Public Library Service 3 p.m.-Midnight Daily 4th-12th grade and College Introduction English, Math, Social Studies and Science.

http://homeworkalabama.org

Math Homework Help
Offers math help in many subject areas.
http://www.aaamath.com

Khan Academy

With a library of over 3,800 videos on everything from arithmetic to physics, finance, and history and hundreds of skills to practice.

http://www.khanacademy.org/

Reference
Everything About Alabama!
The title says it all! Facts, maps, history, and much more about the great state of Alabama!
http://www.encyclopediaofalabama.org

Citation Machine
This site has templates for several writing styles such as APA and MLA.
http://www.citationmachine.net

Merriam-Webster
Dictionary Reference
http://www.merriam-webster.com/

U.S. Government Resources
Everything you need to know about our government.
http://www.usa.gov

Copyright
Ever wonder if what you are copying is legal? What about downloading music? Make sure you know the law on copyright!
http://www.copyright.gov

Plagiarism
The University of West Alabama explains how to correctly use and site research sources.
http://library.uwa.edu/Help/Plagiarism.ppt

America's Library
http://www.americaslibrary.gov/aa/index.php

Oxford English Dictionary
Dictionary
http://www.oed.com

Internet Libraries
Mobile Public Library
Find books at your local public library! Some branches are West Regional, Mobile (Main and Local History), Moore Branch-Springhill, Saraland, Semmes, Trinity Gardens, Parkway Branch,
http://www.­mplonline.­org

Internet Public Library Teen Space
Research tips for reading and writing.
http://www.ipl.org/div/teen

Alabama Virtual Library
A free service for the citizens of the great state of Alabama. Find  libraries at the University of Alabama, Auburn University, University of South Alabama, Alabama State University and many more.
http://www.­avl.­lib.­al.­us

Internet Public Library
Public service organization founded by the University of Michigan School of Technology.
http://www.ipl.org

The Library Spot
An award winning reference site, Library Spot is a free virtual library resource for educators and students. It also has a homework link.
http://www.libraryspot.com

Just for Fun
Quiz Hub
Interactive educational quizzes for k-12.
http://www.quizhub.com

Cool Math
Fun math and puzzle games.
http://coolmath.com

Book Club Sites

Book Spot
Reading lists, textbook sites, authors, publishers and much more.
http://www.bookspot.com

Articles, stories, poetry, videos, and much more written and created by teens.
http://www.teenink.com

Teacher Sites
Discovery School Guide for Educators

For Educators!

http://school.discoveryeducation.com/schrockguide/

Rubrics
This is a free site to help teachers create rubrics for their lessons.
http://rubistar.4teachers.org/index.php

Teach.nology!
Printable worksheets, lesson plans, rubrics, webquests, games and puzzles.
http://www.teach-nology.com

Newspapers
New York Times
http://www.nytimes.com

Washington Post
http://www.washingtonpost.com

Tween Tribune
News for teens.
http://tweentribune.com

Research
Web Page Evaluation Form
Use this form to evaluate your websites.
http://school.discoveryeducation.com/schrockguide/evalhigh.html

https://mcpss.discoveryeducation.com

AR and eBooks

Abdo Digital

abdodigital.com

username: causey

password: tigers

 

Big Universe

To login:

For Students:

Username: (email/computer username without @stu.mcpss.com”)

Password: Uppercase First initial, lowercase last initial, date of birth (2-digit month, 2-digit day, 4-digit year)

Group Username: mcpss

https://www.biguniverse.com/

 

EPIC Ebooks

Go to www.getepic.com - Available from 7 AM - 4 PM
Enter class code

Select Guest