Media Center Hours
The Media Center is open from 6:30 am until 4:15 pm on days that school is in session.
Books may be checked out for an initial two week period and renewed twice for a total check out time of six weeks. Books may be recalled by the Media Center before the six weeks is up if the book has been requested by another patron. A recalled book must be returned immediatly, if the book is not returned at once fines will be charged at a rate higher than normal.
Normal late fees are $.10/day, and must be payed before an item is renewed or a new item checked out.
To use the computers in the Media Center, either for personal or class use, students must have a signed Acceptable Use Agreement on file. When using the computers
students must sign in at the door of the Hard Drive Cafe’ and put their school ID on top of the computer monitor. There are no games and music allowed in the cafe’.
Students must have their ID’s to use the computers. No Exceptions.
To download MS Word copies of the District Acceptable Use Policy or the Acceptable Use Policy form, please click the appropriate link.
Reserve Book Policy
Reserve books are books that have been pulled from the collection at the request of a
teacher for use by a class or multiple classes. The books are placed on a shelf behind the
circulation desk. Books on reserve may not be taken from the Media Center, NO EXCEPTIONS.
Procedure for checking out reserve books.
A binder listing all of the reserve books and the class for which they are on reserve will be
located on the Circulation Desk. After you find the book that you wish to use fill out the
call number and your name on the forms provided. Hand the form and your ID to the
person at the Circulation desk. Your ID will be returned when you return the book.
Rules for Reserve Books.
1. Reserve Books must be used in the Media Center.
2. Only one book may be check out at a time.
3. If you have a book checked out you may not use the computers until the book is returned.
4. Books may only be checked out for one period.
5. Books that are not returned will be charged a late fee of $1.00/hr.
6. If a book is lost or damaged while on loan the person who checked it out will be charged
the full replacement fee and will not be allowed to check out materials or use the computers
in the Media Center until the balance is paid.
7. Only students from EHS may check out reserve books.
To request a book through inter-library loan students must ask for, and return a permission slip, signed by a parent or legal guardian. Forms may be obtained from the Media Center. The Media Center will attempt to obtain the desired books from other libraries in the Lewis and Clark Library System. Fines, check-out periods and
processing times vary, depending on the lending library.
Book donations are always welcome. We cannot, however, guarantee that all materials donated will end up in our collection. Materials will be evaluated on a piece by
piece basis. If we believe that a piece does not fit in with our collection we will offer the materials to one of the other libraries in the district. To donate materials to the
Media Center please call: 618-656-7100 (ext.20108) during school hours
Full Text Magazine and Journal Databases
Wilson Select Plus
User ID: lledmeds Password: tigers2023!
Babal Fish from Alta Vista
*Online translators are a good tool but they do not translate phrases closely enough to pass the inspection of foreign language teachers.
Country Studies and Information
CIA World Factbook
Background Notes [Short Studies of Countries Around the Globe and International Organizations. From the State Department. ]
Foreign Government Web Sites
Country Studies/ Area Handbooks
Local and Regional Government Web Sites
Edwardsville City Government
Glen Carbon Government
Madison County Government
State of Illinois
Online News Services and Magazines
STL Today [Online Post Dispatch]
Goedwardsville.com [Edwardsville Intelligencer]
Arab News [English language daily from Saudi Arabia]
Online Homework Help
Big Chalk [Site offers homework help and resources for all subject]
Jiskha [Much like Big Chalk, Jiskha covers numerous topics]
Internet Movie Database
Ultimate Band List
Full Text Libraries
Internet Modern History Source Book
Electronic Text Library
U.S. Government Web Sites
The White House
U.S. House of Representatives
Health and Human Services
Centers for Disease Control
Office of the Director of Central Intelligence (CIA)
Office of Homeland Security
GPO Access [large amount of government information and documents]
Sample Bibliographic Entries
It is important for students to give proper documentation for sources used during the research process. Listed below are some sample entries. If the source does not have an author, just begin the entry with the title.
Book – One Author
Last Name, First Name. Title. City of Publication: Publisher, Copyright Year.
Last Name, First Name (author of article). “Title.” Title of Encyclopedia. Year.
Last Name, First Name (author of article). Title. [Online] Available http://address,
Date of document or date of download.
Periodical Article – Weekly
Last Name, First Name (author of article). “Title.” Periodical Name day Month
Year: page numbers.
Periodical Article – Monthly – same as weekly except omit day
Math Web Sites
http://www-history.mcs.st-and.ac.uk/~history/ – MacTutor History of Mathematics archive – includes many biographies of mathematicians
http://www.agnesscott.edu/lriddle/women/women.htm – biographies of women mathematicians
http://www-groups.dcs.st-and.ac.uk/~history/Day_files/Year.html – mathematicians – anniversaries throughout the year
General Web Sites
The following is a listing of web sites to be used to locate general information:
http://www.ipl.org/ – Internet Public Library
http://libraryspot.com – simplifies the search for the best library and reference resources on the web
www.amazon.com – a great site for reviews of books from professional library journals and the general public
www.google.com – a super search engine – offers users a choice of google search or “I’m feeling lucky”, which will go to just one site for the topic. Winner of PC Magazine’s Technical Excellence Award
http://www.ala.org/parentspage/greatsites/ – features American Library Association’s 700 top picks of the best Web sites for kids – also recommends references for teens, parents, families of award-winning books and multimedia
http://www.infoplease.com – an exhaustive almanac, encyclopedia, and dictionary
The following web site has been made available to schools and students by the Illinois State Board of Education:
The new FirstSearch is a Web-based online reference service providing access to 86 databases and more than 3.3 million full-text articles in a variety of subject areas.
Science Web Sites
http://seds.lpl.arizona.edu/nineplanets/nineplanets/nineplanets.html – a multimedia tour of the solar system – excellent descriptions accompanied by beautiful NASA photographs and diagrams
Biomes – some excellent sites
http://www.state.ak.us/local/akpages/FISH.GAME/notebook/notehome.htm – from the Alaska Department of Fish and Game
www.animalsoftherainforest.com – rainforest animals
http://www.cws-scf.ec.gc.ca/hww-fap/index_e.cfm – Canadian Wildlife Service
http://dialspace.dial.pipex.com/agarman/ – big cats on-line
http://www.desertusa.com/ – excellent information on desert plants and animals
http://mbgnet.mobot.org/ – excellent site from Missouri Botanical Gardens – information on biomes and plants and animals of each biome
http://www.weatherbase.com/ – excellent weather site with monthly temperature and precipitation data from many cities around the world
http://www.travelocity.com – use this site to help plan a trip to any destination in the world
History of Science
http://www.pbs.org/ – go to science, click on A Science Odyssey, click on Then and Now, click on each one to get dates from 1900 to present
Social Studies Web Sites
http://www.firstladies.org – excellent site which has a photo, basic information, and an official White House biography of each First Lady
http://www.terraserver.microsoft.com – mammoth collection of satellite images – search by place name, geographic coordinates, or map location
http://www.flags.ndirect.co.uk/mainindex.htm – excellent site for locating color illustrations of the flags of the world’s nations
Information on World War I
http://www.lib.byu.edu/~rdh/wwi/ – archive of primary documents from World War I
http://www.worldwar1.com/ – World War I – Trenches on the Web – an Internet History of the Great War
Information on countries
http://www.odci.gov/cia/publications/factbook/ – a web site created by the CIA which contains information on current issues, history, geography, population, government, economy, communication, transportation, military and transnational issues for approximately 300 countries, principalities, and territories
www.teachersfirst.com – for country information, click on Content Matrix, click on Library Resources, click on CIA Factbook, click on Country Listing
Ancient Egypt sites
http://guardians.net/egypt/ – articles, pictures, essays, songs, games and facts and figures about everything Egyptian