Library Programs and Resources

Library Media Mission Statement
The library media center is an integral part of the educational process and as such will be utilized in conjunction with the classroom curriculum. The library media center serves as an extension of the classroom.

Selection Philosophy
Print and non-print materials will be selected, organized, and utilized so that students are challenged and motivated to pursue academic, emotional, and recreational interests.

Big Park Community School Library
West Sedona School Library
Sedona Red Rock High School Library
Sedona Public Library
Arizona State Library
Arizona State Library

Library Magazine Article Search
SIRS Knowledge Source
World Book OnLine



World Book Training Guide

Search Sites for the World Wide Web
Child Safe Search Engines from
The above sites, as far as we know, will not return sexually explicit, violent or hateful content.

Research Resources

My Virtual Reference Desk - the single best source for facts


Acronym and Abbreviation Server
American Journalism Review
Links to all of the greatest journalism sites on the web.
America's Library
We hope you will find this Web site (from the Library of Congress) entertaining and fun to use. And, of course, we hope you will learn something from it. The site was designed especially with young people in mind, but there are great stories for people of all ages, and we hope children and their families will want to explore this site together.
Apple Learning Interchange & Arizona Learning Interchange
ASSET - Arizona School Services Through Educational Technology
Bartlett's Familiar Quotations
Who said What?
Online dictionaries, Thesaurus, Translators, grammar help, etc.
Internet Public Library
The Internet Public Library is an educational initiative of the University of Michigan School of Information and is sponsored by Bell & Howell Information and Learning.
With links to BookSpot, EmploymentSpot, GenealogySpot, GourmetSpot, HomeworkSpot, etc.
Little Explorers
This is a picture dictionary with links, for youngsters.
OneLook Dictionaries
776619 words in 180 dictionaries
Purdue University Libraries
"one-stop" reference desk - dictionary, thesaurus, language & MORE!
Everything you would use your old-fashioned thesaurus for except that this resource is located conveniently online. You'll also find fun features such as the "Word of the Day", crossword puzzles and word search that can be used in the classroom or just for your personal development.
USM Library User Guides
Library Guides from the University Of Mississippi.....GREAT resources!
Online French, Italian and Spanish Dictionary and Translators

Citation & Copyright Sites

MLA Citation Guide
This is a site for the MLA (Modern Language Association)guidelines.This
method of has been endorsed by the Alliance for Computers and Writing.
APA Style Guide
The APA (American Psychological Association)documents another method of citing materials.This source of information is most widely used among educators.
Copyright Basics
Everything you ever wanted to know about copyright law.
The APA Crib Sheet
A good site to find answers to your copyright questions.

Various Other Services

Bibliography Creators
NoodleBib is a free service that simplifies the process of creating and editing MLA-style bibliographies for primary grades. With the latest additions in version 2.0, you can now email your bibliography to other people, save your bibliography as an RTF document that you can open in Word, and publish your bibliography to your own Web page.
Bibliography creator used by many High School students ... but will only create MLA format Works Cited papers.
Available through ASSET - Use the Bibliography Maker to format your project references. You can create records for books, web sites, interviews, images, music and sound effects, videos and animation, and more. Records can be formatted in either APA or MLA format


SystemCheck - will validate PARCC testing workstations

World Time Server - The local time for anywhere in the world!
- includes telephone directories for U.S. and foreign listings
BigBook - indexes businesses


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