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Lavaca Middle School

603 South Division
Lavaca, Arkansas 72941

479- 674-5618


 
Middle School Library










Lavaca Middle School Library Media Center

Middle School Book Fair Link

The library media center is located at the Golden Arrows intersection of the Lavaca Middle School hallways. A collection of books, periodicals, and media materials are constantly being selected to meet the curricular needs and interests of our students and faculty. A majority of the books contain documentation of the Lexile level (http://lexile.com). A large portion of the books contain documentation of the Accelerated Reader levels and corresponding quizzes. All grade levels in the middle school incorporate Accelerated Reader.

The center is fully automated with 13 computers available for student use. These computers have access to an electronic card catalog which helps patrons identify and locate resources. These computers also have access to the Internet and other electronic resources. For additional information or assistance, contact Joanna Bartlett, Library Media Specialist (joanna.bartlett@lavacaschools.com).


Library Toolbox  

Lavaca Middle School OPAC Library

Circulation Information

Circulation Information The books are arranged by the Dewey Decimal System http://tqjunior.thinkquest.org/5002/.

Books may be checked out for two weeks and may be renewed for an time if needed.
Periodicals, newspapers, and reference materials may not be check out, but may be used in the library media center.


Overdue fines are $.05 per each school day.

















Electronic Services

  • The media center uses Atriuum Book Systems, and automated system to check out all materials. The OPAC (online public access catalog) link is available on the Home Page.

  • EBSCOhost http://search.epnet.com (magazine and newspaper articles, most full-text) (Funded through Arkansas State Library Traveler Project/LSTA) Home access is available with password.

  • Gale Discovering Series http://infotrac.galegroup.com/itweb/arstate (Discovering Authors, Biography, Multicultural America, Science, U. S. History and World History) (Funded through Arkansas State Library Traveler Project/LSTA) Home access is available with password.

  • OCLC FirstSearch http://newfirstsearch.oclc.org (magazine articles and books) (Funded through Arkansas State Library Traveler Project/LSTA) Home access is available with password.

  • NetLibrary - http://www.netlibrary.com (Collection of Ebooks)(Funded through Arkansas State Library Traveler Project)

  • Encyclopedia Britannica- (Encyclopedia articles) Funded through Arkansas State Library Traveler Project
    http://www.search.eb.com (Academic Edition) http://www.school.eb.com (School Edition)
    www.spanish.eb.com (Enciclopedia Universal en Espanol)
    www.america.eb.com (Annals of American History Online)
    www.world.eb.com (World Data Analyst Online)
    www.mwu.eb.com (Webster's Third International Dictionary, Unabridged Online)

  • Grolier Online Passport/New Book of Knowledge (Encyclopedia articles, weblinks, magazine articles, world newspapers) Funded through the Arkansas State Library Project. http://go.grolier.com



Parent Resource Center

The Parent Resource Center is located in the media center. Videos, brochures, pamphlets, and media center books are available to help meet the many needs of parents and their students. Also available is a list of websites along with Internet access for help with many different areas. Parents may visit the Parent Resource Center any time during the school day. To visit after hours, please contact the school office to make an appointment.

 
Links

Search Engines

Google - http://www.google.com

Lycos - http://www.lycos.com/

Yahoo - http://www.yahoo.com/

AltaVista - http://www.altavista.com/

Dogpile - http://www.dogpile.com/index.gsp

Infoseek - http://infoseek.go.com/

Hotbot - http://hotbot.lycos.com/?query=

Fact Monster - http://www.factmonster.com/

News Sites

Local

KFSM-TV (CBS) - http://www.kfsm.com/

KHBS-TV (ABC) - http://www.thehometownchannel.com/

KPOM-TV (NBC) - http://www.nbc24-51.com/

PBS Online - http://www.pbs.org/

Southwest Times Record - http://www.swtimes.com/

Arkansas Democrat-Gazette - http://ardemgaz.com/

National

Newspapers – USA and Worldwide - http://www.refdesk.com/paper.html

Time Magazine - http://www.time.com/time/

Newsweek – http://www.msnbc.com/news/NW-front_Front.asp

Weather Sites

Weather Channel - http://www.weather.com/

National Weather Service - http://www.nws.noaa.gov/

Weathernet Arkansas - http://www.wunderground.com/US/AR/

Sports Sites

ESPN SportsZone - http://espn.go.com/

NBA Official Site - http://www.nba.com/

NFL Official Site - http://www.nfl.com/

Arkansas High School Activities Association - http://www.ahsaa.org/

School Sites

U. S. Department of Education - http://www.ed.gov/

Arkansas Department of Education - http://arkansased.org/

WAESC – The Western Arkansas Education Service Cooperative - http://www.wsc.k12.ar.us/coopcms/

Teacher Sites

Teacher Vision - http://www.teachervision.com/tv/lounge/newsletter/greatstuff/index.html?egs11501

Busy Teachers’ WebSite K-12 - http://www.ceismc.gatech.edu/programs/k12ert.html

Discover School’s Puzzlemaker - http://www.puzzlemaker.com/

ABC Teach - http://www.abcteach.com/

edHelper - http://www.edhelper.com/

WWW4Teachers - http://www.4teachers.org/

The School Page - http://www.eyesoftime.com/teacher-resources/

MiddleWeb - http://www.middleweb.com/

AskEric Lesson Plans – http://ericir.syr.edu/Virtual/Lessons/

Kathy Schrock’s Guide for Educators – http://school.discovery.com/schrockguide/

Reference Sites

KnowPlay – http://www.kplay.cc/reference.html

Awesome Library - http://www.awesomelibrary.org/

My Virtual Reference Desk - http://www.refdesk.com/

eLibrary Online Encyclopedia - http://www.encyclopedia.com/

Arkansas State Library - http://www.asl.lib.ar.us/

The Internet Public Library - http://www.ipl.org/

iTools - http://www.itools.com/

Arkansas Links - http://www.aristotle.net/arkansas/arklink.html

HotSheet: Web Quick Reference - http://www.hotsheet.com/

Biography.com (A & E) - http://www.biography.com/

Rand McNally (Maps) - http://www.k12online.com/default2.asp

American Memory Historical Collections – http://memory.loc.gov

Student Sites

B. J. Pinchbeck's Homework Helper - http://school.discovery.com/homeworkhelp/bjpinchbeck/index.html

Homework Central – http://www.bigchalk.com/cgi-bin/WebObjects/WOPortal.woa/db/Home.html

Yahooligans – http://yahooligans.com

Just For Kids - http://www.media-awareness.ca/english/games/index.cfm

Funbrain - http://www.funbrain.com/kidscenter.html

The Yuckiest Site on the Internet - http://yucky.kids.discovery.com/

Berit’s Best Sites for Children - http://www.beritsbest.com/

 

 

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