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    The online library catalog helps you find all library materials on the shelves in the library.
  • Alexander Street : American History in Video
    American History in Videos are contemporaneous videos from the 1890's to the 1980's. It includes people who witness notable historic moments, either in real time or on film, remembering how they felt at the time.
  • Alexander Street : Dance in Video
    Dance in Video contains five hundred hours of dance productions and documentaries by the most influential performers and companies of the 20th century. It is an overview of 20th century concert dance, including forerunners of modern dance, ballet, tap, jazz, contemporary, experimental, and improvisation.
  • Alexander Street : World History Video
    World History in Video is a wide-ranging collection of critically acclaimed documentaries that allow students and researchers to explore human history from the earliest civilizations to the late twentieth century.
  • Amazing Animals: Grolier-Scholastic Library
    Wild animals and their habitats for elementary school and middle school children.
  • Amazon Prime
    Amazon Prime including FREE Two-Day Shipping for eligible purchases, unlimited streaming of movies and TV shows with Prime Instant Video. Contact the Librarian for the user id and password.
  • ARTstor
    The Artstor Digital Library is a resource that provides over 1.8 million digital images in the arts, architecture, humanities, and sciences with an accessible suite of software tools for teaching and research. Our community-built collections comprise contributions from outstanding international museums, photographers, libraries, scholars, photo archives, and artists and artists' estates.

  • American Women's History Online/Facts-on-File  
    American Women's History Online covers the important people, events, legislation, and issues relevant to the study of women's history in the United States.
  • Books and Books
    Community Center, Author Visits and more.. independently-minded - We serve as a community center for writers and readers, hosting 60 author events a month and featuring a carefully curated selection of books, magazines and gift items.
  • BrainPop  
    Brainpop creates animated, curricular content for students, and supports educators. For password, email librarian:

  • BrainPop Jr  
    Brainpop creates animated curricular content for students and supports educators. For password, email librarian:
  • BrainPop (Spanish version)
    Brainpop, the Spanish version - creates animated, curricular content for students and supports educators. For password, email the librarian:
  • CIAO  
    Columbia International Affairs Online is a source for theory and research in international affairs.
    EBSCOhost is a database and ebook provider that contains full-text and secondary research databases.
  • Encyclopedia Britannica
    Encyclopedia Britannica is a general knowledge English-language encyclopaedia. It is written and continuously updated by about 100 full-time editors and more than 4,400 contributors.
  • Energy and Environmental Database/Facts-on-File
    Energy and the Environment Online provides a comprehensive examination of the history, technology, science, environmental, and social implications that are associated with the production of energy. It contains interviews with prominent people in the field.
  • Fuente Academica/EBSCO
    Fuente Academica is a collection of scholarly journals from Latin America, Portugal, and Spain. It offers full text of 500 publications from 18 countries.
  • Gale Research Virtual Library
    Gale databases focus on the humanities, theology, ethnic studies, music, women's studies and more. It contains peer reviewed journals, conference papers, and periodicals.
  • Goodreads
    Goodreads is a website that allows individuals to freely search Goodreads' extensive user-populated database of books, annotations, and reviews. Users can sign up and register books to generate library catalogs and reading lists.
  • Google Books
    Google Book search works just like a web search. If a book is out of copyright or the publisher has given permission, you'll be able to see the preview of the book and in some cases the entire text of the book.
  • Google Scholar
    Google Scholar provides a simple way to broadly search for scholarly literature.
  • Granger's World of Poetry
    The Columbia Granger's World of Poetry contains 250,000 poems in full text, 450,000 citations. English, Spanish, French, German, Italian, and other languages.
  • Grolier Online
    Grolier includes eight encyclopedia databases: Encyclopedia Americana, Grolier Multimedia Encyclopedia, The New Book of Knowledge, La Nueva Enciclopedia Cumbre, America the Beautiful, Lands and Peoples, Amazing Animals of the World, The New Book of Popular Science.
  • Health and Wellness Resource Center
    Health and Wellness Resource Center provides instant access to carefully compiled and trusted medical reference materials. It includes 400 health/medical journals, hundreds of pamphlets, over 700 health-related videos from partner Healthology, Inc.
    JSTOR is a digital library of more than 1500 searchable academic journals, books, and primary sources in the humanities and many peer-reviewed publications
  • Lexis-Nexis
    Lexis-Nexis provides computer-assisted legal research legal research as well as business and risk solution services.
  • MLA Formatting and Style Guide
    MLA (Modern Language Association) style is most commonly used to write papers and cite sources within the liberal arts and humanities.
  • Map101
    Maps101 compliments history, social science, geography, curriculum materials includes teacher lesson plans, geography tools, online learning games, 4000 thematic maps.
  • The Map-as-History
    Maps-as-History is the largest online collection of animated historical maps.
  • Miami-Dade Public Library
    Check for the library nearest your location. You will need a MDPLS library card to access the library - in person, or online
  • Newspapers of the World/Grolier Online
    "Our World" offers a searchable database of URL addresses for newspapers around the world.
  • La Nueva Enciclopedia Cumbre/Grolier-Scholastic Library
    La Nueva Enciclopedia Cumbre is a comprehensive reference resource for Spanish speakers and Spanish language students.
  • OWL
    The Purdue University Online Writing Lab serves writers from around the world and the Purdue University Writing Lab helps writers on Purdue's campus.
  • Oxford Language Dictionaries
    Oxford Language Dictionaries offer essential language resources and is a fully-searchable bilingual dictionaries.
  • Oxford English Dictionary (OED)
    The OED is the accepted authority of the English language. It is a guide to the meaning, history, and pronunciation of 600,000 words, past and present.
  • Oxford Reference Online
    Oxford Reference Online brings together 2 million digitized entries across Ocford's Dictionaries, companions and encyclopedias.
  • Physics in Action Online/Fact-on-File
    Physics in Action explores the absorbing science of matter and energy from the smallest particles that make up matter to the immense forces that move the continents.
  • Project Gutenberg
    Project Gutenberg (PG) is a volunteer effort to digitize and archive cultural works, to "encourage the creation and distribution of eBooks".[2] It was founded in 1971 by Michael S. Hart and is the oldest digital library.[3] Most of the items in its collection are the full texts of public domain books. The project tries to make these as free as possible, in long-lasting, open formats that can be used on almost any computer. As of March 2014, Project Gutenberg claimed over 47,000 items in its collection.
  • Project Muse
    Project Muse is a collection of over 400 peer-reviewed humanities and social science journals covering a wide variety of topics. All the articles are full-text.
  • PubMed
    PUbMed is a database comprising more than 22 million citations for biomedical literature from MEDLINE, life science journals, and online books.
  • Questia
    Questia is a library containing books an djornal articles on subjects such as history, philosophy, economics, political science, and includes magazine and newspaper articles. over 70,000 online full-text books.
  • Scientific American - Print Facsimile
    Scientific American Print facsimile is a popular science magazine.
  • Teaching Books
    Teaching Books is a website of multimedia dimensions. It adds to the reading experience of children's, young adult books. It includes thousands of resources about fiction and non-fiction books
  • Visual Thesaurus
    Visual Thesaurus is a floating constellation of related words.



More than Google!


... here's one way we're using Libguides at Carrollton:

Scenario 1

A teacher requests a library instruction session, or a guide for a particular event - it is usually related to a particular assignment. We create a LibGuide to highlight resources and materials to support the project or assignment. We publish the guide, the faculty member reviews it, and then the material in the guide can be used to support the class learning. The guides can be quickly and easily updated and archived - if anything changes.  They are extremely useful for faculty, students, and the librarians.  .

.. additionally the intent is to bridge the gap between the epistemological stances and threshold concepts held by librarians and faculty, and those held by students, focusing on pedagogies that challenge students to evaluate authority, connect to prior knowledge and construct new knowledge in a world of information abundance. The point is to draw from a deep pool of perspectives including social psychology, critical theory, and various philosophical traditions. 

Libguides also interacts with Twitter and Facebook!



Test Drive Libguide Pages - A Sampling!

Link to the pages below  -  you can search databases by Language, link to subscription Journals and Magazines, Newspapers, Browse by Subjects, and much, much more.  The "guide" can support all formats.  ....podcasts, RSS feeds, Video, music, .....etc.!  Test drive the libguide pages!  These are just a sampling of the more than 25 pages we have, here, at Carrollton.  There are more than a 1000 college and universities who use Libguides. There are over 400,000 libguides indexed and available on the Internet - a great world resource for sharing knowledge. If you are interested in creating your own libguides - it is possible. Let me know.

  • LIbrary Resources Page
    This page contains links to the databases we subscribe to at Carrollton. Also, many "free" databases that are relevant to our use. As new databases are recommended and/or "found" they are added - easily. You will be prompted to add your email id and password at the beginning of your session - to be authenticate/recognized as a Carrollton user.
  • British Research Resources
    An example of a guide created to support an English British Literature assignment.
  • Renaissance Oratory
    An example of a guide created to support a 6th grade Renaissance project.
  • David McCullough
    A page created to support a history field trip to Florida Atlantic University to hear David McCullough/
  • Florida Everglades
    An example of a page created to support a science field trip.
    This guide was created to support history classes with databases and books and podcasts and newspapers, -- etcl., etc, that will support classes and research.
  • Search Techniques
    Helpful hints for searching. There are several pages available for all kinds of hints for searching - databases, articles, newspapers, and what to search, how to search, examples, tutorials, and much, much more!

Please Help!

It's the time of year when we order our library resources.  Did you know, we have more than 60 journals and magazines, many, many databases  - more than 34 that link you to many, many more -- covering many disciplines for all grades?  - They include:   Newspapers - for the USA and the World, DVD's,  -- We have resources that support Spanish, French, Mandarin, -- and dictionaries and thesauri - that support multiple languages...AND more...

Now, -- I need your help! PLEASE!

Please review the list of databases, the journals and magazines, the newspapers, -- think about what books you would like to see in the library to help you in the classroom.  Please think about what would make your teaching easier, interesting, and useful tools - .....Please let me know if I can create a libguide for your class, or project, or field trip, or??? -- Please let me know - in the next two weeks  -- so that we can get our orders to the publishers and other entities ... Thank you! -- truly appreciate you!




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