Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Back to School

Your library can help students get started on the right foot this school year. Your library has many resources, both print and electronic, to help students brush up on critical skills, conduct useful research, and develop outstanding creative projects projects.

For example, Contemporary Black Biography and Novels for Students are comprehensive reference materials that are ideal for high school and college students of all ages, and they're available in the Reference Room in your Library - along with other up to date resources. The Teen Zone nonfiction section of your Library also has many items useful to students, such as science experiments; decade books; biographies of musicians, actors, and sports figures; several books on peer pressure; and preparing for college and ACT/SAT prep manuals.

Many books listed on the local school reading lists and AR books are also available at your Library.

Working on Mississippi history projects? The Natchez Democrat on microfilm going back to 1800 is available, so students can find out what was going on in town during the time period they are studying.

In addition to outstanding collections, your Library offers many other conveniences for students. Comfortable study areas are scattered throughout your Library. Public computer areas feature Internet and Microsoft Office, with both color and black & white printers. Wireless Internet access is available throughout the building, public copiers are provided on each floor, and fax services are available at the circulation desk.

As much as we enjoy seeing you in your Library, students don’t have to visit the building to use many of our resources. Check out our research sources on the MAGNOLIA Database page of our website. We've got a great collection of books, periodicals, and more that you can access online from work, home, or school. Armed with your Library card and our website, you can practice for the GED, TOEFL, Nursing and Firefighter exams, and many other tests in the LearningExpress Library. LearningExpress Library not only provides online preparation materials for an extensive array of standardized tests, elementary through adult levels, but also offers skills improvement courses in math, reading and writing for elementary, middle school and high school.

Also available on our web site are customized subject guides created by our librarians, which feature recommended web sites, related databases, materials from our collection and local resources.

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