Category Archives: recommendations

New To Our Shelves, October 2017

Our new books have arrived and they are ready to be taken home. Here’s a preview of nine quick picks from our new additions. Graphic Novels Shirley Jackson’s The Lottery illustrated by Miles Hyman: One of my favorite short stories, … Continue reading

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Reviewing Online Research Skills: Part Two

Google Scholar, clustering search engines, citation generators and more …………Last time I mentioned that most students begin their online research by turning to GOOGLE, and that usually leads to at least one WIKIPEDIA entry. Both of these sites are covered … Continue reading

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Reviewing Online Research Skills: Part One

This time of the school year, I am invited to visit classes working on research papers to discuss with students how to use the sources available online. Most of the times, teachers are pretty open to allowing their students to … Continue reading

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Free Apps from HPL

The Haverhill Public Library (HPL) is a great resource, not just for students but for everyone. Just as technology has transformed the way we do everything else, it has changed our relationship with the library as well. When I was … Continue reading

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Late July Quick Hit

Sure I am on vacation, like the rest of you. I hope you are enjoying your summer surrounded by loved ones and getting your energy and creative juices ready for the new school year. Where I am, there is very … Continue reading

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Online resources for research

Hello all. It’s been a while again, since my last blog post, and I apologize for the absence. I’ve been presenting to English classes as they prepare for their research projects. I generally start by introducing the HHS OPAC so … Continue reading

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End of the year post, 2013

Well, here we are again, at the end of another calendar year, near the end of our Christmas/ New Years holiday vacation, in the middle of our school year. For many people this is both a festive time, and a … Continue reading

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