Phillips Preparatory School Library Media Center
Contact

Rebecca Lacoste

Phone: (251) 221-2288

Welcome

The mission of the PPS Library Media program is to enable individuals to become information literate, effective lifelong readers and to enhance and support the mission and curriculum of Phillips Preparatory School. The program will provide educational and technological opportunities to students and staff in keeping with their needs and abilities. The program will enable individuals to access, analyze, assimilate, and use information effectively.

We will be open from 6:50 to 2:50 everyday!

Extended hours will be posted outside of the library at the beginning of every month.  Check out our library website, www.phillipsprepschool.wixsite.com/library

Library Calendar

Online Periodicals

Documents

Research Links

Links
Research & Reference Tools

Alabama Virtual Library
http://www.avl.lib.al.us

Mobile Public Library
http://www.mplonline.org

Alabama Mosaic
http://www.alabamamosaic.org/index.php

Library of Congress American Memory
http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/

Encyclopedia Britannica
http://school.eb.com/comptons

EasyBib (Citing Resources)
http://www.easybib.com/reference/

Citation Machine (Citing Resources)
http://citationmachine.net/

Merriam-Webster Dictionary
http://www.merriam-webster.com/

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

The Library of Congress
http://www.loc.gov/index.html

ALEX (Alabama Learning Exchange) Kids Web Links
http://alex.state.al.us/student_weblinks.php

DESTINY Phillips
http://mcpss.follettdestiny.com/common/servlet/presenthomeform.do?l2m=Home&tm=Home&l2m=Home

Project Gutenberg
http://www.gutenberg.org/catalog/

Merriam Webster Learners Dictionary
http://learnersdictionary.com/

The Science Dictionary
https://www.thesciencedictionary.com/

American Heritage Dictionary
https://ahdictionary.com/

World Atlas
http://www.worldatlas.com/aatlas/world.htm

National Geographic Photo of the Day
http://www.nationalgeographic.com/photography/photo-of-the-day/2017/09/fishing-family-thailand/

Discovery Education
https://mcpss.discoveryeducation.com/public:session/login?next=http%3A%2F%2Fmcpss%2Ediscoveryeducation%2Ecom

Destiny Discover
Destiny Discover is also available as an app.

Use your computer username and password to log in.
https://www.destinydiscover.com/aasp/ui/pick/pick

National History Day
http://www.nhd.org/

White House Historical Society Digital Library
https://www.whitehousehistory.org/digital-library

Science Fair
Science Buddies
http://www.sciencebuddies.org/mentoring/project_ideas.shtml

Super Science Fair Project Ideas, Topics, & Experiments
http://www.super-science-fair-projects.com/

Science Fair Projects World
http://www.sciencefair-projects.org/

Cool Science Fair Projects
http://www.cool-science-projects.com/index.html

Mad Science Network
http://www.madsci.org/

How Products are Made
http://www.madehow.com/

Science Buddies
http://www.sciencebuddies.org/

Science Fair Central
https://www.sciencefaircentral.com/

All Science Fair Projects
http://www.all-science-fair-projects.com/

Science Fair Project Ideas
https://www.education.com/science-fair/
Discovery Education

Discovery Education for MCPSS

Students and teachers can login to Discovery Education at https://mcpss.discoveryeducation.com/ and use their computer username and password.
https://mcpss.discoveryeducation.com/

MCPSS Student Email
Student Email & Microsoft 365
https://login.microsoftonline.com/
Renaissance Home Connect
Renaissance Home Connect/AR
https://hosted240.renlearn.com/79853/HomeConnect/Login.aspx
NHD National History Day
National History Day Website
http://www.nhd.org/

National Archives
https://www.archives.gov/

White House Historical Society Digital Library
https://www.whitehousehistory.org/digital-library
Alabama

AlabamaMosaic

AlabamaMosaic is a repository of digital materials on Alabama's history, culture, places, and people.
http://www.alabamamosaic.org/

Encyclopedia of Alabama

The Encyclopedia of Alabama is a free, online reference resource on Alabama’s history, culture, geography, and natural environment.
http://www.encyclopediaofalabama.org/face/Home.jsp

America - 1930s
America in the 1930s
http://xroads.virginia.edu/~1930s/front.html

EyeWitness to History - America in the 1930s
http://www.eyewitnesstohistory.com/snprelief.htm

Library of Congress - America from the Great Depression to World War II
http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/fsowhome.html
America (Roaring 20s/Jazz Age)
Sacco-Vanzetti Trial
http://www.law.umkc.edu/faculty/projects/FTrials/SaccoV/SaccoV.htm

The Ohio Gang
http://www.ohiohistorycentral.org/entry.php?rec=2086

Teapot Dome Scandal
http://www.senate.gov/artandhistory/history/minute/Senate_Investigates_the_Teapot_Dome_Scandal.htm

Flappers
http://history1900s.about.com/od/1920s/a/flappers.htm

Film History of the 1920s
http://www.filmsite.org/20sintro.html

Baseball Almanac (Babe Ruth)
http://www.baseball-almanac.com/players/player.php?p=ruthba01

19th Amendment (Women's Right to Vote 1920)
http://www.ourdocuments.gov/doc.php?flash=true&doc=63

19th Amendment
http://www.archives.gov/exhibits/featured_documents/amendment_19/

Scopes Trial
http://www.law.umkc.edu/faculty/projects/ftrials/scopes/scopes.htm
Biomes
World's Biomes (University of California Museum of Paleontology)
http://www.ucmp.berkeley.edu/glossary/gloss5/biome/index.html

WorldBiomes.com
http://www.worldbiomes.com/

Biomes of the World (Missouri Botanical Gardens)
http://www.mbgnet.net/

Encyclopedia Britannica
http://school.eb.com/
Burch (8th Grade Social Studies Research)
Civil Rights Movement
The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History: The Civil Rights Movement
http://www.gilderlehrman.org/historynow/06_2006/index.php

A "Civil Rights" Unit by the National Visionary Leadership Project
http://www.visionaryproject.org/student/index.html

The Civil Rights Movement (Encyclopedia Britannica)
http://school.eb.com/all/eb/article-9082763?query=civil%20rights%20movement&ct=

The Civil Rights Era (Parts 1 & 2) (African American Odyssey & The Library of Congress)
http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/aaohtml/exhibit/aopart9.html
eBooks (Eyewitness Books: History)
American Revolution
http://galenet.galegroup.com/servlet//eBooks?ste=22&docNum=CX2595099999&q=philms

Arms & Armour
http://galenet.galegroup.com/servlet//eBooks?ste=22&docNum=CX2595399999&q=philms

Castle
http://galenet.galegroup.com/servlet//eBooks?ste=22&docNum=CX2595799999&q=philms

Civil War
http://galenet.galegroup.com/servlet//eBooks?ste=22&docNum=CX2595899999&q=philms

Early Humans
http://galenet.galegroup.com/servlet//eBooks?ste=22&docNum=CX2596399999&q=philms

Explorer
http://galenet.galegroup.com/servlet//eBooks?ste=22&docNum=CX2596499999&q=philms

Mythology
http://galenet.galegroup.com/servlet//eBooks?ste=22&docNum=CX2597799999&q=philms

North American Indian
http://galenet.galegroup.com/servlet//eBooks?ste=22&docNum=CX2597899999&q=philms

Olympic Games
http://galenet.galegroup.com/servlet//eBooks?ste=22&docNum=CX2598099999&q=philms

Pirate
http://galenet.galegroup.com/servlet//eBooks?ste=22&docNum=CX2598199999&q=philms

Shipwreck
http://galenet.galegroup.com/servlet//eBooks?ste=22&docNum=CX2598999999&q=philms

Titantic
http://galenet.galegroup.com/servlet//eBooks?ste=22&docNum=CX2599299999&q=philms

Viking
http://galenet.galegroup.com/servlet//eBooks?ste=22&docNum=CX2599499999&q=philms

World War I
http://galenet.galegroup.com/servlet//eBooks?ste=22&docNum=CX2599899999&q=philms

World War II
http://galenet.galegroup.com/servlet//eBooks?ste=22&docNum=CX2599999999&q=philms

Knight
http://galenet.galegroup.com/servlet//eBooks?ste=22&docNum=CX2597599999&q=philms
Electromagnetic Spectrum
NASA's Imagine the Universe! Electromagnetic Spectrum
http://imagine.gsfc.nasa.gov/docs/science/know_l1/emspectrum.html

Electromagnetic Spectrum
http://www.lbl.gov/MicroWorlds/ALSTool/EMSpec/EMSpec2.html

The Electromagnetic Spectrum
http://science.hq.nasa.gov/kids/imagers/ems/index.html

Catch the Wave!
http://amazing-space.stsci.edu/resources/explorations/light/ems-frames.html
Eyewitness Animal Books
Gale Reference Library
http://infotrac.galegroup.com/itweb/philms
Genetic Disorders
National Human Genome Research
http://www.genome.gov/

Medline Plus Encyclopedia
http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/encyclopedia.html

The Basics on Genes and Genetic Disorders (TeensHealth)
http://kidshealth.org/teen/your_body/health_basics/genes_genetic_disorders.html

Gale Virtual Reference Library (AVL)
http://go.galegroup.com/ps/start.do?p=GVRL&u=avlr&authCount=1
Holocaust
Encyclopedia Britannica's Reflections on the Holocaust
http://www.school.eb.com/holocaust

United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
http://www.ushmm.org/wlc/article.php?lang=en&ModuleId=10005143

Encyclopedia Britannica
http://school.eb.com/
International Studies

International Gourmet Recipes for Kids
http://www.kids-cooking-activities.com/international-gourmet-recipes.html

World of Tastes

Recipes from select countries around the world.
http://www.topics-mag.com/foods/world-of-food.htm

The World Factbook
https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/index.html

National Geographic
http://www.nationalgeographic.com

Inventors & Inventions
Encyclopedia Britannica Online Middle School Edition
http://school.eb.com/

Inventors That Changed the World - presented by marcaria.com
http://www.marcaria.com/inventors-that-changed-the-world.asp

MIT Invention Dimension
http://web.mit.edu/invent/i-archive.html

The Great Idea Finder
http://www.ideafinder.com/history/index.html
Israelites and Ancient Israel

Canaan and Ancient Israel

University of Pennsylvannia Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
http://www.penn.museum/sites/Canaan/index.html

Jewish Virtual Library

The Birth and Evolution of Judaism: Introduction
http://www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/jsource/Judaism/birthintro.html

Judaism
http://www.bbc.co.uk/religion/religions/judaism/

The Jewish Encyclopedia
http://www.jewishencyclopedia.com/

Moses
http://www.bbc.co.uk/religion/religions/judaism/history/moses_1.shtml

Moses
http://school.eb.com/all/comptons/article-9275946?query=Moses&ct=null

Britannica Encyclopedia
http://school.eb.com/

From Hebrew Bible to Christian Bible: Jews, Christians and the Word of God
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/religion/first/scriptures.html

Ancient History Source Book: The Book of Exodus
http://www.fordham.edu/halsall/ancient/exodus-rsv.asp

Just for Teens!

Flamingnet Book Reviews

U.S. CIVIL WAR BOOKS AND MORE Learn More Flamingnet is a nonprofit website where students review preteen, teen, and young adult books for you. Who better to tell you if a book is worth reading, than those for whom the book is written.
http://www.flamingnet.com/

TeenReads

Teenreads.com brings teens info and features about their favorite authors, books, series and characters. Thoughtful book reviews, compelling features, in-depth author profiles and interviews, excerpts of the hottest new releases, literary games and contests, and more with readers every week. Teenreads.com is THE place online for teens to talk about their fave books and find the hippest new titles!
http://www.teenreads.com/

New York Public Library Teen Link
http://teenlink.nypl.org/index.html

Internet Public Library TeenSpace
http://www.ipl.org/div/teen/

Digital Book Talks
http://www.digitalbooktalk.com/

Guys Read!
http://www.guysread.com/

Teen Ink
http://teenink.com/

NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month)
http://ywp.nanowrimo.org/

Poetry

Favorite Poem Project (Americans Saying Poems They Love
http://www.favoritepoem.org/

Poetry 180

A poem a day for American high schools
http://www.loc.gov/poetry/180/

Giggle Poetry
http://www.gigglepoetry.com/

Poem Hunter
http://www.poemhunter.com

Presidents (United States)
Library of Congress: Presidents of the United States: Resource Guides
http://www.loc.gov/rr/program/bib/presidents/index.html

Encyclopedia Britannica Profiles the American Presidents
http://school.eb.com/presidents

C-SPAN's American Presidents: Life Portraits
http://www.americanpresidents.org/

Internet Public Library: POTUS (Presidents of the United States)
http://www.ipl.org/div/potus/

Presidents of the United States
http://www.presidentsusa.net/
September 11, 2001
National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States
http://www.9-11commission.gov/

September 11 Digital Archive
http://911digitalarchive.org/

World Trade Center (Britannica)
http://school.eb.com/all/eb/article-9077497?query=World%20Trade%20Center&ct=null
SPACE
NASA
http://www.nasa.gov/audience/forstudents/index.html

Exploring the Planets (Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum)
http://www.nasm.si.edu/research/ceps/etp/etp.htm

Astronomy "Picture of the Day" Archive
http://antwrp.gsfc.nasa.gov/apod/archivepix.html

Space.com
http://www.space.com
World War II
World War Two
http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/worldwars/wwtwo/

The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
http://www.ushmm.org/wlc/en/?gclid=CKvJ-u-d-5ACFTaEOAodYw022A

Women Come to the Front (Journalists, Photgraphers & Broadcasters During WWII
http://www.loc.gov/exhibits/wcf/wcf0001.html

Eyewitness to World War II
http://www.eyewitnesstohistory.com/w2frm.htm

United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
http://www.ushmm.org/wlc/article.php?lang=en&ModuleId=10005143