Phillips Preparatory School Library Media Center


Katie Chestnut

Phone: (251) 221-2286



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.


 NEW PPS Online Catalog


Library Calendar


Online Content

Please see the resources below for students, parents, and teachers for online assistance, games, lessons, etc.


Daily Challenge: Visit Braingle daily to solve fun puzzles, riddles, and more!


Research & Reference Tools

Alabama Virtual Library

Mobile Public Library

Alabama Mosaic

Library of Congress American Memory

Encyclopedia Britannica

EasyBib (Citing Resources)

Citation Machine (Citing Resources)

Merriam-Webster Dictionary

The Internet Public Library

The Library of Congress

ALEX (Alabama Learning Exchange) Kids Web Links

DESTINY Phillips

Project Gutenberg

Merriam Webster Learners Dictionary

The Science Dictionary

American Heritage Dictionary

World Atlas

National Geographic Photo of the Day

Discovery Education

Destiny Discover
Destiny Discover is also available as an app.

Use your computer username and password to log in.

National History Day

White House Historical Society Digital Library

Science Fair

Science Buddies

Super Science Fair Project Ideas, Topics, & Experiments

Science Fair Projects World

Cool Science Fair Projects

Mad Science Network

How Products are Made

Science Buddies

Science Fair Central

All Science Fair Projects

Science Fair Project Ideas

Discovery Education

Discovery Education for MCPSS

Students and teachers can login to Discovery Education at and use their computer username and password.

MCPSS Student Email

Student Email & Microsoft 365

Renaissance Home Connect

Renaissance Home Connect/AR

NHD National History Day

National History Day Website

National Archives

White House Historical Society Digital Library



AlabamaMosaic is a repository of digital materials on Alabama's history, culture, places, and people.

Encyclopedia of Alabama

The Encyclopedia of Alabama is a free, online reference resource on Alabama’s history, culture, geography, and natural environment.

America - 1930s

EyeWitness to History - America in the 1930s

Library of Congress - America from the Great Depression to World War II

America (Roaring 20s/Jazz Age)

The Ohio Gang

Teapot Dome Scandal


Film History of the 1920s

Baseball Almanac (Babe Ruth)

19th Amendment (Women's Right to Vote 1920)

19th Amendment


World's Biomes (University of California Museum of Paleontology)

Biomes of the World (Missouri Botanical Gardens)

Encyclopedia Britannica

8th Grade Social Studies Research

Civil Rights Movement

A "Civil Rights" Unit by the National Visionary Leadership Project

The Civil Rights Movement (Encyclopedia Britannica)

The Civil Rights Era (Parts 1 & 2) (African American Odyssey & The Library of Congress)

eBooks (Eyewitness Books: History)

American Revolution

Arms & Armour


Civil War

Early Humans



North American Indian

Olympic Games





World War I

World War II


Electromagnetic Spectrum

NASA's Imagine the Universe! Electromagnetic Spectrum

Electromagnetic Spectrum

The Electromagnetic Spectrum

Catch the Wave!

Eyewitness Animal Books

Gale Reference Library

Genetic Disorders

National Human Genome Research

Medline Plus Encyclopedia

The Basics on Genes and Genetic Disorders (TeensHealth)

Gale Virtual Reference Library (AVL)


Encyclopedia Britannica's Reflections on the Holocaust

United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

Encyclopedia Britannica

International Studies

International Gourmet Recipes for Kids

World of Tastes

Recipes from select countries around the world.

The World Factbook

National Geographic

Inventors & Inventions

Encyclopedia Britannica Online Middle School Edition

Inventors That Changed the World - presented by

MIT Invention Dimension

Israelites and Ancient Israel

Canaan and Ancient Israel

University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology

Jewish Virtual Library

The Birth and Evolution of Judaism: Introduction


The Jewish Encyclopedia



Britannica Encyclopedia

From Hebrew Bible to Christian Bible: Jews, Christians and the Word of God

Ancient History Source Book: The Book of Exodus

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.

New York Public Library Teen Link

Internet Public Library TeenSpace

Digital Book Talks

Guys Read!

Teen Ink

NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month)


Favorite Poem Project (Americans Saying Poems They Love

Poetry 180

A poem a day for American high schools

Poem Hunter

Presidents (United States)

Library of Congress: Presidents of the United States: Resource Guides

Encyclopedia Britannica Profiles the American Presidents

C-SPAN's American Presidents: Life Portraits

Internet Public Library: POTUS (Presidents of the United States)

Presidents of the United States

September 11, 2001

National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States

September 11 Digital Archive

World Trade Center (Britannica)



Exploring the Planets (Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum)

Astronomy "Picture of the Day" Archive

World War II

World War Two

The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

Women Come to the Front (Journalists, Photographers & Broadcasters During WWII

Eyewitness to World War II

United States Holocaust Memorial Museum