The City Honors Library is here to support the students and the staff of a very unique school. The Library's mission is to ensure that students and staff become life-long users of information and ideas. The Library is a place where students can:
conduct research for projects using the Web, databases, and print resources
research college programs using the Web
find great books to read
create graphic presentations
create pamphlets or write a book
find interesting facts
acquire books through the BPS Inter-library Loan program
become effective and ethical consumers of ideas and information
have full-time access to a knowledgeable, certified librarian who will help them find what they need!
Each period, only 5-7 students may come to the library from a study hall. Students must check-in at their study hall and then report to the library.
To come to the library during lunch periods, students must first obtain a pass from Mrs. Holden. Students must first eat their lunch in the cafeteria and, when finished, present their pass to a lunch monitor and proceed to the library.
All students must sign in upon arrival
Food is not allowed in the library.
Students are expected to adhere to all District Technology Rules.
Please clean up after yourself – chairs, garbage, magazines, newspapers, books, etc. – need to be put in their proper places!
Let Mrs. Holden know when you've read a good book, or if you have any suggestions for the City Honors Library!
Dartmouth Academic Skills Center This site offers online academic success videos (requires Quicktime 4.0 or higher) as well as print handouts on many aspects of studying, note taking, etc. Excellent source!
The Elements of Style William Strunk’s small, yet essential, volume on the basics of writing – “You must know the rules in order to break them.”
Writing with Sources Harvard University has put together this website to give information on integrating sources into a paper, deciding when--and when not--to cite, choosing a citation style, and avoiding plagiarism. Essay Info: Essay Writing Center This site offers a bevy of tips on writing all sorts of essays, including expository, critical, as well as admissions essays. It is touted as being for “anyone who wants to write better.”
The Writing Center Harvard Writing Center has put together a site that links to all of the handouts it gives to its students. An excellent source with everything from revising the draft to how to read an assignment.
One of the most important steps in your research process is to cite your sources (tell your teacher where you got your information). In college you will be required to cite your sources all the time, so let's get prepared now!
Luckily, it is as easy as ever to cite your sources, as you can do it online.
Landmark Citation Machine is a Website that allows you to type in your information (such as author, title, publisher) and it will format your citation automatically in both MLA and APA format. After the citation is created, just copy and paste it into your paper's Bibliography.