Tuesday, September 27, 2016

LMC Book Reviews

Have you recently read something AWESOME?!

Here's your chance to share it with DHS!!

Click HERE to submit your book review!

**Select reviews will be posted to the LMC's Instagram page and will include your first name and feelings about the book you've reviewed.**

Be sure to follow dhs_lmc on Instagram to see what your friends are saying!

Friday, September 23, 2016

eBooks, eBooks, eBooks!

The Dartmouth High School Library Media Center is a member of the Commonwealth eBook Collections Program.

The Commonwealth eBook Collections program is brought to you by the Massachusetts Library System in partnership with the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners and participating libraries and is funded, in part, by the federal Institute of Museum and Library Services. This is a consortium of libraries that pool their funding and share access to a large collection of eBooks (fiction and nonfiction).

Click the links below to get started. You can read on the computer, on your tablet/e-reader or your phone!

Axis360 by Baker & Taylor 


CLICK HERE to search and browse Axis360

You will need to create an account to check out eBooks. Your user name will be your 14-digit patron ID (Yes, you already have one! You probably didn't know that!) and your Aspen password. Here is how your 14-digit ID is structured:
  • All Dartmouth High School students' IDs start with the same 8 digits (23093000). They end with your personal 6-digit ID number that you use to check out books and laptops in the library and to get lunch in the cafeteria.
  • If my 6-digit ID is 012345, then my 14-digit ID is:
    23093000012345 (made up of 23903000 + 012345).
  • So to create your account, type 23093000 and then type your 6-digit ID number. Your password is your Aspen password. 
Axis360 has an app for most platforms/devices.
Click here to get the app for your tablet or phone.

Once you have downloaded the app and logged in,
you'll be able to search, browse, and check out books from your device.



CLICK HERE to access BiblioBoard

If you would like to download an item, you will need to use your 14-digit ID number (see instructions above).



CLICK HERE to access EBL

You will need to create an account before you can start using EBL. Just like JSTOR, you need to create your account at school (using our wifi's IP address). After that, you will be able to access your account anywhere. 

If you have questions about searching the eBook collections, visit us in the library for assistance. Or email Ms. Lawrence at AmandaLawrence@dartmouthschools.org 

Teachers who need assistance locating their 14-digit patron ID# and password should contact Ms. Lawrence 

Sunday, September 11, 2016

Welcome class of 2020!

Freshmen Seminar Students: 

The page will ask you to log in to your Google account 
User Name is: Your school Gmail Account - example: JohnSmith2019@dartmouthschools.org
     Password is: Your password
Take the survey and click SUBMIT!

Have your answers changed???

Below is the link to Ms. Lawrence's instructions for creating a Google Site: 


Stranger Reads

Are you a fan of the Netflix series Stranger Things? Then be sure to stop by the LMC and check out our selection of Stranger Reads!

Friday, September 2, 2016

How to complete an advance search on Google

To begin, click the gear icon in the upper right corner and select "Advanced search" from the dropdown menu.

Use Quotations: Putting quotation marks around specific words or phrases will help you locate information that contains your exact wording. 

Using the words AND, OR, NOT* allow you to group words and phrases together to broaden, restrict, or specifically define your search. These words are also referred to as Boolean operators

*Google will recognize a minus sign (-) in place of the word NOT.

To further narrow your results, you can input additional information such as language or region.

Thursday, September 1, 2016

*NEW* EasyBib EDU

At the beginning of the 2016-2017 I.E. Scholar met its demise; however, from its ashes has risen EasyBib EDU.  EasyBib EDU will give you access to all of the pro citation styles: MLA, Chicago, APA, et cetera.  There is even talk of new features, such as an updated notebook, annotation tool, and Google Docs add-on as they begin to move out of their infancy.  If you want to learn more, please visit the EasyBib FAQ page.

For those of you who are interested in getting started with EasyBib EDU, go to EasyBib.com and click “sign up” in the upper right hand corner to create a new account using your Google login.

If you have additional questions, or need our coupon code, just let me know! I'll be happy to help you out!

Welcome back!

I am excited to be joining DHS as your new Library Media Specialist!  I can't wait to interact, instruct, and collaborate with you all.  In the meantime, check out the LMC on Instagram and Snapchat @dhs_lmc!

Your friendly neighborhood librarian,

Ms. Lawrence