Library

Welcome to Keene Central School Library. You can find great books and magazines to read, and a quiet place to study or do research. Ms. Weiss is here every Tuesday to provide for your media center needs, whether it is help with a research project or a rousing book talk! Are you looking for resources to help your students learn more? Do you need a book that isn’t in our library? Drop in on a Tuesday, or email Mrs. Weiss with your request. Miss DeZalia is here Monday - Friday, and can help you with your library needs, or pass them on to Ms. Weiss right away.

Online Library Book Catalog

Search for books and resources belonging to the Keene CS library. It shows what is available when you search for an item. Search by regular search, advanced search, or click on the owl for quick searches by title, author or keyword. The OPALS home page contains links to useful information about library hours, pathfinders and web sites.

New Books

List of New Books

KCS Library Pathfinders

Print and internet resources on various topics

Careers

Explore career information, training and skills needed, interest assessments and occupation profiles for many careers. Occupational profiles, scholarship and training opportunities, skills profiler and much more.

A free and interactive career profile database. research thousands of real careers through the eyes of the people who work them.

Online career exploration for middle and high school students. Includes information about interest, wages, career outlook, education, knowledge, skills and similar careers. Updated 8/16.

Help with finding scholarships and other information about colleges. Includes articles from the online STEM magazine.

The profiles featured here cover hundreds of occupations and describe What They Do, Work Environment, How to Become One, Pay, and more. Each profile also includes BLS employment projections for the 2010–20 decades

  • O*NET (Occupational Information Network)

Uses the O*Net database to help users search for occupations by interest, knowledge and skill levels. Contains descriptions of many types of jobs for students to explore.

A college search guide directory of many schools in the U.S. Contains articles about preparing for the college process, with sections on test preparation, scholarships, selecting a major and much more.

A database with information about the U.S. Department of Labor, including finding and applying for federal jobs, the job skill requirements and internships available.


Citation Guides and Online Tools

An overview of plagiarism and how to avoid it.

Under “students and researchers”, create an account to help organize your research into an organized citation paper under MLA, APA, or Chicago format.

The Purdue Online Writing Lab offers free help to students and educators in general or specific subject writing, job search writing, research and citations. Below are links to examples of APA format and MLA format citations.


Create citations easily in MLA, APA, or Chicago format by inputting the title, author or ISBN number in a 3 step process.


Databases

Student Electronic Access Resource Content Helper

Try the new SEARCH for Success portal! One login from home or school will get you where you're going for safe, reliable database resources! A great alternative to Google! Ask your librarian how to login today.

Research the origin, meaning, and history of your surname

The Internet publisher of literature, reference and verse, providing unlimited access to books and information on the web.

The etymology and history of first names

The etymology and history of surnames

Searches over 100 encyclopedias and dictionaries. Includes facts, definitions, biographies, synonyms, pronunciation keys, word origins, and abbreviations.

A tween destination for homework help and facts on thousands of subjects, including sports, entertainment, geography, history, biography, education, and health. Highly ranked in search engines, Fact Monster contains an encyclopedia, almanacs, games, quizzes, research tools, holiday features, lots of self-made microsites for books, and more.

Find links to government and other kids' sites

A web search site for kids designed by librarians.

A website directory of pre-12 educational videos, websites and powerpoints, KidInfo is a great site for resources on homework help, teacher lesson plan sites, and challenging educational games

A fun site for learning math, history, science, and language arts. Includes quizzes for all subjects, as well as regents reviews, SAT vocabulary, and homework help.

A listing of over 49,000 surnames, their meanings and origins

Popular baby names in the United States

A Merriam-Webster site that includes dictionary, thesaurus, rhyming dictionary, as well as games and teacher resources.

A great math site that includes resources for students, parents, and teachers.


Immigration Sites

National Park Service Website covering all aspects of Ellis Island.

Find out what it means to come to the United States as an immigrant from the early 20th century through the early 21st century.



Teacher Websites

Worksheets aligned with (you guessed it) common core

Curriculum material

Materials and resources from the New York State Education Department

Awesome free math worksheets (pre-algebra through calculus)

Nonfiction literacy and current events

Enjoy hundreds of ebooks from the Champlain Valley Library System.

Resources, lesson plans, articles, and more

Exchange teaching resources

Free and for-purchase classroom resources created by teachers for teachers

“Let each become all he or she is capable of becoming.”