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Research
DISCUS

South Carolina's online database of encyclopedias, magazines, newspapers, reference books, dicionaries, primary sources, practice tests, and more. Check with Mrs. Calcutt for home access passwords.

Discus Home

http://scdiscus.org/

Destiny Catalog

Catalog of books available in the JHS library. This link is not currently available offsite.

List All Members

http://flo5-do-dest-1

Citation Help
Citation Machine

Citation help online.

http://www.citationmachine.net/

Easy Bib

Online citation maker.

 

http://www.easybib.com/

Purdue Owl

This link includes formatting guidelines for writing papers and citations.

https://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/

Cite This For Me

Create Citations in Harvard, APA, and/or MLA format.

http://www.citethisforme.com/

Bib Me
http://www.bibme.org/

Coding
Hour of Code

The Hour of Code is a global movement reaching tens of millions of students in 180+ countries. Anyone, anywhere can organize an Hour of Code event. One-hour tutorials are available in over 45 languages. No experience needed. Ages 4 to 104.

https://hourofcode.com/us

Media and Video Creation
We Video

Edit and share videos for the news show, book trailers, and projects.

https://www.wevideo.com/

We Video Academy

Training resources for using We Video to create video projects.

https://www.wevideo.com/academy

Free Play Music

Royalty free music for video projects.

http://freeplaymusic.com/

Pics for Learning

Copyright-friendly pictures to include in projects and presentations.

http://pics4learning.com/

Magisto

Create and share videos from images and video files. 

https://www.magisto.com/

Google Images

Follow these simple steps to find royalty free images using the Google Images advanced search.

  1. Enter a search term in Google Images search.
  2. Click the tools option.
  3. Then select usage rights drop down menu to select labeled for reuse.

https://images.google.com/

Poster My Wall

Create signs, graphics, posters, and flyers for free. 

Click here to access a tutorial on how to use Poster My Wall. 

https://www.postermywall.com/

Youtube Audio LIbrary

Free downloadable music from Youtube. 

https://www.youtube.com/audiolibrary/music

Current Events
SCNow
http://www.scnow.com/

WBTW
http://wbtw.com/

WMBF
http://www.wmbfnews.com/

WPDE
http://wpde.com/

The State News
http://www.thestate.com/news/state/south-carolina/

US News
https://www.usnews.com/news/national-news

Fox News
http://www.foxnews.com/

CNN
http://www.cnn.com/

USA Today
https://www.usatoday.com/news/nation/

ESPN
http://www.espn.com/

Sports Illustrated
https://www.si.com/

Weather Channel
https://weather.com/

Accu Weather
https://www.accuweather.com/en/weather-news

People Weekly
http://people.com/news/

Entertainment Tonight
http://www.etonline.com/news

Entertainment Online
http://www.eonline.com/news

Careers
Occupational Outlook Handbook
https://www.bls.gov/ooh/

Career One Stop
https://www.careeronestop.org/ExploreCareers/Learn/career-profiles.aspx

O Net Careers
https://www.onetonline.org/

Books and Reading
SCASL Young Adult Book Award 2018-19

South Carolina Association of School Libraries selects a list of recommended books for young adults each school year. Students may participate in the voting if they read at least 3 books from the list. This link includes information and book trailers about the SC Young Adult Book Award Nominees for 2018-19.

https://www.scasl.net/young-adult-book-award

Teen Reads

This site includes book reviews and current trends in young adult books.

https://www.teenreads.com/

Florence County Library

The Florence County Public Library is a wonderful extension to our school library. The Florence County Library System card gives access to the SCLENDS consortium which includes 20 SC county libraries as well as FREE ebooks and e-audiobooks through Jasmine Digital Library and RB Digital.

https://florencelibrary.org/johnsonville/

NoveList Plus

This database is a part of the State Library DISCUS Virtual Library. The database includes book summaries and reviews along with recommendations for similar books and genres. Check with Mrs. Calcutt for the current home access login information. 

http://web.b.ebscohost.com.scsl.idm.oclc.org/novp/search/novbasic?vid=0&sid=9f927733-90f4-420b-939a-16d862b52c53%40sessionmgr101

ACT and SAT Test Prep
APEX

APEX is an online individualized learning program for students preparing to take the ACT. JHS sophomores and juniors enrolled in English and/or Math have access to these test-prep tutorials. Student login information is available from English and Math teachers. 

https://www.apexvs.com/apexui/default.aspx

Learning Express Library

This site includes test prep materials and practice tests for ACT and SAT as well as tutorials for high school skills in Math, English, Reading, Writing, Grammar, and Science. It also includes tutorials for careers and placement tests. See Mrs. Calcutt if you have questions about how to set up accounts for Learning Express Library.

https://www-learningexpresshub-com.scsl.idm.oclc.org/productengine/LELIndex.html#/learningexpresslibrary/libraryhome?AuthToken=E941424F-ECA4-45E2-877C-634DC23695BC

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