Library HS & MS
Welcome to the library at Boyd-Buchanan. Many of the databases listed below require a username/password. Check the pdf section of your i-books to find the usernames and passwords that have saved there.
At FollettShelf, you will find a BBS collection of e-books. These books can be read from a computer or your iPad. These books allow you to scroll easily, look up words in an online dictionary, take notes, and in many instances, highlight important material. To read the book/s from your iPad, you must first download the free app, Follett Digital Reader. If you want to check out one of these books and do not have a library assigned username and password for FollettShelf, you need to first see the librarian.
Animated science, health, technology, math, social studies, English and arts and music movies, quizzes, activity pages and school homework help for K-12 kids.
Culture Grams Online
Concise, reliable, and up-to-date reports on more than 200 countries, each U.S. states, and all 13 Canadian provinces and territories.
EBSCO Points of View Reference Center
is a full-text database designed to provide students with a series of essays that present multiple sides of a current issue. Great for persuasive papers.
EBSCOhost Research MAS Ultra provides students 500 magazines, 360 full-text reference books, 805,000 biographies, 107,000 primary documents and an extensive image collection. Looking for information regarding environmental issues, use EBSCO Greenfile.
Student Research Center
Through the Student Research Center
can easily pre-determine which content sources (e.g. Magazines, Newspapers, Biographies, Country Reports, Film & Video) will be included with their search. They can also search their databases by topic heading, make use of an online dictionary and encyclopedia, and explore the top searches of the day. Teacher Resources tab includes the ERIC database often used in graduate studies.
Gale Virtual Reference Library
Gale Virtual Reference Library is a database of encyclopedias and specialized reference sources for multidisciplinary research. These reference materials once were accessible only in the library, but now you can access them online from the library or remotely 24/7. Because each library creates its own eBook collection, the content you see may vary if you use the database at different libraries (your school, your public library, or your office).
online includes Encyclopedia Americana, Grolier Multimedia, New Book of Knowledge, Popular Science, Lands and Peoples, and America the Beautiful
Maps101 is a wonderful resource for most subjects especially history, geography, earth science, and economics. It is also a good source for current events.
provides over 180,000 teacher-selected web pages as well as current events, timelines, clip art, etc.
TEL (Tennessee Electronic Library)
TEL now has the online World Book Encyclopedia as part of its features as well as now provides access to Nashville’s paper, The Tennessean.
- Full-text content of Chattanooga Times-Free Press, The Commercial Appeal (Memphis) and Knoxville News-Sentinel) andaccess to many popular news magazines that are searchable for full-text articles.
This database offers practice tests and tutorial course series designed to help you succeed on a variety of tests—AP exams, ACT, SAT, professional exams and much more. You will need to create your own username and password the first time you use this database, so it can keep track of any tests you may take. This database is part of the Tennessee Electronic Library.
The Internet Public Library has created a Science Fair Project Resource Guide with information and links to other resources. Sections include Getting Started, Choosing a Topic, Completing the Project, and Displaying Your Project.
TeachingBooks provides original, in-studio movies of authors and illustrators, and a wealth of multimedia resources on K–12 books to support reading and library activities for all grades and content areas.