The MW Library’s main online space has moved over to Google Sites.  The new site is called the MW Library Research Commons and it’s a collaborative space where everyone in the MW community (who has a Google account and registers to join the Commons) can contribute their expertise about research – an especially powerful thing in a community as creative and curious as ours!

Take a look around and if you’re interested in contributing, follow the Join the Commons link on the left menu.

New features you’ll find in the Commons include…

  • Subject Guides that organize a variety of resources to support studies in a particular subject, like American History or Global Studies.  Some of the guides listed on the home page are still in development and more are on the way (in collaboration with teachers), so watch for this section to get better and better throughout the year.
  • A Search Strategies page that uses YouTube videos and other mediums to convey important concepts related to research, such as how to distinguish between scholarly and popular articles.
  • Apps for Research – an evolving section highlighting apps for mobile devices that facilitate learning and research.
  • A treasure trove of links to Tools for Research that are either FREE or to which the library subscribes for you.
  • A Reading Nook with links to area libraries, downloadable audio books, reading-related podcasts, book review sites, and more.

Interested in updating your bookmark to the most visited page on the former library site?  The alphabetic list of Databases still exists as a separate page.  Make sure to pick up the 2010/2011 password list in the library!

Have an idea or suggestion related to the MW Library Research Commons?  Email me (Ms. DeGroat), your librarian (or if you’re in a creative state of mind today, your resourceress).

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