Offerings & Resources

The Springfield Central Library can help teachers locate materials and plan research projects and papers. We also teach research skills, including evaluation of internet sources, correct citation format, and creation of Works Cited pages. Finally, we help students discover YA and classical literature and nonfiction that interests them.

The Springfield Central Library promotes the importance of recreational reading school-wide and can serve as consultants on internet use, safety, and ethics; copyright law, and web 2.0/3.0 tools. Should classroom teachers wish to incorporate more outside reading into their curriculums, we can also help them to locate literature pairings.

Catalogs & Databases

Log on to the SCHS Library Catalog (Find "Springfield Central High")
The SCHS Library catalog is accessible online for searching book titles available at the library.

Log on to the GALE CENGAGE Learning Database
The GALE® Databases are full-text databases that feature a wide variety of content from academic journals and general magazines, with a target audience of students using academic, public and school libraries.

Boston Public Library Online Database Access
Any resident of Massachusetts who is over the age of 13 and possesses a valid email address may register for a free BPL e-card. If you need additional magazine articles, newspaper archives, and/or advanced journal or literary criticism sources, this is the location for you. Follow the instructions on the website, enter an original four-digit PIN, and then check your email for your e-card number. Access the journal collection here.

Resources

Teen Happenings at the Springfield Libraries

Springfield Public Libraries & Museums

Avoiding Plagiarism

Using Citation

Formatting the Paper

Creating the Works Cited Page

Evaluating Internet Sources

How to Register for a BPL e-card

How to Autocite Web Sources...

 

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