- The library is still providing access to online databases - see password list under "helpful links" tab above.
- Free access to the NY Times - use your school email to make an account - see directions under "helpful links" tab above.
- Noodletools is still up and running. Find Noodletools (for citations and notecards) in your Google waffle.
- Run out of books to read for fun? Try an ebook. Select "ebooks" under the "books" tab above to learn how to read books online for free.
Contact Ms. Arkans at email@example.com for help with any research work, assignments, assistance in finding ebooks or just to say hello!
If you need a book but don't have access to the physical library remember that we have free access to many great ebooks! You can read them on your computer, tablet, or phone. Instructions are below.
Overdrive – which we will access using the Sora App, allows you to borrow eBooks and audiobooks for free. You can borrow eBooks and audiobooks and download them onto your personal smartphone or tablet.
Directions for using Overdrive:
Books are loaned for 14 days.
If you use the app on a phone or tablet, books automatically download to your device for offline reading or listening. Books do not download to a computer from the Sora website.
You can also search in our library catalog. Go to "search for a book" on the library homepage (the orange button) and search ebooks. Simply click on the web link to open it up and read it. Most will just open. If a Follett ebook asks you for a password, user ID is newpaltz and password is newpaltz
Remember to use your information literacy skills when dealing with stories about COVID-19. There is a lot of misinformation on social media about the virus. See the video below.
Stop by the library to check out our display - see what your teachers like to read.
This is a reminder that you should be wary of news that comes from social media. It is easy to manipulate images - see the two viral examples below (from News Literacy Project, https://newslit.org/educators/sift/). To verify news go to a trusted news source that follows journalistic procedures. Always question who is behind the information on Twitter or Instagram! And use Tiny Eye to do a reverse image search on a questionable image - find out where it really came from.
Directions: click the link below to evaluate this website. Would you use this site for research about the minimum wage? Why or why not?
All NPHS students and staff have FREE unlimited access to the New York Times. You can make an account and log in on as many devices as you want - phones, computers, iPads, etc.
Simply click the "Helpful Links" tab above and find NY Times Subscription. Follow the instructions and be sure to use your SCHOOL email. See Ms. Arkans with any questions or problems.
Ms. Arkans, Librarian
Ms. Bowers, Library Clerk
Mon - Friday, 7:40 - 3:30
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NPHS Library Mission:
Our mission is for all students to be effective, critical, ethical users and creators of ideas and information.