||EBSCOhost Research Databases
|Explora from EBSCO|
|Gale Opposing Viewpoints In Context|
Intro to one method for evaluating the utility of an information source
Developing a research topic, question and search strategy
Choosing and Using Keywords
Developing and using database search terms
(from the Pfau Library at CSUSB)
Brief explanation of when and how to cite sources using MLA format
Choosing and Using Databases
Efficiently locate and use credible sources through a database
Selecting Appropriate Sources
Identifying the best sources for your information need
In order to provide a environment that is academic, welcoming and accessible to all, the Homestead Library expects all patrons to:
Respect the library environment student Use of Technology
- Leave chairs and tables where they are
- Finish all food and drink before entering the library (capped water is OK)
- Find a seat while in the library
- Respect quiet study areas and class use
- Use a low voice when speaking to avoid disturbing others
- Take phone conversations outside
- Return or replace materials so that others may find and use them
- Share resources (like computers and bandwidth) equitably
- Use time in the library productively
- Take time to learn and be challenged
Free Periods and Tutorial
- Scheduled classes have priority in the library. The library is limited to quiet study when classes are in session. Check the whiteboard at the front for class reservations.
- Tutorial is required academic time. Access to the library is first-come, first-served or by pass from a teacher. There are no phones in the library during tutorial.
Student Use of Materials
- Students may borrow books and videos from the library using their Homestead ID card.
- Books are checked out for a three-week period, and may be renewed as long as they are not requested by other patrons. Other materials are checked out for shorter periods and may also be renewed.
student Use of Computers
- Students are expected to adhere to the FUHSD Technology Use Policy while using campus technology, and are bound by the district’s Acceptable Use Policy, signed by all students upon enrolling.
- All students receive an FUHSD G Suite for Education (Google) account, which provides email, cloud storage and Google Apps for Education. Students should save all work to their Google Drive.
- Students may print 50 free pages per semester. Ask at the circulation desk if you require additional print pages beyond 50.
Request help with research, technology, finding and using resources, citing sources, borrowing the perfect book or any other questions you may have! (FUHSD students/staff only)
- Book Recommendations
- Looking for a book to read? Check out these sites!
- Community & Open Ed. Resources
- Student Publication Opportunities
Teen Ink and their listing of outside pubs
Canvas teen literary magazine
Young Authors guide from NewPages
The Telling Room contest/prize list
Scholastic writing competitions
The book Tone Deaf by Olivia Rivers is about a girl named Ali who has a abusive father, and her attempt at running away. She meets a band member named Jace and they fall in love and realize how similar they are.