The library will be open during summer school (June 12 to June 30) Monday to Friday, 8:30 to 12:30.
If you wish to download e-books and audiobooks during summer vacation from Overdrive, our digital library, please make sure to get your library ID number from the librarians before you leave. Simply visit us or e-mail the librarian.Happy reading!
BrainPop: Short movies on all kind of subjects (elementary, middle school and EAL)
Questia School Library: E-books, magazines and journals
JSTOR: Abstracts, e-books and journals
Learn360: (Infobase): K-12 educational videos
The Day: News, articles and videos about current affairs
First, brainstorm synonyms and related terms to get KEYWORDS.
1- Advanced search
Use the advanced search to get recently updated sites, certain type of sites (edu., org., gov.), numeric range etc…
2 - Google Scholar
Will give you scholarly literature (with their MLA citation) across many disciplines and sources, including theses, books, abstracts and articles.
3 - Boolean operators and limiters
Operators: OR, AND, NOT are easy to use to narrow your search and get less and better results.
- Look for exact phrase: Quotes (“ “) Ex.: "Tokaido Shinkansen"
- Include similar words (synonyms): Tilde sign (~)
- Ranges and dates: Separate numbers by two periods (with no spaces)
- Limit to certain type of site: site:edu. or site:directory
Country domains: You will obtain very different results depending on the country your are searching.
Check this article for more research tips.
These books lists have been created by your English teachers and your librarian for the Seisen Summer Reading Program.
You should read at least two books during the summer: one from this list or from the Sakura Medal Program and one of your choice.
Please fill out the reading chart for both books.
Choose one entertaining book and one book that is challenging to you. Think about trying a new genre. In any cases, any book by these authors is acceptable. Please check with your librarian. Most classic novels are available as ebook.
WHAT IS THE SAKURA MEDAL AWARD?
Sakura Medal is a book award program in international schools across Japan that encourages students to read recently published books of literary quality from around the world. There are several categories, each with 25 nominated books.
The winning author receives the Sakura Medal and a diploma containing a certificate and a piece of original art.
HOW DO STUDENTS PARTICIPATE?
Students who read four books (three for High School ) from a list of shortlisted novels are eligible to vote for their favorite at the end of the school year. Votes are then tallied across all participating schools, and the winning author in each category receives a Medal.There is a student art competition for the diploma design.
Middle School Category: Rule of three, by Eric Walter and Echo, by PAm munoz Ryan
High School Category: Six of crows by Leigh Bardugo
Previous winners, reviews and more about the program