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Library

 

DeSoto Central High School
Library
 
Contact: Steven Baird 

 536-3612 ext 115                                      steven.baird@dcsms.org
 
Welcome to the DeSoto Central High School Library!

The goal of the DCHS library is to provide students, faculty, and parents with an accessible and inviting center to promote the use of print and electronic media.

Mr. Baird, your librarian, graduated from the University of Mississippi with a B.A. in English. He served as an English teacher in DeSoto County for 13 years before transitioning to the library for the last 10 years. He is the author of two novels and regularly provides lectures and demonstrations on mediveal armor and weapons. He also has a tendancy to refer to himself in the third person when writing website autobiographies. 

   
  


  Daily Library Hours
  8:00 - 3:30
  Open Student Times
 8:00 - 8:25  Students may visit the libray to check out books, complete research, or work on papers during these times without a note from a teacher.
During your scheduled lunch
Before late arrival or during work release

 

Library Rules

Students may-

  • Check out 2 library books at a time

  • Print papers saved to thumb drives or their email

  • Conduct internet research
    on class assignments

  • Submit their work to Mr. Baird for a quick content evaluation

Students may not-

  • Bring food or drink into the library

  • Bring cell phones or other electronics into the libary without first checking with Mr. Baird

  • Use any computer without having it assigned by Mr. Baird

  • Engage in disruptive behavior

 


 

Useful Internet Resources for Students and Teachers
   
 
EBooks


Project Gutenberg offers over 53,000 free ebooks for download or online reading.

 

 

English

 Magnolia Database

A compilation of data bases containing resource material useful for writing research papers.

 The Odyssey An easier way to understand the Odyssey.

Citation Machine
Easy tool used to create bibliographic citations.
 WorksCited4u The MLA Bibliography Composer.
 
Literary Criticisms

This is to be used as a study resource for literature.
 

 

History

World Factbook

 

Facts and information on nations around the globe
 

 

Science

World Biomes Covers 5 of the major world biomes
National Geographic  Science in worldwide cultures.
Science Daily Current articles on scientific studies/discoveries
WebMd Medical site addressing common questions/subjects

Science News
 Up to date science containing articles

 

Scientific article summary sites


Find Articles Science Magazine Magazine Portal Library of Congress

 

 

Teacher Professional Development

Munis Self Service
DeSoto County Central Office website offering C.E.U. classes.

 

The library also offers professional development magazines
via subscriptions.
Education Weekly Teacher Librarian Instructor School Library Journal