Library

The Fremont High School Library is a teaching library where traditional print materials merge with new media technology to provide students and staff access to reliable and accurate information resources to support learning.

Resources

Community & Open Ed. Resources

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Academic Guides & Resources

Study Guides and Strategies
Study guides available on several different topics and offered in over thirty different languages.

Study Skills and Strategies
The site contains helpful study skills and strategies links.

Proquest K-12 Homework Help
Resources to help with your homework needs.

ACT Test Prep and Sample Tests
Review the ACT test-taking tips and sample test questions.

SAT and Subject SAT Test Questions and Test Taking Tips
Information on the SAT, practice questions and test taking tips.

SAT Prep 
Over 3,000 multiple-choice questions divided into 21 groups. There is also a database browser to review and print the questions and the correct answers.

AP Test Taking Tips and Sample Questions
Another College Board website that includes test taking tips and sample questions for AP tests.

Sample Test Questions
Try out the sample tests for the ACT, SAT, and several AP tests.

Recommended Reading

Reading Rants! - Not your ordinary teen booklist.

Teens Point - A site of teen reviewed books, movies, music and more!

Teen Ink - Want to write your own reviews of books, movies, music, and more? Go to Teen Ink and read reviews by others and submit your own original work! 

No Flying, No Tights - A site that reviews graphic novels (i.e. comic books) 

American Library Association's Outstanding Books for the College-Bound.

Books for the Teen Age - Recommendations from the New York Public Library.

Teenreads.com - Reviews of newly released books for young adults.

And for teachers and parents: California Department of Education Recommended Literature (K-12). Search by title, author, grade level, genre, or book classification.
 

Looking for a book to read? Check out these sites!

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Research Resources

We have lots of research resources for you! If you need additional research help, contact a member of the FHS Library staff.

FHS Library Catalog: Follett Destiny

Use the FHS Library Catalog from any computer on or off campus. Sign in using your FUHSD username and password. You can view checkouts, fines, place holds, and renew books. For mobile, get the Destiny Discover app and login with those same credentials to do all of the above.

Databases Descriptions

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Academic Search Premier is a multidisciplinary academic resource designed to meet the extensive research needs of high school students enrolled in various advanced and college-prep courses. The database has more than 5,400 full-text academic journals and magazines, and over 592,000 photos, maps and flags.

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Britannica School works similarly to Wikipedia, but is considered a more trustworthy source. Britannica School also includes Merriam Webster's Collegiate Dictionary and Thesaurus, periodicals, atlas, world data, the Classics, biographies, news, multimedia, and more.

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Britannica Image Quest gives you access to more than two million rights-cleared images from over 50 of the best collections in the world, including: Getty Images, National Geographic Society, MedicalRF and many more.

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Each single-themed CQ Researcher weekly report offers in-depth, unbiased coverage of a pressing political or social issue such as health, social trends, criminal justice, international affairs, education, the environment, technology, and the economy. Archive coverage begins with 1923, making it a great way to research both current and historical topics.

Our library catalog is a database where students can find print and eBook resources from any computer. In addition, the companion Destiny Discover app allow students to check the catalog database from any device, view checkouts, renew books, and serves as an eReader for eBooks purchased by LHS librarians (including those located in Gale Virtual Reference Library).

A dedicated search interface for all of our EBSCO school databases. When you use Host, you have the option to search by topic or by alphabet, to select all databases or a select few. Our EBSCO school databases include access to high-quality articles licensed from reputable publishers.

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A dedicated search interface for all of our EBSCO school databases. When you use Explora, you are searching all of our EBSCO databases. Includes access to high-quality articles licensed from reputable publishers, easy-to-browse categories organized by popular topic to give students research ideas, topic overviews that provide students with a starting point for research, and more.

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Global Issues in Context offers international viewpoints on a broad spectrum of global issues, topics, and current events. Featured are hundreds of continuously updated issue and country portals that bring together a variety of specially selected, highly relevant sources for analysis of social, political, military, economic, environmental, health, and cultural issues.

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The History Reference Center features full text for more than 1,620 reference books, encyclopedias and non-fiction books from leading history publishers.The database also includes full text for more than 150 leading history periodicals and contains nearly 57,000 historical documents; more than 77,000 biographies of historical figures; more than 113,000 historical photos and maps; and more than 80 hours of historical video.

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JSTOR consists entirely of scholarly journal articles from titles in various disciplines including economics, history, political science, and sociology, business, education, law and psychology. Note: follow directions for creating an account in School Loop to access Lynbrook's subscription.

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JoVE, the Journal of Visualized experiments, is the world's first peer reviewed scientific video journal. Established in 2006, JoVE is devoted to publishing scientific research in a visual format to help researchers overcome two of the biggest challenges facing the scientific research community today: poor reproductability and the time and labor intensive nature of learning new experimental techniques.

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Literary Reference Center Plus features an expansive collection of author biographies, plot summaries and full-text essays from leading publishers. It also includes literary reference books and monographs, cover-to-cover full text for literary magazines and book reviews from the most prestigious publications. It offers poems from hundreds of sources, short stories, classic texts, author interviews and much more.

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MAS Ultra School Edition gives you access to hundreds of popular high school magazines including Bioscience, Careers & Colleges, Congressional Digest, Discover, National Review, New Republic, New Scientist, Popular Science, Scientific American, Smithsonian, World War II and many more. This database also provides full text for tens of thousands of biographies and primary source documents, hundreds of reference books (including the Columbia Encyclopedia and the CIA World Fact Book).

Newspaper Source provides cover-to-cover full text for more than 40 national (U.S.) and international newspapers. The database also contains selective full text for more than 330 regional (U.S.) newspapers. In addition, full-text television and radio news transcripts are provided from CBS News, CNN, CNN International, FOX News, and NPR.

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Points of View Reference Center is designed to provide students with a series of controversial essays that present multiple sides of a current issue. Also included are articles from periodicals, books, biographies, radio and television transcripts, primary source documents, images and videos.

Read It! was formerly called The English Language Learner Reference Center. It is a multi-purpose online information resource with materials designed to help ELLs conduct research, build background knowledge and develop study skills, as well as facilitating their future transition to non-ELL materials.

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The Science Reference Center contains full text science encyclopedias, reference books, periodicals, etc. Topics covered include: biology, chemistry, earth & space science, environmental science, health & medicine, history of science, life science, physics, science & society, science as inquiry, scientists, technology and wildlife.

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TOPICsearch is a current events database that contains full text for over 140,000 articles from nearly 260 diverse sources including international newspapers, EBSCO's collection of periodicals, biographies, public opinion polls, book reviews, pamphlets, and government information. Students can search this database to explore social, political & economic issues, scientific discoveries and other popular topics discussed in the news including controversial opinions and viewpoints.

EBOOK COLLECTION

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Designed specifically for high school students, this collection offers nearly 8,000 eBook titles that support a quality learning experience across all academic subject areas, from History, to Language & Literature, to Science & Technology. Content includes a selection of classic literary works, important historical documents and general reference materials.

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The Gale Virtual Reference Library is a database of encyclopedias and specialized reference sources for multidisciplinary research. This database also include the ASCD Professional Collection which consists of 56 ASCD Professional Development titles.

Magazines and Newspapers at FHS

Please visit the library to view the print copies of the San Jose Mercury News and a variety of educational and popular magazine titles.

We also subscribe to online versions of several titles:

New York Times (only available with campus Internet connection)


Library Staff

Dana Kuhlmann
Library Media Teacher
(408) 522-2493

Ruben Zamora
School Library Specialist
(408) 522-2437

Circulation Desk
(408) 522-2435

Hours

Monday through Thursday, 7:15 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Friday 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. 

Please note, the library may be closed on some Friday mornings for staff meetings. Check School Loop for updates.

Library Rules

Treat all people and the environment with respect – maintain an academic environment at all times. In an effort to do this please follow these guidelines:

1. Students will be asked to by staff to verify unscheduled blocks. 

2. Please use a quiet voice in the library. Your voice should not be heard past your table.

3. To preserve the environment, please eat all food and drink outside the library.

4. Keep library chairs in place at tables.  There are 4-chair tables and 6-chair tables.  That is the   maximum number of seats at one table. Standing or sitting around tables blocks pathways and is not permitted.  Sitting or standing in the library stacks also blocks walkways is not permitted.  

5. Play card or other games outside of the library.

6. Silence cellphones before entering the library. Step outside the library to take a phone call, play songs, or play videos.

Students violating any of the above may lose library privileges for the day or a more extended period of time. Serious or repeated violations will be handled by an Assistant Principal and will result in disciplinary action.

STUDENT USE OF MATERIALS

  • Students must check out materials with a library staff member before taking them from the building.
  • Materials are checked out for a two-week period, but may be renewed for more time.
  • Students will be charged the cost of replacing any lost or damaged materials.
  • Library copies of text books must be used in the library and are not available for check out.
  • Overdue or unreturned materials may cause a loss of check-out privileges.

Information for Staff

Policies & Procedures for Teachers

Last-minute reservations

Call the library or send a student down to check on availability.  If a class is not already in the library or lab, you are welcome to bring your class.

Materials for Teacher Use

Teachers may check out videos and books for extended periods of time for classroom and personal use.  There is no deadline on checkout unless another patron requests the material.  All materials are collected at the end of the school year for inventory purposes.

Sending a group to library during the class period

Individual students and small groups (2-5 students) can be sent to the library with a pass. The pass should have the full names of students and the teacher name (printed rather than signed so that we can read it). There should be times noted for when the students left the classroom and when they are expected to return.  Larger groups should be accompanied by the whole class and teacher.  Students may be sent back if we lack space or computers for them.

Supervision

Teachers are required to supervise their classes in the library.  Monitoring student computer and Internet use is part of teacher supervision.

Substitutes

Students tend not to stay on task in the library when supervised by a substitute.  Please do not schedule a library day when you know you will be absent, unless you have made prior arrangements with Dana Kuhlmann  to assist with the lesson.  For unexpected absences, please schedule an alternate activity in the classroom, if possible.

Substitutes should not send students to the library without prior authorization from library staff.

Teachers need to be familiar with the library and computer lab as to better assist the students needing help. We will be happy to walk you through the basics of the library and use of the computer resources.

Please advise your students to save their work in their School Loop Lockers or they could email it to themselves. Another alternative is that students can save their work to a usb. Please discourage students from using their network student folders to save their work, as it may not be there the next time they use those computers.

Teachers should avoid sending their class to the library with a substitute when they are absent. If this is unavoidable, please have a solid lesson plan provided to use in advance.

The comfortable chairs in the library are not recommended for use by classes trying to work on a lesson. If a teacher feels that the students should be able to use them, please know that they are in a "quiet" area.

Any printing done by the students is only at the teacher's discretion. The teacher will be responsible for over printing and unclaimed prints. Please inform your students of the print procedures prior to using the computer lab.

Additionally, there is an area set aside for staff use where professional materials are located. In the catalog professional materials are indicated by the prefix "PRO" in the call number. There also collections of educational journals and some general reference works in the professional collection.                

 

Library and Computer Lab Signups

Please note that the Library and Computer Lab Signup is a shared document. Any changes you make are seen immediately by ALL users. In order to make online sign-ups work successfully, please follow these rules:

  • Add your information in the empty boxes only – please do not alter any other box or sign-up in purple sections marked with an “X."
  • Please do not change the formatting, fonts, colors, etc. on any of the sign-up pages.
  •  Generally you should only be using an area for half a block (45 minutes) and signing up for no more than three (3) consecutive days. If for some reason you require more time, please discuss it with Dana Kuhlmann or Ruben Zamora in advance.
  • Since these documents are easily accessible to all, please sign-up your classes only. Do not sign-up for another teacher.
  • Do not let students sign-up for you.  
  • Do not share or copy any of the documents.
  • If you need help from Dana Kuhlmann for your lesson or support in the library, please contact her by email or phone to indicate what help is needed and/or to set up a time to discuss the assignment.  Attaching a copy of your lesson plan or assignment to your email is always helpful.
  • Please avoid signing up for the Library if you will be absent and a substitute will be supervising your class. If this is unavoidable, please have a solid lesson plan provided to use in advance and let either Dana Kuhlmann or Ruben Zamora know.
  • If a substitute is supervising your class, you shouldn’t be signing up to use Room 128, as no one is there to assist on a regular basis if any problems arise.
  • Please read the above Library Policies and Procedures before bringing your class to the Library.
  • Please make sure you are familiar with the Computer Labs before you and your class use them.
  • Contact Dana Kuhlmann or Ruben Zamora ASAP if you have any questions or need help with the sign-up sheets.

Library Sign Up Sheet (LINK)

When you sign-up for the first time, you will be prompted to change your password, which we recommend you do immediately. For logging in and password issues, please email Dana Kuhlmann.