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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.

Research Resources

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

Destiny Catalog

Download Books & Online Resources with the SCCLibrary!

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At FHS, we use Destiny Discover by Follett to store our library catalog. 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.

We also use OverDrive's Sora app for eBook and audiobooks. You may use the FHS Overdrive account from school or home, from a web browser or on a mobile device.

Databases Descriptions

Passwords for offsite use

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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.

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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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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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.

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 FHS Library for a vairety or weekly or monthly publications.  

We also subscribe to the New York Times (only available with campus Internet connection) online.  

Browse current events by topics and get links to a variety of news sources.

National and International Newspapers

Evaluating Sources

Library Resources from your Library Media Teaching Team

Resources

Academic Guides & Resources

Country Research
The document above is a link to resources if you are in a Spanish 3 Class at FHS and are resarching countries.

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.

Community & Open Ed. Resources

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

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We don't have a book you are looking for? Request it here!

Recommended Reading

Good Reads- Read other users reviews of books across all ages and genres.  

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.
 

MLA Resources

Google Doc Template for MLA Format
1. Login to your school Google account.
2. Open linked document above.
3. Go to File menu > Make a copy.
4. Edit your own copy of the doc for an MLA formatted paper.

MLA Template for Word

See MLA Format link below for how-to videos and more instructions.

  • Use the MLA Template  It should help guide you through the basics.
  • Looking for a deeper dive into citing sources?  Purdue University's Online Writing Lab (OWL) is an excellent resource!  Easy to search, easy to use, researchers use OWL because it offers extensive instructions & samples for ALL formats you might need to use at LHS: MLA, APA, & Chicago.

Homestead English Foundations Packet

MLA Checklist: Citing Your Sources

MLA Citation Presentation

MLA Formatting and Style Guide

Online Writing Lab at Purdue University

For funPick a Puppy And We'll Guess What MLA Guideline You Always Forget

Research Projects

Below are links to specific tabs in the Senior Research Project website. Please log in to your FUHSD account before using the links. Access to website and link are only for FUHSD students.

Teen Publication Opportunities

Submit a book review or literature-related post to the HHS library blog
Want a larger audience? Try these print and online publications for teen writing.

Teen Ink and their listing of outside pubs

Canvas teen literary magazine

Cicada magazine

Young Authors guide from NewPages

The Telling Room contest/prize list

Scholastic writing competitions

Library Staff

Dana Kuhlmann
Library Media Teacher
(408) 522-2493

Ruben Zamora
School Library Specialist
(408) 522-2437

Circulation Desk
(408) 522-2435

Need Help?

Hours

Monday 7:15 a.m. to 5 p.m

Tuesday 7:15 a.m. to 5 p.m

Wednesday 7:15 a.m. to 5 p.m

Thursday 7:15 a.m. to 5 p.m

Friday  7:15 a.m. to 3:30 p.m

Library Closed

Please note, the library may be closed on some Friday mornings for staff meetings. Please check the News for more up to date information.  Currently scheduled closures are below:

  • April 5 closed from 7:15 to 9 a.m. 
  • April 9 to the 12: the Library will be closed for CAASPP and CAST Testing
  • May 7 and 8: the Library will be closed for AP testing
  • May 17: closed from 7:15 to 9 a.m.

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.

Flex Policy

  • Flex is required academic time. Access to the library is by appointment only.
  • Students using school desktops in the library during tutorial are expected to do academic work.
  • All electronic devices, personal or school, will be used for educational purposes only.  If a student is misusing a device the device will be taken by staff and may be given back at the end of Flex time.  If a device is taken more than once it will be given to the Climate Office.  
  • Use a quiet voice in the Library, If you are working on a group assignment, your voice should not be heard past your table.
  • Keep Library chairs in place at tables.  There are 4-chari tables and 6- chair tables.  That is the maximum number of seats at one table.
  • If space is limited, you may be instructed to find another study location. (Room 76 has a computer lab open during Tutorial.)
  • Use time in the library productively.  Students not using Flex time appropriately will be asked to leave or denied entry.  

Students For Success Policy

  • SFS is in the Library Mondays-Thursdays from 3:30pm-5pm.   
  • Student tutors are available - subjects will vary. 

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.  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 compose work in their school Google Drive or they could email it to themselves. 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.

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.  
  • 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.
  • 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

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.

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