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Stay informed and up-to-date with current, accurate and authoritative information on Coronavirus from these sources:

Lancaster County Health Department

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

World Health Organization (WHO)

National Library of Medicine

Free eBooks and audioBooks:

Audible – Amazon’s audioBook library is allowing  FREE access while schools are closed.

BookBoon – Skills-based eBooks that are FREE for students!

Teen Book Club – This is a great resource for accessing your Lit Class novels in adapted formats.  You can read, listen, or read AND listen to books at the same time!

Open Libraries – A collaborative project with Internet Archive, this resource provides online access to Four Million Books.  Free access to Four Million Books. 

Experience Global Culture From Home:

Tour a Museum – These museums are offering free virtual tours!

Watch a Musical

Listen to a symphony or opera

Take an Art Class

Visit a Zoo

Omaha Henry Doorly Zoo

Monterey Bay Aquarium

San Diego Zoo

Shedd Aquarium

Smithsonian National Zoo

Internet Archive – This virtual library provides “universal access to all knowledge”.  Books, magazines, movies, music, television, software, artwork, virtually everything.

Open Libraries – A collaborative project with Internet Archive, this resource provides online access to Four Million Books.  Free access to Four Million Books.

Gale In Context – Use this database to find authoritative information on current events.  Browse more than 1,000 subjects to find a great research topic.  You can use this resource to find primary sources, articles, videos, charts, images and links to additional resources on your topic.

JSTOR – This is your source for full-text primary sources, journal articles, art, news, and thousands of free e-books.

World Book Online – This venerable reference resource is more than just an encyclopedia, it is also a source for e-books, timelines, news, multimedia and integrated learning materials. 

Khan Academy – Study for your ACT, SAT or AP exams.  Get extra help in Math, Science, Reading, Art, Social Studies, Computer, Economics and Life Skills. 

TED Talks – Take a break from YouTube and browse these “ideas worth spreading”.  With more than 3,300 talks from Pope Francis to Elon Musk, you will find something inspiring and worth the 18 minutes of your time.

Smithsonian Learning Lab – Visit the world’s largest museum from home.  Find art, artifacts, photos, recordings, specimens and texts. 

Social Issues Resource Series (SIRS)
Articles from newspapers, magazines, professional journals, government documents.  Subjects limited to “social issues”, such as education, ethics, religion, work, consumerism, death and dying, pollution, crime, ethnic groups, etc.  May be accessed at Pius X High School and Lincoln City Libraries.

ProQuest eLibrary
Offers more than 2,000 full-text sources, with improved functionality, and a fun and easy-to-use search interface. Includes magazines, newspapers, books, television/radio transcripts, maps, pictures, and audio/video clips.

NebraskAccess
A service from the Nebraska Library Commission, provides several databases including: Biographies, Nebraska Memories, Fiction Connections.  Other databases available include resources for magazines, genealogy, business information and web sites recommended by librarians.

Free and Open Access Databases

Gale In Context – Use this database to find authoritative information on current events.  Browse more than 1,004 subjects to find a great research topic.  You can use this resource to find primary sources, articles, videos, charts, images and links to additional resources on your topic.

JSTORE – This is your source for full-text primary sources, journal articles, art, news, and thousands of free e-books.

ERIC The Education Resources Information Center is a database for finding information and resources in the field of education. 

Wall Street Journal

New York Times Upfront

Lincoln Journal-Star

Omaha World-Herald

erin willis school librarianLibrarian: Erin Willis

Hours
Monday:
8:40 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Tuesday – Friday: 7:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Location: In the basement, accessible through the main hallway just past the front office, or from the basement study hall area.

Library Collection Policy

Px Libris: Pius X Library Club

Upcoming Meeting Dates

Stay tuned…   I hope we’ll have a chance to meet again before the end of the year!  Keep reading!

Reading Now:

On Beauty by Zadie Smith

Before We Were Yours by Lisa Wingate

Reading Next:

Again, but Better by Christin Riccio

How to Speak Boy by Tiana Smith

Just Finished:

A Very Large Expanse of Sea by Tahereh Mafi

Dune by Frank Herbert

Find these new titles in the Pius X Library

I Love You So Mochi by Sarah Kuhn

A Question of Holmes by Brittany Cavallaro

Two Can Keep a Secret by Karen McManus

Famous in a Small Town by Emma Mills

Broken Throne by Victoria Aveyard

Pius X Students Recommend

Stalking Jack the Ripper
by Kerri Maniscalco

Recommended by Sophomore Hannah Regnier    -“It’s good, just read it!”

My Lady Jane
by Brodi Ashton, Cynthia Hand and Jodi Meadows

Recommended by Junior Juliana Koperski

Jane Eyre
by Charlotte Bronte

Recommended by Senior Laura Konz – “Jane Eyre is a CLASSIC.  The book is dark and mysterious and full of twists and turns and surprises that blow your mind.  If you want a book that will make you think and feel, Jane Eyre is the book for you!”

Six of Crows
(Crooked Kingdom duology)
by Leigh Bardugo

Recommended by Sophomore Cadence Watson – “Just read it.”

One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest
by Ken Kesey

Recommended by Senior Grace Regnier

The Rave Cycle series
by Maggie Stiefvater

Recommended by Senior Sara Ojut -“A great series with magic and a strong fantasy element.  I love this series because of the great group of main characters.  It is also very interesting because of the knowledge of Welsh mythology.  It has constant plot twists and keeps you on your toes.”

The Sun is Also a Star
by Nicola Yoon

Recommended by many students.

 

One of Us is Lying by Karen McManus

The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

Scythe by Neal Shusterman

Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver

A Very Large Expanse of Sea by Tahereh Mafi

The Sun is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon