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EBSCO Consumer Health Complete

posted Jan 19, 2017, 7:55 AM by Central Library   [ updated Jan 19, 2017, 7:56 AM ]

Consumer Health Complete

Announcement from EBSCO...

New teen health content added with more coming soon

To meet the information needs of parents and teens, Consumer Health Complete has added nearly 100 new proprietary articles containing reliable information on the topics teens and their parents care about.

Written by subject-matter experts, the “TeenTalk” articles help young people better understand the health- and safety-related issues facing them, while the “How to Talk with Teens About…” articles guide their parents in starting important conversations. The content can also support middle school and high school health curricula.

Topics include:

  • Alcohol
  • College rejection
  • Cyberbullying
  • Distracted driving
  • Divorce
  • Eating disorders
  • Emotional abuse
  • Food allergies
  • Pregnancy
  • Social media safety
  • Smoking
  • and many more

Coming Soon! 
Consumer Health Complete will add nearly 400 new articles covering topics related to digital citizenship, life skills, sexual health, social well-being, sustainability and green living, and teen health and wellness.

Visit EBSCO Help for FAQs, a user guide and tutorial on Consumer Health Complete.

Book Donations from Barnes & Noble

posted Jan 13, 2017, 6:21 AM by Central Library   [ updated Jan 13, 2017, 6:21 AM ]

How to see what Titles are available in Ebsco

posted Jan 10, 2017, 8:09 AM by Central Library   [ updated Jan 10, 2017, 8:17 AM ]

Within Ebsco, click on Publications to see a title list and/or to search for a specific title.
For example, in History Reference Center, see screen shot below.

Happy Winter Vacation! (Dec 24 - Jan 2)

posted Dec 21, 2016, 6:24 AM by Central Library   [ updated Dec 22, 2016, 4:26 AM ]

Use a Chromebook for a Mod!

posted Nov 22, 2016, 7:16 AM by Central Library   [ updated Nov 22, 2016, 7:22 AM ]

If there are no Library computers available,

use  a  Chromebook  for  a  Mod!


Students may

check out a Chromebook,

for use in the library, during the mod.


The Chromebook will be checked out to you,

at the Circulation Desk, and

must be returned to a librarian

to be checked back in,

before the end of the Mod.

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Library Open Before School @ 7:00am

posted Nov 21, 2016, 4:45 AM by Central Library   [ updated Nov 21, 2016, 4:45 AM ]

Once again, the Library is open before school from 7:00am every school day morning.

'Library Resources' via an Aspen Page

posted Nov 9, 2016, 5:37 AM by Central Library   [ updated Nov 9, 2016, 5:57 AM ]

Aspen Pages can help all members of a school community easily share information and ideas. Pages in Aspen are web pages that are set up at the classroom or group level and are accessible via Aspen's Pages tab as shown below.

The Library has set up an Aspen Page to allow easy access to passwords for Central’s digital resources.  Please log in to your Aspen student/parent/teacher account and check out the library resources page!


Literary Reference Center Plus

posted Oct 27, 2016, 9:48 AM by Central Library   [ updated Oct 27, 2016, 9:57 AM ]

LRC Plus

This year at Central we were able to upgrade our Literary Reference Center to the Plus version.   Literary Reference Center Plus™ Plus is described by Ebsco as a full-text database providing a broad spectrum of research information on thousands of authors and their works across literary disciplines and timeframes. Literary Reference Center Plus contains the following content and more: 

  • More than 36,000 plot summaries, synopses and work overviews
  • More than 107,000 articles/essays of literary criticism
  • Nearly 260,000 author biographies

  • More than 750 literary journals — including AGNI, Black Warrior Review, Five Points, Paris Review, River Teeth, Subtropics and Witness — featuring thousands of essays, fiction and poetry
  • More than 2,600 reference books
  • More than 900,000 book reviews
  • More than 130,000 classic and contemporary poems
  • Nearly 32,000 classic and contemporary short stories
  • More than 10,000 author interviews
  • More than 7,000 classic novels
  • Hundreds of critical essays about popular young adult novels
  • More than 130 unique Critical Insights volumes


Summer Reading Books from NEHS and B&N

posted Oct 17, 2016, 9:46 AM by Central Library   [ updated Oct 18, 2016, 5:46 AM ]

Last year, the Grace Metalious Chapter of the National English Honor Society at Central High School presented a check for $352.00 to the McIninch Library Media Center.  This Fall, the Library has spent that money to purchase books on Central’s summer reading list from the English Department.

The McIninch Library Media Center again thanks the National English Honor Society for its efforts and kind donation.  These new books (shown below) add to the library's collection and supplements Central’s English curriculum summer reading material for all academic levels: Level 1, Level 2, Level 3, and Level 4 and AP classes.

Special thanks go out to Nathan D. Robbins, Community Business Development Manager at Barnes & Noble Manchester on South Willow Street.  He went above and beyond helping us to place the order and then he even hand delivered our book order to the Library.  Thanks again, Nathan and Barnes & Noble!

books from NEHS donation

School Calendar (2016-2017)

posted Oct 12, 2016, 8:08 AM by Central Library   [ updated Oct 12, 2016, 8:08 AM ]

District Calendar

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