Balboa High school

What Are Databases & Why You Need Them

 

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Wheeler Library Hours

Monday - Friday 

7:45 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Librarian Information:

Ms. Molly Lazarus MLIS

 Phone: 415-469-4098

Email: lazarusm@sfusd.edu

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Balboa Library Homepage

Balboa's Wheeler Library Catalog

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Click the icon above or Click HERE  to get to the Online Library Catalog.

SFUSD Subscription Databases

Click HERE for log-in access when you are not at school.

(You must be logged into you district Google account)

 

Britannica Online

Britannica Image Quest

Britannica Annals of American History

Britannica Spanish Reference Center

Gale Student Resources in Context

NoodleTools

SIRS Issue Researcher

TeachingBooks.com

NoodleTools

Click HERE to log-in to NoodleTools

Getting started with Noodle Tools

  • Log in to NoodleTools on the right side of the screen under Access via Google for Education 
  • Use your district email: @s.sfusd.edu for students or @sfusd.edu for teachers.
  • If this is your first time using NoodleTools, you may have to create an account.
  • Click “Create a New Project”, choose MLA and Junior or Advanced, and name your project appropriately for description.
  • Click on Bibliography, choose the type of citation, and fill in as much information as you can. Note that only boxes with an asterisk (*) are mandatory.
  • Click new under Notecards to take notes. Use all three sections of the notecard.
  • Organize your notecards into an outline from the Notecards tab.

Balboa Student & Staff Book Groups

Tuesday, February 6

The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

 

African American sixteen-year-old Starr Carter lives a life caught between her rough, predominantly black neighborhood and the predominantly white prep school she attends. This precarious balance is broken when Starr witnesses the shooting of her (unarmed) childhood friend Khalil by a police officer. Debut author Thomas is adept at capturing the voices of multiple characters in her powerful, in-your-face novel. (Horn Book Guide)

 

Graphic Novel Group: 

Date: Tuesday February 13

Black Bolt 1: Hard Times

by Saladin Ahmed and Christian Ward


The king of the Inhumans has been imprisoned! But where? Why has he been jailed? And who could be powerful enough to hold the uncanny Black Bolt? The answers will shock you - and Blackagar Boltagon as well! For if he is to learn the truth, he must first win a fight to the death against a fellow inmate: the Absorbing Man! As a prison revolt begins, Death's Head enters the fray - but is he there to help, or to hunt? And who - or what - is the warden of this strange place? Whatever it is, the Jailer knows only penance and fear. And soon, so will the Silent King!

 

TEA AND SNACKS PROVIDED.

BOOK GROUPS MEET AT LUNCH IN THE LIBRARY

ALL WELCOME!

How Reliable is a Website?

Use the CRAAP test!

 

Currency – is the information too old?

Relevance/coverage – does it tell you what    you need to know?

Authority – who is the source of the information?

Accuracy – is the information true and reliable?

Purpose/objectivity – why does this site exist? Could it be biased?

 

Credit: The CRAAP acronym is from Meriam Library at California State University Chico.