Balboa High school

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What Are Databases & Why You Need Them

 

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

How to Avoid Plagiarism 

Check out this amazing prezi by Joe Hardenbrook of the Univ. of Wisc. 

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.

NoodleTools

Students: Click HERE to log-in to NoodleTools.

Teachers: Click HERE to log-in to NoodleTools

Getting started with Noodle Tools

  • Log in to NoodleTools with your Google Apps account: @s.sfusd.edu for students or @sfusd.edu for teachers.
  • 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.

Vote for your Favorite YA Book for the California Young Reader Medal

Balboa Student & Staff Book Groups

Regular Book Group: 

Tuesday, May 2nd

THE SUN IS ALSO A STAR by Nicola Yoon

Spend a day with Natasha, whose family is living in NYC illegally, and Daniel, the son of Korean American shop owners. Natasha is trying to prevent her family's deportation to Jamaica and Daniel is interviewing with a Yale alumni. She is into science, and he is a romantic. See what a difference a day can make.

 

Graphic Novel Group: 

Tuesday, April 18th

Angelica Sticks: Folk Hero by Michael Deforge

Sticks Angelica is, in her own words, "49 years old. Former: Olympian, poet, scholar, sculptor, minister, activist, Governor General, entrepreneur, line cook, headmistress, Mountie, columnist, libertarian, cellist." After a high-profile family scandal, Sticks escapes to the woods to live in what would be relative isolation were it not for the many animals that surround and inevitably annoy her. 

TEA AND SNACKS PROVIDED.

BOOK GROUPS MEET AT LUNCH IN THE LIBRARY

FEEL FREE TO BRING YOUR LUNCH.

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.