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Library Media Center Information

A.I. duPont High School Library serves the information needs and interests of our diverse learning community.

Hours: Monday - Friday from 7:00am - 3:00pm.
Extended hours Monday and Wednesday until 4:00pm.
Library Media Specialist: Suzanne D. Smith Contact: suzanne.smith@redclay.k12.de.us

Getting Started with Research --

Essential research tools: online encyclopedias, databases to access articles from magazines, journals, electronic books, and newspapers.

UD Lib/SEARCH Databases for Research

--online access at school to encyclopedias, databases, and e-books to begin research. Access from home with username and login. Check in the library for this information.

Public Library Magazine and Newspaper Databases

-- access online databases for use at home.You will need either a New Castle County Library or Wilmington Library card with PIN number

Online Catalogs for Resources

AIHS Online Catalog

-- check our holdings from school and home==

Delaware Library Catalog

-- check holdings of libraries state-wide, specific New Castle County libraries, Wilmington Institute Library, and more!

University of Delaware OPAC

-- check holdings of the University of Delaware libraries.----

Tools for Research Assistance:

A Guide to Writing Research Papers

-- from the Internet Public Library

CRLS Research Guide

-- the Tip Sheets are very helpful for source cards, narrowing focus, and note cards.

Creating a Thesis Statement* (courtesy of Purdue University)

The Owl at Purdue MLA Formatting and Style Guide

-- help with citations and formatting research papers using MLA format (Modern Language Association)

The Owl at Purdue: APA Formatting and Style Guide

--help with citations and formatting research papers using APA format (American Psychological Association)

Scholarly vs Popular : What's the Difference?====
--take this interactive quiz to learn the differences between popular magazines and scholarly journals

Online tools for help citing sources:

NEW!!! EasyBib -- sign up for an account to access the full array of EasyBib's tools. See Ms. Smith for info.

Makes creating your citations and using online notecards a breeze!

Research Pathfinders

-- a guide to print and online resources:
Current Events Mashup -- links to many online news services and sites.

Book Blog-- Join in the discussion about books at our new book blog. Students can comment anonymously (comments are moderated) or create a Google account. Take a look and blog on AIHS BookMarks.