Welcome to the FHS Library
Library Hours: 7:40 a.m. - 3:10 p.m. Longer hours are available by appointment.
Ms. Molly Peterson, Librarian - firstname.lastname@example.orgMs. Melanie McKinzey, Librarian - email@example.comPhone: (251) 928-8309 Ext.29017
The FHS library is a learning lab with the goal of supporting the curriculum needs of students and teachers as well as promoting reading for pleasure.
Special emphasis is placed on research skills. Lessons developed are based on collaboration with classroom teachers. Topics include Alabama Virtual Library, databases versus websites, citing resources, web page evaluation, copyright, smart searching, credible and reliable sources on the Internet, plagiarism, easy online citing of sources, saving documents safely, using the online card catalog, locating print resources, and utilizing the reference materials.Reading is promoted through book talks, the New Books Shelf, the magazine collection, contests, and displays. Approximately 4,000 of the titles in the collection of 14,000 items are novels. Collection development is influenced by student requests, teacher requests, curriculum alignment, collection needs, and new release recommendations.
Links of Interest
Books and materials owned by Fairhope High School Library. Line available from campus computers only.
Use the Alabama Virtual Library to access dozens of high quality academic databases.Fairhope PUBLIC Library
Consult Homework Alabama after school hours if you need help with homework.
Our school subscribes to Turnitin.com to check student papers for originality. Access the site with your login information.
Encyclopedia of Alabama
Includes info on Alabama agriculture, arts and literature, business and industry, education, folk life, geography and environment.
Mrs. Burt's Class Resources
Infotopia Sites on the Holocaust
Check out Infotopia's websites for Holocaust topics.http://www.infotopia.info/holocaust.htmlMr. Watson's Class Resources
Literature Resources from Gale (in AVL)
Literary Reference Center
Check out these links for literary criticisms and research on literature topics.
A database of 25,000 people - past and present
Eric Weisstein's World of Scientific Biography
Biographies of noteworthy people in physics, astronomy, chemistry, and math
Meet Amazing Americans
"Discover the inventors, politicians, performers, activists and other everyday people who made this country what it is today."
Bureau of Labor Statistics
You'll need this activation code: N3384334XKB
You'll also need your 10-digit state ID. This can be found in iNow.
OSLIS (Oregon School Library Information Center)
Great website for citing sources! Select the template that corresponds to the source, fill it in, save, and transfer to your Word document!
MLA Handbook 7th Edition
This site is accessible to anyone who purchases the MLA Handbook. MLA 7th edition is the writing guide and citation style used at Fairhope High School.
Infotopia Sources for Citations
Check this link out for citation sites.
OWL: Purdue University's Online Writing Lab
This is an interactive Web tool designed to assist in modeling the proper use of information property. 1. Click the type of resource you wish to cite, 2. Fill out Web form with information from your resource, 3. Click Make Citations and use the MLA citation style.
Creative Commons will explain copyright as it relates to Creative Commons copyright. Watch "Wanna Work Together?" Then explore the site for more helpful information.
Copyright Friendly Wikispaces
This site will offer some copyright friendly resources for education. Remember to cite sources out of respect and to avoid plagiarism.
Joyce Valenza's Library Guides on Copyright-Free Resources and Fair Use
Joyce Valenza is a respected, professional teacher-librarian, a technology writer, and a blogger. You can depend on her resources to be of high quality, user-friendly, and appropriate for education.
Internet Public Library: Information You Can Trust
ipl2 is a public service organization and a learning/teaching environment. To date, thousands of students and volunteer library and information science professionals have been involved in answering reference questions for our Ask an ipl2 Librarian service and in designing, building, creating and maintaining the ipl2's collections.*
*From ipl2 website
A+ Research and Writing
Need to write a research paper? Check out this site for help on the research process.