Calendar & Category Legend:
BEHS Media Center Calendar
- Computer Lab
- Reference Tables
- Reference Computers
- Conference Room
- To a Class / Meeting
- Ref Comps & Ref Tables
A database is an organized, computerized collection of information that can be searched, sorted and analyzed rapidly. The Bristol Public School System purchases many databases to support the Bristol curriculum and student research. The databases provided to students at Bristol Eastern High School are listed below.
Tip: Hold your mouse over each link to learn more about that database!
passwords available for BEHS faculty and students here (see Mrs. Kenney for more information)
Online versions of books from the following series available:
|Critical Insights: Authors
||50 States||Great Events from History
|Critical Insights: Works
||Decades||Great Lives from History
page supervised by Janet Kenney
What are your hours?
Mon. - Thur. 6:30AM - 2:30PM
Fri. 6:30AM - 2:05 PM
- Fiction books are located on the courtside side of the media center. They are arranged alphabetically by the author’s last name. Look for the signs located at the end of the bookshelves.
- Graphic Novels are located on either side of the soft seating area next to the librarian's desk. They are alphabetized by series name (e.g. Spiderman books are under S).
- Non-fiction and most reference books are located on the outside wall of the library media center. They are arranged by subject according to the Dewey Decimal System. Look for the call numbers listed in Destiny and then use the signs located at the end of the bookshelves to locate the book. Reference books may circulate overnight, and photocopying of limited pages is available.
You may keep a book for three weeks and renew it unless special arrangements have been made by your teacher to extend the circulation period. Reference books are available for overnight checkouts only. Fines for overdue books are charged at the rate of 5 cents a day.May I use the Internet?
Students who agree to follow the Bristol Board of Education Acceptable Use Policy may use the Internet for school projects, before, during and after school. The computers are to be used for educational purposes only.May I use the library media center during study hall time?
Yes, students may use the library media center during study halls to study, read, do homework, and research. You must have a library media center pass to enter. The passes can be picked up in the library each morning before school. If you have a library study hall pass, bypass your study hall and come directly to the library during for that block. All students NOT in a scheduled class should sign-in at the desk.
May I use the library media center during lunch?
Yes, students may use the library media center during lunch to study, read, do homework, and research. Please enter on the main office side of the library media center. All students NOT in a scheduled class should sign-in at the desk.
Yes. Please check with the media center staff before you use the copier. Copying is limited to educational use only and multiple copies must be done at other locations.
Not all internet sites are reliable or accurate. Some sites have been created by people who have no accountability, some by people who have a clear bias, even some by very young students. On the web, anyone can publish information. Therefore, it is important to think critically about the web sites that you locate in your research. Listed below are some questions to ask as you evaluate the site and a reminder to be a responsible user of the Internet.
- When was the information created? Revised?
- Is the topic something that currency is important for?
- Science, Tech and Health information should be <3 year="" old="" span="">
- You can be more flexible with historical, literary, or biographical information
- Is the information clearly written, free of errors (spelling, grammar)?
- Can you tell where the author got his/her information? (sources, links, notes?)
- Does the information have depth? or is it merely superficial?
- To the best of your knowledge, is the information ACCURATE (correct)?
- Who wrote the information?
- Companies can be authors, like “National Geographic”
- Is the author an expert in the subject they are writing about?
- Is there an email address to contact the author?
- webmaster ≠ author
- What is the point of the source?
- Do they make or sell something?
- Is it a personal page?
- An educational or government page?
- Does it use emotional language?
- Are both sides of the subject offered?
Special Note: Internet Ethics
Have you cited all information that you got from the site?
Did you give credit to the authors or organizations who published the site?
Did you request permission to link someone else's site to your own?
Every Tuesday, I'll be uploading a technology tip or trick for the Bristol Eastern High School Community into this playlist.
Do you have a technology question? A topic you'd like to see covered? Please submit suggestions for future videos by filling out this form.
The preferred tool for citing sources at the BE Library is NoodleTools!
Don't accept the automatic citations made for you at other sites--they are often incorrect!
Janet Kenney, Library Media Specialist
Wendy Newman, Library Assistant