Southwestern  Schools Library

Home of the Piasa Birds

Technology Corner

Creative Commons -  convenient access to search services provided by other independent organizations

Paper Writing Tool great resource for typing papers with citations

Poster My Wall  - great for creating posters or school assignments

Research Help

This Gale Researching Database link has two research sites. "Student Resources in Context" now called "Gale in Context: High School" & "Kids InfoBits" now called "Gale in Context: Elementary" are made available to all for school research projects. The site also includes an EasyBib link for correctly citing sources and a link to the Library of Congress web page.  If you're using these sites from home, the password is piasabirds

Student Resources in Context           Gale in Context: Elementary 

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Google News Archive

Alphabetical listing of archived newspapers.

For Elementary Students

Math and Spelling Help    

Google for Kids

Whoos Reading - Reading & Writing Comprehension

Homework Help

Math Help via YouTube



Encyclopedia Britannica Online

Discovery Education                                                           

Reading Guidance

Dewey Decimal System

Non Fiction Reading - See Abdo link below

Library Links

Click on the icon to reach site.   Your library username and password is required. If you need your barcode and password, email Mrs. Albanese at

Internet Safety - for students 5-17

NetSmartz Kids Social Media & Internet Guides


   Internet Safety for Middle Schoolers

Cyberbulling - Please watch this video! 

Parent Tutorial

Homeworkaholic Online: