Library

Library

Overview:

The technological landscape of our culture is constantly changing, and at Mount de Sales we want to promote thoughtful implementation of various technologies into the curriculum in order to enhance the educational experience of our students.  Our strategic plan is based on the principle that technology should be integrated into every academic subject and function as a support to authentic teaching and learning. Every classroom has LCD projectors and computers that are fully connected to the school’s network resources and to the internet. Grades, assignments, and resources are accessible to students and their parents in a secure, managed website that also allows for collaborative online discussions, homework submission, and assessments. Additional technology resources such as digital multimedia (audio and video), visual support materials and software geared to individual curriculum needs are also available to teachers to support student learning.  Two computer labs and a media resource center are available for individual and class projects.

Yet technology skills are not acquired in a vacuum.  At Mount de Sales, we want our students to be creative communicators, collaborators, and innovators who are prepared both for the current and the expanding digital society.  We want students who will be critical users of technology resources, not consumers only.  In other words, we encourage students to bring the witness of their faith and a true understanding of the human person to the world in which we live.

Padre Pio Library

In accordance with the philosophy of Mount de Sales Academy, the library media center is dedicated to providing an outstanding educational experience for its students and to maintaining its tradition of instructional excellence.

The library media center is committed to helping develop lifelong learners, independent thinkers, and responsible citizens.

Hours:

M - F:  7:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Virtual Reference Desk

Databases:
The Padre Pio Library at Mount de Sales Academy subscribes to numerous databases that are accessible to students at school and from home.  These electronic resources are recommended for school assignments and research projects.  Please see the librarian for the username and password.

Galenet Database
http://infotrac.galegroup.com/itweb/mountdesales

Includes:
History Resource Center – U.S.
History Resource Center – World
Biography Resource Center
Literature Resource Center
eBooks Collection

Turnitin
http://www.turnitin.com
Plagiarism prevention and originality checking service.

Please, visit the site and the links below for current information and resources.

 www.edtechpolicy.org
These resources  from the C3™ Conference inform the educational community about the ethical, legal, safety, and security implications of technology use and illustrate how educators and parents can apply these concepts to their own setting.

Catholic Resources

Archdiocese of Baltimore
http://www.archbalt.org

Archdiocese of Washington
http://www.adw.org

New Advent (The Catholic Encyclopedia)
http://www.newadvent.org

Vatican: The Holy See
http://www.vatican.va

Papal Encyclicals
http://www.papalencyclicals.net

General Reference

The Internet Public Library
http://www.ipl.org/

The New York Times Learning Network
http://www.nytimes.com/learning/

The Old Farmer’s Almanac
http://www.almanac.com

Sailor: Maryland’s Online Information Network
http://www.sailor.lib.md.us/

Healthfinder
http://www.healthfinder.gov/

Nutrition
http://www.nutrition.gov/

CIA World Factbook
https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/

How Stuff Works
http://www.howstuffworks.com/

Government Information

USA.gov (Government Made Easy)
http://www.usa.gov/

U.S. Senate
http://www.senate.gov

House of Representatives
http://www.house.gov

The White House
http://www.whitehouse.gov/

U.S. Supreme Court Collection (Cornell University Law School)
http://www.law.cornell.edu/supct/

Fedstats
http://www.fedstats.sites.usa.gov

THOMAS: Legislative Information
http://www.thomas.gov/

Maryland.gov
http://www.maryland.gov/Pages/default.aspx

News and Current Events

The Baltimore Sun
http://www.baltimoresun.com/

National Catholic Register
http://www.ncregister.com

The New York Times
http://www.nytimes.com

The Washington Post
http://www.washingtonpost.com/

The Washington Times
http://washingtontimes.com/

USA Today
http://www.usatoday.com/