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Ms. Masullo is reading – “The In Between” by Rebecca Ansari. Part mystery and part ghost story, this novel centers on Cooper who is distant and sad after his father left the family months earlier. When he learns about a 100 year old unsolved mystery involving a train crash and an unidentified child he welcomes the distraction. The only distinguishing mark on him was a strange insignia on his suit coat, a symbol no one has seen before or since. And now, he realizes he has seen the symbol on the creepy pale girl who just moved in next door. Read to find out if Cooper and his sister Jess solve the mystery and who is the girl next door?
Holland Hall offers digital and audio book titles which are accessible using the Overdrive and Sora apps or, simply go to the Middle School Library web page and click on Overdrive and enter your student six digit ID# to begin searching from the digital collection.
Helpful Links, Libguides and Databases
Library of Congress
New York Times/ Learning Network
Allsides (news from multiple perspectives)
Common Sense Media
Newsela – Awesome website with leveled articles
Gilcrease Museum – Native and Western Art Collections
Smithsonian Teen Tribune (website with current events articles for kids)
Libguides – Click link to access all Libguides
Encyclopedia of Earth
Encyclopedia of Life
World Book Online
World Book Dictionary
Grzimek Animal’s Life Encyclopedia
San Diego Zoo
Animal Diversity Web
Science News for Students
Holland Hall Databases (Off Campus Access UN: Last Name PW: id#)
PebbleGo and PebbleGo Next: Beginning research tool for animals, science, biographies, social studies and
the U.S. Regions or American Indian Culture.
E-Library: Includes magazines, newspapers, maps, books.
Credo Reference: A great place to start your research. Includes full-text dictionaries, encyclopedias, and other reference books that can be searched using keywords. Use this database to find definitions, overview articles on a topic.
EBSCO Host: a large warehouse of databases
Facts on File: Issues and Controversies in History
Sirs Discover: a multidisciplinary database specifically designed for elementary and middle school learners, researchers, and educators covering curriculum areas such as current events, history, health, language arts, math, science, social studies, and technology.
Sirs Issues Researcher: Article selections and varying viewpoints from media sources covering social, scientific, health, political, and global issues.
American History Documents: Documents of varied history through speeches, historical accounts, memoirs, editorials.
Encyclopedia of Oklahoma History and Culture: The encyclopedia contains articles written by scholars in the field.
Explora Upper MS: Research by key word or topic to find best results.Sort results by source type:magazine, photos, flags.
Explora Lower MS: Research by key word or topic to find best results.Sort results by source type:magazine, photos, flags.
Digital Vaults: The U.S. National Archives Experience offers primary source materials.
World Digital Library:This database has more than 7,000 primary source documents and images from around the world sponsored by the United Nations Educational and Scientific and Cultural Organization.
Culturegrams: This database offers up to date country reports written by experts of the country. It offers inside perspective on daily life and culture, backgrounds and interviews of the people.