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Library Information

Library Times for Students:

8:00am - 8:30am : Library Open 

8:30am - 8:45am : Library Open

Break : Must have student ID card to check-out library materials and computers

LunchMust have student ID card to check-out library materials and computers

3:25pm - 4:00pm : Library Open - M/Tu/W/Th

Thursday: Library opens at 9:15am but will be closed occasionally for meetings.

AVMS Library Catalog Link

Want to see what books we have in our library? Click this link: AVMS Library Catalog

Helpful Websites:

In addition to Worldbook Online resources, the following websites can be useful to students:  




Alternate page with Spanish-English dictionary selected   


SHAKESPEARE This is a search engine "designed to provide quick access to passages from Shakespeare'splays and sonnets." Search results can be viewed by topic (such as love or death), work, and character. Includes options to view surrounding text of the passages and citations.

Contains hundreds of articles on philosophy, extensive bibliographies links to relevant websites.



“Healthfinder is a gateway to selected consumer health and human services information resources provided by U.S. government agencies and other organizations serving the public interest.”

This site from the Mayo Clinic includes information on diseases conditions, drugs, first aid self care, and healthy living.


Provides access to world health statistics, WHO press releases, full text of selected WHO publications and more.


Biology Online
This site includes a dictionary of biology, tutorials, and links to other online biology related resources.

Cells Alive
Presents current scientific knowledge of cell biology and the body's immune response to bacteria, parasites, viruses, and cancer in an understandable yet dynamic environment.


National Archives and Records Administration
Historical documents, photographs, search interface for items in Still Picture, Motion Picture, Sound and Video Branches of NARA with ordering information; searchable database of National Archives information resources.

Perry Castaneda Library Map Collection

Interactive Atlas of Culture and History
The site centers on over 50 maps dealing with the Antebellum US and Ancient and Early Medieval Europe. Most have been created with Shockwave, which allows users to follow Roman trade routes, the conquests of Philip and Alexander of Macedon, territorial expansion of the US to 1853, and the war with Mexico, among other things.

UNIVERISITY OF CALIFORNIA   California history and its relationship to the world. Great source for photos and images.       

History Channel Today in History Page

America's Library
A small sample of what you can find at this site: Discover what Abraham Lincoln had in his pockets on the night he was assassinated, jump back into the past to find more about the settlers who landed on Plymouth Rock, or learn how the oud, zurna, and marimba influenced today's modern musical instruments. This web site from the Library of Congress is mainly designed for elementary and middle school students, and focuses on revealing history in a fun and interesting way using primary source materials such as letters, diaries, photographs, and more.

Library of Congress American Memory Project
Over 70 collections of digitized documents, photographs, recorded sound, moving pictures, and text from the Library's Americana collections. There is also a Learning Page to help educators and students using the collection in the classroom.
This site was created by the Independence Hall in Philadelphia and contains Internet resources on early American history. These resources include the Declaration of Independence, Thomas Paine, the Revolutionary War, and more.

U.S. Constitution– House of Representatives
Full text of the U.S. constitution, amendments, articles and how laws are made.

Presidential Speeches
Information on the 42 presidents including speeches and biographies.

The New Deal Network
Online resources on FDR, the Great Depression, and New Deal programs.

The Papers of George Washington
Includes materials on George Washington's life and a selection of his papers.

Africans in America
"America's journey through slavery is presented in four parts. For each era, you'll find a historical Narrative, a Resource Bank of images, documents, stories, biographies, and commentaries, and a Teacher's Guide for using the content of the Web site and television series in U.S. history courses."

Victorian Web
Resources on the political and social history of the Victorian age in Great Britain.

Textbook Information:

MLA Citations

WorldBook Online And E-Book Novels Through OC Public Library


Must have OCPL library card. It's free to download.

Online OCPL Library Card Application 

World Book Online: Click Here

E-book links to assigned novels below. 
(Not all novels are available in e-book format)

Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl 

Call of the Wild

Catherine Called Birdy

The Cay

The Giver

The Hobbit

The House of Dies Drear

Johnny Tremain

Julie of the Wolves

Treasure Island

Twelfth Night