Parker Library News

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December 2015

Everyone at Parker is welcome to use any of our resources!

Library Re-Start Update:

We are in full swing of our LIBRARY RE-START. After acknowledging the fact that the acoustics of the building make it challenging for split rules, we have moved to an all quiet (not silent) study environment. We invite everyone to come and help us model this behavior and to support our changes, this will also ensure Parker students are well versed in respectful library behavior by the time they go to college. It takes a village filled with persistent patience to change a culture, please be part of our village.

Featured Database:

From business and political science to literature and psychology, ProQuest Research Library provides one-stop access to a wide range of popular academic subjects. It is designed to cover the top 150 core academic subject reference areas - and cover them extensively - so not only is it an invaluable database for a number of different academic disciplines, it's also accessible to readers and researchers at every level.

Featured Website:


Knowmia is a web location that features free short video lessons from teachers around the globe. The lessons cover a wide range of topics, having trouble teaching a difficult subject or concept Knowmia is here to help. Over 30,000 video lessons are available to users. Search for topics using an easy, simple search tool. There is a teacher, style, subject, and lesson for every style of educator and classroom. Don't see what you're looking for, add a lesson of your own and help other educators in the field. Grades: 4th-12th

Featured Reference Books:

Presents an illustrated overview of the history of technology, providing information on how historical change impacts the development of new technology and technological innovation, from the Stone Age, to ancient Egypt and India. Includes timeline, maps and diagrams. Seven Volumes.

Featured Magazine:

  • Founded in 1845
  • Oldest continuously published magazine in the U.S
  • Eight Editors in Chiefs in its 170-year history
  • The leading source and authority for science, technology information and policy for a general audience

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