PHMS Library Newsletter

February 2016

Library News

We have very exciting news! We now have 36 brand new laptops for the library. Which means that we finally have enough computers for an entire class! Please let us know if you would like to sign up and bring your classes down. As always, we're here for you.

~Dawn & Kelly

Web 2.0 Tools Review: Glogster

Glogster is an interactive online multimedia poster which can be embedded into a webpage or blog. It allows you to incorporate a mixture of images, text, graphics, music and video all in one. It also provides access to 10,000 original graphic elements such as backgrounds, text boxes, frames and more. Media can be imported from around the web via URL or uploaded from users’ own files.

Another feature of Glogster is the Glogpedia. The Glogopedia library is a constantly-growing collection of over 21,000 top-quality glogs, hand-picked based for accuracy and presentation, and categorized by 80 subjects under 9 disciplines according to the K-12 currciculum. Glogster users can nominate glogs to be considered for inclusion in the library by clicking a button at the top of any public glog.

Try it for a free 7-day trial. Just sign up as an educator. After the 7 days you will have 5 student accounts. There are also three types of paid subscription accounts. For more information go to:

Glogster Tutorial:

Glogster App Tutorial:

Database Spotlight: NoodleTools

NoodleTools is a web-based student research service that helps you correctly cite sources in MLA, APA, and Chicago/Turabian citation styles. Use NoodleTools throughout a research project to track your sources, take notes, create outlines, collaborate with classmates, and format and print your bibliography.

Video tutorials:

You can access NoodleTools through the Virtual Reference Collection for a free username and password. You can also access it by going to

Below is a NoodleTool student handout with step-by-step directions.

Library Hours

Monday - Thursday- 7:20 a.m. - 2:45 p.m.

Friday- 7:20 a.m. - 1:50 p.m

Library closed after school on Friday