Cobble Hill Library News

April 2014 - Ms. Callender, Librarian

Spotlight On: Online Databases

Opposing Viewpoints in Context: a valuable resource for the argumentative essay

Are your students using Wikipedia or Google as their main source for finding information? Help them kick the habit. The Opposing Viewpoints database (located on the Cobble Hill Library webpage) is part of the GALE collection. Take the time to explore this helpful resource. Opposing Viewpoints will prepare your students for debates, give them a wide variety of information to conduct research or craft their argumentative essay.

Located on the Cobble Hill Library webpage, is a free resource that provides fiction and nonfiction books in any discipline or setting. TeachingBooks will greatly assist teachers of the ELL and Special Education students who have difficulty finding books that will meet their needs. This resource includes: Meet the Author movies and book readings; book guides and lesson plans. Take the tour and browse the collection today!

MYLibraryNYC Library Cards

I am in the process of distributing to all Cobble Hill students their new public library cards. These cards will give them access to Cobble Hill Library, New York Public Libraries and Brooklyn Public Libraries. Please encourage your students to use their library cards as they will also give them access to online databases to complete projects.