Academics at BBS
BBS Libraries At A Glance
BBS Elementary and Secondary Library
Both the secondary library and the elementary library have been recently transformed into an area that students and faculty love to visit — further enhancing what has always been a vital part of the Boyd Buchanan School community. The plethora of digital and print resources for research, study, and leisure are at the student’s fingertips.
Monday – Thursday 7:30am – 4:00pm
Friday 7:30am – 3:30pm
Saturday – Sunday – Closed
Mrs. HEDGECORTH’s READING LIST
As with most librarians, Mrs. Hedgecorth is an avid reader. The following is her 2017 list of recommended books to read for leisure.
Our Digital Learning Center
Many of the databases listed below require a username/password. Check with the librarian and you teachers for usernames and passwords. Each database listed below can be searched separately, but BBS students also have a wonderful resource in
BBS CARD CATALOG
Boyd Buchanan is now part of an Overdrive digital library in partnership with 60+ other schools. Our e-library is called the MISBO Digital Library. Click on the Overdrive link, and you will be taken to a drop-down menu. Choose Boyd-Buchanan School. You will enter the username and password that you received via Renweb e-mail. You may also access Overdrive books through a search on our BBS card catalog.
BBS OneSearch is a wonderful tool from Ebsco Discovery Search. Students can search multiple databases at one time as well as the BBS card catalog. Enter your search terms in the search box. You may narrow your results along the left column and expand them along the right. Usernames and passwords are needed and are available in the library as well as posted in your classrooms.
BrainPop offers animated science, health, technology, math, social studies, English and arts and music movies, quizzes, activity pages and school homework help for K-12 kids.
EBSCOhost RESEARCH MAS Ultra provides students 500 magazines, 360 full-text reference books, 805,000 biographies, 107,000 primary documents and an extensive image collection. Looking for information regarding environmental issues, use EBSCO Greenfile.
Gale Virtual Reference Library is a database of encyclopedias and specialized reference sources for multidisciplinary research. These reference materials once were accessible only in the library, but now you can access them online from the library or remotely 24/7. Because each library creates its own eBook collection, the content you see may vary if you use the database at different libraries (your school, your public library, or your office).
Grolier online includes Encyclopedia Americana, Grolier Multimedia, New Book of Knowledge, Popular Science, Lands and Peoples, and America the Beautiful.
NoodleTools is a student research platform with MLA, APA and Chicago/Turabian bibliographies, notecards, outlining.
TEL (Tennessee Electronic Library) TEL now has the online World Book Encyclopedia as part of its features as well as now provides access to Nashville’s paper, The Tennessean. It allows access to 30 unique databases—many cross-searchable.
Learning Express Library – This database offers practice tests and tutorial course series designed to help you succeed in a variety of tests—AP exams, ACT, SAT, professional exams and much more. You will need to create your own username and password the first time you use this database, so it can keep track of any tests you may take. This database is part of the Tennessee Electronic Library.