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 open seating and nooks beckon visitors. The plethora of digital and print resources for research, study, and leisure are at the student’s fingertips. All of the wonderful aspects of the space, such as the soft seating, the computer tables, and tech areas, are designed to draw students in — to make them feel comfortable and to strengthen their connection with the library.
Monday – Friday 8:00am – 4:00pm
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 the pdf section of your i-books to find the usernames and passwords that have been saved there.
BBS CARD CATALOG
Boyd Buchanan is now part of an Overdrive digital library in partnership with 25 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.
At FollettShelf, you will find a BBS collection of e-books. These books can be read from a computer or your iPad. These books allow you to scroll easily, look up words in an online dictionary, take notes, and in many instances, highlight important material. To read the book/s from your iPad, you must first download the free app, Follett Digital Reader. If you want to check out one of these books and do not have a library assigned username and password for FollettShelf, you need to first see the librarian.
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.
EBSCO is a full-text database designed to provide students with a series of essays that present multiple sides of a current issue. Great for persuasive papers.
Through the Student Research Center, users can easily pre-determine which content sources (e.g. Magazines, Newspapers, Biographies, Country Reports, Film & Video) will be included with their search. They can also search their databases by topic heading, make use of an online dictionary and encyclopedia, and explore the top searches of the day. Teacher Resources tab includes the ERIC database often used in graduate studies.
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.
Maps101 offers over 4500 maps, videos, news articles and more supporting all curriculum areas.
NetTrekker provides over 180,000 teacher-selected web pages as well as current events, timelines, clip art, etc.
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.
TeachingBooks – TeachingBooks.net is an easy-to-use website that adds a multimedia dimension to the reading experiences of children’s and young adult books.
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.
SCIENCE FAIR PROJECT RESOURCE GUIDE: The Internet Public Library has created a Science Fair Project Resource Guide with information and links to other resources. Sections include Getting Started, Choosing a Topic, Completing the Project, and Displaying Your Project.