To use or create a variety of Guides for teachers and students, go to LIBGUIDES. It is fabulous for its coverage in many topics.

Interactive Tutorials

Sources for Courses — Shows how to choose academic resources wisely, improve search results, and locate the information you need.

Credible Sources Count! — Outlines some questions to ask yourself when evaluating what you find on the web.

Research It Right! — Describes the steps of the research process from finding a topic to the final product.

Searching with Success! — Demonstrates how to better approach searching the web for information.

You Quote It, You Note It! — Explains the basics of avoiding plagiarism by learning why, when, and how to cite.

Book Lists
  • Here is a list of recommended K-8 non-fiction titles shared by Karen Coy, our INFOhio liason. It is taken from a presentation entitled No Fear NonFiction: Meeting the Challenge that was given by Dr. Linda Gann at the American Association of School Librarians conference.
Here is a link to all of the resources from her session.

  • What Kids Are Reading -brings you students’ top picks in every grade based on data from Renaissance Accelerated Reader®.

Dewey Call Numbers-
  • Classify - allows you to type in the standard number, author/title or subject and receive the Dewey and LCC number and subject headings.
  • Dewey Decimal Classification® summaries- For a detailed break down of the Dewey call numbers
  • Order in the Library - This well known shelving game can be played in either English or Spanish. High School testers enjoyed working through all the levels.

Make It @ Your Library - From ALA and Instructables

Reading Levels

  • Goodreads - Among many other things, you can find up to date information on series, books and authors. Simply type in the title or scan the ISBN to search.
  • Juvenile Series and Sequels' Do you ever need to know which book is next in a series? This database contains over 28,000 books in 3,700 series titles that are for students PreK-12 and is searchable by series, book title, author or subject.
  • Nebraska Library Comission - Books in series database
  • What's Next in a Series - series for all ages