Media Center
2300 West Main Street, Mendota, IL 61342
Phone- 815-539-7446, Bilingual- 815-539-8377
Fax- 815-539-3103
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Welcome to the MHS Media Center!

Over 100 new YA books have been added to our catalog, and

more new books are coming soon!!

 

Media Center Hours - 7:45 AM until 3:45 PM, Monday through Friday

 

Media Center Staff

Ms. Cervantes - Media Aide

Mrs. DeLong - Media Aide

 

Contact Information

(815) 539-7446, extension 521

 

Media Center Mission Statement

 To enable all students to develop their individual academic skills to their maximum potential in a learning environment promoting academia, self-esteem, and respect among staff, faculty, administration, and the student body of Mendota High School

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Media Center Quarterly Newsletter

Please use the link provided below to find out more about all of the wonderful things that are going on in the MHS Media Center!

Newsletter Link

 

 

 Media Center Favorite Links

Teen Book Review Sites

www.fantasticfiction.com  - Information on Young Adult Fiction's newest books and authors

https://www.goodreads.com/ -  "Goodreads. Meet your next favorite book."

 

Paid Databases 

  

 Gale Page Link: https://www.galepages.com/mendota/resources

 

  World BookWorld Book Online Updated Link

 

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Please utilize the link provided below for further instructions regarding how to access the World Book Encyclopedia and Gale Cengage databases.

Database Instructions

 

Please utilize the link provided below for further instructions regarding how to access the Mackin database. This platform contains eBooks and audiobooks that are available for MHS student use.

Mackin Login Information

 


 

Free Online Research Resources

 www.graveshume.lib.il.us  - Graves-Hume Library

 

http://search.prairiecat.info/ - to search for resources from Graves-Hume Library

 

www.ala.org/yalsa/booklists/obcb - Outstanding books for the College Bound

 

http://www.encyclopedia.com - A free online encyclopedia that offers millions of free articles, pictures, facts, and biographies

 

www.infoplease.com - A free online resource that provides access to the the Columbia Encyclopedoa. an atlas, a dictionary, and a thesaurus.  

 

www.loc.gov - The Library of Congress is the largest library in the world with millions of items including books, recordings, photographs, maps and manuscripts in its collection.

 

www.sweetsearch.com - This is a search engine for students that searches only credible web sites that are approved by Internet research experts.

 

www.findingdulcinea.com - "Librarian of the Internet" that presents only credible, high-quality and trustworthy web sites that are reviewed by humans. It includes Web Guides, Beyond the Headlines and Netcetera. 

 

http://www.procon.org/ - ProCon.org provides professionally-researched pro, con, and related information on more than 50 controversial issues. This site provides fair, Free, and unbiased resources. 

 

Spanish Language Literary Resources

Please click on the link provided below to access a list of Spanish Language literature currently available for loan to MHS students.

MHS Spanish Collection

 

 

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During the school closure period, the Media Center staff has been hard at work scouting out additional online resources for students!
Ms. Cervantes and Mrs. DeLong would like students to be aware that both Mackin and World Book Encyclopedia have added more resources to their links. Mackin added over 1500 ebooks, including classic reads, to their link until Sept. 30th. World Book Encyclopedia added more databases, and that includes an icon for access to over 2,000 ebooks. 
 
In addition, Phillips Library located at Aurora University offers remote access to library services!
  •  Research help from librarians
    • Chat with a librarian!  Available Monday-Friday: 10am - 4pm
    • Question Form (on our Help Page or when Chat is Offline). Submit your question and a librarian will respond as soon as possible
    • Text: 630-796-7615 
    • Online Appointment with a librarian: http://libguides.aurora.edu/appointments
  • Assistance finding required readings
  • And more!

Thank you Ms. Cervantes and Mrs. DeLong for your hard work on behalf of MHS students!!