Matignon High School Library Media Center

The mission of the Matignon High School Library Media Center is to teach the skills necessary for the effective use of ideas and information, to support the curriculum with a rich variety of materials, and to continue to motivate life-long learners to meet today’s challenges.

The Library Media Center offers a circulating collection of more than 5,000 non-fiction and fiction books as well as periodicals and newspapers for academic and personal use. The web-based catalog system enables students and faculty to search the collection. Additional resources include electronic databases, videotapes, computer programs and online reference resources. Students may use the research computers which are completely networked and Internet accessible. The Library Media Specialist instructs classes and tutors individual students in the use of these educational resources and technologies. Students are expected to use the Library Media Center for class assignments, independent research, and project development.

The Library Media Center is equipped with a Smart Board, high quality Eiki Multimedia projector and laptop computers for use in a scheduled supervised class setting. The Center also has a state of the art flat screen T.V. with a DVD/VCR player available for individual and small group student viewing. An area of the Library Media Center is set aside for quiet study. Other sections are available for individual and group work.

Food, drinks and cell phones are not permitted in the Library Media Center.

Catholic Websites

Catholic Websites

Databases Available at Matignon

Gale Databases
(Click here for access to 40 online databases from the Library Media Center or from home)

Dictionaries, Encyclopedias & Thesauri Online

Dictionaries, Encyclopedias & Thesauri Online

Library of Congress’ Virtual Reference Shelf

Library of Congress’ Virtual Reference Shelf
Click here to go to selected Web Resources Compiled by the Library of Congress.

Maps & Atlases Online

Maps & Atlases Online

Massachusetts and Local Information

Massachusetts and Local Information

Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners

Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners Web Site
Click here to find books and magazines online. You will need to type in your public library card number to access these resources. The Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners provides access to essential library and information resources including searchable catalogs of more than 400 libraries in Massachusetts, millions of full-text articles in scholarly and general interest magazines, full-text Massachusetts newspapers, and 7,000 full-text electronic books. You can also locate hundreds of archives and manuscript collections in libraries in Massachusetts, as well as digitized historical collections housed in libraries, museums or historical societies in the Commonwealth.

Minuteman Library Network

Minuteman Library Network

News & Current Events

News & Current Events, Sports and Weather

Quotations

Quotations

Statistics

Statistics

What About After High School?

What About After High School? Career? College? Scholarships?
Click here for a wealth of information to help you with your future!

Additional Online Resources

Additional Online Resources

Catholic Websites Catholic Web Sites

Dictionaries, Encyclopedias & Thesauri Online  Dictionaries, Encyclopedias and Thesauri Online

Maps & Atlases Online Maps and Atlases Online

Massachusetts and Local Information Massachusetts and Local Information

News & Current Events News and Current Events, Sports and Weather

Sports
Weather

Quotations Quotations

Statistics Statistics

  • FedStats Links to more than 70 U.S. Federal agencies that provide statistics for public use.
  • Statistical Abstract
  • United Nations Statistics Division The Statistics Division compiles statistics from many international sources and produces global updates, including the Statistical Yearbook, World Statistics Pocketbook and yearbooks in specialized fields of statistics. It also provides to countries, specifications of the best methods of compiling information so that data from different sources can be readily compared.
  • U.S. Bureau of the Census Home Page The Census Bureau serves as the leading source of quality data about the nation's people and economy.
  • U.S. Historical Census Data Browser On this site it is possible to: examine state and county topics for individual census years, examine state and county topics over time, and generate maps of selected data.
  • World Factbook The CIA's handbook of basic geographical and statistical information on the nations of the world. Includes maps.

What About After High School? What About After High School?

Careers
  • America's Career InfoNet A comprehensive career site developed by the Department of Labor. It provides access to job banks, employment service providers, and career education. Each career field has a general outlook section, wages and trends, what it takes (education, certification, etc.), a career video and state profiles and employment information.
Colleges and Universities
Financial Aid/ Grants/ Scholarships
  • Fast Web An online source of local, national and college-specific scholarships. 
  • Grants.gov A federal government web site with access to over 900 grant programs.
  • Idealist Directory of over 20,000 nonprofit Web sites in 150 countries.

Additional Online Resources Additional Online Resources

Acronyms and Abbreviations
Almanacs
Archives
  • NYPL Digital Gallery NYPL Digital Gallery provides access to over 275,000 images digitized from primary sources and printed rarities in the collections of The New York Public Library, including illuminated manuscripts, historical maps, vintage posters, rare prints and photographs, illustrated books, printed ephemera, and more.
  • U.S. National Archives and Records Administration (NARA)
Associations
Books and Publishing Resources
Calendars/Date/Time
Consumer Information
Conversion Tables
Voter Information
Zip Codes/Postal Codes
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