Britannica School Online research database purchased for students by the GJHS Library. Includes encyclopedia articles, images, videos, dictionary definitions, magazine articles, websites and educators' content.
•Find fast answers and homework help.
•Explore videos and articles on famous people and places.
•Discover maps, photos, and illustrations for school projects.
•Get quick facts and in-depth information on a wide variety of subjects.
•Start research projects with multiple resources in one place.
•Find multimedia to use in projects and presentations.
(Username and password available from the librarian)
Britannica's Spanish Reference Center Offers resources in Spanish in two interfaces: Enciclopedia Universal en Espanol (7th grade and up) and Enciclopedia Juvenil (ages 6-12). Includes encyclopedias, dictionary, atlas, images, and multimedia. Useful for native Spanish speakers, bilingual students, and students learning Spanish.
Common Sense Media
A non-partisan, not-for-profit organization, that provides trustworthy information and tools for parents and educators. The site has reviews and advice regarding all aspects of media: movies, games, apps, websties, TV, books, and music. Ratings are based on age appropriateness and learning potential.
Gatesville Jr. High Destiny Library Search and Circulation Click on "Gatesville Junior High School" and use Destiny to search for books available in the Jr. High library. Students may also login to Destiny (using their AR user name and password) and click My Info to view items checked out to them, due dates, holds and fines.
Infotopia An academic search engine accessing only trusted websites previously selected by librarians and teachers.
Juvenile Series and Sequels This database contains more than 28,000 books in 3,700 series titles. The books may be viewed by series title, series subject, book title, or book author. This is where you can find out the titles of other books in a series and the order in which they should be read.
Renaissance Home Connect Allows students and parents to access information about progress in Accelerated Reader. Features include "My Overall Progress" which shows average percent correct on quizzes and number of points earned, and a virtual bookshelf showing books the student has read. Parents can also sign up to receive emails with quiz results. Login with the student's AR User Name and Password.