For the Secret Squirrel Passw for students to access at home: ask Ms. Jones,
your Media Specialist or your English & Reading Teacher

Sweet Search: Search Engine for Students

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Gale Student Resource Center & Science Resource
Awesome student resource online featuring full text articles from over 200 magazines & newspapers and is FREE!
Gale Student Resource Center Jr. is a fully integrated database containing thousands of curriculum-targeted primary documents, biographies, topical essays, background information, critical analyses, full-text coverage of over 1,000 magazines, newspapers, over 20,000 photographs and illustrations, and more than 8 hours of audio and video clips. Includes Student Resource Center-Health Module.

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Researching science topics has never been easier -- with Science Resource Center, thousands of topic overviews, experiments, biographies, pictures and illustrations are just a few clicks away and the latest scientific developments are covered in articles from over 200 magazines and academic journals and links to quality web sites. The database covers curriculum-related science topics and offers teachers an easy-to-use tool to identify content directly correlated to state and national standards.

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<--Click on the graphic to watch a quick 2 minute Intro Video to Sirs!

SIRS Knowledge Source & Decades: Quick Search
SIRS Knowledge Source is a comprehensive online interface providing integrated access to thousands of full-text articles, documents, and graphics from SIRS Researcher, SIRS Government Reporter, and SIRS Renaissance. Thousands of full-text articles from domestic and international sources exploring social, scientific, health, historic, business, economic, political and global issues are available.

SIRS Decades: Quick Search
SIRS Decades features more than 5,000 hand-selected primary and secondary source articles highlighting key events, movements, people, and places in 20th-century America. Coverage includes documents, letters and memos, editorial cartoons, streaming video, websites, photographs, maps, advertisements, and published articles.

World Book

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World Book Student, the new version of World Book Reference Center, with articles, multimedia, Web sites, and much more.

Culture Grams

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CultureGrams Online Database
CultureGrams offers concise, reliable, and up-to-date country reports on 190 cultures of the world. It goes beyond mere facts and figures to deliver an insider's perspective on daily life and culture, including the history, customs, and lifestyles of the world's people.

EBSCO Publishing Service


MasterFILE Premier

Main Search Page
EBSCOhost® databases are the most-used,
premium online information resources for tens
of thousands of institutions worldwide,
representing millions of end-users.
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Science Reference Center
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GreenFILE may be of particular
interest inschools that are
working on green certification.

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The Howard County Library has a variety of resources to help our students! Including the E-Resources and of course community help at the Savage Branch Library just down the street from Murray Hill Middle School

Live Homework Help


FREE! Homework Help from the HCL!
Students, from Kindergarten though college, can interact with tutors in math, science, English, and social studies. Tutors available seven days a week from 2:00 pm until 12:00 am daily. Tutors also available in Spanish. Special thanks to the Howard County Public School System for contributing toward the cost of this service. More about Live Homework Help ...

MHMS & HCPSS Media Center Collection




MHMS Catalog River --Coolest!
MHMS Kid Catalog Search
MHMS Classic Public Access Catalog

Murray Hill Middle School Library Collection Search
Search for the books we have in our media center, write down the title, author and Dewey call number and get the book the next day!
Howard County Schools - Public Access Library Catalog
Search for books & videos approved for ALL HCPSS middle schools. Teachers: If we don’t own it and you want it, we’ll buy it!

Bibliography Composer

NoodleTools - MLA / APA Bibliography Composer, Research Tools
Generate, edit, and publish an MLA Works Cited list or APA References list that complies with the rules of the current MLA Handbook and APA Publication Manual - Very Important! Once you login from home you must create a user name: your first initial and your last name and your birthday just like your computer login at school.
From Joyce Valenza, here are some alternative free citation generators your own librarian may be sharing are:
· Bibme: Free citation generator that anticipates sources and pulls reference content from a database of resources.
· EasyBib: Automatic bibliography and citation maker covers a large variety of source types and is updated for MLA, seventh edition.
· Son of Citation Maker: David Warlick’s interactive tool does MLA, APA, Chicago, and Turabian. (Just moved to seventh MLA edition too.)
· OttoBib: For books only; enter the ISBN and the tool will complete the citation.


definr - incredibly fast dictionary

HCPSS School Library Media Curriculum Links


Grades 9-12 Internet Curriculum Links

Online Databases | Homework Help | General Reference/Research | Biography | Career and College Information | Countries, Flags and Maps | e-Texts | Financial Aid | News Sites, Magazines, Journals | United States Government

PreK - 5 | Grades 6 - 8
eTools in Chinese
eTools in Korean
eTools in Spanish

Occupational Outlook Handbook

For hundreds of different types of jobs—such as teacher, lawyer, and nurse—the Occupational Outlook Handbook tells you:
  • the training and education needed
  • earnings
  • expected job prospects
  • what workers do on the job
  • working conditions

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