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-Jorge Luis Borges

Librarian's Corner

Ms. Nadia Hommerding


Once you learn the joy of reading a whole world of discovery opens up and you will never look back.


Quick Guide to Internet Research

Evaluating Internet Sources

Since it can be difficult to verify the credibility of internet sources, you must critically analyze each web source. Some things to keep in mind when evaluating source include:

  • Author's credentials, affiliations, and associations
  • Date of publication
  • Edition or revision
  • Publisher
  • Sources used
  • Group or industry affiliations of website

Search Engines

There are many search engines available to utilize for your research. The most popular search engines in the U.S. are (in alphabetical order):

You may also find the following websites helpful in addition to search engines.

  • Dogpile - Search engine aggregator for Bing, Google, and Yahoo!
  • Internet Archive - A non-profit library of millions of free books, movies, software, music, websites, and more.
  • WolframAlpha - Computational Intelligence

Boolean Search Terms

For information on how to use Boolean search terms in a search engine, please watch this video: Boolean Searching.

Citing Sources

  • EasyBib - Automatically generate a citation
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Miami Book Happenings

Here are some links to Miami book events and fairs.

Miami Book Fair
Books and Books
Barnes & Noble
The Library for Teens


Book Review


by LEYLA KILGOUR, grade 6

Serafina and the Twisted Staff,

by Robert Beatty

Serafina And The Twisted Staff (the Serafina Series Book 2) - By Robert  Beatty (Paperback) : Target

'The main characters in this story had many dangerous adventures to save their friends and family from the evil within. I absolutely loved the book and I would recommend it to anyone who likes adventure, mystery, mischief, and friendship.

My favorite part of the book was definitely the ending when all of the catamounts battled the coyotes, they race to get Breaden back from the evil mistress, and when Serafina finally envisioned herself as the black one - you will understand what that means if you decide to read the book!

I give this book a 5 bulldog review.