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Ledyard Middle School Library

Welcome

Welcome to the
Ledyard Middle School Library

This LibGuide will provide you with information to help you be successful.

You will find links to assist with research and to your teacher's websites and materials.

I am at LMS one day a week.  If you need any assistance, please email me.

- Kathleen Smith, School Librarian lmslibrary@ledyard.net

LMS Library Catalog

Please remember to sign in to Discover with Google SSO and your Ledyard email address to access digital content and databases.   

Databases - remote login required

Google vs Library Web

You're probably used to using Google to look for information. However, to do research, your instructors will expect you to go beyond Google and use the library web. Why? What's the big deal?

Library web sources are carefully reviewed and selected by librarians based on their reliability, relevance to your studies, and value to academic research.

Librarians organize library web sources to help you easily decide which databases and journals you need for your research.

Use the Library Web:

  • to find articles in scholarly journals
  • to find articles published in popular magazines
  • to search databases that index articles in many academic disciplines
  • to find books on your topic
  • to locate the full text of articles or books that are copyrighted

Information retrieved by Google does not go through a review process. Anyone can publish on the web.

World Wide Web resources are not organized. There are too many pages for any search engine, like Google, to organize by subject matter.

Use Google or another search engine:

  • for information on specific non-profits, corporations, or other organizations
  • for current information such as news, weather, stock quotes
  • to research a well-known event or individual
  • for online job postings, shopping, auctions, or travel services
  • to find opinions on a topic

Adapted from UC Santa Cruz Nettrail, University of California, Santa Cruz NetTrail Development Team

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