Databases and Online Resources

  • MASSACHUSETTS STATE SPONSORED DATABASES: Information includes magazine and newspaper articles, reference books, images, and videos covering current events, history, the arts, and more!

    Research in Context - Designed for middle school students

    Kids InfoBits - Designed for all students (elementary, middle, high)

    InfoTrac Student Edition - Designed for middle and high school students

    Link to ALL databases - Including Kids InfoBits, InfoTrac Student Edition, Biography in Context, US History in Context, Science in Context, Global Issues in Context, Health and Wellness Resource center and so much more!


    Britannica Online - ENCYCLOPEDIA. A great place to start research. Select the level most appropriate for your purpose. Content includes articles, images, videos and recommended websites.

    CultureGrams - World geography and culture. No log in needed in school. See teacher for home log-in information.


    WebPath Express - Find reliable websites for school projects and more. ACCESSED THROUGH DESTINY. - A safe search engine for kids.


    NoodleTools -  "Sign in with Google" using your account OR access NoodleTools through Google Drive apps.

Library Blog

  • Mark Your Calendars

    Posted by Susanne Fuller on 5/10/2019

    Come hear Razia Jan speak about the Zabuli Education Center, a K-12 school for girls, and The Razia Jan Institute, the first women's post-secondary school in Afghanistan. A suggested donation of $10 can be made at the event. Spread the word!

    Evening with Razia Jan

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  • Check out these new (or newer) books in the Library!

    Posted by Susanne Fuller on 4/29/2019

    Don't miss some of the new, and newer, books in the SMS Library. Second semester grade 6 library class students used online databases to gather information to help promote a book of their choice. All books have recently arrived in the library. Click here to see recommendations.



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  • Poetry Slam: Save the date!

    Posted by Susanne Fuller on 4/12/2019

    Please join us on April 25 for the district-wide poetry slam. In addition to our amazing student slammers, professional poets from Mass Poetry will also be performing. Come cheer on all slammers!

    SPS Poetry Slam

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  • New Books!

    Posted by Susanne Fuller on 3/21/2019

    If you need something to read, try one of the new (or new to us) books promoted by library class students.

    Students used online databases (Destiny/TitlePeek and InfoTrac Student Edition) to learn about the title they chose to promote.

     Please check back, as more will be added in the coming cycles.

    Library Class book promotions

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  • 6A Precepts

    Posted by Susanne Fuller on 2/13/2019

    6A students have almost finished recording their kindness precepts. The final video will be inspiring! Thanks to Leo and Aviv for taking charge of the last recording session. 

    Recording precepts, 6A

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  • Math Time

    Posted by Susanne Fuller on 1/31/2019


    8x students putting the ClearTouch board to good use.

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  • Three-way conference calling

    Posted by Susanne Fuller on 1/11/2019

    String phones

    Day 1 library students figured out which materials to use to create string phones AND how to turn them into a conference call! 

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  • Thanks, Maddie!

    Posted by Susanne Fuller on 12/19/2018

    Great recommendation

    I'm thoroughly enjoying this book. Thanks for the recommendation!

    Summary: Secretly being raised in prison so that he can be with his inmate mother, 11-year-old Perry is discovered by an ambitious new district attorney and brought to the outside world, where he desperately seeks to reunite with his mother while learning the truth about why she is in jail.

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  • Resources Lists in Destiny

    Posted by Susanne Fuller on 11/15/2018

    If you need a book for a school project, or simply a good book to read, try using our Resource Lists to find the perfect book. 

    Resource Lists in Destiny

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  • Amulet series, book 8

    Posted by Susanne Fuller on 11/2/2018

    It's here! The newest title (Supernova) in the ever popular Amulet series by Kazu Kibuishi.

    Amulet, book 8

    While Emily is imprisoned in the Void plotting an escape, her brother, Navin, is on the space station Lighthouse One where the Resistance is preparing to battle Shadow forces who want to drain the planet Alledia of all its resources. (catalog summary)

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