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Student Resources

The Butt Family Library

 

The Butt Family Library is a full-service library for the entire Winston school community. It serves as a technology, research, and outreach center and includes an extensive collection of learning resources.

The Butt Family Library houses nearly 10,000 books, videos, and periodicals that support Winston’s curriculum. Audio versions of all text books and a large collection of books are offered to encourage reading for knowledge and pleasure.

Students may also reference the Butt Family Library Catalog while at school--an online version of a card catalog--to help you find resources available in our on-campus library.

Click here for Library Resources, these are for Use at School and/or Home


For questions about the Library, please contact our librarian, Barbara Massey.


The following is a list of databases that students can use at school and at home for research, education practice, and more. Some may require a log-in.

 

The Winston Library is a great resource for students. Students are encouraged to use the the Butt Family Library Catalog while at school--an online version of a card catalog--to help you find resources available in our on-campus library.

AllReaders.com – A readers’ advisory site using plots, theme, character, and setting options to help students choose books they might enjoy.

Ask for Kids – A database used to search a selection of websites using question prompts. The site also conducts a parallel search of encyclopedias, Yahooligans, and Education World.

Awesome Library – A directory that organizes the world wide web and provides access to 18,000 reviewed resources.

Dr. Math – Ask Dr. Math a question or browse the archive of previously asked questions. This website is operated by the Math Forum of Swarthmore College and financed by the National Science Foundation.

Easy Bib – This website assists students with the creation of a bibliography in MLA format.

Internet Public Library – A public library for the internet community maintained by the University of Michigan’s School of Information Science.

KidsClick! – A database of over 6,400 websites compiled by librarians.

Kids’ Turn Central – School, education, and homework resources

Librarians Index to the Internet – Search this carefully reviewed database of over 30,000 websites maintained and evaluated by librarians. Various research topics are included in this compilation of dictionaries, encyclopedias and thesauri.

National Geographic – A world leader in geography, cartography and exploration. Play games, watch videos, learn about animals, and places, and get fun facts on their website.

San Antonio Public Library – Provides access to books, information, and resources to promote a lifetime of reading and learning.

SuperSummary – In-depth study guides written by experienced teachers, professors, and literary scholars for a wide range of fiction and non-fiction titles.

Time 100 – This site includes profiles of the most important people of the 20th Century and contains audio and video clips, quizzes, polls, and other related web sites.

Tumblebooks – An online collection of animated, talking, picture books which teaches young children the joys of reading in a format they’ll love.