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FR Mock Trial Team: 2015 Westmoreland County Champions
The Mock Trial team recently won the district final and the Westmoreland Bar Foundation Championship. The team had an unbeaten record in the competition and beat Greensburg Salem in the final.
Westmoreland Interscholastic Reading Competition Club
On February 29, four teams - Subway Eat Freshmen, Readers Anonymous,Viva Les Livres, and Is There Food? - travelled to Seton Hill to take part in the high school division of the Westmoreland Interscholastic Reading Competition. Subway Eat Freshmen placed second and Viva Les Livres placed sixth in a field of 39 teams. Congratulations to all team members!
Finding the right book @ your library®
Destiny is our new online catalog. It works just like Athena and Infocentre but it's much more user-friendly and accessible - click here to use Destiny from home!
e-Books @ your library®
MackinVIA e-Books: The library is participating in the MackinVIA e-Book Consortium along with other Pennsylvania schools. Use your school login to check out books or read them online!
Online research resources:
- Sirs Knowledge Source is easy to navigate and is a great source for social studies and current affairs research. If you are using SIRS Knowledge Source from home the username is pl2211h (that's P-L-2211-H) and the password is 15668.
Ancestry Library Edition from Proquest has birth, death, marriage, census, military service, and emiigration records from the U.S and many other countries. It cannot be accessed from home due to licensing restrictions by Ancestry.com.
JSTOR online library of journals, academic ebooks, and primary sources.
JSTOR contains the full-text of more than 2,300 journals from 1,000
publishers, with publication dates ranging from 1665 to 2015 (for
certain titles). Journals are available in more than 60 disciplines in
the humanities, social sciences, and sciences and mathematics.
JSTOR contains more than 40,000 ebooks from academic publishers. The
ebooks work just like journals, offering unlimited use and DRM-free
chapter downloads in PDF format.
JSTOR includes more than two million primary sources.
- PowerLibrary is an excellent research resource with databases on a wide range of subjects, from literature to the physical and social sciences. When you're at school use the PowerLibrary link on this page or the one on the start menu.
cite it right @ your library®
It's really not that difficult to cite correctly. If you can follow an example, you can do perfect MLA citation. You don't need to remember everything, we have MLA citation manuals in the library that you can borrow. Also, the Online Writing Lab at Purdue University has an MLA guide with lots of examples. Add it to your bookmarks and use it for all your assignments!!
CareerCruising @ your library®
CareerCruising.com has lots of useful career information. Log in from school or home with frhs as the username and panthers as the password.
Contact information: Please feel free to contact us via email:Jesse McDonnell or by telephone at 724-327-5456 x 5023.