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Arab Spring

Lunar Chinese New Year

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What Makes October So Special?

Word of the Day

Every new vocabulary is a new friend to those who learn a new language, right?!  Here you are provided with a quick access to meeting your new friends. Click Oxford LDC , then look for Trendy Words, Word of the Day, Word of the Year, or read blogs and watch videos related to languages at large.  




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Reference Collections

10 Tops Things You Should Know About Library

1. Libraries collect, organize, and preserve information.  Today, libraries hold books, newspapers, magazines, journals, microfilm, government documents, and audiobooks, as well as other electronic and Web-based information. PA's OWH Library even has laptops and iPods!

2. Not everything is on the Internet! Most current material is copyrighted and not freely available through search engines like Google. Libraries are essential for scholarly academic research.

3. Libraries collect materials that support their communities: public libraries have fiction, gardening, local history, and crafts resources; OWH Library has history, biology, English, and other materials that support the PA curriculum. 

4. Your student ID card is your library card: students can take out DVDs for 3 days at a time and books for 3 weeks at a time.  You can also borrow materials from a number of area libraries using a NOBLE pin number available at the Circulation Desk. But be wary of fines!  Return borrowed items on time.

5. Library books can be shelved in a variety of ways. At OWHL, books are shelved according to the Dewey Decimal Classification (DDC) system. College and academic libraries are shelved according to the Library of Congress Classification system. The numbers look different but the process of using them to find books on the shelves is the same.

6. Libraries organize material by subject: similar items are shelved next to each other for convenient browsing. 

7. Libraries today allow you to research from home! E-books, business and statistical information, and periodical information, such as newspapers, magazines, and journal articles, can often be read online through the OWH Library’s subscription databases (Electronic Resources A-Z List). 

8. Even library resources need careful evaluation: check for authority, accuracy, objectivity, currency, and coverage. Not every resource is appropriate for every project. 

9. Need to take out books, borrow a laptop, locate reserve material, or return things?  The Circulation Desk can help you check out items, return things, and pay overdue fines. 

10. Need research help? The Help Desk can help you find materials on the shelves, in subscription databases, or in libraries across the world. At PA, stop by, email or call the Help Desk at x 4238.

Academic Integrity

The Oxford English Dictionary defines Plagiarism as:

The action or practice of plagiarizing; the wrongful appropriation or purloining, and publication as one's own, of the ideas, or the expression of the ideas (literary, artistic, musical, mechanical, etc.) of another.

Frequently Asked Questions about Copyright from U.S. Copyright Office

Copyright & Fair Use from PBS Teachers

Citation Builder from the World Book Advanced

Need a simple tool for citation?

Go for the Citation Buider from the World Book Advanced!

Come to the Help Desk for further help when needed.

Welcome to the World Languages Resource Guides

We are living in a fast-paced and ever-changing global community.  To meet this challenge, Phillips Academy is offering our students a great opportunity to learn a variety of world languages to study about the corresponding cutlures.  The Academy is currently offering Chinese, French, German, Greek, Japanese, Latin, Russian and Spanish.

As an Instructional Librarian as well as a language teacher with solid bilingual and cross-cultural knowledge and experience, I am aiming to bring up-to-date information and research resources to support the academy's curriculum via this widely used information platform, Libguide, a.k.a. OWHLguide.   

To support connected learning, I can help you at the OWH Library, the PACC, the Language Learning Center, or meet you and your students in your classroom, or a place you prefer.

Ms. Pei    

World Languages & Global Studies Librarian  

Last Rev. 4/7/15                                                                                                             

Discover Information Literacy 什么是资讯素养?

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Welcome in World Languages:

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International Education Week (IEW)

Did you know that "International Education Week is an opportunity to celebrate the benefits of international education and exchange worldwide. This joint initiative of the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education is part of our efforts to promote programs that prepare Americans for a global environment and attract future leaders from abroad to study, learn, and exchange experiences in the United States. "

To learn more about this IEW event in November (November 16-20, 2015), please visit its official website. 

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Academic Reserves - How to check them out?

There are 14 books on Academic Reserve for this class. The books are shelved behind the library's Circulation Desk.  It is located on the 2nd to last shelf on  one of the bookcases for all reserves.   The books have Reserve labels on their spines as well as orange dots. The books are two-hour, hold-ID, in-library reserves.


Please be sure you will show you Blue Card to check it out during the project. 


Let me know if you have any questions. Ms. Pei

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