Useful Links

 

Villa Library Catalog 

The Villa Library collection contains over 10,000 print volumes which includes fiction, non-fiction and media suitable for Preschool through Middle School. A variety of electronic are also available. The Villa community may access the online catalog with a password and check out resources using their individual pin number.

 

Public Library Cards 

To encourage life long learning, we highly recommend students obtain a free Seattle Library Card or a King County Library Card.  This resource provides access to a wide variety of databases and resources that students will use as part of the research process during their school experience and provides experience using public resources for independent life long study.

 

Databases

World Book Online – Online Encyclopedia Available at Home or School! Password required at home.

CultureGrams

SIRSDiscoverer

ProQuest Learning Literature

History Study Center

ProQuest Resources

eLibrary

Useful Literature Websites

Book Suggestions – Read Alikes!  – If you liked one title, use this list to find something similar to it!

Caldecott Medal Award  – The Best in Picture Books!

Children’s Author’s and Illustrators on the Web  – Find links to author’s webpages here.

LibraryThing Book Suggester  – Type in a book you love and it will give you suggestions for your next read!

Newbery Medal Winners - The Newbery Medal is awarded annually by the American Library Association for the most distinguished American children’s book published the previous year.

Series and Sequels Lists  – Find titles and authors of a favorite series and sequels.

Research Websites

The Big 6  - Describes the research process. The site has lots of great lessons and guides. Created by Cambridge Rindge and Latin School in Massachusetts.