Resources

  • Recognize Propaganda & Faulty Logic.  How do you tell if something you read is trying to manipulate you through reason or emotion to persuade you to change or create new ideas that may not be true/real? Check out this Cuesta College Study Guide on Critical Thinking for helpful resources.
     
    Find Books.  Search for books in our library and in other Cassia County school libraries.  
    Our library name is DHS Library and there is no password.
     
     
    Find Articles.  Search for encyclopedia, newspaper, magazine, and other articles using the LiLI Databases.
     
    Find eBooks.  Search for and download free eBooks from Project Gutenberg.
     
    Find eAudiobooks.  Search for and download free eAudiobooks from Audio Books @ Project Gutenberg and/or Loudlit.org.
     
    Find Great Books Online. Bartleby publishes literature, reference and verse books and information on the web.
     
    Prep for PSAT / SAT.  Online resources include pre- and post-tests, tutorials, practice tests, and eBook study guides. Located in the LearningExpress Library in the LiLI Databases. All DHS Sophomores and Juniors are taught how to use this resource.
     
    Cite Your Work.  Learn how to and see examples for creating your list of works cited from the Purdue OWL. Or have them created for you using EasyBib. (There's also an EasyBib app for you smartphone!)
     
    Got Fines?  In addition to cash, the library accepts Box Tops for Education to pay for overdue fines. Each unexpired box top is worth 10 cents.

Senior Project Research Information

  • Research Presentation Day 1 - Print Books & Reference Materials
    1. General Encyclopedias
    2. Subject Area Encyclopedias
    3. Books in our library
      • Recommended Series:
        • Opposing Viewpoints
        • Compact Research
      • How the Dewey Decimal System works
        • At DHS, welding books are located at 671 (Metalworking, actually 671.5 Joining and cutting of metals)
        • You will find other books on welding at:
          • 670-679 (Manufacturing, within 10)
          • 660s (669 Metalurgy, previous 10, more general. Books on two subjects are usually placed in the first Dewey number area)
          • 680s (682 Small forge work, blacksmithing, next 10)
          • 600-610 (Technology, base 100, very general-subject area encyclopedias)
          • 500-510 (Applied Science, previous 100, EXTREMELY general-subject area encyclopedias)
    4. Books in other libraries
      • Fill out Request Form
      • Use the Union Icon (Green Earth) in our OPAC to search other CCSD libraries
     
    Research Presentation Day 2 - Lili Databases
    1. News
    2. Magazines
    3. Professional Journals

     

    Research Presentation Day 3 - Web Resources
    1. Recognizing quality websites
      • See Recognizing Bias & Faulty Logic link above
    2. Citation help
      • See Purdue OWL and EasyBib links above

     

Top Books @ DHS 2017-2018

  • 1. Thirteen Reasons Why

    by Jay Asher Year Published: 2008

    When high school student Clay Jenkins receives a box in the mail containing thirteen cassette tapes recorded by his classmate Hannah, who committed suicide, he spends a bewildering and heartbreaking night crisscrossing their town, listening to Hannah's voice recounting the events leading up to her death.

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  • 2. Crackback

    by John Coy Year Published: 2005

    When Miles Manning, a successful high school football player, discovers his teammates are using steroids--and one of them is his best friend--he's faced with a tough decision: Is he willing to do what it takes to win?

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  • 3. Deadline

    by Chris Crutcher Year Published: 2007

    Ben has big things planned for his senior year. Had big things planned. Now what he has is some very bad news and only one year left to make his mark on the world. How can a pint-sized, smart-aleck do anything significant in the nowheresville of Trout, Idaho?

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  • 4. Everything, Everything

    by Nicola Yoon Year Published: 2015

    My disease is as rare as it is famous. Basically, I’m allergic to the world. I don’t leave my house, have not left my house in seventeen years. The only people I ever see are my mom and my nurse, Carla.

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  • 5. Lockdown : Escape from Furnace

    by Alexander Smith Year Published: 2009

    Furnace Penitentiary is the world’s most secure prison for young offenders, buried a mile beneath the earth’s surface. Convicted of a murder he didn’t commit, sentenced to life without parole, Alex must either find a way out or resign himself to a death behind bars, in the darkness at the bottom of the world.

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