Renate Bose, Library Assistant
Lee De Groft, Librarian
April Knowles, Librarian

Monday – Thursday 7:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Friday 7:00 a.m.-2:30 p.m.

Remember – you can access our online resources via our website 24 hours a day/7 days a week!

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Library Information

Our Databases

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Resource Links
  • Mrs. Furr’s Tech/Library Survey
  • Online Practice Driving Tests  Through a partnership with, a company dedicated to driver safety and education, students at Jamestown High School can access free Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) practice tests.
  • Databases through the Williamsburg Regional Library
    All WJCC students now have access to more than 50 databases available online through the Williamsburg Regional Library (WRL).  No library card is needed.  When prompted to enter a library card barcode number at any of the databases, enter “wjcc” followed immediately by your school id number.  Example: wjcc10000111. If you do not know your school id it is listed on your StudentVue under Student Info. You may also get it from Library staff.
  • Office 365 login information.  Your new login will be first initial, last initial and the last five digits of your student number.   Example: ad10056).  Your username is followed by  Example:  Your password is your network password, either student id or the password you created when you created your new network account this year.
  • College Prep Center: Online Practice PSAT, ACT, SAT & AP Tests and Tutorials (No library card needed to register)
  • EasyBib EDU  Click here if you already have a school EasyBib account. You will need to put in a new coupon code.  The coupon code for 2017-2018 is Jameshs764.  Please note that old work in notebooks will not be avaialable. If you are new to EasyBib register here EasyBib.  You will then upgrade your account using the 2017-2018 coupon code (Jameshs764).*EasyBib will shut down in July 2018* Get familiar with other citation machines or learn how to cite within Word!
  • In Text Citations MLA Using Easybib for parenthetical citations.

Copyright-Free Audio Resources:

Copyright-Free Image Resources (check each website for terms):

Poetry Resources
Presentation Platform Options

Presntation Platforms Chart

WeVideo Code: Check with your teacher for school login information to get premium access.

We Video Instructions

Other Presentation Options:

Animoto: Free accounts make 60 second videos.  Librarians can make you an educational account with premium features.


  1. Go to
  2. Fill in the area marked “Register”
  3. Username:  Choose an unique login name
  4. Password: Choose a private password
  5. Display Name: Please enter your real name
  6. School/Teacher Name: jamestownhs
  7. Access Key: jhseagles
  8. Recommended: Record your login information

Prezi: Create free public account.  Templates available or create your own. Add images, video, etc.  Share via link, download as pdf or prezi portable file.

Literature Resource Guides
Career Exploration Resources
Current Science Articles
Using Google Books

Google Books is a great way to find scholarly discussions of your topic.

Try this search box for “othello shakespeare” (without the quotation marks) + other words scholars might use to talk about your topic.

It’s not about reading whole books.

You can use it to find chapters or even shorter discussions of your topic inside books.

ELL and Spanish Language Resources in the Library

School Databases: JHS has a number of databases that have translate and text-to-speech features.  Once translated, the audio is available in that language.  Most of these databases allow you to download MP3 files.  No login is required at school.  If you are off-site, please see the Library page for Offsite Database access for login information.

World Book Online World Book Online is a comprehensive encyclopedia. It includes a text to speech button with two speed settings. World Book Online includes encyclopedia articles, a dictionary, tables, Back in Time, Special Reports, websites, resource guides, Teaching with Documents, maps, images, sounds, videos & animations, and historical maps.

World Book Enciclopedia Estudiantil Hallazgos Enciclopedia Estudiantil Hallazgos offers World Book’s content in Spanish. It includes a Spanish visual dictionary, bilingual features, resources for people, places, science, mathematics, world religions, plants & animals, history & government, the arts, and sports & recreation.

Culturegrams Experience the world through extensive cultural information on more than 200 countries. Culturegrams features photo galleries, flags, cultural terms, slideshows, national anthems, videos, Average Person Infographic, interviews with native children and adults from countries around the world, recipes, biographies of famous people for each country, a currency converter, teaching activities, text-to-speech capability, and printable maps.

WRL Databases All WJCC students have access to the many databases through the Williamsburg Regional Library.  They should login with the username wccc plus their student id instead of a library barcode number.  Most of these databases also have translate features.

Mango Languages Login with wjcc plus the student id number.  Students can create accounts and track progress or randomly.  Over 44 languages are available.  Special resources include movies that allow students to engage with dialogue, grammar, etc., as well as specialized modules, including texting in Spanish and Romance in French.

Spanish Language Books via the Library:  There are over 800 spanish language books available from other WJCC schools.  To find them, access the Online Catalog link use the search terms “spanish language” and under location, choose Williamsburg-James City County Schools.  You may request any book in the district, just see your librarians.

The following titles are available in the Jamestown Library.

Signing in fourteen languages : a multilingual dictionary of 2,500 American Sign Language words.
Call #: 419 PRO Proctor, Claude O.
Published 2000

Bendíceme, Última
Call #: 468 ANA Anaya, Rudolfo A.
Published 1994

Cassellʾs Spanish-English, English-Spanish dictionary = Diccionario español-inglés, inglés-español.
Call #: 468 CAS
Published 1978

Larousse concise dictionary : Spanish-English, English-Spanish
Call #: 468 LAR [editors/redacción, Antonio Fortin … [et al.]].
Published 2009

Practical Spanish grammar : a self-teaching guide
Call #: 468.2 PRA Prado, Marcial, 1933-
Series: Wiley self-teaching guides
Published 1997

De Chirico
Call #: 759.5 DE general editor, José María Faerna ; translated from the Spanish by Diane Cobos ; [editor, English-language edition, Sarah Burns].
Series: Great modern masters
Published 1995

Guerra de quinceañeras
Call #: F ALE Alegría, Malín.
Published 2013

Los juegos del hambre
[ Book ] Call #: F COL Collins, Suzanne.
Published 2012
Interest Level: Young Adult

Correr o morir
[ Book ] Call #: F DAS Dashner, James, 1972-
Series: Maze runner.
Published 2010
Interest Level: Young Adult

Hush, hush
Call #: F FIT Fitzpatrick, Becca.
Published 2014

[ Book ] Call #: F GRA Grant, Vicki.
Series: Orca soundings
Published 2009
Interest Level: Young Adult

El blanco
Call #: F HAR Harvey, Sarah N., 1950-
Published 2010

Trece sobres azules
Call #: F JOH Johnson, Maureen, 1973-
Published 2016

Matar un ruiseñor
Call #: F LEE Lee, Harper.
Published 2011

Call #: F MCN McNeil, Gretchen.
Published 2015

El ladrón del rayo
Call #: F RIO Riordan, Rick.
Series: Percy Jackson y los dioses del Olimpo ; libro 1o
Published 2010

Bajo el cielo eterno
Call #: F ROS Rossi, Veronica.
Published 2012

Call #: F ROU Roux, Madeleine, 1985-
Published 2014

[ Book ] Call #: F STE Stevenson, Robin, 1968-
Series: Orca soundings
Published 2012
Interest Level: Young Adult

En el bosque
Call #: F STE Stevenson, Robin, 1968-
Published 2012

Al límite
Call #: F WAL Walters, Eric, 1957-
Published 2010

The Oxford Spanish dictionary : Spanish-English/English-Spanish
Call #: R 463.21 OXF chief editors Beatriz Galimberti Jarman, Roy Russell ; senior editors Carol Styles, Stephanie Parker, Cristina Hülskamp = El diccionario Oxford : Espa
Published 1994

The Oxford-Duden pictorial Spanish and English dictionary.
Call #: R 468 OXF
Published 1995

Furr - Research links
2017 College Common Read Titles

Seniors, grab a copy of your new alma mater’s Summer Read or Common Read book!  Many schools have announced their book pick for 2017.  An asterisk means we have a copy at Jamestown.

We will add to the list below as titles are chosen.

*Albion College: Make Your Home Among Strangers by Jennine Capo` Crucet

*Appalachian State College: One Amazing Thing by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni

*Auburn University: The Circle by Dave Eggers

*Bucknell University: Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption by Bryan Stevenson

College of Charleston: The Big Thirst: The Secret Life and Turbulent Future of Water by Charles Fishman

Duke: The Prince of Los Cocuyos: A Miami Childhood by Richard Blanco

East Carolina State University: Evicted: Poverty and Property in the American City by Matthew Desmond

*Elon: Make Your Home Among Strangers: A Novel by Jennine Capo Crucet

*Flagler College: Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of Family and Culture in Crisis by J. D. Vance

*George Mason: Make Your Home Among Strangers: A Novel by Jennine Cap Crucet

*Goucher College: Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption by Bryan Stevenson

High Point University: The American Way of Eating: Undercover at Wal-Mart, Applebee’s, Farm Fields and the Dinner Table by Tracie McMillan

*Kent State University: Everyday Ambassador: Make a Difference by Connecting in a Disconnected World by Kate Otto

*Longwood University: Every Day by David Levithan

*North Carolina State: Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates

*Ohio State University: Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption by Bryan Stevenson

Penn State Main Campus: It’s What I Do: A Photographer’s Life of Love and War by Lynsey Addario

Penn State Berks: A Girl Named Nina by Norma Tamayo

Princeton University: What is Populism? byJan-Werner Müller

*Providence College: Spare Parts: Four Undocumented Teenagers, One Ugly Robot, and the Battle for the American Dream by Joshua Davis

Rutgers University: Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi

*Stanford University: Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi,  *The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History by Elizabeth Kolbert, and *Salvage the Bones by Jesmyn Ward

Smith College: The Book of Unknown Americans byCristina Henríquez

Susquehanna University: Perspectives on Conflict available at the school

Texas Christian University: Laughing Without an Accent: Adventures of a Global Citizen, by Firoozeh Dumas

*Tulane: Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates

University of Central Florida: High Price: A Neuroscientist’s Journey of Self-Discovery that Challenges Everything You Know about Drugs and Society by Dr. Carl Hart

*University of Delaware: Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead

*University of Denver: Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of Family and Culture in Crisis by J. D. Vance

University of Florida: Hidden America by Jeanne Marie Laskas

*UMass Amherst: The Other Wes Moore: One Name Two Fates by Wes Moore

University of Maine Honors College: The Reluctant Fundamentalist by Mohsin Hamid

*University of Mary Washington: Hidden Figures: The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Mathematicians Who Helped Win the Space Race by Margot Lee Shetterly

University of Michigan/Flint: We Need New Names by NoViolet Bulawayo

University of Mississippi: Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption by Bryan Stevenson

University of New Orleans: Callings: The Purpose and Decision of Work by Dave Isay

University of Chapel Hil: How Does it Feel to Be a Problem? by Moustafa Bayoumi

University of North Carolina Charlotte: The Book of Unknown Americans by Cristina Henriquez

*University of North Carolina Greensboro: Behind the Beautiful Forevers: Life, Death and Hope in a Mumbai Undercity by Katherine Boo

*University of Oregon: The Round House by Louise Erdrich

University of Tennessee: Station Eleven by Emily St. John-Mandel

*University of Vermont: A Deadly Wandering: A Mystery, a Landmark Investigation and the Astonishing Science of Attention in the Digital Age by Matt Richtel

Vanderbilt Universit: Strong Inside: Perry Wallace and the Collision of Race and Sports in the South by Andrew Maraniss.

*VCU: Dreamland: The True Tale of America’s Opiate Epidemic by Sam Quinones

*Virginia Tech: The Other Wes Moore: One Name, Two Fates by Wes Moore

*Washington State University: Ready Player One by Ernest Cline

*Washington University St. Louis: Frakenstein by Mary Shelley

*West Virginia University: Hidden Figures: The American Dream Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Mathematicians Who Helped Win the Space Race by Margot Lee Shetterly

*Williams College: Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption by Bryan Stevenson

Information Literacy
WeVideo Directions

WeVideo is an online video editor with advanced features including green screen capability, collaborative use and more. ***WeVideo works only on Chrome.  Do not use Internet Explorer, it does not support the program***

WeVideo Code: If you already have a free version, use this code to upgrade to school subscrition: EHQICVG763QM

WeVideo Link: Use this link if you want to create an account linked to Jamestown’s

We Video Instructions

You can also download the app and record directly from your phone.

AP Lit Summer Reading Book Choices

Get familiar with a title before you choose to read it over the summer.  Click the links below for reviews, trailers, interviews and more.

reservation blues

never let me go

poisonwood bible

sophie's choice


WRL Database Overviews and Lessons

Expanded Academic Overview and Lesson

Expanded Academic Socrative Activity or download and use free app.  Enter Room “Library21” to begin activity.

Expanded Academic Kahoot review, enter game pin 193892 or use the free app.  There might be a prize for the high scorer….

MLA Citations

Citing Your Sources


The Modern Language Association style is the most common citation style in the humanities and liberal arts.  In MLA style, your references are referred to as Works Cited.  Works on your Works Cited page should correspond to the citations in your work, just as citations in your work (parenthetical citations) will lead readers to the full bibliographic information on your Works Cited page.

Rules for Works Cited

  • Be on a separate sheet of paper from the rest of the paper
  • Have the same one inch margins as the rest of the paper
  • Have the same last name and page number header as the paper
  • Be labeled as Works Cited and centered at the top of the page
  • Be double spaced
  • Use hanging indents (0.5 inches) after the first line
  • Be listed alphabetically by the author’s last name

MLA Citation Template

MLA Parenthetical Citations

Parenthetical (also known as “in text”) citations are used in your paper to document sources used, other than general knowledge.  For example, if you state that George Washington was the first President of the United States, that is considered general knowledge and does not need to be cited.  The in-text citations are used for quotes, paraphrasing, graphs, charts,  and images.  The parenthetical citation directs readers to the full citation in the Works Cited page, at the end of your document.

What: In text citations generally consist of the author’s last name and the specific page number of the reference in parenthesis, followed by a period.

Where: If an author is mentioned in the text, you only need to include the page number in parenthesis after the cited information.  The citation should be placed as close to the quote as possible.  When you are citing the same text and page number repeatedly, place one citation at the end of a paragraph instead of at the end of each sentence.

Ex. Howe asserts that the reason for global warming is “an ignorance of science and a lust for money” (12), a fact which has often been challenged.

If an author is not mentioned, include the author’s last name followed by the relevant page number.

Ex.  Some researchers argue that for climate change is exacerbated by companies who put finance over science (Howe 12).

When: Use parenthetical citations when you have referred to a resource directly by name or by quote; have paraphrased the information; have included a chart, graph or image that you did not create

How: Citing a single author and page number as demonstrated above, is fairly straightforward.  There are other situations to be aware of.

Using multiple works by the same author: You may be citing several books, articles, etc., from the same author, perhaps an expert in the field.  Remember the reason for in text citations is so the reader can find the specific work you have cited.  When citing different works by the same author, include an abbreviation of the title of the work, usually the first word (omit “The,” “A,” and other introductory words in a title), following the author’s last name, in the citation.  Separate the author’s last name from the title with a comma.

Ex. The ethical implications of pet cloning in terms of a pet mill industry are extreme (Cloning, Banks 231).

Ex. Another issue raised in genetic engineering is self determination and free will (Genetics, Banks 14).

Long Quotes:  When you are quoting four or more lines of text, indent one inch (ten spaces), do not use quotation marks, and the citation goes after the period.


In their Introduction to Computer Science with C++, Lambert, Nance, and Naps
stress that:

The key to writing a successful program is planning. Good programs

do not just happen: they are the result of careful design and

patience. [. . .]. Writing a program is like writing an essay:

An overall theme is envisioned, an outline of major ideas is

developed, each major idea is subdivided into several parts,

and each part is developed using individual sentences (15).

APA Citations


The American Psychological Association (APA) is a large group of psychology professionals in North America.  Their style guide for citation is followed by several academic and professional disciplines including psychology, such as biology, math, business, nursing, sociology and economics.

In APA style, your list of works cited, or bibliography is called References.

APA Citation Made Simple Infographic

APA Style Guidelines Quizlet

Mrs. Poole’s Bill of Rights Project

Mrs. Poole’s Bill of Rights Project

18th Amendment Example

Know Your Rights: Guide to the United States Constitution

Cornell Law School Annotated Constitution

Annenberg Classroom (Search by amendments in the search bar)

Interactive Constitution (Contains interactive content for Amendments 1-15)

Heritage Guide to the Constitution (Click on the amendment you are researching on the left, then click on the essay links on the right for explanations and related cases)

PBS: The Supreme Court

Bill of Rights Institute

Supreme Court Historical Society

Your Fourth Amendment Rights and Landmark Cases

Your First Amendment Rights and Landmark Cases

Google Scholar

Coding Links

Video Coding

Take a video and email to your Office 365 account.  Download to computer so you can upload to the VidCode link.

Go through Javascript tutorial to make your video more interesting.

Citations and Bibliographies in Microsoft Word

Forget online citation machines like EasyBib, you can insert citations and build bibliographies instantly and automatically in Microsoft Word.  The short video tutorials below will walk you though citing a website and a book, though many other formats are available.  You can choose MLA, APA, and other styles.

A few tips!

  • Reference tools are only available in fully functioning Word, not online Word through Office 365.  You can still upload your bibliography and the format should be fine.  However, if you want to make changes or add to your bibliography, when you choose “Edit Document,” then choose “Edit in Word,” not “Edit in Browser.”  You will need to upload back to OneNote and replace the existing file with the current one.
  • Remember you don’t need to click “Bibliography” until you are all finished adding sources and ready to create your final bibliography.
  • Also, don’t forget to click “show all bibliographic fields.”  Happy citing!
Online Music Production
Noodletools Citation Site

See a librarian for access codes.