Iron Horse Middle School


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Online Databases

General Information

Student Resources in Context

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Social Issues

SIRS Researcher




Revolutionary War
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19th Century Newspapers
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Civil War
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Smithsonian Collection

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Science in Context

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We subscribe to three online databases. Each is linked above. Ask Mrs. Hamon what the usernames and passwords are to use them!

Iron Horse Library

Helpful Information Literacy Videos

Argument Writing

Argument writing units are starting soon! Follow these links to get some help.


OWL at Purdue: Establishing an Argument

Plagiarism - What You Need to Know

Plagiarism is a serious issue since it's basically theft. You cannot "borrow" or steal people's ideas without giving proper credit. It does not matter if you accidentally plagiarize, or if you do it intentionally. If you don't give credit where credit is due, you have plagiarized. End of story. You MUST cite sources within the body of your paper AND in your Works Cited...even if you've paraphrased the original source.

This link will take you to a quick video tutorial about the different types of plagiarism:

Need help with citations? Use these resources:


Purdue OWL

Mrs. Hamon in the library



Battle of the Books 2017-2018

Our next meeting for Battle of the Books is Wednesday, December 6th.. Come to the library with your lunch to check in and chat with the other Battle of the Books members.

Fever, 1793 by Laurie Halse Anderson

City of Ember by Jeanne DePrau

Goodbye Stranger by Rebecca Stead

Gregor the Overlander by Suzanne Collins

Grimm Legacy by Polly Shulman

Tesla’s Attic by Neil Shusterman

The Seventh Most Important Thing by Shelly Pearson

The War That Saved My Life by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley

Bystander by James Preller

Upside Down in the Middle of Nowhere by Julie Lamana


Hope to see you at lunch Wednesday. Come sign up!

Teacher Librarian

Mrs. Hamon


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