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Library and Technology Center

The Edwards-Hobgood Library and Technology Center
 
The Edwards-Hobgood Library at Arendell Parrott Academy provides resources, new technologies, and experiences that support the school's mission of "fostering each student's intellectual, creative, social, physical, and moral development in a positive and challenging educational community."

The goal of the library is to provide a friendly and nurturing atmosphere conducive to academic and intellectual study as well as casual educational browsing and independent reading. Students may visit the library all through the school day. Lower school students visit the library as a class on a weekly basis. All teachers may schedule library time in order for their classes to prepare projects and to conduct research assignments.

The library strives to create an environment that motivates students to become independent seekers of knowledge and to develop a love of reading and a lifelong interest in learning.
 
 
Research Links
Some of the research links require a user ID and Password.
If you have trouble accessing any of the sites below please email the APA Librarian.
 
 
Lower School
Links to Helpful Public Websites:
 
AR Book Finder – Excellent source to check the Accelerated Reader level and point value of books
 
Fact Monster – Homework helper, trivia, and grade leveled games
 
The Old Farmer's Almanac for Kids – Interesting facts, moon phases, weather, and history
 
Links to Password Protected Websites:
 

Country Reports – Excellent source for detailed information on every country

 

United States Reports – Excellent source for detailed information on each state

 

World Book Online – Current events and online encyclopedia

 

 

Middle/Upper School

Links to Helpful Public Websites:

 

American Rhetoric Top 100 Speeches

 

Ask a Librarian Virtual Reference Desk Library of Congress links to multiple research resources

 

Biography.com Biographies of historical figures, world leaders, and pop culture

 

Chronicling America Library of Congress link to U.S. newspapers from 1690-Present

 

Education World Copyright information; students should consult this site prior to beginning the research process

 

NC Live – A directory of reference databases useful for educational purposes and personal interests; a public library card will be required for access

NCpedia – Encyclopedia of North Carolina

 

Neuse Regional Library

 

Project Gutenberg – Free eBooks
 
Smithsonian – Current events, history, science, and culture
 
Links to Password Protected Websites:
 
Country Reports – Excellent source for detailed information on every country
 
Gale Databases – Informative source for literary research papers
 
Noodle Tools Citation Helper – This should be the starting point for all research projects. Students can create multiple project lists to include research citations, note cards, and drafts. A one-time registration will be required to create a personal account.
 
United States Reports – Excellent source for detailed information on each state

World Book Online – Current events and online encyclopedia