- Use EasyBib to keep track of information sources like books or websites.
- You should have paper directions for logging in or registering for EasyBib. When you are logged in, you will see the AMS dragon on the EasyBib website.
- Log in before you start searching. Keep EasyBib open in a separate tab so you can easily record sources as you go.
- Need help? Try EasyBib’s video tutorials. For citing sources, go here. For more information, go here.
You can get to all our online databases from home using MackinVIA. You only have to log in once, so it’s much easier to use them at home than it has been in the past. Here’s how:
- Go to www.mackinvia.com or download the MackinVIA app.
- Type (or copy & paste) Annapolis Middle School. You should see a menu with our school’s name and address. Click to choose Annapolis Middle School.
- Log in using your:
- ID: Student ID
- PW: the last 4 digits of your Student ID
- For help using MackinVIA, go here.
Need more help?
You can contact Ms. Buck through the library Edmodo group for your grade. I check it at least once a day, including weekends and vacation.
- Humane Society Animal Facts
- ASPCA Animal Cruelty Study
- Animal welfare statistics
- Animal abuse statistics
- FBI Will Track Animal Abuse, because it’s linked to human abuse
- Britannica School – Animal Rights
- SIRS topic overview – Animal Welfare
- Summary of the Animal Welfare Act
- Full Text of the Animal Welfare Act
- ALDF – Animal Welfare Laws of the US and Canada
- Anne Arundel County Animal Control
- ASPCA – Animal Cruelty Laws by State
- Humane Society
- Anne Arundel County SPCA
- Animal Legal Defense Fund
- Animal cruelty – SIRS researcher topic overview
- SIRS Discoverer – Search for recent news about animal welfare
2nd Period – Homelessness
- Homelessness Resource Center (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Service Administration)
- Statistics for Maryland from National Coalition for the Homeless
- Economic statistics for the City of Annapolis – US Census Bureau
- Annapolis poverty rate data
- Maryland poverty guidelines
- City of Annapolis Housing and Community Development Committee
- Annapolis Economy
- US Department of Housing and Urban Development
- US Department of Health and Human Services
- Maryland Services for the Homeless
- Anne Arundel County Commission to End Homelessness
- Kansas City Homeless Outreach Team
- Utah Homelessness Report
- Utah’s strategy for the Homeless
- National Coalition for the Homeless
- National Student Campaign Against Hunger and Homelessness
- Homeless World Cup
- Organizations fighting poverty in Annapolis
- SIRS Researcher homelessness overview
- SIRS Researcher poverty overview
- Britannica School – Homelessness
- Britannica School – Poverty
3rd Period – Youth Drug Use
- US Office of Adolescent Health (Department of Health and Human Services)
- National Institute on Drug Abuse
- Anne Arundel County – Teens in Partnership
- National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence
- Troubled Teens Annapolis
- Teen Drug Rehabs
- National Center for Children in Poverty: Adolescent substance abuse
- Bureau of Justice Statistics: Drug use facts
- Anne Arundel County Network of Care
- World Health Organization: Global Initiative on Primary Prevention of Substance Abuse
- Youth.gov: Substance abuse prevention
- National Institute of Health: Preventing Drug Abuse: The Best Strategy
- Anne Arundel County Department of Health – Substance Abuse Treatment
4th Period – Recess in Middle School
- Debate.org: Should middle school students have recess?
- Recess makes kids smarter
- School recess offers benefits to student well-being
- EduGuide: Do students really need recess?
- Recess: Necessity or Nicety?
- The rebirth of recess
- A therapist goes to school and tries to sit still and focus…
- Does better recess equal a better school day?
- The crucial role of recess in school
- Does recess really improve classroom behavior?
- PTO Today: A research-based case for recess
- The true loss of recess
- The impact of recess on child development