The JMRL Summer Reading Challenge runs from June 1-August 31 and is open to all ages - children, teens, and adults. Visit JMRL virtually or in person at your nearest branch to learn how to earn badges and win prizes!
Search Destiny, the WAHS library catalog for books. Use your school email login information to view your account and place holds. Is there a book you'd like the library to consider buying for its collection? Let us know!
Check out the eBooks and audiobooks ACPS offers through Sora. Use your school email login information to get access. Talk to Ms. Archey or Ms. Techman for help with the Sora app. Let us know if there is an ebook or audiobook you'd like the county libraries to consider buying for the Sora collection!
What is the difference between a database, a journal, and an article?
You may have heard your teachers and librarians talk about databases, journals, and articles - but how do they differ from each other and how do we use each of them?
A database is a digital, searchable container that can hold anything from books to journal articles to government documents. Journals are periodicals - meaning they are publications that come out in issues on a regular basis. Each issue of a journal contains individual articles. In school, we most often use databases to search for individual articles. These articles come up in our searches as detached from their individual journal issues.