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Welcome to the PGHS Library Media Center. Library Staff consists of Mrs. Cosgrove, Library Media Specialist Mrs. Bailey, Library Media Specialist Mrs. Brown, Library Secretary Mrs. Poe, ITRT Mrs. Prescott, Copier Aide. Library Media Center Hours. Monday – Friday

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Welcome to the


Library Media Center


Library Staff consists of

Mrs. Cosgrove, Library Media Specialist

Mrs. Bailey, Library Media Specialist

Mrs. Brown, Library Secretary

Mrs. Poe, ITRT

Mrs. Prescott, Copier Aide

library media center hours
Library Media Center Hours

Monday – Friday

7:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

*available for extended hours upon request


Access to the Library Media Center:

  • Students must ALWAYS sign-in and show their ID.
  • 7:00 - 7:45am – no pass required
  • 7:50 – 11:00am – teacher can call and write a pass in your Planner
  • 11:00am-1:00pm - Your Lunch Block–no pass required
  • - ETEH – must have a pass in your
  • planner signed by one of the librarians. (You must get the pass BEFORE 5th block bell)
  • 1:00 – 2:30pm – teacher can call and write a pass in your planner
  • 2:30 – 3:30pm – no pass required

LMC Rules

Students must show their ID badges and sign in and out at the circulation desk.

Students must present a pass in their planner to an adult staff member.

Students must respect library materials and equipment, as well as the quiet atmosphere of the LMC.

Students must follow the county’s Acceptable Use Policy.

Absolutely no food or drink is allowed in the LMC. Water is permitted, just not near the computers or books.


Resources available in LMC

13,000+ books

60+ magazine/periodical subscriptions

3 newspaper subscriptions

College/Career materials

Reference materials

Online Database subscriptions

30 computers, 3 scanners, 1 printer

locating books
Locating Books -

NEW: Destiny Online Catalog

To locate books in the library, use Destiny.

Double click on the BLUE icon on the desktop, then click Prince George High school.

Simply type in keywords to search by keyword, title, author, subject or series.


You can access the Online Databases by using the

LMC Web Page.

If you are inside the school building, just click on the Internet Explorericon, and go to the PG County Schools Homepage, found at Simply click on Our Schoolsand then click on Prince George High. Next, click on Librarylocated on the menu bar. The Online Databases are linked with Student Resources.

Just click on the database title for access.

*Remote access (outside the building)

to the Online Databases requires the following username/login and password. The username

or login is pghslmcfor all the databases.

When a password is required, use – royals.


ABC –CLIO is a social studies database which includes:

American Government

American History

World History : The Modern Era

World Geography : Understanding a

Changing World

biography in context
Biography In Context
  • The challenges, motivations, successes and failures of history’s notables can educate and inspire students. Biography in Context is built on a foundation of more than 600,000 biographies designed to draw students into new perspectives on familiar topics. In this database you’ll find:
  • 600,000+ biographies covering more than 525,000 individuals
  • 130+ award-winning Gale reference titles
  • At-a-glance information on newsmakers and historical figures alike, helping students gain a foundation for further discovery.
  • 50,000 new or updated bios added annually in addition to

daily updates to account for awards and events

  • Biography in Context brings students face to face with

their subjects via video, audio clips and images of yesterday

and today’s most studied figures.

  • Hundreds of hand-crafted topic pages covering the

highest-interest features using a web-like experience that

promotes information discovery and 21st century skills like

like information literacy and critical thinking.


The Discovering Collection - 5 core subject areas including :

Literature, Biography, Science, Social Studies and History

Students are able to access a variety of resources that will help them conduct research, complete assignments, create presentations and more, with content and curriculum-focused tools that include:

■ Thousands of primary documents

■ Hundreds of plays and poems

■ Multimedia content, that includes video and audio clips, and thousands of flags,

maps, seals and photographs

■ Thousands of topic overviews, biographies, plot summaries and pieces

of literary criticism

■ Content level recommendations (Basic, Intermediate and Advanced)

to help readers choose appropriate content for their abilities

■ Research Tools and Research Guide that tie information literacy skills

to use of the resource

■ More than 1,700 study guide questions to promote understanding


EbscoHost is “designed specifically for high school libraries, this database contains full text articles from magazines, journals, newspapers, reference titles and primary source documents. MAS Ultra – School Edition also provides more than 360 full text reference books, 85,670 biographies, and a School Image Collection of photos, maps &

flags, color PDFs and expanded full-text

back files (back to 1975) for

key magazines.”


Grolier Online Encyclopedias:

    • Grolier Multimedia
    • Encyclopedia Americana
    • La Nueva EnciclopediaCumbre
  • Over 125,000 articles – all articles are
  • correlated to national and state standards
  • Over 340,000 editor vetted web links
  • Over 1,100 world newspapers in 73 languages representing 195 countries

Opposing Viewpoints in Context :

Premier online resource covering today’s Hot Topics and Controversial Issues, from Offshore Drilling to Climate Change, Health Care to Immigration.

This database helps students research, analyze and organize a broad variety of data to conduct research for debates, essays and presentations.

Resources include: pro/con viewpoint essays, topic overviews, 300+ primary source documents, biographies, court-case overviews, periodical articles, statistical tables, charts and graphs, images, podcasts and much more!

more gale databases provided by library of virginia 37 special collections including
More Gale Databases: (provided by Library of Virginia)37Special Collections including:
  • General OneFile
  • Criminal Justice
  • Vocations & Careers
  • US &World History
  • Military & Intelligence
  • Diversity Studies
  • Health Reference
  • Physical Therapy
  • Child Development

Plus many, many more!

  • Culinary Arts
  • Pop Culture
  • War & Terrorism
  • Science
  • Agriculture
  • Gardening
  • Insurance
  • Business
  • Fine Arts & Music
information literacy
Information Literacy

Students who are information literate will:

  • Access information efficiently

and effectively

  • Evaluate information critically

and competently

  • Use information accurately

and creatively

our mission
Our Mission:

To ensure that

studentsand staff are efficient and effective users of ideas and information 