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Welcome to the Gerrit Kouwenhoven Memorial Library.gerrit with horses

The Gerrit Kouwenhoven Memorial Library was dedicated in September of 2014 in recognition of Kouwenhoven’s background as a scholar, educator and lover of beautifully crafted writing.  Gerrit Kouwenhoven had an incredible influence at Long Trail. He was a member of the LTS Board of Trustees from 1988-1998, served as the Board’s chair for 6 years, and rejoined the Board in 2008. Kouwenhoven was board chair for the 2012-13 school year prior to his death in 2013.

Media Specialist Krista McClellan staffs the library and teaches Media Literacy in the middle school.

Choose the Best Search for Your Information Need
 
Catalogs for Print Materials
  • Browse what is in the LTS Library collection here: DESTINY QUEST 2016-01-14 13.10.06
  • Vermont InterLibrary Loan – If you find material you want to borrow, see Krista in the library.
  • WorldCat – Search the catalogs of the majority of public and academic libraries around the world.
Databases and Digital Libraries

QUESTIA – Your username is your school email address. Ask or email Krista for the password.

Gale Databases – Available through VT Online Library. Contact Krista for the password.

NYTimes by geographic location:

http://topics.nytimes.com/top/reference/timestopics/places/all/index.html

NYTimes by current event/place:
Digital Public Library of America
Europeana (European collections- great for art and music)
CIA World Factbook  (search particular countries)
Public Library of Science (PLOS)

UVM Libraries Center for Digital Initiatives

Includes archives of the Proctor Maple Research Center, maple sugar and maple syrup recipe collections, medieval and Renaissance manuscripts, 900 images of the Long Trail, and photographic collections of Burlington and Danville.
Includes archives from the college’s history, publications, digital lectures, rare books and manuscripts from American Literature, historic images of Middlebury, railroad photos, Vermont maps and postcards, and the collections of Helen Hartness Flanders.
Includes documents and photographs archiving American history, government, events, as well as pieces of Americana. Archives include presidential collections, founding documents, interviews and correspondance.
Includes American history and culture, historic newspapers and sound recordings, performing arts encyclopedia, prints and photographs, veterans history, legislative information, maps and manuscripts, and folklife and hispanic digital collections.
Includes material related to the performing and fine arts, science, religion, literature, human rights, geography, war and peace, politics, world history, American history, NYC history.
Includes material related to the performing and fine arts, sports, literature, American history, and Boston history.
Includes materials related to politics, fine and performing arts, social sciences, literature, politics, geography, world history, and American history.
Search Engines and Directories
Go beyond Google with these search engines! They will get you better resources faster.
  • Google Scholar – Research articles only. Full text links in the right column.
  • Infomine – Scholarly Internet resource collections
  • KidsClick – Don’t be fooled by the appearance; there are many wonderful resources for any grade.
  • Kids.gov – Middle school resources, including primary documents!
  • Infotopia – You can use it as a search engine or as a directory.
 

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