Databases (for student research):
The New York Times
(Free if you are on BHS's Internet)
Belleville Area District Library
The Belleville Area District Library is located just a few blocks away from BHS. The teen-friendly staff there is very helpful and the library has great summer reading programs for kids and teens.
Canton Public Library
If you take Belleville Road up toward Canton, you will end up driving by this library. If you get to Cherry Hill Rd., then you have gone too far.
Or if you would prefer, check out the narrated video below!
Want to Renew Your Books Online? CLICK HERE
Once you are on the page, click "log in" in the upper right-hand corner. Then enter your student number as user name and password. Once you are logged in you will click on the upper left-hand corner, then go to checkouts on the drop-down menu. Renew away!
Diversity in Awards
A guide to book awards that emphasize or include diverse characters & authors.
Diversity in YA
A blog by two young adult authors that focuses on diverse characters in young adult literature and diverse authors who write it.
Where to Find Diverse Books
Learn more on the "We Need Diverse Books" website.
Reviews, info on upcoming releases, interviews, and more!
Diversity in YA
Blog postings about diversity in young adult literature. Diversity does not just mean racial diversity; this blog also focuses on gender, sexual orientation, and disabilities. Everyone deserves to be represented in the literature that they read.
Book Riot: Young Adult
Reviews, articles, book lists, and more! In addition to all of these things, the Book Riot podcast features intelligent conversation about books and diversity in books, and often showcases young adult literature.
Outstanding Books for the College Bound
This diverse list of books for the college bound is broken up into section: Arts & Humanities, History & Culture, Literature & Language Arts, Science & Technology, and Social Sciences.
Coretta Scott King Award
The Coretta Scott King Book Awards are given annually to outstanding African American authors and illustrators of books for children and young adults that demonstrate an appreciation of African American culture and universal human values.
Quick Picks for Reluctant Readers
Each year there are 4 different paperback lists on different topics.
Mystery award that includes a Young Adult category.
Great Graphic Novels
"The Alex Awards are given to ten books written for adults that have special appeal to young adults, ages 12 through 18."
Given by the American Library Association, the "Michael L. Printz Award is an award for a book that exemplifies literary excellence in young adult literature."
ThingLink is an interactive media platform that empowers publishers, educators, brands, and bloggers to create more engaging content by adding rich media links to photos and videos.
Create and share interactive reports, presentations, personal stories, and more.
Choose images and media, add charts or graphs, and create a multimedia tool to impress!
Use photos and online videos (such as those from YouTube) to create videos. Note: Popcorn Maker is created by Mozilla and best used in the Firefox Browser.
Grab files from Google Drive or upload them from your computer to create a movie.
Make an animated video with fun graphics in no-time.
Using a "storyboard" mode or "timeline" mode, you can easily create videos with your own or existing content.
YouTube Slide Show
A video for how to create an animated slideshow within YouTube.
Drag-and-drop style video maker. Includes some templates.
If your information would fit well in a pie chart, this is a simple tool to use. It's best to use a pie chart when you're trying to express percentages of a whole.
An easy-as-pie website for making these kinds of graphs: bar, line, area, pie, and "xy." You can download, print, or email graphs that you create.
Take high quality images and add text to make posters, social media ads, flyers, graphics, etc.
A simple but amazing design tool for making posters, informational graphics, and more.
A tool for easily adding words or quotes to high quality free images. Create these beautiful images and use them in other tools, such as Google Slides, ThingLink, and much more. You can also customize your image to work well for different kinds of social media, such as Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, etc.
Brainstorm, create presentations and document outlines with mind maps. Create and share mind maps in the cloud.
A simple but powerful diagram creator. Perfect for uploading photos, maps, charts, etc. and connecting them with ideas and notes. Check out this basic sample.
"Trello is a collaboration tool that organizes your projects into boards. In one glance, Trello tells you what's being worked on, who's working on what, and where something is in a process."
Create an online bulletin board and add videos, images, links, etc. Then move the "notes" around and arrange them how you want to create an attractive presentation or use it to organize a project. Group members can collaborate on a padlet.
Add sticky notes to a bulletin board and organize them. Can be used to present information, collaborate with others, or work on project management.
Draw and print out your own cookie cutter design.
Use Google Sketchup to design nearly anything. In addition to an extensive Learn Center, Sketchup also has an entire 3D Warehouse of models that can be downloaded and modified! Note: Sketchup needs to be downloaded.
Self described as a "free, easy-to-learn online app anyone can use to create and print 3D models."
Has many different models that are downloadable, modifiable, and printable! Note that the model we have at BHS is the MakerBot Replicator 2.
Photos for Class
Note: This images vary quite a bit in resolution. If you are looking only for high resolution photos, consider one of the other options.
Free high quality images that can be used (by Creative Commons) in presentations and other multimedia projects.
Get clip art, icons, and illustrations to use in your projects. The license permits using and reusing in any context.
Makerbook: Free High Quality Graphics
You may need to register with some of these sites in order to access their images.
Haiku Deck (iOS)
Haiku Deck is the easiest way to create an amazing presentation on the web, iPad, or iPhone.
MeL databases are provided through the state of Michigan and are available to all Michigan residents. The collection contains databases on many different topics. Some of the most helpful for this assignment might be:
*Hint: Go to the advanced search and search for "CareNotes" to get an extensive patient pamphlet.
*Hint: The magazines and journal section is going to have the must current information of the tabs
Hospitals & Clinics (websites)
These are just examples. There are other hospital websites out there with patient information.
These are just some examples--your disease probably has an organization!
Especially good for: Current, updated research and treatments