Welcome Families!
    This page is created in the hope that you are here to help foster your student's educational experience. The school library is at the center of all content areas as well as independent learning. My goal, as teacher-librarian, is to help your student become a safe and successful user and creator of information. In addition to supplying your student with 21st Century skills, I also hope to instill a life-long love for reading and learning. Please feel free to contact me with any concerns, questions or feedback. I look forward to working with your student while he/she is at Tumwater High School. 
    - Kristin Jewell

    THS Online Databases 
    To access our subscriptions, you will need our login and password information. The library has handouts available for students, or you may call or e-mail to request the information. 
    "EBSCO Information Services provides a complete and optimized research solution comprised of research databases, e-books and e-journals."
    "Content designed to support student research, study, and homework in key curricula subjects."
    "deep research solutions linked to curriculum standards"
    "Find author biographies, contemporary criticism, reviews, and multimedia resources organized into more than 3,000 Author Pages."
    "A collection of primary and secondary sources on global history from ancient times to the present day."
    "full-text and multimedia reference essentials"


  • Research Tools and Tips
    If you need help with any type of bibliography or works cited page, EasyBib is a user-friendly citation maker. Click on the image above to go directly to the website, or click on the EasyBib Tutorials link for quick video instructions on using EasyBib for all types of citations.
    Website Evaluation and Credibility
    Click HERE to view a "family tips" document to help guide students to think critically about Internet sites, created by Common Sense Media.
    View the brief video below, created by Common Sense Media, for further tips on website evaluation and credibility.

    Homework Help:
    "Content covers math, science topics such as biology, chemistry, and physics, and even reaches into the humanities with playlists on finance and history." Free to use for everyone, you do need to create an account.
    Here you will find links to school subjects, current events, student projects, and science fair winners, plus tips on succeeding in school.
    Check out the links to sites on such subjects as psychology, religion, art, and economics as well as such standard subjects as math, history, science, and English. You do need to create an account, but access is free.
    This site covers economics, philosophy, psychology, chemistry, computer science, history, literature, math, as well as the standardized test world of SAT, GRE, and more. 

    Internet Safety:
    NetSmartz Workshop
    "NetSmartz offers free, multimedia Internet safety presentations tailored for specific audiences – parents and communities, tweens, teens, and younger children."
    "MTV's A Thin Line campaign was developed to empower you to identify, respond to, and stop the spread of digital abuse in your life and amongst your peers."
    Social Media
    Click on the image above to view the original source. 

  • Understanding the Value of School Libraries
    Click on the infographic above to view the original source. 
    THS Library
     Hours: M-Th, 7:00 to 2:30; F 7:00 to 1:15

    Kristin Jewell

    B.A. English/Secondary Education/Entrepreneurial Leadership

    M.Ed. Global Policy Stories in Education

    Ed.D. Curriculum, Teaching, Learning and Leadership

    Contact Mrs. Jewell:
    Kristin Jewell
    Library Assistant:
    Cami Wilkening

  • Technology Time: 
    Every THS student has his/her own Google Apps account. Click the image above to login. 
    Click on the icon above to browse through Mrs. Udo's diigo list for iPads and Apps. Here you will find links to articles and websites about practical iPad uses, educational relevance, and popular applications.

    Teen Zone:
    Click on the image above to open up a wealth of resources at our public library. The teen zone has wonderful book lists, homework help, social events and ongoing activities.