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This tab features some tutorials and instructions. If you're not seeing what you need, feel free to contact the library!
Information literacy tools and tutorials to help develop critical thinking skills.
A password is required to access this resource from home. Use the password document and be sure that you are signed in with your petk12.org email. Need help? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org!
Purdue's Online Writing Lab (OWL) had a general overview and links to grammar rules. For more specific information see the following pages from Purdue OWL:
This site allows you to cite, archive, and evaluate sources, organize notes, and outline. Get personal help with difficult citations and collaborate in real-time from anywhere. Check out these tutorials:
At Center for Racial Justice in Education, we believe that the histories, stories, and voices of Black people should be centered, honored, and uplifted in school curricula every day. We also acknowledge the importance, relevance and origins of Black History Month.
A collection of resources, videos, articles, book lists, and classroom lessons to address discrimination, specifically targeted at Asian Americans.
One stop provides resources for books you are reading and teaching, including author and illustrator interviews, lesson plans, and other enrichment content.
There is a lot of information available to us through the internet, so how do we consume information media (websites, social media, videos, podcasts etc.) responsibly? These sources will help you fact-check information you find online and also help you identify bias which influences the types of information sites share and the way it is presented.
Snopes reports on urban legends, folklore, myths, rumors, and misinformation.
Reports on the bias of news sources. Reports bias on a Right to Left scale along with details about the rating.
Reports on the accuracy of political statements.
A LibGuide developed by instructional librarian Joe Hardenbrook, this guide provides an excellent set of demonstrations and how-to advice on debunking news.
Interactive lessons and activities for all grade levels pertaining to digital citizenship
This tab answers some common questions. If you're not seeing what you need, feel free to contact the library!
How do I create a Libby/Overdrive Account?
Your student ID is also a public library card! It's called the OneCard program and you can learn more about how to use your OneCard by visiting https://sonomalibrary.org/student-onecard
- Username: pcsXXXXX (replace the X's with the last 5 numbers of your student ID! You can find your ID number on your printed class schedule or online in Aeries) EXAMPLE: pcs54321
- Password: Four digits of your birth year (ex: 2008)
I need a password for a database or school subscription. Where can I find it?
I've put all our passwords into a passwords document. Make sure you're signed in to your school Google Account (only people with petk12 email addresses can view the document!)