The mission of the Parkview Baptist High School Library is to support teaching and learning so that each student and faculty member is an effective user of ideas and information. This mission is partly accomplished by working with faculty members to design curriculum that incorporates research and critical thinking. The library also provides instruction to foster competence in the research process and strives to foster in students an interest in reading.
The goals of the library are:
- To teach students to access, evaluate, and use information.
- To maintain a well-balanced collection appropriate to the needs of the school.
- To provide assistance in locating and using library materials and resources.
- To provide information literacy instruction to students and faculty.
- To provide research assistance to faculty during the curriculum planning process.
Library Hours of Operation
The library is open from 7:15a.m. until 3:15p.m. every school day. If a student or faculty member has a library question or need after hours they may email the librarian, who will reply as promptly as possible.
The Destiny Library Catalog allows uses to search the library’s collection for resource availability. Users can also place items on hold. Please let the librarian know if you don’t see the book you are looking for and would like to make a request for the library to purchase the item.
What is a library database and why would I want to use one?
A library database is a searchable electronic catalog or index that contains information about published items. Information contained in databases can range from scholarly journals, magazines, newspapers, books, and images. In general terms a database is an excellent resource for you to look for reputable resources, especially since this information is not available freely on the internet.
Use the library databases, listed below, to find articles in scholarly journals, magazines, newspapers, and books. The library subscribes to a wide range of full-text databases. If you would like instruction on how to use a particular database or to ask which one might best fit your needs please feel free to ask your librarian. Mrs. Morello is happy to assist you with any of your research needs. You can stop by the library to visit her in person or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.