INFOhio--Educational Resources for Students, Teachers & Parents
Get FREE, instant access to thousands of resources, from ONE resource...INFOhio!
Magazines, Research journals & Newspapers (local and nationwide)
Encyclopedias, Dictionaries, Atlases & Almanacs
Speeches, Poems & Plays
Maps & Satellite images
Photographs & Videos
And MUCH more!
INFOhio, the Information Network for Ohio's K-12 schools, provides our students, free of charge, both home and school access to electronic resources as well as many other valuable links to educationally sound and pre-evaluated sites. The core collection offers essential on-line reference tools as well as full-text articles from thousands of journals and magazines, biographies, primary source documents, and much more. Click on the INFO button in each resource for help. Check it out at www.infohio.org! For home access: user name and password are available at the CHS Library.
Google Literacy Project
CHS & Rubyville On-line Catalogs: CAT & CAT, Jr.
Through our automation system now called Symphony, our on-line catalogs at CHS & Rubyville have been enriched and enhanced. Enhancements include book reviews, table of contents, book jackets, award winners, and author biographies. Access has also been improved through added search options. The visual search interface is very user friendly. Check it out!!!
KnowItNow, ReadItNow, HomeworkNow
Thanks to a grant from the Federal Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS), awarded by the State Library of Ohio, Portsmouth now offers a 24/7 virtual reference service. The on-line service, www.KnowItNow.org, is part of a statewide initiative that assists residents of the State of Ohio with access to information on an as-needed basis, regardless of the time of day. To use the service, all that residents of the Clay community need to do is log on, and enter a zip code. From that point, the Web site guides a user to access various locations within the site. Users can ask questions on a variety of topics, chat in real time with a librarian, get help with their homework, and find answers to their questions. Resources from business and finance, to health and medicine, to science and technology and genealogy are accessible from the site, with librarians staffing the service for real time answers to questions from users. Homework assistance is available from 2:00 PM to 10 PM seven days a week.