High School Media Center

Last Updated: 9/25/2019 6:37 PM

The PHS Media Center has every resource you need from a complete database of our best reference material to the brand-new Follett eBooks for use on your iPad!

What’s Available

You can now search our library’s online library! You will be able to find all the books in print that we own as well as all of our electronic eBooks. Use the “Material Type” option to choose between hard copy, electronic books, maps, and more!


Media Center Aide: Jackie Nuyen
E-mail: jackie.nuyen@plainwellschools.org
Phone: 685-9554, ext. 1515

View the Book trailer for “Leviathan”

Research Links

Taking Research Beyond Google

  • Encyclopedia Britannica & World Data Analyst (Password required. See Mrs. Nuyen in the Media Center for the password) – Provides encyclopedia articles, links to websites and magazine articles, as well as vital information about countries of the world.
  • Gale Databases (Complete) (Password required. See Mrs. Nuyen in the Media Center for the password) –  Databases provide the full text of our best reference books, magazines, and newspapers.  To reach the Michigan Electronic Library project databases listed below from your home computer, you may be prompted to log in with a valid Michigan driver’s license number.
  • Gale Virtual Encyclopedias – With a single search you can access the contents of fifteen specific subject encyclopedias focusing on arts, biography, business, education, environment, general reference, history, law, literature, medicine, multicultural studies, nation and world, religion, science, and social science.
  • World Book Encyclopedia – World Book Kids, Early World of Learning, and Enciclopedia Estudiantil Hallazgos giving you resources for all grade levels.

Debate and Hot Social Topics Research

Newspaper & Magazine Databases

  • Gale InfoTrac, Student Edition –  Designed for high-school students, InfoTrac gives you access to a variety of popular magazines, newspapers for information on current events, the arts, science, popular culture, health, people, government, history, sports and more.
  • General Reference Center Gold –  Full text of magazine articles.
  • Health, Wellness and Alternative Medicine Center  (Password required. See Mrs. Nuyen in the Media Center for the password) –  Provides 400 health/medical journals, 700 video clips, and countless reference books and pamphlets on health and disease related topics.

Citation Help (MLA, APA, Chicago/Turabian)

Student Resources

Recommended Websites

Suggested Reading Websites

  • Teen Reads – Find the best new titles, chat with authors, discuss current favorites.
  • Series Reading: Which book comes next?   The Mid-Continent Public Library has a great website which lists series books IN ORDER! You can look up by series name, book title, or author.  Series include those for young children through young adult books.
  • Lifelong Literacy. It’s never too early to open your mind to reading. Let the journey begin!

Career Planning Information

  • Career Cruising (Password required. See Mrs. Nuyen in the Media Center for the password) –  Find the right career, explore different career options, or plan future education and training. Get the ID and password from the librarian or a guidance counselor.
  • Career Info: Occupational Outlook Handbook – U.S .Dept. of Labor job descriptions.

AP Practice

AP Practice

Teacher Resources