ISD - The International School of Dakar

Library Middle and High School

OPENING HOURS
   

Monday through Friday

8:00 am - 4:30 pm

Saturday

11:00 am - 3:00 pm

LIBRARY ACCESS

Middle school and high school students visit the library on an as-needed basis, individually and with their classes. All middle and high school students are encouraged to visit the library during their free time.

​SECONDARY LIBRARY COLLECTION

The secondary library collection includes young adult fiction, adult fiction and classics, informational books for young adults and adults, a reference section, a parenting books section, graphic novels, Kindles, and college materials. In addition to English, there are fiction and non-fiction books in French and Spanish.

Books, magazines, DVDs, and Kindles may be checked out for a period of two weeks and renewed as needed.

OVERDUE/LOST BOOKS

A replacement charge will be made for lost or damaged materials. All patrons (students, parents and teachers) are responsible for the materials checked out in their name. Students with lost or overdue materials will receive their report cards when all materials are returned or replacement charges are paid. Overdue notices are sent on a regular basis as a courtesy reminder.

RESPONSIBILITY OF USERS

Our goal is to provide a warm and welcoming environment that encourages reading, researching, learning and thinking. Students are asked to act responsibly in the library in regard to the use of materials and respecting the rights of others. Kindly leave food and drink outside the library door (closed water bottles are allowed).

COMPUTERS

Library computers are available for accessing the online library catalog, databases, word processing programs, email, and for Internet research. Recreational use of computers, such as playing online games and streaming are permitted before and after the school hours of 8:30 am - 3:20 pm. See Technology User Rules, section 5.27.1 of International School of Dakar Parent-Student Handbook found on the main ISD web page

Library Staff:
 

Stephanie Creamer

Librarian
Jacqueline Dieye Library Assistant

Marciale Hounton

Library Assistant
Contact

Stephanie Creamer, Librarian

T: +221 33 825 0871, ext. 108 or 221 33 860 2332, ext. 108

ISD Library Policies

Our Catalog

Databases

Aluka 
Scholarly resources from and about Africa. Includes "African Cultural Heritage Sites and Landscapes" and "Struggles for Freedom in Southern Africa"
Contact the library staff for user name and password.

EasyBib
Biibliography generator. Supports 7th ed. of MLA
Contact the library staff for coupon code to create your own account.

BrainPop
Provides animated educational video, homework help, leveled quizzes, games, and activities for students
Contact Library staff for user name and password.

BrainPop ESL
Brainpop for English language learners.
Contact Library staff for user name and password.

BrainPop Espanol 
Brainpop for students studying Spanish.
Contact Library staff for user name and password.

BrainPop Francais (free site/acces gratuit)
Brainpop for students studying French.

Culturegrams
Concise, up-to-date reports on 200 plus countries, all U.S. states, and all Canadian provinces and territories with perspectives on daily life and culture, including the history, customs, and lifestyles of the world's people.

Digital Theatre Plus
Films of leading British theatre productions for schools; experience and learning about theatre online. Study guides are included.

Easy Bib
Bibliography/citation generator. MLA syle.

EBSCO Middle Search
Designed specifically with middle school students, this resource provides full text for dozens of popular,middle-school appropriate magazines, covering a wide array of topics. Also useful for upper elementary students.

Encyclopedia Britannica Online
Online encyclopedia with three interfaces: elementary, middle, and high. Includes magazine and newspaper articles, biographies, videos, images, and web sites.
Contact library staff for the password/access code.

Encyclopedia Universalis
Comprehensive encyclopedia in French. Also included media items, world atlas, integrated dictionary and a guide to selected web sites.

JSTOR
Digital library of more than 1,500 academic journals, books, and primary sources for scholarship and research (Journal Storage). 
Contact the library staff for information to create your own account.

Linguascope
Language learning site for French, Spanish, English, Italian and German.

NewsBank
Access World News is a comprehensive resource that includes a variety of news publications from nearly 200 countries worldwide. These sources include major national and international newspapers, as well as local and regional titles, news wires, blogs, web-only content, videos, journals, magazines, transcripts and more.

Opposing Viewpoints
Differing views present each side of an issue. Includes viewpoints, topic overviews, full-text articles from global news sources, charts, graphs, maps, videos, podcasts, images.

Questia School
Online research library featuring thousands of digital books, millions of academic articles, & a writing center to guide you through research topics, papers, and projects. Every high school student has an account.

Science in Context
Information covering all major science topics. Integrates reference works with topic overviews, biographies, magazine & newspaper articles, images, video, & experiments.

SIRS Discoverer
For middle school studentsl - covering current events, history, health, language arts, math, science, social studies, and technology. The collection includes 9,000 web links, and reference materials such as the Compton’s Encyclopedia and DK Eyewitness books.

Teen Health and Wellness
Articles provide middle and high school students with nonjudgmental, straightforward, curricular and self-help suppor. Topics include diseases, drugs and alcohol, nutrition, mental health, suicide and bullying, green living, etc.

Turnitin.com
Checks students work for potential plagiarism, gives students timely feedback, and streamlines peer reviews.
Contact the library staff for user name and password.

WebPath Express
Integrates over 85,000 educator-reviewed, relevant web sites into the ISD Library online catalog. 
Access by opening the ISD web site, click on Library on lower right , click on Log In on upper right of opening library page. Enter your library user and and password.
Contact library staff for your user name and password. 

Free Encyclopedias, Dictionaries,
Almanacs and Atlases

Merriam-Webster Online
Reference Tools

Free News Links

International New York Times
BBC
CNN International
PBS NewsHour for Students

Other Great Sites

American Library Association

College and Career

SweetSearch
A search engine for students that searches only credible Web sites approved by Internet research experts.

Other Tools

iTools
Refdesk.com
Answers.com
Bartleby.com
Library Spot
B.J. Pinchbeck's Reference
High School Ace
Multnomah County Library’s Homework Center
Homework Spot