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Physical Space and Print Collection

Housed on the third floor of the Miller School’s magnificent Old Main building and overlooking the lotus pond, the Miller School Library is a place for students to read, think, and learn together. Our print collection is specially tailored to support our curriculum and meet the reading interests of our diverse student body.  The MSA fiction and graphic novel collection is always growing and new additions to the library are highlighted in book talks during assembly every couple of weeks. The library is also a research hub with nine computer workstations and a dedicated station for finding and checking out books. The library also features a robust selection of periodicals including digital access to The Washington Post and The New York Times and print subscriptions to The Paris Review, Velo News, Mental Floss, Sports Illustrated, National Geographic, Teen Vogue, Time Magazine and much, much more.

Digital Resources

Our newly created Library Portal links to over a hundred and twenty five websites and databases hand-picked by faculty and covering every academic discipline.  The Portal gives the students ready access to the World Book Encyclopedia, Expanded Academic ASAP,  ProQuest, and  dozens of specialized Gale databases covering such topics as Fine Arts and Music, Religion & Philosophy,  and Environmental Science. Take a look by clicking the tabs below!

A Community of Libraries

The Miller School Library has a close working-relationship with local academic and public libraries. All students are provided with library cards for the Jefferson Madison Regional Library system giving students access to half a million additional print titles and instant access to thousands of ebooks and audiobooks care of Overdrive, OneClickDigital and Freading. In addition, every year faculty from the history and math department bring upper-level students to the Alderman Library at the University of Virginia to conduct college-level research while still in high school.

 

WEB PORTAL

ENCYCLOPEDIAS

SEARCH ENGINES

NEWSPAPERS AND MAGAZINES

MILLER DATABASES
GENERAL DATABASES

SPECIAL DATABASES

ONLINE DATABASES

LOCAL LIBRARIES

OTHER ONLINE RESOURCES

THE RESEARCH PROCESS

RECOMMENDED WEBSITES

  • The Big Read
  • Goodreads * Social media site for book lovers. Find books you’ll enjoy based on books you have enjoyed in the past. Track your reading on your own personalized “bookshelf” and see what your friends are reading. –Ms. Goodbar
  • Ultra-Condensed Classics * Classic novels often assigned in English class humorously condensed into a few sentences.
  • Virginia Festival of the Book

EBOOKS

ACADEMIC WRITING AT MILLER

MLA BASICS

AUTOMATIC CITATION GENERATIONS:

AVOIDING PLAGIARISM

GENERAL

  • Wordsmith * Fun English site including an anagram generator and the incomparable Anu Garg’s word-a-day newsletter.
  • The Forest of Rhetoric (Silva Rhetoricae)  * A searchable encyclopedia of rhetorical devices, with great examples and intuitive organization. –Dr. Nabi
  • Project Gutenberg * The oldest digital library now consisting of tens of thousands of free ebooks, primarily classics of Western thought and literature. –Ms. Goodbar
  • The Victorian Web * A truly massive compendium of information and primary source material on Victorian England. –Ms. Goodbar
  • Bible Gateway * Search any verse of the Bible and cross-reference with over a hundred different editions. –Ms. Goodbar

POETRY

  • For Better Verse * For students of poetry who want to know more about prosody and scansion.–Dr. Nabi
  • Poets.Org (Academy of American Poets) * Largest poetry site on the internet; home of thousands of English language poems and the poem-a-day email list.–Ms. Goodbar
  • Poetry Foundation * Excellent source of poems and essays on poetry from the editors of the legendary Poetry magazine.

SHAKESPEARE STUDIES

FRENCH

LATIN
HISTORY/CULTURE

DICTIONARIES

TEXTS

SPANISH

  • Ciudad Seva * Great resource for poems, short stories, plays etc.  Organized by genre.  Super simple to use.  This is especially helpful if you lost/forgot your book and need to look up a literary work for class.  Free.  (Spanish)–Ms. Taylor
  • Word Reference * A great dictionary.  Includes a forum if you have questions.  The conjugator tool allows you to conjugate verbs in all forms with a simple click.  Free. (English/Spanish) –Ms. Taylor
  • Radio Ambulante * Great for listening practice.  They offer a variety of podcasts in English/Spanish.  Transcripts are also included.  (English/Spanish)–Ms. Taylor
  • Thesaurus * Simply type in a Spanish word and you will receive a list of synonyms in addition to definitions, parts of speech and other useful information.  (Spanish) —Ms. Taylor
  • Spanish Language and Culture with Barbara Kuczun Nelson
  • Study Spanish (studyspanish.com)


GENERAL MATH

COMPUTERS/COMPUTER PROGRAMMING

GENERAL SCIENCE

CHEMISTRY

ENGINEERING

ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE

PHYSICS


DRAMA AND THEATER ART

MUSIC

VISUAL ARTS