Welcome to the Fort Couch Library!
Ms. Kelly, Library Media SpecialistPhone: 412-833-1600, ext. 3015Hours: 8:20 a.m. - 3:15 p.m.
Online Resources Are Available 24/7!Need to find some information? Project due? Looking for a quick read to download & enjoy?Check out these resource links to get you on your way!Use your USC username and password to log-inFind all things digital here! Search Databases, e-Books, and useful websitesUse your USC username and password along with our school name(Fort Couch Middle School) to access
Clicking on the Student Resource Center & Gale Virtual Reference Library icon or title will take you to the Student Resource Center & Gale Virtual Reference Library home page. This resource requires the use of a username and password which is available from the media center. This database also contains ebooks that are part of the Gale Virtual Reference Library.
Grolier Online is one of the most authoritative resource. Over 500,000 links to articles, Web sites, pictures and videos and periodicals, Grolier Online is a trusted first stop in research. Databases include: The New Book of Knowledge, Grolier Multimedia Encyclopedia, Encyclopedia Americana, The New Book of Popular Science, Lands and Peoples, Amazing Animals of the World and America the Beautiful
If you have a science topic, an American history topic, a wildlife topic, or a topic concerning a contemporary social issue, then this online database if for you! This online database includes the digital eBooks of the following print reference sources: Encyclopedia of Earth and Physical Sciences, Exploring American History: 1550 to 1877, America in the 20th Century, Open for Debate, the International Wildlife Encyclopedia, and Explorers and Exploratioin. This database requires the use of a username and password which is available from the media center.
Facts on File ISSUES & CONTROVERSIES
Issues an Controversies helps researchers understand the crucial issues we face today, exploring more than 800 hot topics in politics, government, business, education, and popular culture. This resource includes "Pro and Con" statements, timelines, primary source documents, statistical tables, editorial cartoons, discussion questions, reference material, interviews, and internet links. This resource requires the use of a username and password which is available from the media center.
Country Reports - CountryReports provides over 35,000 pages of unique information on the cultures and countries of the world.
CultureGrams- an online database that lets you experience the world through detailed information on more than 200 countries. Also includes detailed information on the states of the United States and the Canadian Provinces. Provides a "kids-eye" view section of daily life in countries around the world. To use this resource from home, you will need a username and password which is available from the media center.
Exploring Careers - an online database that gives you insightful information about thousands of careers. You can learn what education you need, what the job prediction is for that career, and even watch a video about that particular career. If you are giving some thoughts about a future career, this resource is for you. To use this resource from home, you will need a username and password which is available from the media center.A highly engaging mobile and tablet compatible science resource that contains a rich source of information. Science Flix offers engaging videos to build background knowledge and to introduce topics and key vocabulary, science project and experiment ideas, and thousands of teacher approved and endorsed websites on related content, and news articles with study guides. Science Flix is also a valuable source of multimedia information, including interactive timelines, slideshows, videos and more. Interested in science careers? Don't miss this source for all things science and technology related!School Access Click here to use PA POWERLibrary from SchoolThe PowerLibrary provides you access to thousands of full text magazine articles, newspapers and newspaper articles, ebooks, a major encyclopedia, plus photographs, pictures, movies, charts, maps, & other reference materials .Home Access Only PA POWERLibraryClicking on the POWER Library icon or title will take you to the Upper St. Clair Township Library page. Look in the right column. Click on Online Databases then click on POWER Library Remote. You will need an e-Resource Card to access the databases outside of school. Click HERE to apply for a free card. You can also type in your USC Township or Carnegie Library card number which is on the back of your library card.Noodle Tools:: Is a Web-based tool to create an outline, note cards, a paper and/or perfectly formatted citations to use for in-text citations or your project's Works Cited. To access your Noodle Tools account, click this link Noodle Tools and log-in with your USC Gmail username and password.
The Upper St. Clair Township Library's Online Card Catalog
If our school library does not have the book you are looking for, check out the USC Township Library. You can even send a request for this book! To access all of the resources from the Township Library, Click Here.
Ask Here PA - Live answers to your questions, 24/7.
Ask Here PA is an interactive, web-based chat session with a librarian. This free service is sponsored by the Office of Commonwealth Libraries.