John Stanford Library at Ballard High School
Academic Achievement for every student by ensuring that they are effective users of ideas and information
March Madness Book Tournement
Students and Staff are participating in Ballard's first March Madness Book Tournement! They are filling out a bracket and hoping to win a pizza lunch in the library!
Every week in March, they will be asked to vote for their favorite books. May the best book win!!
Here are the rules to the Tournement.
Faculty: Mr. Keven Wynkoop
Ten Book Challenge
In September the staff of Ballard High School was given the
Ten-Book-Challenge. They were asked to list 10 books, without too much thought, that impacted their lives. Forty-Five staff members took the challenge and here are the results! Ten book challenge list.
The library is on twitter! twitter.com/BeaverReaders
|Books - Find your next book to read
BHS Library Catalog
|Your Next Read
YA Books Central
Teen Ink - Teen book reviews
Seattle Public Library's Books for Teens
Seattle Public Library Catalog
|New York Times Book Review
Barnes and Noble
Start Your Research
|Quick Links to Databases
Access to these databases is automatic from school computers. For off-campus access see the librarian, or go to Password Information for Online Resources (requires SPS login)
|Encyclopedias & General Reference||eLibrary
Greenwood Skills Center
Gale Virtual Reference Library
|Newspapers, Magazines & Journals||eLibrary
Facts on File:
|Quick Links to Scholarly Journals
Access to these journals is automatic from school computers. For off-campus access see the librarian, or go to Password Information for Online Resources (requires SPS login)
|English & Language Arts|
|English Journal, High school edition
English Language and Literature Studies
Studies in English Literature, 1500 - 1900
|American Journal of Mathmatics|
|American Government||Federal Government Documents and Publications
Spectrum: The Journal of State Government
|United States History||The Journal of African American History
Journal of American Ethnic History
The Journal of American History
|World History||Journal of World History|
|Science News Links
BBC-Science and Technology News
New York Times-Science News
National Science Foundation
Magazine Links (Proquest)
|Peter the Great
Art History Project
Compton's Encyclopedia:Peter the Great
New York Public Library:Peter the Great and his legacy
Encyclopedia Brittanica: Peter the Great
Microsoft Encarta: Peter the Great
Wikipedia:Peter the Great
Hutchinson Encyclopedia: Peter the Great
Capital Punishment Links
Encyclopedia Britannica:Russian Revolution
Issues and Controversies:Russian Revolution
History Study Center:Russian Revolution
World Book Encyclopedia: Russian Revolution
The Deepening of the Russian Revolution
Russian Revolution in Dates
Fordham University:Russian Revolution
Euro Docs: Russian Revolution, Civil War and USSR
Seattle Public Library Databases
(use Opposing Viewpoints)
Issues and Controversies
(US History Research Project)
|US History Resources
Find your topic:
World Book Encyclopedia
Pop Culture Universe
Issues and Conroversies in American History
History Study Center
(AP Government - Presidents)
|The Miller Center at the University of Virginia is a nonpartisan institute that seeks to expand understanding of the presidency. Its website provides numerous resources, including an extensive database of presidential speeches, historical analyses of presidential campaigns, and biographies of US Presidents and their cabinets.
The National Archives maintains links to Presidential Libraries from Herbert Hoover to George W. Bush. Many of the individual libraries have extensive collections of executive documents available electronically. Additionally, the Library of Congress website has its own outstanding collection.
The White House website provides the public face of the Presidency and includes both contemporary and historical documents, such as presidential briefings, biographies, and agendas.
The journal Presidential Studies Quarterly, published by the Center for the Study of the Presidency and Congress, provides engaging material and outstanding recent scholarship. Pick a year and an issue (it’s quarterly, there are four per year), and browse for titles that look interesting.
(AP Government: Civics CBA)
|Landmark Cases focuses on 17 key ("landmark") rulings by the Supremes.
FindLaw has cases organized around topics. If you’re looking for topic ideas, look for topics that will lead to constitutional civil rights and liberties issues.
Oyez leads with current cases, but has an archive sorted by year and searchable by keyword.