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    Purpose Statement

    Academic Achievement for every student by ensuring that they are effective users of ideas and information.

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    BHS Language Arts Reading List

    The ELA Reading List is a list of books recommend by the Language Arts depart. Find synopses for most of the books at or

    Ballard High School Book Wishlists 

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    Quick Links To Topic Headings Below

    Books & Book Lists - Find your next book to read

    BHS Library Catalog
    Your Next Read
    YA Books Central
    Teen Ink - Teen book reviews
    Seattle Public Library's Teen page
    New York Times Book Review
    Barnes and Noble Amazon

    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


    Newspapers, Magazines & Journals

    Social Studies

    Primary Sources

    Web Links By Subject Matter

    American History Mega Websites

    Controversies & Issues

    Country Information

    CIA World Factbook

    CultureGrams (SPS password required at home)



    Class Projects

    Science News Links

    Business News



    BHS Library Catalog 
    Online Student Resources
    BHS Course Catalog  

    SPS Library Newsletters

    Contact Info

    TueD & Lindi Teacher Librarian
    TuesD Chambers

    Library Assistant
    Lindi Wood

    Phone: 206-252-1121
    Main Office: 206-252-1000

    Mon-Thurs | 7:45 a.m. to 4:45 p.m.
    Friday | 7:45 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

    Mon-Thurs | Until 4:45 p.m.

    Quick Links to Search Engines

    Quick Look-Up Sources

    Area Libraries


    Citation Quick Handouts - Coming soon

    • APA Style Guide to Electronic References (6th ed.)
    • APA Style Guide
    • Chicago Style Guide
    • MLA Style Guide

    Citation Management

    Plagiarism Information & Resources

    Writing Tools & Resources