Library: Upper School English & ELL
General English Resources
Use EasyBib for note taking and bibliography creation. This tool is all you need for writing and formatting your English papers! (You must register from MPH first for all features.)
2 more resources for style and format:
Read TIPS for annotating books from Mr. Montas.
Locate literary criticism:
- library catalog (search the author or title)
- GaleNET Literature Resource Center
- Search SHMOOP, the Internet Public Library & JSTOR
- Benet's Readers Encyclopedia (reference section of library)
Looking for a great independent reading book? This list was put together with Ms. B.
Browse great non-fiction, essays, memoirs etc. in the MPH Library
Watch poets reading their poetry
- Mr. Montas' suggested books for the Independent Reading assignment
Wikipedia is useful for getting an overview of a topic. Read about how to use it for research and note the information is more reliable if you use the links in REFERENCES, BIBLIOGRAPHY and EXTERNAL LINKS.
- Get help with plot analyses, themes, quotes, photos and pictures to make your paper great!
- Use the MPH Catalog to find books on themes like the AMERICAN DREAM
- Check RESOURCE LISTS (left column in catalog), PUBLIC LISTS tab to find books your teachers have selected on a theme. To read a brief description/review of a book, click on the title and/or cover of the book.
AP English Courses
- Use an Online Database like JSTOR. Advanced Search lets you search keywords and narrow results by journal type e.g. "language and literature."
- Learn tips for GOOGLE Advanced Searching
Are you a writer? Did you know that MPH is a charter member of the Quill and Scroll Society? Ask Mr. Montas or Ms. Chessher to find out more about this prestigious writing society. If you think you want to be a journalist, take a summer workshop or find a college with a good journalism school, check out the links here.
Are you Confronting Fear & Evil? Horror or Comedy?Zombies vs Unicorns? The library has many books for you!
- Check out what SHMOOP says about the darkest Potter book DEATHLY HALLOWS