Phoenix Landing Library
7:15-2:40 Regular Schedule
8:25-2:40 Tuesday Late Start
Phoenix Landing serves the literary and learning needs of the Farmington High School community.
First Day of School - August 22
Fall Literacy Night
Read Across Davis - March 1
Library Destiny Catalog
School library catalog site
Overdrive Digital Library Catalog
Student login: Student e-mail and pin #
Teacher login: Encore username and password
Common Sense Media: A great resource to use if you want to know more about the content of a book you're interested in reading.
Utah's Online Library Database Catalog
Ask the librarian for the home login information
Purpose and Philosophy
The purpose of the Phoenix Landing Library is to meet the learning needs of students and staff, to increase literacy and research skills, and to provide for the recreational reading of everyone at the school.
Checkouts and Lost/Damaged Items
Book checkouts last for fifteen school days. Students may renew once by logging into Destiny (see the Catalogs tab at the top of the page) and renewing the book or by visiting with the librarian. Fines are ten cents per item for each day it is overdue. We have a ten day grace period. Students will be assessed a fee for damaged books.
Students will be charged the price of a book plus five dollars processing for lost books and books that are over forty days late. If a student finds and returns the book, the student will be responsible for paying the overdue charge associated with the book.
Fines can be paid in the office or on MYDSD.
Farmington High School students have access to great information and great books. Materials are added to the collection if they meet all or part of the following criteria:
- They are related to the curriculum.
- They are age appropriate.
- They contain accurate, timely information.
- They are in a format students can understand.
- They provide a balanced view or can be combined with other sources to offer a balanced view.
- They meet the recreational reading needs of students.
- They meet the needs of language learners and foreign language programs.
- They are of high literary or illustrative quality.
Materials that no longer meet the needs of the school will be removed (weeded) from the collection, including materials that receive little to no use, are damaged, or contain incorrect or out-of-date information.
The Library Media DESK focuses and prioritizes the reading and information literacy skills that students need to know and be able to use to help them read and research effectively in all subjects and with a variety of technologies.
Join the Davis community in
Read Across Davis
March 1, 2019
WORKPLACE LEARNING/INTERNSHIP CAREER RESEARCH
Utah Futures has a great Occupation Finder page that provides detailed information about many different jobs. Just type in the occupation you're looking for, and it will provide you with a list of results.
Shmoop is an educational website that is dedicated to giving readers a lot of great information in a lighthearted manner. It's Career Search page is full of exciting jobs.
The Bureau of Labor Statistics website has records on hundreds, possibly thousands, of jobs (I didn't count). The Handbook homepage allows you to search careers by letter, or you can see the massive alphabetical list here.
Career One Stop has a lot of similar information to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, but it is more concise and uses tables and graphs. O*net Online is another great source for details about careers . Both O*Net Online and Career One Stop are sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor.
If you didn't find enough information using the links above, you can do additional research using search engines. I suggest using academic search engines such as SweetSearch and Refseek before Google or Bing. Make sure you use important keywords in your search. Add the words "career information" to your job. If you just type in "tattoo artist," your main results will be businesses trying to get people to buy tattoos. Instead, type in "tattoo artist career information" to get the results that you need to complete your assignment. You can also be more specific. For instance, if you need to know education requirements, type in your career and the words "education requirements."
*Make sure you take careful notes as to where you found your information. You will have to cite your sources in your report.
The Great Depression Project Pathfinder
The Library of Congress web site has an article with links to audio and other resources titled "Songs of the Great Depression and the Dust Bowl Migrants."
You could use this Amazon page to preview songs of the Great Depression. Once you find one you like, you could search YouTube or a streaming music site for the full song.
This NPR article focused on winners during the time period has information about movies and music from the Great Depression. A few of the links take you to full songs.
History.com has a great introductory article about artwork during the depression called "Artists of the New Deal."
The National Archives has a rundown of famous works of art from the time period in an online exhibit titled "A New Deal for the Arts". Some of the pieces also have descriptions that could help you make connections to music.
The FDR Library has an online exhibit called "Art of the New Deal."
Encyclopedia.com has two great articles about literature during the Great Depression: "Literature and Songs of the Great Depression" is a brief article covering important titles, and "Literature 1929-1941" takes a more expansive view of American writing during the time period.
The article "Fear and Hope" looks at five novels from the time period.
Wessel's Living History Farm has information on what people in York, Nebraska did for fun during the Great Depression. It details community life in rural America. To scroll from topic to topic, click the arrows at the bottom of the articles.
Britannica has a great article on popular culture during the Great Depression.
The FDR Library site also contains a lot of public domain photos concerning the Great Depression and the New Deal.
The Pare Lorentz Center has YouTube links to famous documentaries by Pare Lorentz.
A BIT OF EVERYTHING
The University of Virginia has a web site called America in the 1930's, which contains links and information concerning art ("On Display"), print ("In Print"), and entertainment ("On Film" and "On the Air") during the 1930s.
Once you settle on your art, literature, and entertainment examples, perform searches with "quotation marks" around titles and creators to make sure you search those words in that exact order (which filters out unwanted information).
Examples: "Brother, Can You Spare a Dime" by "Rudy Vallee"
"American Gothic" by "Grant Wood"
"Of Mice and Men" by "John Steinbeck"
Add your theme to the searches above to see if it will improve your results.
"New York Yankees" "Great Depression" or "New York Yankees" 1930s
Great Academic Search Engines:
Sweet Search and Refseek are fantastic search engines that filter out the usual nonacademic sites that pop up in typical searches. Warning: they show ads before you can see the great content, so make sure you scroll down below the links labeled as advertisements. If you need additional help with searching, this handout from Utah's Online Library offers excellent resources on formulating internet searches, or feel free to stop by and see me in the library.
The World Book Encyclopedia article "Shakespeare, William" (Utah's Online Library login required if accessing from home) contains a biography of the playwright as well as information about the theater in Shakespeare's time. The World Book Encyclopedia article "Macbeth" (Utah's Online Library Login Required) provides a concise background of the play. Additionally, World Book allows you to search for general terms such as King James I, the Divine Right of Kings, the Gunpowder Plot, ghosts, and witches/witchcraft.
Gale Student Resources information about William Shakespeare (Utah's Online Library Login Required) contains thousands of articles about the artist and England. The "Reference Section" might be particularly useful, and you can also search key words within the documents through the search bar on the right hand side. You could try searching for Macbeth or about the topics in your research review.
Cliffsnotes Macbeth contains a great deal of background information about the play. Use the left hand menu to search for specific topics. You can also search for specific keywords, such as Shakespeare Gunpowder Plot to find information.
The British Library has a number of articles about Macbeth and Shakespearean England. The overview can be found here, while specialized articles such as "Royal Shakespeare," "Ghosts in Shakespeare" and "Witchcraft in Shakespeare's England" can be found through searching the site.