The goal of Rainier Beach's library is to inspire students, staff, and community members to be life-long learners, informed decision makers, ethical users and creators of ideas and information, and avid readers.
The Study Center
is open after school from 3:45 to 5pm
Mondays through Thursdays in the Rainier Beach High School Library.
Homework assistance is available for all subject areas.
|Series and Sequels
||A great site for finding series and sequels by author, title, or series. You can also search for movies based on a book and search for Award winning books.
||An engaging website all about books. Book summaries, ratings, trivia, quizzes, lists,and quotes. If you create a free account you can receive book recommendations based on books you have read.
||Shelfari is a community-powered encyclopedia for book lovers. Create a virtual bookshelf, discover new books, connect with friends and learn more about your favorite books - all for free.
||YALSA Book and Media Awards and Lists
Public Library Resources
|The Viking Shield
||Rainier Beach's student newspaper.
||Newsela provides daily news articles from top national and regional newspapers, all written at five reading levels.
||Thousands of newspapers from around the world.
|CIA World Factbook
||This site is a great tool for finding statistics and other types of frequently updated information about countries of the world.
||A collection of passages, phrases, and proverbs traced to their sources in Ancient and Modern literature.
||Learn for free about math, art, computer programming, economics, physics, chemistry, biology, medicine, finance, history, and more.
||Promoting critical thinking, education, and informed citizenship by presenting controversial issues in a straightforward, nonpartisan, primarily procon format.
||MedlinePlus , the world's largest medical library, is the National Institutes of Health's Web site for patients and their families and friends.
Research Paper Links
||Welcome to the Purdue OWL. We offer over 200 free resources including:
- Writing and Teaching Writing
- Grammar and Mechanics
- Style Guides
- ESL (English as a Second Language)
- Job Search and Professional Writing
|Resources for 7th - 12th Grades
- Writing Process
- Thesis Statement
- Writing Essay Genres
- Style and Language
- Citation MLA and APA
||This online tool will help you draft a clear thesis statement for your persuasive essay or argumentative paper.
||This site is a “Plagiarism Tutorial “to help you before you begin your research.
|Thesis Statements and Outlines
||This site is an online tool for thesis statements and outlines.
|Choosing a Topic
||This site is a research guide for students, including choosing a topic to organizing your notes.
|How Do I...?
||From the University of Washington, common research and library tasks in short video tutorials and links to other help guides.
Link for Student Access (Read 180, System 44, Math 180)
Links for Teachers
||This is the home page for Web Quests. Find a Web Quest to use with your students and/or learn how to create your own.
|Web English Teacher
||A great source for lessons and activities for poetry, novels, Shakespeare, AP classes and much more.