Gladys H. McIsaac Library
at Taunton High School
is open Monday through Friday
7:00 AM to 3:30 PM
Mrs. Sharon Dorian
Google Certified Educator (level 1)
Mrs. Audrey Serrecchia
Mrs. Maryellen Logan
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Digital Citizenship means learning and using the rules of good citizenship online; this usually includes email etiquette, protecting private information, staying safe online, and how to deal with bullying, whether you're a target or a bystander.
Being a good Digital Citizen means understanding and being responsible for your digital footprint, being kind, being aware, being respectful of yourselves and others, keeping private things private and essentially acting the same way on-line that you would face-to-face.
Part of being a good digital citizen also means using technology ethically. It means understanding fair use, copyrights, and protection of other's intellectual property.
Common Sense Media - Tips for Teens and Parents
Where do I get information?
A good place to start is in the library online catalog. Click below for a quick search of books available on your topic:
Search the Online Catalog
Next you will want to search the On-line Databases. We have the Gale databases provided through the Massachusetts Library Service, as well as four other databases. Search the general databases or choose a more specific one to suit your needs. Databases provide citations and full-text articles from reference books, newspapers, magazines and journals
Gale Databases (contains access to 24 data bases, the Boston Globe from 1980+ and subject specific collections)
EBSCO Literary Reference Database (access from locations outside the school may require a login: See Mrs. Dorian for password.)
InfoTrac Databases (access requires a login: See Mrs. Dorian for password.) Includes Blooms, Issues & Controversies, Today's Science, and more!
World Book Online (access requires a login: See Mrs. Dorian for password.)
Once you have gathered all the information you can through the available databases you can begin to search the open web. Successfully searching the web means creating a good search and evaluating the information you find. Use this link to help you search more efficiently: Google Search Guide
Use the links below to help you evaluate websites which you think may be useful. Remember... creating a good search for specific domains (.gov, .edu, .org) will eliminate some of the "junk" before you start.
CRAAP Test (Currency, Relevance, Authority, Accuracy, Purpose) - Meridiam Library, California State University