The Oceanside Middle School Library provides access to information and resources for learning in a pleasant environment. Books, CD's and Internet access are all easily available to both students and staff. Our computer lab supports word processing, desktop publishing, spreadsheets, and presentation activities.

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Librarian: Mrs. Jeanmarie Johnson
Instructional Assistant: Mrs. Cathie Dato, Mrs. Velisha Simms-Biggs
Secretary: Mrs. Christine Bertram

Hours: 7:30-3:30

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Oceanside Middle School OPAC (Online Card Catalog)
Check to see if our school library has the book you want to read next!

American History Online
A database that spans more than 500 years of American History. Includes thousands of biographies, timelines, primary sources, maps and images that cover the entire spectrum of the American Experience.

Biography Reference Bank
Includes biographical profiles, feature articles, interviews, essays, book reviews, performance reviews, speeches, and obituaries! Here's breadth and depth of biographical information you'll find on no other biography database!


Animated, curriculum-based content that engages students, supports educators, and bolsters achievement.

Discovery Education
Curriculum related full length videos, audio files, images, teacher resources and professional development opportunities.

Easy Bib

Online automatic bibliography composer. When you have sources you need to cite properly for your research paper, EasyBib will help you format your sources quickly and accurately.

Gale Student Resource Center
A database designed for schools containing thousands of curriculum-targeted primary documents, essays, background information, biographies, critical analyses, American Decades and over 860 full text magazines and newspapers. Also included are photographs and audio and video clips.

Maps 101 is a web-based interactive database of teacher lesson plans, geography tools, online learning games, dynamic interactive map modules and over 4,000 viewable and printable history, thematic, reference, outline, current events and animated maps.


NoveList K-8
Contains enhanced subject access for over 38,000 fiction titles aimed at the K-8 population. Full-text reviews are available for many titles. The site also provides book talks for selected titles. Also contains hundreds of genre and theme-based booklists as well as lists of award winning titles.


Oxford Art Online     
Covers all aspects of the visual arts from prehistory to the 21st century. Users have instant access to over 41,000 articles on the art and culture of Asia, Africa, Europe, the Americas and the Pacific, with links to 100,000+ images and additional information to art-related web sites.

Oxford Music Online     
Includes the full text of The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians, The New Grove Dictionary of Opera and The New Grove Dictionary of Jazz. It will be updated annually to ensure it remains the most up to date music reference on the Web.

Science Resource Center     
Included are thousands of topic overviews, experiments, biographies, pictures and illustrations. The latest scientific developments are covered in articles from over 200 magazines and academic journals and links to quality web sites.

Soundzabound Music Libraries
ROYALTY FREE MUSIC that can be downloaded for use in PowerPoint®, video production, i-movies, news shows and any other form of multimedia to bring technological creations to life with required music. It also assures your copyright compliance when using music in multimedia, and demonstrates ethical practice in music use at school.

Teen Health and Wellness     
Provides students with information on topics including diseases, drugs, alcohol, nutrition, fitness, mental health, diversity, family life, and more.     
This is a diverse and constantly growing online collection of author programs and K-12 book-related materials. It includes original movies revealing the book creation process, audio excerpts of professional book readings, and book guides and engaging resources, which span thousands of children’s, YA and nonfiction titles.

Students may upload their research papers to quickly self-check the originality of their work before it is handed in to teachers. This will help to prevent plagiarism and promote original thinking and work.

WLIW 21      
Educational tools for teachers, parents and students. Includes multi-media for all curriculum areas as well as current events for middle school teachers and students.

World Book Online     
This comprehensive site includes all of the articles from the 22-volume print set, plus thousands more. In addition, there are more than 9,500 pictures and maps, 115 videos and animations, 9,300 sounds, and more than 100 simulated historic Web sites.

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