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Janis E. Dismus Middle School Library


Mission

The mission of the library media program is to ensure that students are effective and ethical users of ideas and information, as well as to promote lifelong readers.

Have a yearning for learning and need to succeed? Visit the JDMS Library Media Center and open the door to find the knowledge you are looking for!

Resources & Collection

JDMS Library Catalog

Online Research Tools
Citation tools to help with citing resources in research papers. Tools used to check if resources were cited correctly.
Citation Maker
EasyBib

Destiny
School library management system providing the entire library media center collection in a database for circulation. Students can look for material using Destiny to see whether a particular item exists and is available.

Playaways
New Collection of 80 fiction books on playaways. These are located on the shelf behind the circulation desk. Please see me to check them out for yourself or for your students. This is a great way to get those students who might not be that interested in reading, engaged in some of the popular middle school book titles.

Videos/DVDs
A huge collection of educational videos/DVDs for all subjects. These are located in the drawer behind the circulation desk. Please see the library media specialist or the library clerk to check them out.

Print (English & Spanish)
Fiction Books Reference Books
Non Fiction Books Dictionaries
Magazines Encyclopedias
Biographies Atlases
Almanacs

Databases

EBSCOhost Search thousands of articles journals/magazines, books, and encyclopedias.

Research Databases

  • Middle Search Plus
  • ERIC
  • Newspaper Source Plus

Literacy Reference Center
Science Reference Center
History Reference Center
Student Research Center
Points of View
Referencia Latina

Jersey Clicks You can search full-text magazines, journals and encyclopedias from your home with your public library card.

Buckles – Bergen County Cooperative Library System. A group of public libraries in Bergen County that delivers library service to the public through sharing of books, magazines, newspapers, reference resources and other materials. Book requests can be delivered to the Englewood Public Library for pick-up.