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Library Books
Welcome to the Media Center!

The NWMHS collection features more than 13,000 volumes and an online eBook subscription to Follett Shelf and Mackin, 20 current periodical subscriptions. 167 audiobooks for student use. We also have subscriptions to World Book Online, Gale Student Resource Center, Opposing Viewpoints, Teen Health & Wellness, and Inspire. Our Destiny subscription also includes One Search, Web Path Express, and Reading Counts, and Lexile integration. Contact us for passwords and log-in information.

Now you can check out books online, including eBooks!

To check out books, simply click the link below.

School Supplies
Media Center Hours

The Media Center is open from 8:00 a.m. to 2:55 p.m. daily when no teacher meetings are scheduled. Students may use the Media Center during the school day for classwork, research, or to select reading materials. Attendance Students may come to the Media Center before and after school, and at lunch without passes. Students may come during the day with a Library pass, or with their classes.

Calendar Due Date
Borrowing Items

Books are circulated for 3 weeks and may be renewed 3 times unless another student has a reserve on the item.

The NWMHS media center does not charge overdue fees for late materials. Fees are charged if items are returned damaged (cost of item) or with missing barcode labels ($1.00 per label).

Check Out Limits

Middle School – 3 books

9th and 10th-grade students – 4 books

11th-grade students – 5 books

12-grade students – 6 books

Holds: Students may place items that are not checked out on “Hold” for 1 week. After 1 week has passed the books will be returned to the shelves.

Reserves: Students may place items that are checked out on “Reserve” by using their Destiny account. When the item is returned to the library, students will have 1 week to pick it up. Students may not renew an item if a Reserve has been placed on that item.

Renewals: Students may renew their items online through their Destiny account as long as the items are not overdue. Overdue items will need to be taken to the media center to renew them.

Overdue: Students with overdue materials may not check out items until overdue items are returned. Students who allow their books to become 3 weeks overdue will lose all library privileges until their obligation is met.

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Do you have a concern about library materials?

If you would like to request the removal of materials found in a school library, you may use the form linked below. Forms may be completed by a parent or guardian of a Greater Clark County Schools student, or a resident residing in the of the geographical boundaries of the school district.

More Resources

Finding Interesting Books – check out this site to help find books interesting to students in grades 6-8.

NetSmartz – safety information for the internet, cell phones, blogging, gaming, and cyber-bullying as shared by Mrs. Franklin.

Parent’s Guide to Facebook – Connect Safely’s guide for parents and safe use of Facebook for their teens.

Privacy Settings for Teens on Facebook – recommended settings for teens from Connect Safely.

Research Guide MLA 7 – guides you through each step of the research process for MLA papers. From EasyBib.

Using the OPAC – Click here for directions on how to use the online card catalog.

Web Site Evaluation – Test these sites to see if you can judge which ones are valid research sites and which ones are fake.

Note: Login credentials are located on the Media Center’s Google Classroom.

Gale Resources:

Student Resources In Context offers authoritative, cross-curricular content aligned to national, state, and Common Core State Standards, and presents that material in the way most useful for students. This unique database provides stellar support for papers, projects, and presentations while reinforcing the development of critical thinking and problem-solving skills, communication, collaboration, creativity, and innovation.


“When you need reliable, verifiable, quantifiable, accurate information, go where the experts go. INSPIRE offers magazines, encyclopedias, and other resources to all Indiana residents. Research current events, science, business, health, notable people, hobbies, and much more from your library, school, home or office.”

Occupational Outlook Handbook:

Great source for career information on duties, education and training, pay, and outlook for hundreds of occupations.


Great database for pros and cons of controversial issues.

Teen Health and Wellness:

Award-winning, critically acclaimed online resource—provides middle and high school students with nonjudgmental, straightforward, standards-aligned, curricular and self-help support. Topics include diseases, drugs, alcohol, nutrition, mental health, suicide, bullying, green living, financial literacy, and more. Free app available for smartphones.


New Washington Middle-High School participates annually with other high schools in the state to vote for the Eliot Rosewater Indiana High School Book Award. Students who choose to participate read at least one book from the list of nominees and cast their votes in the spring. All books are labeled with a gold nominee label at the bottom of the spine — current nominees also have a pink rose label.

Click here to vote!

2020-21 Eliot Rosewater Nominees

  • Attucks! by Phillip Hoose
  • Autoboyography by Christina Lauren
  • Batman: Nightwalker by Marie Lu
  • Berserker by Emmy Laybourne
  • Broken Beautiful Hearts by Kami Garcia
  • The Cruel Prince by Holly Black
  • Dread Nation by Justina Ireland
  • Dreamland Burning by Jennifer Latham
  • Dry by Neal and Jarrod Shusterman
  • Eliza and Her Monsters by Francesca Zappi
  • Far from the Tree by Robin Benway
  • The Final Six by Alexandra Monir
  • Hey, Kiddo by Jarrett Krosoczka
  • How Dare the Sun Rise by Sandra Uwiringiyimana
  • In Her Skin by Kim Savage
  • Internment by Samira Ahmed
  • Lies You Never Told Me by Jennifer Donaldson
  • Monday’s Not Coming by Tiffany D. Jackson
  • The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo
  • Sky in the Deep by Adrienne Young
  • Speak: The Graphic Novel by Laurie Halse Anderson
  • Surface Tension by Mike Mullin
  • The Upside of Unrequited by Becky Albertalli
  • A Very Large Expanse of Sea by Tahereh Mafi
  • The X-Files: Agent of Chaos by Kami Garcia

The purpose of the Young Hoosier Book Award Program is to stimulate recreational reading among elementary and middle school/junior high school children and to encourage cooperation between administrators, school media specialists, teachers, public libraries, and the community in providing reading experiences for Indiana school children. Although NWMHS does not currently participate in voting at this level, look for these books in the media center with a red or blue YHBA label at the bottom of the spine!

2020-21 Nominees

  • Before She Was Harriet by Lesa Cline-Ransome
  • Bob by Wendy Mass & Rebecca Stead
  • The Bookshop Girl by Sylvia Bishop
  • A Boy Called Bat by Elana K. Arnold
  • Counting on Katherine: How Katherine
  • Johnson Saved Apollo 13 by Helaine Becker
  • The Eye That Never Sleeps: How Detective
  • Pinkerton Saved President Lincoln by Marissa Moss
  • Granted by John David Anderson
  • Lety Out Loud by Angela Cervantes
  • Life According to Og the Frog by Betty G. Birney
  • Lions & Liars by Kate Beasley
  • Lost (Survivor Diaries) by Terry Lynn Johnson
  • Max & the Midknights by Lincoln Peirce
  • Monster Mayhem by Christopher Eliopoulos
  • The Phantom Tower by Keir Graff
  • Power Forward (Zayd Saleem, Chasing the Dream) by Hena Khan
  • RA the Mighty, Cat Detective by A.B. Greenfield
  • Saving Winslow by Sharon Creech
  • Smack Dab in the Middle of Maybe by Jo Watson Hackl
  • The Stupendously Spectacular Spelling Bee by Deborah Abela
  • Wonderland by Barbara O’Connor

NWMHS MLA Formatting Guide – Click on this link for step-by-step directions on typing and formatting your MLA paper with Word 2007.

Using Wikipedia for Research – check out this article about using Wikipedia for scholarly research.

Bibliographies/Works Cited

BibMe – free citation maker for MLA, APA, Chicago, or Turabian styles.

CHEGG – Get help with schoolwork 24/7, access online citation and writing tools, find the right college, find internships & careers, or just find ways you can make a difference in the world!

Citing Sources – This Duke University Library guide gives examples of various citations for APA, Chicago, MLA, and Turabian styles.

EasyBib – Quick and easy step-by-step citation of sources and also guides you through footnotes. Download the App for your smartphone, free by clicking here.

ElectraGuide – is a tool that wants to help high school students: find a topic, create a thesis, and generate an outline.

Knight Cite – Creates citations in APA, Chicago, and MLA styles.

MLA Style – Modern Language Association of America – Straight from the horse’s mouth, “these guidelines . . . are the only ones available on the Internet that are authorized” by the MLA.

MyBib – WOW! A very simple to use citation creator in APA, MLA, Chicago, Harvard, and more. Helps you proofread citations for missing information and it actually creates your Works Cited page for you –with the citations in the correct order! It is free, has no ads, and can be downloaded directly to Chrome.

NoodleBib – Guides you step by step through placing needed items in their fields and shows you an example of what your citation should look like MLA style.

OWL at Purdue University — This is a great source to check to see examples of MLA 2009 formatting as well as specific directions for citations.

Slate Citation Machine – David Warlick’s Landmark Project features a fill-in-the-blank style citation maker. Features both MLA and APA standard citations.

World Book Online Citation Maker – formats in both MLA and APA styles.


Copyright Challenge – test your knowledge of copyright with this quiz.

Copyright from CyberBee – interactive site for learning about copyright issues for students.

Copyright Laws for Students – short explanation from eHow.

Copyright Quiz – “In this plan, students are made aware of copyright and fair use guidelines for teachers and asked to take a quiz on what they have learned. ”


Plagiarism Tutorial – Acadia University’s, “You Quote It, You Note It” interactive tutorial on plagiarism.

Paper Rater – FREE online service that performs basic grammar and spelling checks. This site also scans the paper and assesses it for plagiarism.

PlagTracker – “Students can also benefit from our plagiarism detection software by having their essays or research papers checked for any plagiarism that may have been committed in their work”.

Plagiarism Checker – “Type several phrases from a student’s essay, hitting the Enter key after each phrase. When you click the Submit button, this site links you to a Google search results page. The page has a list of Web sites that contain one or more of the phrases you typed in.”

Plagiarism Detect – “At PlagiarismDetect you can make sure that your papers contain original information and all the sources are properly cited.” – defines plagiarism and offers ways to avoid it.

Plagiarizr — FREE plagiarism detector.

Research Process

A+ Research and Writing Step By Step – takes you step-by-step through your research paper. Starts with being given the assignment, all the way to writing the paper.

EasyBib ebook – guides you through everything you need for research!

Evaluating Web Pages – a tutorial for finding information on the Internet.

Evaluation Criteria for a good website to use for research.

Introduction to Our Research – CRLS Research Guide — This research guide will take you step-by-step through the process of “doing research” so that you don’t get lost along the way. This is the website used in our 8th Grade Computer Class.

Kentucky Virtual Library How to do Research – step by step information to guide you through the research process.

OWL at Purdue – lots of FREE resources on the research process including online tutorials.

Primary Sources – use for a great description of primary sources.

Source Notes

Use the following forms to collect the information you will need to create your Works Cited page:


Encyclopedia Article

Film or Videorecording




Magazine or Journal


Online Database (eLibrary, Inspire, etc.)


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