FLIPSTER is an easy to use digital magazine newsstand that allows access to top periodicals via smart devises and tablets. This resource is available in the the Upper School Library through the I-pads on the magazine rack. For information on how to use Flpster on a portable device or tablet please ask the Librarian.
Whether you want to know if the right word for this season is autumn or fall, or when to use further or farther or familiarize yourself with the meanings of words like 'cattywampus' and the origins of 'gardyloo' - checkout Meriam-Webster.co. at https://www.merriam-webster.com/words-at-play/see all. Of course, the site is a great resource for looking up the meaning of specific words, but it also provides some fun and interesting facts about where/when words originated as well as word games, thesaurus, vocabulary builder and 'words of the day and week' lists (this week includes 'finsta' and 'culmination'). Have a browse and have some word fun.
The ZIS Secondary School Resources been busy processing and getting new book arrivals ready to be placed on the shelves. There is a variety of fictions genres as well as new non-fiction in the short list below and plenty of other titles that have been added to the collection. Come in, browse the shelves, search electronically or ask the librarians for something new to read.
At the core of the IB Diploma Program is the 4,000 word extended essay. The following link will take you to the ZIS EE LibGuide. Use this guide to access IB documents and ZIS advice for completing your extended essay. Good luck to all IB Diploma students and don't forget to come into your US Library for any further research needs.
As the this year's academic workload starts to 'ramp-up', remember that the National Honors Society is here to assist.
Want to visit a beautiful library but are unable due to travel restrictions? CNN Style has complied a list of the world's most beautiful libraries you can visit electronically. From Holland to the Czech Republic, South Korea to China, Venice, Italy, Baltimore, US and Oxford, UK, these libraries not only hold the history of knowledge but are wonders of architecture and design.
Admont Abbey, Admont, Austrisa
Closer to home - The Abbey Library of St. Gallen, located on the Southwest edge of the Bodensee, is worth the visit. This Baroque hall was built between 1758 and 1767 under the direction of Peter Thumb, an Austrian architect from Bregenzerwald. Changing exhibitions of the valuable manuscripts and unique documents stored in the library's archives leave a lasting impression of the spiritual and cultural life of St. Gallen's abbey. Besides the volumes of historical books and exhibits, a unique aspect of this library is that visitors are provided slippers to ensure the original wood flooring remain protected.
. Abbey Library of St. Gallen, St. Gallen, Switzerland