Library Media Center

Steve Latham, Librarian
Hours: 7:20 a.m. - 3:15 p.m.

Library Procedures

 Quest link <<< Click the Icon to Search DESTINY QUEST - the SCHS Library Catalog online.
     Have a tablet or smart phone? Click here to get the Destiny Quest app!
     During setup - Connect to Your Library: - select Shelby County High School

     Login with your Destiny Quest username & password to:
     - View account info including checkout, holds, and unpaid fines.
     - Submit and read ratings and reviews from others.
     - Place holds on books.
   Questions? Email Mr. Latham

  Alabama Virtual Library link  ALABAMA VIRTUAL LIBRARY
The Alabama Virtual Library uses geo-location technology to authenticate Alabama residents. This technology allows most Alabama residents access to AVL from their homes without the need for a username and password.
However, there are exceptions.  If you are a student or teacher at SCHS, and you are prompted to login or enter a username and password to access the AVL, email Mr. Latham, and he will create one for you.

Research Paper Formatting & Citation Assistance
Google Apps Research Resources (requires Google login)
Source Document Template
Mr. Baker's Research-Based Essay Outline Template
Mrs. Stansell's Claim-Data-Warrant Outline Template
MLA Format Template
Simplified Outline Template
Outline Template
OWL: Purdue Online Writing Lab - MLA Formatting and Style Guide
MLA Format & MS Word
Annotated Bibliography Template
Career Research
Career Research Template (save to your home directory - H: drive)
Source Document Template (save at least two to your home directory - H: drive)
Occupational Outlook Handbook
Alabama Health Careers
Career Planning Information from ACT (click the Occupations tab)
Careers in the Military
Majors and Careers Central (from CollegeBoard)
BibMe (useful for creating the Works Cited slide)
The Odyssey
Mr. Baker's Project Template
Encyclopedia Mythica (
Greek Mythology: From the Iliad to the Fall of the Last Tyrant
Theoi Greek Mythology
Google Images
Presidential Notebook Page (Mrs. Baulch)
Presidential Notebook Page (Mrs. Littleton)
Acting Resume Template 1
Acting Resume Template 2
Senior Resume Template
TP-CASTT Worksheet (Mrs. Stansell)
Shelby County Public Libraries
Harrison Regional Library
Search the Public Library System's Catalog
Encyclopedia of Alabama
Quick Reference - Dictionary, Thesaurus, Spanish/English, Word Puzzles
"Reading, Writing, & Arithmetic"
FictFact - a simple tool to keep track of your favorite book series. 
What's Next: Series and Sequels Database of Kent District Library
YA Books in Series and Sequels from Bettendorf Public Library
Juvenile Series and Sequels from Mid-Continent Public Library
Word of the Day
Teen Ink
Test Prep Question of the Day
Puzzlemaker (make word searches, crossword puzzles, and other puzzles)
Graph Paper (full sheet)
Graph Paper (X-Y Axis)
Graph Paper (Polar Grid Radians)
Scholarship Information

"Helping Students Learn and Helping Teachers Teach"

The mission of the SCHS library media program
is to ensure that students and staff are effective users of ideas and information.