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Library Catalog

Contact Information

  • Janice Peters

    Phone: ext. 43509

CMS Library Hours

The Library is open daily from 8:00am -3:15pm.

Lunch Hours

  • A Lunch - open Monday through Friday
  • B Lunch - open Monday through Friday

Students may check out books before or after school, during lunches, passing periods, or with their class. Students are welcome to come during class with a pass from a teacher. Students may check out books or other materials as long as they have a student ID and Agenda with them. Each student is allowed to check out up to 5 books at one time as long as they have no overdue or lost materials.

Erna Fergusson Library

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Citation Guide

There are many ways to get guidance and support when doing research to ensure that you are citing your sources correctly: your teacher may give you some guidelines, you can consult an online citation site (ex. EasyBib), you can refer to your agenda (page R-5) or you can refer to this MLA Citation Guide. Unless your teacher has specifically asked for a different format, most middle school classes use MLA (Modern Language Association).

mla citation guide.doc

Databases at CMS

Databases are edited, vetted, organized and reliable digital resources for research. Databases can be accessed 7 days a week, 24 hours a day from any computer with Internet access. Their credible information also comes with ready-to-use citations. Try Britannica School with links on this page.

When accessing a database from outside school you will need passwords. These are on display in our library and stickers are available for your agendas so...what are you waiting for?

PBS Learning Media

A free resource for students and staff.

Thousand of resources are available for students and staff. The link is now found on the library home page so just select the 'catalog' button on this page and then select 'PBS LearningMedia'. Users may create a log in or just use the site as a guest.

PBS LearningMedia.pdf

New Arrivals

Online Resources

See your librarian for database usernames and passwords. For access to online resources on or off campus, go to Classlink and enter your APS school id and password.


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