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Library & Online Sources

The mission of the VIS Library is to support students in their journey to become knowledgeable, ethical, contributors to our world. To that end, we strive to support student learning both within and beyond the curriculum. We prepare students to meet the challenges they will face, by becoming responsible, ethical consumers of information and creators of new knowledge.

The Library comprises two sections that cater for our Pre-K to 12 students; the Elementary School Library provides material for Pre-K1 to Grade 5, whilst the Secondary School Library works with the Middle and High School community.

The Library provides access to books, ebooks, journals, magazines and several online subscriptions that cover various subjects.

Verdala Library Catalogue

The Library contains thousands of books, covering a variety of subjects and an ever-growing fiction section. Titles in the collection can be searched for in the catalog and do not require a username and password.

Click HERE to access the Verdala Library Catalog system.

Britannica School Encyclopedia

The Britannica School subscription is an encyclopedia that offers a wide range of interactive research tools that are suitable for all grades (K to 12); the content includes up-to-date, curriculum-relevant articles, images, primary sources, maps, videos and audio clips. The three learning entry points, Elementary, Intermediate and Advanced, provide a wealth of unique content to explore. The search can be accessed by all members of the community with a School ID Code. Please contact the librarians in the Elementary School and Secondary School for further details.

Click HERE to acess the Britannica School website.

Britannica Launchpacks

Britannica Launchpacks provides learning packs for various grades in the Sciences, Humanities and Social Sciences. The packs support the curricula offered at VIS and are made up of collections of articles, images, videos and primary sources to help support learners. Each pack is customized to meet both teacher and learner requirements. These are created to be appropriate to students’ learning levels and to encourage productive research. Please contact the librarian, Ms Veronica Calleja, for further details.

Click HERE to acess the Britannica Launchpacks.

Drama Online

Drama Online is an award-winning digital library that includes playtext content and scholarly publications. It is a high-quality online research tool for drama and literature students and teachers. Through this subscription, Verdala users can access various collections that contain plays, books, filmed live performances, film adaptations, and audio plays. It can be accessed by students with a provided password. Please contact the Secondary School librarian, Ms Veronica Calleja, for further details.

Click HERE to acess the Drama Online website.

ProQuest

The ProQuest subscription offers members of the Verdala community access to scholarly journals, magazines and other publications. This subscription-based research platform plays a crucial role in assisting students complete the IBDP/IBCP/VIS Diploma. The database can be accessed with a username and password. Please contact the Secondary School librarian, Ms Veronica Calleja, for further details.

Click HERE to access the ProQuest website.

Booklist Online

Would you like to read books reviews and make suggestions for future library purchases? Would you like to find out more about Book Awards and expand your selection of titles?
Booklist is a book-review magazine that has been published by the American Library Association for more than 100 years, and is widely viewed as offering the most reliable reviews to help libraries decide what to buy and to help students decide what to read, view, or listen to. It contains more than 170,000 reviews and thousands of features dating back to 1992 and 8,000 new reviews and related features every year. Much of that content dynamically linked—review to review, review to feature, and feature to feature. Please contact the librarian, Ms Veronica Calleja, for further details.

Click HERE access Booklist.