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Welcome to the Library Media Center

Find a book in the library

The library has print and e-books. Type in your search term, author or book title in the search bar above to go to the school catalog. The catalog will look for print books, electronic books and DVDs.

At the Catalog home page, use the search box to type  your topic or the title of the book you are looking for.Make sure to click on  the magnifying class - NOT enter to search the catalog.

To open an e-book you will need to login. On the back of your student ID is your 9 digit ID number. This ID number is your user name AND your password.



You can also use your iBook app on your iPad to purchase ebooks and get FREE ebooks. Simply search for the title of the book you are looking for in the search bar. Select the book you would like to read. The book will come back with either a price to purchase or free. If it is free, select the book to download.

Project Gutenberg offers over 50,000 free public domain e-books: choose among free epub books, free kindle books, download them to iBooks or read them online.


Rockville Centre Public Library - Nassau Digital Doorway. Download e-books from the public library with your RCPL library card.

Links to Library Catalogs

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How to Evaluate a Website

It can be tempting to use any source in your paper that seems to agree with your thesis, but remember that not all information is good information

You need to carefully evaluate websites and decide which ones you can trust. 

How to evaluate a website

Authority: Why can we believe this source?

  • Who is the author?
  • Does the author provide contact information?
  • What are the author’s credentials?
  • Is the site created or sponsored by a reputable organization?
    • Find this information in the About section of the website or look for the Mission of the website.

Viewpoint: What is the author’s perspective?

  • Does the author have a bias?
  • What is the purpose for the website? Is it to inform, teach, entertain or sell?
  • Does the point of view seem objective and impartial? Is the tone

Accuracy: How up to date and accurate is the website?

  • When was the website last updated?
  • Is the site easy to navigate?

URL: What does the URL tell you about a website

  • What is the extension in the URL? .com, .gov, .org …
  • What does the URL say about the website?


  • Do the links work?
  • When was the information published or updated?
  • When was the website last updated?