The Library’s Website: A Wealth of Resources


Have you seen the Searsport District HS/MS library website lately?


If you haven’t visited the site recently, be sure to take a quick look at In an effort to provide pertinent information to our teachers and students we continually evaluate and add new resources to the website.

Features of the Website:

In addition to access to our online catalog, visitors to our site can access the school’s subscription databases, accelerated reader, online newsletter (this blog), and library and teacher recommended sites.


The library’s website also acts as a portal for user feedback. On the website, users can find library contact information, hours of operation, and library guidelines. We have also recently added an online form, where students and teachers can recommend a book for consideration by the library.

As always, the library is interested in hearing from you. So if you have a suggestion for a library material, newsletter article, or feature for the website please let us know.


Primary vs Secondary Sources

Have you ever wondered what the difference between a primary and secondary source was, or what types of resources qualify as a primary source?

If you have, Princeton University has created a concise explanation of the two types of resources on this page:Primary vs Secondary Sources.

Here are a few great primary resource sites:

American Memory Project (U.S. History Collection):

Maine Memory Project (Maine History Collection):

Windows on Maine (Online Video Collection):

Europeana (European Culture & Science):

Chronicling America (Historic Newspapers):