Academics

The Milne Library

Small enough and smart enough to truly personalize each learning experience.
Welcome to the Milne Library of The Derryfield School - both a traditional, physical library with well over 19,000 volumes, DVDs, videos, and audiobooks on the shelves, and a "cybrary," the website that is available day and night, weekdays and weekends, to help you surf your way to useful resources. Check out our catalog, various subscription databases, and recommended links. Come in and browse around!

Summer Reading Gallery

Subscription Databases

The library subscribes to several databases which are available to members of the Derryfield community by logging in to the website.

EbscoHost: back issues of hundreds of periodicals, plus a readers' advisory web site

New York Times:
 PDF images of every page of every issue of the daily New York Times from 1851 to 2001, and html versions of the paper from 2000 to the present

Infobase Learning:
 In-depth investigations of today's top issues

CultureGrams:
 Concise cultural and statistical snapshots of every country recognized by the United Nations.

Core Concepts: Biology:
 articles, images, video, and interactive activities

Scribner Writers Online Subcollection:
 The complete text of literary reference sets including biographies, critical analysis, and bibliographies for further research.

Artemis Literary Sources
Scribner Writers Series

ABC Clio History Databases: essays, articles, primary source material, video and audio clips on various aspects of history, both American and international

ABC Clio
The American Indian Experience
Daily Life through History
Pop Culture Universe

Salem Press: Great Lives/Great Events

Encyclopedia Britannica:
 full text of the print set plus entry-specific links to related web sites

World Book:
 full text of the print set plus a basic Spanish-language encyclopedia, an atlas, etc.
 
Biography in Context: a comprehensive online biographical reference database

Opposing Viewpoints in Context: full text of Opposing Viewpoints series, plus statistics, references, etc.
 

Media Literacy Resources

With stories of "fake news" abounding, Derryfield teachers have gathered their favorite media literacy resources in a single document to help people navigate their way through a confusing news landscape.

To Read Books Is...

by Cecilia Templeton '17

To travel far and wide
And see impossible tasks become possible
With the help of magic and determination
To open your mind
And learn new things
To gain new powers
And become a better person
To meet all kinds of people
And find lifelong friends
To watch friendship conquer evil
And find that love is more powerful than anything
To go on an adventure
And stand an inch from death
To face your deepest fears
And overcome them
To find out more about yourself
And understand more about others
To destroy any obstacles that get in your way
And always have a clever solution
To escape from problems in reality
And immerse yourself in more terrible troubles

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