Database Research and Literacy Studio

“The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go.” 

– Dr. Seuss

Reading is the gateway skill to everything. It is crucial to learning, to acquiring knowledge, to writing and to the enjoyment of life.  Researching also helps us learn, have fun and develop our passions. The Sabbagh Library assists Middle School and Academy students find the reading resources they will need to develop a love for reading and also the ability to research various interesting topics. 

In the Sabbagh Library, students may browse our large book collection or search our online databases on their own, or with the help of the librarian. They may find books for their reading enjoyment or for a research paper. They may also use the computers on campus or at home to search our online databases for information that is not available on the internet and has been reviewed by experts in their respective fields.

With these resources students will become architects of their own learning.

Dr. Marco V. Crivellaro, our librarian, is located at the Library desk, on the 1st floor of the library, where you can find him in person or via email. Ms. Alison Jasonides, is also an Assistant in the Literacy Studio as well as a member of our Faculty of Social Studies.

The Sabbagh Library/Database Research and Literacy Studio offers support to all Middle School and Academy students, as well as Upper Elementary School students.

The Sabbagh Library/Database Research and Literacy Studio offers the following services:

Assistance with finding books - Our library has more than 20,000 books both fiction and non-fiction to choose from. Our fiction collection consists of Classic Fiction books and Young Adult Fiction books in all the different genres: Fantasy, Realistic, Historical, Mystery, Dystopia and Science Fiction. In addition, there are many Non-Fiction books on different topics for reading and for research. The ACS Athens Library Catalog can be found by clicking on Library Database Resources at the top of the Home page in Moodle and finding it in the drop down menu.

Assistance using ACS Athens available Databases - ACS subscribes to a number of research databases which are a good place to start your research. The databases available are: EBSCO, SIRS, Britannica and Artstor. You may access these databases on Moodle in the same drop down menu mentioned above.

All faculty and students are automatically enrolled in the Sabbagh Library/Database Research and Literacy Studio Moodle Shell, which contains further access to the library catalogue and our databases. The ACS Athens Library Catalog can be accessed in Moodle by clicking on Library Database Resources at the top of the Home page and finding it in the drop down menu.