Welcome to the MHS Library!

The library is an exciting place to be!  Not only are there books, but a computer lab with 32 computers, comfy chairs and a inviting atmosphere.  You don’t even have to whisper!  Check here for library news, reviews, perhaps some book trailers, and new, popular titles.  We’ve added over 150 new books in the last year!

Need help finding something?  Have a book or resource you’d like to have?  Feel free to contact me any time!


Shannon Waterman
Librarian, MHS

USDA Agriculture/Crop Production page– Search here for information on all agricultural crops in the US by state and county.


USDA Plant page– Search this for info on all types of plants.

Occupational Outlook Handbook: This database is maintained by the US Department of Labor and includes much of the same information about selected careers as the Facts on File Database (above).

CareerCruising: Career Cruising is an interactive career resource designed for people of all ages. If you want to find the right career, explore different career options, or plan future education and training, you’ve come to the right place! (Needs ID and password)

WorkForceExplorer: Quality labor market information to help you make informed decisions about your career.

The CIA World Fact Book- Includes information on geography, people, government, economy, communications, transportation, military, and transnational issues on all of the countries of the world.

National Geographic MapMachine– This site has every kind of map you might need from political to road to climate to topographic.

National Geographic Index: This index contains records describing each National Geographic Society magazine article, book, map, video, cd-rom, and more. Meridian’s library has copies of most issues of National Geographic Magazine published since 1995. Use this index to find the date of the issue you need and then fill out a periodical request slip.

US Census Bureau: Statistics on just about everything in the US.

FirstGov: All kinds of great info on our government. (Check out the “for kids” site too!)

Supreme Court Decisions: Check out the backfiles and latest at the Supreme Court. These have the summarys, opinions, results on separate pages.

Supreme Court Decisions from 1893 to the present. Just click on the year and find it alphabetically. These have the entire text, opinions and results on one page.

The US House of Representatives and The United States Senate: The official webpages for our nation’s lawmakers. Includes contact information and a calendar of legislative events.

The Whitehouse connection: Everything presidential!

On-line Databases for magazines/newspapers, audio-video, transcripts, encyclopedias, maps, books and images. (You can use these at home, too!)


Facts on File– Has articles on World News, Issues and Controversies and Today’s Science. Get the latest on the topics of today.


SIRS– Is a collection of searchable databases that have periodical articles about many different topics. It also includes a special Pro-Con collection on controversial social issues.

Whatcom County Libraries: Check to see if they have a book you need or another database you can access – even from home! You can also “check out” e-books! Click on the following link or ask your school librarian for assistance in obtaining a Whatcom County Library Card.

Library of Congress: Information on US history, world cultures and more.

The Internet Public Library-loads of info at your fingertips- check out their Pathfinders guides to research!