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Middle School

Media Center

Situated as the hub in the center of the newly renovated school, the Middle School Media Center delivers easy access and an open atmosphere for students and staff from any classroom.

A teaching area is located at the north side of the L-shaped room, and tables for small groups are placed throughout the area. Comfortable reading chairs for individuals are positioned in various sitting areas, and student art projects creatively cover the walls. Our glass garage doors allow flexibility for larger groups, and we are able to enjoy observing activities throughout our Alley and niches.

Quick Links

Email Ruth Busscher with any questions you may have about the Middle School Media Center.

Our online research tool to see what books and other resources are available in the Media Center.

Online Resources


  • BibleGateway
    • Search the Bible online by topic or keyword in dozens of versions and languages.
    • Features photographs and descriptions of sites in Israel, Jordan, Egypt, Turkey and Greece with an emphasis on biblical archaeology, geography and history.
  • Bible Hub
    • Search and study tools including parallel texts, cross references, Treasury of Scripture, and commentaries
  • Calvin Commentaries
  • Offers an online Bible search in many translations plus Bible commentary.
  • Early Christian Writings
  • Monergism : Includes Calvin’s Commentaries, IVP (Intervarsity Press) New Testament commentaries, John Piper Commentary, and many more.
  • : Search the Bible in many translations.
  • The Text This Week : Lectionary, Scripture study and worship links and resources
  • World Religions : Check with the media center staff for username and password.

Citing sources

These sites will help you to properly format the citations in your bibliography.

College Search


    • Global Issues: Social, Political, Economic and Environmental Issues That Affect Us All


Digital Media Resources

  • Creative Commons
    • Search for images, videos, music, media. Includes Google Images, Flickr Images, Wikimedia Commons and more.
  • Life
    • Life Magazine Photo Archive hosted by Google.


  • Bloom’s Literature
    • Check with the Library Media Center Staff for username and password.
  • Cummings Study Guide
    • International Debate Education Association: Debatabase is the world’s most useful resource for student debaters. Find arguments for and against hundreds of debating topics, written by expert debaters, judges and coaches. Also included are background summaries, links to websites of interest and recommended books, example motions and user comments.
  • Purdue Online Writing Lab
    • Purdue University’s Owl at Purdue offers online handouts covering writing, research, grammar, and MLA and APA style. Also a link to writing lab.
  • Shakespeare Resource Center

Health & Nutrition



  • American Fact Finder
    • Source for population, housing, economic, and geographic data from the U.S. Census Bureau.
  • Bureau of Labor Statistics
    • From the U.S. Department of Labor. Demographic categories including sex, age and ethnic origin.
  • KAHS Library
    • This high school library in PA has shared their Stats “libguides”. Great links to statistical data resources.
    • Public resources from the U.S. Census Bureau including population, economic, industry, and geography studies.
  • Wolfram Alpha


Research Helps

Search Engines

Social Studies

Teacher Professional Development

  • Michigan Virtual University
    • Michigan Virtual University, Michigan’s leading provider of online learning solutions. We invite you to explore our websiteto discover more about this dynamic learning experience.
  • PBS TeacherLine
    • Professional development for PreK-12 educators. A service of PBS Teachers. PBS offers quite a few online classes at reasonable prices. They can be taken for CEU’s or (at an additional cost) for credit.
  • REMC
    • Create and account and register for courses sponsored by the REMC/Ottawa ISD.

Teacher Resources

    • works to help you integrate technology into your classroom by offering online tools and resources.
  • Apple Learning Interchange
    • The Apple Learning Interchange (ALI) is a social network for educators. Find a wealth of content ranging from simple lesson ideas to in-depth curriculum units for K-12 educators.
  • Brain Betty
    • Includes free PowerPoint backgrounds, PowerPoint templates, tutorials and tips and tricks, graphics and video for presentations.
    • The Center for Innovation in Engineering and Science Education.
  • Education World
  • PBS Teachers
    • Multimedia resources and professional development for PreK-12 educators.
  • Quia
    • A sampling of activities in more than 100 categories. All of the activities were created by instructors using Quia’s tools and templates. This area is continually being updated with new activities and new categories. Feel free to search, copy, and customize these activities.
  • REMC
    • REMC 7/OAISD
  • Tech 4 Learning
    • Information about creating webquests, inquiry oriented lesson format. Includes webquests for teachers to use.
  • WIKILibros

Need more help?

Holland Christian Media Center staff are available to answer any questions, as well as to encourage an enthusiastic exploration of God’s world through reading and research, “equipping minds and nurturing hearts to transform the world for Jesus Christ.”

Email Mrs. Busscher