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Wheeler High School HS

Paul Gillihan, Principal

Christian Barnes, AP | Matthew Bradford, AP | Ken Ealy, AP |                     Phyllis Joyner, SSA |  Pamela McCabe, AP | Tanya Robson, AP |             Michael Sawyer, AP/AD | Chris Walstead, Magnet Coordinator

375 Holt Road
Marietta, 30068
Phone: 770-578-3266
Fax: 770-578-3268

Wheeler Library

Library Information

The Wheeler High School Library holdings include over 15,000 fiction, non-fiction, and reference books and forty print periodical subscriptions. Over seventy networked computers offer electronic access to over twenty reference databases; multiple encyclopedias; and thousands of magazines, newspapers, and scholarly journals.

Wheeler Library received the 2016 Judy Serritella Exemplary Library Media Program award; the program was also recognized as the Georgia Exemplary High School Library in April 2005.  A school is only eligible to receive the exemplary library media program award once every ten years.

Hours: 7:45 a.m. - 3:45 p.m., weekdays


Library Database Passwords

Passwords for accessing Wheeler Library’s subscription databases off-campus are available to students and staff.  Stop by the library to pick up a password sticker, or see options below for alternative ways to access our passwords or databases.

Join Wheeler Library's Google Classroom for password access anytime 

Check passwords for library resources while logged on to the CCSD network

Login through Digital Library

  • - access databases and eBooks provided by Cobb Digital Library
    (login using your student number and your school computer password; for research see the Databases link at the left)

Library Policies

Use of the Library
Students are encouraged to use the library before and after school for research and individual study. Passes are required for students to use the library during class periods. Students who wish to use the library during their lunch period are required to have a pass from their 3rd period teacher.

Pass Policies
Between 8:20am and 3:30pm, students entering the library without their teacher must each have an individual pass.  Students who do not have an appropriate pass must return to their scheduled location.

Individual Visits to the Library during Class Time
When classes are in session, students who come to the library without their teacher must present a pass that includes the following 5 pieces of information:

  • Student's name
  • Date
  • Time
  • Where you are permitted to go – Media Center
  • Teacher's signature

Present Pass on Arrival and Sign In on the Laptop
Students must show their pass to a library staff member upon arrival, and sign in. Students leaving the library between classes, or lunch changes, do not need to have a pass signed to be in the halls during transition times.

Late Passes are Not Issued by Library Staff
A pass signed by a library staff member does not permit late arrival to class.  Students who are in the library for lunch will be held responsible for returning to their class on time following lunch.  Students who are in the library between class periods are responsible for arriving at their next class on time, and will not be issued a pass from the library.

Semester Lunch Passes
We encourage students to visit the library during their lunch time, to find leisure reading materials or work on their assignments. To have the freedom to stop by the library during lunch on any day, students should obtain a semester lunch pass from a library staff member, and have it signed by their 3rd block teacher. A semester lunch pass permits the student to go between the library and the cafeteria any day during their assigned lunch block.

Use of Computers
Library computers are provided for school assignments. Individual students may use the computers any time during library hours, except when they are reserved for use by a class. All patrons must abide by the school district's policies and regulations regarding the use of technology.

Students may use Wheeler Library printers to make one copy of their own work for an assignment, or a brief article needed for research.  Using a copier for making multiple copies of a document is considerably more cost effective than using a printer; therefore students are not permitted to use the library printers to produce multiple copies or get a hardcopy of study guides and other instructional materials posted on a website.  Students who would like or need a copy of resources that are posted on a class website may bring a paper copy to the library to make a small number of copies.  If a student needs to make a class set of copies for a project, they must make arrangements with the teacher for using the high volume copiers or copy services in room 2014.

Storing Food and Drinks Safely While in the Library
To assist with maintaining our beautiful space for all to enjoy, students entering the library with food or a drink are asked to store the food to avoid potential spills, crumbs, and other related messes. Food or beverage item(s) that are contained well enough to be secured in the student’s personal bag or backpack may remain with the student, if properly stored. Food and beverages that cannot be stored in the student’s bag may be left on the tall counter by the window behind the circulation desk.

Circulation Policies
Students may check out books for a three-week period. Checkouts may be renewed as needed. Reference books may be checked out at the end of the school day for overnight use and must be returned before the start of the next school day; magazines may also be checked out overnight.

Overdue Items
Students are responsible for lost or damaged materials. Students may not check out additional items until all overdue materials are cleared.


Encyclopedias & Dictionaries

General Research Databases

  • Gale PowerSearch [WL]
    Scholarly reference articles in literary criticism, science, history, popular culture, and other areas
  • Explora [GALILEO]
    Search for content on any topic from all of GALILEO's EBSCO databases
  • MAS Ultra [GALILEO] (citation help)
    Periodicals, Reference Books, Pictures, Maps, etc.
  • Student Resources In Context [WL]
    A great starting point if you need an idea for a research topic, or search for the topic that you already have in mind
  • Book Collection: Nonfiction [GALILEO] Searchable full text articles from nonfiction books
  • SIRS Discoverer [GALILEO] Includes full-text articles and images from newspapers, magazines, and government documents.
  • Public Library Access [PASS] Students can use their student ID numbers to access public library resources. Username: Student ID number Password: 4 digit birthday: 2-digit month and 2-digit day. Example: 1202 (Dec. 2)

eBook and Audiobook Collections

  • Gale Virtual Reference Library [WL] Reference sources for multidisciplinary research. Includes Cameron's Collection ebooks which are completely private and tackle everything from stressing over school to dealing with tough relationships.
  • eBook High School Collection [GALILEO]
    Books for all academic subject areas, classic literary works, important historical documents and general reference materials
  • eBook Academic Collection [GALILEO]
    Multidisciplinary e-book titles representing a broad range of academic subject matter
  • Google Books
    Look for books offering Full View or Preview
  • MackinVia eBooks eBooks for independent reading, group activities, story time, lessons, and more
  • Sora Access to ebooks and audiobooks. Use your Office 365 user name and password to sign in. You can also search the public library by entering your PASS user name and password (student number and 4-digit birthday: 2-digit month and 2-digit day).

Today's News

Newspapers & Magazines

Picture, Video, & Sound Sources

  • EBSCO Image Search [GALILEO]
    Images relating to current events, history, and nature, plus flags and maps
  • Discovery Education Streaming Provides a collection of videos to be used by kindergarten through twelfth grade students to supplement their research. Off campus login: Office 365 email and computer password.

Library bookshelves

Research & Citation Help

MLA Citation

APA Citation

Guidance for Researchers

Noodletools for Students

You must use this link: Noodletools for Students ( won't work)
Password: Same as school computers (only required off campus)
Teachers use this link: Teacher Noodletools
Click Here for Instruction Guide
Citing Sources (MLA 8) with Noodletools
Self-Guided Intro to Noodletools

Advanced Sources

Reference Databases

  • Wheeler Library Book Search
    Search for reference and non-fiction books available in the library.
  • Gale PowerSearch [WL]
    Scholarly reference articles on myriad topics, from advanced science to popular culture.
  • MAS Ultra [GALILEO]
    Periodicals, reference books, pictures, maps, primary source documents, etc.; use "AND" between search terms for best results.
  • National Academies Press
    Science, Math, & Technology eBooks, readable online for free
  • Advanced Placement Source [GALILEO]
    Designed to meet the needs of high school students enrolled in various AP courses.
  • Public Library Access
    Students can use their student ID numbers to access public library resources.
    Username: Student ID number
    Password: 4 digit birthday: 2-digit month and 2-digit day. Example: 1202 (Dec. 2)

Re-Search Engines

  • Google Scholar
    Search for journal articles and academic publications

TIP: Many of the search results from this source will not be available in full-text through this interface.  Save the promising citations and look for them in Academic Search Complete, above.  If the full-text is not available there, bring the citation to the library & ask for help.

Scholarly Journals (Peer-Reviewed)

TIP: Search for articles even if the full text is not available online.  If you find one that is not in full text, print the citation & bring it to the library.  The librarians can often help you find the full-text.


College & Public Libraries

TIP: Most college libraries will not allow you to check out books, so plan your trips carefully.  Check the online catalogs beforehand and print out the records for the books you want to use.  Allow yourself plenty of time, and take plenty of spare change for photocopying & printing. 

SUPER BONUS TIP:  If you use the periodical databases while at a college library, you may save printing costs by emailing the articles to yourself; check with a librarian that you will be able to view emailed articles off-campus without a password.  Also, test it to make sure your spam filter doesn't block the messages.

Technology Tips

Google for Education

All Wheeler students have accounts following the format with their student number followed by whs as the password (i.e.,, 12345whs).  Sign in anywhere that you would normally access Google apps, such as or


  • Office 365 for Students
    Allows each student to install Microsoft Office on up to five PCs or Macs and five mobile devices, and provides access to Microsoft Office online applications, including Word, PowerPoint, and Excel.

    Assistance Getting Started
    • The student may login at, using one of the following formats and their CCSD computer login password, to use the online versions of Word, PowerPoint, and Excel
    • Full featured desktop versions of the applications may be downloaded by clicking the link near the top right of the screen from within the online version of each application, or go to and click the "Install now" button to download all of the apps to your computer (please be aware that these products may expire when the student is no longer enrolled in a Cobb County school)
    • If you do not have access to Synergy ParentVUE contact

      Office Apps

CCSD Wireless Network

Employee and Student Access to CCSD Wireless
Guests Access to CCSD Wireless (Guest Wifi)

Online Presentation Tools & Digital Maker Spaces

Teacher's Edition

Administrative Tools


Lesson Plan & Teaching Resources

  • Discovery Education Streaming
    Online instructional videos, many with teacher's guides & related activities.  Search by subject or standards. Off campus login: Office 365 email and computer password.
  • Library of Congress Teacher Resources
    classroom materials and professional development to help teachers effectively use primary sources from the Library's vast digital collections, includes standards-based lesson plans
  • PBS LearningMedia
    search by grade, subject, and standards
  • Google Classroom
    login using your account, create a class section and provide the class code to students for self-enrollment
  • Find the Lexile
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[WHS] Available on campus only
[GALILEO]: Part of the Database Offerings in GALILEO, Georgia's Virtual Library
[WL]: Provided by Wheeler Library, in partnership with the CCSD Library Media Education Department
Some of these resources and additional resources may be accessd  through Cobb Digital Library [CDL]  
Wheeler High School is a unit of the Cobb County School System
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