Getting to the LSA Website (Library Guide)
The LSA Library has a collection of approximately 10,000 print books. Beyond that, our Electronic Resources, (Databases, E-Encyclopedias, and Academic Websites) expand our resources at least a thousand fold! Be sure to visit the Library Guide and/or the physical library on the second floor of the Main School Building so that you can locate just what you need to excel at your homework and class projects!
Link to the LSA Library Guide - Homepage for All Resources!
Reading an E-Book or Placing a hold on a book from another high school library is easy. Please follow these steps:
Click advanced search (in blue) in the above "Books at LSA Library" box.
Click the LOGIN button in the top right hand corner.
Type in your username (first part of your school email)
Type in password (lsa).
Example: Username: sadams19 password: lsa
Select "All High School Libraries" from the "location" dropdown menu.
Search for a book.
Click on title of the book you want to place on hold.
Click on the "Hold It" icon in the upper right corner (above green arrow).
You're done. We'll notify you when your book arrives.
If you still can't find a book for your topic, try the RI Public Library catalog or HELIN (college/university) catalog.
CIRCULATING COLLECTIONS & CALL NUMBERS
Short Story [SC]
Nonfiction [Dewey # Plus first 3 letters of Author's Last Name]
RI Collection [RI COLL Plus Call#]
Biography/Memoir [BIO Plus first 3 letters of Famous Person's Last Name]
Lasallian Collection [PRO Plus Dewey#]
Periodicals [Back issues circulate]
Reference [REF Plus Dewey Number & Letters]
Periodicals [Current Issues Only]
Call Numbers & Locating Books: Remember!
Call Number will include:
1) Code for the Collection
2) Number (if non-fiction)
3) Three Letters
Fiction book - FIC KIN
(novel by Stephen King)
Nonfiction book -398.2 BEN
(book about urban legends by Gillian Bennett)
Specialized Reference book -REF 579 MAC
(encyclopedia of Microbiology by Maczulak).
SEARCH TERM and "SEARCH PHRASE" SUCCESS!
*E-Search Tips - Remember . . .
1) Search phrases of "2 or more words" that you want kept in that exact order need to be placed in "quotation marks"
2) You can increase your results by truncating the root of your search term by adding *.
Example: friend* will list results that include all of these terms:
3) Use very general terms/phrases to search for books and e-encyclopedia articles
Printer [one (1) free copy]
NO Wireless Printing - Must print from school PC
Chomebooks & Calculators
Kindles w/ many class books
& YA titles
Good Luck on the Scavenger Hunt Quiz!
Please go to Your Period's Google Classroom (classroom.google.com) and Complete the Quiz!