Library & Technology

Library

La Reina Library

Vision

The La Reina High School Library provides access to and instruction on the use of organized collections of print, non-print, and digital resources to ensure that students are information literate in order to be successful in an increasingly information-driven society.

Mission

To ensure that all La Reina High School students and staff have access to a quality library media program, that they become effective users of ideas and information, and become life-long learners.

Hours of Operation

The library is open from 7:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. on most school days.

Online Databases

These databases contain information such as articles from newspapers, magazines, and encyclopedias. The articles from these sources within the database are usually “full text,” which means you will be able to access the full article, not just a citation or abstract.


The Library provides access to these databases from EBSCO: Student Research Center, Literary Reference Center, History Reference Center, and Points of View Reference Center. Please see library personnel for login and password information.

Directions for Using EBSCO Databases

Research Guides

The Research Guides listed below will provide you with links to resources you can use for your research. Please follow all directions for your project given to you by your teacher.

Catholic Social Doctrine

This research guide will provide you with a list of library resources that will help you with your Catholic Social Doctrine research. Please follow all directions for the project given to you by your teacher.

Catholic News Service

Free the Slaves

Green America

The Holy See

Human Rights Watch

Immaculee

Tuesday's Children

United Nations Women Watch

United States Conference of Catholic Bishops


Search the EBSCO databases (Points of View and Student Research Center) for articles from journals, newspapers, encyclopedias, and other sources. The articles from these sources within the database are usually “full text,” which means you will be able to access the full article not just a citation or abstract. The database also contains eBooks covering literary criticism and author biograhies.


You can print or email your search results. When you do, select "MLA Format" from the citation format drop-down list. The print out or email will include the MLA citation for the entry.


Please see library personnel for login and password information.

    English 11 Term Paper

    This research guide will provide you with a list of library resources that will help you with your term paper. Please follow all directions for the project given to you by your teacher.

    Literature Websites

    Writing Resources

    Online Databases

    Search the EBSCO databases for articles from journals, newspapers, encyclopedias, and other sources. The articles from these sources within the database are usually “full text,” which means you will be able to access the full article not just a citation or abstract. The database also contains eBooks covering literary criticism and author biographies.


    Click on "Literary Reference Center" for information on authors, criticism, literary movements, etc. You can enter a search term in the "Find" box or browse authors or works to explore an alphabetical listing of each.


    You can print or email your search results. When you do, select "MLA Format" from the citation format drop-down list. The print out or email will include the MLA citation for the entry.


    Please see library personnel for login and password information.

    Reference Print Titles

    Below is a list of some of the reference print titles and their call numbers that you can use in your research.

    REF 031 ENC Encyclopedia Americana

    REF 031 WOR World Book Encyclopedia

    REF 803 MER Merriam-Webster's Encyclopedia of Literature.

    REF 808.3 NOV Novels for Students: Presenting Analysis, Context and Criticism on Commonly Studied Novels

    REF 808.81 WOR Twentieth Century English and American Verse, 1900-1929 and 1930-1950

    REF 809 MAG Magill's Survey of World Literature

    REF 809.3 CRI Critical Survey of Drama

    REF 809.3 CRI Critical Survey of Long Fiction

    REF 809.04 TWE Twentieth-century Literary Criticism

    REF 809.933 LIT Literary Themes for Students -- Race and Prejudice

    REF 809.933 LIT Literary Themes for Students -- War and Peace

    REF 809.93358 LIT The Literature of War

    REF 810.9 AFR African American Writers

    REF 810.9 AME American Ethnic Writers

    REF 810.9 AME American Writers: A Collection of Literary Biographies

    REF 810.9 CON Concise Dictionary of American Literary Biography.

    REF 810.9 GRE Great American Writers: Twentieth Century

    REF 810.9 IDE Identities and Issues in Literature

    REF 810.9 MAG Magill's Survey of American Literature

    REF 810.9358 LIT Literary Themes for Students: The American Dream

    REF 820.3 OXF The Oxford Companion to English Literature.

    REF 820.9 BRI British Writers

    REF 820.9 GRE Great Writers of the English Language

    REF 823.509 FAC The Facts on File Companion to the British Novel

    General Collection Print Titles

    All students in the 11th grade will be researching their term paper at the same time. Titles from the general collection covering authors and works being researched by more than one student will be put on hold. Books on hold may not leave the library and will be availabe to everyone in the library during normal business hours. Please check the shelves next to the new magazines for these books.

    Mythology

    This research guide will provide you with a list of library resources that will help you with your Mythology research. Please follow all directions for the project given to you by your teacher.

    Mythology Websites

    Online Databases

    Search the EBSCO databases (Literary Reference Center and Student Research Center) for articles from journals, newspapers, encyclopedias and other sources. The articles from these sources within the database are usually “full text,” which means you will be able to access the full article not just a citation or abstract. The database also contains eBooks covering literary criticism and author biographies.


    You can print or email your search results. When you do, select "MLA Format" from the citation format drop-down list. The print out or email will include the MLA citation for the entry.


    Please see library personnel for login and password information.

    Reference Print Titles

    Explore some of the following reference resources for information on your topic.

    REF 031 ENC Encyclopedia Americana

    REF 031 WOR World Book Encyclopedia

    REF 133 MAN Man, Myth & Magic

    REF 201 JOR Dictionary of Gods and Goddesses

    REF 201.303 GOD Gods, Goddesses, and Mythology

    REF 201.303 MER The Facts on File Encyclopedia of World Mythology and Legend

    REF 292.1 ROO NTC's Classical Dictionary

    REF 292.13 BUL Bulfinch's Mythology

    REF 398. 2 CRI Critical Survey of Mythology and Folklore: World Mythologyt

    REF 398.27 CRI Critical Survey of Mythology and Folklore: Heroes and Heroines

    REF 398.2743 CRI Critical Survey of Mythology and Folklore: Love, Sexuality, and Desire

    REF 938.09 YON Illustrated Encyclopaedia of the Classical World

    Night by Elie Wiesel

    This research guide will provide you with a list of library resources that will help you with your research related to Night. Please follow all directions for the project given to you by your teacher.

    Websites

    Online Databases

    Search the EBSCO databases (Literary Reference Center and Student Research Center) for articles from journals, newspapers, encyclopedias and other sources. The articles from these sources within the database are usually “full text,” which means you will be able to access the full article not just a citation or abstract. The database also contains eBooks covering literary criticism and author biographies.


    You can print or email your search results. When you do, select "MLA Format" from the citation format drop-down list. The print out or email will include the MLA citation for the entry.


    Please see library personnel for login and password information.

    Reference Print Titles

    Below is a list of some of the reference print titles and their call numbers that you can use in your research.

    REF 031 ENC Encyclopedia Americana

    REF 031 WOR World Book Encyclopedia

    REF 809.933584 HOL Holocaust Literature

    REF 940.53 ENC Encyclopedia of the Holocaust

    REF 940.53 HIS Historical Encyclopedia of WWII

    REF 940.53 YAD The Yad Vashem Encyclopedia of the Ghettos During the Holocaust

    REF 940.54 SUL The American Heritage Picture History of WWII

    REF 973 DOC Documents of American History Volume II Since 1898

    World Religions

    This research guide will provide you with a list of library resources that will help you research world religions. Please follow all directions for the project given to you by your teacher.

    Websites

    Virtual Religion Index

    Exploring Religions by Paul Flesher

    Association of Religion Data Archive (ARDA)- Scroll down to select country or religious group from dropdown menus.

    Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online (GAMEO) - Information on Anabaptist religions: Ammish, Mennonite, Hutterite, Brethren in Christ

    Patheos

    Religious Tolerance

    Online Databases

    Search the EBSCO databases (Literary Reference Center and Student Research Center) for articles from journals, newspapers, encyclopedias and other sources. The articles from these sources within the database are usually “full text,” which means you will be able to access the full article not just a citation or abstract. The database also contains eBooks covering literary criticism and author biographies.


    You can print or email your search results. When you do, select "MLA Format" from the citation format drop-down list. The print out or email will include the MLA citation for the entry.


    Please see library personnel for login and password information.

    Reference Print Titles

    Below is a list of some of the reference print titles and their call numbers that you can use in your research.

    Milestone Documents of World Religions: Exploring Traditions of Faith through Primary Sources REF 200 MIL

    Encyclopedia of World Religions REF 200.3 ENC

    New Religions: A Guide REF 200.9 NEW

    Encyclopedia of Sacred Places REF 203.53 BRO

    General Collection Print Titles

    There are many books on World Religions in the library's general collection. If you'd like to browse the shelves, the 200s section in the library covers Religion. The 280s cover Christian Denominations. Religions other than Christianity are found in the 290s. Remember to check both the regular sized and over-sized shelves.




    Technology

    La Reina students use technology to enhance their learning as they engage in critical thinking and problem-solving. We are preparing our students for a future that includes the proper use of technology as an essential skill. The 1:1 program brings individual learning to our students and allows them to connect with their peers, teachers, and the world.

    iPads in Education

    Technology is a valuable tool at La Reina

    Students will be issued a school-owned iPad to use at school and at home. Students are expected to use the iPads in ways that are primarily academic.


    iPads are but one tool in our students' education. Students will use the iPad not just for research and note-taking but also to create, collaborate, and communicate.


    La Reina students will learn to use technology responsibly and ethically: that a thoughtful person refrains from disturbing others with technology whether at school, home, or in a public setting. Teachers will monitor student activity during class to prevent disruptive or inappropriate behavior. Additionally, students may not use their personal cell phones, school-issued iPads, or other electronic devices during Mass or assemblies, or during any community-wide gathering unless given permission.


    Textbooks

    Some student textbooks are available in digital formats: e-books, Kindle books, PDFs, online texts, iBooks, and iTunesU course materials.


    Apps

    Teachers will require appropriate apps to assist students in mastering the course material. It is the student's responsibility to download and update apps. Students are allowed to install additional apps on the school-owned iPads, with some limitations.

    iPad Policies

    Use of a school-owned iPad is allowed under the following restrictions:


    Internet Filtering, Profile Restrictions, and Parental Controls

    All on-campus internet traffic on school devices is logged and filtered by a CIPA-compliant filter. Additionally, La Reina installs a "profile" that sets age restrictions on the types of apps and music that may be placed on the iPad. Parents are welcome to enable Apple's parental controls as well.


    iCloud and iTunes Accounts

    It is mandatory that each student have an Apple ID (iCloud) and an iTunes account. Parents of students under 13 must create and oversee the iTunes account due to federal regulations. Apple provides several programs for under-13-year-olds including the Apple ID for Students and the Family Sharing programs. You do NOT have to associate a credit or debit card with the iTunes account (simply leave that selection as "None"). Students may use iTunes gift cards instead.


    Backup and Storage Considerations

    Students should back up their iPad data to iCloud as well as to a computer if possible; additional free storage is available from their school email accounts (Microsoft 365 OneDrive) and from companies such as Google (Google Drive) and Dropbox.


    Technical Support

    Students may request technical support through their La Reina Web Portal, or by bringing their iPad to the library. The student may be supplied with a temporary iPad to use while her assigned iPad is being repaired.