The La Reina library is more than just a resource center.

The library is a space where students can gather for project work, tutoring, mentorship, and quiet study. La Reina faculty provide instruction on the use of organized collections of print, non-print, and digital resources to ensure that students are familiar with the many types of resources they need to be successful with any project.

 

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 employs technology to support students' development of critical thinking, creativity, collaboration, and innovation.

    • MacBook Air program for high school students
    • 1:1 iPad program in middle school
    • Apple TVs in all classrooms and meeting spaces to facilitate teacher and student collaboration
    • Secure wireless network throughout campus

    La Reina students learn to use technology responsibly and ethically. They learn that a thoughtful person refrains from disturbing others with technology whether at school, home, or in a public setting. Teachers 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.