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  • Library Orientation
  • Library Staff
    Ms. Arndt
    Library Assistant
    Ms. Doyle,
    District Librarian
    • Library hours: 7:15-3:45
    • Library books check out for 2 weeks
    • Textbooks are due at the end of the year
    • Overdue fines: 10 cents a day per item
    • No food or drinks in the library (water only)
    • Passes required during class time, unless you come with your teacher
    • No cell phone use/put your phone in silent mode
    • The library is for quiet study
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  • Computer Use
    • Students working on school assignments have priority
    • Sign in with your school login/password. Do not share passwords.
    • Save to a flash drive or your folder on the student H drive. Or use Google Docs (it saves automatically and you can access your files from anywhere!)
    • Use computers appropriately – you will lose your privileges if you abuse them
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  • Printing
    • Print class-related materials only
    • Please print only one copy of your materials – the printer is not for making class sets
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  • Visit the library to:
    • Look up books
    • Use databases
    • Find information online
    • Use reference materials
  • Search WebCat
    Start on the school home page
    Click “Library” to find WebCat
  • 3. Type the title, author or subject, then click the appropriate button
    OR type any keyword and hit the return key
  • 4. Scroll down to find out whether the book is at your school
  • 5. Find fiction by the first three letters of the author’s last name
    6. Find nonfiction by the Dewey Decimal number
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    • Evaluate information -- don’t believe everything you read
    • Compare multiple sources
    • Always cite your sources (, etc.)
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  • Use a Database/Online Resource
    Newspapers, magazines, scholarly journals, images, reference books, primary sources and more
    School pays for access – has info you can’t get free on the web
    Edited/fact checked, so often more reliable than websites
    Ask library staff for passwords to use from home
    Use your library card to access public library research tools
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  • Online Research Tools
    Lake Oswego High School
  • How do I get to the databases?
    School website
    Hover over “LIBRARY”
    Choose “Online Research Tools”
  • Also Recommended
    Public Library Research Tools
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    • Try the NoveList database
    • Amazon – find a book you love and see what titles people also bought; try bestseller lists and book awards
    • Ask Ms. Doyle or Ms. Arndt for suggestions
    • Browse WebCat or the library shelves
    • Look at the New Books or book displays in the library
  • Speak with Ms. Arndt or Ms. Doyle