NEW AT THE LIBRARY!
NEW ITEMS ARE NOW LOCATED ON A DISPLAY RACK BY THE REFERENCE DESK.. CHECK THEM OUT!
NEED HELP CITING A SOURCE? The John J. Wright Library has developed easy to use citation guides containing the most commonly used citation examples in MLA and APA. Click here to go to our Works Cited Help LibGuide.
VALID STUDENT IDS
Don't forget you need a valid student ID to check out library materials. This includes items that are on Reserve.
DON'T FORGET ABOUT EZBORROW!
Need a book from another library?
Get books sent from other libraries to ours. Order the book via the internet at the E-Z Borrow site. For more information ask at the library. It’s easy to use.
What's New at the Library for Faculty
· A LibGuide is a way to organize and showcase library resources and services available to faculty and students for research and study.
· LiGuides effectively invite collaboration between librarians and instructors to meet the research needs of a particular, class or assignment.
· LibGuides organize relevant resources in your field into one accessible webpage that is available 24/7. Simply give your students the url.
Faculty can request a LibGuide to be created for their course(s)
· Contact Joelle Mellon or LaVerne Collins to request a Libguide .
· Gather the materials that you would like included in the LibGuide.
· Meet with a librarian and discuss additional content.
· A LibGuide will be created with your input.
LAPTOPS AT THE LIBRARY
NEED A COMPUTER TO USE AT THE LIBRARY?
Computers all in use? Want to work on the quiet side of the library?
Check out a laptop at the Circulation desk. Laptops are available to use in the library. All you need is your library bar code. Make sure you know all the rules about loaning a laptop. Once you log out all of your work will be lost so make sure you save it to your thumbdrive or email your work to yourself.
WHAT'S NEW AT THE LIBRARY
IPADS@ THE LIBRARY
To enrich the education of students, the John J. Wright Library of La Roche College was granted funding from the National Library of Medicine to purchase iPads . Through the use of the iPads, students will be able to access valuable reference resources.
- IPads are circulated on a first-come, first-served basis.
- IPads may not be reserved in advance.
- IPads must be checked out in person with a VALID La Roche College ID and driver’s license.
- IPads may be borrowed for a period of three days. A $20.00 per day fine will be assessed for late returns.
Once you checkout an iPad, it is YOUR RESPONSIBILITY. Do not leave the iPad unattended in a public place.
- IPads must be returned to the library circulation desk in person.
- IPads must be returned to the circulation desk by the end of the loan period.
- IPads must not be left on counters, tables, or placed in the book return.
- All peripheral equipment must be returned with the iPad.
Borrowers must remain at the circulation desk while the iPad is inspected upon return.
IPad must be returned at least 30 minutes prior to the library closing time so that staff has adequate time for check-in.
A few reminders. . .
- Don’t forget to use the Student Help Desk for problem concerning: LaRoche Network, LaRoche Email, My LaRoche, Blackboard, MtITLab, Log in Retreiving user account information, Printing Credits, Personal laptop problems. They are located in the Wright Library Room 205. Email them at: firstname.lastname@example.org. Call 412 847-2300.
- No Take-Out Food Boxes in the library.
- No food or drinks by the computers. There are tables on the lower level of the Wright Library building by the vending machines.
Stop in and check us out!
NEW DATABASES AT THE LIBRARY !!
Remember to get a library barcode if you don't already have one. It only takes a few minutes and allows you to check out books, reserves and order books from other libraries.
Philadelphia Inquirer and Pittsburgh Post Gazette Historical Newspaper Digital Archives
ProQuest Historical Newspapers™ contains a wealth of primary source material for researchers. This database can be used for papers in a wide range of subject areas, including history, sociology, and even some science-related projects that include historical information.
The Philadelphia Inquirer, one of the longest surviving daily newspapers in the United States, is known for its coverage of the American Civil War that was popular with readers on both sides; its published works by Charles Dickens and Edgar Allen Poe; and its reporting of breaking news in the city, country, and around the world.
Nearly as old as the United States itself, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette performed one of its initial acts of public service by printing the newly adopted Constitution of the United States in 1787. Then a four-page weekly produced on a wooden press, Post-Gazette was the first newspaper to make the dangerous journey by wagon over the mountains from Philadelphia.
HNP Philadelphia Inquirer - http://search.proquest.com/hnpphiladelphiainquirer
HNP Pittsburgh Post-Gazette - http://search.proquest.com/hnppittsburghpostgazette
As of December 2016, the following content is loaded:
· Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: 1786-1985. Content will continue to load through August 2017. The complete run will include 1786-2008.
· Philadelphia Inquirer: 1860-2001. When digitization is complete, the complete run will include 1829-2009.