ARHS Catalog, Summer Reading Lists
Links for Class Projects:
Subject Research Guides:
Web Reference Sources and Search Engines:
The catalog is a database of all of the material in the library. It includes books (fiction, non-fiction, reference), videos, DVD’s, CD’s, audio books on tape and CD, magazine articles, vertical file materials, maps, and professional materials. The catalog is available within the school from the Novell Application Launcher and outside of school from this homepage.
Access the catalogs of the University of Massachusetts, Hampshire, Amherst, Mt. Holyoke and Smith Colleges as well as all other public, and many college and university libraries in the state. Arrangements can be made at the circulation desk for borrowing privileges at the five colleges or for interlibrary loan with other libraries.
For almost every research project done in the library, there are links to the best websites for that project. From the Class Projects Links page, select the department, then the project to access the links.
The library provides access to many on-line databases for use by the ARHS community. These can be accessed in school through the Novell Application Launcher or the library web page (www.arps.org/hs/Library/). To access them from outside of the school, use the URLs, account names and passwords on the information sheet available at the library circulation desk.
On-line resources include: Britannica on-line, CQ Researcher, Facts.com, Infotrac, Literature Resource Center, Milestone Documents in American History, Newsbank, Noodletools, Pro & Con Online, ProQuest, Opposing Viewpoints, Science Resource Center, and Student Resource Center.
Library policies on hours, circulation, rules, computer use, passes, services, staff and contact information are available.
Links and information of particular interest to teachers on matters of teaching and learning in all subject and educational areas.
Need help with making a bibliography, citing sources, how to get started, how to take notes and outline, plagiarism, intellectual honesty, finding the best resources? This is the place to find help.
Which search engine should I use? How do I know if the information is reliable? How do I read a URL? How can I avoid identity theft? Find everything you need to know about navigating the web.
- Amherst Regional High School Library -
21 Mattoon St.
Amherst, MA 01002
413-362-1773 - library office
413-362-1772 - librarian's office
413-549-9772 - fax
Librarian: Leslie Lomasson