Learning Resource Center
the learning resource center
Northwest Catholic's learning resource center is dedicated to providing the school community with the best possible resources and services that support the curriculum, promote the programs, and further the mission of the school.
RESOURCE CENTER HOURS
Monday - Friday: 7:30am - 3pm
Students can contact Mrs. Blake for tutoring, extra help, study skills, and academic questions. Mr. Almedina is available for tech support, iPad help, and for help accessing the NWC research databases.
Online Reference Sources
Online Reference Sources (offsite access available via the portal)
Britannica School Edition
researchIT CT: The Connecticut Digital Library (researchIT CT) includes indexes to magazines, books, and newspapers for all ages in a number of separate databases. It also has a database to photographs as well as links to other web reference sources. Also included in this site is a link to catalogs of libraries throughout Connecticut. researchIT CT is provided by the Connecticut State Library.
Gale Literature Resource Center
EBSCO-Literary Reference Center
Salem Critical Insights
Gale Global Issues in Context
Loan periods: Items may be checked out for 2 weeks with a possible 2 week renewal, provided that the item has no holds. Return items to return cart in front of the library. Videos and DVDs will be checked out to faculty only. Lost items (items missing for 1 month or more) must be replaced. Students must pay the replacement cost before library privileges resume.
Group Study Rooms: Students may reserve a study room for group study or special projects. These rooms are only for groups of 2-4 students and must be reserved ahead of time.
Copying: One coin operated Kyocera black and white copier. Copies are 10¢ a page. This machine will copy double sided, but it does not staple.
Black and White Printing: Two laser printers are available for students. Computer print-outs are 10¢ a page. The first five pages are free and students are asked to pay for any additional copies according to the honor system. To save on printing costs, consider emailing information to yourself.
Color Printing: One Color Printer is available for staff. Students may request small projects to be printed in color for a fee.
Scanning: The library has one flatbed 8 ½” x 14” flatbed scanner. Students must make prior arrangements for scanning.
CD/DVD Players and Burners: All library computers are equipped with CD/DVD-R-RW players and burners.
Presentation Carts: Four presentation carts furnished with laptops equipped with Microsoft Office, speakers, LCD projectors, and VHS and DVD Combo players are available for faculty sign out in the library. Carts must be scheduled in advance. Students are responsible for testing the compatibility of their presentation formats with our equipment ahead of time.
Instruction: Classroom instruction for locating materials, developing research strategies and evaluating resources is scheduled for various classes and also available upon teacher request.