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Additional Information
Academics

Library

The Mary and James DiMeo Library

Resources

Through the CT Digital Library Program (researchIT CT, formerly iConn), the library has access to many Gale Gengage Learning databases needed for student research. The PowerSearch function searches 18 databases including Academic OneFile, as well the iConn Custom Newspaper databases, within one search field. Many national newspapers from 1985 – present are available.

The Mary and James DiMeo Library also subscribes to the following online databases and electronic resources, which can be accessed by students and faculty from any computer with the school login and password:

  • ProQuest / researchIT CT Databases use this link to search all of SHA’s ProQuest databases as well as researchIT CT in one search field. Or, you can search the individual ProQuest databases below.
  • ProQuest eLibrary includes 2,500 full-text and multimedia sources and access to many current magazines and newspapers and their archives. The link above includes both the ProQuest Learning: Literature and the History Study Center and will allow you to search all three databases at once.
  • ProQuest Historical Newspapers is a database of seven national, and one international, newspapers. The Hartford Courant (1764 – 1922), The New York Times (1851-1993), The Nashville Tennessean (1812 – 2002), The San Francisco Chronicle (1865 – 1922), The Guardian and The Observer (1791 – 2003), St. Louis Post-Dispatch (1874-2003), Washington Post (1877-2001), The Philadelphia Tribune (1912-2001).
  • ProQuest STEM is comprised of more than 500 scholarly journals and popular science magazines. These publications support research and instruction in science, technology, engineering, and math.


NOTE: when using databases and electronic resources you must be sure that you are spelling your search term correctly - the search field is not intuitive, you must spell the entire word correctly for the search field to recognize the request

Hours

Monday - Thursday
7:15 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Friday

7:15 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

The library is open daily before, during and after school for quiet study and research. Any changes to the hours will be posted on the media center doors.

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  • Circulation Policy

    Books may be borrowed for 10 school days. Periodicals may be borrowed for 5 school days. Current issues of periodicals may not be borrowed. The late fee for overdue books and periodicals is 10 cents per day.
  • Overview

    The Mary and James DiMeo Library serves the students, faculty and staff of Sacred Heart Academy. The librarians work in collaboration with faculty to ensure that information literacy instruction is incorporated into the curriculum at all grade levels and for all subjects.

    Information literacy programs are scheduled in the Judge Ellen Burns Library Study Center on the second floor of the library or in individual classrooms.
    The lower level of the library offers reference books, a periodical room and six iMacs with multi-media software including the Adobe CS Suite and Final Cut Pro.

    The upper level, renovated in 2008, accommodates 24-30 students with their laptops. There are separate outlets for recharging the laptops and one laser printer. One librarian is on duty on the second floor at all times.

    Along with an extensive print collection the library subscribes to a number of online databases and E-Reference books that can be accessed by students and faculty from any computer with the school login and password. Through the CT Digital Library Program (iConn), the library has access to many additional databases needed for student research.
  • History

    Prior to the construction of the Mary & James DiMeo Library wing in 1984, the SHA library was located where the Main Office is today. The library expansion was the first major addition to the original school building that had opened in 1957.
Library of Congress
http://www.loc.gov/

MLA Citations
http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/
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