To access library resources on public computers: Login with provided User Name and Password. This access allows printing and saving with USB flash drives. On your laptop, login to the guest wireless network.
Please visit this guide at https://libguides.lib.rochester.edu/HSvisits
You will be looking at a variety of resources on the library website. The boxes below will direct you to the resources recommended for the different topic areas for your class.
We will begin together in DiscoverUR.
To determine which floor of the library has a particular call number range, use the Call Number Directory below.
Some of you might need the Carlson Library floor plans, linked below.
If you have any questions on how to find or access anything, please do not hesitate to ask!
Best of luck to all of you on your projects!
For IB Extended Essay, you can search from off-campus, although you won't get full text. But, you can see abstracts of articles to make a list of sources you'd like to download before you get to campus!
If you are interested in books, you may use DiscoverUR to obtain the title and full call number(s). With that information, you may then proceed to finding the book(s) on their shelves using the Rush Rhees Call Number Locations.
If your topic is more closely aligned with science or engineering, there is a chance you will need to visit the Carlson Library, though you will likely have better luck using the databases for your research.
If you find a book that you would like to check out of the library, you may not do so today unless you have made previous arrangements. You may however, return on another date.
Ages 18 or over: Borrowing privileges are granted to individuals with RRLC Access Pass. Please inquire at your school library for details.
Ages younger than 18: You will have to return with a parent or guardian to check the book out. Your parent will need to sign up for a RRLC Access Pass.
Please keep in mind that your first idea will very likely NOT be your final topic or research question. As you review what scholars are already saying about your topic, it is likely to evolve. You may discover that scholars have already answered your research question, or haven't even begun to discuss it. For the purposes of your current assignment, you may have to adapt what you think you want to say.