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Exeter-West Greenwich Jr/Sr High School Library: RICAT

Log in to RICAT

In order to create a Resource List and order books from other schools through Interlibrary Loan, you must log in to RICAT.

How to log in to RICAT website:         
                                         

1.       Open RICAT

2.       Log in at the top right hand corner of the page

3.       Student log in:

User name:   ewh#####  (your library number)

Password:   birthday in the format – mmddyy

4.      Teacher log in:

User name: ewh+last name+first initial (ewhwinnerb)

password: ewh

                                                  

ILL - Inter Library Loan

Inter Library Loan (ILL) Directions

You MUST be logged into RICAT in order to request a book from another library

In the RICAT search ALL schools for your title/subject/keyword

Once you have located the book

-click on the title

-click the red book on the right to hold it

-click save

Your book will arrive in about 1 week

HOW TO Tutorials...

‚ÄčRICAT Login (this recording is directed at students, teachers have a different user name and password)

Creating a Resource List - in RICAT for organization and citations

ILL - Inter Library Loan - get a book sent here from another school

Webpath Express - direct links to vetted websites through the RICAT

 

Search RICAT - the Library Catalog

Find:
Search Titles Search Authors Search Subjects Search Keywords Search Series
Advanced Search

Keyword and Subject Searching in RICAT

KEYWORD - a keyword search looks for your search terms anywhere in the catalog.  They might be in a title, a description of a book, or subject headings. 

SUBJECT - a subject search looks for your terms in the assigned subject headings to books.  Subject headings are assigned to a book by librarians so that all books on a certain topic can be found together by searching for that term.  

There are two ways to find the SUBJECT heading for a topic:

  1. Do a KEYWORD search, find a book that looks relevant to your topic and look at the SUBJECT headings for that book.
  2. Do a KEYWORD search and then click on Browse Subjects at the top of the page.  

***If you are having trouble finding books on your topic, try both kinds of searches!***

 

RILINK

The EWG Jr/Sr Library is a member of the RILINK (RI Library Information Network for Kids) consortium.  As RILINK members, we are able to participate in Inter-library loan with nearly 150 other schools throughout RI.  This means that EWG students have access to over one million items, and are able to request books and other items.  These items are then delivered to the EWG Library free of charge!  Students can request items through the EWG page at  http://www.ricat.net, and should see Ms. Winner if they have questions about how to request items through inter-library loan.  

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