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
example - if your birthday is February 17, 2008 your password would be 021708
4. Teacher log in:
User name: ewh+last name+first initial (ewhwinnerb)
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
Your book will arrive in about 1 week
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:
***If you are having trouble finding books on your topic, try both kinds of searches!***