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Cranston High School East Library: Maynard - Reconstruction Project

Where can I find information for this project?

Welcome!  This page is for you, Mr. Maynard's students, as you research topics related to Reconstruction.  I'm sure that many of you already have started to look for information, and most of you probably have some favorite websites and search engines.  The links on this page are meant to introduce you to some resources that may be new to you.  I hope they are helpful to you as you search for information on your topics.  If you find any great sites that I should add to this page, please send me an email or speak to me during class, and I will be happy to add them.  Wishing you all the best with your research project.  


Mrs. Blais

CHSE Library Books about Reconstruction

Here are some of the books available in the CHSE Library on the topic of reconstruction.  You can use the library catalog to look for more books about specific topics, events, or people. 

e-Book Reference Sets


American Civil War and Slavery in America are multi-volume reference sets that include information on reconstruction.  The CHSE Library has these resources in e-book format.  You can access both of these e-book sets by clicking on the Gale Virtual Reference Library link below.  The password is cran_log and you will find these reference sets in the History section of the Gale Virtual Reference Library

World Book Academic

World Book Academic contains excellent articles.  Use this resource if your topic is a person.  

AskRI's History Reference Center

The History Reference Center contains a weath of information about American and World History.  You can access it by clicking on the icon above, or by going to the Ebsco database section on

Search the CHSE Library Catalog

Use the CHSE Library catalog to search for additional resources (including biographies and events) for this project. 

Logging in to the Library Catalog , Renewing Books & Placing an Inter-Library Loan Request

Please follow these steps to log in to the CHSE Library Catalog and place a book on hold from another library:

  1. Click advanced search (in blue) in the above "Search the CHSE  Library Catalog" box.
  2. Click the login button in the top right hand corner.
  3. Type in your username and password. (Username=CRA plus your student ID# Password=your student ID number)
  4. Select "RICAT (All members)" from the "location" dropdown menu.
  5. Search for a book.
  6. Click on title of the book you want to place on hold.
  7. Click on the "Hold It" icon in the upper right corner (above green arrow).
  8. Click on Save and you are done.  We will send a notice to your homeroom when your book arrives.  

To renew your books, click on the "Circulation" tab and then type in the complete barcode found on your book. 

To view your library record (items out, fines, hold requests, etc.), click on the "My Info." tab.