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North Smithfield High School Library:
Welcome to the North Smithfield High School Library site!
Here, students and teachers have access to our library catalog, databases and many pages/guides for more specific resources to support a variety of projects and topics related to the curriculum.
North Smithfield High School Library Catalog:
(search for materials)
- Students can log into their individual library accounts on the catalog with the same username and password information used for parent portal.
- See Mrs. Camara with any questions/issues.
Library Sign-up for Academic Assistance periods:
- Space is limited.
- Make sure you have work to do!
- If you are able to reserve a spot - report directly to the library for attendance.
Today's Science Database:
Today’s Science features thousands of original articles—using easy-to-understand, engaging language—by scientists and science journalists, based on the most current peer-reviewed journal articles.
Issues & Controversies in American History Database:
This database delivers dynamic, concise, and balanced coverage that provides the background, outcome, and contemporary points of view for every major debate and conflict in American history.
"NPR is an independent, nonprofit media organization that was founded on a mission to create a more informed public."
National Geographic 1995-Present:
National Geographic Virtual Library: 1888 - Present
Access Code: ns30344
World History in Context Database:
This resource will help students gain a more complete understanding of the people and cultures that formed our collective history.
The NS High School Password for this database is ns30344
MLA formatting and examples:
For further information on MLA citations, In-text citations, Annotated bibliographies and more...
Read and research with access to full-text magazines in Flipster!
Bloom's Literature Database:
Bloom's Literary Reference Online features hundreds of essays examining the lives and works of great writers throughout history and the world.
Free resources provided to Rhode Island residents including EBSCO, which contains quality information on a wide variety of topics.
The aim of Culture Grams has been to foster understanding and appreciation of the world's countries and peoples by creating and publishing concise, reliable, and up-to-date cultural content.
Rhode Island Public Library catalog:
University library catalogs:
Search here for books owned by local universities. If you find something you would like to have sent to the high school via inter-library loan, please see Mrs. Camara.
"Google Scholar provides a simple way to broadly search for scholarly literature."
North Smithfield High School Interlibrary Loan and Service Policies:
The North Smithfield High School library is open to all NS students and staff.
North Smithfield High School (NSJ) students, school district staff members, and parents may check out library materials.
Overdue fines are 5¢ per day with a limit of $5.00 per item.
Lost and/or damaged library materials must be paid for or replaced. Please speak to the librarian if you believe this situation applies to you.
**This service is currently on hold - will hopefully resume in October 2021**
Local patron hold requests take precedence over interlibrary loan requests for the same item.
Items that are specifically reserved for in-library or classroom use are temporarily excluded from interlibrary loan as needed.
Students/staff are responsible for any fees acquired through an outside interlibrary loan institution.
Lost or significantly damaged items must be paid for at the cost of replacement. In certain circumstances, a replacement copy may be accepted.
Students and staff may request that materials be renewed.
Materials are delivered each Thursday.