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Assignment Overview

What is a database?

A library database is an organized collection of electronic information that allows a user to search for a particular topic, article, or book in a variety of ways (e.g., keyword, subject, author, title). Library databases contain thousands to millions of records or articles.

Why not just Google it?

Most of the information retrieved from the open web hasn't been evaluated. It could be inaccurate, biased, or it might not be current. Also, the authors of web sites might not have the same credentials as the authors of articles found in the library databases.  All of the articles found in the library databases have already been evaluated for accuracy and credibility by discipline-specific experts and publishers.

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Gregory Lum, Library Director
glum@jesuitportland.org

503.292.2663 ext. 7402

Erin Fitzpatrick-Bjorn, Librarian
efitzpatrick@jesuitportland.org
503.292.2663 ext. 7403

Mon., Wed., Thur.
7:00 am - 4:30 pm

Tuesday
8:15 - 4:30 pm

Friday
7:00 am - 3:00 pm

Closed on weekends
and school holidays

Special Hours during Exam Week

The Clark Library is a haven for quiet study, research, and personal reading

There is 
no eating or drinking 

allowed in the library. 

Water is allowed.

Borrowing Books:

  • Students may have 10 items checked out at a time.
  • Your ID card serves as your library card to check out materials
  • If you use any books that you do not intend to check out, put them on the Return Books cart when you are finished.

Overdues:

Students who have overdue items will:

  • Receive an overdue locker notice on Monday.
  • Have an email sent to their parents on Thursday.
  • Receive a JUG the following Monday if they still have not renewed or returned their material, and begin accruing fines of $1.00 per day per item. Overdue fines collected will be given to the Arrupe Fund.

Students who lose or damage library material must pay for the replacement of material.

Computers:

Students may use computers to enhance their learning. Please limit gaming to home time.

After School:

Students may use the library for quiet study after school.

Internet Acceptable Use Policy

If you want to cite an Internet source for any paper in any class at Jesuit, follow theInternet Acceptable Use Policy

Technology Policy

As a Catholic, college-preparatory school, Jesuit High School recognizes the need to educate young men and women to use technology ethically and effectively and follow the Technology Policy.

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