The MSR Library opens each school day at 7:30 a.m. Students are invited to make use of the library and its services during this time until homeroom begins as well as during free mods, studies and lunch mods. Faculty members make arrangements with the librarian to bring classes to the library for dedicated research time when projects and papers are assigned.
The librarian is available whenever the library is open to help with any research needs you have.
The library collection consists of over 10,000 volumes of books, journals, reference materials and audiovisual materials. Students search for books using the automated catalog. Ebsco online databases are available for research.
A copy machine is available for the students to use.
Ebscohost Online Databases
The Ebscohost databases are accessible from any school computer. They may also be accessed by MSR students from their home computer.
To access go to:
User ID: motherseton
Among the many databases included in Ebscohost Web, the following are of particular interest to the MSR student:
MAS Ultra – School Edition
Designed specifically for high school libraries, this database contains full text for nearly 500 popular high school magazines. It provides more than 360 full text reference books, 85,670 biographies, over 170,000 primary source documents, and an Image Collection of over 510,000 photos, maps, flags, color PDFs and expanded backfiles for key magazines.
Literary Reference Center
Literary Reference Center is a full-text database that combines information from major respected reference works, books and literary journals. It contains full text for more than 35,000 plot summaries, synopses and work overviews, nearly 100,000 articles/essays of literary criticisms, more than 253,000 author biographies, more than 460 literary journals, more than 693,000 book reviews, nearly 78,000 classic and contemporary poems, more than 19,600 classic and contemporary short stories, more than 6,500 author interviews, more than 8,200 classic texts and much more.
Science Reference Center
Science Reference Center is a comprehensive research database that provides easy access to a multitude of full text science-oriented content. This database contains full text for nearly 640 science encyclopedias, reference books and periodicals. etc. Topics covered include: biology, chemistry, earth and space science, environmental science, health and medicine, history of science, life science, physics and science as inquiry, scientists, technology and wildlife.
Biography Collection Complete
Biography Collection offers a comprehensive collection of full-text biographies supporting history, science, the arts, music, literature, multicultural studies, gender studies, business, government and politics, sports, entertainment and many other areas. The database features more than 177,000 full-text biographies from many different sources.
History Reference Center
History Reference Center offers full text from more than 1,620 reference books, encyclopedias and non-fiction books, cover-to-cover full text for more than 150 leading history periodicals, nearly 57,000 historical documents, more than 113,000 historical photos and maps and more than 80 hours of historical video.