Library Media Center

Mission: To foster a community of learning and literacy that leads to high academic achievement,  independent reading and learning, and collaboration.

The RCS High School library is open to students during periods; 5 and 6. Students must sign up from their study hall, with permission from their teacher. The library is a member of the Capital Region BOCES School Library System, and, through interlibrary loan, we can obtain materials for you from other school libraries.

Books may be borrowed for four weeks. We do not charge overdue fines, but request replacement payment for lost or unreturned books. Photocopying and computer printing are free. One copy per student, please.

Reference Databases

These databases may be accessed from any computer with an Internet connection. To obtain passwords, please click here. You must be logged on to your RCS Google Account

  • NoodleTools — Comprehensive and accurate MLA, APA, and Chicago/Turabian bibliography composer with fully-integrated note-taking.

  • GALE Databases — Contains more than 40 cross-searchable databases that can be searched individually, or in Powersearch.

  • Britannica Encyclopedia HS - Contains excellent current events in the news, primary source documents, biographies, articles, images, videos, fast facts.

  • TeachingBooks.net — Provides engaging author programs and book resources.

  • Britannia Encyclopedia HS -- Contains excellent current events in the news, primary source documents, biographies, articles, images, videos, fast facts.

  • Sora -- May borrow online books.

  • To access databases from home, click here.

How to cite properly

  • BibMe: The fully automatic bibliography maker that auto-fills.

  • Citation Machine: Creates MLA, APA, and other citations that may be cut and pasted into documents.

  • EasyBib: Citation made simple.

  • NoodleTools: Comprehensive and accurate MLA, APA, and Chicago/Turabian bibliography composer with fully integrated note-taking.

Finding a Book

Library Catalog