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    Welcome to the West Seneca West Middle School Library!

     

    Helpful links:

     

    Follow the library on social media:

     West Middle Library Instagram

     

     


     FIND A BOOK: 

     

    Destiny Discover Log in to Destiny Discover with your Google login (district email and password). Searching in Destiny allows you to find print and ebooks only from the West Middle library (not other schools) PLUS any district ebooks and audiobooks in Sora. 

    Sora app Log in to Sora with your Google info to search for district ebooks and audiobooks. Use this screencast to help you get started.

    Click here for directions on adding your public library card to your school Sora account to get more content.

    Capstone Interactive books Capstone Interactive ebooks are searchable in Destiny but the above link will take you directly to all Capstone books available to West Middle students. These ebooks merge multimedia & audio into online books.

    Log in with Google to Ms. Wrobel's list of passwords to get the username/password for Capstone books - and be sure to click "Log in with Capstone Interactive" and then type in the username/password from Ms. Wrobel's list (not YOUR username/password).

    Get Epic! digital library Please email Ms. Wrobel if want epic! access. The books go up to grade 7+ which means even 8th graders will be able to find awesome books to read.

    If your parent/guardian subscribes to epic!, you could also log in with your regular home username/password.

     


     CHOOSE AN ENCYCLOPEDIA:

    log in to this list of passwords using your Google account info to get the encyclopedia passwords

     World Book encyclopedia Best for: basic or beginning research

     Britannica encyclopedia Best for: basic or beginning research

     Grolier encyclopedia

    Best for: basic or beginning research

     


    CHOOSE A RESEARCH DATABASE:

    log in to this list of passwords using your Google account info to get the database passwords

    TeachingBooks.netBest for: discovering connections between books and authors

    Gale Biography in Context Best for: biography research

     

    Gale Elementary Best for: basic research in lower grades, including:

    biography research, phys. ed. sports articles, FACS (college and careers research), health, LOTE/language country research & social studies

     Middle Search Plus EBSCO is best for: general research (any topic) in grades 6-8, including:

    health, phys. ed. sports articles

     

     Gale Middle School in Context Best for: general research (any topic), including:

    biography research, LOTE/language country research & social studies

     

     

    Ferguson's CareersBest for: researching careers, including:

    education, funding, internships, etc.

     Gale eBooks Best for: general research (any topic) in upper grades, including:

    LOTE/country research & social studies

     Gale Opposing Viewpoints Best for: general issues research, including:

    social studies, hot issues in society, & the 8th grade ELA project

     CultureGrams Best for: LOTE/country research & social studies

     Teen Health & Wellness Best for: health research, including physical health, mental health, emotional health, etc.

     

      Gale New York State Newspapers

    Best for: articles ONLY from The New York Times

     Gale The Buffalo News

    Best for: recent news articles from The Buffalo News www.buffalonews.com. Use the library classroom login if your free articles run out!

     

    Gale Popular Magazines  Best for: general news or subject articles

      


    CHOOSE A VIDEO SITE:

    log in to this list of passwords using your Google account info to get the video site passwords

     BrainPop

    Best for: topic introduction and basic/beginning research

     Discovery Education

    Best for: teachers who need to locate videos for class