• Library Helpers Application - spring 2019

     

    Welcome to the West Seneca West Middle School Library!

    Ms. Wrobel, School Librarian

    Phone Number: (716) 677-3511

    Fax Number: (716) 675-6134

    Email: lwrobel@wscschools.org 

    Follow the library on social media:

     West Middle Library Instagram West Middle Library Twitter  

     


    FIND A BOOK: 


    Destiny Quest

    Destiny Quest is the old library book search site and may be more familiar to you. Use your regular school username and password to log in.

     

    Destiny Discover

    Destiny Discover is the new library book search site and may be a fun challenge to explore as you search for books. Use your regular school username and password to log in. 

    myON

    Log in to myOn with the district username and password your teacher or librarian gave you. Ready to read and listen to ebooks? Click Library at the top, then click Browse.

    Get Epic! digital library

    Log in to epic! with your teacher's class code. If your parent/guardian subscribes to epic, you can 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

     Biography in Context

    Best for: biography research

     Current Biography Illustrated

    Best for: biography research

     Kids InfoBits

    Best for: basic or beginning research in lower grades, biography research, phys. ed. sports articles, FACS (college and careers research), health, LOTE/language country research & social studies

     

    Middle Search Plus

    Best for: general research (any topic) in grades 6-8; health, phys. ed. sports articles

     

     

    Student Resources in Context

    Best for: general research (any topic) in upper grades, biography research, LOTE/language country research & social studies

     Career Cruising

    Best for: FACS (college and careers research)

     Gale Virtual Reference Library

    Best for: general research (any topic) in upper grades; LOTE/country research & social studies

     Opposing Viewpoints

    Best for: general research & social studies

     CultureGrams

    Best for: LOTE/country research & social studies

    TeachingBooks.net

    Best for: reading, ELA, or library research 

     Research in Context

    Best for: general research (any topic), biography research, LOTE/language country research & social studies

     New York State Newspapers

    Best for: news articles on current topics and local history


    CHOOSE A VIDEO SITE:

     BrainPop

    Best for: topic introduction and basic/beginning research

     Discovery Education

    Best for: teachers who need to locate videos for class

     PBS Learning Media/Vital NY

    Best for: teachers who need to locate videos on any topic for class

     WSCTV

    Best for: teachers who need to locate videos on any topic for class or to show a TV channel

     FreedomFlix

    Best for: teachers who need to locate videos for social studies

     


    CHOOSE A MEDIA SITE:

     Getty Images

    Best for: use to find free, non-commerical images and pictures for student projects

     Soundzabound

    Best for: royalty-free music library that meets education licensing requirements so students may use these songs in their projects

     Glogster

    Best for: making interactive multimedia posters for student presentations