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    Welcome to the West Seneca West Middle School Library!

     

    Students, be sure to connect to your grade-level Google Classroom for the library:

    6th grade code: zsi6ndi

    7th grade code: n62tzoz

    8th grade code: hfmpjct

     

    Click here for info on how to order print library books for curbside pickup during at-home learning.

     

     

    Follow the library on social media:

     West Middle Library Instagram West Middle Library Twitter  

    Ms. Wrobel, School Librarian

    Email: lwrobel@wscschools.org

    Phone Number: (716) 677-3511

    Fax Number: (716) 675-6134

     


     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 mutlimedia & 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

     

    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 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

     

     

     

     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: news articles on current topics and local history

     Gale The Buffalo News

    Best for: older news articles from The Buffalo News that aren't available as current articles on www.buffalonews.com 

     

    Gale Popular Magazines  

    Best for: news articles from The Buffalo News that aren't available on www.buffalonews.com 

      


    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

     PBS Learning Media/Vital NY

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

     

     

     

     

     


    CHOOSE A MEDIA SITE:

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

     Getty Images

    Best for: finding free, non-commercial 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