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    Tutorial: How do students log in to school email and Google Classroom

     

    Welcome to the West Seneca West Middle School Library!

    Follow the library on social media:

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    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). 

    Sora app

    Log in to the Sora App with your Google login (district email and password). Use this screencast to help you get started. Click here for directions on adding a public library to your school Sora account to get more content (an actual library card number will be needed for book access).

    Get Epic! digital library

    Access to epic! is currently free while schools are closed. Please email Ms. Wrobel if you'd like her to add you to the site. If your parent/guardian subscribes to epic, you can also log in with your regular home username/password. 

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    Lightbox

    Log in to Lightbox books for free until June 30th. You must choose 1) "Any Location" and 2) "Follett eLearning, McHenry, IL" for School.

    Last, to get the username and password for Lightbox, log in to the West Middle Google list of library passwords.

     


    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

    Current Biography Illustrated

    Best for: biography research

    Gale Kids InfoBits

    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 High School in Context

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

     

     

      Gale New York State Newspapers

    Best for: news articles on current topics and local history

     Gale The Buffalo News

    Best for: news articles from The Buffalo News that aren't available 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

     

    FreedomFlix

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

     

     

     CCC Streaming Media

    Best for: teachers and students who need videos on any topic such as health, ELA, math, science, social studies, etc.

    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