Library eBooks/Databases

  • Accessing Barlow Library eBooks and Databases

     

    Our Sam Barlow High School Library has over 730 eBooks and eAudiobooks available for student and staff use through MackinVIASalem Press and Gale eBooks. To see a complete list of our eBooks just click on this link to our Barlow eBooks.

     

    Accessing eBooks through MackinVIA

    All Barlow students and staff can use these materials at any time from any location by simply finding our eBooks in our Destiny on-line catalog or by connecting directly through MackinVIA. To log-in to your own MackinVIA account just follow these simple steps:

    1. Enter Sam Barlow High School as your school.

    2. Enter your school Google login and password into the MackinVIA User ID and password fields.

    3. Open or Checkout the eBook you want to use.

    4. When you have finished with an eBook that you have checked out, log back in to your MackinVIA account and return the eBook so the next person can use it. All checkouts end after 21 days unless you renew them through your MackinVIA account.

    If you are on a desktop computer or laptop, you can use the eBook or eAudiobook directly on-line. Checkout periods are 21 days and you can renew up to two times or place holds through MackinVIA as well.

     

    Using and Downloading MackinVIA eBooks on a Mobile Device

    To use your own eReader, smartphone or tablet, download the MackinVIA eReader app. To find and download the correct eReader App for your device, click on this link and then scroll down to the App links that you need:

    https://www.mackin.com/hq/digital/mackinvia/

    With this app you can log-in to your MackinVIA account and read, checkout and download eBooks following the log-in process shown above. When connected to MackinVIA, you can browse our electronic collection, preview our eBooks and manage your MackinVIA account. The MackinVIA app will also work as a permanent quick link to our electronic collection!

     

    Accessing Salem Press eBooks/Databases

    You can also remotely access our school's Salem Press eBook titles (Decades in America, Defining Documents in History, Great Events from History, Great Lives from History, Masterplots, Principles of Science ...etc...) directly by clicking on this Salem Press link and using the remote password gresham.

     

    Accessing Gale eBooks

    The Gale eBook Library is a database of eBook encyclopedias and specialized reference sources for multidisciplinary research. These reference materials were once accessible only in the library, but now you can access them remotely on-line 24/7. Click on this Gale eBooks link for direct access. Contact Mr. Wong or the Library staff for the remote access password for this eBook database.

     

    Accessing Gale Databases through MackinVIA

    You can also remotely access our school's Gale Research databases (Opposing Viewpoints, U.S. History, Environmental Studies, LitFinder ...etc...) through the same MackinVIA system with your school Google login and passwords. Access and links to these Gale databases are included in our MackinVIA collection.

     

     

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