Remote Resource Links
Helpful Resources for Remote Reading and Learning
If you are looking for great reads, take a look at our Barlow Library eBook and eAudiobook offerings through MackinVIA, our eBook provider. We have many hundreds of great popular fiction titles in this system from authors like Stephen King, Lauren Kate, Matt de la Pena and many more. There are also select non-fiction titles to support teen health and wellness along with fascinating biographies of consequential leaders.
To access all of these eBooks simply open this link https://www.mackinvia.com/ and follow the instructions below:
1.) Type in our school's name on line one and select our school.
2.) Type in your school Google login name when the Google Login appears. (The same one you use to log-on to your school Google account (ex. bates15)
3.) Type in your school Google password if it asks you to. (The same one you use to log-on to your school Google account)
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. Checkout periods are 21 days and you can renew up to two times 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:
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!
Multnomah County Library offers many tens of thousands of book, eBook and eAudiobook titles along with extensive databases covering all subjects and interests. In partnership with Multnomah County Library, ALL GBSD students now have their own MCL accounts! If you had an MCL account before, it was merged with this new account. If you didn't have an MCL account before, you now have an active MCL account.
All student MCL Library Connect account numbers will look like this: 10XXXXXX. It's an eight digit number starting with 10 plus your six digit GBSD student ID number. You will need this account number to login to your MCL account and to access MCL services.
For brand new accounts your password is currently set to your birthday. It is an eight digit number made up of your birth day, month and year. For single digit days and months, you will need to add a zero to the start of those numbers to make up the complete eight digit number. So, if you were born March 3, 2019, it would look like this 03032019. If you were born December 15, 2019, it would look like this 12152019.
If you already had an active MCL account, your old account number and password will still work or you can use your new 10XXXXXX number. When using your new 10XXXXXX number, you can use your original MCL password to login.
For more information on how to access your Multnomah County Library account and their extensive resources, check out this Youtube video explanation: MCL Library Connect for High School Students
You can also learn more about these new accounts and how to manage them (Including how to change your password) here: How to Use MCL Library Connect
In cooperation with Multnomah County Library, Tutor.com connects students online with professional tutors in live one-on-one homework help sessions for free. These tutors can specifically help you with any level of Math, Science, Social Studies, English Language Arts or Spanish and French World Language homework. If you create your own Tutor.com account, you can also upload your writing assignments and math questions to receive feedback and suggestions! Spanish and Vietnamese speaking tutors are also available. This service is provided by Multnomah County Library through their Live Homework Help system and operates from 12:00PM to 12:00AM everyday of the week. Here is the link to this resource: https://multcolib.org/resource/live-homework-help-tutorcom
Check out this video from Multnomah County Library that explains this service in depth.
All GBSD students have an active Multnomah County Library account to use this tool. See the MCL account section above to figure out what your MCL account and password are.
Gale PowerSearch gives you full access to great research databases of magazines, journals and eBook content. All of the millions of available articles can be instantly converted into one of nearly 40 different languages including Spanish, Russian, Chinese and many others. The system can also read the article aloud in any language! If you are at school you should get instant access to the menu of database choices. If you are not at school, you will get a login screen that asks you for a password. Contact Mr. Wong or the Library staff for the remote access password for this database.
Salem Press is a fantastic on-line eBook database for any history, literature or science research project. It contains concise and scholarly articles on thousands of significant events, people and themes from American and world history. It also includes thousands of critical essays that examine the most significant novels available in English. Finally, you'll also find great reference works on scientific principles and fields of study including biology, chemistry, ecology, physical science and physics. If you need quick and reliable historical, English literature or scientific information, use this database! The remote password for Salem Press is gresham.
Project Gutenberg is a free eBook source that shares nearly 62,000 eBook titles from across the globe and in many languages. It offers a variety of download formats (Kindle, pdfs ...etc...) to choose from. Being public domain, these are generally classic titles like novels from Arthur Conan Doyle, Jane Austen, Mary Shelley and the like. To search their on-line catalog click on this link: https://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/
Learning Express Library is a great free college, career and high school study resource for Oregon students. On this site you can find:
- College preparation help and guides (Click on Prepare For College for access)
- Career exploration resources (Click on High School Library and then Career Exploration for access)
- Resources for Math, Reading, Writing, Science, Social Studies and study skills (Click on High School Library for access)
- SAT, PSAT and ACT study guides and sample tests (Click on Prepare For College for access)
- AP study guides and sample tests (Click on Prepare For College for access)
- ASVAB study guides and sample tests (Click on Career Preparation and then Prepare For Military Exams for access)
Are you a new user? You'll need to go to the Learning Express Library page, click on the Sign In/Register link and then the Register link to create your own account to start using this resource. If you have questions about accounts and accessing this tremendous resource, check out the Learning Express Library FAQ page!
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