MINISINK HIGH SCHOOL LIBRARY

The library is open for research and study during the school day and after school until 3:25 PM.
Anyone staying after school will get a bus pass to take the late bus home.


Mrs. Lombardo, Library Media Specialist

Ms. Tirpak, Library Clerk


EASYBIB EDU IS HERE !

Our school now has Easybib EDU!  

 If you don't have an Easybib account:

1)Sign up for one using one click "sign up with Google". It will use your school username and password to create an account.  

2) Add our school coupon code "minerhsny" to upgrade your free Easybib account to an EDU account with enhanced features.

If you already have an Easybib account:

1) Click "sign in with Google".

2) Under your name, click the drop down arrow and go to "coupon code".

3) Add "minerhsny" to upgrade your existing account to an EDU account.


CELBRATE BANNED BOOKS WEEK !

Across the country and around the world , books continue to be  banned or challenged by libraries and schools.  

This week we celebrate our FREEDOM TO READ and the importance of free and open access to information and the harms of censorship.

Stop by our library and read a banned book today!


Welcome Freshmen!

 

Welcome to MVHS. We have a lot of resources here to help you succeed.

Click on the link below for a special welcome letter that highlights the resources you will be glad to have while you are here at MVHS!

 

 

WELCOME FRESHMEN !


DO YOU USE WIKIPEDIA? READ ON...

Wikipedia can provide a wealth of information on your research topic, but make sure you know that it is a WIKI.

Best advice:   Use Wikipedia as a starting point and ALWAYS DOUBLE CHECK THE FACTS  on a reliable database before using them!

Watch this short video all about Wikipedia!  Click on the icon below:


APP OF THE MONTH : Magisto video Editor and Maker

 

Always looking for the latest and the greatest???  

Check out what's new and trending right now!'

 

 

This cool app lets you take your photos and videos and turn them into music videos!

Click here to check out and download the app for your device !

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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WHAT HAVE YOU MISSED???


Check out all of the previous apps of the month here:


DID YOU TAKE THE PSAT?

 

 

Did you know that if you took the PSAT you can link your results to Khan Academy and jump start your practice for the new SAT?

 

Here is how:

1)View your results on collegeboard.org

2)Link your test results to Khan Academy

Once your linked, you'll fast forward past our diagnstic quizzes, earning skill leels and receiving personalized practice recommendations based on your test results.

Even if you didn't take the PSAT/NMSQT or PSAT, you can still connect your Khan Acamedy and College Board accounts so you are ready when you take the exams in the future.


KHAN ACADEMY CAN HELP YOU GET INTO COLLEGE

 

Whether you are a senior and need help writing your college admissions essay or you are a junior trying to decide where you should apply, Khan Academy has some great resources to help you!

 

Khan Academy College Admissions Tools


JUST FINISHED A BOOK YOU LOVE AND YOU DON'T KNOW WHAT TO READ NEXT?

 

Just ask the "book seer"

 

Click on the above picture to ask the "book seer" for yourself!


FREE OFFICE 365 TO ALL MVCSD STUDENTS

 

Did you know....???

All Minisink Valley students are entitled to a free subscription of Miscrosoft Office 365.  

What is it....???

Microsoft Office 365 allows you to download and install the full Microsoft Suite (Word, Excel, Powerpoint, etc.) on you home computers for FREE!!!

How do I get it....???

Go to this website !

Sign in with your school username and password.  Remember...your password MUST BE AT LEAST 8 DIGITS!!!

You can download the Office programs on your own computer or use all of them online from any computer with an internet connection.

What can I do with Office 365....???

You can download all of the programs onto your home computer.

Or, if you want to be able to access your work and the Office programs from any computer you are on, you can use the website and OneDrive.

OneDrive is similar to GoogleDrive.  You can upload any of your files you choose so you can access them from any computer or you can share them with whomever you choose.


WOULD YOU LIKE TO HAVE OUR LIBRARY IN YOUR POCKET?

 

All of the resources available in our library are now connected to apps!

Download 2 apps and you will have OUR LIBRARY IN YOUR POCKET!!!

  1. Destiny Discover: our book catalog and ebook/audiobook shelf
  2. databases

MVHS LIBRARY MEDIA CENTER CATALOG (click here to get to Destiny Quest)

 


 

Log in so you can:

You can search by title, author, or subject.

You will be able to tell if a book is available, on the shelf, or checked out.


1. GET THE DESTINY DISCOVER APP YOUR MOBILE DEVICE!

 

This app is a 2 for 1 deal!  You can access  Destiny Quest (our library catalog) AND ebook/audiobook shelf on  your smartphone, tablet or ipad!

Most of us have a smartphone or tablet, so why not get an app that will allow you to:

....all from your smartphone, ipad or tablet!!!
         

         

 

 

*Use your school username and password to download the app!

*connect your app to :    https://destiny.minisink.com


CALLING ALL STUDENTS!!!! TELL US WHAT YOU WANT IN OUR LIBRARY!!!

 

Are there books you would like us to get for our library?

Do you have a favorite author that you would like us to add to our library?

Is there a genre that you just love, but can't find enough of it in our library?

Is there a series that you love, but we don't have it in our library?

LET US KNOW!!!

 

LET YOUR VOICE BE HEARD!!!

Click on the link below to fill out a survey and let us know what you would like us to get for our library!

 







WANT TO READ AN E-BOOK ?

 

On our e-book shelf, you can access e-books and audiobooks.  You can check out ebooks right from this shelf! (If you want to check out/download an audiobook, use the Catalyst app in the next box below).


  CLICK HERE TO ACCESS OUR   E-BOOK SHELF
    (use your school username and password)



FREE E-BOOKS YOU CAN BORROW/DOWNLOAD ONLINE!

 

Click on the link below for places where you can borrow and get free e-books!  

Remember, you can read e-books on a Nook, Kindle, I-pad, tablet, laptop, desktop, Smartphone or any device!


2. GET THE AML APP FOR DATABASES ON YOUR MOBILE DEVICE!

 

Just click on one of the links below to download the free AML (Access My Library) app.  Use "mvhs" as your code. 

Once downloaded, you will be able to access our databases right from your Smartphone or tablet!




Do you have an iphone?

 

                

 

 

 
Do you have an Android phone?

 

                 


DATABASE LINKS

Click here to get to the widget (shortcut) links to our databases....

 
              

     


WANT TO READ A NEWSPAPER OR MAGAZINE?

 

Click on one of the links below to connect you to the online newspaper that we subscribe to.


For THR :
user name :mvhsmvhs@gmail.com
password: mvhsmvhs

      

For the NY Times:

user name: 200346906

password:   200346906


For WSJ:

user name : mvhsmvhs@gmail.com

password: mvhsmvhs
       
           

www.time.com/magazine/

Username: mvhsmvhs@gmail.com

password: mvhs14

 

username:  mvhsmvhs@gmail.com

password: mvhs2016

 

 

 

www.acfei.com

Username: 116617

password: mvhs

 

 

 For National Geographic:

user name: ouboces

password:  ouboces

 

password: mvhsnyt2015

 

password: mvhsscience16

 

 

No student password needed!

student password: mvhsart2016

student password: mvhsaction2016


VHS COURSES

Are you interested in takes some really interesting elective courses?

Did you know that we offer VHS online courses with over 300 electives available?

Stop by to see me in the library to get more information!

 

Click on this link to check out the catalog of all of the VHS courses available!

Here are some examples of VHS courses that you can take:

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TRY THIS SEARCH ENGINE!


TRY THIS SEARCH ENGINE TOO....


This is the "MOTHER OF ALL SYMBALOOS"!

This is the symbaloo with links to every resource you could want or need!

 Each link on the symbaloo is dedicated to a specific topic or resource and will lead you to an entire symbaloo with links to  to resources on that topic!


LOOKING FOR THE LATEST TECHNOLOGY?



STUDENTS....NEED SOME HELP WITH HOMEWORK, RESEARCH OR SCHOOLWORK?

Click on any of the links below to access the website.....


TEST PREP ALL IN ONE PLACE....REGENTS, PSAT, SAT, ACT, AP EXAMS...

Click here for resources to prepare for the SAT, NYS Regents, AP Exams, etc.

 


 

 

Click here to visit our Pinterest board full of apps to help you prepare for your exams!

LOOKING FOR SCHOLARSHIP AND GRANT OPPORTUNITES?

Scholly : This 99cent app helps you find scholarships and grant money!  Best way to spend less than a dollar and potentially save thousands!   Droid and Apple versions available!


SELECTING COLLEGES, CAREER CHOICES AND FINANCIAL AID

Click here for College and Financial Aid resources


Click here for videos on college admission , financial aid, etc.


Looking for DICTIONARIES, ATLASES or ALMANACS?

Click on each icon for some great resources!

 

               


LOOKING FOR COPYRIGHT FREE IMAGES, SOUND OR MUSIC?

Click on this icon for a ton of places to find copyright free images, sound and music!


NEED HELP WITH CITATIONS?

 

Click on any of the images below for directions how to cite each resource!    

 

 

         BOOKS       

  

 

 

     PERIODICALS         

 

 

               ELECTRONIC SOURCES      

    

VIDEO GAMES/MEDIA



OTHER SOURCES

(SPEECHES, PHOTOS, PAINTINGS, TV, FILM, INTERVIEWS, ETC)


NEED SOME HELP WRITING YOUR PAPER?

 

Minisink Valley High School Research Manual

 

 

HAVE QUESTIONS ABOUT COPYRIGHT? FAIR USE?

Click here for a chart on fair use.

Click here for a sliding chart to see if your source is in protected by copyright or is in public domain.

 

Here is another chart that highlights the differences betwee:

copyrighted material

work in creative commons

work in public domain

 


DO YOU HAVE A PUBLIC LIBRARY CARD?

Even though our towns are not serviced by a public library, you are entitled to a NYPL card!

New York Public Library is available to ALL New York State residents.  

Can't get to NYC to borrow books?   

No worries!  The libraries are located in the 5 boroughs, BUT you can use ebooks.nypl.org to borrow and download ebooks right from your home computer!

You can even apply for a NYPL library card ONLINE!
click on the link below to apply for a NYPL card.  The entire application is online and your card will be mailed to you!

 

CLICK HERE FOR YOUR ONLINE APPLICATION


Once you get your card in the mail, you search for e-books through the online catalog.  You can borrow and download the books right from your home computer.   E-books are available in Kindle, EPUB (for Nooks) and MP3 formats.
Click here to check out the e-books catalog!

 

CLICK HERE FOR THE E-BOOKS CATALOG


WONDERING IF YOUR TOWN HAS PUBLIC LIBRARY ACCESS?

Find your town below and click on to find out if you are entitled to use any
public library!

 


Minisink


Greenville

Wawayanda

Mt. Hope

Wallkill

Mamakating


TEACHERS' CORNER.....

 

 

Scroll down to link to some teacher resources and a form to book time to bring your class to library~~~!!!



TEACHER RESOURCES ON THE WEB

 

 

Top Teacher Resources

Click this link to connect to a page of widgets that launch hand-selected websites for you.   From Lesson plan ideas, to free teacher resources and technologies....this is your one stop shopping spot!

 

(this will only be a PREVIEW of the Symbaloo....click "add this webmix to open the enire Symbaloo)

 
Click Here




Teacher Resources by Subject Area
Are you looking for websites and resources for your subject area?   Here it is!  A page of widgets that link you to lesson plans, resources and ideas for YOUR subject area!

 

Click Here :

 

 Math review by grade level:

 

 

Social Studies Resources...S.S.Teachers Click Here!

 

(this will only be a preview of the Symbaloo, click on "add this webmix" to see the entire Symbaloo)


 

 

English Teacher Resources



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COMMON CORE RESOURCES

 

 

9th and 10th Grade CCLS Text Exemplars

 

Click Here

 

 

 


11th and 12th Grade Text Exemplars

 

Click Here