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Archive for category: Digital Resources

Searching Through eBooks

How do I quickly search through eBooks in MackinVIA to find titles on a specific topic? Searching through eBooks is easy with Deep Discovery Search. Select eBooks and type a word or a phrase in the search box. For example: “Pearl Harbor”. Click the search button or press Enter. Our system…

Searching Through Databases

How do I quickly search through databases in MackinVIA to find articles on a specific topic? Searching through databases is easy with Deep Discovery Search. Select Databases and type a word or a phrase in the search box. For example: “John F. Kennedy”. Click the search button or press Enter….

Export Your Notes

How do I save my notes to Google Drive or OneDrive? MackinVIA allows you to export notes and highlights from your Backpack to Google Drive or OneDrive. First, log into your Backpack with your User ID and password. Click on the Backpack icon and choose Notebook. If you want to export all of your…

Ratings

How do I rate a resource I like or don’t like? MackinVIA allows you to rate digital resources, one star being the lowest and five stars being the highest. As long as you are logged into your Backpack, you can select a star rating by clicking a resource’s title or cover image to…

Start New Search

After I perform a search, how do I see all the resources again? To start over after a search, either click the X next to the filter’s name on the left sidebar, choose the Clear All Filters button, or the All Resources link. Alternatively, click the MackinVIA™ logo at the top of the…

Search for Digital Resources

How do I find resources in MackinVIA™? There are four ways you can search for digital resources in MackinVIA™. Use the one that works best for you. Perform a keyword search View pre-selected Categories Filter the resources Browse the resources Once you find a resource you like, you can…

Return Digital Resources

How do I return a digital resource? Click the Backpack™ icon, followed by Checkouts. Then click Return next to the sesource you wish to return.

Return Dates

What if I forget to return a resource? The resource will automatically be returned to the system when the return date arrives. No action is necessary. However, if you return the resource after you finish it, that means another user can access it, so it is generally a good practice. You can see…

Request Checked-Out Digital Resources

How do I request a resource that has been checked out? For digital resources that are labeled Out, you can click the Request button next to the cover image to be placed on a waiting list. If you entered an email address when you set up your Backpack™ account, the system will send you an…

Renew Digital Resources

How do I renew a resource? To renew a digital resource you checked out, find the resource by clicking the Backpack™ icon, followed by Checkouts. Then choose the Renew button next to the Return Date.