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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? You can rate any digital resources in your school’s MackinVIA collection. Choose from one star (low) to five stars (high). To rate a resource, log into your Backpack and select the resource. Click on the title, cover image, or More Info to access the Full Record…

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? If you have finished a resource and want to return it early, log into your Backpack, click on the Backpack icon, and select Checkouts. Click the Return button next to the resource. What if I forget to return a resource? A resource will automatically be…

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 resource you have checked out, log into your Backpack, click on the Backpack icon, and select Checkouts. Click the Renew button. Please Note: The Renew button will only be available when 5 days or less remain in the checkout period. Additionally, you will…

Print Your Notes

How do I print the notes I make about a resource? You can print your notes and highlights by first logging into MackinVIA, clicking the Backpack icon, and choosing Notebook. From there, click on the resource’s title or cover image. This will open up the More Info section for that title,…