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MackinVIA Reader – Digital Audiobooks

How do I use the MackinVIA Reader to listen to digital audiobooks? Mackin-hosted digital audiobooks will open in the MackinVIA Reader. While in the Reader, you can: View book information Access a linked list of tracks Bookmark tracks Rewind 30 seconds Skip or pause tracks Cite sources Main Menu…

MackinVIA Reader – eBooks

How do I use the MackinVIA Reader to read eBooks? Mackin-hosted eBooks will open in the MackinVIA Reader. While in the Reader, you can: View book information Access a linked table of contents Search inside the book Bookmark pages Highlight and take notes Cite sources Use a dictionary Adjust page…

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…

Offline vs. Online Reading

What is the difference between reading digital resources online and offline? Online reading is done through a web browser. The user must be connected to the Internet. Offline reading can be done when the user is not connected to the Internet. However, the resource must first be downloaded from…

About MackinVIA Reader

What is the MackinVIA™ Reader? The MackinVIA Reader is a cross-platform application that allows you to access Mackin-hosted resources. The Reader provides an assortment of features that enhance your reading or listening experience. Mackin-hosted resources include: eBooks Digital Audiobooks…

Mackin-Hosted Digital Resources

Why do some resources open in programs with different features? All digital resources hosted by Mackin will open in the MackinVIA™ Reader. Some resources are hosted by other publishers, which will account for the differences in appearance and features.

Dictionary Access

What if I don’t understand a term in a resource? Through a partnership with Merriam-Webster, the MackinVIA™ Reader allows you to search for the definition of a word quickly and easily inside a digital resource. To access the dictionary, click/tap on a word to highlight it. Select the…

Citation Tool

Is there an easy way for me to cite resources? Through a partnership with EasyBib, MackinVIA provides properly formatted bibliographic citations for resources. Using the Cite! tool, you can choose to view and copy from four citation formats: MLA8, MLA7, APA, and Chicago/Turabian. If you have an…