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Archive for category: Digital Resources

Assignments

How do I join an assignment? To join an assignment, obtain the Assignment Code from your teacher or librarian. Log into your Backpack, click on the Backpack icon, and select Assignments. Enter the Assignment Code in the box. (Please Note: The code is not case sensitive and does not require…

Searching Through eBooks

Searching through eBooks is easy with Deep Discovery Search. To skip to a subsection of this topic, choose from the links below. How do I quickly find a MackinVIA eBook on a specific topic? How do I navigate inside the eBook using my search topic? How do I go back to an old search topic?…

Searching Through Databases

How do I quickly search through databases in MackinVIA to find articles on a specific topic? Searching through participating databases is easy with Deep Discovery Search. To begin your Deep Discovery Search, select Databases on the left-hand menu, Then, search for your topic. In this example,…

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…

Searching for Digital Resources

There are many ways to search for ebooks and databases in MackinVIA. For more ways to search in MackinVIA, go to Searching through Ebooks or Searching through Databases. To skip to a subsection of this topic, choose from the links below. How do I perform a Keyword Search? How do I search by…

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,…