SJSH School Library News

October 2015

Providing Ebook Access

Ebooks at Sodus SJSH School library:

We have 275 titles. 127 titles are informational text.

Follett Shelf ebooks are accessed via the internet from school or home through the library's home page. Never lose a book again!

The Intermediate and the Jr. Sr. High Libraries offer ebooks for staff and students

To log in:

Guest (to read, but not checkout) This is a guest password for all to use. You can view them to just look at the book. Ex: whole class with smart board!

username: student


Staff Accounts

Username: first initial, last name (ex.lwinder)


Staff and Students

Ask if you need an account to be created.


Access databases from anywhere you have internet:

Open Chrome to the SCD web page

Under schools, select High School

On left, select Jr. Sr. Library

On center, select Click here for library databases

Username: sos

Password: look

This is one password to access all electronic subscriptions in a session.


  • Turn it in-Turnitin improves the student writing cycle by preventing plagiarism and providing rich feedback to students

  • Facts on File: American History Online-Spanning more than 500 years of political, military, social, and cultural history,

  • Culture Grams-Cultures of 182 countries and territories, maps, statistics, glossary and 50 US states with timelines.

  • Novelist Plus- NoveList Plus, a readers' advisory service, provides information about fiction titles, offers author, title, and series read-alikes, book discussion guides, reading lists, professional book reviews, and reader recommendations. Audio books, Award Winners, Books to Movies, Feature Articles and Common Core connections are included in the contents. You may create and share your own customized reading lists.

  • Rosen Teen Health & Wellness-The NEW Teen Health & Wellness: Real Life, Real Answers the award-winning, critically acclaimed online resource provides middle school and high school students with nonjudgmental, straightforward, standards-aligned, curricular and self-help support. Topics include diseases, drugs, alcohol, nutrition, mental health, suicide, bullying, green living, financial literacy, and more.


  • EasyBib School Edition- provides students with the tools to enhance critical thinking skills and research habits

  • Teachingbooks – authors, literature lesson plans and ideas

  • Opposing Viewpoints in Context- helps students research, analyze, and organize a broad variety of data, complete writing assignments, prepare for debates, and create presentations

Database 101: learn Turnitin

Join librarians in an upcoming engaging workshop to learn about the cloud based service Turnitin is not only for plagiarism prevention but also includes peer review, online grading,and connect student work with rubrics,criteria,and feedback that are essential to their success. October 23rd. More details coming your way soon.
Testimonial: Summer Dittmer, Bishop O'Dowd High School

Library Expectations

The library is a place of quiet reading, work and study. Please respect this atmosphere.

Cards and other recreational activities are not permitted.

Food and drink must be left at front counter upon arrival

Computers are to be used primarily for school work. Games are not permitted.

Students coming to the library from a class must have a pass from that teacher.

New Resource:

What is

"SCOLA is a non-profit educational organization that provides authentic foreign language resources in more than 175 native languages. SCOLA receives and re-transmits foreign TV programming from around the world and provides other foreign language resources, language lessons, and learning material on this website"

Using SCOLA in the Classroom

Insta-Class: ask me how this could be used with your substitute teachers

To access:


Password: scola2015

Free trial: ends 10/31/15

Your feedback is welcomed as it is a very low cost subscription and may be offered soon.


Research season has begun. Are you ready? Let your library media specialist help guide your students through the familiar stumbles

.. how to start

..find a topic

..where (and how) to find credible sources to put it all together

LMSs provide students guidance, inspiration, and the right resources. Let me know how I can partner up with you to help stretch your students in just the right ways.

NJASL School Libraries Video

Laurie Winder, LMS

315-483-2331 x6706

Mary Heidenreich - Computer Technology Assistant