Library/Media Center

 

Welcome to South Lake Middle School Library’s web page!

LIBRARY CATALOG

Log into Destiny to find relevant print and online materials. Use your IUSD login - no @iusd.org at the end of your username. 

DATABASES

Encyclopedia Britannica - Great resource on all subjects, especially background information

ABC-CLIO - Social studies databases

ProQuest - Newspaper and journal articles, history and literature databases, great resource for in-depth information

BrainPop - Often used by teachers, but available here for student usage at any time

Password info. for all databases can be found here 

E-BOOKS

There are several ways you can access e-books through a device (computer, tablet, phone) wherever you are! 

Click on the links below for access & instructions on how to navigate through these sites.

 

IUSD OVERDRIVE (link) - This is the main collection of e-books for the district. As a middle school student, you will have access to all e-books and audiobooks available to grades K-8. You'll find mostly high interest fiction titles. Click here for recommended Overdrive titles from South Lake's library staff!

 

OCPL E-BOOKS USING SORA (NEW!!)- Once you can log into OverDrive, you can easily access the Sora app using a computer, tablet, or phone. This will give you access to all of Orange County Public Library's (OCPL's) e-books even if you do not have a library card with them!! Click here if you're using a computer (desktop, laptop, Chromebook). Or click here if you're using a tablet or phone.

 

MACKINVIA (link) - A small collection of unlimited e-books. After clicking on the link, type in South Lake Middle School as your school/district and you should then be forwarded to the collection. Click on a title and check out.

ONLINE TEXTBOOKS

CiTATION TOOLS

READING RECOMMENDATIONS

Top Picks for Middle Schoolers (Scholastic)

The Best Report Books for Middle Schoolers (Common Sense Media)

Literature Map (author recommendation tool)