Library/Media Center

 

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

~ Students can check the Library Canvas course for all the latest news and info. ~

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.

 

SORA link (IUSD Overdrive collection + OCPL e-books!) - SORA is an app that provides both IUSD's Overdrive collection plus Orange County Public Libraries e-books without a library card! Click here for instructions on how to log in and check out a book.

 

MACKINVIA (link) - A collection of high-interest, unlimited e-books, including ComicsPlus. Click here for instructions on how to log in and check out a book.

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)