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6th Grade Biography Research: Home

Library Catalogs & Helpful Databases

MackinVIA

Look in the Biography category to see hundreds of biography eBooks.

How to Log in (MackinVIA Tutorial):

     School / Library Name: Shakopee West Middle School

     User ID: Student ID#

     Password: Your regular district password

Sora 

Find Biography books from the Twin Cities Public Library eBook and Audio collections.  In the search bar, type the name of your subject.

How to Use Sora (video tutorial)

     Library Card #: 720+Your Student ID# (example: 720989402)

     Pin#: Last 4 digits of your Student ID# (example: 9402)

Destiny Discover

Find biographies in our WMS Learning Commons.

How to Log in:

     Username:  Student ID#

     Password:  Your regular district password

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Gale in Context Biography

Find reference materials, biographies, and newspaper/magazine articles about important people and their lives and achievements.

Log in with your Virtual Student Library Card:

     Library Card #: 720+Your Student ID# (example: 720989402)

     Pin#: Last 4 digits of your Student ID# (example: 9402)

Britannica Online

Online encyclopedia geared toward middle school students.  

No log-in necessary.

Kids InfoBits

Popular elementary school magazines as well as encyclopedias and newspapers written for kids.

No log-in necessary.