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Welcome to the Eileen M. Perkins Media Center at Ralph C. Mahar Regional School



Karen Thorn, Library Media Specialist
Nick Malo, Library Paraprofessional

Get a Boston
Public Library E-Card

1.   Register for a Boston Public Library (e-card) by clicking on this link:  https://www.bpl.org/contact/form_ecard.php.  When it asks for a pin number, make up a 4-digit number that is easy to remember. 
2. You will instantly receive an email with a 13-digit number.  Save this number in a Google Doc, along with your pin number and call the document "BPL".  This will enable you to access the login number to copy and paste any time you need to log into the BPL databases.

instagram.com/maharlibrary


Resources
www.easybib.com
EasyBib is a free online
 biographic citation tool

www.sweetsearch.com
A search engine specifically for students. 
Every Web site in SweetSearch has been 
evaluated by a team of researchers, 
teachers and librarians.

www.goodreads.com
GoodReads is a social media website 
for those who love to read. You can
find and create book reviews, find new,
interesting books to read, and link everything
to your Facebook page!

http://ww2.kdl.org/libcat/whatsnext.asp
If you are reading books that are a part of a series then check this website out. What's Next helps organize different series of books that may not be individually numbered.

http://www.yournextread.com/us/
Don’t know what to read next? Let this online source help you find books based on what you have read before. Even though there is a login tab, you do not have to register to use this website. It is free.

Catalogs & Databases

https://rcmahar.follettdestiny.com/common/welcome.jsp?context=saas47_2000477

Click the Icon to access
 the Library's Catalog 


http://rcmahar.axis360.baker-taylor.com/

Click the icon to access Baker & Taylor
Audiobooks and E-books


Biblioboard
Click the icon to access Biblioboard


www.cwmars.org
C/W MARS is a Statewide
 online card catalog


http://galesites.com/menu/mlin_w_mahar_reg
Gale Magazine/Newspaper database 
provided by the Massachusetts Board
 of Library Commissioners 

http://ars.sirs.com/discoverer.html
SIRS Discoverer is a database for middle
 school students, covering curriculum areas
 such as current events, history, health,
 language arts, math, science, social studies, 
and technology.