Skip to Main Content
Vista Ridge Home   /  Library Home

Pre-AP Biology Assignment: Home

Mackin Via - Single Sign-on Access

Mackin VIA


You now have anytime, anywhere access to ALL school databases and other electronic resources with only ONE username and password- YOURS!  Just click on the MackinVia widget above and login with our school credentials (last_student ID & your password).

MackinVia also allows you to save articles and documents so you can easily find them later, mark resources as favorites so you can easily find those you like best, and work offline using the free MackinVIA app available for download.

Why can't I find it on Google?

Using Google for searches is fast, fun and usually gives you tons of results. However, when you are searching for specific scientific articles, you will discover that using online databases is a better way to find exactly what you need. Often, the articles you need are only available for a fee; because you are a VRHS student, you can access these articles for free from our online subscription databases. In some cases, your teacher will require you to use database resources only, so this is another good reason for learning how to find articles within the resources provided by your school library.

Science Resources

The following databases provide a wealth of quality research articles from both current periodicals, scholarly journals and newspapers.  While using your articles please be sure to record the bibliographic citation at the bottom of the page, bookmarking and creating links will not work on databases, but you will be able to search using the article title if you need to find it again.

Science in Context, Opposing Viewpoints, Student Resources and GREENR are all Gale products for home use passwords


Turn It In Enrollment Information

Noodle Tools? Turn It In

Click the Turn It In link and then scroll down to create new account and select student.

    Passwords from Home

How do I access the databases from home?

1. Select the link below

2. When asked for a password email Mrs. Spittler or think of your mascot :)

3. Once open you will have a list of all database usernames and passwords