Students & Staff should access AISD databases, eBooks, audiobooks, and many other digital resources through the MackinVia app in the AISD Portal. The single-sign-on function of the portal ensures you can access resources easily without additional passwords. This page is mostly for information purposes. Some links are provided where applicable.
eBooks & audiobooks
EBOOKS and AUDIOBOOKS allow you to read great books on any internet-connected device. You can also download them for off-line viewing/listening. You can use the bookmark, notes, and search features to help you if you are needing to annotate. A variety of titles gives you great options for both informative and entertaining reading. You can adjust the type, color, single or two-page layout, etc. You can also use the text-to-voice or leave it off when reading an eBook. The best audio is found in Audiobook format.
We have dozens of DATABASES and ENCYCLOPEDIAS in MackinVIA to help you with research. To learn more about how to use them, please visit our Research Guide pages (more info coming soon, still updating for fall 2021).
We have several databases with newspapers from around the country and world in our MackinVIA resources. We have a campus subscription to the Austin American-Statesman. The username and password is available in the Blend Library Course, or you can email your librarian, firstname.lastname@example.org. The Statesman Archives are available through the Austin Public Library (students have an APL account), along with many other wonderful resources. Need help with your APL student account?