MBCI Student "Tech Tips"

Your Guide to Survival!

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MBCI Student "Tech Tips"

This web page holds information that you will need thoughout the school year.

The first thing you have to know is:

IF YOU DO NOT UNDERSTAND SOMETHING, PLEASE ASK QUESTIONS.

  • ask your teacher, ask the librarians. We want you to succeed.  We don't care WHAT the question is.
  • e.g. Where is the Kleenex, please?  There are no dumb questions.

The following topics are covered below:

1. Your MBCI Student Number and Password

2. Your MBCI Library Account

3. Your Student Folder on the MBCI Network and how to save your work correctly

4. How to Use One Search in the MBCI Library Catalogue

5. General MBCI Library Information

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1. Your MBCI Student Number and Password

You have a student number and password that allows you to:   

    ~access your student account/folder and log onto the school network.

    ~access the printer/photocopier.

    ~access your library catalogue.

    ~access your WiFi account.

SHHHHH, your password should NOT be shared with anyone.

Your student number has 5 numbers. For clarification, the first two numbers are the year you will graduate. The last three numbers are just random.

e.g.: 22005      22 means your will graduate in 2022

Your password has eight characters. The first three characters will be letters; the last five characters will be numbers. 

e.g.: abc 555 22

    ~ to access all the things above, you must log on using your MBCI student information

            to log on: Username is your 5 digit student number

                           Password is your 8 character password

   

Your student number will NOT change.  It will be the SAME until you GRADUATE from MBCI.

Your password will remain the SAME for the whole SCHOOL YEAR.  You cannot change your password.  If you have forgotten your password or are having any difficulty, please ask the librarians for help.

                            

Mrs. McGinnis                             

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2. Your MBCI Library Account

You can access the MBCI library at school or via the Internet from your home.

~If you are at school and using one of the OPACs, you will see the "Log on" button on the right hand side at the top.

  • click on this button
  • enter your Usename (your student number)
  • enter your Password

  1. You can search the MBCI library catalogue for books that you would like to read or books that you need for a project.
  2. You can place a hold if the book is not available.  You should check the library periodically to see if your book has come in.
  3. You can renew any overdue books that you have out.

~If you are at home and using the Internet to access the MBCI library catalogue, type in MBCI library into the Google search box.

  • click on Research Tools on the right hand side.
  • under Research Tools on the left, you will find the MBCI Library Catalogue, click on the name.
  • click on MBCI Library above the picture.
  • click on the "Log on" button on the top right hand side of the screen.
  • enter your Username (your student number)
  • enter your Password

  1. You can search the MBCI library catalogue for books that you would like to read or books that you need for a project.
  2. You can place a hold on these books and they will be ready for pick up the next day if they are available. If they are not available, you will receive an e-mail when they return. Or you could check the library periodically to see if your book has come in.
  3. You can also renew any overdue books that you have out.

Having a problem? Ask the librarian.

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3. Your Student Folder on the MBCI Network and how to save your work correctly

Every student has a folder (also called student account) on the MBCI school network.

This folder will hold information that you save to it.  If you are working on an assignment on a school computer, you can save that work to your student folder.  Then you can access it again, at school, whenever you like in order to add information or to print it. No one else has access to your student folder, it is yours alone.

Saving information to your student folder:

  • click on File
  • click on Save As

Your document should now be available in your student folder.

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4. How to use One Search in the MBCI Library Catalogue

"One search" is a way to search a lot of different sources or places with one click.  It searches the MBCI library catalogue and other databases that we provide for you.

For "One Search" to work you must log on to your library account.

If you are at school and using one of the OPACs, you will see the "Log on" button on the right hand side at the top.

  • click on this button
  • enter your Username (your student number)
  • enter your Password (the first 3 letters of your password)

You can also use "One Search" at home.  See the instructions at: "If you are at home" under 2. Your MBCI Library Account.

Enter your topic into the search engine box. In this case, I'm using Hagia Sophia as an example.  Click on the subject button.

The first screen will show you the hits from your library.  The MBCI library has one book on the Hagia Sophia.


Once you have your library hits, please notice the "One Search" tab on the top right hand side of the screen.  Click on it to get the hits from the databases that MBCI subscribes to.

The screen shot below shows a few of the "One Search" results.  You can click on any of these hits to find more information on your subject. Some of the databases have citation information, like World Book. So be sure to look for that.

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5. General MBCI Library Information

Our goal in the library is to help you succeed.

When you have a project, we suggest that you go to the library site to search the many databases that are located under Research Tools.  On the right hand side under the course headings, you have access to other Internet websites that may also help you with your work.

Remember, the librarians will "drop everything" to help you meet your goals.

Loan Periods

Loan period for fiction and non-fiction books is 3 weeks.

Loan period for magazines is 1 week.

Loan period for reference books is overnight, but we encourgage you to take photocopies of what you need.

There are no overdue fines, we request that you return library books on time so others can enjoy them as well.

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