Help for Digital Resources

As you navigate the Digital Resources launch page, there are links with password information in this shared google doc which will show username and password information for every paid online resource at Central, including Ebsco, InfoBase, JoVe, and Salem.

You need to be logged into your school google account to see the document.


The following help links, shown below, take you to an information page on CentralLibrary's website describing and explaining use.  


They are not just links to the actual resource.  To go directly to the resource, please use our 'Digital Resources' launch page.

Tutorials on how to use our Digital Resources are located towards the bottom of this page.


Ebsco Information:

See all Ebsco Tutorials towards the bottom of this page

What is in 'Literary Reference Center' - research database for literature   

Updated content in the LRC


How to use 'Points of View' - research database for social issues

Advanced Search in 'Points of View'

Explanation of 'Consumer Health Complete' - research database for health issues

Research tools for faculty - 'Explora for Educators'

Recursos en Espanol for EBSCO databases

InfoBase Information:

See all InfoBase Tutorials towards the bottom of this page

How to find The US History Database and view the US History Tutorial Video

Bloom's Literary Criticism Tutorial Video

About the Master Curriculum Collection of our Classroom Video On Demand Database which —created for high schools—is a curriculum-focused video subscription providing unlimited access to thousands of videos for ALL departments. This multi-subject solution features a wealth of material appropriate for basic through AP courses. Videos are added regularly from outstanding educational producers and programs. Quick Start Guide for Educators  and  Educator Guide


Salem Information:

Description of Salem Reference Material

One Click Link for all Salem eBooks for Reference

Salem Press Online Database announcement

Salem Press Student User Guide (searchable PDF document)

Biographies of Great Athletes from Salem Press


Google Resources:

How to use EasyBib in Google Docs

How to use Google Drive with EBSCO interfaces

Google Docs ‘Speech to Text’ functionality

How to set up Google Scholar and Ebsco 

Google Books - Advanced Search

How to perform better searches on Google

Aspen Resources:

Grade notifications in Aspen for students and parents

Using Aspen Portal to find Central's paid resources passwords

Finding Central's library resources via Aspen page


Reading in a Digital Age:

Sora is on the student dashboard in Clever Easily read and listen to books for free

Newsela approved for use by Manchester School District


Free Audio Books Online Announcement with links


Announcement for LibriVox and Project Gutenberg - public domain audiobooks


Free eBooks Online Announcement


Manchester City Library eliminating fees 


Manchester City Library has also tried to make it easier for Central students to get library cards.  Please check their website.


Physical Science Resources for Freshmen Announcement 


Assessing Reliable sources for Research Handout

Citing Sources from Databases like Ebsco or InfoBase

EBSCOhost Research Database Tutorials

Reference Center Tutorials

InfoBase (Blooms, American History)


InfoBase (Classroom Video On Demand)