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2020 Summer Assignments

Monty Tech Regional News Sources

This custom search engine searches newspapers that serve the district member towns.  For passwords to the Gardner News, Fitchburg Sentinel, and T&G, click here (Monty Tech only).

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Reference Help and Borrowing Books

The Librarian Is Here for You! (even if you are at home) Fill out the Reference Help Request Form**:

You can still borrow books from the Library!  Here are the step-by-step instructions for borrowing Items (VIDEO!):

  1. Browse our Library Catalog.
  2. Search for a book title, author, or subject.
  3. Click on the Title of the book you'd like to borrow.
  4. Log in with your Monty Tech username and password and click on HOLD.
  5. The Librarian will find the item(s) on the shelf in the morning and place the item(s) with your name on the display table.  If not picked up by the end of the day, the Library will deliver the books to you.  Curb-side pick up or delivery!  If you are "remote only," you can pick up your book(s) at the Main Office.  If you can't find the book you want or you are having trouble with our system, you may use this form.  Please return all books to the Book Drop outside the library.

**If you'd like to meet after school, here's the form you need to fill out.

Overdrive eBooks and Audiobooks

Free access to ebooks and audiobook from Massachusetts libraries!

Search for SORA in the app store.  Open and Find my school.  Click My School Isn't Listed at the bottom and type 01420.  Click on MLS Commonwealth ebook collection.  Select Montachusett Regional Vocational Technical School. Click sign in and use your email account. Stream books. To download, you need wifi. 

If using a computer and or downloading to a Kindle or Nook, go to:  Choose Montachusett Regional Vocational Technical School.  Click on your Monty Tech account.  Take out three at a time (21-day loan). Or read or listen in a browser

undefinedNote: you can also go to the Overdrive page of CWMARS and download books if you have a public library card and use the Libby app. 

Note:  These books automatically sync whether you use the website or the app.  To expand your options, link your public library card to SORA.  In the app, click in the corner and add a library.  IF YOU DON'T HAVE A PUBLIC LIBRARY CARD, you can get one from the Boston Public Library for FREE (below).  Get a card through them, and then add the BPL to your SORA app.  Detailed instructions are here!

This eCard gives you online access to apps where you can borrow audiobooks and ebooks, among other things like research databases and movies. Here is the link to register for an e-card.

Librarian Calendar and Schedule

Reading, Learning and Other Activities

Learning Activities/Resources:
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Resources for English, History, Math, Science, Vocational, Foreign Language, Alternative Learning, and College/Career. 

MyBib is a citation manager that provides free citations for MLA, APA, and Chicago style.   Create a new Project, then Add a Citation.  Choose from website, book, journal, video, and more.   If citing a database article, click on More and then Write/Paste.  When you are ready to print your Works Cited or References page, click on Download Bibliography.  Click here for handout.


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Jennifer Jourdain
Montachusett Regional Voc Tech School
1050 Westminster Street
Fitchburg, MA 01420
(978) 345-9200 x5125