Many of your students are beginning to tackle research & biography projects, which we, here in the Sisters Middle School Library, love to support. We do realize, however, that our “brick-and-mortar” resources are limited. Luckily, this is where the Oregon School Library Information System (OSLIS) comes in free of charge to you and your students!
What os OSLIS?
OSLIS is a website designed by the Oregon Association of School Libraries (OASL) for K-12 students, parents, and educators. It provides four key tools:
- Information literacy resources – these guide students step by step through the research process.
- Citation maker – a tool for creating a bibliography or a works cited page in APA or MLA format.
- Access to a group of periodicals databases – contains articles, images and multimedia content from encyclopedias, magazines, journals, newspapers and ebooks.
- Access to LearningExpress Library – contains test prep, skill-building, and computer tutorials.
How Do I Access OSLIS?
Visit the official OSLIS website. Follow the prompts to get to the section applicable to you (age & student/parent/educator).
How Do I Log On?
In some cases you are asked for a password. Our password is the same for our entire district.
- Username: sisters
- Password: oslis
Once you are at the OSLIS website, everything is very straightforward. It is worth your while to visit the site and see if it can be of help to you and your students. Users can access this site from anywhere, including home. When accessing the site from home, you will need to use the log in noted above. OSLIS is extremely easy to use.