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St. Peter's Prep Libguide: Faculty Resources

Faculty Resources

Welcome to our faculty resources page. On here you will find the following:
1. Library Use Form: to fill out when you have an upcoming research project or will need use of the library space.
2. NoodleTools Platform
3. Faculty Book Recommendation: to fill out when you think/want the library to get a new book
4. Access to Swank: to request to show movies in your classes. 
5. Classroom Video on Demand: to show educational videos to your classes.
6. Access to Sora: to check out magazines and books.
7. Access to New York Times, The Athletic, and New York Times Games 


Upcoming Project Information

Sora Magazines!

Borrow and read ebooks, audiobooks, and digital magazines through the Sora App. Click on the image to access Sora on your computer or download the Sora App onto your phone. If this is your first time signing in follow these steps to log into Sora and access books:

1. Select find my school-Saint Peter's Prep.

2. Sign in with your SPPREP Gmail Credentials

3. Search and borrow books! 

4. Click to change font and settings, including sending all borrowed books to your Amazon Kindle. 

Newspaper Subscription

A Subscriptions to the New York Times is available to anyone in the Prep Community. Please encourage your students to use this resources for classwork and for staying informed! 

New York Times: click this link to create an account. If you or your students have trouble logging in, try clicking this link again--sometimes accounts expire after a year or two. Feel free to use your account on any and all devices--there's no limit. Our subscription also includes the NYT archive, TimesMachine.






New York Times Games and The Athletic

2023-2024 Book Request Form


Why use NoodleTools?

1. Students can create project folders to export, build and organize the citations for their research projects.


2. Teachers, ask your students to create digital annotations and create outlines that will help them to organize their ideas, understand the differences between direct quotes, paraphrasing, and their own ideas. 

3. Teachers, you can allow students to directly export their citations from our library databases into their NoodleTools' project folders OR you can ask them to build their citations through NoodleTools' guided citation builder. 

4. Teachers, you can also have students share their project folders with you, colleagues, me, and with other students in the case of group projects. 

5. Teachers, you can also create inboxes whereby your students will automatically share all of the work they do in NoodleTools with you. Then you can give comments and feedback.  Just use their spprep email addresses to add them as recipients. 


Our premiere streaming service! Search their catalog of feature films and TV episodes--you'll see plenty of new releases as well as classic educational films. 

Click on a title and you'll notice some have a "watch" button--those films are available anytime, on-demand. Others have a "request" button--click and you will be prompted to send SWANK a short explanation of the educational purpose for showing the movie. Once approved, most "requested" films are available within 1-2 business days. Share the film with your students or add a link to Canvas using the "share" button below the video player.

Classroom Video on Demand

Classroom Video On Demand has a huge library of documentaries, feature films, and education videos across curriculum! Their library of PBS shows, HBO Documentaries and world cinema is excellent.  Share with students or embed videos in Canvas using the "share" button below the video of your choice. Unlike SWANK, all videos indexed in this database are available on demand.