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HS Library: Writing & Design Tools

Premium Writing, Research, and Design Tools

Usernames and Passwords are Available to JIS Community Members Here.


All HS students are offered a premium Grammarly account to use for revision.  Simply click the logo above and register while on campus using one's JIS email address.  (Note:  You must register at to gain access.) Grammarly’s online writing assistance and plagiarism tools encourage polished grammar, better overall wordsmithing, and a professional writing style.  Students may also add the Grammarly extension to their browser to correct documents in Google Docs, Gmail, etc...

Purdue OWL

"The Online Writing Lab (OWL) at Purdue University houses writing resources and instructional material, and we provide these as a free service of the Writing Lab at Purdue. Students, members of the community, and users worldwide will find information to assist with many writing projects. Teachers and trainers may use this material for in-class and out-of-class instruction."  The Purdue OWL MLA Citation Guide is a must for every member of the high school community.

JIS students should use Turnitin to "identify unoriginal content with the world’s most effective plagiarism detection solution. Manage potential academic misconduct by highlighting similarities to the world’s largest collection of internet, academic, and student paper content."


Soundzabound is a royalty free music library which meets
all the licensing and technology requirements needed for education. The Soundzabound Music Library offers a wide variety of music, audio themes and sound effects 
for grades K -12 and universities that ensures copyright safety. 
They are perfect for podcasts, PowerPoint™, videos, news shows, video yearbooks, digital storytelling,
presentations, TV broadcasts, web design and more.


  • By far, our easiest to use referencing tool is MyBib.  It allows users to store multiple bibliographies, continually add resources, and format their resource correctly in MLA format.
  • In fact, MyBib is so easy we HIGHLY RECOMMEND every JIS high school student create a MyBib account.  


NoodleTools is an online research management platform that promotes critical thinking and authentic research. Students stay organized as they evaluate information, build accurate citations, archive source material, take notes, outline topics, and prepare to write. Students use NoodleTools to evaluate relevant, credible sources, generate accurate MLA, APA, and Chicago references with personal help from experts, and annotate and permanently archive online documents and articles.  Access and login via the Google menu with your JIS username and password.