Destiny Quest (Shelf Browse using the K-6 Library Card Catalog)
This alternative to the traditional K-8 Library Card Catalog above does not provide in-depth information or boolean searching, but does feature a way to browse the shelves of the K-8 Library.
- This link searches the resources available in the K-8 Library for LGISD Staff check-out.
- Provides teachers and students instant access to four encyclopedias on different levels as well as dictionarie, maps, magazines articles, primary source documents, photos, learning activities, current events, and video and audio clips.
- It also provides a way to find a small amount of reputable websites on whatever topic you are interested in making it a time saving alternative to Googling.
- This database provides a wide variety of online databases containing magazines, biographies, primary source documents, essays, encyclopedias, almanacs, reference books, pamphlets, newpapers, transcripts, photos, maps and other sources.
- Searchasaurus-Elementary School AND Kids Search-Middle & Elementary School are the best resources for elementary and intermediate students.
- Middle school students will find Kids Search quite useful and can branch out into Middle Search Plus for more in depth information.
- The EBSCOhost web database is geared towards adults and older students as are an assortment of professional, health, and business databases that are offered. Two databases in the Spanish language are also offered.
Britannica Spanish Reference Center
World Book Web (This resource searches all of the World Book databases on ALL LEVELS.)
Kids InfoBits : Age-appropriate, curriculum-related content for the beginning research needs of K-5 students. Also included are more than 100 full-text, age-appropriate magazines, more than 6,400 searchable, indexed images, Merriam-Webster®’s Elementary Dictionary and 1,200 maps, flags & seals and over 1,700 colorful charts and graphs.
National Geographic Kids: Amazing adventures in science, nature, cultures, archeology, and spacethrough pictures, books, and magazines.
Student Resource Center - Junior : Aimed at middle school and high school students, S Users are able to access a variety of resources that will help them conduct research, complete assignments, create presentations and more, with content and curriculum-focused tools that include:
- Read Speaker auditory articles
- More than eight million full-text articles from one thousand periodicals and newspapers
- More than 4,000 proprietary of primary documents
- Hundreds of plays and poems
- Multimedia content, which includes podcasts, video and audio clips, and thousands of flags, maps and seals and photographs
- More than 63,000 topic overviews, biographies, and pieces of literary criticism
- Content level recommendations for reference articles (Basic, Intermediate and Advanced) to help readers choose appropriate content for their abilities and teachers to assign differentiated articles on the same topic
- Research Tools and Research Guide that tie information literacy skills to use of the resource center
- More than 1,700 study guide questions to promote understanding
Gale Virtual Reference Library: Single source for eReference available 24/7 that offers unlimited and simultaneous circulation of your reference collection (25 titles)
Infotrac Newsstand - Aimed at Middle Schoo l, innovative full-text newspaper resource that lets students instantly search by title, headline, date, author, newspaper section and other fields.
The American West Collection includes
- Over 300 manuscripts – ranging from the original manuscript journal and papers of James Audubon, and a twelve page letter of General Custer, to the logbook of a cattle trail driver and the Hinman papers describing the overland trail to California and the Gold Rush.
- Broadsides – a host of extremely rare or unique ephemeral material including advertisements, claim certificates, cheques, photos, wanted notices and news-sheets – all of which are superb visual resources.
- Maps – an important and underutilised resource for teaching the American West – partly due to their size and unwieldy nature – partly due to their rarity.
- Rare printed works – the Graff collection includes many unique or extremely rare items – ranging from extra-illustrated volumes and association copies to city directories and pamphlets and leaflets.
The American Indian Histories and Cultures Collection features a wide range of materials including:
- Manuscripts (treaties, speeches, petitions, diaries, travel journals, ledger books)
- Artwork (illustrations, sketches, watercolours, oil paintings, American Indian art)
- American Indian Newspapers covering the 1960s to 1990s
- Rare Printed Books
Educator's Reference Complete - Database of periodicals and reports that covers multiple levels of education and every educational specialty such as technology, bilingual education, health education, testing, administration, funding, and policy.
Academic OneFile - Search academic journals and magazines containing peer-reviewed, full-text articles from world journals and reference sources on physical sciences, technology, medicine, social sciences, the arts, theology, literature and other subjects. Includes full-text coverage of the New York Times back to 1995.
GREENR (Global Reference on the Environment, Energy and Natural Resources) - focuses on the physical, social, and economic aspects of environmental issues
General OneFile - 24/7 access to the largest collection of full-text periodicals
Health and Wellness Resource Center - Health-related issues with daily periodical and newspaper article updates
Informe Académico- Full-text resource that meets the needs of Spanish-speaking learners. Features title annotations in both English and Spanish to help non-Spanish speaking staff easily assist users
Literature Resource Center- Supports teaching critical thinking and analysis by expert example through the world's largest curated online collection of literary criticism
Opposing Viewpoints in Context- Pro/con viewpoint essays covering today’s latest social issues that explore hot topics from all perspectives
Scribner Writers Online - Creates contextual understanding around the lives and works of important global authors across all time periods
Student Resources in Context -Provides cross-curriclum support for papers, projects and presentations that reinforce development of 21st Century skills like critical thinking and problem solving, communication, collaboration, creativity and innovation
Twayne's Authors Online- An advanced level of literary criticism that helps form connections across writers’ lives, works, ideas, and events
- Academic OneFile
- Educator's Reference Complete
- Gale Virtual Reference Library (GVRL)
- General OneFile
- InfoTrac Newspapers
- Opposing Viewpoints Resource Center
- Student Resource Center