Online Resources


Why use databases?
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"Internet Searching & Databases"


For home access to all the online databases, you will need usernames and passwords.  Please ask your librarian for this information.


Destiny Discover is our online library search tool for the 21st Century.  Discover how easy it is to read an ebook, listen to an audio book, watch video with our interactive books, and find Open Education Resources.  Anyone can read a book online with the username and password desotoisd.  

Follett Shelf eBooks is our online digital library.  Students and teachers may read these books online or check them out for later online use.  There are fiction and nonfiction titles,which may  be read for pleasure or used for teaching in the classroom.  These eBooks may be accessed 24/7.  Click HERE for directions, apps, usernames and passwords. 


Ebsco is a comprehensive collection of full text periodicals, biographies, primary source documents, essays, encyclopedias, almanacs, reference books, pamphlets, newspapers, transcripts, photos, maps, and more.  

   Gale - Infotrac is a comprehensive collection of full text periodicals, biographies, primary source documents, essays, encyclopedias, almanacs, reference books, pamphlets, newspapers, transcripts, photos, maps, and more.  
  ProQuest SIRS Discoverer is a multidisciplinary database for elementary and middle school learners, researchers, and educators covering curriculum areas such as current events, history, health, language arts, math, science, social studies, and technology.  All newspaper, magazine and reference content is 100% full text, editorially-selected and indexed from over 2,200 reliable, high-quality domestic and international sources. The collection includes 9,000+ integrated educational weblinks, and reference materials such as the Compton’s by Britannica encyclopedia and DK Eyewitness books.  

Encyclopedia Britannica Online is an Internet resource that has encyclopedia information, Internet Guides, and links to magazine articles.  Britannica also has a world atlas, dictionary, thesaurus, historical timelines, images, and multimedia.


Encyclopedia Britannica Global Reference Center provides encyclopedia databases in Japanese, Chinese, Korean, French, and Spanish.  These databases are extensive and deliver trustworthy information from around the world.  


Enciclopedia Juvenil is a spanish division Encyclopedia Britannica and is helpful for beginning Spanish classes.  It provides a Spanish elementary encyclopedia, images, videos, and learning materials.  


Spanish Reference Center is the Spanish version of our other Encyclopedia Britannica. This would be great a great resource for any Spanish speaker or student taking Spanish.

teachingbooks provides original, in-studio movies of authors and illustrators, and a wealth of multimedia resources on K–12 books to support reading and library activities for all grades and content areas.

  Explore manuscripts, artwork, and rare printed books dating from the earliest contact with European settlers to the mid-twentieth century.  Includes photos, newspaper articles, rare and original documents, treaties, speeches, diaries, maps and journals.  
  Explore fact and fiction of the westward expansion in America from the early eighteenth century that includes Buffalo Bill and the "Wild West" . Browse original books, journals, maps, periodicals, ads, photos and artwork.  
 Other Resources  
  Career Cruising will help students plan their future.  It has assessment tools, occupation profiles, and post-secondary education information
 World and I contains theme oriented information which features thousands of images and articles on global cultures.  The perfect cross curricular resource for Social Studies, English, Science, Arts, Spanish and ESL.  
 NBC Learn provides collections of video resources, primary sources, historic footage, images and documentaries for use by students and teachers in the classroom.  

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