Texas High School Library Library Use Tutorial Developed by Sandra Austin, M.L.S. Texas High School Librarian 2112 Kennedy Lane Texarkana, Texas Revised September 2007 Signing In Students must sign in at the circulation desk whenever they are present without their teacher at the library. Teachers are encouraged to schedule their classes with the librarian for library research. How to Find a Book and Other Materials Destiny, produced by Follett Company, is the name of the online public access catalog (OPAC) used at Texas High School Library. It is through this OPAC that users are able to find out what library materials are available at Texas High School Library. Access Destiny by going to the following web address (URL) http://destiny.txkisd.net or to the libraryвЂ™s home page or to the TISD homepage, click on вЂњFor Students.вЂќ How to Search Materials may be searched by a basic search: Keyword, Subject, Author, Title, or Series. Once the search term(s)/word(s) has/have been typed in, click on the icon that matches the type of term(s)/word(s) you have used. A list of materials matching your request will appear if the materials exist in the libraryвЂ™s collection. Materials may also be located through the advanced search, which requires a request with more detailed information. The Search Continued If a list of materials matching your request does appear, the list will contain the title of each item, the author, the publication date, and the call number. Whether or not a certain item is available will also be shown in the list. Example The complete works 1 of 1 available 822.3 SHA Shakespeare, William 1564-1616 Published 2005 The actual display of the materialвЂ™s description will allow you to click on Details to get more information about the item. To create a list of materials for a bibliography, click on Booklist It. An icon representing the type of material (book or other) will also appear next to the title of the item. Search: The Call Number The call number (a number and the first three letters of the authorвЂ™s last name) will indicate where in the library that the materials you need are located. Example: 822.3 SHA The number 822 represents English drama. Placing .3 with 822 signifies drama of the Elizabethan period. The first three letters SHA are for the last name Shakespeare. Call numbers class materials into subject areas according to the Dewey Decimal System of Classification. Book Checkout and Return Speak with the librarian about registering your student I.D. card information at the library. You may check out up to three books at a time for a period of two weeks. Return books on or before the due date written on the Due Date slip in the back of the books. Return books directly to the librarian or place them in the book drop located at the front of the circulation desk. A late fee of five cents a day is charged to the student for overdue books. Lost Books The student will be charged the cost of any lost book that is checked out to that student. If the student finds and returns the lost book to the library after the cost has been paid, the student may request a refund. Research Tips and Getting the Best from the Internet Check Out These Online Research Helpers: Duke UniversityвЂ™s Duke University Libraries: Guide to Library Research University of California, BerkeleyвЂ™s Evaluating Web Pages: Techniques to Apply & Questions to Ask Online Database Access пЃ® Texas High School Library has electronic databases: Britannica (encyclopedia), Maps 101, and EBSCO. Students and teachers may access these from school or from home. See your librarian for the usernames and passwords. Maps101.com пЃ® пЃ® пЃ® пЃ® THS Library also has a maps database Maps101.com It contains interactive and printable maps, historical maps, world and U.S. atlases, lesson plans, quizzes and games. The URL is www.maps101.com Ask your librarian for a username and a password to access this database. EBSCO Host Research Databases пЃ® пЃ® пЃ® пЃ® This is a K-12 Texas Reference package of databases. Students and teachers may access these from school or from home. Contact your librarian for a username and a password. Forty searchable databases with full-text information are included in the collection. The URL is http://web.esc20.net/k12databases ENJOY!