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Online Academic Resources for Parents

Destiny - http://destiny.dpsnc.net

Visit your school library media center from any computer, anywhere, anytime!  Durham Public Schools’ web-based library system, Destiny, provides access to library media resources with just the click of a mouse.  Features include:

  • Access to all library media resources in the district 24/7 through a web interface
  • Keyword, author, title, and subject searching
  • A view of the book cover next to the catalog record through TitlePeek
  • Quality links related to specific topics and curriculum areas through WebPath Express
  • Lexile levels on most materials
  • Ability to search for materials by Lexile level
  • A personal log-in feature that allows students and teachers to check their library records, create personal lists and other customized features
  • Visual searching for primary grades

NC WiseOwl - www.ncwiseowl.com

NC WiseOwl provides a wide selection of reference databases for students as well as resources for parents and teachers.  Conttact your school media coordinator for password
Included are:

  • Briatannica Online
  • Grolier Online:  Thousands of full-text, Lexiled articles from magazines and encyclopedias
  • Junior Reference Collection: Focuses on the needs of middle school and upper elementary students
  • Gale Infobits: A database designed for easy browsing and searching at the   elementary school level
  • Lands and Peoples: Supports the social studies curriculum with articles, data, maps, and flag images
  • Amazing Animals: Articles and spectacular photographs of all types of animals
  • NoveList and NoveList Plus: A database that provides reviews and annotations for thousands of fiction titles, plus Author Read-Alikes, Book Discussion Guides, BookTalks, and Annotated Book Lists. NoveList Plus provides similar features for non-fiction books.

Worldbook Online  Reference Center - www.worldbookonline.com/wb/home

Worldbook Online  Reference Center includes  thousands of articles, multimedia, editor-reviewed  websites, periodical content, an atlas, over 1.3 million pages of primary source documents, timelines, and a citation builder.  World Book Kids, based on World Book Student Discovery Encyclopedia, offers a simpler navigation, thousands of colorful illustrations, diagrams, maps, and activities tied to the NC Standard Course of study.  An intermediate level Spanish language encyclopedia is available for elementary and middle grades or beginning Spanish students.  Remote passwords for home use are available from your media specialist.