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1 Welcome to Highlands High School Library Library Orientation Program Librarian Mrs. Sandra Reidmiller

2 Before you open a book, let’s find out how the library works!!!

3 The library offers many resources to help you succeed. You just need to learn where to find them. This program will give you an overview of what is available in the Highlands High School Library and where to locate those resources.

4 Here is a photograph of our library. The library computer lab is located upstairs on the balcony level of the library.

5 There are computers located on the first floor of the library under the stairs. These are primarily used to look up library materials on OPAC.

6 The objectives of this lesson are to: Log into Destiny from school or home Find a book in Destiny Complete an OPAC search for an author, title, or subject Identify three online Power Library databases that will help with research

7 How to Find a Book in Destiny This is the web address: Notice that you do not use www in the address. You can also log into Destiny from home.

8 Your screen will look like this. You will need to click on the link for Highlands High.

9 Now you are in the Highlands High School catalog. You need to click on the login button in the upper right hand corner of the page.

10 You will need to log in with your student id number. You will use your id number as both the user name and the password.

11 Your name should now appear in the upper right hand corner by the logout button.

12 Practice: Click on the Destiny link below and enter your login information. When you are finished exit the browser to return to this tutorial.

13 If you know the title of a book and want to look it up you can enter the title in the Find box. We are using Fever, 1793 as an example.

14 It does not matter if you use lower or uppercase letters. Searches are not case sensitive. For example, searches for give yourself goosebumps, Give YourSelf GooseBumpS, and GIVE YOURSELF GOOSEBUMPS will all return the same results.

15 Destiny ignores certain words, called stop words, in search terms. If you need to include stop words in your search term, switch to the Power tab, enter the term with the stop words, and select "Starts with". If the title begins with an "A" that isn't a leading article, such as "A, my name is Ami" or "A is for America," put quotation marks around the title.

16 Destiny ignores the punctuation in a search term. If your search term includes words separated by a punctuation mark such as a dash, double-dash, hyphen, or slash, leave it out. When you leave it out, don't replace the punctuation mark with a space. For example, if you're trying to find Camp Ghost-Away, enter camp ghostaway. If you're trying to find Katie.com, enter katiecom.

17 After typing in the name of the title, you will click on the Title button above.

18 You will now see a screen that has the title highlighted in bold print. You can click on the book title to get more information.

19 On this screen you can find out many things about the book. You can see a picture of the cover of the book. You can read a summary of the book to see if it is what you are looking for.

20 You can find out how many copies of the book the library owns and if any of these copies is available for check out. You can find the call number of the book so that you can locate it easily in the library.

21 The call number for this book is FIC AND. The letters FIC in the call number tell you that the book is a fiction book and it is located in the fiction section of the library.

22 The AND in the call number tells you that the book was written by an author whose last name begins with these letters. The last name of this author is Anderson.

23 You are now ready to find the book on the library shelves. Fic And

24 Practice #1: Log onto your account in Destiny using the link below. Find the answer and close the browser when you are finished to return here. Click on the correct answer. 1.Find the author of the book Impossible. Is it… A. Nancy Werlin B. Ann Devlin C. Amy Wertz

25 Good Job! You are correct Continue

26 That is incorrect. Please try again.

27 Let’s say that after reading Fever, 1793 you would like to read other books written by Laurie Halse Anderson. You can complete an author search to find out if our library has additional titles by a particular author.

28 You can type in the author’s name starting with the last name first. Then you will click on the Author button.

29 You will see the author’s name in bold print and the number of books Highlands High School library has by that author. You will now click on the author name.

30 Now we see a screen with a list of all the books written by that author that are located in the Highlands High School Library. If we click on the details button of the one we are interested in we can find information about that book.

31 We can see a picture of the cover of the book and if any copies are available at this time. We can identify the call number to find the book on the library shelves.

32 Practice #2: Log onto your account in Destiny using the link below. Find the answer and close the browser when you are finished to return here. Click on the correct answer. 2.What is the title of the book written by Faith Adams? A. Paraguay B. Nicaragua : struggling with change C. Nigeria: a new beginning

33 Good Job! You are correct Continue

34 That is incorrect. Please try again.

35 What do you do if you do not know the exact title of the book you are looking for? Let’s say you are assigned the topic of pollution to research. You can complete a subject search to see what is available on this particular topic.

36 You will type in the word pollution in the Find box. Next you will click on the subject box above.

37 If you misspell a search word, or Destiny cannot find your word, Destiny asks you, Did you mean...?. If Destiny's word is correct—if it's the word you want—click the word to see the search results. If not, click Refine your search and try again. Example: If you type dinasors, Destiny asks you, Did you mean "dinosaurs"? Click dinosaurs if that's the word you meant to enter. If not, click Refine your search and try again.

38 We see our subject pollution in dark bold print. It tells us that the library has 14 copies of books that are about pollution. We can click on the word to get more details.

39 Now we see a listing of the 14 books about pollution. We think that Climate and the Environment might work for our needs, so we click on the details button for that title.

40 We see that the library has one copy of the book and that it is available. The call number for this book is CLI. We know that this a Dewey Decimal number and that we will find this book in the nonfiction section of the library.

41 We locate the 500 section of nonfiction and locate the specific call number of CLI. This is the Dewey category for Pure Science. We can find the particular book we need.

42 501 Joh Click on the call number for each of the nonfiction library books below to put them on the shelves in the correct order. Can you guess how they will go? 505 Gig Fla Cla

43 What if my Search Results list is too long? How do I find fewer titles? If your Search Results list is too large, refine your search, using a more exact term. By default, Destiny only returns things that include all your words.

44 Tips: If you use more words, you'll get fewer results. Use North American birds rather than just birds. Be as specific as you can be. Use marine biology rather than science. Put NOT (in capital letters) in front of each word that you don't want. For example, pets NOT cats NOT birds will give you titles about pets—all kinds of pets except for cats and birds. If the Search Results list is still too long, or doesn't contain what you want, try the Power search.

45 What if my Search Results list is too short? How do I find more titles? If you get too few results, refine your search using some of these methods: Use a more general term. For example, use history or war rather than Spanish-American war. Try adding similar words with OR (in capital letters) in front of each. For example, cars OR autos OR automobiles. Try using a similar or related word. For example, if biosphere produces no results, try entering atmosphere, or biology, or even life.

46 Practice #3: Log onto your account in Destiny using the link below. Find the answer and close the browser when you are finished to return here. Click on the correct answer. 3. When you enter the subject alligators you find one book titled… A. Alligators B. Alligators and Crocodiles C. Alligators and Other Reptiles

47 Good Job! You are correct Continue

48 That is incorrect. Please try again.

49 Highlands High School Library also has a subscription to several online databases that will assist you with your research. You can find the Power Library icon on the desktop to search for a database.

50 You will get a screen that looks like this. Let’s examine three different databases that will help you. Let’s look at the Student Research Center (6-12).

51 Click on the Student Research Center button to listen to a tutorial on what features can be found in this database. When finished close the browser and return to this tutorial.

52 Now let’s take a look at a database called SIRS Discoverer which is also found in Power Library.

53 Click on the SIRS button to listen to a tutorial on what features can be found in this database. When finished close the browser and return to this tutorial.

54 Now let’s take a look at a database called Facts for Learning which can also found in Power Library.

55 Click on the words Facts for Learning to listen to a tutorial on what features can be found in this database. When finished close the browser and return to this tutorial.

56 Assessment: Your librarian has given you a research project to complete. Your topic is ancient Egypt. Using Destiny locate three books that might help you with your research. Complete the workbook page linked here. Type your answers and print your completed worksheet and return to the librarian. Then you may continue this tutorial.here

57 When you are finished with your library search make sure to click the logout button (located in the upper right hand corner) to exit the Destiny program.

58 Now you are ready to use the Highlands High School Library to begin your research. The End


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