Library, Encyclopedia & Online Resources

Search for books in the DCS Library Catalogue

Use this link to search our Follett Destiny Library Catalogue for books available for students to check out from our library!

If you would like to request items from our Curriculum Library (the call numbers begin with “CUR“), please fill out this form

BrainPop & BrainPop Jr. – Educational Videos, Quizzes, Games, and Mind-maps (Make a Web)

BrainPop.Com (for grades 3-8)

BrainPop Jr. (K-3)

Animated videos on hundreds of topics, quizzes, activity sheets, coding, movie making, concept mapping, and reflection tools pair with writing, drawing, and primary source activities to spark deeper thinking and creative construction around content.

Get the user code from your DCS Guide or from the DCS eNewsletter and then create your own user name and password to login!

Encyclopædia Britannica, Merriam-Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary, plus other reliable research sources.

DCS pays for a subscription to Britannica School . This is an extremely useful, engaging and valuable resource for home learners.

Britannica School is the go-to site for research—the core of any inquiry learning model—offering thousands of up-to-date, curated, and curriculum-relevant articles, images, videos, audio clips, primary sources, maps, research tools, recommended Web sites, and three separate databases.

Built-In Support for Differentiated Learning

Choose from three levels of learning—Elementary, Middle, and High School—for a wealth of unique content to explore. Select an article and adjust its complexity with a single click while maintaining the age-appropriate look—ideal for classes of studentsat multiple reading levels! Read-aloud functionality and a font size changer are just a few of the features specifically helpful for students with special needs.

GETTING STARTED – Check out this Guided Tour about how to use Britannica School

Parent educators can create resource packs for researching specific topics or projects and create lesson plans aligned to standards. To get the most out of this amazing resource, parents should watch this Britannica Guide for Educators video.

Click the link(s) below to sign into your Britannica Digital Learning subscription

Sign into Britannica School

For access, use this:
Username = hsbc807
Password = access

Check out this Britannica School Guide video for Students from Britannica Learn on Vimeo.