Library Media Center
The Media Specialist, Mrs. Brittany Tignor, works closely with classroom teachers to provide instructional support. Our media center has gotten new carpet and a new layout to better meet the ever-changing needs of our students. The spaces around the media center are strategically created for students to work on Dual Enrollment, class projects, or to study. While in this updated space of our building, students can receive support from Mrs. Tignor or her Media Assistants, Mrs. Soulsman or Mr. vonRigler.
Online Card Catalog
Click the Destiny Online Card Catalog’s link at school or at home.
You can use your iPad’s username and password to log in the card catalog to place books on hold. Do not put @worcester12.org after your username.
You will be notified when your book is ready for pick up.
Online Research Databases
Stephen Decatur High School Media Center Resources
ONLINE DATABASES: School and Home Access
(Obtain Usernames and passwords from the Library Media Center or by accessing your Schoology course, SDHS Virtual Library, then clicking the landing page)
ABC-CLIO– Includes the following databases: Daily Life through History, American History, World History, and Ancient and World History
Gale in Context – High School – updated reference content in magazines journals, news articles, primary source documents, images, videos and audio file
Gale OneFile: High School Edition- middle and high school students have access to resources covering a range of subjects.
Gale OneFile: News–access to newspapers around the world, images, radio and TV broadcasts
Gale Virtual Reference Library- online version of Gale reference books found on our shelves.
Gale’s Umbrella– Will open all of the Gale resources listed .
Infobase – Facts on File– Includes the following databases: African American History, American Indian History, American History, Ancient & Medieval History, Modern World History, World Religions, Issues & Controversies in History, and Science Online
JSTOR – Arts & Sciences, Life Science, Ecology, Ecology, History, English, British Pamphlets, and Business
Salem Press– Various author’s life and works, American Reformers, Pandemics & Civil Disobedience
SIRS Issues Researcher – – Pros and Cons of Leading Issues, U. S. Government, History, and Arts & Humanities
World Book Online– World History, Political Science and Law, U.S. History
Helpful Links for Students
- Online Card Catalog
- Office 365
- Lightbox – 252 Interactive Books covering all subjects
- Discovery Education
- Easy Bib
- Leave this link open
- Then click back to Student Links and Click Easy Bib
- Pearson English
- SAT, ACT or PSAT
- College Search
- Citation Formats
- Copyright Free through Creative Commons