Destiny Info & Guide

P.S. 59's Online Catalog  



Destiny Library Search
(Type in Keywords, Title, Author or Subject to find books in our library, online eBooks and online links selected by teachers and librarians.)

Destiny Quest
(Destiny Quest is a fun version of Library Search that gives the same results but is designed for kids. Once you are at the site, click the Destiny Quest tab from the left to use this search engine.)

https://sites.google.com/a/ps59library.org/the-library-p-s-59----the-community-school-of-technology/destiny/Destiny%20Discover.PNG
(Destiny Discover is the newest portal that  also includes eBooks and online links that appear as search results)

Webpath Express
(no link - use from site)
(Webpath Express searches the internet and returns only websites  selected and approved by librarians and teachers for students and schoolwork)



Destiny: 1) What is it?

Destiny is our online library catalog. Used by most NYC schools, Destiny is open to the entire PS 59 community, not only to locate books in our library but for finding information, sparking new questions and interests, dealing with life's issues and solving the world's problems -- at least in some small way.
    • Real-time access to PS 59's 13,000 library books
      • view call numbers, descriptions & availability
    • Webpath Express and One Search
      • quickly find answers online & the best sites 
    • with account login, you can easily:
      • rate and review books
      • create and save book lists
      • create reference/resource pages for projects
      • create simple and annotated bibliographies

Destiny: 2a) How to use it -- basic search

Destiny will show what books we have, but also link to the eBooks we own and websites. It is not necessary to login to use Destiny, but more logging in allows saving lists, commenting, placing holds and more. 

To find information in a Basic Search, type what you are looking for in the search box, press Enter or select an option for a more specific search, such as Titles, or Material Type (examples include books, maps, eBooks, DVDs, and more).
    

Destiny: 2b) How to use it -- visual search

Destiny will show what books we have, but also link to the eBooks we own and websites. It is not necessary to login to use Destiny, but more logging in allows saving lists, commenting, placing holds and more. 

To find information in a Visual Search, click the icons or the pictures of different categories. Press Enter or select an option for a more specific search, such as Titles, or Material Type (examples include books, maps, eBooks, DVDs, and more).



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