Plaza Middle School Library

Virtual Resources @ Your Fingertips!

We have easy-to-use resources for you!

Did you know that your school library offers easy-to-use digital resources that can help you complete research and class assignments both at school and at home? You can access these and other resources by visiting the Plaza Media Center website. These virtual resources offer 24/7 access for your learning flexibility.


  • Destiny - online library catalog that provides one interface to search and access both print and digital resources such as books, eBooks, audiobooks, interactive books, databases & open educational resources.
  • Explora - discover reliable information on thousands of topics covering a wide range of subjects including art & music, literature, language arts, geography, history, social studies, world cultures & languages, science, technology, engineering, mathematics, health & sports.
  • EBSCO eBooks - access nonfiction titles to support your research & learning in a wide range of subjects. Also includes a growing list of fiction titles for your leisure reading.
  • OverDrive - borrow eBooks & audiobooks from our catalog of over 2,000 items. Books can be downloaded to your devices (laptop, phone, tablet or eReader) or read directly in the browser. Use your school user name & password to access our collection.

PLAZA MIDDLE SCHOOL ONLINE CATALOG

Destiny Discover

Destiny Discover is our online library catalog that is both convenient & easy-to-use. Browse your library print collection & other digital resources in one place. Using the Park Hill Portal students can take advantage of Single Sign-On. Destiny Discover also offers tools to place a hold for a book already checked out, explore other titles you may also like, or access ready-made citations in three formats. View the video below to learn more about Destiny Discover.
https://youtu.be/7LoxDgZZiSM

RESEARCH WITH EBSCO

"Let your learning take flight with Explora"

With Explora, you can...


  • Search for articles, news & more using a single search box.
  • Browse popular topics by category to get research ideas.
  • Read topic overviews to gain the background information you need to start your research.
  • Limit results to articles that match your reading level.
  • Hear HTML articles read aloud with EBSCO's Text-to-Speech feature.
  • Search among 60,000 videos from the Associated Press, the world's leading news agency.
  • Cite your research sources using EBSCO's citation tool.
Research Made Easy with Explora

Access EBSCO eBook Titles

Did you know your school library contains thousands of fiction & nonfiction EBSCO eBook titles to support your learning experience? These eBooks are mobile-ready, user-friendly & offer multi-user access to support all subject areas. This collection is accessible in school & remotely from other locations. Need help searching? Visit the eBook page of the Plaza Media Center website, view the tutorial video below or ask your Library Media Specialist, Mrs. Rigos, for assistance!
https://youtu.be/sLUv03eHNkE

MORE eBOOKS FROM OVERDRIVE!

OverDrive

Instantly borrow eBooks & audiobooks to read on your device--laptop, tablet, phone, or eReader. Read or listen in your browser or download the content, the choice is yours! It's easy to find books by browsing collections, subjects, reading levels, newest, or most popular categories. Not sure about the book? Test a sample before you check it out. You can even adjust the number of days you borrow the book. Returns are easy or simply let it expire & return automatically. You can check out three items from OverDrive at a time, in addition to other books you may already have borrowed from our library! Simply visit the Park Hill Portal or visit the eBooks page of our Media Center website. Use your school username and password to get started today!
https://youtu.be/kGFCj3Vt7gw

READER'S ADVISORY