LCS & GHS Library Media Centers

August 2014

2014 Updates

Welcome back! I wish I was starting the year with all of you!

We have some new resources that I am excited to share with you and our students.

PLEASE take time to explore them. They will enhance your teaching and your students learning this year.

  1. DESTINY HOME for our schools
  2. BRITANNICA SCHOOL online encyclopedia plus so much more!!!
  3. DISCOVERY EDUCATION multimedia extravaganza for your classroom!!!


Destiny is our library catalog. I have created a Home Page of research links for you and your students. It is very easy to add to this list so please let me know what would help you.

To get to this page, click on DESTINY from your school's home page on

From this home page you access our library collection by clicking the Catalog tab at the top of the page.

Student Login:

username: firstnamelastname (no space) password: LCS or GHS

Teacher Login:

username: firstnamelastname (no space) password: LCS1 or GHS1

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2. Britannica School

We have purchased Britannica School for our district this year!!!

This is an amazing resource that I hope you all take the opportunity to use and share with students. I will be utilizing it with students when I return.

Some things you should know about Britannica School:

Britannica School utilizes three grade-level appropriate interfaces for Elementary, Middle, and High-- each anchored by a unique reading level appropriate encyclopedia. Britannica School, however, is much more than encyclopedias. Each level also includes:

Images – more than 84,000 engaging photographs, illustrations, and maps.

Videos3,800+ downloadable, full-length videos and video clips covering science, social studies, and language arts.

Three reading level appropriate Merriam-Webster dictionaries –the Elementary, Intermediate, and Collegiate, each of which immediately delivers audio pronunciations and definitions (in English and Spanish) by double-clicking any word.

Journals & Magazines – more than 800,000 current, full-text articles from more than 750 magazines and journals. (A complete list of titles is available on request.)

Web Sites116,000 student-friendly Internet sites selected by Britannica editors for quality student research.

Primary Sources – more than 27,000 full-text ebooks, novels, essays, and historical documents covering history, literature, science, and more.

Study Guides and Learning Materials600+ multimedia lessons and activities in science, social studies, language arts and math, correlated to standards and perfect for use on interactive whiteboards.

Can be accessed by students from home!!!!

  • You can link to it from the aforementioned Destiny Home Page or From school you do not need a username or password, from home you do.
  • Please share the usernames and passwords with you students but DO NOT POST THEM ON THE INTERNET.
username: ghslibrary password: ledyard
username: lcslibrary password: ledyard
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We have also subscribed to DISCOVERY EDUCATION with over 170,000 digital media resources (everything from video, songs, math explanations, virtual labs, etc. )

The link and usernames and passwords will be sent out as soon as we receive them!!

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