from the Seguin Library
Below are the databases available to Seguin teachers and/or students. Please ask if you have any questions.
Weatherford ISD: Library Database
Destiny Quest is the official library catalog for Weatherford ISD. This database is useful when you need to look up books available in the Seguin library, as well as the other libraries in WISD. There are many features available in Destiny:
- book searches
- checking your account
- searching public lists for teaching books
- making your own book lists for future reference
- occasional ILLs (interlibrary loans)
- sharing ebooks
- and more
Below is a short tutorial on how to login to your library account. You may also stop by the library anytime if you have questions.
All Grades: Educational Database
Britannica School provides a safe, up-to-date, and age-appropriate information resource for Elementary, Middle, and High School.
Discover encyclopedia articles, multimedia, primary sources, games, and other learning resources that support student research and reinforce curriculum standards.
This database is also available in Spanish. Just click on Your Britannica Resources ; then click on Escolar Online.
You may use the direct link below, but please do not give out this link to students: www.pebblego.com/login/index.html?sqs=9b3043e21f07bc9aed59ff8e8365e90813c051e38f88c458a04c31039f01112d
PebbleGo is an indispensable tool for teaching research skills to K-3 students. With built-in reading and research tools such as leveled text, consistent navigation, fun educational games, and spoken-word audio that models correct pronunciation and fluency, both you and your students will find much to love about PebbleGo. We currently have subscriptions to animals, science, biographies, social studies, and dinosaurs.
We also received 20 free Capstone Interactive eBooks! There are a selection of high-quality Capstone titles all supported by natural-voice audio and unlimited circulations for students. Check out this new resource--or better yet--have your students check out these new titles and let me know what you think!
You may use the direct link below, but please do not give out this link to students:
BrainPOP can be used in the classroom, on mobile devices, and at home. It engages students through animated movies, learning games, interactive quizzes, primary source activities, concept mapping, and more. The resources include BrainPOP Jr. (K-3), BrainPOP, BrainPOP Español, and, for English language learners, BrainPOP ESL. BrainPOP covers topics within Science, Math, Social Studies, English Language Arts, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Music, Health, Reading, and Writing.
TumbleBooks are animated, talking picture books which teach kids the joy of reading in a format they'll love. TumbleBooks are created by taking existing picture books, adding animation, sound, music and narration to produce an electronic picture book which you can read, or have read to you. TumbleBooks Library also includes National Geographic videos and games. With a school licence, teachers and students have access to the Common Core Portal, quizzes and teacher materials/lesson plans!
All Grades: Video Streaming Database
Password: 4551-B24D (Use this passcode for new accounts.)
*You will set up your own teacher login account.
Discovery Education Streaming is an amazing resource for digital classroom media. Over 5000 videos, 20,000 images, 4000 audio files, 20,000 encyclopedia articles, lesson plans, classroom tools, and much, much, more!
K-12 and Educator Database
TeachingBooks.net is an easy-to-use website that adds a multimedia dimension to the reading experiences of children's and young adult books. This online database is developed and maintained to include thousands of resources about fiction and nonfiction books used in the K–12 environment, with every resource selected to encourage the integration of multimedia author and book materials into reading and library activities.
Who is teachingbooks.net for?
TeachingBooks.net is for anyone who reads, teaches, or enjoys books for children and teens. This service is primarily used in the K–12, university, and public library settings.
- Save time by having quality lesson plans at your fingertips to prompt discussion and enhance the teaching of fiction and nonfiction books.
- Expose students to award-winning authors with TeachingBooks' exclusive videos and audio recordings that authenticate the craft and bookmaking process.
- Introduce books on your interactive whiteboards with professionally narrated audio excerpts and video book trailers.
- Empower students to have self-guided conversations about books, inspired by video, audio, and/or printed discussion guides.
- Enable students to meet authors online—to learn directly from writing professionals about their inspirations and creative processes.
- Excite students to select books with professionally narrated audiobook excerpts and video book trailers.
K-12 Students, Parents, and Educators Database
TexQuest is a statewide digital resources program of the Texas State Library and Archives Commission that provides anytime, anywhere access to high quality, authoritative digital resources to all educators, students and students' immediate families in public schools and open enrollment charter schools in the great state of Texas. Britannica School has already been mentioned; the other resources are listed below.
Gale provides award-winning content from rich databases to eBooks on a
research-friendly platform to help develop future-ready learning in your school community. While many of the databases provided by Gale are for older students, National Geographic for Kids and Kids InfoBits are specifically designed for elementary students. Check out the different databases available through Gale.
American West is an Adam Matthew database. From early topographical sketches and pioneers’ accounts, to photographs of Buffalo Bill and his ‘Wild West’ stars, it explores the fact and the fiction of westward expansion in America from the early eighteenth to the mid-twentieth century. Browse a wide range of rare and original documents including printed books, journals, historic maps, broadsides, periodicals, advertisements, photographs, artwork and more.
American Indian Histories and Cultures is also an Adam Matthew database. Explore manuscripts, artwork and rare printed books dating from the earliest contact with European settlers right up to photographs and newspapers from the mid-twentieth century. Browse through a wide range of rare and original documents from treaties, speeches and diaries, to historic maps and travel journals.