Username: s+id# (e.g. s123456) Password: regular school password (see Learning Commons staff for assistance if you don't know your password)
Click on the Destiny icon (looks like a tree). Click on "Dowell Middle School". Click on "log in" in the upper right corner. Click on the white "McKinney SSO" tab in the middle of the page. This should now log you in to the Dowell library catalog. The HOME page will show you all of the databases that we have available. ABC CLIO - Comprehensive, topic-specific reference library filled with authoritative, award-winning content over American Government and History, US and World Geography, and World History spanning from the Ancient to Modern eras.
American Indian Histories and Cultures - 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.
American West - From early topographical sketches and pioneers’ accounts, to photographs of Buffalo Bill and his ‘Wild West’ stars, explore 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.
BrainPop and BrainPOP ESL - Brain Pop is a group of educational websites with over 1,000 short animated movies for students in grades K-12 (ages 6 to 17), together with quizzes, supplemental information and related materials, covering the subjects of science, social studies, English, mathematics, engineering and technology.
Britannica School - Britannica School offers cross-curricular, up-to-date, curated, and curriculum-relevant nonfiction articles, images, videos, audio clips, primary sources, maps, research tools, recommended Web sites, and three separate encyclopedias.
Culturegrams - Online Database includes our World, Kids, States, and Provinces editions, plus a worldwide photo gallery, unlimited printing rights, and much more.
Discovery Education - Digital media content that is immersive, engaging and brings the world into the classroom to give every student a chance to experience fascinating people, places, and events.
EBSCO - Database collection providing a safe, trustworthy environment for students to look up articles, biographies, maps, and facts for class projects or everyday studies. A better alternative to web sites and search engines with easy-to-use features and age-appropriate content from the world’s leading peer-reviewed and scholarly journals, magazines, and reference books.
Gale TexQuest - Database collection of peer-reviewed magazine, newspaper, and full-text articles, encyclopedias, images, video and audio clips, and specialized reference resources for multidisciplinary research.
Gale Virtual Reference Library - Database of cross-curricular reference e-books
Maps101 - Maps supporting traditional history, social studies and geography curriculum materials. Web-based interactive database of geography tools, online learning games, dynamic interactive map modules and over 4,000 viewable and printable history, thematic, reference, outline, current events and animated maps.
Soundzabound - Royalty free music library; includes music, audio themes, and sound effects