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Online Resources

Use online resources to find information for papers and projects.  Available 24/7. Ask Librarian or your teacher for passwords.

Student Resources in Context Database

Portal to all core subjects from science to literature to history. Ask Librarian for password.

Science in Context Database

Portal to science articles and information. Ask Librarian for password.


SIRS Issues Researcher

Mrs. Clay's Class, Click the following link:

Quick Introduction to SIRS Researcher for Grade 6


SIRS Issues Researcher - Resources that tell the whole story on major issues and world conflicts of the day. Ask the Librarian or your teacher for login and password. Click here for a list of issues that are good starting points.

  Here also
24/7 unlimited and simultaneous access to DVMS' Gale eReference collection. Ask Librarian for password.
Cross-search the Gale Virtual Reference book collection with Gale's Student Resources in Context database using PowerSearch. Ask Librarian for password.
Primary Sources

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World History: Ancient and Medieval Eras covers human history in all corners of the globe—from prehistoric times to the beginnings of the Renaissance. Ask Librarian for password.

Database Trial of World History: Modern and U.S. History



Works Cited and Bibliography Generator

Teacher Resources

Login for Information on Using Databases, eBooks, and Other Resources

Student Resources

Link to Catalog and eBooks - List of Books and eBooks in the DV Library

Students, To check out eBooks, log in to your Library account on the upper right of the Catalog page:

  • LOGIN= Student id number
  • PWD= Student’s Birthday (mm/dd/yyyy)

eBOOKS  If you find a book you want in the lists below, click on the e-Books link above, and type the author or title into the search box.

Destiny Catalog OneSearch will search books, databases and the web at the same time. To use OneSearch:

  • First log in to your Destiny account. Click "Login" (top right corner):
    User Name= Student i.d. ...more

Contra Costa Library Resources

Contra Costa Library Resources

Contra Costa Library Research Help

7th Grade Core Medieval Biography


What is the Next Book in a Series


Are There More Books Like This One?


Finding More Good Books with AR Book Finder  (DV has only some of these books.  Consult the Library Catalog.) 


Image Search 

Always check that use of internet images is not prohibited by their copyright.  Use images that are in the Public Domain or that have Creative Commons licenses. You can search for images and check for restrictions at the following sites:

Photosforclass.com  Images appropriate for use in school papers and projects

Google Advanced Image Search  Type in search terms.  Scroll to down and select “free to use or share”, or choose other options.  Click Advanced Search button.

FLICKR Commons


Audio Search

Links to audio search sites from Harvard University


Training Games for Library Shelving Skills

Books in the Library are in decimal order and alphabetical order. Play games that test your book ordering skills.

Shoot Balloons will test your decimal ordering skills.

Use OrderInTheLibrary to test your skill at shelving

Library Website Visitors

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