1. Book Cart
a. We have pulled a cart of books for you. Some are from our library. Some are from Middletown Public Library. Please handle them carefully and put them neatly back on the cart when you finish.
b. Do not limit yourself to books that are dedicated to your subject only. Start there and then widen your scope. If you see a book that seems like it might have your topic within, check the index first and then the table of contents.
a. There may be other books on the shelves that are pertinent to your topic. You may look your subject up on Destiny, our online catalog, by going to: destiny.middletownk12.org or click on the icon below.
Type in your term. Try clicking on subject the first time and see if you get good results.
Then go to the little blue link near the top of the page that says Refine your search and this time, try the search clicking on keyword instead to see if you get a better results list.
If you find a book that seems interesting, and it is not on the shelf, check the book cart to see if it is there. It is also possible that another classmate is using the book.
b. If you don’t get enough results, try the “jump out” method. This means to jump out to the broader topic.
For example, if you have Big Ben as your topic, try searching for Architecture, or for Buildings, or for Landmarks, or for
Then don’t forget to check the Contents and Index of the book(s).
c. The cart does not contain books from multi-volume Reference sets. The only way you are going to find those is searching as described in sections a and b above.