Our Media Center is an integral part of the educational process. It is our mission to provide our students and staff with a 21st century learning environment while we promote effective , ethical use of ideas and information; and foster a love of reading.
e-Learning
https://classroom.google.com/
 
 
Search the Internet Public Library Below
 
 
DID YOU KNOW?

 
Eckhart Library has a special library dedicated to TEENS! 

Links to Area Public  Libraries
  
Auburn
 
Waterloo
 


PRIMARY SOURCES AVAILABLE ONLY IN THE SCHOOL BLDG: 

http://www.ancestryclassroom.com/
Genealogy Research

http://www.fold3.com/institution-index.php
  Search Historical    
Military Records

http://www.newspapers.com/
Over 3,400 US Newspapers 1700's-2000's. More added daily.

http://images.google.com/hosted/life
Search Historic Life Magazine Photos

Search tip

Add "source:life" to any Google image search and search only the LIFE photo archive.

http://destiny.dekalbcentral.net/common/servlet/presenthomeform.do?l2m=Home&tm=Home&l2m=Home


Search the library catalog for books and materials OR visit the HOME tab for many more links to educational resources and websites.  Click the LIBRARY link above to begin your search. Look for the Destiny Quest App from your App store.
 
Flipster Online Magazines  Click the link to access online magazines. See your librarian for the username and password.  Browse for digital magazines and tap the magazine to open it in your browser.  OR Download the Flipster app then open Flipster from the Media Center page and select OPEN in app for offline reading.

Nonfiction Research Resources  

Grolier Online
http://inspire.in.gov
INSPIRE includes full-text magazine and journal articles, websites, pamphlets, images, almanacs, full-text historic newspapers, multimedia, library catalogs, and more.  

Ask how to narrow results by lexile if you choose: Search databases by subject, then choose & search through Student Research Center.

 
This search engine is one of two preferred for students. It has been vetted or checked for reliability and accuracy. Students use this site as they progress to DeKalb High School.
iseek education search engine 
 
iSEEK™ Education is a targeted search engine that compiles hundreds of thousands of authoritative resources from university, government, and established noncommercial providers. It provides time-saving intelligent search and a personal Web-based library to help you locate the most relevant results immediately and find them quickly later.

Click here for Quick Reference Guide to using this resource.

 Resource for Argumentative Writing
    See your librarian for the passwords.
http://infotrac.galegroup.com/itweb/wate51520?db=OVIC
 Opposing Viewpoints provides full text access  to all viewpoints of currenhot topics and social issues.
Easy to use basic and advanced search, spotlighted articles, browse by category, find videos, facts, statistics and more.   Information from news, magazines, academic journals, primary sources and websites.  

Nonfiction Databases Recommended 

http://www.galesites.com/menu/index.php?loc=wate51520


GALE DATABASES AND REFERENCE eBOOKS  

See your librarian for password.

Nonfiction Databases include: Biographies, Contemporary Authors, Health & Wellness, Virtual Reference Library, INDIANA HISTORY, Military and Intelligence, Science in Context, Small Business Resource, TESTING and Education Resource Center.  (Practice SAT, ACT, AP, ASVAB & more)

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Explore People, Places  History AND Science & Nature using videos, images, web-links, & read-along books.


                         Watch, Read, Explore!














          See your librarian for the passwords.

http://freedomflix.digital.scholastic.com
Learn about important historical events through videos, images, weblinks and Cornerstones of Freedom Series e-booksWatch, Read, Explore!
  

This site is packed full of resources to learn more about our country. Choose the JOURNEYPERSON tab for age appropriate information and games.  Site also includes links to more resources.                                                            


 COLLEGE AND CAREER PLANNING
 
 
Resources for looking ahead and planning
http://www.careeronestop.org/Default.aspx
 Resources for Career Exploration
sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor, 
Employment and Training Administration

 
 

Links to Occupational Outlook Handbook
     
 Mrs. Lisa Conrad
 District Media Integration Specialist;  lconrad@dekalbcentral.net
260-920-1012.6102

DeKalb Central United School District
 DeKalb Middle School,  3338 CR 427,  Waterloo, IN 46793, 260-920-1013
http://freedomflix.digital.scholastic.com
Hours

7:50 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

lwoebbeking@dekalbcentral.net

Librarian
   260-920-1013. ext. 3128
 
click here to:
https://lexile.com/









 
ONLINE READING:


OTHER RESOURCES

(free version)
Type and practice spelling and vocabulary words, listen and test yourself on spelling or print a hanwriting sheet of your words. Check out the 9 free vocabulary games.
 
INDIANA
for Distinguished Contribution to Children's Literature.