OPAC is…Short for Online Public Access Catalog.A searchable online database of materials held by alibrary or group of librariesUsed to to locate books and other material physicallylocated at a library
What it doesHelps you to find library materialsReplaces card catalogsQuick and easy to useSearchable
In our libraryYou will find our OPAC system on the computerslocated in the library.Once logged on to the computers click on the Destinyicon on the desktop.Then make sure to click on the Wilmington MiddleSchool linkMake sure you are on the “catalog” tab and clicklibrary search
Some Search OptionsKeywordTitleAuthorSubjectSeries
Searching by KeywordWhen you enter a word or term and click Keyword,Destiny returns a list of items with that word almostanywhere in the record.The Keyword Search is best used when you have acomplex search term that contains keywords frommore than one of the other searches (author, title,subject, or series).
Searching for a title When you enter a word or term and click Title, you get a list of items with that word anywhere in the title.Searching for an authorIf you know the author of a book, and want to findothers written by the same one, enter all or part ofthe name and click Author.
Searching for a subjectIf you want to find items about a certain subject,topic, person, or place, enter all or part of it and clickSubject.Make sure to use the plural form, if your search termhas one, instead of the singular. Enter flies instead offly or lions instead of lion.
Searching for a seriesIf you enjoyed a book that belongs to a series, likeGoosebumps or The Hunger Games, and want to findbooks in the same series, enter all or part of the seriesname, and click Series.
Material TypeLists types of media that will be searched.What kind of results are you looking for?
For your project…Log into the computers using the login, no passwordClick on the Destiny Icon on your desktopClick the link for Wilmington Middle SchoolMake sure that “books” are selected under MaterialsType the topic of your research into the search and click“subject” or click “keyword”Use your Dewey Research sheets to copy title, author, andcall number of 3 results you think are best for your topicFind one of your books and fill out your research sheet