What is the purpose of this tutorial?
Destiny is the software that houses information about a site’s library books and textbooks. This tutorial will show users how to create a resource list to which they can save websites found in a WebPath Express search. WebPath Express is a curated view of the Internet. Websites found through this service are tagged for grade level, reading level, format and other features. It does not eliminate ads that are on the open websites but it is a relatively safer search of the Internet compared to other search engines. Patrons can generate a saved resource list from a search and then generate a citation list for the resources saved.
Go to iusd.org/destiny. Do not log in on this page. Instead click on your school’s name in the list. For this example, it is “Culverdale Elementary School”.
On your school’s Destiny Homepage, look to the top right corner for the login link and click.
Login using your regular computer login (without the @iusd.org).
Once logged in, click on the “Catalog” tab to the top, left.
In order to save the resources you find so that you can return to them later, you need to create a resource list first ( if using the list for a named project) or you can use the default “My Personal List” . Once you are in the catalog view, look to the left navigation bar and click on “Resource Lists.”
Click on the button to “Add List”. Note that this is in the “My List” tab. If a teacher has shared a list publicly at this site, it will be viewable by users at that site in the “Public List” tab.
If you wish to name the list for a specific project add the name and add keywords in the description so that you know what terms to use if you need to repeat the search. (Otherwise you can also just use the default “My Personal List” as is.) Then click “save.” In this case, the list “Sharks” has been created and saved.
Once the list has been named and saved, click on “WebPath Express” in the left navigation bar. Enter your search term such as “sharks” and click on search.
You will see websites related to your search. You may want to filter to reduce the number of sites. For example, you may wish to filter for images (red arrow). If you would like to save some of these websites to your list, you will choose the list in the “Selected List” window (green box), “Sharks” in this example.
Then next to any website you would like to save, you will click the “Add to List” button in the book’s record (pink arrow).
Once you have a saved list of websites, you can use that list to generate citations. Return to your Resource List>Sharks. Note that when you open the list, the first view is of any books that you might have saved to the list so you will want to go to the tab for “Websites” (pink arrow).
In the view of the list, scroll to the bottom of the screen and choose “Citation list” and then “Go” (pink arrow). The generated list can then be copied and pasted into a document.
This document was created for Irvine Unified School District by the Information Technology Department.
Updated 6/14/23 CK