Here are some of the many convenient ways that you can find your school library catalog:
to use Resource Lists, place Holds, and use other features. If you don't know your username and password to log into Destiny, please contact your librarian.
Find out about Collections, where you can gather your teaching resources in one place !
Find Destiny Discover Apps for your mobile and Android devices, iPads, Nooks, Kindle and Chromebooks in the App store. Search for Destiny Discover. These Apps are free. You can also add a Chrome extension that will add matching books and links from the library to the top of your search results when you do a Google search. Go to the Google Chrome webstore, and search for Follett Destiny.
When you get to Destiny Discover, the screen will look something like this:
You can search all types of sources by entering a word or phrase in the Search box and then clicking on the magnifying glass or pressing the [Enter] key on your keyboard. You can also click within any of the "ribbons" below the search box to explore recently added books, browse by subject, explore eBooks, etc.
Once you click on an item, you will see the full display for the item, including an indication of whether it is IN and available or OUT.
You can use any of the links in the title record to explore more information about the title, or find other titles with the same subject, author or series.
offers a shared system for Rhode Island school libraries, which we call . RICAT uses Follett Destiny AskRI.org. Your tax dollars at work! When a school library joins our RICAT system, all you need to use your school library media center's resources is a computer, laptop, or mobile device and an Internet connection. Librarians, library staff, teachers, students, and parents have access to the school’s library resources anytime, anywhere they have access to the web. Most RICAT entries include content annotations as well as interest and reading levels. The software supports searches by Lexiles and by reading level for a variety of reading programs such as Fountas and Pinnell and Accelerated Reader. in RICAT can also link to digital resources, such as streaming video from Discovery Education and eBooks. Searches will find information in online subscription databases, including those available free to all Rhode Islanders through
|Create a Collection||
You can convert your Resource
Lists to Collections, and
install a browser tool to
easily add links to your collection.
|Upload a Document||Sort Items||Using Collections|
Create your empty Resource List first. You must be logged into Destiny, and using the Classic interface. If you are using Destiny Discover, you will need to go to http://ricat.net, find your library in the list, and log on again.
Create an empty list for the curriculum subject of your choice.
Here are the options. Remember to your Resource List.
You can go back to your list at any time, adding or deleting resources, and, if you choose, making the list public locally so that students and other teachers can see it. You also have the option to name a co-author, so that you and another teacher can work on one Resource List together.
Now that you have created your blank list, you can search for resources on the catalog tab. By keyword, subject, author, title, etc. In the titles list, click on any titles that interest you. The resulting Titles page will show you the book cover, tell you the call number where you can find it and tell you whether or not it’s on the shelf. You can add this book to your Resource List by clicking on [add to this list], and go back to the list to explore other titles. Continue adding items to your list.
Next, click on the [One Search] tab near the top right of the screen. This will take you to other online resources about your topic that are available through AskRI or through other subscriptions that your library has. Click on [Get Results] to explore more databases. Click on Show under each resource listed, explore some of the articles found in that resource, and click on [add to this list ] next to any article that interests you.
To see what you’ve collected so far, click on Resource Lists in the left-hand column, and then View the list you created, which will include everything that you added to your Resource List while you were exploring your topic. Books and OneSearch databases are each listed under separate tabs. You can email, save or print each section. If your library subscribes to WebPath Express, you will find additional resources in the WebPath tab.
There are options for creating links, downloading QR codes, or saving citations for individual books In Destiny Discover. These options are not available in Destiny Classic or Destiny Quest. Search in Destiny Quest to find the book or other item from which you want to create a link, QR code or citation. The entry for each individual item will tell you whether it's IN or OUT and give you the option to create a link or citation for that item.
Destiny Quest is a graphical library search interface to the library's catalog for K-12 students.
Students can virtually browse along the library's shelves. Destiny Quest can be set up for students to share and post reviews, promoting safe social networking. Students can also maintain their own Have Read, Now Reading, and Want to Read Shelves within Destiny Quest. Here is an example of a Destiny Quest opening page:
Click here to see a video about Searching your library's collection in Destiny Quest.