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Innovation & Design Center

Linda Conway
Director, Innovation and Design Center Director of Library Programming

Contact us at: 303-387-0600

Staff Directory

Hours
7:30 - 4:30 Monday - Thursday
7:30 - 3:30 Friday

 

Innovation and Design Center
985 S. Plum Creek Blvd.
Castle Rock, CO 80104
Fax: 303-387-0601

The Innovation & Design Center is conveniently located in Castle Rock, Colorado, across the street from the Douglas County Fairgrounds and behind DC Oakes High School. We welcome teachers, librarians, and SPED professionals to visit us and learn about our available resources! 
 
Do you have any questions or would like to recommend a book we don't have? Submit them here!

 

Linda Conway
Director, Innovation and Design Center

Contact us at: 303-387-0600

Staff Directory

Hours
7:30 - 4:30 Monday - Thursday
7:30 - 3:30 Friday

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LIBRARY HOW-TO VIDEOS & TUTORIALS

Reserve and Checkout Materials from the IDC

Place an ILL Request in Destiny

Fun Overview of the Innovation & Design Center

Destiny Library Manager


Reserve and Checkout materials from the IDC

A short 2 minute video on how DCSD teachers and staff can checkout the many materials located at the Innovation & Design Center, formerly the District Library Media Center. 


Place an ILL request in Destiny

A quick overview of how Destiny Administrators can borrow library materials from other libraries within the Douglas County School District. 


Fun Overview of the Innovation & Design Center

This fun video was created by talented students at Sagewood Middle School. It highlights what we do here at the IDC. 


Destiny Library Manager

Follett Tech Support 888.511.5114 Option 3 (Customer #0509911)

How to Start an Inventory in Library Manager (Follett Quick Guide)

How to Conduct and Inventory in Library Manager (Follett Quick Guide)

Inventory FAQs

DCSD Databases (click on the links below)

                       

 

Databases Provided by Douglas County Libraries

When accessing these resources from home, you must login using your Douglas County Library card. 

Elementary Databases


Britannica Library for Children provides current events and primary sources for K-6.


Britannica Learning Zone supports classroom curriculum and helps Pre-K through second grade students build technology skills.


Tumblebooks is an online collection of animated, talking picture and chapter books for children, accompanied by educational games and activities.  


Provides a unique blend of one-to-one homework help, state-aligned skills building, test preparation, and writing assistance.


Offers a Kids, States, and Provinces editions featuring photo and slideshow galleries, videos, interviews, recipes, famous people biographies, and graphs and tables.


 Hosts the World Almanac for Kids, a database covering topics such as inventions, countries, states, presidents, and religions. Also contains sections on space and animals which include more extensive depth of coverage, making them useful for simple research projects. Additional areas include a selection of online games, quizzes, and activities, as well as a U.S. history timeline.


Colorado History

Primary Source Sets - The Colorado Department of Education offers primary source sets for elementary teachers and students for grades K-6.

General Reference

LibrarySpot -- Virtual reference library resource center

Health Sciences & Medicine

PubMed - Provides access to MEDLINE, NLM's database of citations, abstracts, and full texts related in the fields of medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, health care systems, and preclinical sciences

Natural Sciences

PubChem - Provides information on the biological activities of small molecules.

Humanities

Internet Archive - Offers permanent access for researchers, historians, scholars, people with disabilities, and the general public to historical collections that exist in digital format

Digital Public Library of America - Provides ability to search and scan through the united collection of millions of items, including by timeline, map, format, and topic

Project Gutenberg - Multi-format digital library of eBooks

International Children’s Library - A collection of digitized children's books from around the world

United for Literacy - Offers emergent readers everywhere free online access to a global library of age-appropriate picture books that may be read and listened to in an ever expanding number of languages. 

Middle/High School Databases


Britannica Library for Young Adults provides current events and primary sources for grades 7-12.


Provides a unique blend of one-to-one homework help, state-aligned skills building, test preparation, and writing assistance


Historical Research

Spans a multitude of subject areas such as U.S. history, world history, language and literature, science and technology, careers, social issues, and many others.


Delivers outstanding research support with 600,000+ biographical entries on more than 528,000 individuals.


In depth resources about cultural aspects of societies and nations.

Literary Research

Rich critical, biographical and contextual content supports interdisciplinary approaches to literary studies.

Current Events

Supports research on a wide variety of subject areas, including sociology, current events, civics, politics, science, economics, cultural/religious studies, women’s studies, human rights, English composition and many more


Helps students research, analyze and organize a broad variety of data for conducting research, completing writing assignments, preparing for debates, creating presentations and more.


Subject Directories

Indexes vetted and authoratative internet resources on a wide variety of subjects; enables user to keyword search or browse its database.
Web search site designed for kids by librarians - with kid-friendly results.
Organizes 37,000 carefully reviewed resources for K-12 teachers, students, parents, and librarians.
 

Safe Search for Kids

Kid-friendly, Google Safe powered search engine for younger learners. 
Teaches learners how to correctly use a search engine and how to refine their searches. 

 

 

The Primary and Secondary Databases are provided thanks to the Douglas County Libraries (DCL). Students can find more, personal research assistance by visiting the DCL locations.