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Antonian Virtual Library


Welcome to the Antonian Virtual Library

The Antonian Virtual Library is the gateway to our online resources, accessible 24/7 anywhere from electronic devices with wifi connection.
You will find here the most popular databases that are available in both high school and college libraries. Log into your school email to find their passwords if you do the search outside the campus.  Need Help? Ask Your Librarian.
Antonian Library Catalog, Destiny Discover(or aka Follett Destiny), is a one-stop-shop for all our printed, multimedia and online resources. Searching Destiny Discover should be the starting point of your research. The home page contains important guides and librarian curated resources. You may click Sign in with Google when place a hold, set up a collection for your research or renew your books.
Library Books - Van Arsdale Elementary
The Antonian subscribed academic databases are alphabetically arranged by the vendor's name.  To access all related databases from that vendor: Click the icon.  For tutorial: Click the title to learn how to effectively search that group of databases.
Tutorials Links
Britannica School Edition
Three databases: Britannica School Edition, Enciclopedia Moderna, and Escolar Online.       
"Britannica School is the go-to site for research for PreK-12 students and educators. With every search topic producing a wide variety of trusted, multi-media sources, use Britannica School to build essential information literacy skills." (New
Discovery Education Discovery Education
Discovery Education's mission: "Ignite student interest and open doorways to learning with exciting real world curriculum resources, packaged with instructional strategies and personalized for your needs as an educator."
Twenty-nine databases, include but not limited to: Academic Search Complete, Biography Reference Center, Business Source Complete, Consumer Health Complete, High School eBook Nonfiction Collection, Literary Reference Center, Points of View Reference Center, Newspaper Sources, Professional Development Collection, Religion and Philosophy Collection, and Science Reference Center (New).  
EBSCOHost is a more college-like search platform.  Explora is a more user-friendly multi-databases search platform.  
EBSCO databases "support the high school curriculum and students’ information literacy skills with high-quality content from popular and educational sources including full-text databases, e-books and digital magazines, preparing high school students and educators for success. "
Facts On File 
Six databases: Issues & Controversies, World Religions, World Geography and Culture Online, Science Online, Bloom's Literature, and Learn360 (New). 
"Infobase is an educational solutions company providing digital reference content to the school and library community.  They include research databases, streaming video collections, DVDs, and eBooks under such well-known brands as Facts On File, Learn360, Bloom's, and Chelsea House. Infobase's curriculum-based products span a wide variety of core subject areas—from history, science, and literature to careers, health, and social issues"
Thirteen databases including but not limited to: Academic Onefile, General Onefile, Gale eReference, Gale in Context for High School, Twayne's Author Series, Educator's Reference Complete, News, and  Informe Academico.

"For more than 60 years, Gale, a Cengage Company has partnered with libraries around the world to empower the discovery of knowledge and insights by all people, for all purposes. That’s why Gale provides libraries with original and curated content, as well as the modern research tools that are crucial in connecting libraries to learning, and learners to libraries."

A valuable program designed to help our student's personal and academic growth.  It includes tutorials for Texas Standard aligned core courses, preparation for AP, SAT, PSAT, career certificates exams, in addition to the High School Success Skills, as well as the College and Career Skills
A great program that not only "improves student writing across the curriculum with easy-to-use feedback and grading features", but also it "checks for multiple forms of plagiarism and teaches students the value of academic integrity, proper attribution, and authentic writing."