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Media Center

Holly Pringle, Media Specialist
Brenda Anderson, Media Assistant


MCA Item Samplers

Search the Becker Middle School library, recommend books to friends, see what books you already have checked out, create lists and place holds. Use regular user name & password to log in.

Destiny Library Manager
Search the Becker Middle School library as a Guest or use the login button with your school username and password.

Use Study Island to practice math, reading, and science aligned to Minnesota state standards and prepare for MCA testing.  Your login for Study Island is the same one you use for computer authentication and all other systems.

Star Tribune eEdition Access the Star Tribune electronically from school or home!  When prompted for a user name, use beckerms, and use the password bulldogs.

The following databases are provided to all students by the State of Minnesota. NOTE:  If you are at home, you can access these databases (with no login needed) and others at

Encyclopedia Brittanica
Middle school edition of the encyclopedia as well as magazines, websites, and videos. Also includes Learning Materials, a dictionary and thesaurus, atlases, timelines, and other features.  Great resource for factual information and images.

Discovering Collection
Reference articles, literary criticisms, timelines, primary source documents, audio and video clips, maps, images, flags and more.

Student Research Center
Magazine and journal articles, reference materials, and multimedia files covering all topics. Contains the following databases: Health Source-Consumer Edition; MAS Ultra-School Edition; and Science Reference Center.

Points of View Reference Center
Contains full text essays and articles that present multiple sides of over 250 issues.  This should be the first place you look if you are researching a controversial topic.

Full-text articles from many newspapers, including: Star Tribune, Washington Post, NY Times, LA Times and Wall Street Journal. You can also access the Historical Minneapolis Tribune.

Academic Search Premier and More!
This multi-disciplinary database provides full text for more than 4,600 journals, including full text for nearly 3,900 peer-reviewed titles. PDF backfiles to 1975 or further are available for well over one hundred journals, and searchable cited references are provided for more than 1,000 titles. Includes Masterfile Premier and Middle Search Plus!

These resources are provided for all middle school students by Becker Schools.

Discovery Learning United Streaming has robust search tools and dynamic browsing capability, which enable you to quickly locate a variety of video clips and full-length documentaries, as well as refine your search results by subject, grade, media type, and more. Note: If you need to access this resource from home, you will need to stop in to the Middle School Media Center to get the username and password.

Country Reports provides over 35,000 pages of online content on the cultures and countries of the world. Students must log in to access this site.  User name is: beckermiddle and password is: bulldogs


Wikipedia is a great place to start searching for information, but it is NOT an academic source.  Use Wikipedia to get ideas for research, and to see lots of valuable links to other great sources.