How-to Review a Book

How to Review a Book in Destiny (the KHS OPAC)

Step One - Homepage

Navigate to the OPAC homepage (otherwise know as the Catalog or Destiny).

Click the LOGIN button in the upper right
Destiny Home Page

Step Two - Login

Use the same username (Student ID) and password you use to access the computers @ school.
You will see your name appear on the next screen

Login Screen

Step Three - After Login

After login you'll see the homepage again, but a few more tabs will appear.
Select Catalog and you should see something similar to the picture below.
The LIBRARY SEARCH is activated in the pic; you can change to search TEXTBOOKS, and some other advanced features. Stick with LIBRARY SEARCH right now.
Type in your search term and select KEYWORD (normally).
EXTRA - If you change the LOOK IN pull down menu you can search the entire district and ask for a copy to be delivered to us!
Catalog Tab

Step Four - Searching

Destiny will return results like you see below.
You can see if your title is available in our library or checked out. 1 of 1 available means YES.
Select the DETAILS button by the appropriate book to dig down deeper.
Searched for Returns

Step Five - Details Page

Select the REVIEWS Tab to Access the final screen where you enter your review!
Click  Add Review
Title Details

Step Six - Review Page

Select a rating by moving the mouse over the stars and clicking on one. You can choose any of these:











The Enter your comments below... appears.
Just type in your comments. You can enter up to 1000 characters.
If Display name appears, you can also add digital content to your review (for example, a video, a picture, or a document).
To add the content, enter a name for it next to Display name. Then click Browse to select the file.

When you finish, click Save.

After you add a review with comments or digital content, you won't see it right away. Your librarian will need to approve it first. After your librarian approves your review, you and the other students can see it on the Reviews page.

Review Screen

What makes a good review?

Be detailed and specific. What would you have wanted to know before you read the book?
  1. Read the book and give your honest reaction.
  2. What was the best/worst part of the book.  
  3. Relate it to stories, movies or other things.
  4. Not too short and not too long. Aim for between 100 and 200 words. This system has a max. of 1,000 characters.
  5. Don't give away too many details - you're writing a teaser.
  6. Obviously, inappropriate comments, vulgar language and personal comments will be grounds for exclusion from the contest. Remember all rules that apply to your online code of conduct apply here as well. Please use your best judgment.

Last Modified on August 22, 2014