Damascus High School Media Center

7:15 a.m. - 3:15 p.m.


Media Center Staff:
Ms. Ward - Media Specialist
Mrs. Wiacek - Media Assistant 
Mr. Crespo - Media Services Technician
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Mission: The DHS school library media program's mission is to foster and encourage lifelong learning within a collaborative community and create a culture of literacy. 


E-book? Print? Audio? Please let us know what type of format you prefer. We want to order what you want! Cast your vote here:



Help select the book that will receive the 2018 Black-Eyed Susan Award for high school! 

Here are the 9 -12 grade nominees:  

 Black-Eyed Susan 2018


How you can help select the winner: 

1. Register to vote at the DHS Media Center.

2. Read at least 3 of the nominated books.

3. Fill out the form on the back, then cast your vote
using the link on the DHS Media Center page:


You may only vote for one, so pick your favorite!

The voting deadline is April 25th, 2018.



Online Resources 

IMPORTANT: please make sure you are using CHROME, or a browser other than Internet Explorer (IE) to view the resources as many of the following links will not open in IE. If you're at school, simply click on the links below. If you're outside DHS, you will need the usernames and passwords which can be accessed here via your school google account: DHS Online Resource Usernames and Passwords

 Auto Repair Reference Center (EBSCO)  

   Biography Reference Center (EBSCO)
Bloom's Literature  

Britannica Academic 

Britannica Annals of American History
Britannica Escolar

Britannica Image Quest 

Britannica Japan
Britannica Moderna (Spanish)

Britannica School: All Levels

Britannica World Data Analyst

Culture Grams
Discovery Education 

Explora Secondary School (EBSCO)

Health, History, Literature, Science (Salem Press)
 History Reference Center (EBSCO)

Hobbies and Crafts Reference Center (EBSCO)
Home Improvement Reference Center (EBSCO)


Literature E-Book Collection (ABC-CLIO)
Mackin Ebooks (Fiction and Non-Fiction)
Master File Premier (EBSCO)

Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary
Opposing Viewpoints (Gale)
Overdrive ebooks and audio books
ProQuest Research Library

Science Reference Center (EBSCO)
SIRS Decades
SIRS Discoverer
 SIRS Knowledge Source

Small Engine Repair Reference Center (EBSCO)
Student Resources in Context (Gale)
Teaching Books
U.S. History in Context (Gale)
Writer's Reference Center

Overdrive small


Destiny, the DHS media center catalog is online! You can search the catalog without logging in, however, you can do a lot more if you login using your computer username (ID#) and password as you do at school. The login button is located on the top right corner. Once you login you'll be able to...

  • Use the catalog to create personalized, virtual bookshelves for books you have read, are now reading, or want to read in the future.  
  • Discover the top 10 most popular titles recently checked out by DHS staff and students.  
  • Check the new arrivals section for books that are new to our library.  
  • Students (and parents) can easily see what books they have checked out and when they are due.  They can even put a book on hold right from their mobile device and it will be waiting for them in the media center. 
  • Looking for a specific book? Search by keyword, author, or title.

Would you like to get the Destiny app? 

 Destiny Quest App Logo

Get step-by-step instructions for loading the app on your smart phone or other mobile device (click on the Destiny Quest icon above).

When you download the app you will be prompted to enter our url as follows: https://destiny.mcpsmd.org 

Remember that your login and password are the same as your computer login at school. 



Other wonderful resources are available from the public library's website with your library card. Access free study guides for the SAT, AP classes and much more, download free music from Fregal, read hundreds of free magazines with Zinio, learn a language on Rosetta Stone, (free? you guessed it!). MCPL has so much to offer. Check it out and see what you've been missing.   


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