Damascus High School Media Center
7:15 a.m. - 3:15 p.m.
Media Center Staff:
Ms. Ward - Media Specialist
Mrs. Wiacek - Media Assistant (9:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.)
Mr. Crespo - Media Services Technician
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.
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?
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.
Questions? Call the media center: 240-207-2230.
Here is a list of our 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 link. If you're at home, you will need the usernames and passwords. These can be found from the Edline home page - go to media center link - click on online resources (top right).
Auto Repair Reference Center (EBSCO)
Biography Reference Center (EBSCO)
Britannica Annals of American History
Britannica Global: Chinese, French, Japanese, Korean, Spanish
Britannica Image Quest
Britannica School: All Levels
Britannica World Data Analyst
Daily Life through History (ABC CLIO)
Explora Secondary School (EBSCO)
Health Reference Center
Health, History, Literature, Science (Salem Press)
History Reference Center (EBSCO)
Hobbies and Crafts Reference Center (EBSCO)
Home Improvement Reference Center (EBSCO)
Latino American Experience (ABC CLIO)
Literature E-Book Collection (ABC-CLIO)
Mackin Ebooks (Fiction and Non-Fiction)
Master File Premier (EBSCO)
MAS Ultra (EBSCO)
Mirriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary
NewsBank Historical Newspapers
Opposing Viewpoints (Gale)
ProQuest Research Library
Science Reference Center (EBSCO)
SIRS Knowledge Source
Small Engine Repair Reference Center (EBSCO)
Student Resources in Context (Gale)
U.S. History in Context (Gale)
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.