Damascus High School
7:15 a.m. - 3:15 p.m.

Ms. Ward - Media Specialist


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.




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

Ancient and Medieval History

Ask Us Now! 

Britannica Academic   

Britannica Annals of American History

Britannica Escolar (Spanish)

Britannica Image Quest 

Britannica Japan

Britannica Merriam-Webster's Dictionary

Britannica Moderna (Spanish)

Britannica School: All Levels   

Culture Grams 

Destiny (Library Catalog) 

Discovery Education

 Encyclopedia Universalis

Encyclopedia Universalis Jr. Online  

Gale Academic One File

Gale Biography in Context

Gale Books and Authors

Gale Chilton Library (Auto Repair)

Gale in Context Middle School

Gale in Context High School

 Gale General One File

General One File High School

Gale One File NEWS 

Gale Opposing Viewpoints 

Gale U.S. History in Context

Literature E-Book Collection (ABC-CLIO) 

Mackin Ebooks (Fiction and Non-Fiction)

Mango Languages

Overdrive ebooks and audio books 

Proquest SIRS Discoverer

Proquest SIRS Researcher

Salem Health

Salem History

Salem Literature

Salem Science 

Teaching Books 

Teen Health and Wellness  


Sora pic     Like audio books or ebooks? Go to the SORA app and click on Montgomery County Public Schools, find Damascus High School, then sign in with your school login and password and start listening or reading. It's that simple! 


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. 


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So many 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, listen to a wide variety of streaming music, access over 13,000 classical scores plus a wide variety of sheet music. Watch a self paced video lesson for an instrument, voice or art. Read hundreds of free magazines, 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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