Library Media Center

The Media Specialist, Mrs. Brittany Tignor, works closely with classroom teachers to provide instructional support. Our media center has gotten new carpet and a new layout to better meet the ever-changing needs of our students.  The spaces around the media center are strategically created for students to work on Dual Enrollment, class projects, or to study.  While in this updated space of our building, students can receive support from Mrs. Tignor or her Media Assistants, Mrs. Soulsman or Mr. vonRigler.

Online Card Catalog

Click the Destiny Online Card Catalog’s link at school or at home.

You can use your iPad’s username and password to log in the card catalog to place books on hold. Do not put after your username.

You will be notified when your book is ready for pick up.

Online Research Databases

Stephen Decatur High School Media Center Resources

ONLINE DATABASES: School and Home Access

(Obtain Usernames and passwords from the Library Media Center or by accessing your Schoology course, SDHS Virtual Library, then clicking the landing page)

ABC-CLIO– Includes the following databases: Daily Life through History, American History, World History, and Ancient and World History

Gale in Context – High School – updated reference content in magazines journals, news articles, primary source documents, images, videos and audio file

Gale OneFile: High School Edition- middle and high school students have access to resources covering a range of subjects.

Gale OneFile: News–access to newspapers around the world, images, radio and TV broadcasts

Gale Virtual Reference Library- online version of Gale reference books found on our shelves.

Gale’s Umbrella– Will open all of the Gale resources listed .

Infobase – Facts on File– Includes the following databases: African American History, American Indian History, American History, Ancient & Medieval History, Modern World History, World Religions, Issues & Controversies in History, and Science Online

JSTOR – Arts & Sciences, Life Science, Ecology, Ecology, History, English, British Pamphlets, and Business

Salem PressVarious author’s life and works, American Reformers, Pandemics & Civil Disobedience

SIRS Issues Researcher – – Pros and Cons of Leading Issues, U. S. Government, History, and Arts & Humanities

World Book Online– World History, Political Science and Law, U.S. History