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Destiny Discover Catalog

Click the above button to be directed to Manchester Township Middle School's Destiny Discover catalog. You will need to login using the student login and password (please see the "Databases" page of this website for a link to a document containing all of your logins and passwords for the Media Center).

To search for a book or eBook: once you're signed in, click the "Catalog" tab on the top menu. You can enter titles, subjects, or authors in the search bar and click enter, or you can narrow your search by material type (eBooks, print books, video, etc.) or reading level.

If you need help locating a book, or would like to check out, renew, or reserve a book, please see Ms. A in the Media Center.

 

Fiction

Fiction: a term used to classify any story created by the imagination, rather than one based strictly on history or fact.

Example: Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling.

​Fiction books are located in the fiction section of the library, and are in alphabetical order by the first three letters of the author's last name. For example, the call number for the Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling is F ROW (F is for fiction, and ROW are the first three letters of the author's last name).

 

Non-Fiction

Non-fiction: writing that is based on facts, real events, and real people, such as biography or history.

​Example: Many kinds of courage : an oral history of World War II by Richard Lidz.

Nonfiction books are located in the non-fiction section of the library, and are organized by the Dewey Decimal System (DDC) numerical classification followed by the first three letters of the author's last name. For example, the call number for Many kinds of courage : an oral history of World War II by Richard Lidz is 940.53 LID (940.53 is the numerical classification, and LID is are the first three letters of the author's last name).

 

Other Terms:

Boolean Operators: Simple words like AND and OR that tell the search engine how to interpret your request.

Call Number: The combination of letters and numbers used to label each book and give it a unique "address" on a library shelf. See Fiction and Non-Fiction above.

Catalog: Searchable index of the library’s holdings, such as: print resources, multimedia items, ebooks, and digital periodicals to which the library subscribes.

Genre: Refers to the category or subject matter. Examples of genres include: Adventure, Horror, Science Fiction, Romance, and Literary.