This list displays subscription-based resources that are purchased by the library and specifically selected to serve the needs of our customers. These resources are usually of the highest quality and often supplement or replace reference materials in print formats.
To access the resources outside the library you will need to login with your library card or account number and four digit pin number
The premier source for peer-reviewed, full-text articles from the world's leading journals, this comprehensive resource covers the physical and social sciences, technology, medicine, engineering, the arts, technology, literature, and many other subjects. With millions of articles in both PDF and HTML full-text format and simultaneous, unlimited usage, researchers are able to find accurate, timely information quickly.
(Only available from INSIDE the library)
The number one source for on-line family history records and genealogy research includes census, military, church, and immigration records as well as many other genealogy research sources. The database also includes slave narratives, newspapers, directories, and tips on how to begin genealogy research. For more resources, try HeritageQuest Online.
Want to learn how to use Ancestry Library Edition? Click here for online tutorials!
From Facts on File, this database covers six ancient centers of civilizations-Africa, Egypt, Greece, Rome, Mesoamerica, and Mesopotamia and time periods ranging from 3 to 5 million years ago through 1522. It includes basic information as well as biographies, timelines and maps and charts.
Books & Authors offers new ways to explore the endless possibilities and combinations of books, authors, genres and topics. The ideal convergence of science and serendipity, this online resource leverages the Internet's unique capacity to create, build, communicate and sustain communities of readers.
This collection of more than 1,100 periodicals and 200 reports is a great resource for any educator--from the school teacher and administrator to those studying in the field at the collegiate and graduate level. Educator's Reference Complete seeks to provide full text for titles in the Eric database and covers multiple levels of education from preschool to college, and every educational specialty--such as technology, bilingual education, health education, and testing. It also provides insight on issues in administration, funding, and policy.
The online Encyclopaedia Britannica offers three levels for searching: one for children, young adults and reference. Britannica Library also offers Original Sources (find the link in the upper right-hand corner). Original Sources has thousands of primary source documents in history, literature, politics, religion and more. Check out our mobile app page for Britannica Library on the go!
Distributed by ProQuest, Fold3 Library Edition by Ancestry provides convenient access to a growing collection of US military records, including the stories, photos, and personal documents of the men and women who served. It contains millions of records from world-class archives, many of which are exclusively available on Fold3.
General OneFile includes more than 8,000 titles (most in full text with no embargo), many of which are recommended by Bowker's Magazines for Libraries. We've included the reference, newspaper, and audio content that complements the resource's robust collection of magazines and journals. With millions of articles available in both PDF and HTML full-text, General OneFile serves a wide audience of readers.
The definitive online version of the newspaper of record for the latter part of the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries provides an essential resource for students of the period, providing insight into the political, sociological, cultural, and economic issues of the day. The database includes over 75,000 illustrations, cartoons, maps and portraits.
This database was originally made available through a grant from Jack L. and Signe W. Shagena.
In partnership with Sailor, Maryland’s Public Information Network, this genealogy site is available from ProQuest Information and Learning both inside and outside the library. The site offers 25,000 family and local histories and is specifically designed for beginning researchers in public libraries. An additional resource for genealogy help is AncestryPlus.
Historical U.S. Newspapers from Proquest is the definitive newspaper digital archive offering full-text and full-image articles for significant newspapers dating back to the 18th century. Researchers interested in history, genealogy and culture can travel digitally back through the centuries to be an eyewitness to history. Includes the Baltimore Sun and the Washington Post.
As a middle schooler, research can be challenging, right? You’re not a research guru just yet, and online searches on their own can lead you to unreliable content. Thankfully, In Context: Middle School integrates citable content from magazines, newspapers, videos, and primary sources into an easy-to-navigate database developed with you in mind. Dive into science, social studies, history, literature, and more from National Geographic, Scholastic, NPR, NASA, and other citable sources.
When you have a paper, project, or presentation to complete, the hardest part is figuring out where to start. In Context: High School simplifies your search for information by bringing together hundreds of thousands of images, videos, and audio selections into one easy-to-use database. While online browsers can serve up unreliable or incomplete results, this database lets you explore vetted primary sources, biographies, critical essays, and other materials in many formats — giving you deeper context to high-interest topics.
An interactive test preparation site for both academic and career exams that allows patrons to take practice exams and receive on-line scoring and customized evaluations. First time users will need to register on-line. If you need assistance, please see a librarian.
Take the law into your own hands and create accurate, reliable legal documents with no hassle with Gale LegalForms. It offers Maryland-specific “attorney forms”--officially approved forms used by law firms. Many forms are fillable, so you just need to fill in the blanks!
LinkedIn Learning—a premier online learning resource offering more than 4,000 courses covering technical skills, creative techniques, business strategies, and more—is now available FREE with your library card.
Morningstar Investment Research Center provides access to premium information on stock and funds and includes Morningstar analysts independent opinion on 1,700 stocks, 2,200 mutual funds, and 300 exchange rated funds. The research center also offers accurate, up-to-date data on 35,000 stocks and funds, along with industry and market data. The database lets users build and test portfolio ideas online, and provides financial education through its Investing Classroom.
If you are experiencing difficulty accessing MorningStar with the Google Chrome browser, please try another browser. We recommend using either Microsoft Edge or Mozilla Firefox.
National Geographic Kids engages learners with full-text magazines and books as well as videos and images. With a few clicks, you can explore science, animals, technology, cultures and history. Enjoy amazing adventures in science, nature, wildlife, culture, geography, archaeology, and space.
Newspapers.com Library Edition is an extensive online database of 4,000+ historical newspapers from the early 1700s into the 2000s. Distributed by ProQuest into libraries, it contains a diverse blend of well-known regional and local newspapers in the U.S. and other countries.
Created for kids in kindergarten through eighth grade, NoveList K-8 provides information on thousands of fiction and nonfiction titles, plus book talks, curricular connections and "grab and go" booklists. Perfect for busy teachers, school librarians, and parents!
This innovative full-text newspaper resource allows users to search articles instantly by title, headline, date, author, newspaper section, or other fields. OneFile: News provides access to more than 2,300 major U.S. regional, national, and local newspapers, as well as leading titles from around the world. It also includes thousands of images, radio and TV broadcasts and transcripts.
Prepare for standardized tests with eBooks, online courses, and full-length practice tests for the GED, SAT, ACT, AP, PSAT, GRE, LSAT, MCAT, TOEFL, U.S. Citizenship and more. Research undergraduate and graduate programs, finding tuition assistance, and exploring and preparing for careers. Search for jobs and create interesting resumes, cover letters, and websites that can be shared with prospective employers.
Exclusive access to 85 full-text newspapers from the world-leading news featuring the Baltimore Sun! Some additional notable titles: The New York Times; The Wall Street Journal; The Washington Post; The Boston Globe; The Los Angeles Times; The Chicago Tribune; The Guardian.
Reference Solutions is a powerful online reference and research tool providing library cardholders instant, real-time access to accurate, in-depth information on 62 million U.S. businesses and 303 million U.S. residents. Reference Solutions makes it faster and easier to find new business opportunities, research executives and companies, find news articles, conduct job searches, research papers, locate addresses and phone numbers, conduct market research and much more. Available for use at this library are: U.S and Canadian Businesses, White Pages, Consumer, New Businesses, Healthcare, Consumer Lifestyles, and New Mover/New Homeowners. Jobs/internship module allows patrons to search for jobs by job type, company and location. Mapping tools can pinpoint openings in specific geographic regions making job searching much more effective.
If you are experiencing difficulty accessing Reference Solutions with the Google Chrome browser, please try another browser. We recommend using either Microsoft Edge or Mozilla Firefox.
Want to learn how to use Reference Solutions? Click here for online tutorials!
Browse 30 different science units that can be read at different reading levels. Read articles or watch science videos. Find experiments, learn about science careers, or read about science in the new. Explore and learn!
U.S. Major Dailies provides access to the five most respected U.S.
national and regional newspapers, including The New York Times and
Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, and exclusive access to Los Angeles
Times and Chicago Tribune. The titles offer researchers thorough and timely
coverage of local, regional, and world events. The content is available each day
and provides archives stretching as far back as 1985.
Value Line, the most complete guide to investment research, provides online access to a full array of products including the Research Center, Value Line Investment surveys (standard edition, plus edition, small & mid-cap edition), the Selection & Opinion newsletters, Value Line Mutual Fund Surveys and many more.
Gale Virtual Reference Library is a database of encyclopedias, almanacs, and specialized reference sources for multidisciplinary research. These reference materials once were accessible only in the library, but now you can access them online from the library or remotely 24/7.
Want to learn how to use Gale Virtual Reference Library? Click here for online tutorials!