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  • ABC-CLIO eBooks
    Digital versions of encyclopedias, dictionaries, handbooks, and guides on topics such as history, business, current events, world cultures, folklore, food and cooking, and many more.

  • African American Experience: The American Mosaic (ABC-Clio)
    Research resource for African American history and culture, including primary sources, timeline, audio clips, photographs, maps, and other images.

  • America the Beautiful (Scholastic)

    Encyclopedia covering state-by-state history and current events for elementary and middle school students.   An element of Scholastic Go! (access in left menu).

  • America's Obituaries & Death Notices (NewsBank)
    A unique resource that contains more than 15 million recent death records from across the nation with new content added daily; searchable by name, date, or text within the notice.

  • American Indian Experience: The American Mosaic (ABC-Clio)
    Features reference content, hundreds of primary documents, and thousands of images covering precontact to the colonial era into the 21st century, and from the Inuit of Alaska to the Seminole of Florida.

  • American Mosaic (ABC-Clio)
    Search across all or any combination of ABC-CLIO databases (The African American Experience, The American Indian Experience, The Latino American Experience and The ABC-CLIO e-books collection).

  • Ancestry Library Edition (ProQuest)

    Search for genealogical information in censuses, passenger lists, citizenship records, birth, death and marriage records, etc. AVAILABLE ONLY TO USERS IN PGCMLS BRANCHES; NO REMOTE ACCESS.

  • ArtistWorks (Recorded Books Digital)

    Provides world-class instruction through self-paced video lessons from Grammy Award-winning music professionals and artistic professionals.  Beginner to advanced instruction, video-based with bookmarking features.

  • Auto Repair Reference Center (EBSCO)
    Auto repair information for domestic and foreign vehicles from 1954 to the present.

  • Axis 360

    Axis 360 has e-books for adults, children and teens. Borrow 6 e-books at a time.  After May 31, 2016, AXIS 360 will no longer be available. Any ebooks that were formerly available through AXIS 360 will become available in OverDrive.

  • Beanstack
    Discover favorite books and apps, matched to your child's age and interests.

  • Biography in Context (Gale)
    Biographies with related full-text articles from magazines and newspapers. Search for people, both current and historic from all eras and fields of endeavor.

  • Black Women in America (Oxford Reference E-Books)

    In nearly 600 entries, Black Women in America celebrates the remarkable achievements of black women throughout history and highlights their ongoing contributions in America today. (Searching or browsing at the top of the page will show other Oxford titles which the Library may not have access to. To search within this title, use the search box on the left, lower on the page, titled "Search within work.")

  • Books & Authors (Gale)
    Explore the endless possibilities of books, authors, genres and topics. Combines over 140,000 titles, 50,000 authors, and thousands of read-alike, award winner and librarian's favorites lists.

  • Business Source Premier (EBSCO)
    Provides full text coverage of 2,966 scholarly business, management and economics journals, includes topics such as accounting, banking, finance, international business, marketing, sales, etc.

  • Career Transitions (Gale)
    Step-by-step guidance to discovering your interests, choosing a career, preparing a resume, searching job openings and more.

  • Dictionary of American Family Names (Oxford Reference E-Books)

    Contains more than 70,000 of the most commonly occurring surnames in the United States, giving comparative frequencies, linguistic and historical explanations, selected associated forenames, and occasional genealogical notes. (Searching or browsing at the top of the page will show other Oxford titles which the Library may not have access to. To search within this title, use the search box on the left, lower on the page, titled "Search within work.")

  • EBSCOhost

    Choose from a variety of EBSCO database products, including NoveList Plus, Business Searching Interface, and Student Resource Center.

  • Encyclopedia Americana (Scholastic)
    An encyclopedia, appropriate for high-school students and beyond.  An element of Grolier Online (access in left menu).

  • Encyclopedia Britannica Image Quest
    Access millions of rights-cleared images from the best collections in the world.

  • Encyclopedia Britannica Library Edition
    Britannica Library for children, young adults and adults. Search encyclopedia articles as well as magazines, web sites, and videos. You can also explore primary sources, a dictionary, and the Year in Review.

  • Encyclopedia of Africa (Oxford Reference E-Books)

    Articles covering prominent individuals, events, trends, places, political movements, art forms, business and trade, religions, ethnic groups, organizations, and countries throughout Africa. (Searching or browsing at the top of the page will show other Oxford titles which the Library may not have access to. To search within this title, use the search box on the left, lower on the page, titled "Search within work.")

  • Encyclopedia of African American History, 1619-1895 (Oxford Reference E-Books)

    Documents the full range of the African American experience during this period — from the arrival of the first slave ship to the death of Frederick Douglass — and shows how all aspects of American culture, history, and national identity have been profoundly influenced by the experience of African Americans. (Searching or browsing at the top of the page will show other Oxford titles which the Library may not have access to. To search within this title, use the search box on the left, lower on the page, titled "Search within work.")

  • Encyclopedia of African American History, 1896 to the present (Oxford Reference E-Books)

    Traces the transition from the Reconstruction Era to the age of Jim Crow, the Harlem Renaissance, the Civil Rights Movement, and the ascendant influence of African Americans on the American cultural landscape. (Searching or browsing at the top of the page will show other Oxford titles which the Library may not have access to. To search within this title, use the search box on the left, lower on the page, titled "Search within work.")

  • Encyclopedia of Evolution (Oxford Reference E-Books)

    A comprehensive guide to the essentials of evolutionary biology, entries by leading experts survey essential concepts and theories, present methods, models and findings, and discuss both the history of the field and current controversies. (Searching or browsing at the top of the page will show other Oxford titles which the Library may not have access to. To search within this title, use the search box on the left, lower on the page, titled "Search within work.")

  • Encyclopedia of Human Rights (Oxford Reference E-Books)

    Offers comprehensive coverage of all aspects of human rights theory, practice, law, and history in over 300 entries signed by leading scholars and human rights experts. The coverage includes major figures, organizations and institutions, human rights events and crises, and human rights norms. (Searching or browsing at the top of the page will show other Oxford titles which the Library may not have access to. To search within this title, use the search box on the left, lower on the page, titled "Search within work.")

  • Encyclopedia of Social Work (Oxford Reference E-Books)

    Comprehensive in coverage and international in scope, coverage includes demographic changes from immigration, technology, the implications of managed care, faith-based assistance, evidence-based practice, gerontology, and trauma and disaster.  A valuable resource to social work practitioners, scholars, and students alike. (Searching or browsing at the top of the page will show other Oxford titles which the Library may not have access to. To search within this title, use the search box on the left, lower on the page, titled "Search within work.")

  • Explora Educator's Edition (EBSCO)

    The Educator’s Edition of Explora highlights content relevant to teachers, including lessons plans, curriculum standards, and other professional development resources.

  • Explora Primary Schools (EBSCO)

    The Primary Schools version of Explora is designed for student research and classroom instruction specifically for students in grades K-5.

  • Explora Public Libraries (EBSCO)

    Designed specifically for public libraries, Explora Public Libraries contains full text for periodicals covering general reference, business, health, education, general science, multicultural issues and much more. Includes full-text Consumer Resources articles.

  • Explora Secondary Schools (EBSCO)

    Research for middle school and high school students: search for your subject or browse topics such as arts and literature, biography, current issues, health and more. 

  • Fast Pencil (Recorded Books Digital)
    FastPencil for Libraries is a self-publishing platform for new or established authors to develop and edit works, along with the tools needed to publish the final result. If you have a Zinio account, use the same login information for FastPencil.

  • Foundation Directory Online Professional
    Foundation Directory Online is the most comprehensive resource for private funding research on the Web, includes the ability to search over 100,000 foundations, 3 million grants, Foundation news and other useful features. AVAILABLE ONLY AT THE HYATTSVILLE BRANCH; NO REMOTE ACCESS.

  • Foundation Grants to Individuals Online Professional
    Foundation Grants to Individuals Online is an online database of more than 10,000 foundation and public charity programs that fund students, artists, researchers, and other individual grantseekers. AVAILABLE ONLY AT THE HYATTSVILLE BRANCH; NO REMOTE ACCESS.

  • Freading (Library Ideas, LLC)
    Freading is an e-book service with titles always available for download. There are no waiting lists; Library cardholders receive 10 tokens per week to download e-books; each e-book costs 1 to 4 tokens to download; e-books are loaned for two weeks.

  • Freegal Music Downloads (Library Ideas, LLC)
    Download 5 free songs per week from a library of millions! Listen to up to three hours of streaming music per day. Note: Temporary registration numbers will not allow access.

  • Full Text Finder (EBSCO)
    Search or browse publications available through Library databases and e-resources.  Watch a tutorial video.

  • Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia (EBSCO)
    Search this student encyclopedia; contains full-text articles and images.

  • Gale Legal Forms
    Legal forms for Maryland, the District of Columbia and Virginia - wills, name changes, contracts, and more. Click on "Other State Subscriptions" at the top of the page to access legal forms for DC and VA.

  • Gale Virtual Reference Library (GVRL)
    E-reference books which can be searched or browsed; topics include biography, business (including business plans!), environment, medicine, etc.

  • Grove Encyclopedia of Decorative Arts (Oxford Reference E-Books)

    Contains over 3,000 entries covering thousands of years of decorative arts production throughout western and non-western cultures. (Searching or browsing at the top of the page will show other Oxford titles which the Library may not have access to. To search within this title, use the search box on the left, lower on the page, titled "Search within work.")

  • Grove Encyclopedia of Islamic Art and Architecture (Oxford Reference E-Books)

    Offers over 1,600 up-to-date entries on Islamic art and architecture ranging from the Middle East to Central and South Asia, Africa, and Europe and spans over a thousand years of history. (Searching or browsing at the top of the page will show other Oxford titles which the Library may not have access to. To search within this title, use the search box on the left, lower on the page, titled "Search within work.")

  • Grove Encyclopedia of Materials and Techniques in Art (Oxford Reference E-Books)

    Provides fascinating historical and current uses of materials and techniques in a wide range of areas from painting and sculpture to non-traditional media such as digital and video art. For anyone who studies, creates, collects, or deals in works of art, this book is an indispensable resource. (Searching or browsing at the top of the page will show other Oxford titles which the Library may not have access to. To search within this title, use the search box on the left, lower on the page, titled "Search within work.")

  • Health Source: Consumer Edition (EBSCO)
    Access to nearly 300 full-text, consumer health periodicals, including American Fitness, Better Nutrition, Fit Pregnancy, Harvard Health Letter, Men's Health, Prevention, and Vegetarian Times.

  • Health Source: Nursing Academic Edition (EBSCO)
    This resource provides nearly 550 scholarly full text journals focusing on many medical disciplines.

  • HelpNow - Online Tutoring (Brainfuse)
    Live tutoring (including en espanol) available 2 pm to 11:55 pm EST.

  • HeritageQuest Online (ProQuest)
    For both genealogical and historical information, a collection of research materials for tracing family history and American culture. Search and send original documents (coverage dating back to the late 1700s) from censuses, books, periodicals, city directories and the Freedman's Bank.

  • History Reference Center (EBSCO)
    Search articles covering all periods of American and World history.

  • Hobbies and Crafts Reference Center (EBSCO)

    Articles, periodicals, books and video that focus on categories of interest to hobbies and crafts enthusiasts. 

  • Home Improvement Reference Center (EBSCO)

    A full text database designed to assist homeowners in do-it-yourself home repair, maintenance, and remodeling projects. Step-by-step instructions for thousands of projects in the areas of plumbing, outdoor, woodworking, electrical, and decorating are provided in high-quality PDF files. Additionally, thousands of articles from magazines and reference books provide tips and suggestions to supplement the step-by-step project instructions.

  • Homework Help - Live Tutoring (Brainfuse)
    A comprehensive suite of tutoring services designed for a range of academic needs; whether it's tackling a tough homework problem, learning an academic skill, or writing a term paper.

  • Hoopla
  • InstantFlix powered by IndieFlix (Recorded Books Digital)

    InstantFlix is a streaming movie service offering thousands of high-quality shorts, features, documentaries, classic TV shows and Web series from 85 countries.

  • International Encyclopedia of Dance (Oxford Reference E-Books)

    With nearly 2,000 articles written by scholars from fifty countries, the Encyclopedia covers the full spectrum of dance—theatrical, ritual, dance-drama, folk, traditional, ethnic, and social dance. Cultural and national overviews are accompanied by entries on dance forms, music and costumes, performances, and biographies of dancers and choreographers. (Searching or browsing at the top of the page will show other Oxford titles which the Library may not have access to. To search within this title, use the search box on the left, lower on the page, titled "Search within work.")

  • JobNow (Brainfuse)
    Complete a career assessment, search for jobs, create a resume and get expert feedback, and receive interview tips and live coaching on JobNow.

  • Journals of the American Physics Society
    Search or browse current and back issues of physics journals; see a list of available titles by clicking Journals at the top.

  • Kids Search (EBSCO)

    Elementary and middle school students can search and browse articles; includes Teacher Resources. Kids Search has been replaced by Explora Primary Schools. Kids Search will cease to work after June 30, 2016.

  • Lands and Peoples (Scholastic)
    An encyclopedia of countries, cultures, and current events for middle school and high school students.  An element of Grolier Online (access in left menu).

  • Latino American Experience: The American Mosaic (ABC-Clio)
    Dedicated to the history and culture of Latinos. Much needed, very timely, muy fresca.

  • Learning Express Library 3.0
    Practice tests for college entrance, employment, and citizenship. Tutorials in basic skills for math, reading, and writing.

  • Literary Reference Center (EBSCO)
    Provides users with a broad spectrum of information on thousands of authors and their works across literary disciplines and timeframes.

  • Literature Resource Center (Gale)
    Biographies, bibliographies, and critical analyses of authors from every age and literary discipline. For high school and up.

  • Lynda.com
    Lynda.com is a leading online learning company that helps anyone learn business, software, technology and creative skills to achieve personal and professional goals.  Utilizes a large video library of engaging, top-quality courses taught by recognized industry experts.

  • Magazine Index - Explora Public Libraries (EBSCO)

    Designed specifically for public libraries, Explora Public Libraries contains full text for periodicals covering general reference, business, health, education, general science, multicultural issues and much more. Includes full-text Consumer Resources articles.

  • Magazine Index - MasterFILE Premier (EBSCO)

    Designed specifically for public libraries, MasterFILE Premier contains full text for more than 1,900 periodicals covering general reference, business, health, education, general science, multicultural issues and much more. Includes full-text Consumer Resources articles.  MasterFILE Premier has been replaced by Magazine Index - Explora Public Libraries. MasterFILE Premier will cease to work after June 30, 2016.

  • MAS Ultra - School Edition (EBSCO)

    This comprehensive database, designed specifically for high schoolers, contains full text for more than 700 popular high school magazines.  MAS Ultra has been replaced by Explora Secondary Schools. MAS Ultra will cease to work after June 30, 2016.

  • Mergent WebReports
    Access a vast archive of corporate and industry related documents. WebReports contains more than 180,000 documents covering over 100 countries and industries using an easy to navigate and reliable system.

  • Middle Search Plus (EBSCO)

    Middle Search Plus contains full text for more than 140 popular, middle school magazines. All full text articles are assigned a reading level indicator (Lexiles).  Middle Search Plus has been replaced by Explora Secondary Schools. Middle Search Plus will cease to work after June 30, 2016.

  • Mitchell 1 ProDemand
    Mitchell's information for domestic and foreign vehicles from 1983 to the present. The new Get2Know Training Center offers live webinars, videos and support documents to help you quickly master the software. CLICK LOGIN AT TOP OF PAGE. AVAILABLE ONLY TO USERS IN PGCMLS BRANCHES; NO REMOTE ACCESS.

  • Morningstar Library Edition
    Investment Research Center provides information about stocks, funds, ETFs, and Industries. Use Portfolio X-Ray to view how a set of holdings can work together.

  • New Book of Knowledge (Scholastic)
    An encyclopedia, suitable for elementary and middle school students.  An element of Grolier Online (access in left menu).

  • NextReads
    Wondering what to read next? Sign up for NextReads! With NextReads e-newsletters you can receive book suggestions on all your favorite topics. You will also be able to check the library catalog and place requests.

  • Novelist K-8 Plus (EBSCO)
    Search or browse for picture books, novels and series; for infants through teens.

  • Novelist Plus (EBSCO)
    For fiction lovers. Includes searchable fiction reviews, read-alike lists, award winners, and reading group guides.

  • OneClick Digital (Recorded Books Digital)
    OneClick downloadable audiobooks offers thousands of audiobook titles published by Recorded Books.

  • Opposing Viewpoints in Context (Gale)
    Covers today's hottest social issues, from Offshore Drilling to Climate Change, Health Care to Immigration, includes more than 19,000 pro/con viewpoint essays.

  • Overdrive
    Overdrive offers thousands of downloadable audiobooks and eBooks, all free with your Prince George's County Memorial Library System library card. There is a limit of 10 items per customer, checked out at any time.

  • Oxford Classical Dictionary (Oxford Reference E-Books)

    Covers all aspects of the classical world from literature and history to religion, science, and archaeology; contains many thematic entries on subjects relevant to the 21st century such as nationalism, race, gender, and ecology. (Searching or browsing at the top of the page will show other Oxford titles which the Library may not have access to. To search within this title, use the search box on the left, lower on the page, titled "Search within work.")

  • Oxford Companion to Architecture (Oxford Reference E-Books)

    Contains over 1500 A-Z entries covering all aspects of architecture, from architects, building types, and movements and styles to materials, aspects of design, and definitions. It is particularly strong in its coverage of architecture around the world, and of modern and vernacular architecture. (Searching or browsing at the top of the page will show other Oxford titles which the Library may not have access to. To search within this title, use the search box on the left, lower on the page, titled "Search within work.")

  • Oxford Companion to the Book (Oxford Reference E-Books)

    Covers the book throughout the world from ancient to modern times. It includes traditional subjects such as bibliography, palaeography, the history of printing, editorial theory and practice, textual criticism, book collecting, and libraries, but it also engages with newer disciplines such as the history of the book and the electronic book. It pays particular attention to how different societies shape books and how books shape societies. (Searching or browsing at the top of the page will show other Oxford titles which the Library may not have access to. To search within this title, use the search box on the left, lower on the page, titled "Search within work.")

  • Oxford Companion to World Exploration (Oxford Reference E-Books)

    Offering information on all topics of exploration worldwide, from Antarctica to the North Pole, including advances in navigation, the discovery of the New World, polar expeditions, and the space age. In addition to examining the lives and expeditions of heroic and influential explorers, the book covers navigational and marine sciences and ranges from ancient cultures through modern space exploration. (Searching or browsing at the top of the page will show other Oxford titles which the Library may not have access to. To search within this title, use the search box on the left, lower on the page, titled "Search within work.")

  • Oxford Encyclopedia of African Thought (Oxford Reference E-Books)

    From St. Augustine and early Ethiopian philosophers to the anticolonialist movements of Pan Africanism and Negritude, this resource offers a comprehensive view of African thought, covering the intellectual tradition on the continent and throughout the diaspora. All major trends in African philosophy, political theory, and religion will be covered, as well as significant historical figures and social movements. (Searching or browsing at the top of the page will show other Oxford titles which the Library may not have access to. To search within this title, use the search box on the left, lower on the page, titled "Search within work.")

  • Oxford Encyclopedia of Ancient Greece and Rome (Oxford Reference E-Books)

    Offers a comprehensive overview of the major cultures of the classical Mediterranean world—Greek, Hellenistic, and Roman—from the Bronze Age to the fifth century CE. It also covers the legacy of the classical world and its interpretation and influence in subsequent centuries. (Searching or browsing at the top of the page will show other Oxford titles which the Library may not have access to. To search within this title, use the search box on the left, lower on the page, titled "Search within work.")

  • Oxford Encyclopedia of Food and Drink in America (Oxford Reference E-Books)

    Covers the significant events, inventions, and social movements that have shaped the way Americans view, prepare, and consume food and drink. Entries range across historical periods and the trends that characterize them, from the extravagant feasts of the Gilded Age to the diet fads of the nineties. (Searching or browsing at the top of the page will show other Oxford titles which the Library may not have access to. To search within this title, use the search box on the left, lower on the page, titled "Search within work.")

  • Oxford Encyclopedia of Latinos and Latinas in the United States (Oxford Reference E-Books)

    Draws together the diverse historical and contemporary experiences in the United States of Latinos and Latinas from Mexico, Puerto Rico, Cuba, the Dominican Republic, Central America, South America, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East. Over 900 articles written by academics, scholars, writers, artists, and journalists, address such broad topics as identity, art, politics, religion, education, health, and history. (Searching or browsing at the top of the page will show other Oxford titles which the Library may not have access to. To search within this title, use the search box on the left, lower on the page, titled "Search within work.")

  • Oxford Encyclopedia of Maritime History (Oxford Reference E-Books)

    Covers the entire history of seafaring, from ancient Egyptian shipbuilders to the nuclear submarines and supertankers of today. Over nine hundred articles written by leading historians examine all aspects of maritime history, including naval history, shipbuilding, biographies of major figures, navigation and scientific instrumentation, maritime art and literature, commerce and economics, and international law. (Searching or browsing at the top of the page will show other Oxford titles which the Library may not have access to. To search within this title, use the search box on the left, lower on the page, titled "Search within work.")

  • Oxford Encyclopedia of Theatre and Performance (Oxford Reference E-Books)

    Provides authoritative and up-to-date information about theatre and performance from ancient Greek theatre to the latest developments in London, Paris, New York, and around the globe. In addition to performances in playhouses, it covers dance, opera, radio, film, television, and popular performance, including carnivals, circus, and public executions. (Searching or browsing at the top of the page will show other Oxford titles which the Library may not have access to. To search within this title, use the search box on the left, lower on the page, titled "Search within work.")

  • Oxford Encyclopedia of Women in World History (Oxford Reference E-Books)

    Covers the role women have played throughout world history, with over 650 biographies of influential women and over 600 topical articles covering topics such as geography and history, culture and society, organizations, movements, and gender studies. (Searching or browsing at the top of the page will show other Oxford titles which the Library may not have access to. To search within this title, use the search box on the left, lower on the page, titled "Search within work.")

  • Oxford Essential Quotations (Oxford Reference E-Books)

    Discover which of over 3,000 authors said that tantalising phrase, or search over 600 subjects to find an apt quotation for any occasion. (Searching or browsing at the top of the page will show other Oxford titles which the Library may not have access to. To search within this title, use the search box on the left, lower on the page, titled "Search within work.")

  • Oxford Reference E-Books
    A collection of electronic dictionaries, encyclopedias and companions to many topics including the arts, human rights, history, and culture.

  • Primary Search (EBSCO)

    Full-text for more than 70 popular magazines for elementary school research; articles are assigned a reading level indicator (Lexiles). Primary Search has been replaced by Explora Primary Schools. Primary Search will cease to work after June 30, 2016.

  • ReferenceUSA (Infogroup, Inc.)
    Detailed information on more than 24 million businesses, 262 million consumers, US new businesses, US new homeowners and movers; records are continuously updated.

  • Regional Business News (EBSCO)
    Full-text coverage for more than 80 regional business publications for all metropolitan and rural areas within the United States.

  • Safari Books Online (ProQuest)
    Safari Books Online is the premier on-demand digital library providing more than 3000 e-books and videos on technology, digital media, computer languages, network administration, desktop applications, operating systems, database management and other business software.

  • Scholastic Go! (Grolier Online)

    Multiple reference sources including Encyclopedia Americana, The New Book of Popular Science, Lands and Peoples, World Newspapers, and more.

  • Science Reference Center (EBSCO)
    Contains full text for hundreds of science encyclopedias, reference books, periodicals, and other sources. Topics covered include: biology, chemistry, earth & space science, environmental science, health & medicine, history of science, life science, physics, science & society, science as inquiry, scientists, technology and wildlife.

  • Searchasaurus (EBSCO)

    Elementary students can search articles by keyword or by topic. Searchasaurus has been replaced by Explora Primary Schools. Searchasaurus will cease to work after June 30, 2016.

  • Small Engine Repair Reference Center (EBSCO)

    Contains thousands of accurate and concise step-by-step maintenance and repair instructions for small engine machines and their supporting components. Routine maintenance, such as tune-ups and brake service, as well as more extensive repairs involving engine transmission disassembly are covered. Engines types include: motorcycles, ATVs, personal water craft, snowmobiles, lawn mowers, tractors, snow blowers, generators, and more. Many documents contain photos and detailed illustrations to visually support step-by-step procedures.

  • Student Research Center (EBSCO)

    Students may search by keyword or by topic; sort results by source type-magazines, reference books, photos, flags, etc. Student Research Center has been replaced by Explora Primary Schools and Explora Secondary Schools. Student Research Center will cease to work after June 30, 2016.

  • Transparent Language Online
    An easy-to-use interface that integrates real-life language use by native speakers.  With over 100 languages to choose from, every language learner will find something to interest them.

  • Value Line Investment
    Includes Markets & Industries, Commentaries, Analyzer, Advisor, Selection & Opinion and much more. Investment Education area offers videos, articles and glossary.

  • Washington Post (ProQuest)
    Search or browse issues from 1988 to the present (full-text 1996-present) for one of America's most respected newspapers.

  • Washington Post, Historical Newspapers 1877-1998 (ProQuest)
    Browse and search complete issues; view articles, photos, ads, marriage announcements, obituaries and cartoons; and print, download, and share articles and images.

  • World Newspapers (Scholastic)
    Access to over 1,100 world newspapers in 73 languages, representing 195 countries.  An element of Grolier Online (link is in NewsNow area).

  • Zinio (Recorded Books Digital)
    Zinio, the world's largest digital newsstand, is available free with your library card! Page through popular magazines on your computer or mobile device.  And there is no time limit; once you check out a magazine, it will remain in your account until you delete it!

    • African American Experience: The American Mosaic (ABC-Clio)
      Research resource for African American history and culture, including primary sources, timeline, audio clips, photographs, maps, and other images.

    • American Mosaic (ABC-Clio)
      Search across all or any combination of ABC-CLIO databases (The African American Experience, The American Indian Experience, The Latino American Experience and The ABC-CLIO e-books collection).

    • Black Women in America (Oxford Reference E-Books)

      In nearly 600 entries, Black Women in America celebrates the remarkable achievements of black women throughout history and highlights their ongoing contributions in America today. (Searching or browsing at the top of the page will show other Oxford titles which the Library may not have access to. To search within this title, use the search box on the left, lower on the page, titled "Search within work.")

    • Encyclopedia of African American History, 1619-1895 (Oxford Reference E-Books)

      Documents the full range of the African American experience during this period — from the arrival of the first slave ship to the death of Frederick Douglass — and shows how all aspects of American culture, history, and national identity have been profoundly influenced by the experience of African Americans. (Searching or browsing at the top of the page will show other Oxford titles which the Library may not have access to. To search within this title, use the search box on the left, lower on the page, titled "Search within work.")

    • Encyclopedia of African American History, 1896 to the present (Oxford Reference E-Books)

      Traces the transition from the Reconstruction Era to the age of Jim Crow, the Harlem Renaissance, the Civil Rights Movement, and the ascendant influence of African Americans on the American cultural landscape. (Searching or browsing at the top of the page will show other Oxford titles which the Library may not have access to. To search within this title, use the search box on the left, lower on the page, titled "Search within work.")

    • HeritageQuest Online (ProQuest)
      For both genealogical and historical information, a collection of research materials for tracing family history and American culture. Search and send original documents (coverage dating back to the late 1700s) from censuses, books, periodicals, city directories and the Freedman's Bank.

    • Oxford Reference E-Books
      A collection of electronic dictionaries, encyclopedias and companions to many topics including the arts, human rights, history, and culture.

    • African American Experience: The American Mosaic (ABC-Clio)
      Research resource for African American history and culture, including primary sources, timeline, audio clips, photographs, maps, and other images.

    • America the Beautiful (Scholastic)

      Encyclopedia covering state-by-state history and current events for elementary and middle school students.   An element of Scholastic Go! (access in left menu).

    • American Indian Experience: The American Mosaic (ABC-Clio)
      Features reference content, hundreds of primary documents, and thousands of images covering precontact to the colonial era into the 21st century, and from the Inuit of Alaska to the Seminole of Florida.

    • American Mosaic (ABC-Clio)
      Search across all or any combination of ABC-CLIO databases (The African American Experience, The American Indian Experience, The Latino American Experience and The ABC-CLIO e-books collection).

    • Dictionary of American Family Names (Oxford Reference E-Books)

      Contains more than 70,000 of the most commonly occurring surnames in the United States, giving comparative frequencies, linguistic and historical explanations, selected associated forenames, and occasional genealogical notes. (Searching or browsing at the top of the page will show other Oxford titles which the Library may not have access to. To search within this title, use the search box on the left, lower on the page, titled "Search within work.")

    • Encyclopedia of African American History, 1896 to the present (Oxford Reference E-Books)

      Traces the transition from the Reconstruction Era to the age of Jim Crow, the Harlem Renaissance, the Civil Rights Movement, and the ascendant influence of African Americans on the American cultural landscape. (Searching or browsing at the top of the page will show other Oxford titles which the Library may not have access to. To search within this title, use the search box on the left, lower on the page, titled "Search within work.")

    • Oxford Encyclopedia of Food and Drink in America (Oxford Reference E-Books)

      Covers the significant events, inventions, and social movements that have shaped the way Americans view, prepare, and consume food and drink. Entries range across historical periods and the trends that characterize them, from the extravagant feasts of the Gilded Age to the diet fads of the nineties. (Searching or browsing at the top of the page will show other Oxford titles which the Library may not have access to. To search within this title, use the search box on the left, lower on the page, titled "Search within work.")

    • Oxford Reference E-Books
      A collection of electronic dictionaries, encyclopedias and companions to many topics including the arts, human rights, history, and culture.

    • Auto Repair Reference Center (EBSCO)
      Auto repair information for domestic and foreign vehicles from 1954 to the present.

    • Mitchell 1 ProDemand
      Mitchell's information for domestic and foreign vehicles from 1983 to the present. The new Get2Know Training Center offers live webinars, videos and support documents to help you quickly master the software. CLICK LOGIN AT TOP OF PAGE. AVAILABLE ONLY TO USERS IN PGCMLS BRANCHES; NO REMOTE ACCESS.

    • Biography in Context (Gale)
      Biographies with related full-text articles from magazines and newspapers. Search for people, both current and historic from all eras and fields of endeavor.

    • Black Women in America (Oxford Reference E-Books)

      In nearly 600 entries, Black Women in America celebrates the remarkable achievements of black women throughout history and highlights their ongoing contributions in America today. (Searching or browsing at the top of the page will show other Oxford titles which the Library may not have access to. To search within this title, use the search box on the left, lower on the page, titled "Search within work.")

    • Gale Virtual Reference Library (GVRL)
      E-reference books which can be searched or browsed; topics include biography, business (including business plans!), environment, medicine, etc.

    • Oxford Encyclopedia of Latinos and Latinas in the United States (Oxford Reference E-Books)

      Draws together the diverse historical and contemporary experiences in the United States of Latinos and Latinas from Mexico, Puerto Rico, Cuba, the Dominican Republic, Central America, South America, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East. Over 900 articles written by academics, scholars, writers, artists, and journalists, address such broad topics as identity, art, politics, religion, education, health, and history. (Searching or browsing at the top of the page will show other Oxford titles which the Library may not have access to. To search within this title, use the search box on the left, lower on the page, titled "Search within work.")

    • Oxford Encyclopedia of Women in World History (Oxford Reference E-Books)

      Covers the role women have played throughout world history, with over 650 biographies of influential women and over 600 topical articles covering topics such as geography and history, culture and society, organizations, movements, and gender studies. (Searching or browsing at the top of the page will show other Oxford titles which the Library may not have access to. To search within this title, use the search box on the left, lower on the page, titled "Search within work.")

    • ABC-CLIO eBooks
      Digital versions of encyclopedias, dictionaries, handbooks, and guides on topics such as history, business, current events, world cultures, folklore, food and cooking, and many more.

    • Beanstack
      Discover favorite books and apps, matched to your child's age and interests.

    • Books & Authors (Gale)
      Explore the endless possibilities of books, authors, genres and topics. Combines over 140,000 titles, 50,000 authors, and thousands of read-alike, award winner and librarian's favorites lists.

    • Gale Virtual Reference Library (GVRL)
      E-reference books which can be searched or browsed; topics include biography, business (including business plans!), environment, medicine, etc.

    • Literary Reference Center (EBSCO)
      Provides users with a broad spectrum of information on thousands of authors and their works across literary disciplines and timeframes.

    • Literature Resource Center (Gale)
      Biographies, bibliographies, and critical analyses of authors from every age and literary discipline. For high school and up.

    • NextReads
      Wondering what to read next? Sign up for NextReads! With NextReads e-newsletters you can receive book suggestions on all your favorite topics. You will also be able to check the library catalog and place requests.

    • Novelist K-8 Plus (EBSCO)
      Search or browse for picture books, novels and series; for infants through teens.

    • Novelist Plus (EBSCO)
      For fiction lovers. Includes searchable fiction reviews, read-alike lists, award winners, and reading group guides.

    • Oxford Companion to the Book (Oxford Reference E-Books)

      Covers the book throughout the world from ancient to modern times. It includes traditional subjects such as bibliography, palaeography, the history of printing, editorial theory and practice, textual criticism, book collecting, and libraries, but it also engages with newer disciplines such as the history of the book and the electronic book. It pays particular attention to how different societies shape books and how books shape societies. (Searching or browsing at the top of the page will show other Oxford titles which the Library may not have access to. To search within this title, use the search box on the left, lower on the page, titled "Search within work.")

    • Oxford Essential Quotations (Oxford Reference E-Books)

      Discover which of over 3,000 authors said that tantalising phrase, or search over 600 subjects to find an apt quotation for any occasion. (Searching or browsing at the top of the page will show other Oxford titles which the Library may not have access to. To search within this title, use the search box on the left, lower on the page, titled "Search within work.")

    • Oxford Reference E-Books
      A collection of electronic dictionaries, encyclopedias and companions to many topics including the arts, human rights, history, and culture.

    • ABC-CLIO eBooks
      Digital versions of encyclopedias, dictionaries, handbooks, and guides on topics such as history, business, current events, world cultures, folklore, food and cooking, and many more.

    • Business Source Premier (EBSCO)
      Provides full text coverage of 2,966 scholarly business, management and economics journals, includes topics such as accounting, banking, finance, international business, marketing, sales, etc.

    • Foundation Directory Online Professional
      Foundation Directory Online is the most comprehensive resource for private funding research on the Web, includes the ability to search over 100,000 foundations, 3 million grants, Foundation news and other useful features. AVAILABLE ONLY AT THE HYATTSVILLE BRANCH; NO REMOTE ACCESS.

    • Gale Virtual Reference Library (GVRL)
      E-reference books which can be searched or browsed; topics include biography, business (including business plans!), environment, medicine, etc.

    • Mergent WebReports
      Access a vast archive of corporate and industry related documents. WebReports contains more than 180,000 documents covering over 100 countries and industries using an easy to navigate and reliable system.

    • Morningstar Library Edition
      Investment Research Center provides information about stocks, funds, ETFs, and Industries. Use Portfolio X-Ray to view how a set of holdings can work together.

    • ReferenceUSA (Infogroup, Inc.)
      Detailed information on more than 24 million businesses, 262 million consumers, US new businesses, US new homeowners and movers; records are continuously updated.

    • Regional Business News (EBSCO)
      Full-text coverage for more than 80 regional business publications for all metropolitan and rural areas within the United States.

    • Value Line Investment
      Includes Markets & Industries, Commentaries, Analyzer, Advisor, Selection & Opinion and much more. Investment Education area offers videos, articles and glossary.

    • Beanstack
      Discover favorite books and apps, matched to your child's age and interests.

    • Explora Primary Schools (EBSCO)

      The Primary Schools version of Explora is designed for student research and classroom instruction specifically for students in grades K-5.

    • Kids Search (EBSCO)

      Elementary and middle school students can search and browse articles; includes Teacher Resources. Kids Search has been replaced by Explora Primary Schools. Kids Search will cease to work after June 30, 2016.

    • MAS Ultra - School Edition (EBSCO)

      This comprehensive database, designed specifically for high schoolers, contains full text for more than 700 popular high school magazines.  MAS Ultra has been replaced by Explora Secondary Schools. MAS Ultra will cease to work after June 30, 2016.

    • Middle Search Plus (EBSCO)

      Middle Search Plus contains full text for more than 140 popular, middle school magazines. All full text articles are assigned a reading level indicator (Lexiles).  Middle Search Plus has been replaced by Explora Secondary Schools. Middle Search Plus will cease to work after June 30, 2016.

    • Novelist K-8 Plus (EBSCO)
      Search or browse for picture books, novels and series; for infants through teens.

    • Primary Search (EBSCO)

      Full-text for more than 70 popular magazines for elementary school research; articles are assigned a reading level indicator (Lexiles). Primary Search has been replaced by Explora Primary Schools. Primary Search will cease to work after June 30, 2016.

    • Searchasaurus (EBSCO)

      Elementary students can search articles by keyword or by topic. Searchasaurus has been replaced by Explora Primary Schools. Searchasaurus will cease to work after June 30, 2016.

    • Explora Public Libraries (EBSCO)

      Designed specifically for public libraries, Explora Public Libraries contains full text for periodicals covering general reference, business, health, education, general science, multicultural issues and much more. Includes full-text Consumer Resources articles.

    • Foundation Directory Online Professional
      Foundation Directory Online is the most comprehensive resource for private funding research on the Web, includes the ability to search over 100,000 foundations, 3 million grants, Foundation news and other useful features. AVAILABLE ONLY AT THE HYATTSVILLE BRANCH; NO REMOTE ACCESS.

    • Foundation Grants to Individuals Online Professional
      Foundation Grants to Individuals Online is an online database of more than 10,000 foundation and public charity programs that fund students, artists, researchers, and other individual grantseekers. AVAILABLE ONLY AT THE HYATTSVILLE BRANCH; NO REMOTE ACCESS.

    • Gale Legal Forms
      Legal forms for Maryland, the District of Columbia and Virginia - wills, name changes, contracts, and more. Click on "Other State Subscriptions" at the top of the page to access legal forms for DC and VA.

    • Home Improvement Reference Center (EBSCO)

      A full text database designed to assist homeowners in do-it-yourself home repair, maintenance, and remodeling projects. Step-by-step instructions for thousands of projects in the areas of plumbing, outdoor, woodworking, electrical, and decorating are provided in high-quality PDF files. Additionally, thousands of articles from magazines and reference books provide tips and suggestions to supplement the step-by-step project instructions.

    • Magazine Index - Explora Public Libraries (EBSCO)

      Designed specifically for public libraries, Explora Public Libraries contains full text for periodicals covering general reference, business, health, education, general science, multicultural issues and much more. Includes full-text Consumer Resources articles.

    • Magazine Index - MasterFILE Premier (EBSCO)

      Designed specifically for public libraries, MasterFILE Premier contains full text for more than 1,900 periodicals covering general reference, business, health, education, general science, multicultural issues and much more. Includes full-text Consumer Resources articles.  MasterFILE Premier has been replaced by Magazine Index - Explora Public Libraries. MasterFILE Premier will cease to work after June 30, 2016.

    • ReferenceUSA (Infogroup, Inc.)
      Detailed information on more than 24 million businesses, 262 million consumers, US new businesses, US new homeowners and movers; records are continuously updated.

    • Small Engine Repair Reference Center (EBSCO)

      Contains thousands of accurate and concise step-by-step maintenance and repair instructions for small engine machines and their supporting components. Routine maintenance, such as tune-ups and brake service, as well as more extensive repairs involving engine transmission disassembly are covered. Engines types include: motorcycles, ATVs, personal water craft, snowmobiles, lawn mowers, tractors, snow blowers, generators, and more. Many documents contain photos and detailed illustrations to visually support step-by-step procedures.

    • ReferenceUSA (Infogroup, Inc.)
      Detailed information on more than 24 million businesses, 262 million consumers, US new businesses, US new homeowners and movers; records are continuously updated.

    • ABC-CLIO eBooks
      Digital versions of encyclopedias, dictionaries, handbooks, and guides on topics such as history, business, current events, world cultures, folklore, food and cooking, and many more.

    • Gale Virtual Reference Library (GVRL)
      E-reference books which can be searched or browsed; topics include biography, business (including business plans!), environment, medicine, etc.

    • Oxford Reference E-Books
      A collection of electronic dictionaries, encyclopedias and companions to many topics including the arts, human rights, history, and culture.

    • Safari Books Online (ProQuest)
      Safari Books Online is the premier on-demand digital library providing more than 3000 e-books and videos on technology, digital media, computer languages, network administration, desktop applications, operating systems, database management and other business software.

    • ArtistWorks (Recorded Books Digital)

      Provides world-class instruction through self-paced video lessons from Grammy Award-winning music professionals and artistic professionals.  Beginner to advanced instruction, video-based with bookmarking features.

    • Explora Educator's Edition (EBSCO)

      The Educator’s Edition of Explora highlights content relevant to teachers, including lessons plans, curriculum standards, and other professional development resources.

    • Gale Virtual Reference Library (GVRL)
      E-reference books which can be searched or browsed; topics include biography, business (including business plans!), environment, medicine, etc.

    • Learning Express Library 3.0
      Practice tests for college entrance, employment, and citizenship. Tutorials in basic skills for math, reading, and writing.

    • Lynda.com
      Lynda.com is a leading online learning company that helps anyone learn business, software, technology and creative skills to achieve personal and professional goals.  Utilizes a large video library of engaging, top-quality courses taught by recognized industry experts.

    • America the Beautiful (Scholastic)

      Encyclopedia covering state-by-state history and current events for elementary and middle school students.   An element of Scholastic Go! (access in left menu).

    • Encyclopedia Americana (Scholastic)
      An encyclopedia, appropriate for high-school students and beyond.  An element of Grolier Online (access in left menu).

    • Encyclopedia Britannica Library Edition
      Britannica Library for children, young adults and adults. Search encyclopedia articles as well as magazines, web sites, and videos. You can also explore primary sources, a dictionary, and the Year in Review.

    • Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia (EBSCO)
      Search this student encyclopedia; contains full-text articles and images.

    • Gale Virtual Reference Library (GVRL)
      E-reference books which can be searched or browsed; topics include biography, business (including business plans!), environment, medicine, etc.

    • Lands and Peoples (Scholastic)
      An encyclopedia of countries, cultures, and current events for middle school and high school students.  An element of Grolier Online (access in left menu).

    • Scholastic Go! (Grolier Online)

      Multiple reference sources including Encyclopedia Americana, The New Book of Popular Science, Lands and Peoples, World Newspapers, and more.

    • Freegal Music Downloads (Library Ideas, LLC)
      Download 5 free songs per week from a library of millions! Listen to up to three hours of streaming music per day. Note: Temporary registration numbers will not allow access.

    • Gale Virtual Reference Library (GVRL)
      E-reference books which can be searched or browsed; topics include biography, business (including business plans!), environment, medicine, etc.

    • Hobbies and Crafts Reference Center (EBSCO)

      Articles, periodicals, books and video that focus on categories of interest to hobbies and crafts enthusiasts. 

    • Hoopla
    • InstantFlix powered by IndieFlix (Recorded Books Digital)

      InstantFlix is a streaming movie service offering thousands of high-quality shorts, features, documentaries, classic TV shows and Web series from 85 countries.

    • International Encyclopedia of Dance (Oxford Reference E-Books)

      With nearly 2,000 articles written by scholars from fifty countries, the Encyclopedia covers the full spectrum of dance—theatrical, ritual, dance-drama, folk, traditional, ethnic, and social dance. Cultural and national overviews are accompanied by entries on dance forms, music and costumes, performances, and biographies of dancers and choreographers. (Searching or browsing at the top of the page will show other Oxford titles which the Library may not have access to. To search within this title, use the search box on the left, lower on the page, titled "Search within work.")

    • Oxford Encyclopedia of Theatre and Performance (Oxford Reference E-Books)

      Provides authoritative and up-to-date information about theatre and performance from ancient Greek theatre to the latest developments in London, Paris, New York, and around the globe. In addition to performances in playhouses, it covers dance, opera, radio, film, television, and popular performance, including carnivals, circus, and public executions. (Searching or browsing at the top of the page will show other Oxford titles which the Library may not have access to. To search within this title, use the search box on the left, lower on the page, titled "Search within work.")

    • Oxford Reference E-Books
      A collection of electronic dictionaries, encyclopedias and companions to many topics including the arts, human rights, history, and culture.

    • Ancestry Library Edition (ProQuest)

      Search for genealogical information in censuses, passenger lists, citizenship records, birth, death and marriage records, etc. AVAILABLE ONLY TO USERS IN PGCMLS BRANCHES; NO REMOTE ACCESS.

    • Dictionary of American Family Names (Oxford Reference E-Books)

      Contains more than 70,000 of the most commonly occurring surnames in the United States, giving comparative frequencies, linguistic and historical explanations, selected associated forenames, and occasional genealogical notes. (Searching or browsing at the top of the page will show other Oxford titles which the Library may not have access to. To search within this title, use the search box on the left, lower on the page, titled "Search within work.")

    • HeritageQuest Online (ProQuest)
      For both genealogical and historical information, a collection of research materials for tracing family history and American culture. Search and send original documents (coverage dating back to the late 1700s) from censuses, books, periodicals, city directories and the Freedman's Bank.

    • ABC-CLIO eBooks
      Digital versions of encyclopedias, dictionaries, handbooks, and guides on topics such as history, business, current events, world cultures, folklore, food and cooking, and many more.

    • Encyclopedia Americana (Scholastic)
      An encyclopedia, appropriate for high-school students and beyond.  An element of Grolier Online (access in left menu).

    • Encyclopedia Britannica Library Edition
      Britannica Library for children, young adults and adults. Search encyclopedia articles as well as magazines, web sites, and videos. You can also explore primary sources, a dictionary, and the Year in Review.

    • Explora Public Libraries (EBSCO)

      Designed specifically for public libraries, Explora Public Libraries contains full text for periodicals covering general reference, business, health, education, general science, multicultural issues and much more. Includes full-text Consumer Resources articles.

    • Explora Secondary Schools (EBSCO)

      Research for middle school and high school students: search for your subject or browse topics such as arts and literature, biography, current issues, health and more. 

    • Full Text Finder (EBSCO)
      Search or browse publications available through Library databases and e-resources.  Watch a tutorial video.

    • Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia (EBSCO)
      Search this student encyclopedia; contains full-text articles and images.

    • Gale Virtual Reference Library (GVRL)
      E-reference books which can be searched or browsed; topics include biography, business (including business plans!), environment, medicine, etc.

    • HelpNow - Online Tutoring (Brainfuse)
      Live tutoring (including en espanol) available 2 pm to 11:55 pm EST.

    • Magazine Index - Explora Public Libraries (EBSCO)

      Designed specifically for public libraries, Explora Public Libraries contains full text for periodicals covering general reference, business, health, education, general science, multicultural issues and much more. Includes full-text Consumer Resources articles.

    • Magazine Index - MasterFILE Premier (EBSCO)

      Designed specifically for public libraries, MasterFILE Premier contains full text for more than 1,900 periodicals covering general reference, business, health, education, general science, multicultural issues and much more. Includes full-text Consumer Resources articles.  MasterFILE Premier has been replaced by Magazine Index - Explora Public Libraries. MasterFILE Premier will cease to work after June 30, 2016.

    • MAS Ultra - School Edition (EBSCO)

      This comprehensive database, designed specifically for high schoolers, contains full text for more than 700 popular high school magazines.  MAS Ultra has been replaced by Explora Secondary Schools. MAS Ultra will cease to work after June 30, 2016.

    • Middle Search Plus (EBSCO)

      Middle Search Plus contains full text for more than 140 popular, middle school magazines. All full text articles are assigned a reading level indicator (Lexiles).  Middle Search Plus has been replaced by Explora Secondary Schools. Middle Search Plus will cease to work after June 30, 2016.

    • Oxford Essential Quotations (Oxford Reference E-Books)

      Discover which of over 3,000 authors said that tantalising phrase, or search over 600 subjects to find an apt quotation for any occasion. (Searching or browsing at the top of the page will show other Oxford titles which the Library may not have access to. To search within this title, use the search box on the left, lower on the page, titled "Search within work.")

    • Scholastic Go! (Grolier Online)

      Multiple reference sources including Encyclopedia Americana, The New Book of Popular Science, Lands and Peoples, World Newspapers, and more.

    • Student Research Center (EBSCO)

      Students may search by keyword or by topic; sort results by source type-magazines, reference books, photos, flags, etc. Student Research Center has been replaced by Explora Primary Schools and Explora Secondary Schools. Student Research Center will cease to work after June 30, 2016.

    • ABC-CLIO eBooks
      Digital versions of encyclopedias, dictionaries, handbooks, and guides on topics such as history, business, current events, world cultures, folklore, food and cooking, and many more.

    • America the Beautiful (Scholastic)

      Encyclopedia covering state-by-state history and current events for elementary and middle school students.   An element of Scholastic Go! (access in left menu).

    • Encyclopedia of Africa (Oxford Reference E-Books)

      Articles covering prominent individuals, events, trends, places, political movements, art forms, business and trade, religions, ethnic groups, organizations, and countries throughout Africa. (Searching or browsing at the top of the page will show other Oxford titles which the Library may not have access to. To search within this title, use the search box on the left, lower on the page, titled "Search within work.")

    • Gale Virtual Reference Library (GVRL)
      E-reference books which can be searched or browsed; topics include biography, business (including business plans!), environment, medicine, etc.

    • Grove Encyclopedia of Islamic Art and Architecture (Oxford Reference E-Books)

      Offers over 1,600 up-to-date entries on Islamic art and architecture ranging from the Middle East to Central and South Asia, Africa, and Europe and spans over a thousand years of history. (Searching or browsing at the top of the page will show other Oxford titles which the Library may not have access to. To search within this title, use the search box on the left, lower on the page, titled "Search within work.")

    • Lands and Peoples (Scholastic)
      An encyclopedia of countries, cultures, and current events for middle school and high school students.  An element of Grolier Online (access in left menu).

    • Latino American Experience: The American Mosaic (ABC-Clio)
      Dedicated to the history and culture of Latinos. Much needed, very timely, muy fresca.

    • Oxford Companion to World Exploration (Oxford Reference E-Books)

      Offering information on all topics of exploration worldwide, from Antarctica to the North Pole, including advances in navigation, the discovery of the New World, polar expeditions, and the space age. In addition to examining the lives and expeditions of heroic and influential explorers, the book covers navigational and marine sciences and ranges from ancient cultures through modern space exploration. (Searching or browsing at the top of the page will show other Oxford titles which the Library may not have access to. To search within this title, use the search box on the left, lower on the page, titled "Search within work.")

    • Oxford Encyclopedia of African Thought (Oxford Reference E-Books)

      From St. Augustine and early Ethiopian philosophers to the anticolonialist movements of Pan Africanism and Negritude, this resource offers a comprehensive view of African thought, covering the intellectual tradition on the continent and throughout the diaspora. All major trends in African philosophy, political theory, and religion will be covered, as well as significant historical figures and social movements. (Searching or browsing at the top of the page will show other Oxford titles which the Library may not have access to. To search within this title, use the search box on the left, lower on the page, titled "Search within work.")

    • Oxford Encyclopedia of Ancient Greece and Rome (Oxford Reference E-Books)

      Offers a comprehensive overview of the major cultures of the classical Mediterranean world—Greek, Hellenistic, and Roman—from the Bronze Age to the fifth century CE. It also covers the legacy of the classical world and its interpretation and influence in subsequent centuries. (Searching or browsing at the top of the page will show other Oxford titles which the Library may not have access to. To search within this title, use the search box on the left, lower on the page, titled "Search within work.")

    • Oxford Encyclopedia of Maritime History (Oxford Reference E-Books)

      Covers the entire history of seafaring, from ancient Egyptian shipbuilders to the nuclear submarines and supertankers of today. Over nine hundred articles written by leading historians examine all aspects of maritime history, including naval history, shipbuilding, biographies of major figures, navigation and scientific instrumentation, maritime art and literature, commerce and economics, and international law. (Searching or browsing at the top of the page will show other Oxford titles which the Library may not have access to. To search within this title, use the search box on the left, lower on the page, titled "Search within work.")

    • Oxford Reference E-Books
      A collection of electronic dictionaries, encyclopedias and companions to many topics including the arts, human rights, history, and culture.

    • Scholastic Go! (Grolier Online)

      Multiple reference sources including Encyclopedia Americana, The New Book of Popular Science, Lands and Peoples, World Newspapers, and more.

    • Business Source Premier (EBSCO)
      Provides full text coverage of 2,966 scholarly business, management and economics journals, includes topics such as accounting, banking, finance, international business, marketing, sales, etc.

    • ABC-CLIO eBooks
      Digital versions of encyclopedias, dictionaries, handbooks, and guides on topics such as history, business, current events, world cultures, folklore, food and cooking, and many more.

    • African American Experience: The American Mosaic (ABC-Clio)
      Research resource for African American history and culture, including primary sources, timeline, audio clips, photographs, maps, and other images.

    • American Indian Experience: The American Mosaic (ABC-Clio)
      Features reference content, hundreds of primary documents, and thousands of images covering precontact to the colonial era into the 21st century, and from the Inuit of Alaska to the Seminole of Florida.

    • American Mosaic (ABC-Clio)
      Search across all or any combination of ABC-CLIO databases (The African American Experience, The American Indian Experience, The Latino American Experience and The ABC-CLIO e-books collection).

    • Biography in Context (Gale)
      Biographies with related full-text articles from magazines and newspapers. Search for people, both current and historic from all eras and fields of endeavor.

    • Encyclopedia of African American History, 1619-1895 (Oxford Reference E-Books)

      Documents the full range of the African American experience during this period — from the arrival of the first slave ship to the death of Frederick Douglass — and shows how all aspects of American culture, history, and national identity have been profoundly influenced by the experience of African Americans. (Searching or browsing at the top of the page will show other Oxford titles which the Library may not have access to. To search within this title, use the search box on the left, lower on the page, titled "Search within work.")

    • Encyclopedia of African American History, 1896 to the present (Oxford Reference E-Books)

      Traces the transition from the Reconstruction Era to the age of Jim Crow, the Harlem Renaissance, the Civil Rights Movement, and the ascendant influence of African Americans on the American cultural landscape. (Searching or browsing at the top of the page will show other Oxford titles which the Library may not have access to. To search within this title, use the search box on the left, lower on the page, titled "Search within work.")

    • Gale Virtual Reference Library (GVRL)
      E-reference books which can be searched or browsed; topics include biography, business (including business plans!), environment, medicine, etc.

    • History Reference Center (EBSCO)
      Search articles covering all periods of American and World history.

    • Latino American Experience: The American Mosaic (ABC-Clio)
      Dedicated to the history and culture of Latinos. Much needed, very timely, muy fresca.

    • Oxford Companion to World Exploration (Oxford Reference E-Books)

      Offering information on all topics of exploration worldwide, from Antarctica to the North Pole, including advances in navigation, the discovery of the New World, polar expeditions, and the space age. In addition to examining the lives and expeditions of heroic and influential explorers, the book covers navigational and marine sciences and ranges from ancient cultures through modern space exploration. (Searching or browsing at the top of the page will show other Oxford titles which the Library may not have access to. To search within this title, use the search box on the left, lower on the page, titled "Search within work.")

    • Oxford Encyclopedia of Ancient Greece and Rome (Oxford Reference E-Books)

      Offers a comprehensive overview of the major cultures of the classical Mediterranean world—Greek, Hellenistic, and Roman—from the Bronze Age to the fifth century CE. It also covers the legacy of the classical world and its interpretation and influence in subsequent centuries. (Searching or browsing at the top of the page will show other Oxford titles which the Library may not have access to. To search within this title, use the search box on the left, lower on the page, titled "Search within work.")

    • Oxford Encyclopedia of Food and Drink in America (Oxford Reference E-Books)

      Covers the significant events, inventions, and social movements that have shaped the way Americans view, prepare, and consume food and drink. Entries range across historical periods and the trends that characterize them, from the extravagant feasts of the Gilded Age to the diet fads of the nineties. (Searching or browsing at the top of the page will show other Oxford titles which the Library may not have access to. To search within this title, use the search box on the left, lower on the page, titled "Search within work.")

    • Oxford Encyclopedia of Latinos and Latinas in the United States (Oxford Reference E-Books)

      Draws together the diverse historical and contemporary experiences in the United States of Latinos and Latinas from Mexico, Puerto Rico, Cuba, the Dominican Republic, Central America, South America, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East. Over 900 articles written by academics, scholars, writers, artists, and journalists, address such broad topics as identity, art, politics, religion, education, health, and history. (Searching or browsing at the top of the page will show other Oxford titles which the Library may not have access to. To search within this title, use the search box on the left, lower on the page, titled "Search within work.")

    • Oxford Encyclopedia of Maritime History (Oxford Reference E-Books)

      Covers the entire history of seafaring, from ancient Egyptian shipbuilders to the nuclear submarines and supertankers of today. Over nine hundred articles written by leading historians examine all aspects of maritime history, including naval history, shipbuilding, biographies of major figures, navigation and scientific instrumentation, maritime art and literature, commerce and economics, and international law. (Searching or browsing at the top of the page will show other Oxford titles which the Library may not have access to. To search within this title, use the search box on the left, lower on the page, titled "Search within work.")

    • Oxford Encyclopedia of Women in World History (Oxford Reference E-Books)

      Covers the role women have played throughout world history, with over 650 biographies of influential women and over 600 topical articles covering topics such as geography and history, culture and society, organizations, movements, and gender studies. (Searching or browsing at the top of the page will show other Oxford titles which the Library may not have access to. To search within this title, use the search box on the left, lower on the page, titled "Search within work.")

    • Oxford Reference E-Books
      A collection of electronic dictionaries, encyclopedias and companions to many topics including the arts, human rights, history, and culture.

    • ABC-CLIO eBooks
      Digital versions of encyclopedias, dictionaries, handbooks, and guides on topics such as history, business, current events, world cultures, folklore, food and cooking, and many more.

    • Biography in Context (Gale)
      Biographies with related full-text articles from magazines and newspapers. Search for people, both current and historic from all eras and fields of endeavor.

    • Encyclopedia Americana (Scholastic)
      An encyclopedia, appropriate for high-school students and beyond.  An element of Grolier Online (access in left menu).

    • Encyclopedia Britannica Library Edition
      Britannica Library for children, young adults and adults. Search encyclopedia articles as well as magazines, web sites, and videos. You can also explore primary sources, a dictionary, and the Year in Review.

    • Explora Primary Schools (EBSCO)

      The Primary Schools version of Explora is designed for student research and classroom instruction specifically for students in grades K-5.

    • Explora Public Libraries (EBSCO)

      Designed specifically for public libraries, Explora Public Libraries contains full text for periodicals covering general reference, business, health, education, general science, multicultural issues and much more. Includes full-text Consumer Resources articles.

    • Explora Secondary Schools (EBSCO)

      Research for middle school and high school students: search for your subject or browse topics such as arts and literature, biography, current issues, health and more. 

    • Full Text Finder (EBSCO)
      Search or browse publications available through Library databases and e-resources.  Watch a tutorial video.

    • Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia (EBSCO)
      Search this student encyclopedia; contains full-text articles and images.

    • Gale Virtual Reference Library (GVRL)
      E-reference books which can be searched or browsed; topics include biography, business (including business plans!), environment, medicine, etc.

    • HelpNow - Online Tutoring (Brainfuse)
      Live tutoring (including en espanol) available 2 pm to 11:55 pm EST.

    • Homework Help - Live Tutoring (Brainfuse)
      A comprehensive suite of tutoring services designed for a range of academic needs; whether it's tackling a tough homework problem, learning an academic skill, or writing a term paper.

    • Kids Search (EBSCO)

      Elementary and middle school students can search and browse articles; includes Teacher Resources. Kids Search has been replaced by Explora Primary Schools. Kids Search will cease to work after June 30, 2016.

    • Magazine Index - Explora Public Libraries (EBSCO)

      Designed specifically for public libraries, Explora Public Libraries contains full text for periodicals covering general reference, business, health, education, general science, multicultural issues and much more. Includes full-text Consumer Resources articles.

    • MAS Ultra - School Edition (EBSCO)

      This comprehensive database, designed specifically for high schoolers, contains full text for more than 700 popular high school magazines.  MAS Ultra has been replaced by Explora Secondary Schools. MAS Ultra will cease to work after June 30, 2016.

    • Middle Search Plus (EBSCO)

      Middle Search Plus contains full text for more than 140 popular, middle school magazines. All full text articles are assigned a reading level indicator (Lexiles).  Middle Search Plus has been replaced by Explora Secondary Schools. Middle Search Plus will cease to work after June 30, 2016.

    • Opposing Viewpoints in Context (Gale)
      Covers today's hottest social issues, from Offshore Drilling to Climate Change, Health Care to Immigration, includes more than 19,000 pro/con viewpoint essays.

    • Primary Search (EBSCO)

      Full-text for more than 70 popular magazines for elementary school research; articles are assigned a reading level indicator (Lexiles). Primary Search has been replaced by Explora Primary Schools. Primary Search will cease to work after June 30, 2016.

    • Scholastic Go! (Grolier Online)

      Multiple reference sources including Encyclopedia Americana, The New Book of Popular Science, Lands and Peoples, World Newspapers, and more.

    • Science Reference Center (EBSCO)
      Contains full text for hundreds of science encyclopedias, reference books, periodicals, and other sources. Topics covered include: biology, chemistry, earth & space science, environmental science, health & medicine, history of science, life science, physics, science & society, science as inquiry, scientists, technology and wildlife.

    • Searchasaurus (EBSCO)

      Elementary students can search articles by keyword or by topic. Searchasaurus has been replaced by Explora Primary Schools. Searchasaurus will cease to work after June 30, 2016.

    • Student Research Center (EBSCO)

      Students may search by keyword or by topic; sort results by source type-magazines, reference books, photos, flags, etc. Student Research Center has been replaced by Explora Primary Schools and Explora Secondary Schools. Student Research Center will cease to work after June 30, 2016.

    • Hobbies and Crafts Reference Center (EBSCO)

      Articles, periodicals, books and video that focus on categories of interest to hobbies and crafts enthusiasts. 

    • Home Improvement Reference Center (EBSCO)

      A full text database designed to assist homeowners in do-it-yourself home repair, maintenance, and remodeling projects. Step-by-step instructions for thousands of projects in the areas of plumbing, outdoor, woodworking, electrical, and decorating are provided in high-quality PDF files. Additionally, thousands of articles from magazines and reference books provide tips and suggestions to supplement the step-by-step project instructions.

    • Career Transitions (Gale)
      Step-by-step guidance to discovering your interests, choosing a career, preparing a resume, searching job openings and more.

    • JobNow (Brainfuse)
      Complete a career assessment, search for jobs, create a resume and get expert feedback, and receive interview tips and live coaching on JobNow.

    • Transparent Language Online
      An easy-to-use interface that integrates real-life language use by native speakers.  With over 100 languages to choose from, every language learner will find something to interest them.

    • Business Source Premier (EBSCO)
      Provides full text coverage of 2,966 scholarly business, management and economics journals, includes topics such as accounting, banking, finance, international business, marketing, sales, etc.

    • Encyclopedia of Human Rights (Oxford Reference E-Books)

      Offers comprehensive coverage of all aspects of human rights theory, practice, law, and history in over 300 entries signed by leading scholars and human rights experts. The coverage includes major figures, organizations and institutions, human rights events and crises, and human rights norms. (Searching or browsing at the top of the page will show other Oxford titles which the Library may not have access to. To search within this title, use the search box on the left, lower on the page, titled "Search within work.")

    • Gale Legal Forms
      Legal forms for Maryland, the District of Columbia and Virginia - wills, name changes, contracts, and more. Click on "Other State Subscriptions" at the top of the page to access legal forms for DC and VA.

    • Gale Virtual Reference Library (GVRL)
      E-reference books which can be searched or browsed; topics include biography, business (including business plans!), environment, medicine, etc.

    • Oxford Encyclopedia of Maritime History (Oxford Reference E-Books)

      Covers the entire history of seafaring, from ancient Egyptian shipbuilders to the nuclear submarines and supertankers of today. Over nine hundred articles written by leading historians examine all aspects of maritime history, including naval history, shipbuilding, biographies of major figures, navigation and scientific instrumentation, maritime art and literature, commerce and economics, and international law. (Searching or browsing at the top of the page will show other Oxford titles which the Library may not have access to. To search within this title, use the search box on the left, lower on the page, titled "Search within work.")

    • America's Obituaries & Death Notices (NewsBank)
      A unique resource that contains more than 15 million recent death records from across the nation with new content added daily; searchable by name, date, or text within the notice.

    • Explora Public Libraries (EBSCO)

      Designed specifically for public libraries, Explora Public Libraries contains full text for periodicals covering general reference, business, health, education, general science, multicultural issues and much more. Includes full-text Consumer Resources articles.

    • Full Text Finder (EBSCO)
      Search or browse publications available through Library databases and e-resources.  Watch a tutorial video.

    • Journals of the American Physics Society
      Search or browse current and back issues of physics journals; see a list of available titles by clicking Journals at the top.

    • Magazine Index - Explora Public Libraries (EBSCO)

      Designed specifically for public libraries, Explora Public Libraries contains full text for periodicals covering general reference, business, health, education, general science, multicultural issues and much more. Includes full-text Consumer Resources articles.

    • Magazine Index - MasterFILE Premier (EBSCO)

      Designed specifically for public libraries, MasterFILE Premier contains full text for more than 1,900 periodicals covering general reference, business, health, education, general science, multicultural issues and much more. Includes full-text Consumer Resources articles.  MasterFILE Premier has been replaced by Magazine Index - Explora Public Libraries. MasterFILE Premier will cease to work after June 30, 2016.

    • Scholastic Go! (Grolier Online)

      Multiple reference sources including Encyclopedia Americana, The New Book of Popular Science, Lands and Peoples, World Newspapers, and more.

    • Searchasaurus (EBSCO)

      Elementary students can search articles by keyword or by topic. Searchasaurus has been replaced by Explora Primary Schools. Searchasaurus will cease to work after June 30, 2016.

    • Washington Post (ProQuest)
      Search or browse issues from 1988 to the present (full-text 1996-present) for one of America's most respected newspapers.

    • Washington Post, Historical Newspapers 1877-1998 (ProQuest)
      Browse and search complete issues; view articles, photos, ads, marriage announcements, obituaries and cartoons; and print, download, and share articles and images.

    • World Newspapers (Scholastic)
      Access to over 1,100 world newspapers in 73 languages, representing 195 countries.  An element of Grolier Online (link is in NewsNow area).

    • Zinio (Recorded Books Digital)
      Zinio, the world's largest digital newsstand, is available free with your library card! Page through popular magazines on your computer or mobile device.  And there is no time limit; once you check out a magazine, it will remain in your account until you delete it!

    • ABC-CLIO eBooks
      Digital versions of encyclopedias, dictionaries, handbooks, and guides on topics such as history, business, current events, world cultures, folklore, food and cooking, and many more.

    • African American Experience: The American Mosaic (ABC-Clio)
      Research resource for African American history and culture, including primary sources, timeline, audio clips, photographs, maps, and other images.

    • American Mosaic (ABC-Clio)
      Search across all or any combination of ABC-CLIO databases (The African American Experience, The American Indian Experience, The Latino American Experience and The ABC-CLIO e-books collection).

    • Black Women in America (Oxford Reference E-Books)

      In nearly 600 entries, Black Women in America celebrates the remarkable achievements of black women throughout history and highlights their ongoing contributions in America today. (Searching or browsing at the top of the page will show other Oxford titles which the Library may not have access to. To search within this title, use the search box on the left, lower on the page, titled "Search within work.")

    • Encyclopedia of Africa (Oxford Reference E-Books)

      Articles covering prominent individuals, events, trends, places, political movements, art forms, business and trade, religions, ethnic groups, organizations, and countries throughout Africa. (Searching or browsing at the top of the page will show other Oxford titles which the Library may not have access to. To search within this title, use the search box on the left, lower on the page, titled "Search within work.")

    • Encyclopedia of African American History, 1619-1895 (Oxford Reference E-Books)

      Documents the full range of the African American experience during this period — from the arrival of the first slave ship to the death of Frederick Douglass — and shows how all aspects of American culture, history, and national identity have been profoundly influenced by the experience of African Americans. (Searching or browsing at the top of the page will show other Oxford titles which the Library may not have access to. To search within this title, use the search box on the left, lower on the page, titled "Search within work.")

    • Encyclopedia of African American History, 1896 to the present (Oxford Reference E-Books)

      Traces the transition from the Reconstruction Era to the age of Jim Crow, the Harlem Renaissance, the Civil Rights Movement, and the ascendant influence of African Americans on the American cultural landscape. (Searching or browsing at the top of the page will show other Oxford titles which the Library may not have access to. To search within this title, use the search box on the left, lower on the page, titled "Search within work.")

    • Gale Virtual Reference Library (GVRL)
      E-reference books which can be searched or browsed; topics include biography, business (including business plans!), environment, medicine, etc.

    • Grove Encyclopedia of Islamic Art and Architecture (Oxford Reference E-Books)

      Offers over 1,600 up-to-date entries on Islamic art and architecture ranging from the Middle East to Central and South Asia, Africa, and Europe and spans over a thousand years of history. (Searching or browsing at the top of the page will show other Oxford titles which the Library may not have access to. To search within this title, use the search box on the left, lower on the page, titled "Search within work.")

    • Latino American Experience: The American Mosaic (ABC-Clio)
      Dedicated to the history and culture of Latinos. Much needed, very timely, muy fresca.

    • Oxford Encyclopedia of African Thought (Oxford Reference E-Books)

      From St. Augustine and early Ethiopian philosophers to the anticolonialist movements of Pan Africanism and Negritude, this resource offers a comprehensive view of African thought, covering the intellectual tradition on the continent and throughout the diaspora. All major trends in African philosophy, political theory, and religion will be covered, as well as significant historical figures and social movements. (Searching or browsing at the top of the page will show other Oxford titles which the Library may not have access to. To search within this title, use the search box on the left, lower on the page, titled "Search within work.")

    • Oxford Encyclopedia of Latinos and Latinas in the United States (Oxford Reference E-Books)

      Draws together the diverse historical and contemporary experiences in the United States of Latinos and Latinas from Mexico, Puerto Rico, Cuba, the Dominican Republic, Central America, South America, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East. Over 900 articles written by academics, scholars, writers, artists, and journalists, address such broad topics as identity, art, politics, religion, education, health, and history. (Searching or browsing at the top of the page will show other Oxford titles which the Library may not have access to. To search within this title, use the search box on the left, lower on the page, titled "Search within work.")

    • Oxford Reference E-Books
      A collection of electronic dictionaries, encyclopedias and companions to many topics including the arts, human rights, history, and culture.

    • ABC-CLIO eBooks
      Digital versions of encyclopedias, dictionaries, handbooks, and guides on topics such as history, business, current events, world cultures, folklore, food and cooking, and many more.

    • Gale Virtual Reference Library (GVRL)
      E-reference books which can be searched or browsed; topics include biography, business (including business plans!), environment, medicine, etc.

    • Oxford Encyclopedia of African Thought (Oxford Reference E-Books)

      From St. Augustine and early Ethiopian philosophers to the anticolonialist movements of Pan Africanism and Negritude, this resource offers a comprehensive view of African thought, covering the intellectual tradition on the continent and throughout the diaspora. All major trends in African philosophy, political theory, and religion will be covered, as well as significant historical figures and social movements. (Searching or browsing at the top of the page will show other Oxford titles which the Library may not have access to. To search within this title, use the search box on the left, lower on the page, titled "Search within work.")

    • ABC-CLIO eBooks
      Digital versions of encyclopedias, dictionaries, handbooks, and guides on topics such as history, business, current events, world cultures, folklore, food and cooking, and many more.

    • Encyclopedia of Evolution (Oxford Reference E-Books)

      A comprehensive guide to the essentials of evolutionary biology, entries by leading experts survey essential concepts and theories, present methods, models and findings, and discuss both the history of the field and current controversies. (Searching or browsing at the top of the page will show other Oxford titles which the Library may not have access to. To search within this title, use the search box on the left, lower on the page, titled "Search within work.")

    • Gale Virtual Reference Library (GVRL)
      E-reference books which can be searched or browsed; topics include biography, business (including business plans!), environment, medicine, etc.

    • Health Source: Consumer Edition (EBSCO)
      Access to nearly 300 full-text, consumer health periodicals, including American Fitness, Better Nutrition, Fit Pregnancy, Harvard Health Letter, Men's Health, Prevention, and Vegetarian Times.

    • Health Source: Nursing Academic Edition (EBSCO)
      This resource provides nearly 550 scholarly full text journals focusing on many medical disciplines.

    • Journals of the American Physics Society
      Search or browse current and back issues of physics journals; see a list of available titles by clicking Journals at the top.

    • Oxford Reference E-Books
      A collection of electronic dictionaries, encyclopedias and companions to many topics including the arts, human rights, history, and culture.

    • Scholastic Go! (Grolier Online)

      Multiple reference sources including Encyclopedia Americana, The New Book of Popular Science, Lands and Peoples, World Newspapers, and more.

    • Science Reference Center (EBSCO)
      Contains full text for hundreds of science encyclopedias, reference books, periodicals, and other sources. Topics covered include: biology, chemistry, earth & space science, environmental science, health & medicine, history of science, life science, physics, science & society, science as inquiry, scientists, technology and wildlife.

    • Fast Pencil (Recorded Books Digital)
      FastPencil for Libraries is a self-publishing platform for new or established authors to develop and edit works, along with the tools needed to publish the final result. If you have a Zinio account, use the same login information for FastPencil.

    • Business Source Premier (EBSCO)
      Provides full text coverage of 2,966 scholarly business, management and economics journals, includes topics such as accounting, banking, finance, international business, marketing, sales, etc.

    • Foundation Directory Online Professional
      Foundation Directory Online is the most comprehensive resource for private funding research on the Web, includes the ability to search over 100,000 foundations, 3 million grants, Foundation news and other useful features. AVAILABLE ONLY AT THE HYATTSVILLE BRANCH; NO REMOTE ACCESS.

    • Foundation Grants to Individuals Online Professional
      Foundation Grants to Individuals Online is an online database of more than 10,000 foundation and public charity programs that fund students, artists, researchers, and other individual grantseekers. AVAILABLE ONLY AT THE HYATTSVILLE BRANCH; NO REMOTE ACCESS.

    • Gale Virtual Reference Library (GVRL)
      E-reference books which can be searched or browsed; topics include biography, business (including business plans!), environment, medicine, etc.

    • ReferenceUSA (Infogroup, Inc.)
      Detailed information on more than 24 million businesses, 262 million consumers, US new businesses, US new homeowners and movers; records are continuously updated.

    • ABC-CLIO eBooks
      Digital versions of encyclopedias, dictionaries, handbooks, and guides on topics such as history, business, current events, world cultures, folklore, food and cooking, and many more.

    • American Mosaic (ABC-Clio)
      Search across all or any combination of ABC-CLIO databases (The African American Experience, The American Indian Experience, The Latino American Experience and The ABC-CLIO e-books collection).

    • Encyclopedia of Evolution (Oxford Reference E-Books)

      A comprehensive guide to the essentials of evolutionary biology, entries by leading experts survey essential concepts and theories, present methods, models and findings, and discuss both the history of the field and current controversies. (Searching or browsing at the top of the page will show other Oxford titles which the Library may not have access to. To search within this title, use the search box on the left, lower on the page, titled "Search within work.")

    • Encyclopedia of Human Rights (Oxford Reference E-Books)

      Offers comprehensive coverage of all aspects of human rights theory, practice, law, and history in over 300 entries signed by leading scholars and human rights experts. The coverage includes major figures, organizations and institutions, human rights events and crises, and human rights norms. (Searching or browsing at the top of the page will show other Oxford titles which the Library may not have access to. To search within this title, use the search box on the left, lower on the page, titled "Search within work.")

    • Encyclopedia of Social Work (Oxford Reference E-Books)

      Comprehensive in coverage and international in scope, coverage includes demographic changes from immigration, technology, the implications of managed care, faith-based assistance, evidence-based practice, gerontology, and trauma and disaster.  A valuable resource to social work practitioners, scholars, and students alike. (Searching or browsing at the top of the page will show other Oxford titles which the Library may not have access to. To search within this title, use the search box on the left, lower on the page, titled "Search within work.")

    • Gale Virtual Reference Library (GVRL)
      E-reference books which can be searched or browsed; topics include biography, business (including business plans!), environment, medicine, etc.

    • Opposing Viewpoints in Context (Gale)
      Covers today's hottest social issues, from Offshore Drilling to Climate Change, Health Care to Immigration, includes more than 19,000 pro/con viewpoint essays.

    • Oxford Encyclopedia of Women in World History (Oxford Reference E-Books)

      Covers the role women have played throughout world history, with over 650 biographies of influential women and over 600 topical articles covering topics such as geography and history, culture and society, organizations, movements, and gender studies. (Searching or browsing at the top of the page will show other Oxford titles which the Library may not have access to. To search within this title, use the search box on the left, lower on the page, titled "Search within work.")

    • Oxford Reference E-Books
      A collection of electronic dictionaries, encyclopedias and companions to many topics including the arts, human rights, history, and culture.

    • Gale Virtual Reference Library (GVRL)
      E-reference books which can be searched or browsed; topics include biography, business (including business plans!), environment, medicine, etc.

    • Lynda.com
      Lynda.com is a leading online learning company that helps anyone learn business, software, technology and creative skills to achieve personal and professional goals.  Utilizes a large video library of engaging, top-quality courses taught by recognized industry experts.

    • Safari Books Online (ProQuest)
      Safari Books Online is the premier on-demand digital library providing more than 3000 e-books and videos on technology, digital media, computer languages, network administration, desktop applications, operating systems, database management and other business software.

    • Science Reference Center (EBSCO)
      Contains full text for hundreds of science encyclopedias, reference books, periodicals, and other sources. Topics covered include: biology, chemistry, earth & space science, environmental science, health & medicine, history of science, life science, physics, science & society, science as inquiry, scientists, technology and wildlife.

    • Small Engine Repair Reference Center (EBSCO)

      Contains thousands of accurate and concise step-by-step maintenance and repair instructions for small engine machines and their supporting components. Routine maintenance, such as tune-ups and brake service, as well as more extensive repairs involving engine transmission disassembly are covered. Engines types include: motorcycles, ATVs, personal water craft, snowmobiles, lawn mowers, tractors, snow blowers, generators, and more. Many documents contain photos and detailed illustrations to visually support step-by-step procedures.

    • Learning Express Library 3.0
      Practice tests for college entrance, employment, and citizenship. Tutorials in basic skills for math, reading, and writing.

    • ArtistWorks (Recorded Books Digital)

      Provides world-class instruction through self-paced video lessons from Grammy Award-winning music professionals and artistic professionals.  Beginner to advanced instruction, video-based with bookmarking features.

    • Grove Encyclopedia of Decorative Arts (Oxford Reference E-Books)

      Contains over 3,000 entries covering thousands of years of decorative arts production throughout western and non-western cultures. (Searching or browsing at the top of the page will show other Oxford titles which the Library may not have access to. To search within this title, use the search box on the left, lower on the page, titled "Search within work.")

    • Grove Encyclopedia of Islamic Art and Architecture (Oxford Reference E-Books)

      Offers over 1,600 up-to-date entries on Islamic art and architecture ranging from the Middle East to Central and South Asia, Africa, and Europe and spans over a thousand years of history. (Searching or browsing at the top of the page will show other Oxford titles which the Library may not have access to. To search within this title, use the search box on the left, lower on the page, titled "Search within work.")

    • Grove Encyclopedia of Materials and Techniques in Art (Oxford Reference E-Books)

      Provides fascinating historical and current uses of materials and techniques in a wide range of areas from painting and sculpture to non-traditional media such as digital and video art. For anyone who studies, creates, collects, or deals in works of art, this book is an indispensable resource. (Searching or browsing at the top of the page will show other Oxford titles which the Library may not have access to. To search within this title, use the search box on the left, lower on the page, titled "Search within work.")

    • Hobbies and Crafts Reference Center (EBSCO)

      Articles, periodicals, books and video that focus on categories of interest to hobbies and crafts enthusiasts. 

    • International Encyclopedia of Dance (Oxford Reference E-Books)

      With nearly 2,000 articles written by scholars from fifty countries, the Encyclopedia covers the full spectrum of dance—theatrical, ritual, dance-drama, folk, traditional, ethnic, and social dance. Cultural and national overviews are accompanied by entries on dance forms, music and costumes, performances, and biographies of dancers and choreographers. (Searching or browsing at the top of the page will show other Oxford titles which the Library may not have access to. To search within this title, use the search box on the left, lower on the page, titled "Search within work.")

    • Oxford Companion to Architecture (Oxford Reference E-Books)

      Contains over 1500 A-Z entries covering all aspects of architecture, from architects, building types, and movements and styles to materials, aspects of design, and definitions. It is particularly strong in its coverage of architecture around the world, and of modern and vernacular architecture. (Searching or browsing at the top of the page will show other Oxford titles which the Library may not have access to. To search within this title, use the search box on the left, lower on the page, titled "Search within work.")

    • Oxford Encyclopedia of Theatre and Performance (Oxford Reference E-Books)

      Provides authoritative and up-to-date information about theatre and performance from ancient Greek theatre to the latest developments in London, Paris, New York, and around the globe. In addition to performances in playhouses, it covers dance, opera, radio, film, television, and popular performance, including carnivals, circus, and public executions. (Searching or browsing at the top of the page will show other Oxford titles which the Library may not have access to. To search within this title, use the search box on the left, lower on the page, titled "Search within work.")

    • Oxford Reference E-Books
      A collection of electronic dictionaries, encyclopedias and companions to many topics including the arts, human rights, history, and culture.

    • Black Women in America (Oxford Reference E-Books)

      In nearly 600 entries, Black Women in America celebrates the remarkable achievements of black women throughout history and highlights their ongoing contributions in America today. (Searching or browsing at the top of the page will show other Oxford titles which the Library may not have access to. To search within this title, use the search box on the left, lower on the page, titled "Search within work.")

    • Oxford Encyclopedia of Women in World History (Oxford Reference E-Books)

      Covers the role women have played throughout world history, with over 650 biographies of influential women and over 600 topical articles covering topics such as geography and history, culture and society, organizations, movements, and gender studies. (Searching or browsing at the top of the page will show other Oxford titles which the Library may not have access to. To search within this title, use the search box on the left, lower on the page, titled "Search within work.")