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American CultureAmerican Culture

Art and CultureArts & Culture

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Books and LiteratureBooks & Literature

Business and Finance

Business-Finance-Investing

Children
Children

Comics and Graphic Novels

Comics & Graphic Novels

DIYDIY

Entertainment
Entertainment

GeneologyGenealogy

General Research and EncyclopediasGeneral Research & Encyclopedias

Geography and World CulturesGeography & World Cultures

Government and Law

Government & Law

Health and MedicineHealth & Medicine

History
History

Jobs and CareerJobs & Career

LanguagesLanguages

Magazines and NewspapersMagazines & Newspapers

Science and EnvironmentScience & the Environment

Social IssuesSocial Issues

  • ABC-CLIO eBooks

    Encyclopedias, dictionaries, handbooks, and guides on history, business, current events, world cultures, folklore, food and cooking, and many more.

  • ABC-CLIO Solutions

    Search across any combination of ABC-CLIO databases (The African American Experience, American History, The American Indian Experience, Daily Life through History, Issues: Controversy and Society, The Latino American Experience, World Geography, World History: Ancient and Medieval Eras, World History: The Modern Era, and The ABC-CLIO e-book collection).

  • ABCmouse.com

    ABCmouse.com helps kids learn to read through phonics, and teaches lessons in math, social studies, art, music, and much more. AVAILABLE ONLY TO USERS IN PGCMLS BRANCHES; NO REMOTE ACCESS.

  • Acorn (RBdigital)

    Stream world-class mysteries, dramas, and comedies from Britain.

  • African American Experience: The American Mosaic (ABC-CLIO)

    Research African American history and culture, including primary sources, timelines, audio clips, photographs, maps, and images.

  • African American Heritage (ProQuest)

    African American Heritage is a digital genealogy resource exclusively devoted to African American family history research.

  • America's Obituaries & Death Notices (NewsBank)

    Contains more than 15 million recent death records from across the nation with new content added daily. Records are searchable by name, date, or text within the notice.

  • American History (ABC-Clio)

    Surveys American history from the colonial era and American Revolution through to the nation’s rise to eminence as a global superpower, analyzing American political conflict, economic development, and changing culture and thought.

  • American Indian Experience: The American Mosaic (ABC-CLIO)

    Reference materials include hundreds of primary documents and thousands of images from the Inuit of Alaska to the Seminole of Florida covering precontact to the colonial era into the 21st century.

  • Ancestry Library Edition (ProQuest)

    Tutorial videos
    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)

    Tutorial videos
    Provides world-class vocal, instrumental, and artistic instruction through self-paced video lessons from Grammy Award-winning musicians and artistic professionals.

  • AutoMate (EBSCO)

    Tutorial Videos
    AutoMate provides the most accurate, authoritative and up-to-date service and repair information for thousands of domestic and imported vehicles. All content comes from the Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEM) and includes step-by-step repair information, diagrams, maintenance schedules, parts and labor estimates, service bulletins, and recalls.

  • 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 books, interviews, magazines, and newspapers. Search for people based on name, occupation, nationality, ethnicity, birth/death dates and places, or gender.

  • Black Studies Center (ProQuest)

    Black Studies Center includes scholarly essays, recent periodicals, historical newspaper articles, reference books, and much more that record and illuminate the Black experience, from ancient Africa through modern times.

  • Business Source Complete (EBSCO)

    Provides full text coverage of 2,966 scholarly business, management, and economics journals. Non-journal content includes company profiles, country reports, industry reports, market research reports, and SWOT analyses.

  • Career Transitions (Gale)

    Step-by-step guidance to discovering your interests, choosing a career, preparing a resume, finding schools and programs, searching job openings, and more.

  • Chicago Tribune 1985-present (ProQuest)

    The Chicago Tribune keeps readers informed of the latest news from the Chicago area, the nation, and the world every day.

  • ComicsPlus

    Enjoy unlimited access to thousands of digital graphic novels and comics. Browse by genre, publisher, or title; checkouts are for seven days with unlimited renewals.

  • Daily Life through History (ABC-CLIO)

    Explores the daily lives of ordinary people through time and across the globe. This resource provides details about family life, work, food, clothing, sports, language, literature, romance, education, gender roles, social customs, 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.

  • Ebook Central (ProQuest)

    Ebooks in the STEM field covering a wide range of subjects including Agriculture, Computer Science/IT, Engineering, Environmental Studies, Mathematics, and Science.

  • EBSCOhost

    Choose from the full range of EBSCO resources provided through PGCMLS.

  • 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.

  • 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)

    Tutorial videos
    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)

    Search results include articles, essays, and primary source documents. Contains full text for periodicals covering general reference, business, health, education, general science, multicultural issues and much more. Includes full-text Consumer Reports articles.

  • Explora Secondary Schools (EBSCO)

    Tutorial videos
    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. 

  • Foundation Directory Online Professional

    Provides private funding research with many useful features including the ability to search over 100,000 foundations, 3 million grants, and Foundation news. AVAILABLE ONLY AT THE Laurel 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 Laurel BRANCH; NO REMOTE ACCESS.

  • Foundation Maps

    Foundation Maps is Foundation Center’s premier data visualization tool and the easiest way to see who is funding what and where around the world.  AVAILABLE ONLY AT THE Laurel BRANCH; NO REMOTE ACCESS.

  • Freegal Music Downloads (Library Ideas, LLC)

    Tutorial videos
    Download 5 free songs per week from a library of millions! Listen to up to three hours of streaming music per day. 

  • Full Text Finder (EBSCO)

    Tutorial Video.

    Search or browse all publications available through EBSCO, divided by discipline. Popular titles include Creative Knitting, Consumer Reports, and Consumer Reports Buying Guide.

  • Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia (EBSCO)

    Search this student encyclopedia containing over 25,000 entries.

  • Gale Legal Forms

    Tutorial videos
    Maryland, District of Columbia, Virginia, and Federal legal forms for wills, name changes, contracts, and more. Click "All State Subscriptions" to access legal forms for DC and VA.

  • GALE Small Business Builder

    Gale Small Business Builder is a step-by-step online planning tool for starting, managing, and optimizing a business or nonprofit. Complete the entrepreneur profile, business ideation, break-even analysis, business plans, and financial projections to develop a full business portfolio.

  • Gale Virtual Reference Library (GVRL)

    Tutorial videos
    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 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 (Brainfuse)

    Live tutoring (including en espanol) available 2pm to 11:55pm EST. Use SkillSurfer to practice long division, improve reading comprehension, and learn other key skills. Submit a writing sample to the Writing Lab and get feedback on structure, grammar, style and content to help you better organize and present your thoughts and information

  • HeritageQuest Online (ProQuest)

    A collection of research materials containing family history, genealogies, city directories, census data, and schedules.

  • History Reference Center (EBSCO)

    Tutorial videos
    American and world history-oriented reference books, encyclopedias, journals, documents, biographies, images, videos, and maps.

  • Hobbies and Crafts Reference Center (EBSCO)

    Tutorial videos
    Offers detailed how-to instructions, articles, periodicals, books, video and creative ideas to meet the interests of virtually every hobby enthusiast.

  • Home Improvement Reference Center (EBSCO)

    Tutorial video
    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.

  • Hoopla

    Tutorial videos

    Stream or temporarily download popular movies, television shows, and music on your smartphone, tablet, or computer. Every user gets six (6) checkouts per month.

  • Issues: Understanding Controversy and Society (ABC-Clio)

    Brings important issues in today’s world to attention, highlighting the complete historical background, contemporary status, and global view of each. Provides authoritative context, diverse expert perspectives, and carefully selected primary and secondary sources for truly understanding the issues that currently affect much of our global society, and for developing informed positions on those engendering controversy.

  • 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.

  • Kanopy

    Tutorial videos
    Kanopy is an online video streaming platform with 26,000 movies, documentaries, and indie and foreign films from over hundreds of producers including The Criterion Collection, The Great Courses, Kino Lorber, PBS, and thousands of independent filmmakers. Users are limited to 10 videos streamed every month.

  • Latino American Experience: The American Mosaic (ABC-Clio)

    Dedicated to the history and culture of Latinos. (Dedicado a la historia y la cultura de los latinos.)

  • Learning Express Library 3.0

    Tutorial videos
    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.

  • Los Angeles Times 1985-present (ProQuest)

    The Los Angeles Times is one of the largest metropolitan newspapers in the U.S. It has won numerous journalism awards including 37 Pulitzer prizes, five of which are gold medals for public service.

  • Lynda.com

    Tutorial videos
    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. Log in with your library card number and PIN.

  • 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 Reports articles.

  • MasterFILE Premier (EBSCO)

    MasterFILE Premier contains magazines and publications that cover a wide-range of subject areas including business, health, education, general science and multicultural issues.

  • 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

    Tutorial videos
    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 York Times 1980-present (ProQuest)

    The New York Times is considered the official U.S. newspaper because it publishes the complete text of important documents, speeches, and presidential press conferences.

  • 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)

    Tutorial videos
    For fiction lovers. Includes searchable fiction reviews, read-alike lists, award winners, and reading group guides.

  • 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

    Tutorial videos
    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 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. 

  • PebbleGo

    PebbleGo databases help to teach research skills to K-3 students, and include built-in reading and research tools such as leveled text, consistent navigation, fun educational games, and spoken-word audio that models correct pronunciation and fluency.

  • Pongalo (RBdigital)

    Stream Spanish-language telenovelas and translated movies.

  • RBdigital, formerly OneClick Digital (Recorded Books Digital)

    Tutorial videos
    Search, check out and listen to the best in audiobooks on your computer or mobile device with RBdigital. 

  • RBdigital, formerly Zinio (Recorded Books Digital)

    Tutorial videos
    Search, check out and read the best in magazines with RBdigital. Page through popular magazines on your mobile device. And there is no time limit; once you check out a magazine, it will remain in your account until you delete it!

  • ReferenceUSA (Infogroup, Inc.)

    Tutorial videos
    Detailed information on more than 44 million businesses and 271 million consumers; 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.

  • Rosetta Stone Library Solution

    Tutorial videos
    Improve your English or learn another language with the Rosetta Stone Library Solution. This is an effective, easy-to-use program that allows you to learn a new language on your own time, available in 30 languages. Start your interactive language-learning journey today.
    When logging in to Rosetta Stone, enter your email address, the password that you created, and the language you will study (this must match the language you choose once logged in).
    Help with logging in to Rosetta Stone Library Solutions
    Help with using the Rosetta Stone app.

  • 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.

  • Small Engine Repair Reference Center (EBSCO)

    Tutorial videos
    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.

  • The Wall Street Journal 1984-present (ProQuest)

    The Wall Street Journal is considered the preeminent publication for business news and information on financial markets worldwide.

  • The Washington Post 1987-present (ProQuest)

    The Washington Post is well known for not only in-depth news and analysis of American politics but also insightful coverage of national and international trends and events.

  • Transparent Language Online

    Tutorial videos
    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

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

  • VetNow (BrainFuse)

    Resources designed to help veterans navigate the Department of Veterans Affairs, prepare for college, and brush up on job skills.

  • Washington Consumers' Checkbook

    Consumers' Checkbook is an independent nonprofit consumer organization founded in 1974. It surveys consumers and evaluates the quality and prices of local services and products in the Washington D.C. metro area. Checkbook also provides comprehensive advice to help people save time, money, and hassle. AVAILABLE ONLY TO USERS IN PGCMLS BRANCHES; NO REMOTE ACCESS.

  • Washington Post & Major Daily Newspapers (ProQuest)

    Search or browse issues from 1987 to the present for one of America's most respected newspapers. Also search through The New York Times (1980-present), The Wall Street Journal (1984-present), The Los Angeles Times (1985-present), and the Chicago Tribune (1985-present).

  • Washington Post, Historical Newspapers 1877-2000 (ProQuest)

    Browse and search complete issues; view articles, photos, ads, marriage announcements, obituaries and cartoons; print, download, and share articles and images.

  • World Geography: Understanding a Changing World (ABC-Clio)

    Focusing on the geographic, political, social, economic, environmental, and cultural forces that are increasingly important in our globalized world. Contains country profiles and primary and secondary sources including flags, speeches, recipes and facts and figures. 

  • World History: Ancient and Medieval Eras (ABC-Clio)

    Explores ancient civilizations, dynasties, and empires and profiles city-states, countries, and regions of the ancient and medieval world, providing a dynamic learning experience that encompasses intellectual developments, wars and cooperation, religion, cultural practices, and more from prehistory through to the beginning of the Renaissance. Presents intriguing questions and includes primary and secondary sources and Course Essential Video modules recorded by master teachers and scholars.

  • World History: The Modern Era (ABC-Clio)

    Covering the history of the world from 1500 to the present: the evolution of modern Europe since the Renaissance; concurrent developments in Asia, Africa, and the Islamic world; the global impact of the Industrial Revolution; revolutions in France and Latin America; imperialism; nationalism; World Wars I and II; growing global powers and more. Includes era explorations, primary sources, resources to strengthen critical thinking and Course Essential Video modules recorded by master teachers and scholars.

  • World Newspapers (Scholastic)

    Provides links to over 1,100 world newspaper websites in 73 languages, representing 195 countries. Full text is not provided through Scholastic.

    • ArtistWorks (Recorded Books Digital)

      Tutorial videos
      Provides world-class vocal, instrumental, and artistic instruction through self-paced video lessons from Grammy Award-winning musicians and artistic professionals.

    • Ebook Central (ProQuest)

      Ebooks in the STEM field covering a wide range of subjects including Agriculture, Computer Science/IT, Engineering, Environmental Studies, Mathematics, and Science.

    • Encyclopedia Britannica Library Edition

      Britannica Library for children, young adults, and adults. Search encyclopedia articles as well as magazines, web sites, and videos.

    • 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)

      Tutorial videos
      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)

      Search results include articles, essays, and primary source documents. Contains full text for periodicals covering general reference, business, health, education, general science, multicultural issues and much more. Includes full-text Consumer Reports articles.

    • Explora Secondary Schools (EBSCO)

      Tutorial videos
      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. 

    • Gale Virtual Reference Library (GVRL)

      Tutorial videos
      E-reference books which can be searched or browsed; topics include biography, business (including business plans!), environment, medicine, etc.

    • HelpNow (Brainfuse)

      Live tutoring (including en espanol) available 2pm to 11:55pm EST. Use SkillSurfer to practice long division, improve reading comprehension, and learn other key skills. Submit a writing sample to the Writing Lab and get feedback on structure, grammar, style and content to help you better organize and present your thoughts and information

    • Kanopy

      Tutorial videos
      Kanopy is an online video streaming platform with 26,000 movies, documentaries, and indie and foreign films from over hundreds of producers including The Criterion Collection, The Great Courses, Kino Lorber, PBS, and thousands of independent filmmakers. Users are limited to 10 videos streamed every month.

    • Learning Express Library 3.0

      Tutorial videos
      Practice tests for college entrance, employment, and citizenship. Tutorials in basic skills for math, reading, and writing.

    • Lynda.com

      Tutorial videos
      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. Log in with your library card number and PIN.

    • 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.

    • PebbleGo

      PebbleGo databases help to teach research skills to K-3 students, and include built-in reading and research tools such as leveled text, consistent navigation, fun educational games, and spoken-word audio that models correct pronunciation and fluency.

    • 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.

    • VetNow (BrainFuse)

      Resources designed to help veterans navigate the Department of Veterans Affairs, prepare for college, and brush up on job skills.

    • ABC-CLIO Solutions

      Search across any combination of ABC-CLIO databases (The African American Experience, American History, The American Indian Experience, Daily Life through History, Issues: Controversy and Society, The Latino American Experience, World Geography, World History: Ancient and Medieval Eras, World History: The Modern Era, and The ABC-CLIO e-book collection).

    • African American Experience: The American Mosaic (ABC-CLIO)

      Research African American history and culture, including primary sources, timelines, audio clips, photographs, maps, and images.

    • African American Heritage (ProQuest)

      African American Heritage is a digital genealogy resource exclusively devoted to African American family history research.

    • Black Studies Center (ProQuest)

      Black Studies Center includes scholarly essays, recent periodicals, historical newspaper articles, reference books, and much more that record and illuminate the Black experience, from ancient Africa through modern times.

    • HeritageQuest Online (ProQuest)

      A collection of research materials containing family history, genealogies, city directories, census data, and schedules.

    • ABC-CLIO Solutions

      Search across any combination of ABC-CLIO databases (The African American Experience, American History, The American Indian Experience, Daily Life through History, Issues: Controversy and Society, The Latino American Experience, World Geography, World History: Ancient and Medieval Eras, World History: The Modern Era, and The ABC-CLIO e-book collection).

    • African American Experience: The American Mosaic (ABC-CLIO)

      Research African American history and culture, including primary sources, timelines, audio clips, photographs, maps, and images.

    • American History (ABC-Clio)

      Surveys American history from the colonial era and American Revolution through to the nation’s rise to eminence as a global superpower, analyzing American political conflict, economic development, and changing culture and thought.

    • American Indian Experience: The American Mosaic (ABC-CLIO)

      Reference materials include hundreds of primary documents and thousands of images from the Inuit of Alaska to the Seminole of Florida covering precontact to the colonial era into the 21st century.

    • 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.

    • ComicsPlus

      Enjoy unlimited access to thousands of digital graphic novels and comics. Browse by genre, publisher, or title; checkouts are for seven days with unlimited renewals.

    • Ebook Central (ProQuest)

      Ebooks in the STEM field covering a wide range of subjects including Agriculture, Computer Science/IT, Engineering, Environmental Studies, Mathematics, and Science.

    • Overdrive

      Tutorial videos
      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.

    • RBdigital, formerly OneClick Digital (Recorded Books Digital)

      Tutorial videos
      Search, check out and listen to the best in audiobooks on your computer or mobile device with RBdigital. 

    • RBdigital, formerly Zinio (Recorded Books Digital)

      Tutorial videos
      Search, check out and read the best in magazines with RBdigital. Page through popular magazines on your mobile device. And there is no time limit; once you check out a magazine, it will remain in your account until you delete it!

    • Biography in Context (Gale)

      Biographies with related full-text articles from books, interviews, magazines, and newspapers. Search for people based on name, occupation, nationality, ethnicity, birth/death dates and places, or gender.

    • Gale Virtual Reference Library (GVRL)

      Tutorial videos
      E-reference books which can be searched or browsed; topics include biography, business (including business plans!), environment, medicine, etc.

    • ABC-CLIO eBooks

      Encyclopedias, dictionaries, handbooks, and guides on 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.

    • Gale Virtual Reference Library (GVRL)

      Tutorial videos
      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.

    • 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)

      Tutorial videos
      For fiction lovers. Includes searchable fiction reviews, read-alike lists, award winners, and reading group guides.

    • 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. 

    • ABC-CLIO eBooks

      Encyclopedias, dictionaries, handbooks, and guides on history, business, current events, world cultures, folklore, food and cooking, and many more.

    • Business Source Complete (EBSCO)

      Provides full text coverage of 2,966 scholarly business, management, and economics journals. Non-journal content includes company profiles, country reports, industry reports, market research reports, and SWOT analyses.

    • Explora Public Libraries (EBSCO)

      Search results include articles, essays, and primary source documents. Contains full text for periodicals covering general reference, business, health, education, general science, multicultural issues and much more. Includes full-text Consumer Reports articles.

    • Foundation Directory Online Professional

      Provides private funding research with many useful features including the ability to search over 100,000 foundations, 3 million grants, and Foundation news. AVAILABLE ONLY AT THE Laurel 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 Laurel BRANCH; NO REMOTE ACCESS.

    • Foundation Maps

      Foundation Maps is Foundation Center’s premier data visualization tool and the easiest way to see who is funding what and where around the world.  AVAILABLE ONLY AT THE Laurel BRANCH; NO REMOTE ACCESS.

    • Gale Legal Forms

      Tutorial videos
      Maryland, District of Columbia, Virginia, and Federal legal forms for wills, name changes, contracts, and more. Click "All State Subscriptions" to access legal forms for DC and VA.

    • GALE Small Business Builder

      Gale Small Business Builder is a step-by-step online planning tool for starting, managing, and optimizing a business or nonprofit. Complete the entrepreneur profile, business ideation, break-even analysis, business plans, and financial projections to develop a full business portfolio.

    • Gale Virtual Reference Library (GVRL)

      Tutorial videos
      E-reference books which can be searched or browsed; topics include biography, business (including business plans!), environment, medicine, etc.

    • 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 Reports articles.

    • 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

      Tutorial videos
      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.)

      Tutorial videos
      Detailed information on more than 44 million businesses and 271 million consumers; 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

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

    • Washington Consumers' Checkbook

      Consumers' Checkbook is an independent nonprofit consumer organization founded in 1974. It surveys consumers and evaluates the quality and prices of local services and products in the Washington D.C. metro area. Checkbook also provides comprehensive advice to help people save time, money, and hassle. AVAILABLE ONLY TO USERS IN PGCMLS BRANCHES; NO REMOTE ACCESS.

    • ABCmouse.com

      ABCmouse.com helps kids learn to read through phonics, and teaches lessons in math, social studies, art, music, and much more. AVAILABLE ONLY TO USERS IN PGCMLS BRANCHES; NO REMOTE ACCESS.

    • Beanstack

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

    • Explora Primary Schools (EBSCO)

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

    • Novelist K-8 Plus (EBSCO)

      Search or browse for picture books, novels and series; for infants through teens.

    • PebbleGo

      PebbleGo databases help to teach research skills to K-3 students, and include built-in reading and research tools such as leveled text, consistent navigation, fun educational games, and spoken-word audio that models correct pronunciation and fluency.

    • ComicsPlus

      Enjoy unlimited access to thousands of digital graphic novels and comics. Browse by genre, publisher, or title; checkouts are for seven days with unlimited renewals.

    • AutoMate (EBSCO)

      Tutorial Videos
      AutoMate provides the most accurate, authoritative and up-to-date service and repair information for thousands of domestic and imported vehicles. All content comes from the Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEM) and includes step-by-step repair information, diagrams, maintenance schedules, parts and labor estimates, service bulletins, and recalls.

    • Hobbies and Crafts Reference Center (EBSCO)

      Tutorial videos
      Offers detailed how-to instructions, articles, periodicals, books, video and creative ideas to meet the interests of virtually every hobby enthusiast.

    • Home Improvement Reference Center (EBSCO)

      Tutorial video
      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.

    • Small Engine Repair Reference Center (EBSCO)

      Tutorial videos
      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.

    • ABC-CLIO eBooks

      Encyclopedias, dictionaries, handbooks, and guides on history, business, current events, world cultures, folklore, food and cooking, and many more.

    • Encyclopedia Britannica Library Edition

      Britannica Library for children, young adults, and adults. Search encyclopedia articles as well as magazines, web sites, and videos.

    • Explora Public Libraries (EBSCO)

      Search results include articles, essays, and primary source documents. Contains full text for periodicals covering general reference, business, health, education, general science, multicultural issues and much more. Includes full-text Consumer Reports articles.

    • Explora Secondary Schools (EBSCO)

      Tutorial videos
      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)

      Tutorial Video.

      Search or browse all publications available through EBSCO, divided by discipline. Popular titles include Creative Knitting, Consumer Reports, and Consumer Reports Buying Guide.

    • Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia (EBSCO)

      Search this student encyclopedia containing over 25,000 entries.

    • Gale Virtual Reference Library (GVRL)

      Tutorial videos
      E-reference books which can be searched or browsed; topics include biography, business (including business plans!), environment, medicine, etc.

    • 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 Reports articles.

    • 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. 

    • PebbleGo

      PebbleGo databases help to teach research skills to K-3 students, and include built-in reading and research tools such as leveled text, consistent navigation, fun educational games, and spoken-word audio that models correct pronunciation and fluency.

    • ReferenceUSA (Infogroup, Inc.)

      Tutorial videos
      Detailed information on more than 44 million businesses and 271 million consumers; records are continuously updated.

    • Scholastic Go! (Grolier Online)

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

    • Washington Post, Historical Newspapers 1877-2000 (ProQuest)

      Browse and search complete issues; view articles, photos, ads, marriage announcements, obituaries and cartoons; print, download, and share articles and images.

    • World Newspapers (Scholastic)

      Provides links to over 1,100 world newspaper websites in 73 languages, representing 195 countries. Full text is not provided through Scholastic.

    • ABC-CLIO eBooks

      Encyclopedias, dictionaries, handbooks, and guides on history, business, current events, world cultures, folklore, food and cooking, and many more.

    • ABC-CLIO Solutions

      Search across any combination of ABC-CLIO databases (The African American Experience, American History, The American Indian Experience, Daily Life through History, Issues: Controversy and Society, The Latino American Experience, World Geography, World History: Ancient and Medieval Eras, World History: The Modern Era, and The ABC-CLIO e-book collection).

    • Gale Virtual Reference Library (GVRL)

      Tutorial videos
      E-reference books which can be searched or browsed; topics include biography, business (including business plans!), environment, medicine, etc.

    • Latino American Experience: The American Mosaic (ABC-Clio)

      Dedicated to the history and culture of Latinos. (Dedicado a la historia y la cultura de los latinos.)

    • Scholastic Go! (Grolier Online)

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

    • World Geography: Understanding a Changing World (ABC-Clio)

      Focusing on the geographic, political, social, economic, environmental, and cultural forces that are increasingly important in our globalized world. Contains country profiles and primary and secondary sources including flags, speeches, recipes and facts and figures. 

    • Business Source Complete (EBSCO)

      Provides full text coverage of 2,966 scholarly business, management, and economics journals. Non-journal content includes company profiles, country reports, industry reports, market research reports, and SWOT analyses.

    • Gale Legal Forms

      Tutorial videos
      Maryland, District of Columbia, Virginia, and Federal legal forms for wills, name changes, contracts, and more. Click "All State Subscriptions" to access legal forms for DC and VA.

    • Gale Virtual Reference Library (GVRL)

      Tutorial videos
      E-reference books which can be searched or browsed; topics include biography, business (including business plans!), environment, medicine, etc.

    • VetNow (BrainFuse)

      Resources designed to help veterans navigate the Department of Veterans Affairs, prepare for college, and brush up on job skills.

    • ABC-CLIO eBooks

      Encyclopedias, dictionaries, handbooks, and guides on history, business, current events, world cultures, folklore, food and cooking, and many more.

    • ABC-CLIO Solutions

      Search across any combination of ABC-CLIO databases (The African American Experience, American History, The American Indian Experience, Daily Life through History, Issues: Controversy and Society, The Latino American Experience, World Geography, World History: Ancient and Medieval Eras, World History: The Modern Era, and The ABC-CLIO e-book collection).

    • African American Experience: The American Mosaic (ABC-CLIO)

      Research African American history and culture, including primary sources, timelines, audio clips, photographs, maps, and images.

    • American History (ABC-Clio)

      Surveys American history from the colonial era and American Revolution through to the nation’s rise to eminence as a global superpower, analyzing American political conflict, economic development, and changing culture and thought.

    • American Indian Experience: The American Mosaic (ABC-CLIO)

      Reference materials include hundreds of primary documents and thousands of images from the Inuit of Alaska to the Seminole of Florida covering precontact to the colonial era into the 21st century.

    • Biography in Context (Gale)

      Biographies with related full-text articles from books, interviews, magazines, and newspapers. Search for people based on name, occupation, nationality, ethnicity, birth/death dates and places, or gender.

    • Black Studies Center (ProQuest)

      Black Studies Center includes scholarly essays, recent periodicals, historical newspaper articles, reference books, and much more that record and illuminate the Black experience, from ancient Africa through modern times.

    • Daily Life through History (ABC-CLIO)

      Explores the daily lives of ordinary people through time and across the globe. This resource provides details about family life, work, food, clothing, sports, language, literature, romance, education, gender roles, social customs, and more.

    • Gale Virtual Reference Library (GVRL)

      Tutorial videos
      E-reference books which can be searched or browsed; topics include biography, business (including business plans!), environment, medicine, etc.

    • History Reference Center (EBSCO)

      Tutorial videos
      American and world history-oriented reference books, encyclopedias, journals, documents, biographies, images, videos, and maps.

    • Latino American Experience: The American Mosaic (ABC-Clio)

      Dedicated to the history and culture of Latinos. (Dedicado a la historia y la cultura de los latinos.)

    • World History: Ancient and Medieval Eras (ABC-Clio)

      Explores ancient civilizations, dynasties, and empires and profiles city-states, countries, and regions of the ancient and medieval world, providing a dynamic learning experience that encompasses intellectual developments, wars and cooperation, religion, cultural practices, and more from prehistory through to the beginning of the Renaissance. Presents intriguing questions and includes primary and secondary sources and Course Essential Video modules recorded by master teachers and scholars.

    • World History: The Modern Era (ABC-Clio)

      Covering the history of the world from 1500 to the present: the evolution of modern Europe since the Renaissance; concurrent developments in Asia, Africa, and the Islamic world; the global impact of the Industrial Revolution; revolutions in France and Latin America; imperialism; nationalism; World Wars I and II; growing global powers and more. Includes era explorations, primary sources, resources to strengthen critical thinking and Course Essential Video modules recorded by master teachers and scholars.

    • Career Transitions (Gale)

      Step-by-step guidance to discovering your interests, choosing a career, preparing a resume, finding schools and programs, 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.

    • Learning Express Library 3.0

      Tutorial videos
      Practice tests for college entrance, employment, and citizenship. Tutorials in basic skills for math, reading, and writing.

    • VetNow (BrainFuse)

      Resources designed to help veterans navigate the Department of Veterans Affairs, prepare for college, and brush up on job skills.

    • HelpNow (Brainfuse)

      Live tutoring (including en espanol) available 2pm to 11:55pm EST. Use SkillSurfer to practice long division, improve reading comprehension, and learn other key skills. Submit a writing sample to the Writing Lab and get feedback on structure, grammar, style and content to help you better organize and present your thoughts and information

    • Overdrive

      Tutorial videos
      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.

    • Rosetta Stone Library Solution

      Tutorial videos
      Improve your English or learn another language with the Rosetta Stone Library Solution. This is an effective, easy-to-use program that allows you to learn a new language on your own time, available in 30 languages. Start your interactive language-learning journey today.
      When logging in to Rosetta Stone, enter your email address, the password that you created, and the language you will study (this must match the language you choose once logged in).
      Help with logging in to Rosetta Stone Library Solutions
      Help with using the Rosetta Stone app.

    • Transparent Language Online

      Tutorial videos
      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.

    • America's Obituaries & Death Notices (NewsBank)

      Contains more than 15 million recent death records from across the nation with new content added daily. Records are searchable by name, date, or text within the notice.

    • Chicago Tribune 1985-present (ProQuest)

      The Chicago Tribune keeps readers informed of the latest news from the Chicago area, the nation, and the world every day.

    • Explora Public Libraries (EBSCO)

      Search results include articles, essays, and primary source documents. Contains full text for periodicals covering general reference, business, health, education, general science, multicultural issues and much more. Includes full-text Consumer Reports articles.

    • Full Text Finder (EBSCO)

      Tutorial Video.

      Search or browse all publications available through EBSCO, divided by discipline. Popular titles include Creative Knitting, Consumer Reports, and Consumer Reports Buying Guide.

    • Los Angeles Times 1985-present (ProQuest)

      The Los Angeles Times is one of the largest metropolitan newspapers in the U.S. It has won numerous journalism awards including 37 Pulitzer prizes, five of which are gold medals for public service.

    • 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 Reports articles.

    • MasterFILE Premier (EBSCO)

      MasterFILE Premier contains magazines and publications that cover a wide-range of subject areas including business, health, education, general science and multicultural issues.

    • New York Times 1980-present (ProQuest)

      The New York Times is considered the official U.S. newspaper because it publishes the complete text of important documents, speeches, and presidential press conferences.

    • RBdigital, formerly Zinio (Recorded Books Digital)

      Tutorial videos
      Search, check out and read the best in magazines with RBdigital. Page through popular magazines on your mobile device. And there is no time limit; once you check out a magazine, it will remain in your account until you delete it!

    • Scholastic Go! (Grolier Online)

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

    • The Wall Street Journal 1984-present (ProQuest)

      The Wall Street Journal is considered the preeminent publication for business news and information on financial markets worldwide.

    • The Washington Post 1987-present (ProQuest)

      The Washington Post is well known for not only in-depth news and analysis of American politics but also insightful coverage of national and international trends and events.

    • Washington Post & Major Daily Newspapers (ProQuest)

      Search or browse issues from 1987 to the present for one of America's most respected newspapers. Also search through The New York Times (1980-present), The Wall Street Journal (1984-present), The Los Angeles Times (1985-present), and the Chicago Tribune (1985-present).

    • Washington Post, Historical Newspapers 1877-2000 (ProQuest)

      Browse and search complete issues; view articles, photos, ads, marriage announcements, obituaries and cartoons; print, download, and share articles and images.

    • World Newspapers (Scholastic)

      Provides links to over 1,100 world newspaper websites in 73 languages, representing 195 countries. Full text is not provided through Scholastic.

    • ABC-CLIO eBooks

      Encyclopedias, dictionaries, handbooks, and guides on history, business, current events, world cultures, folklore, food and cooking, and many more.

    • Gale Virtual Reference Library (GVRL)

      Tutorial videos
      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 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.

    • 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.

    • ABC-CLIO eBooks

      Encyclopedias, dictionaries, handbooks, and guides on history, business, current events, world cultures, folklore, food and cooking, and many more.

    • ABC-CLIO Solutions

      Search across any combination of ABC-CLIO databases (The African American Experience, American History, The American Indian Experience, Daily Life through History, Issues: Controversy and Society, The Latino American Experience, World Geography, World History: Ancient and Medieval Eras, World History: The Modern Era, and The ABC-CLIO e-book collection).

    • Gale Virtual Reference Library (GVRL)

      Tutorial videos
      E-reference books which can be searched or browsed; topics include biography, business (including business plans!), environment, medicine, etc.

    • Issues: Understanding Controversy and Society (ABC-Clio)

      Brings important issues in today’s world to attention, highlighting the complete historical background, contemporary status, and global view of each. Provides authoritative context, diverse expert perspectives, and carefully selected primary and secondary sources for truly understanding the issues that currently affect much of our global society, and for developing informed positions on those engendering controversy.

    • 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.

    • VetNow (BrainFuse)

      Resources designed to help veterans navigate the Department of Veterans Affairs, prepare for college, and brush up on job skills.