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American CultureAmerican Culture

Art and CultureArts & Culture

Downloadables Audiobooks & Ebooks

BiographyBiography

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

    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.

  • ABC-Clio Solutions

    Search across all or 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-books 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.

  • 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.

  • African American Heritage (ProQuest)

    ProQuest® African American Heritage is a groundbreaking digital resource exclusively devoted to African American family history research.

  • Amazing Animals of the World (Scholastic)

    A science-intensive encyclopedia appropriate for elementary-school students.

  • 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 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)

    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.

  • 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 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)

    Tutorial videos
    Auto repair information for domestic and foreign vehicles from 1954 to the present. Step-by-step procedures written specifically for the Do-It-Yourselfer, but comprehensive enough for professional technicians.

  • 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.

  • Biography Reference Center (EBSCO)

    Offers more than 450,000 full text biographies, including the complete full text run of Biography Today and Biography Magazine, as well as thousands of narrative biographies that are not available in other databases.

  • Black Studies Center (ProQuest)

    Black Studies Center is a leading tool that supports research, teaching, and learning in Black Studies and other disciplines that benefit from a more detailed coverage of the black experience such as history, literature, political science, sociology, philosophy, and religion. The Center includes a digital core collection of primary and secondary sources that record and illuminate the Black experience, from ancient Africa through modern times.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Brainfuse Live Online Tutoring

    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.

  • Business Source Complete (EBSCO)

    Provides full text coverage of 2,966 scholarly business, management and economics journals, with topics such as accounting, banking, finance, international business, marketing, sales, etc. 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, searching job openings and more.

  • ComicsPlus

    Enjoy 24/7 access to thousands of digital graphic novels and comics. Browse by genre, publisher or title; checkout is 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, providing details about family life, work, food, clothing, sports, language, literature, romance, education, gender roles, social customs, and more that cannot be found elsewhere. These details allow comparison of contemporary lives with those from history. Houses primary and secondary sources, presents questions which challenge users to develop informed opinions, and makes connections to literary classics.

  • 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 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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

    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 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.

  • Freading (Library Ideas, LLC)

    Tutorial videos
    Freading is an e-book service with titles always available for download. There are no waiting lists, Library cardholders receive 3 downloads per week and e-books are loaned for two weeks.

  • 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)

    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

    Tutorial videos
    Legal forms for Maryland, the District of Columbia and Virginia - 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. Users will complete their Entrepreneur Profile, Business Ideation, Break-Even Analysis, Business Plans, and Financial Projections to develop a business plan focused on long-term success.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • History Reference Center (EBSCO)

    Tutorial videos
    History-oriented reference books, encyclopedias, history journals, documents, biographies, images, videos and maps, covering all periods of American and World history.

  • 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.

  • 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

    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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Lands and Peoples (Scholastic)

    An encyclopedia of countries, cultures, and current events for middle school and high school students.

  • 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.

  • Literature Resource Center (Gale)

    Biographies, bibliographies, and critical analyses of authors from every age and literary discipline. For high school and up.
    Literature Resource Center (GALE) will be unavailable after September 30, 2017 Literary Reference Center (EBSCO) can be used instead.

  • 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.

  • 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

    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 Book of Knowledge (Scholastic)

    An encyclopedia, suitable for elementary and middle school students.

  • New Book of Popular Science (Scholastic)

    A science-intensive encyclopedia which is appropriate for both middle-school and high-school students.

  • 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.

  • OnePlay

    OnePlay is a digital gaming service. Library users can instantly download and play free unlimited PC and Android games with an active library card. There are currently over 2000 titles available. All games are checked out and downloaded via the desktop or Android app.

  • 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 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Oxford Reference E-Books

    A collection of electronic dictionaries, encyclopedias and companions to many topics including the arts, human rights, history, and culture.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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 (ProQuest)

    Search or browse issues from 1987 to the present for one of America's most respected newspapers.

  • 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

    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)

    Access to over 1,100 world newspapers in 73 languages, representing 195 countries.

  • Academics/Tutoring/Testing
    • ArtistWorks (Recorded Books Digital)

      Tutorial videos
      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.

    • Brainfuse Live Online Tutoring

      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.

    • 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 Americana (Scholastic)

      An encyclopedia, appropriate for high-school students and beyond.

    • 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 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 - 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.

    • 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.

  • African-American
    • ABC-Clio Solutions

      Search across all or 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-books collection).

    • 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.

    • African American Heritage (ProQuest)

      ProQuest® African American Heritage is a groundbreaking digital resource exclusively devoted to African American family history research.

    • Black Studies Center (ProQuest)

      Black Studies Center is a leading tool that supports research, teaching, and learning in Black Studies and other disciplines that benefit from a more detailed coverage of the black experience such as history, literature, political science, sociology, philosophy, and religion. The Center includes a digital core collection of primary and secondary sources that record and illuminate the Black experience, from ancient Africa through modern times.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • Oxford Reference E-Books

      A collection of electronic dictionaries, encyclopedias and companions to many topics including the arts, human rights, history, and culture.

  • American Culture
    • ABC-Clio Solutions

      Search across all or 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-books collection).

    • 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 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)

      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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • Oxford Reference E-Books

      A collection of electronic dictionaries, encyclopedias and companions to many topics including the arts, human rights, history, and culture.

  • Arts & Culture
  • Audiobooks & Ebooks
    • ComicsPlus

      Enjoy 24/7 access to thousands of digital graphic novels and comics. Browse by genre, publisher or title; checkout is 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.

    • Freading (Library Ideas, LLC)

      Tutorial videos
      Freading is an e-book service with titles always available for download. There are no waiting lists, Library cardholders receive 3 downloads per week and e-books are loaned for two weeks.

    • 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
  • Books & Literature
    • 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)

      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.

    • Literature Resource Center (Gale)

      Biographies, bibliographies, and critical analyses of authors from every age and literary discipline. For high school and up.
      Literature Resource Center (GALE) will be unavailable after September 30, 2017 Literary Reference Center (EBSCO) can be used instead.

    • 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 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.

    • 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.

    • Oxford Reference E-Books

      A collection of electronic dictionaries, encyclopedias and companions to many topics including the arts, human rights, history, and culture.

  • Business-Finance-Investing
    • 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 Complete (EBSCO)

      Provides full text coverage of 2,966 scholarly business, management and economics journals, with topics such as accounting, banking, finance, international business, marketing, sales, etc. 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

      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 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
      Legal forms for Maryland, the District of Columbia and Virginia - 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. Users will complete their Entrepreneur Profile, Business Ideation, Break-Even Analysis, Business Plans, and Financial Projections to develop a business plan focused on long-term success.

    • 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.

  • Children
    • 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.

    • Amazing Animals of the World (Scholastic)

      A science-intensive encyclopedia appropriate for elementary-school students.

    • 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.

  • Comics & Graphic Novels
    • ComicsPlus

      Enjoy 24/7 access to thousands of digital graphic novels and comics. Browse by genre, publisher or title; checkout is for seven days with unlimited renewals.

  • DIY
    • Auto Repair Reference Center (EBSCO)

      Tutorial videos
      Auto repair information for domestic and foreign vehicles from 1954 to the present. Step-by-step procedures written specifically for the Do-It-Yourselfer, but comprehensive enough for professional technicians.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

  • Entertainment
    • ArtistWorks (Recorded Books Digital)

      Tutorial videos
      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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • OnePlay

      OnePlay is a digital gaming service. Library users can instantly download and play free unlimited PC and Android games with an active library card. There are currently over 2000 titles available. All games are checked out and downloaded via the desktop or Android app.

    • 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.

    • Oxford Reference E-Books

      A collection of electronic dictionaries, encyclopedias and companions to many topics including the arts, human rights, history, and culture.

  • Genealogy
    • African American Heritage (ProQuest)

      ProQuest® African American Heritage is a groundbreaking digital resource exclusively devoted to African American family history research.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

  • General Research and Encyclopedias
  • Geography & World Cultures
    • 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.

    • ABC-Clio Solutions

      Search across all or 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-books collection).

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • Lands and Peoples (Scholastic)

      An encyclopedia of countries, cultures, and current events for middle school and high school students.

    • 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.)

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

  • Government & Law
    • Business Source Complete (EBSCO)

      Provides full text coverage of 2,966 scholarly business, management and economics journals, with topics such as accounting, banking, finance, international business, marketing, sales, etc. Non-journal content includes company profiles, country reports, industry reports, market research reports and SWOT analyses.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • Gale Legal Forms

      Tutorial videos
      Legal forms for Maryland, the District of Columbia and Virginia - 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.

    • 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.

    • VetNow (BrainFuse)

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

  • Health & Medicine
  • History
    • 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.

    • ABC-Clio Solutions

      Search across all or 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-books collection).

    • 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 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)

      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.

    • 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.

    • Biography Reference Center (EBSCO)

      Offers more than 450,000 full text biographies, including the complete full text run of Biography Today and Biography Magazine, as well as thousands of narrative biographies that are not available in other databases.

    • Black Studies Center (ProQuest)

      Black Studies Center is a leading tool that supports research, teaching, and learning in Black Studies and other disciplines that benefit from a more detailed coverage of the black experience such as history, literature, political science, sociology, philosophy, and religion. The Center includes a digital core collection of primary and secondary sources 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, providing details about family life, work, food, clothing, sports, language, literature, romance, education, gender roles, social customs, and more that cannot be found elsewhere. These details allow comparison of contemporary lives with those from history. Houses primary and secondary sources, presents questions which challenge users to develop informed opinions, and makes connections to literary classics.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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
      History-oriented reference books, encyclopedias, history journals, documents, biographies, images, videos and maps, covering all periods of American and World history.

    • 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.)

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • Oxford Reference E-Books

      A collection of electronic dictionaries, encyclopedias and companions to many topics including the arts, human rights, history, and culture.

    • 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

      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.

  • Jobs & Career
    • 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.

    • VetNow (BrainFuse)

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

  • Languages
  • Magazines & Newspapers
    • 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)

      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)

      Search or browse publications available through Library databases and e-resources. Watch a tutorial video.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • Washington Post (ProQuest)

      Search or browse issues from 1987 to the present for one of America's most respected newspapers.

    • 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)

      Access to over 1,100 world newspapers in 73 languages, representing 195 countries.

  • Science & the Environment
    • 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.

    • Amazing Animals of the World (Scholastic)

      A science-intensive encyclopedia appropriate for elementary-school students.

    • 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.

    • 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 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.

    • New Book of Popular Science (Scholastic)

      A science-intensive encyclopedia which is appropriate for both middle-school and high-school students.

    • 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.

  • Social Issues
    • 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.

    • ABC-Clio Solutions

      Search across all or 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-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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • Oxford Reference E-Books

      A collection of electronic dictionaries, encyclopedias and companions to many topics including the arts, human rights, history, and culture.

    • VetNow (BrainFuse)

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