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Whether you are going back to school, switching jobs, or just want to brush up on an academic skill, our adult learning center is here to help. HelpNow writing experts will help you craft a winning resume and coverletter or help you learn Microsoft Office applications including Word, Excel or Powerpoint. Also, get help studying for the GED or U.S. Citizenship Test; Brainfuse includes practice tests, live coaching and other helpful resources.

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The Ancestry Library Edition collection has approximately 4,000 databases including key collections such as U.S. Federal Census images and indexes from 1790 to 1930; the Map Center containing more than 1,000 historical maps, American Genealogical Biographical Index (over 200 volumes); Daughters of the American Revolution Lineage (over 150 volumes); The Great Migration Begins: Immigrants to New England, 1620-1630; Social Security Death Index (updated monthly); WWI Draft Registration Cards; Federal Slave Narratives; and a strong Civil War Collection.


Maryland AskUsNow! is a 24/7 live online interactive service for the residents and students of the state of Maryland. It uses the expertise of trained librarians to provide answers to questions, research guidance, and help navigating the Internet. The librarian should be able to take you to various websites and will communicate with you using Internet chat. A normal session lasts no longer than 15-20 minutes. The librarian may offer to follow-up by e-mail if your question cannot be answered online in this timeframe.

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AtoZdatabases' Premier Business Database has over 30 million U.S. business & executive profiles. Detailed data includes: industry specifics, employee size, sales, competitors, executive titles and email addresses, historic data, and more! Search by geography, industry, executives, ownership and much more!
 


AtoZdatabases' Premier Jobs Database has over 2.3 million job listings. Search nationwide, by city, by state, or by ZIP code. Simply find jobs by keyword, business name, and job title. Search by 27 popular categories to see available jobs in your industry. Apply for full-­‐time, part-­‐time, internship, contract, or temporary jobs. Advanced searching allows you to limit by salary range, radius around your city or ZIP code, and many more selections to find the right job for you.


The Premier Job Search, Reference, and Mailing List Database. The database includes 2.3 million job listings, 30 million business & executive profiles, 1.1 million healthcare professionals, and much more. Ideal for sales leads, mailing lists, market research, employment opportunities, finding friends and relatives, and much more!


AtoZdatabases’ Premier Residential Database includes 220 million U.S. residents, over 19 million New Movers, and over 3 million New Homeowners, updated weekly. Search by 135 Interest/Hobbies/Lifestyles, geography, household income, home market value, housing type, mortgage information, and much more! Easily download your results into Excel, print as a PDF, or email your prospect list to create sales leads and mailing labels.


Information on most major manufacturers of domestic and imported vehicles, with repair information for most vintage makes starting as far back as 1954.


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Beanstack is a free service provided by your local library to help families discover books and apps based on your child's age and interests. Our goal is help prepare your child for school and ensure that he or she is reading at or above grade level by third grade. All books recommended are available for free at your library.

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Scholastic BookFlix is a new online literacy resource that pairs classic video storybooks from Weston Woods with related nonfiction eBooks from Scholastic to build a love of reading and learning. The engaging way to link fact and fiction, BookFlix reinforces early reading skills and introduces children to a world of knowledge and exploration.

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Business Source Premier is the industry's most popular business research database, featuring the full text for more than 2,200 journals. Full text is provided back to 1965, and searchable cited references back to 1998.

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Guide to thousands of 2- and 4-year schools in the U.S. and Canada. Covers the expected listings and detailed descriptions, degree programs offered, scholarships, and occupational education programs.

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College Navigator is your direct link to nearly 7,000 colleges and universities in the United States. If you are thinking about a large university, a small liberal arts college, a specialized college, a community college, a career or technical college or a trade school, you can find information on all of them here.

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ConsumerReports provides ratings and reviews, recommendations and buying advice across several franchises. Each product includes an overview and a ratings report card, as well as tester reviews & recommendations.


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Digital Maryland (previously Maryland Digital Cultural Heritage or MDCH), is a collaborative, statewide digitization program headquartered at the Enoch Pratt Free Library/State Library Resource Center in Baltimore. Its mission is to facilitate the digitization and digital exhibition of the historical and cultural documents, images, audio and video held by Maryland institutions.

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EBSCO Discovery Service provides users with an easy, yet powerful means of accessing all of an institution's information resources through a single search. This is achieved by harvesting metadata from both internal (library) and external (database vendors) sources, and creating a pre-indexed service of unprecedented size and speed. Although the resulting collection can be massive in size and scope, the fact that it is indexed locally (on the EBSCOhost® servers) allows for exceptionally fast search response times.


Reference databases designed for use in public libraries are made available via the user-friendly search system.

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Explora™, EBSCO's engaging interface for schools and public libraries, aims to simplify the research process by enabling students to search across all of our EBSCO databases at once using a single search box. Students can also browse content in Explora by category to get research ideas. In addition, Topic Overviews provide students with the background information they need to begin their research.

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Explora is EBSCO's interface for Schools and Public Libraries. Designed to meet the unique needs of its users, Explora supports both student research and classroom instruction with the following features: * Simple search that quickly delivers relevant results * Easy-to-browse categories organized by popular topic * Topic overviews that provide students with a starting point for research.

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Explora is EBSCO's interface for Schools and Public Libraries. Designed to meet the unique needs of its users, Explora supports both student research and classroom instruction with the following features: * Simple search that quickly delivers relevant results * Easy-to-browse categories organized by popular topic * Topic overviews that provide students with a starting point for research * Colorful, mobile-friendly design with feature areas that provide context to students.

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Explora is EBSCO's interface for Schools and Public Libraries. Designed to meet the unique needs of its users, Explora supports both student research and classroom instruction with the following features: * Simple search that quickly delivers relevant results * Easy-to-browse categories organized by popular topic * Topic overviews that provide students with a starting point for research * Colorful, mobile-friendly design with feature areas that provide context to students.

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This database provides over 25,000+ encyclopedic entries covering a variety of subject areas.

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General Reference ebooks for research from "how-to" to health to homework help, eBooks on GVRL from Gale and our premier publishing partners serve the research needs of your community.

Titles include:

  • Acronyms, Initialisms & Abbreviations Dictionary :  36th ed.
  • The African American Almanac :  11th ed. 2011
  • Alternative Energy :  3v 2007
  • American Decades : 2000-2009 2011
  • Atlas of the Civil War :  2004
  • Bridging the Culture Gap :  2004
  • Business Plans Handbook :  Vols.  1-40  2018
  • Business Solutions on Demand :  2004
  • Career Information Center :  9th ed. 13v 2007
  • Cities of the World :  6th ed. 4v 2002
  • Climate Change : In Context 2v 2008
  • The College Blue Book :  44th ed. 6v 2017
  • Corporate Finance Handbook :  3rd ed. 2002
  • Customer Management Scorecard :  2002
  • Directors' Dilemmas :  2nd ed. 2005
  • Encyclopedia of American Religions :  7th ed. 2003
  • Encyclopedia of Career Development :  2v 2006
  • Encyclopedia of Global Warming and Climate Change :  3v 2008
  • Encyclopedia of Race and Racism :  3v 2009
  • Encyclopedia of Small Business :  2nd ed. 2v 2002
  • Encyclopedia of the American Constitution :  2nd ed. 6v 2000
  • Environmental Encyclopedia :  3rd ed. 2v 2003
  • Favorite Children's Authors and Illustrators :  2nd ed. 8v 2007
  • The Gale Encyclopedia of Diets : A Guide to Health and Nutrition 2v 2008
  • Gale Encyclopedia of Everyday Law :  2v 2003
  • Geo-Data: The World Geographical Encyclopedia :  3rd ed. 2003
  • Global Logistics and Distribution Planning :  4th ed. 2003
  • Grzimek's Animal Life Encyclopedia : Extinction 2v 2013
  • Grzimek's Animal Life Encyclopedia : Evolution 2011
  • Grzimek's Animal Life Encyclopedia :  2nd ed. 17v 2003
  • Healthy Organization: A Revolutionary Approach to People and Management :  2nd ed. 2004
  • Historical Atlas of the Islamic World :  2004
  • How to Prepare a Business Plan :  4th ed. 2004
  • Leader's Guide to Lateral Thinking Skills :  2003
  • Learning Maps and Memory Skills :  2nd ed. 2004
  • Managing Business Risk: A Practical Guide to Protecting Your Business :  2nd ed. 2005
  • Pollution A to Z :  2v 2004
  • Scholarships, Fellowships and Loans: A Guide to Education-Related Financial Aid Programs for Students and Professionals 34th ed. 3v 2017 (9781410319029)
  • Secure Online Business Handbook :  3rd ed. 2004
  • Strategic Business Planning :  2nd ed. 2002
  • Sustainable Enterprise :  2nd ed. 2005
  • Understanding Facilitation: Theory and Principles :  2002
  • UXL American Decades : 2000-2009 2012
  • UXL Encyclopedia of Weather and Natural Disasters :  5v 2008
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HelpNow is 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. “HelpNow” is available for students in grades K through Adult Learners in the following subjects: Math, Science, Social Studies, English/Language Arts that includes writing assistance and Reading Comprehension/Grammar/Vocabulary Skills Building, English Literature and Foreign Languages.

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HeritageQuest Online is designed specifically for patrons in public libraries who are either just beginning their family research or who after years of work are still uncovering their past.

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This newspaper index for the Civil War years, 1860 – 1865 is part of The Historic Newspaper Indexing Project which is a subject and personal name index to local and regional news, legal notices, obituaries, marriages, and advertisements published in Hagerstown, Maryland newspapers from 1790 - 1844 and 1860 - 1865. The regions covered in the index are Frederick, Washington, Allegany and Garrett Counties in Maryland; Cumberland, Adams, Fulton and Franklin Counties in Pennsylvania; and Berkeley, Jefferson and Morgan Counties in West Virginia.

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History Reference Center is the world's most comprehensive full text history reference database, featuring full text for more than 2,000 reference books, encyclopedias and non-fiction books from leading history publishers and more than 120 leading history periodicals. The database contains more than 59,600 historical documents; more than 49,600 biographies of historical figures; more than 110,200 historical photos and maps; and more than 80 hours of historical video.

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Hobbies and Crafts Reference Center provides comprehensive full text content for many of the most popular hobbies, crafts and recreation activities today. Including full text for more than 740 magazines and books, as well as access to more than 720 videos and over 140 hobby reports, this database offers detailed "how-to" instructions and creative ideas to meet the interests of virtually every hobby-enthusiast. Subject areas include arts & crafts; collecting; games & electronics; model building; home & leisure; needlework; outdoors & nature; and scrapbooking & papercraft. The database also features extensive information on over 140 topics.


Home Improvement Reference Center is designed to provide full text articles that show instructions, tips and suggestions for a variety of home improvement projects. Thousands of repairs are available in the areas of outdoor, electrical, remodeling, plumbing, wood, decorating, and maintenance projects. Ideal for the do-it-yourselfer!


hoopla is a groundbreaking digital media service offered by your local public library that allows you to borrow movies, music, audiobooks, ebooks, comics and TV shows to enjoy on your computer, tablet, or phone – and even your TV! With no waiting, titles can be streamed immediately, or downloaded to phones or tablets for offline enjoyment later. We have hundreds of thousands of titles to choose from, with more being added daily. hoopla is like having your public library at your fingertips. Anytime. Anywhere.

Checkout limit per user is 4 per month.

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Literary Reference Center™ is a comprehensive database that provides users with a broad spectrum of information on thousands of authors and their works across literary disciplines and timeframes. It has been specifically designed for public libraries, secondary schools, junior/community colleges, and undergraduate research.

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A guide to basic Maryland legal resources available online.

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MedlinePlus will direct you to information to help answer health questions. MedlinePlus brings together authoritative information from NLM, the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and other government agencies and health-related organizations. Preformulated MEDLINE searches are included in MedlinePlus and give easy access to medical journal articles. MedlinePlus also has extensive information about drugs, an illustrated medical encyclopedia, interactive patient tutorials, and latest health news.


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NewsBank, Inc. has been one of the world’s premier information providers for more than 40 years. NewsBank’s comprehensive, Web-based research products satisfy the diverse needs of public libraries, colleges and universities, schools, military and government libraries, professionals and researchers.


Find books to read and learn more about books and authors through Feature Articles, Book Discussion Guides, and BookTalks.


NoveList K-8 contains materials for all K-8 grade levels and includes picture books, children's "chapter" books and young adult titles. Updated monthly, NoveList K-8 is your starting place for learning about the books that you and your students need and will want to read!

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Browse hundreds of downloadable audiobooks! Check out and download best-selling titles to your PC, then transfer to a supported device or burn many titles to CD to enjoy anytime, anywhere.

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Downloadable audiobooks to play on any MP3 player, iPod, etc. You can also use the free app to play books on any mobile device.

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RB Digital is the world's largest newsstand and bookstore. With its many digital products and services, RB Digital creates better ways for people to discover published content, get more of it and do more with it. Now, readers can purchase content once to be read on any screen. RB Digital provides the ability to shop for, search inside, read, share and save digital content in 23 local newsstands in any country in the world.

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Regional Business News provides full text for nearly 100 regional U.S. and Canadian business publications (including titles from Crain Communications).

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Recognized as a leader in technology-based language learning, Rosetta Stone® offers libraries and their patrons the proven immersion method that more than 20,000 schools and 9,000 businesses have trusted for over the last 20+ years. Our award-winning interactive approach has been used by millions of learners around the world and now is accessible in the library— or anywhere, anytime. Recommended link for Mobile Devices: https://secure.rosettastone.com/lp/ebsco/?custid=s7143483

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Sailor is a project of Maryland’s public libraries that provides broadband Internet access for public libraries, schools and local government in Maryland, and an extensive collection of research databases for the use of Maryland public library customers. With beginnings dating back to 1989, Sailor is a continuing example of Maryland public libraries’ historic ability to cooperate in pursuit of visionary goals.


Digital Sanborn Maps, 1867-1970 provides access to more than 660,000 large-scale maps for more than 12,000 American towns and cities. Sanborn fire insurance maps are the most frequently consulted maps in libraries, and are valuable historical tools. In electronic form, Sanborn maps allow users to easily manipulate the maps, magnify and zoom in on specific sections, and layer maps from different years.

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Science Reference Center™ is a comprehensive research database that provides easy access to a multitude of full-text science-oriented content. Designed to meet every student's science research needs, Science Reference Center contains full text for hundreds of science encyclopedias, reference books, periodicals, and other sources.

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Small Engine Repair Reference Center is a full text database designed for use in public and school libraries. Content contained in the database will be derived from the full set of small engine repair manuals from Clymer (http://www.clymer.com/). Clymer repair manuals provide step-by-step procedures based upon the complete disassembly of the machine. This hands-on experience combined with extensive research results in a manual that is both detailed and user-friendly. Hundreds of original photos and illustrations guide the reader through every job, making it easy to reduce repair costs.


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Practice tests for college entrance, employment, and citizenship, plus college and career search help.

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TrueFlix™ is the only online resource that leverages the award-winning True Books content to help students hone literacy skills, build knowledge of subject-area content, and cultivate 21st Century skills through the inquiry process.

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Investment information and analysis to meet the changing needs of investors.


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Allegany, Garrett, and Washington Counties in Western Maryland have a rich and diverse history. View images from the collections of the libraries, historical societies, and individuals in the three counties. There are photographs, newspaper articles, and indexes, rare books and more. Also visit http://digital.whilbr.org

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Features the content of The World Book Encyclopedia, plus 16 additional databases, which include an online atlas, Spanish-language encyclopedia, teacher resources, World Book Kids, images and sounds, current events, and an online version of the World Book Dictionary.

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