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Antiques

Antique Prices - eBay's antiques site with information and prices for antiques, collectibles, fine art, and more

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Automotive

Auto Repair Reference Center - service and recall information, repair procedures, diagrams and more

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Biography

Biography Reference Bank - information on over 500,000 people and more than 36,000 images

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Business & Legal

Business Source Premier - full-text of more than 2,200 business research journals; market research, industry and country reports; company profiles; and SWOT analyses

Encyclopedia of Small Business - how-to information that entrepreneurs can apply to their own business

Encyclopedia of Everyday Law - 200 articles covering important statutes, cases and various state and U.S. laws and regulations

Regional Business News - full text for nearly 100 regional U.S. and Canadian business publications

U.S. Census Bureau’s American Fact Finder - housing, population, economic and geographic data

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Children's Resources

Children's Literature Comprehensive Database - information on books, movies, audios and more for kids. If outside the library and linking directly to this service use: Username: childlit1 & Password: childlit1

NoveList K-8 - guide to popular fiction titles for young readers; a great source for series, read-alikes and topic lists

TumbleBook Library - a collection of electronic, animated, talking books

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Education

HelpNow! - live, online homework help, writing labs, adult learning resources, and much more - tutors available daily 2:00 - 11:00 p.m.

Scholarships - Fellowships and Loans - 30th ed. - listing of education-related financial aid opportunities

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Encyclopedias & Research

CQ Researcher - a resource for understanding critical events and controversial subjects of the day

Gale Virtual Reference Library - electronic reference books covering business, history, law, science and more

Student Research Center - an easy-to-use research tool for students to find the most useful articles

World Book Online - the premier general encyclopedia and reference resource

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Financial & Investment

Financial Literacy - links to informational and educational financial web-sites

Foundation Center - directories, grants, fundraising, philanthropy and training publications and materials (due to licensing restrictions, available in selected libraries)

Value Line Library Elite - the most widely used independent investment information services
(If outside the library - use this link:
Outside Value Line Link)

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Genealogy

Ancestry Library Edition - census, military, birth, death, immigration records and more (due to restrictions for licensing, this database is only available in the library)

Heritage Quest Online - genealogies, local histories, primary source materials, serials and U.S. Census data

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Health

MedlinePlus - the National Institutes of Health's website for patients and their families and friends

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History

African-American History Online - people, events, timelines, topics and images of African- American history

History Reference Center - more than 1,600 primary and secondary resources including historical magazines, documents, biographies, maps, photos and videos

Library of Congress Digital Collections - primary sources including photographs, manuscripts, maps, sound recordings, motion pictures, books and websites

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Languages

Mango Languages - instruction in foreign languages, including Arabic, Chinese, ESL, French, German, Greek, Italian, Japanese, Russian, Spanish and many more

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Literature

Literary Reference Center (LRC) - a collection of literary criticism and reference information

NoveList Plus - an electronic readers’ advisory tool and source for series, read-alikes and book discussion guides

NextReads - eNewsletter to assist readers in finding new authors and titles in 22 fiction and nonfiction topics

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Magazines & Newspapers

EBSCO MasterFile Premier - full-text of 1,700 general magazines from 1975 to present

Newspaper Archive - millions of newspaper pages from around the world from 1753 to present (due to restrictions for licensing, this database is only available in the library)

Southern Maryland Newspapers – The Recorder (Calvert County); The Independent (Charles County); and The Enterprise (St. Mary’s County)

The Washington Post - articles from The Washington Post as far back as 1987 and as current as two weeks ago
(outside the library - use this link:
Outside the Library Access)

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Science

Science Reference Center - full-text, science-oriented content

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Testing and Career Guidance

ARCO Master the ASVAB - test-taking tips, diagnostic tests, review and five practice exams with answers

Career Help - GED, citizenship, resume help and other job resources

LearningExpress Library - practice exams for military, academic, civil service and licensing/certification exams

Occupational Outlook Handbook - information about hundreds of different types of job

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