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Covering more than 500 years of the African-American experience, African-American History Online explores the full spectrum of African-American history and culture. Users can start their investigation of a topic with a video or slideshow overview, use the key content called out on the homepage to find an entryway into the database, or dig deep into an era through the Topic Centers. Read about key figures and events, examine famous speeches and other primary sources, and get context from the in-depth timelines.
American Fact Finder provides housing, population, economic and geographic data. The Census Bureau conducts nearly one hundred surveys and censuses every year. By law, no one is permitted to reveal information from these censuses and surveys that could identify any person, household, or business. Data from the following surveys and censuses are available in American FactFinder: The American Commu...
Ancestry Library Edition, the largest online family history resource available, provides
unprecedented access to family history via documents that record the lineage of individuals from
the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Europe, Australia, and more.
Due to restrictions for licensing, this database is only available in the library.
Powered by the automotive experts at MOTOR, AutoMate provides the most accurate, authoritative and up-to-date service and repair information for thousands of domestic and imported vehicles. All content comes from the Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEM) and includes step-by-step repair information, diagrams, maintenance schedules, parts and labor estimates, service bulletins and recalls, and more.
Up-to-Date Information, Intelligent Search
Designed for touch-enabled devices such as laptops and tablets, AutoMate offers a user-friendly search experience and access to a wealth of information to help users diagnose, repair and maintain today's complex vehicles. Diagrams and images can be easily magnified and printed.
AutoMate contains the following:
• Service information optimized for the most common maintenance and repair operations
• Technical service bulletins and recall notices
• Component location diagrams for most domestic and imported cars and light trucks
• Precise and comprehensive wiring diagrams for all systems
• Maintenance schedules and estimated labor times for the most commonly performed operations in a
mechanical repair shop
• Engineering specifications/standards for the most common repairs and adjustments
• Diagnostic Trouble Codes (DTCs), flowcharts and step-by-step diagnostic instructions covering
powertrain, chassis, body, and network communication
• Part numbers, diagrams and pricing for thousands of the most commonly replaced parts, including
manufacturer-suggested retail price to help users validate the cost of repairs and identify all iterations of
a part number or part status (current, superseded, split, discontinued)
This comprehensive biographical database offers the in-depth, original profiles from the Current Biography and World Authors series, the thorough periodical coverage of Biography Index and the specialist biographical content of Junior Authors & Illustrators. It provides biographical full-text articles, page images and abstracts from today’s leading magazines and journals. Content includes coverage...
Full-text of more than 2,200 business research journals; market research, industry and country reports; company profiles; and SWOT analyses. Subjects include accounting, finance, economics, marketing, management, management of information systems, and operations management. Business Source Premier offers access to video content from the Associated Press, the world’s leading news agency. Videos re...
GED, citizenship, resume help and other job resources
The Charles County Public Law Library provides the community with the resources needed to participate knowledgeably in the due process of law. The law library is open to the public and staffed by a full-time law librarian. The library collection includes access to Westlaw and Lexis Advance, legal encyclopedias, Maryland legal materials, and a comprehensive collection of legal forms. The library is open Monday to Friday from 800 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. You can reach the Law Librarian at (301) 932-3322.
Presents articles on health, public safety, marketplace economics and the judicial & regulatory actions that affect consumers.
A product-test and consumer advisory publication. Publishes results of tests on products ranging from major purchases such as automobiles & appliances to everyday items such as food & cleaning products. Also examines health, money management etc
A resource for understanding critical events and controversial subjects of the day
Free MD MVA permit practice tests
Content relevant to teachers, including lesson plans, curriculum standards, and other professional development resources
Articles from academic journals and magazines, including Consumer Reports
Directories, grants, fundraising, philanthropy and training publications and materials.
Due to licensing restrictions, available in selected libraries.
Useful to both adults and students, this encyclopedia provides reliable information on a wide variety of topics
Genealogies, local histories, primary source materials, serials and U.S. Census data
More than 1,600 primary and secondary resources including historical magazines, documents, biographies, maps, photos and videos
"How-to" instructions and creative ideas to meet the interests of virtually every hobby enthusiast
A collection of home improvement titles from Quayside Publishing, covering thousands of repairs in the areas of outdoor projects, electrical projects, remodeling projects, wood projects, decorating projects, and maintenance
Practice exams for military, academic, civil service and licensing/certification exams
Practice lessons and study aids for elementary, middle, and high school.
Leading online learning platform covering business, technology and creative skills.
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Instruction in foreign languages, including Arabic, Chinese, ESL, French, German, Greek, Italian, Japanese, Russian, Spanish and many more.
Test-taking tips, diagnostic tests, review and five practice exams with answers
Full-text of 1,700 general magazines from 1975 to present, including Consumer Reports
MedlinePlus is the National Institutes of Health's Web site for patients and their families and friends. Produced by the National Library of Medicine, the world’s largest medical library, it brings you information about diseases, conditions, and wellness issues in language you can understand. MedlinePlus offers reliable, up-to-date health information, anytime, anywhere, for free. You can use Medli...
eNewsletter to assist readers in finding new authors and titles in more than 30 fiction and nonfiction topics
An electronic readers’ advisory tool and source for series, read-alikes and book discussion guides
The OOH can help you find career information on duties, education and training, pay, and outlook for hundreds of occupations.
On July 1, 2019, Rosetta Stone will no longer be available for library customer use through COSMOS. Mango Languages is, and will continue to be, part of our digital library services collection.
Improve your English or learn another language with Rosetta Stone Library Solution. This is an effective, easy-to-use program that allows you to learn a new language on your own time. Rosetta Stone offers core lessons to build reading, writing, speaking and listening skills in 30 languages including Arabic, Chinese, ESL, French, German, Greek, Italian, Japanese, Russian and Spanish.
Provides comprehensive information on sources of education-related financial aid sponsored and administered by private organizations and companies. Covers a variety of programs in all educational areas, including area and ethnic studies, business, computer science, education, liberal arts, medicine, physical sciences, theology and religion, and more. Intended for students and others interested in education funding.
The most widely used independent investment information services Value Line includes online full-page reports and analyst commentaries as well as Timeliness and Safety Ranks. Also includes The Value Line Investment Survey®— Small & Mid-Cap.
Note: Beginning June 30, 2017, users must use a compatible browser to access Value Line Library Elite: Internet Explorer 11, Microsoft Edge, Chrome ver. 38 or higher, Firefox ver. 27 or higher, Apple Safari ver. 7 or higher.
Articles from The Washington Post as far back as 1987 and as current as two weeks ago
The premier general encyclopedia and reference resource