Online Resources

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African-American History Online (Infobase FactsOnFile)

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...

American Fact Finder (United States Census Bureau)

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 (ProQuest)

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.

Auto Repair Reference Center (EBSCO)

Please note that EBSCO will no longer be adding updated information to this database past July 2018. Please try AutoMate, the replacement for Auto Repair Reference Center. Service and recall information, repair procedures, diagrams and more. Auto Repair Reference Center contains do-it-yourself repair and maintenance information on most major manufacturers of domestic and imported vehicles. New rep...

AutoMate (EBSCO)
AutoMate

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 mor...

Biography Reference Bank (EBSCO)

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...

Business Source Premier (EBSCO)

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...

Career Help (BrainFuse)

GED, citizenship, resume help and other job resources

Charles County Public Law Library

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...

Children’s Literature Comprehensive Database
CLCD

information on books, movies, audios and more for kids

Consumer Reports

Presents articles on health, public safety, marketplace economics and the judicial & regulatory actions that affect consumers.

Consumer Reports Buying Guide

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

Consumer Reports on Health

Presents information for consumers on health and health issues aimed at enhancing the quality of life. Not intended as a substitute for professional or medical advice.

CQ Researcher (CQ Press)

A resource for understanding critical events and controversial subjects of the day

Digital Collections (Library of Congress)

Primary sources including photographs, manuscripts, maps, sound recordings, motion pictures, books and websites

Driving-Tests.org (Elegant E-Learning)

Free MD MVA permit practice tests

EBSCO Explora

articles from academic journals and magazines, including Consumer Reports

Encyclopedia of Everyday Law

200 articles covering important statutes, cases and various state and U.S. laws and regulations

Encyclopedia of Small Business (Gale)

Provides entrepreneurs with how-to information that they can apply to their own business. Features revised and expanded coverage to reflect the most current small business topics.

Explora Educator’s Edition (EBSCO)

Content relevant to teachers, including lesson plans, curriculum standards, and other professional development resources

Explora Primary Schools (EBSCO)

Designed specifically for elementary school students, this database provides access to popular full-text magazines for elementary school research

Articles from academic journals and magazines, including Consumer Reports

An easy-to-use research tool for students to find the most useful articles

Foundation Center databases

Directories, grants, fundraising, philanthropy and training publications and materials. Due to licensing restrictions, available in selected libraries.

Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia (EBSCO)

Useful to both adults and students, this encyclopedia provides reliable information on a wide variety of topics

Gale Virtual Reference Library

Electronic reference books covering business, history, law, science and more

HelpNow! (Brainfuse)
HelpNow!

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

Heritage Quest Online (ProQuest)

Genealogies, local histories, primary source materials, serials and U.S. Census data

History Reference Center (EBSCO)

More than 1,600 primary and secondary resources including historical magazines, documents, biographies, maps, photos and videos

Hobbies and Crafts Reference Center (EBSCO)

"How-to" instructions and creative ideas to meet the interests of virtually every hobby enthusiast

Home Improvement Reference Center (EBSCO)

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

Hoopla

Instantly borrow digital movies, music, eBooks, and more, 24/7 with your library card.

Practice exams for military, academic, civil service and licensing/certification exams

LearningExpress School Center (EBSCO)

Practice lessons and study aids for elementary, middle, and high school.

Lynda for Libraries (Lynda.com)

Leading online learning platform covering business, technology and creative skills. Users accessing the services from the mobile app should select "Already a Member?"  Then switch to the Organization tab.  From there, scroll down to "Web Portal" and input cosmos.somd.lib.md.us.  Once inside the portal, enter your library card number and PIN.

Mango Languages

Instruction in foreign languages, including Arabic, Chinese, ESL, French, German, Greek, Italian, Japanese, Russian, Spanish and many more.

Maryland’s Digital eLibrary Consortium (Overdrive)
Overdrive

Browse and download eaudiobooks, ebooks and emagazines from our collection.

Master the ASVAB (Gale)

Test-taking tips, diagnostic tests, review and five practice exams with answers

MasterFile Premier (EBSCO)

Full-text of 1,700 general magazines from 1975 to present, including Consumer Reports

MedlinePlus (National Library of Medicine)

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...

NewspaperArchive (ProQuest)

Millions of newspaper pages from around the world from 1753 to present

NextReads (LibraryAware – EBSCO)
NextReads

eNewsletter to assist readers in finding new authors and titles in more than 30 fiction and nonfiction topics

NoveList K-8 (EBSCO)

Guide to popular fiction titles for young readers; a great source for series, read-alikes and topic lists

NoveList Plus (EBSCO)

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

Occupational Outlook Handbook (US Department of Labor)

The OOH can help you find career information on duties, education and training, pay, and outlook for hundreds of occupations.

RB Digital Logo

Browse and download ebooks and audiobooks from our collection

Regional Business News (EBSCO)

Full text for nearly 100 regional U.S. and Canadian business publications including titles from Crain Communications.

Rosetta Stone (EBSCO)

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: • Arabic • Chinese (Mandarin) • Dari • Dutch • English (American) • English (British) • Filipino (Tagalog) •...

Scholarships – Fellowships and Loans (Gale)

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...

Science Reference Center (EBSCO)

Full-text, science-oriented content

Small Engine Repair Reference Center (EBSCO)

Repair guides for all manner of small engines

TumbleBook Library

Collection of electronic, animated, talking books

Value Line Library Elite

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...

Articles from The Washington Post as far back as 1987 and as current as two weeks ago

World Book Online

The premier general encyclopedia and reference resource