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African-American History Online (Infobase FactsOnFile)
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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.

Agriculture Collection (Gale)
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With broad coverage of agriculture and its related fields, this collection provides a comprehensive view of a growing body of knowledge. Researchers will have access to current and authoritative periodical content that spans the industry—from practical aspects of farming to cutting-edge scientific research in horticulture. With strong emphasis on titles covered in the Agricola database, this colle...

American Fact Finder (United States Census Bureau)
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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)
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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.

Biography Reference Bank (EBSCO)
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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...

Books & Authors (Gale)
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Books & Authors offers new ways to explore the endless possibilities and combinations of books, authors, genres and topics. The ideal convergence of science and serendipity, this online resource leverages the Internet's unique capacity to create, build, communicate and sustain communities of readers.

Business Collection (Gale)
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A comprehensive business resource for the undergraduate researcher seeking company news, the public library patron making personal investment decisions, or the high school student looking to major in business administration, Business Collection provides full-text coverage of all business disciplines including accounting, economics, finance, marketing, management and strategy, as well as business t...

Business Economics and Theory (Gale)
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The Business Economics & Theory Collection offers instant access to full-text academic journals and magazines—with a strong emphasis on titles covered in the EconLit bibliographic index. Powered by InfoTrac, it includes more than 1,800 titles. Content is useful for starting a business, marketing a product, developing policy, analyzing trends, constructing economic models, investing for the fut...

Career Help (BrainFuse)
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GED, citizenship, resume help and other job resources

Charles County Public Law Library
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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.

Children’s Literature Comprehensive Database
Go to: CLCD
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information on books, movies, audios and more for kids

ChiltonLibrary (Gale)
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Deliver reliable automotive help online 24/7 through ChiltonLibrary, trusted by automotive enthusiasts and professionals for more than 100 years. Trial now and see for yourself how no other source has the maintenance, repair, and technical service bulletins patrons need for most years, makes, and models. This continually updated resource provides: Step-by-step service and repair procedures Wiring...

Communications and Mass Media Collection (Gale)
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Powered by InfoTrac, the Communications & Mass Media Collection brings together information found in more than 400 journals. Nearly 3 million articles on all aspects of the communications field, including advertising, public relations, linguistics, and literature, meet the needs of researchers. Exclusive features, including Topic Finder, InterLink, and a mobile-optimized interface, support and...

CQ Researcher (CQ Press)
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A resource for understanding critical events and controversial subjects of the day

Criminal Justice Collection (Gale)
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The Criminal Justice Collection informs the research process for researchers who are studying law, law enforcement, or terrorism, training for paralegal service, preparing for a career in homeland security, delving into forensic science, investigating crime scenes, developing policy, going to court, writing sociological reports, and much more. The Criminal Justice Collection makes research easy by...

Culinary Arts Collection (Gale)
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The Culinary Arts Collection offers a smorgasbord of information—more than five million articles from more than 250 major cooking and nutrition magazines, as well as book reference content from Delmar such as About Wine, Introduction to Catering, Advanced Bread and Pastry, and Eat Fit Be Fit. Exclusive features, including Topic Finder, InterLink, and a mobile-optimized interface, support and enhan...

Digital Collections (Library of Congress)
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Primary sources including photographs, manuscripts, maps, sound recordings, motion pictures, books and websites

Diversity Studies Collection (Gale)
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A must-have for social science, history and liberal arts coursework, the Diversity Studies Collection explores cultural differences, contributions and influences in the global community. This collection includes more than 2.7 million articles from 150 journals, updated daily. Exclusive features, including Topic Finder,and a mobile-optimized interface, support and enhance the search experience.

Driving-Tests.org (Elegant E-Learning)
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Free MD MVA permit practice tests

Educators Reference Complete (Gale)
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This collection of more than 1,100 periodicals and 200 reports is a great resource for any educator—from the school teacher and administrator to those studying in the field at the collegiate and graduate level. Educator's Reference Complete seeks to provide full text for titles in the ERIC database and covers multiple levels of education from preschool to college, and every educational specialty—s...

Encyclopedia of Everyday Law
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Containing approximately 200 articles, the Encyclopedia includes: brief descriptions of each issue's historical background, covering important statutes and cases; profiles of various U.S. laws and regulations; and details of how laws and regulations vary from state to state.

Encyclopedia of Small Business (Gale)
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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.

Environmental Studies and Policy Collection (Gale)
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The Environmental Studies & Policy Collection is a digital resource that answers inquiries about environmental concerns with coverage of more than 5.4 million articles from more than 300 journals and book reference content from Delmar, including Soil, Science, and Management; Introduction to Agronomy; Food, Crops, & Environment; Fundamental Soil Science; and more. Exclusive features, inclu...

Expanded Academic ASAP (Gale)
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Expanded Academic ASAP covers everything from art and literature to economics and the sciences. This resource for academic research integrates the full text of publications from across the disciplines and now includes vocational/technical titles used by community college students, filling a specific need for curriculum-oriented collections. Expanded Academic ASAP provides indexing for more than 5,...

Fine Arts and Music Collection (Gale)
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The Fine Arts & Music Collection places 10.4 million articles at the fingertips of serious students of drama, music, art history, and filmmaking. More than 250 journals covered in databases such as the Wilson Art Index and the Répertoire International de Littérature Musicale (RILM) index are available in full text. Exclusive features, including Topic Finder, InterLink, and a mobile-optimized i...

Foundation Center databases
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Directories, grants, fundraising, philanthropy and training publications and materials.

Due to licensing restrictions, available in selected libraries.

Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia (EBSCO)
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Useful to both adults and students, this encyclopedia provides reliable information on a wide variety of topics

Gale In Context: High School (Gale)
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Student Resources In Context offers cross-curricular content aligned to national and state curriculum standards and reinforces the development of skills such as critical thinking, problem solving, communication, collaboration, creativity, and innovation. Learners can access news content including full-text newspapers and periodicals like The Economist, The New York Times, National Geographic, News...

Gale In Context: Middle School (Gale)
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Created specifically for middle school students, Research In Context combines the best of Gale's reference content with age-appropriate videos, newspapers, magazines, primary sources, and much more. Categories cover a range of the most-studied topics including cultures, government, people, U.S. and world history, literature, and many more. Research In Context provides engaging reference, periodica...

Gale OneFile: High School Edition (Gale)
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InfoTrac Student Edition is designed for middle- and high-school students and provides access to age-appropriate, authoritative digital content for classroom assignments. Learners can research magazines, journals, newspapers, and reference books covering a wide range of subjects, from science, history, and literature to political science, sports, and environmental studies. InfoTrac’s solid content...

Gale OneFile: Leadership and Management (Gale)
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Provide access to authoritative periodical content covering topics as diverse as 21st century skills, learning disorders, standardized testing, home schooling and more. Updated daily, this library resource is useful for researchers or any professional educator interested in professional development. Exclusive features, including Topic Finder, InterLink, and a mobile-optimized interface, support an...

Gale OneFile: News (Gale)
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This innovative full-text newspaper resource allows users to search articles instantly by title, headline, date, author, newspaper section, or other fields. InfoTrac Newsstand provides access to more than 2,300 major U.S. regional, national, and local newspapers, as well as leading titles from around the world. It also includes thousands of images, radio and TV broadcasts and transcripts. Exclusiv...

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

Gardening, Landscape and Horticulture Collection (Gale)
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Gardening, Landscape & Horticulture Collection serves horticultural enthusiasts of all levels with more than 3.6 million articles from more than 100 journals, as well as more than 20 reference titles from Delmar, including Handbook of Flowers; Foliage and Creative Design; Computer Graphics for Landscape Architects; and more. Exclusive features, including Topic Finder, InterLink, and a mobile-o...

Gender Studies Collection (Gale)
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Gender Studies Collection provides balanced coverage of this significant aspect of culture and society. The database offers access to scholarly journals and magazines covering topics including gender studies, family and marital issues, and more. Exclusive features, including Topic Finder, InterLink, and a mobile-optimized interface, support and enhance the search experience.

General OneFile (Gale)
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Our largest general-interest periodical resource, General OneFile allows researchers to find the information they want quickly. With intuitive searching that mirrors Internet searches, users can easily tap into sources that are guaranteed for quality. Most content in General OneFile is full-text with no embargo and recommended by Bowker's Magazines for Libraries. We've included reference, newspape...

General Science Collection (Gale)
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With the General Science Collection, researchers can remain current with the latest scientific developments in particle physics, advanced mathematics, nanotechnology, geology, and hundreds of other areas. More than 350 full-text, non-embargoed journals are covered; updated daily, this collection includes more than 1.6 million articles to satisfy almost every scientific inquiry. Key subjects covere...

HelpNow! (Brainfuse)
Go to: HelpNow!
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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)
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Genealogies, local histories, primary source materials, serials and U.S. Census data

Home Improvement Collection (Gale)
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The Home Improvement Collection puts the research of hobbyists and professionals alike on a solid foundation with more than 4.5 million articles from more than 200 home improvement-focused titles, covering topics including architectural techniques, tool and material selection, zoning requirements, and others. Exclusive features, including Topic Finder, InterLink, and a mobile-optimized interface,...

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

Hospitality, Tourism and Leisure Collection (Gale)
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Hospitality, Tourism, and Leisure Collection provides access to scholarly journals, magazines, and trade publications that cover topics including the cultural and economic aspects of travel and tourism. The database offers current and relevant content that provides well-rounded coverage of both the historical and current state of affairs in the hospitality and tourism industries. The curious trave...

Information Science and Library Issues Collection (Gale)
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Library science students, information science and technology professionals, and others will value the Information Science & Library Issues Collection. It is updated daily with articles covering all aspects of managing and maintaining information and technology, including usability, cataloging, circulation, business information, and more.

Insurance and Liability Collection (Gale)
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Protection of assets—physical or intellectual—is a concern for those ranging from the individual property owner to multinational corporations. The Insurance and Liability Collection connects researchers to hundreds of thousands of updated articles from leading journals, including: Business Insurance, Claims, Employee Benefit News, National Underwriter Life & Health, Pensions & Investments,...

Kids InfoBits (Gale)
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Kids InfoBits is the perfect educational product for today's young learners. It is a content-rich, authoritative, easy-to-use digital resource featuring age-appropriate, reliable, curriculum-related content covering a broad range of educational topics. The modern design and simple navigation makes it easy for users to explore content and gain comfort with database searching. With full-text proprie...

LearningExpress Library (EBSCO)
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Practice exams for military, academic, civil service and licensing/certification exams

LearningExpress School Center (EBSCO)
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Practice lessons and study aids for elementary, middle, and high school.

Lynda for Libraries (Lynda.com)
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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
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Instruction in foreign languages, including Arabic, Chinese, ESL, French, German, Greek, Italian, Japanese, Russian, Spanish and many more.

Maryland’s Digital eLibrary Consortium (Overdrive)
Go to: Overdrive
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Browse and download eaudiobooks, ebooks and emagazines from our collection.

Master the ASVAB (Gale)
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Test-taking tips, diagnostic tests, review and five practice exams with answers

MedlinePlus (National Library of Medicine)
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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...

Military and Intelligence Database (Gale)
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Provide military personnel with access to scholarly journals, magazines, and reports covering all aspects of the past and present military affairs. Updated annually, this library resource contains hand-selected content supporting key subject areas such as, governmental policies, the socioeconomic effects of war, the structure of the armed forces, and more. Exclusive features, including Topic Finde...

NewspaperArchive (ProQuest)
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Millions of newspaper pages from around the world from 1753 to present

NextReads (LibraryAware – EBSCO)
Go to: NextReads
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eNewsletter to assist readers in finding new authors and titles in more than 30 fiction and nonfiction topics

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

NoveList Plus (EBSCO)
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An electronic readers’ advisory tool and source for series, read-alikes and book discussion guides

Nursing and Allied Health Collection (Gale)
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Provide access to authoritative content including full-text titles cited in CINAHL supporting specialized care, treatment, and patient management. This essential resource is versatile and features highlighting and note-taking tools as well as an intuitive interface, providing multiple pathways to key information. Updated daily, this resource will help nursing professionals already working in the f...

Occupational Outlook Handbook (US Department of Labor)
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The OOH can help you find career information on duties, education and training, pay, and outlook for hundreds of occupations.

OneClickdigital (Recorded Books)
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Browse and download ebooks and audiobooks from our collection

Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine Collection (Gale)
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Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine Collection provides access to academic journals and magazines covering the fields of physical therapy, physical fitness, and sports medicine. The database offers a wide spectrum of information, including proven treatment techniques, experimental research, and more. Exclusive features, including Topic Finder, InterLink, and a mobile-optimized interface, support...

Pop Culture Collection (Gale)
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Popular Culture Collection provides access to scholarly journals and magazines that both analyze and contribute to popular culture. The database offers useful information for researchers in social science, history, art or liberal arts courses. Exclusive features, including Topic Finder, InterLink, and a mobile-optimized interface, support and enhance the search experience.

Popular Magazines (Gale)
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Popular Magazines provides access to the most searched magazines across the InfoTrac products. All of the titles are selected based on actual publication searches performed by library patrons and the database includes many titles recommended by Bowker's "Magazines for Libraries." Exclusive features, including Topic Finder, InterLink, and a mobile-optimized interface, support and enhance the search...

Psychology Collection (Gale)
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Provide access to authoritative periodical content supporting research in all fields of psychology— abnormal, biological, cognitive, comparative, developmental, personality, quantitative, social and all areas of applied psychology. Researchers, psychologists, counselors, and behavioral scientists will discover relevant information from the thoughts, views, discoveries, and reports found in this co...

Religion and Philosophy Collection (Gale)
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Discover a comprehensive collection of periodical content covering topics across a wide range of philosophies and religions. Researchers will gain valuable insight about the impact religion has had on culture throughout history, including literature, arts, and language. Updated daily, this library resource supports a broad range of topics from theological approaches to social issues. Exclusive fea...

Scholarships – Fellowships and Loans (Gale)
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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.

Small Business Collection (Gale)
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Ideal for business schools and entrepreneurs, Small Business Collection is updated daily and provides insights, tips, strategies, and success stories. Users find more than 500 subject-appropriate, active, full-text periodicals, including: Beverage Industry, Black Enterprise, Economist, Entrepreneurship: Theory and Practice, HR Magazine, Real Estate Weekly, Restaurant Business, Tea & Coffee Tra...

TumbleBook Library
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Collection of electronic, animated, talking books

U.S. History Collection (Gale)
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Provides access to scholarly journals and magazines useful to both novice historians as well as advanced academic researchers. Updated daily, this library resource offers balanced coverage of events in U.S. history and scholarly work being established in the field. Exclusive features, including Topic Finder, InterLink, and a mobile-optimized interface, support and enhance the search experience.

Value Line Library Elite
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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.

Vocations and Careers Collection (Gale)
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Vocations and Careers Collection provides access to journals and magazines that aid users in researching a vocation, finding an appropriate institution of learning, job searching, and maintaining a career. The database offers hundreds of current and applicable periodicals, from general career guides to highly specialized industry journals. Exclusive features, including Topic Finder, InterLink, and...

War and Terrorism Collection (Gale)
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Researchers accessing the more than 1.7 million articles in the War and Terrorism Collection will gain valuable insight into conflicts and their causes, impact, and perception on a global scale. This definitive collection for analysts, risk management professionals, and students of military science, history, and social science is comprised of more than 200 subject-appropriate, full-text periodical...

World Book Online
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The premier general encyclopedia and reference resource

World History Collection (Gale)
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World History Collection provides access to scholarly journals and magazines useful to both novice historians as well as advanced academic researchers. The database offers balanced coverage of events in world history and scholarly work being established in the field. Exclusive features, including Topic Finder, InterLink, and a mobile-optimized interface, support and enhance the search experience.

Zinio (now RBdigital) from Recorded Books
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Browse available online magazines from our collection