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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 Community Survey
The American Housing Survey
The Annual Surveys of Governments
The Census of Governments
The Commodity Flow Survey
The Decennial Census
The Economic Census
The Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Tabulation
The Population Estimates Program
The Puerto Rico Community Survey
Plus over 100 economic surveys.
A comprehensive list of surveys conducted by the U.S. Census Bureau is available at https://www.census.gov/programs-surveys/surveys-programs.html.
Census, military, birth, death, immigration records and more.
Due to restrictions for licensing, this database is only available in the library.
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 repair procedures, bulletins and updates are added to the product on a regular basis. All of the content has been created by ASE certified technicians.
•Repair and maintenance information on thousands of domestic and imported vehicles from 1954 to present
•Millions of drawings and step-by-step photographs
•Thousands of technical service bulletins and recalls issued by the original equipment vehicle manufacturer
•Enhanced wiring diagrams for easy viewing and printing
•Specifications and maintenance schedules
•Labor time guide and estimator
•Video overviews of auto systems with AutoIQ
•A complete guide to vehicle ownership and maintenance
•Ability to email high-quality PDF records
•Unique, user-friendly interface
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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 of more than 750,000 individuals, links to more than 650,000 related full-text articles, as well as abstracts and images from thousands of periodicals, and a searchable collection of more than 35,000 images. Users can search for individuals based on any combination of occupation, activity, gender, place of origin, birthday and lifespan. Results can be limited by source type, and searchable indexes can be used to browse by biography name, document type, geographic terms and more.
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 relevant to the search terms will appear in a carousel in the result list. With footage from 1930 to the present and updated monthly, this collection of more than 60,000 videos covers a wide variety of topics.
GED, citizenship, resume help and other job resources
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.
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.
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 MedlinePlus to learn about the latest treatments, look up information on a drug or supplement, find out the meanings of words, or view medical videos or illustrations. You can also get links to the latest medical research on your topic or find out about clinical trials on a disease or condition.
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.
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:
• Chinese (Mandarin)
• English (American)
• English (British)
• Filipino (Tagalog)
• Persian (Farsi)
• Portuguese (Brazil)
• Spanish (Latin America)
• Spanish (Spain)
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
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