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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 collection of more than 600 journal titles is focused on agriculture-related fields. In addition, more th...

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 Community Survey The American Housing Survey The Annual Surveys of Governments The Census of Governments...

Ancestry Library Edition (ProQuest) (Available inside the library only)
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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.

NOTE: Remote access to Ancestry Library Edition has ended as of December 30, 2021. The temporary ability to use Ancestry Library outside of library branches was granted in March 2020 in response to the pandemic. With branches now open, remote access has ended. You may still access Ancestry Library Edition through desktop computers provided by your library or on your personal laptop, tablet or mobile phone in library branches. If you wish to continue remote access, try Proquest's Ancestry-powered HeritageQuest Online resource.

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 theory and practice. Users will understand the activities of companies and industries worldwide throu...

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 future, researching rates, and more. Exclusive features, including Topic Finder, InterLink, and a mobil...

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

Video Guide/Spanish
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.

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 enhance the search experience.

Consumer Reports
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Research thousands of products and services with test results, ratings, recommendations and buying guides. Consumer Reports is a nonprofit organization that provides unbiased reports on a variety of products to help you make better, more informed purchasing decisions.

Creativebug
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Creativebug.com has thousands of award-winning art & craft video classes taught by recognized design experts and artists. It brings the latest in art and craft education to its members, and they work with renowned artists to do just that. It is the number one inspirational resource for DIY, crafters and makers, with thousands of award-winning art & craft video classes available for FREE with your library card. Click through to our Online Learning page, then click "Learn a Craft," and sel...

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 bringing together information from more than 250 journals. Exclusive features, including Topic Find...

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 enhance the search experience.

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—such as technology, bilingual education, health education, and testing. It also provides insight on i...

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, including Topic Finder, InterLink, and a mobile-optimized interface, support and enhance the search exper...

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 5,000 periodicals, more than 2,800 in full text without any embargo. The combination of full text for...

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 interface, support and enhance the search experience. Periodical database for serious students of dra...

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

Gale In Context: Elementary (Gale)
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Children learn best when there are fewer barriers to learning. That's why Gale's popular, kid-friendly student database, Gale In Context: Elementary, matches how students naturally navigate online. Elementary school resources like Gale In Context: Elementary give children a safe place to find answers to their questions, practice research skills, and explore interests inside and outside the classroom. It also gives teachers access to digital resources that can supplement and enhance in-person and...

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, Newsweek, Popular Science, Smithsonian, and more. Empower learning with hundreds of thousands of images,...

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, periodical, and multimedia content supporting national and state curriculum standards for grades 6 to 12 in l...

Gale Legal Forms
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Gale Legal Forms offers a wide selection of essential state-specific (and multi-state) legal forms that may be customized for the most common legal procedures. These forms are used by attorneys and law firms. Includes real estate contracts, wills, premarital agreements, bankruptcy, divorce, landlord tenant, and many others.

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 and enhance the search experience.

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. Exclusive features, including Topic Finder, InterLink, and a mobile-optimized interface, support and enhance...

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-optimized interface, support and enhance the search experience

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, newspaper, and audio content that complements the resource's robust collection of magazines and journals. Wi...

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 covered include the biological sciences, computing, engineering, and technology. Exclusive features, inclu...

HelpNow! (Brainfuse)
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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.

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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, support and enhance the search experience.

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 traveler will also find a wealth of information, from contents on state parks and information on planning...

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, Risk Management, and more. Exclusive features, including Topic Finder, InterLink, and a mobile-opti...

LinkedIn Learning with Lynda.com content
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Leading online learning platform covering business, technology and creative skills.

To use the LinkedIn Learning app, download the app from the Google Play Store or Apple App Store and click Sign in with Your Library Card. Use Library ID smrla (all lowercase), along with your library card number and PIN to login. Using the app, you can download courses for offline viewing. Downloading for offline viewing is not available through the web browser.

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

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

Video Guide/Spanish
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 MedlinePlus to learn about the latest treatments, look up information on a drug or supplement, find out t...

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 Finder, InterLink, and a mobile-optimized interface, support and enhance the search experience.

Mobile App for Calvert Library
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Take Calvert Library with you EVERYWHERE by downloading our app!   Use the app to: Checkout materials on your phone while you are in the library! Truly contactless checkout. Get book, movie and more recommendations Place materials on hold Use our premium online resources Forget your library card? Just open the app for your virtual card! Find a fun or interesting library event Make a curbside appointment See your list of items you have checked out so you know if you need to keep looking under you...

Mobile App for Charles County Public Library
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CCPL Has an App for That! The Charles County Public Library is proud to announce we’ve launched an app available for Apple and Android devices. From your mobile device you can easily access your CCPL account, all of our digital resources, databases and more!

Mobile App for the St. Mary’s County Library
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Use the St. Mary’s County Library mobile app to get access to your Library on the go! Check your account, search the catalog, save your library card number directly in the app, check out digital content, and even scan a book’s ISBN to instantly see if we have it in our collection! You can also discover programs and events, get recommended reads, connect with us on social media, reserve meeting rooms, and much more!

National Geographic Kids (Gale)
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Engage kids and young students to broaden their educational horizons with reputable, special, authoritative, and age-appropriate digital content that brings them the world in a way they have never seen before. National Geographic Kids will take them on amazing adventures in science, nature, wildlife, culture, geography, archaeology, and space.

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

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

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

Video Guide/Spanish
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 field, as well as students pursuing a nursing-focused curriculum. Exclusive features, including Topic...

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.

Peterson’s Test and Career Prep (Gale)
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Search thousands of college and graduate schools, identify scholarships, take practice tests, create resumes, and explore careers.

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 and enhance the search experience.

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 experience

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 comprehensive collection. Exclusive features, including Topic Finder, InterLink, and a mobile-optimize...

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 features, including Topic Finder, InterLink, and a mobile-optimized interface, support and enhance the...

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 Trade Journal, and more. Exclusive features, including Topic Finder, InterLink, and a mobile-optimized...

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: 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 a mobile-optimized interface, support and enhance the search experience.

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 periodicals that are updated daily. Exclusive features, including Topic Finder, InterLink, and a mobile-optimi...

Washington Post (inside the library)
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Use this link if you are using the library's computers or the library Wi-Fi on your own device. You will be directed to WashingtonPost.com.  There should be no paywall and no registration prompt with onsite access.

Washington Post (offsite access)
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Use this link from outside the library. You will see the following message  “Your library has provided you with complimentary access to WashingtonPost.com for the next 7 days.” You should register or log in by entering an email address and password. Offsite access is available for 7 days.  On the eighth day, please return to this page and select the offsite access link again;  this triggers a new 7-day access period. You do not need to pay for an account. 

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.