Online Resources

Online Resources 2017-05-08T16:10:48+00:00

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African-American History Online (Infobase FactsOnFile)

People, events, timelines, topics and images of African- American history

American Fact Finder (United States Census Bureau)

Housing, population, economic and geographic data

Ancestry Library Edition (ProQuest)

Census, military, birth, death, immigration records and more.

Due to restrictions for licensing, this database is only available in the library.

Auto Repair Reference Center (EBSCO)

Service and recall information, repair procedures, diagrams and more

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 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.

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

Children’s Literature Comprehensive Database

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)

How-to information that entrepreneurs can apply to their own business

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

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)

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

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.

Master the ASVAB (Gale)

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

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 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.

https://medlineplus.gov/
NewspaperArchive (ProQuest)

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

NextReads (LibraryAware – EBSCO)

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)

Information about hundreds of different types of job

http://www.bls.gov/oco/
RB Digital Logo

Browse and download ebooks and audiobooks from our collection

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 education funding.

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 or higher, Firefox ver. 27 or higher, Apple Safari ver. 7 or higher.

Washington Post (ProQuest)

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