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DIGITAL COLLECTION

Digital Collection

The following services are FREE to library cardholders:

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Maryland's Digital eLibrary Consortium (OverDrive)

Download eBooks, audiobooks, and magazines to a computer, mobile device, or mp3 player.


Hoopla

Stream or download a variety of media, including eBooks, audiobooks, movies, tv shows, music, and more- all from major Hollywood studios, record companies, and publishers.

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Business

AtoZdatabases

A premier reference, research, marketing, mailing, and job-search database ideal for sales leads, background searches, locating friends and relatives, and many other possibilities.


Gale OneFile: Business

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 through business and trade publications, complemented by a selection of international, national, and regional news publications.


Gale OneFile: Economics and Theory

Search academic journals and magazines focusing on topics in economics and other related fields. The database has an emphasis on titles indexed in the American Economic Association's EconLit bibliography.


Gale OneFile: Entrepreneurship

Find authoritative periodical information on all aspects of entrepreneurship and small business. Key subjects include insights, tips, strategies, and success stories.


Gale OneFile: Leadership and Management

Provides access to academic journals and other reference content for educators or users interested in professional development.



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Encyclopedias


Grzimek's Animal Life Encyclopedia

A completely revised and updated version of the original work published in Germany in 1960, this edition incorporates recent developments in the animal world.


Worldmark Encyclopedia of the Nations

Easy-to-understand information on 194 countries and dependencies from around the world. Entries discuss a variety of topics in detail, from banking and securities to climate, from government data to demographic statistics.


Worldmark Encyclopedia of the States

Details current geographical, social, and political data, historical narrative, and statistical information on the 50 states, District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and Caribbean and Pacific dependencies of the United States. Maps, tables, flags and official state seals are included.


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History, Genealogy, and the Arts

Ancestry.com Library Edition

Locate genealogical and historical records from around the world, including census and vital records, immigration and passport records, plus books, photos, and more. This resource is only available within the library.


Gale OneFile: Diversity Studies

Access scholarly journals and magazines that explore cultural differences, contributions, and influences in the global community. The database is a must-have for social science, history, and liberal arts coursework.


Gale OneFile: Fine Arts

Scholarly journals and magazines that support research in areas including drama, music, art history, and filmmaking. The database emphasizes full-text content for publications included in the Wilson Art Index and RILM bibliography.


Gale OneFile: Gender Studies

Provides balanced coverage of this significant aspect of culture and society. The database offers access to scholarly journals and magazines covering topics incuding gender studies, family and marital issues, and more.


Gale OneFile: Pop Culture Studies

Access to scholarly journals and magazines that analyze and contribute to popular culture. The database offers useful information for researchers in social science, history, art, or liberal arts courses.


Gale OneFile: Religion and Philosophy

Access to scholarly journals and magazines of interest to both researchers and general users. The database offers balanced content that covers topics across a wide range of philosophies and religions.


Gale OneFile: U. S. History

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 U.S. history and scholarly work being established in the field.


Gale OneFile: World History

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.


Genealogy Connect

Hosted with Gale's Virtual Reference Library, this collection of eBooks features topics such as the American Revolution, Aristocracy, Emigration and Immigration, Family History, Public Records, and more- all cross-searchable and always available.


Heritage Quest

A comprehensive genealogical source powered by Ancestry that includes the census collection, city directories, military records, wills and probate records, images from the Freedman's Bank, US Serial Sets, and plenty of maps and photos.


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Education & Careers

Brainfuse Adult Learning Center

Designed to support adult learners and job seekers with services that include GED prep, 24/7 Writing Lab, Live Tutoring, Skills Building, Career Resources, U.S. Citizenship Prep, Microsoft Office Essential Skills Series, and 24/7 Question Center.


Brainfuse Help Now

Live tutoring homework help and writing lab available seven days a week between the hours of 2:00 p.m. and 11:00 p.m., EST. Spanish-speaking tutors available.


Gale Academic OneFile Select

Full-text, abstracts, and indexes are integrated with core titles in every major academic concentration, from art and literature to economics and the sciences as well as new vocational/technical titles used by community college students.


Gale Courses

More than 300 six-week online classes on a variety of topics, including business, technology, health care, personal development, the arts, and hobbies.


Gale OneFile: Educator's Reference Complete

Full-text for titles found in the ERIC database, covering multiple levels of education from preschool to college, and every educational specialty, including technology, bilingual education, health education, and testing.


Gale OneFile: Vocations and Careers

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 current and applicable content from general career guides to highly specialized industry journals.


Mango Languages

71 languages are available through this self-paced course that introduces the learner to cultural insights and grammar, delivered through native speaker dialogue.


Testing and Education Reference Center

In-depth information about colleges, universities, and careers with standardized test preparation, tuition assistance tools, certification exams, and advice on resumes, cover letters, interviewing, and networking.


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Literature & Book Recommendations

Books and Authors

A premium resource by Gale Cengage, providing information on recommended authors and titles, both genre fiction and non-fiction, as well as authoritative reviews.


Literary Reference Center

Information on thousands of authors and their works, across literary disciplines and time frames. Includes plot overviews, literary criticism, biographies, literary journals, and book reviews.


NoveList Plus

Discover new books, authors, or series from a trusted source of experts. This database features read-alike recommendations, reviews, articles, lists, lexile ratings, and discussion guides for book clubs.


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Medical

Gale OneFile: Nursing and Allied Health

Academic journals and other reference content covering all aspects of the nursing profession, from direct patient care to health care administration. The database offers current and authoritative content for professions already working in the field as well as students pursuing a nursing-focused curriculum.


Gale OneFile: Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine

Academic journals and magazines covering the fields of fitness and sports. The database offers a wide spectrum of information, including proven treatment techniques, experimental research, and more.


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Newspapers & Periodicals

Consumer Reports

Articles on health, public safety, marketplace economics, and the judicial & regulatory actions that affect consumers. Full text available from 01/01/1991 to present.


Gale General OneFile

Gale's largest general-interest periodical database with more than 8,000 titles, including reference, newspaper, and audio content, in addition to journals and magazines.


Gale OneFile: News

A full-text newspaper resource with access to over 2300 newspapers, images, radio and TV broadcasts, and transcripts from the U.S. and around the world.


Gale OneFile: Popular Magazines

Access the most searched magazines across the OneFile products. All of the titles are selected based on actual publication searches.


MasterFILE Premier

A full-text resource for magazines, reference books, and primary source documents, including Consumer Reports as well as an image collection containing photos, maps, and flags.


Newsbank Local Newspapers

Search full-text and archived articles from local newspapers including the Bay Times (8/2/06-current), The Capital (1/1/02-current), Dorchester Star (6/30/06-current), Kent County News (11/30/06-current), Record Observer (8/4/06-current), Star Democrat (11/16/05-current) and the Times Record (8/2/06-current).


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Science

Gale OneFile: Agriculture

A comprehensive view of agriculture and related fields. The database provides access to current and authoritative content that spans the industry - from practical aspects of farming to cutting-edge scientific research.


Gale OneFile: Environmental Studies and Policy

Diverse perspectives from the scientific community, governmental policymakers, and corporate interests that cover environmental issues and policies from leading magazines, scholarly journals, and other reference sources.


Gale OneFile: Gardening and Horticulture

Access academic journals and magazines focused on both the practical aspects as well as the scientific theory of horticulture studies. The database offers biotechnologists, farmers, hobbyists, and landscape architects alike access to important content relevant to their pursuits.


Gale OneFile: Psychology

Academic journals and magazines that cover the study of emotions, personality, and the human mind. The database offers content of interest to both researchers and general users.


Gale OneFile: Science

Access to scholarly journals and magazines covering the latest scientific developments. Key subjects covered by the database include biological sciences, computing, engineering, and technology.


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Special Interests

Chilton Library

Trusted, reliable automotive help available 24/7, featuring service and repair procedures, wiring diagrams, maintenance tables, troubleshooting guides, and more.


Gale OneFile: Communications and Mass Media

Access to academic journals and magazines focusing on all aspects of the communications field. Key subjects covered in the database include advertising and public relations, literature and writing, linguistics, and more.


Gale OneFile: Criminal Justice

Access academic journals and magazines on topics in criminal justice and related fields. Key subjects include law, law enforcement, security, and terrorism.


Gale OneFile: Culinary Arts

Access academic journals and magazines featuring all aspects of cooking and nutrition, including thousands of searchable recipes, restaurant reviews, and industry information.


Gale OneFile: Home Improvement

Access information covering topics including architectural techniques, tool and material selection, zoning requirements, and others. The database offers content that meets the needs of hobbyists and progessionals alike.


Gale OneFile: Hospitality and Tourism

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.


Gale OneFile: Information Science

Access to scholarly journals and trade publications essential for information professionals and knowledge workers. Key topics include information infrastructure, metadata architecture, publishing, and more.


Gale OneFile: Insurance and Liability

Academic journals and trade publications covering the insurance industry and topics such as labor relations, mortgage banking, legal issues, and more. The database offers content of interest to individual property owners and multinational corporations alike.


Gale OneFile: Military and Intelligence

Authoritative periodical information on all aspects of military and intelligence. Key subjects include governmental policies, the socioeconomic effects of war, the structure of the armed forces, and more.


Gale OneFile: War and Terrorism

Access to academic journals and magazines of interest to analysts, risk management professionals, and students of military science, history, and social science. The database offers balanced coverage of both historic and contemporary topics in the fields of war and terrorism.


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ESRL's content combines educational games, videos, and interactive books to create engaging experiences for children and their caregivers.



Beanstack

Get one book recommendation every week tailored to your young child's reading level and interests sent directly to your inbox.


BookFlix

Scholastic BookFlix pairs classic video storybooks with related nonfiction eBooks to build a love of reading and learning while reinforcing early reading skills and introducing children to a world of knowledge and exploration.


Gale In Context: Middle School

Middle-School content covering the most-studied topics in literature, science, social studies, and history, as well as social issues - bridging the gap between elementary resources and more advanced high school databases.


Gale OneFile: High School Edition

Cross-curricular content aligning with national and state standards, designed to enhance critical thinking, problem solving, communication, collaboration, creativity, and innovation. Includes archival film clips, images, and audio selections from NPR, BBC News, the New York Times, and more.


Kids InfoBits

Research content designed for young learners, featuring an easy-to-use interface with age-appropriate, reliable, curriculum-related content, covering a broad range of educational topics.


Muzzy Club

An award-winning language learning program for kids, created by the BBC, using the natural immersion approach alongside animated stories, online games, printable flashcards, and worksheets. This guide will help you get started.


Maryland's Digital eLibrary Consortium (Overdrive) Kids Page

For Kids Download eBooks and digital audiobooks, and read-along picture books to a computer, mobile device or your MP3 player.


How-Tos and Helpful Guides

Niche Academy

Brief video tutorials, trainings, and instruction on a variety of topics, including services from your local library, available 24/7 from anywhere!

Hoopla Help

Learn how to register for a Hoopla account or search FAQ's on device basics, troubleshooting, Kids Mode, and more!

OverDrive

Visit the OverDrive help site for assistance with getting started, instructions on how to use the OverDrive app or Libby app, tips for troubleshooting, or introductory information on how to borrow materials.

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