Electronic Databases

Many of these resources are available both in the library and remotely from your home or office PC. Got questions? Check the FAQ section.

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Audiobooks, Ebooks, video, and Readers Advisory | Biography and Literature | Business Encyclopedias | Genealogy and Local History | History and Geography | Homework Help | Periodicals | Science | Special Interests | Test Preparation

Audiobooks, Ebooks, video, and Readers Advisory

Read along with an animated picture book from Weston Woods, then test your knowledge with puzzles and quizzes.
Stream and temporarily download movies, television shows, music albums and audiobooks from major Hollywood studios, record companies and publishers. Follow the “Sign Up” instructions to begin and then “Sign In” on subsequent visits.
NoveList Plus
Looking for a good book? Want to find a new author who's similar to your favorite author? NoveList Plus has reading recommendations for both fiction and nonfiction, for all ages. NoveList's expertise in books and reading means that you'll find just the books you're looking for.
Download digital audiobooks and eBooks. Please see our eBooks FAQ for more information.
Nonficton ebooks paired with streaming video designed to help students master Science and Social Studies concepts. Includes digital tools for homework help and research.
Interactive animated talking storybooks. Children can chose to read the text or have the stories read to them. Some books feature "Word Help" to assist children in sounding out words. There are also book-related puzzles and games to play.

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Biography and Literature

Biography Reference Center (EBSCO)
Search or browse through more than 450,000 full-text biographies in over thirty categories, including actors, authors, explorers, historical figures, inventors, musicians, presidents of the United States, scientists and many others.
Literary Reference Center (EBSCO)
Access a comprehensive collection of author biographies, plot summaries, and book reviews, plus short stories, author interviews, and much more.

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Business Source Premier (EBSCO)
Access more than 2,300 journals and magazines in all disciplines of business, including marketing, management, accounting, and finance.
Reference USA
Used by entrepreneurs, businesses, students, job-seekers or anyone wanting access to information on tens of millions of businesses and hundreds of millions of consumers in an easy to search format.
Regional Business News (EBSCO)
Find articles from more than 80 local business publications from across the United States and Canada.

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Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia
The online version of this classic source of fast facts.
Grzimeks 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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Genealogy and Local History

AncestryPlus (ProQuest)
Find billions of records from around the world, including census and vital records, immigration and passport records, plus periodicals, books and photos.(Can only be used inside the library.)
Genealogy Connect (Gale)
Features research and e-books on topics such as genealogy best practices, immigration, Atlantic states, the American Revolution, and much more.
Heritage Quest (ProQuest)
Some overlap with Ancestry.com, but this tool has a strong collection of family and local history e-books, and is also accessible from your home computer.

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History and Geography

History Reference Center (EBSCO)
Search for historical information from around the globe and across time periods. Includes info on topics such as the Renaissance, the modern Middle East, Latin America, and more.

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Homework Help

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.
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.
Explora - Educators Edition
Highlights content relevant to teachers, including lesson plans, curriculum standards, and other professional development resources.
Explora - Primary Schools
Designed specifically for elementary school students, this database provides access to popular full-text magazines for elementary school research.
Explora - Secondary Schools
Offers the most complete collection of full-text reference resources available for middle schools.

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Periodicals (Newspapers / Magazines)

MasterFILE Premier (EBSCO)
A huge collection of full-text magazines, trade publications, and scholarly materials. Includes Consumer Reports.
NewsBank Local Newspapers of Delmarva
Search full-text current and archived articles. Publications include 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), Sunday Star (11/13/05-Current), and the Times Record (8/2/06-Current).
Download full digital copies of your favorite magazines and view them on your computer or mobile device -- just create a free account with your library card via RB Digital. User Guide.

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Science Reference Center (EBSCO)
Search science oriented reference sources, science journals, biographies, and science related animations, videos, and images.

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Special Interests

Auto Repair Reference Center (EBSCO)
Information on repair procedures, service bulletins, service recalls, wiring diagrams, labor and quick tips for automobiles produced since 1954.
Gale Courses
Hundreds of instructor-led online courses covering everything from health and wellness to creative writing, computer programming, GED test preparation and much more. Courses run 6 weeks with two lessons released each week.
Small Engine Repair Reference Center
Small Engine Repair Reference Center offers assistance in providing routine maintenance (tune-ups, brake service, etc.) as well as extensive repairs (engine and transmission disassembly) and allows users to search by product type, brand, model/engine type, specific area of model/engine type, and model numbers. PDF full text is available for all documents.
Hobbies and Crafts Reference Center
This database offers detailed "how-to" instructions and creative ideas to meet the interests of virtually every hobby enthusiast. Full text is provided from leading hobby and craft magazines, including Bead & Button, Creative Knitting, FineScale Modeler, Quilter's World and many more.
Home Improvement Reference Center
This database provides users with detailed, user-friendly how-to information covering all manner of home improvement/repair projects. It features full-text content from leading home improvement magazines, images not found anywhere else online, and videos of popular home repair projects.
Rosetta Stone
Use the award-winning interactive approach to learn any one of 30 languages.

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Test Preparation

Testing and Education Reference Center (Gale)
Practice tests, courses, and test prep e-books for SAT, ACT, GED, and other major job tests, plus a scholarship and college search tool.

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