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Student Resources:

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Use these resources to search for magazine & newspaper articles, encyclopedia entries or business and job information; find a recommendation for a good novel; and much more. Your  library card  is required to search most of the databases.

Business & Career

Brainfuse Adult Learning Center

Adults can receive live online help from our trained adult education specialists in areas such as US Citizenship testing, resume and cover letter writing assistance and core subject education.


ChiltonLibrary includes Domestic and import vehicle information through the current model year (updated continuously), Videos and animations showing how to complete repairs, Wiring and vacuum diagrams, Troubleshooting and diagnostic information, Maintenance and specification tables, ASE test prep quizzes for the most popular certification exams.

Gale eBooks

Reference eBooks on subjects such as: business, education, history, science, and more.

Gale OneFile: Educator’s Reference Complete

Educator’s Reference Complete provides access to academic journals, reports, and many premier reference sources in the field of education. The majority of the full-text titles included are also found in the ERIC database. The database includes content in key subject areas including administration, bilingual education, child development and psychology, funding, health education, technology, and testing.

Learning Express Library

Includes more than 1,000 tutorials, practice exams, and eBooks for basic skills master, academic success, job preparation, and career advancement.

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Reference Solutions

Reference Solutions powers more than 11,000 public libraries across the nation.  Their powerful business database contains in depth information on more than 24 million businesses in both the U.S. and Canada.  Whether it’s for research purposes, job searching or developing small business marketing plans; we provide much more than just names and addresses. 

Value Line

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The Value Line Investment Survey is a comprehensive source of information and advice on approximately 1,700 stocks in 97 industries, the stock market, and the economy.


Veterans can get live help with Veterans Administration benefits, resources for skills development and coaching, and assistance with jobs and resume writing.

Gale OneFile Collections

Popular full-text general periodicals and magazines.

Other Databases

Maryland Business License Information Center

Search to learn about the permits and licenses that a Maryland business may need.

Maryland InfoPortal

Providing a direct link to information on financial, nonfinancial and technical assistance, and direct development programs.