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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.


Do It Yourself & Special Interest

AutoMate

Your source for the most current, accurate, authoritative Auto Service and Repair Information.

Automate includes: Step-by-step repair procedures, Wiring diagrams, Component location diagrams, Maintenance schedules, Labor estimates, Engineering specifications, Diagnostic trouble codes, Parts pricing, Technical service bulletins, and Recall notices.

*This database will not be renewed by the Maryland Libraries Consortium and will no longer be available after June 30, 2019.  Please save your work and information before this date.

Hobbies & Crafts Reference Center

Detailed “how-to” instructions and creative ideas to meet the interests of virtually every hobby enthusiast.

*This database will not be renewed by the Maryland Libraries Consortium and will no longer be available after June 30, 2019.  Please save your work and information before this date.

Home Improvement Reference Center

Through a collection of comprehensive full-text content, this database provides users with detailed, user-friendly “how-to” information covering a variety of home improvement and repair projects.

*This database will not be renewed by the Maryland Libraries Consortium and will no longer be available after June 30, 2019.  Please save your work and information before this date.

NoveList

NoveList Plus

Expert reading recommendations, reviews, articles, Author Read-alikes, Book Discussion Guides, BookTalks, and Feature Articles.

NoveList K-8 Plus

NoveList Plus K-8

NoveList K-8 Plus contains materials for all K-8 grade levels and includes picture books, children’s “chapter” books and young adult titles.

Rosetta Stone

Rosetta Stone is an online language-learning service that helps build skills in 30 languages, including Spanish, French, Japanese, Mandarin Chinese, German, Italian, and more.  It’s unique learning environment provides an interactive immersion approach that guides pronunciation using speech-recognition technology.

*This database will not be renewed by the Maryland Libraries Consortium and will no longer be available after June 30, 2019.  Please save your work and information before this date.

Sanborn Maps, 1867-1970

Digital Sanborn Maps, 1867-1970 provides access to more than 660,000 large-scale maps for more than 12,000 American towns and cities.  Sanborn fire insurance maps are the most frequently consulted maps in libraries, and are valuable historical tools.  In electronic form, Sanborn maps allow users to easily manipulate the maps, magnify and zoom in on specific sections, and layer maps from different years.

Small Engine Repair Reference Center

Air-cooled engines, ATVs, Chainsaws, Commercial mowers, Diesel engines, Farm tractors, Generators, Motorcycles, Marine (boats), Outdoor power equipment, Personal watercraft/jet ski, Riding lawn mowers, Rotary tillers, Snowmobiles, Snowthrowers, String trimmers and blowers, Walk-behind mowers, Yard and garden tractors.

*This database will not be renewed by the Maryland Libraries Consortium and will no longer be available after June 30, 2019.  Please save your work and information before this date.

VetNow

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