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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.

Law & Government

Black Freedom Struggle

Featuring expertly selected open primary source documents. Visitors will find historical newspaper articles, pamphlets, diaries, correspondence and more from specific time periods in U.S. history marked by the opposition African Americans have faced on the road to freedom.


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

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Gale eBooks

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

Gale OneFile Collections

Popular full-text general periodicals and magazines.

Other Resources

People’s Law Library of Maryland

Maryland public legal information resource.

Federal Tax Forms

Forms, information, publications, etc.

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Maryland InfoPortal

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

Maryland Judiciary Case Search

This website provides public access to the case records of the Maryland Judiciary.

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Maryland Legal Aid

Maryland Legal Aid attorneys and paralegals, law students, and volunteer attorneys will provide brief, one-on-one advice on a variety of civil legal issues. 

Maryland Tax Resource Library

Forms, information, publications, etc.

Property Assessment Data

Maryland Department of assessments and taxation.

Who are Your Elected Officials?

Features a “look-up” form. Just put in your address and learn who all of your elected officials are. Also contains election district maps.