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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.


Learn a New Language or Skill

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.

Cisco Networking Academy

Cisco Network Academy

Join the growing IT workforce of tomorrow.  Learn about the Cisco Networking Academy curriculum, learning platform, support & training.

Digital Learn

Digital Learn

The Public Library Association’s site, DigitalLearn.org, is an Institute of Museum and Library Services grant-funded project to create an online hub for digital literacy support and training.   Included in DigitalLearn.org is a collection of self-directed tutorials for end-users to increase their digital literacy. Feedback from public library staff directed PLA to develop courses on the most basic skills, such as using a computer, navigating a web site, and searching.

Hobbies & Crafts

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

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.

Open CourseWare

OpenCourseWare

MIT OpenCourseWare is a web-based publication of virtually all MIT course content. OCW is open and available to the world and is a permanent MIT activity.

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.

Skill Share

Skillshare

Skillshare is an online education platform with thousands of free classes taught by the world’s best practitioners. Personalized, on-demand learning in design, business, photography, and more.

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.