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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.


High School and Adult Learning Resources

Brainfuse – Help Now!

Live tutors are available seven days a week between the hours of 2:00 p.m. and 11:00 p.m., EST. HelpNow! is a comprehensive suite of tutoring services designed for a range of academic needs; whether it’s tackling a tough homework problem, learning an academic skill, or writing a term paper. Students may take practice tests, submit essays for review, and take advantage of other self-study features 24 hours a day. Adults can also 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.

Brainfuse – Adult Learning Center

Whether you are going back to school, switching jobs, or just want to brush up on an academic skill, our adult learning center is here to help. Our live coaches will help you write a winning resume, learn Microsoft Office, pass the GED, and more.

Explora Secondary Schools

Designed specifically for older student research, this database provides access to popular full-text magazines, essays, and primary source documents on a variety of topics.

*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.

History Reference Center

Features full text reference books, encyclopedias and non-fiction books.

*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.

Learning Express Library

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

MasterFILE Premier

Full text articles covering general reference, business, health, educations, general science and much more, including Consumer Reports and Time.  Also includes photos, flags, and maps.

*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.

NewsBank

Includes Cumberland-Times News.  Complete full-text content of local and regional news, including community events, schools, politics, government policies, cultural activities, local companies, state industries, and people in the community.

NoveList

NoveList Plus

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

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

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.

Science Reference Center

Contains full text for hundreds of science encyclopedias, reference books, periodicals, and other sources.

*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.

World Book Online

Continually updated, includes all of the articles from the 22-volume print set, plus thousands more. In addition, there are more than 9,500 pictures and maps, 115 videos and animations, 9,300 sounds, more than 100 simulated historic Web sites.