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Business & Career Genealogy & History I Law & GovernmentNewspapers & Magazines   I DIY & Special Interest

Student Resources:

Elementary  I  Middle   High School & Adult Learners

Test Prep I  Learn a New Language or Skill

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.


Featured Databases

Ancestry.com

Only Available at the Library 

The Ancestry Library Edition collection has approximately 4,000 databases including key collections such as U.S. Federal Census images and indexes from 1790 to 1930; the Map Center containing more than 1,000 historical maps, Social Security Death Index (updated monthly); WWI Draft Registration Cards; Federal Slave Narratives; and a strong Civil War Collection.

BookFlix

BookFlix

Introducing BookFlix, the new interactive literacy resource that builds a love of reading and learning – online! BookFlix pairs classic fictional video storybooks from Weston Woods with nonfiction eBooks from Scholastic to reinforce reading skills and develop essential real-world knowledge and understanding.

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.

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.

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.