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SUBJECT/TOPICAL LISTS OF DATABASES:
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African-American / American Culture / The Arts / Auto Repair / Biography / Books & Literature / Business-Finance-Investing / Children / Consumer / Directories / E-Reference Books / Education / Employment / En Español / Encyclopedias / Entertainment / Fashion / Genealogy / General Research / Geography & World Cultures / Government / Health & Medicine / History / Homework Help / Languages / Law / Magazines & Newspapers / Multicultural / Photography / Religion / Science & the Environment / Small Business / Social Issues / Spanish Language / Test Practice

 

ALPHABETICAL LIST OF DATABASES:
ABC-CLIO eBooks Collection
Digital versions of encyclopedias, dictionaries, handbooks, and guides on topics such as history, business, current events, world cultures, folklore, food and cooking, and many more.

The African American Experience
Research resource for African American history and culture, including primary sources, timeline, audio clips, photographs, maps, and other images.

America’s Obituaries & Death Notices
A unique resource that contains more than 15 million recent death records from across the nation with new content added daily; searchable by name, date, or text within the notice.

American Mosaic
Search across all or any combination of ABC-CLIO databases (The African American Experience, The Latino American Experience and The ABC-CLIO e-books collection).

American Rhetoric
Database of and index to 5000+ full text, audio and video versions of public speeches, sermons, legal proceedings, lectures, debates, interviews, and other recorded media events. 

Ancestry Library Edition
Search for genealogical information in censuses, passenger lists, citizenship records, birth, death and marriage records, etc.  AVAILABLE ONLY TO USERS IN PGCMLS BRANCHES; NO REMOTE ACCESS.

Auto Repair Reference Center
Auto repair information for domestic and foreign vehicles from 1954 to the present.

Biography in Context
Biographies with related full-text articles from magazines and newspapers. Search for people, both current and historic from all eras and fields of endeavor.

Books and Authors
Explore the endless possibilities of books, authors, genres and topics. Combines over 140,000 titles, 50,000 authors, and thousands of read-alike, award winner and librarian's favorites lists.

Brainfuse HelpNow Tutoring
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.

Business Source Premier
Provides full text coverage of 2,966 scholarly business, management and economics journals, includes topics such as accounting, banking, finance, international business, marketing, sales, etc.

BYKI: Before You Know It
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Career Cruising
This database is no longer available.

Career Transitions
A database which guides you step-by-step to discover your interests, choose a career, prepare a resume, search job openings and more.

EBSCOhost
Choose from a variety of EBSCO database products, including NoveList Plus, Business Searching Interface, and Student Resource Center.

Encyclopedia Britannica Library Edition
Britannica Reference Center for high school students and up and Britannica Kids for middle school or elementary students and up. Search the encyclopedias as well as magazines, Web sites, and videos. You can also explore Learning Materials, a dictionary and thesaurus, atlases, timelines, and other features -- all at the appropriate grade level.

Encyclopedia Britannica Image Quest
Access more than two million rights-cleared images from over 50 of the best collections in the world.

Fast Pencil
FastPencil for Libraries is a self-publishing platform for new or established authors to develop and edit works, along with the tools needed to publish the final result.  If you have a Zinio account, use the same login information for FastPencil.

FDSys: Government Printing Office
GPO’s Federal Digital System (FDsys) provides free online access to official publications from all three branches of the Federal Government - search, browse, download or print.

Foundation Directory Online Professional
Foundation Directory Online is the most comprehensive resource for private funding research on the Web, includes the ability to search over 100,000 foundations, 3 million grants, Foundation news and other useful features. AVAILABLE ONLY AT THE HYATTSVILLE BRANCH

Foundation Grants to Individuals Online Professional
Foundation Grants to Individuals Online is an online database of more than 10,000 foundation and public charity programs that fund students, artists, researchers, and other individual grantseekers. AVAILABLE ONLY AT THE HYATTSVILLE BRANCH

Freegal Music Downloads
Download 5 free songs per week from a library of millions! Listen to up to three hours of streaming music. Note: Temporary registration numbers will not allow access.

Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia
Search this student encyclopedia; contains full-text articles and images.

Gale Legal Forms
Legal forms for Maryland, the District of Columbia and Virginia – wills, name changes, contracts, and more. Click on "Other State Subscriptions" at top of page to access legal forms for DC and VA.

Gale Virtual Reference Library (GVRL)
Online versions of printed reference books which do not have to be checked out or downloaded; content can be searched or browsed. 

Grolier Online Passport
Multiple reference sources including Encyclopedia Americana, The New Book of Popular Science, La Nueva Enciclopedia Cumbre, Lands and Peoples and more.

Health Source: Consumer Edition
Access to nearly 300 full text, consumer health periodicals, including American Fitness, Better Nutrition, Fit Pregnancy, Harvard Health Letter, Men's Health, Prevention, and Vegetarian Times.

Health Source: Nursing Academic Edition
This resource provides nearly 550 scholarly full text journals focusing on many medical disciplines.

HelpNow Tutoring
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.

HeritageQuest Online
For both genealogical and historical information, a collection of research materials for tracing family history and American culture. Contains original page images for all documents (coverage dating back to the late 1700s). Search census, books, periodicals, Freedman’s Bank Records and more.

History Reference Center
Search articles covering all periods of American and World history.

Homework Help-Live Tutoring
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.

Hoopla
Watch or download up to 12 movies, television episodes, music albums, or audiobooks a month. Select from thousands.

IndieFlix
Watch award-winning shorts, feature films, and documentaries from around the world. Select from thousands.

Journals of the American Physics Society
Search or browse current and back issues of physics journals; see a list of available titles by clicking Browse the Journals in the left menu.

Kids Search
Elementary and middle school students can search and browse articles; includes Teacher Resources.

The Latino American Experience
Dedicated to the history and culture of Latinos. Much needed, very timely, muy fresca.

Learning Express Library 3.0

Practice tests for college entrance, employment, and citizenship. Tutorials in basic skills for math, reading, and writing.

Literary Reference Center
Provides users with a broad spectrum of information on thousands of authors and their works across literary disciplines and timeframes.

Literature Resource Center
Biographies, bibliographies, and critical analyses of authors from every age and literary discipline. For high school and up.

Magazine Index - MasterFILE Premier
Designed specifically for public libraries, MasterFILE™ Premier contains full text for more than 1,900 periodicals covering general reference, business, health, education, general science, multicultural issues and much more. Includes full-text Consumer Reports articles.

Magazines A to Z
Lists, indexes and searches all of the Library's e-resources, including e-journals, titles in full-text databases, and e-books. 

Maryland Health Connection
Marketplace for individuals, families and small businesses to compare and enroll in health insurance and determine eligibility for Medicaid and other assistance programs, federal tax credits and cost-sharing reductions. 

MAS Ultra – School Edition
This comprehensive database, designed specifically for high school libraries, contains full text for more than 700 popular high school magazines.

Mergent Web Reports
Access a vast archive of corporate and industry related documents. WebReports contains more than 180,000 documents covering over 100 countries and industries using an easy to navigate and reliable system.

Middle Search Plus
Middle Search® Plus contains full text for more than 140 popular, middle school magazines. All full text articles are assigned a reading level indicator (Lexiles).

Mitchell 1 OnDemand
Mitchell’s information for domestic and foreign vehicles from 1983 to the present. AVAILABLE ONLY TO USERS IN PGCMLS BRANCHES, USING INTERNET EXPLORER

Morningstar Library Edition
Investment Research Center provides information about stocks, funds, ETFs, and Industries. Use Portfolio X-Ray to view how a set of holdings can work together.

Novelist K-8 Plus
Search or browse for picture books, novels and series; for infants through teens.

Novelist Plus
For fiction lovers. Includes searchable fiction reviews, read-alike lists, award winners, and reading group guides.

Opposing Viewpoints in Context
Covers today’s hottest social issues, from Offshore Drilling to Climate Change, Health Care to Immigration, includes more than 14,000 pro/con viewpoint essays.

Oxford Reference E-Books - A collection of electronic dictionaries, encyclopedias and companions to many topics including the arts, human rights, history, and culture.

Primary Search
Full-text for more than 70 popular magazines for elementary school research; articles are assigned a reading level indicator (Lexiles).

ReferenceUSA
Detailed information on more than 20 million businesses, 220 million consumers, US new businesses, US new homeowners and movers; records are continuously updated.

Regional Business News
Full-text coverage for more than 80 regional business publications for all metropolitan and rural areas within the United States.

Science Reference Center
Contains full text for nearly 640 science encyclopedias, reference books, periodicals, etc. Topics covered include: biology, chemistry, earth & space science, environmental science, health & medicine, history of science, life science, physics, science & society, science as inquiry, scientists, technology and wildlife.

Searchasaurus
Elementary students can search articles by keyword or by topic.

SEC EDGAR
All publicly traded companies, foreign and domestic, are required to file registration statements, periodic reports, and other forms electronically through EDGAR. Access and download this information for free.

 

 

Student Research Center
Students may search by keyword or by topic; sort results by source type—magazines, reference books, photos, flags, etc.

Testing & Education Reference Center
Practice tests for college entrance, employment, and citizenship, plus college and career search help.

Transparent Language Online
An online language learning program using a wide variety of high-quality learning material and seamless integration of real-life language use by native speakers - all packaged together in an easy-to-use interface that can be accessed at any time and from any computer with Internet access. Note: Temporary registration numbers will not allow access.

Tutoring - HelpNow
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.

Value Line Investment Survey
Includes Research Center, Investment Survey, Analyzer, Advisor, and Selection & Opinion.
View video tutorials and users' guides about Value Line's new platform.

Washington Post
Search or browse issues from 1988 to the present for one of America's most respected newspapers.