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Your library card gives you instant access to our collection of research databases, audiobooks, eBooks, videos and music. Effectively search through reliable materials that inform and entertain.

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  • ABC-CLIO

    Search across any combination of ABC-CLIO databases: The African American Experience, American History, The American Indian Experience, Daily Life through History, Issues: Controversy and Society, The Latino American Experience, World Geography, World History: Ancient and Medieval Eras, World History: The Modern Era, and The ABC-CLIO eBook collection.

  • ABCmouse.com

    ABCmouse.com helps kids learn to read through phonics, and teaches lessons in math, social studies, art, music, and much more. Available only to users in PGCMLS branches; no remote access.

  • Acorn (RBdigital)

    Tutorial videos

    Stream world-class mysteries, dramas, and comedies from Britain.

  • African American Experience: The American Mosaic (ABC-CLIO)

    Research African American history and culture, including primary sources, timelines, audio clips, photographs, maps, and images.

  • African American Heritage (ProQuest)

    This collection was created in partnership with leading African American genealogists and recognized leaders in genealogical information and consists of a mix of resources, records, and tools. Connect with a community of research experts, whose mentoring and assistance can be the difference between research success and futility.

  • AHFS Consumer Medication Information (EBSCO)

    Tutorial Videos

    A trusted source of patient drug information, available in both English and Spanish.

  • America's Obituaries & Death Notices (NewsBank)

    Contains more than 15 million recent death records from across the nation with new content added daily. Records are searchable by name, date, or text within the notice.

  • American History (ABC-CLIO)

    Surveys American history from the colonial era and American Revolution through to the nation’s rise to eminence as a global superpower, analyzing American political conflict, economic development, and changing culture and thought.

  • American Indian Experience: The American Mosaic (ABC-CLIO)

    Reference materials include hundreds of primary documents and thousands of images from the Inuit of Alaska to the Seminole of Florida covering precontact to the colonial era into the 21st century.

  • American Physical Society (APS) Journals

    Provides in-library access to Physical Review A through E, X, Applied, Modern Physics, Special Topics, and the APS archive back to 1893. Available only to users in PGCMLS branches; no remote access.

  • Ancestry (ProQuest)

    Tutorial videos

    Now available from home, you can discover historical insights, photos, and records about your ancestors. Build your own family tree with authenticated genealogical information. Ancestry provides the world's largest collection of online records.

  • ArtistWorks (RBdigital)

    Tutorial videos

    Provides world-class vocal, instrumental, and artistic instruction through self-paced video lessons from Grammy Award-winning musicians and artistic professionals.

  • Beanstack

    Tutorial Videos

    Discover favorite books and apps, matched to your child's age and interests.

  • Books & Authors (GALE)

    Find book recommendations by topic, genre, author, and more.

  • Brainfuse HelpNow

    Tutorial videos

    Live tutoring has been temporarily expanded by an hour and is now available from 1:00 to 11:55 pm ET every day until the December.

    Live tutoring (including in Spanish) available 2pm to 11:55pm EST. Use SkillSurfer to practice long division, improve reading comprehension, and learn other key skills. Submit a writing sample to the Writing Lab and get feedback on structure, grammar, style and content to help you better organize and present your thoughts and information. Additionally, Brainfuse now offers live assistance for the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to all United States library HelpNow clients. Live FAFSA tutors are available to help both students and parents with completing the FAFSA application. 

  • Brainfuse JobNow

    Tutorial videos

    Complete a career assessment, search for jobs, create a resume and get expert feedback, and receive interview tips and live coaching on JobNow.

  • Brainfuse VetNow

    Tutorial videos

    Resources designed to help veterans navigate the Department of Veterans Affairs, prepare for college, and brush up on job skills.

  • Business Source Complete (EBSCO)

    Tutorial Videos

    Provides full text coverage of 2,966 scholarly business, management, and economics journals. Non-journal content includes company profiles, country reports, industry reports, market research reports, and SWOT analyses.

  • Chicago Tribune 1985 - Present (ProQuest)

    The Chicago Tribune keeps readers informed of the latest news from the Chicago area, the nation, and the world every day.

  • ChiltonLibrary (GALE)

    Tutorial Videos

    Repair and maintenance instruction for many vehicle makes and models.

  • ComicsPlus

    Tutorial videos

    Enjoy unlimited access to thousands of digital graphic novels and comics. Browse by genre, publisher, or title; checkouts are for seven days with unlimited renewals.

  • Creativebug

    Tutorial Videos

    1,000+ art & craft video classes covering art & design, sewing, quilting, paper, knitting, crochet, food & home, jewelry, holiday & party, and kids.

  • Daily Life through History (ABC-CLIO)

    Explores the daily lives of ordinary people through time and across the globe. This resource provides details about family life, work, food, clothing, sports, language, literature, romance, education, gender roles, social customs, and more.

  • Dictionary of American Family Names (Oxford Reference eBooks)

    Contains more than 70,000 of the most commonly occurring surnames in the United States, giving comparative frequencies, linguistic and historical explanations, selected associated forenames, and occasional genealogical notes.

  • eBook Central (ProQuest)

    eBooks in the STEM field covering a wide range of subjects including Agriculture, Computer Science/IT, Engineering, Environmental Studies, Mathematics, and Science.

  • EBSCOhost Portal

    Tutorial videos

    Choose from a list of EBSCO resources such as Literary Reference Center, Novelist for book recommendations, Health Source, and Business Source Complete.

  • Encyclopedia Britannica Image Quest

    Access millions of rights-cleared images from the best collections in the world.

  • Encyclopedia Britannica Library Edition

    Britannica Library for children, young adults, and adults. Search encyclopedia articles as well as magazines, web sites, and videos.

  • Flipster (EBSCO)

    Tutorial

    Contains 27 of our more popular magazines including People, Essence, Time, and Real Simple. Access is available through the app on iOSAndroid, and Kindle Fire devices.

  • Foundation Directory Online Essential

    Trying to search for grants from home? Foundation Directory Online Essential provides private funding research with many useful features including the ability to search thousands of foundations, grants, and Foundation news.

  • Freegal Music Downloads (Library Ideas, LLC)

    Tutorial videos

    Download 5 free songs per week from a library of millions! Unlimited streaming music every day.   

  • Full Text Finder (EBSCO)

    Tutorial video

    Search or browse all publications available through EBSCO, divided by discipline. Popular titles include Creative Knitting, Consumer Reports, and Consumer Reports Buying Guide.

  • Gale Academic OneFile Select

    Tutorial Videos

    Resources for research across all academic disciplines.

  • Gale Ebooks

    Tutorial videos

    Formerly Gale Virtual Reference Library. E-reference books which can be searched or browsed; topics include biography, business (including business plans!), environment, medicine, etc.

  • Gale General OneFile

    Full text periodicals and popular magazines.

  • Gale in Context: Biography

    Tutorial

    Biographies with related full-text articles from books, interviews, magazines, and newspapers. Search for people based on name, occupation, nationality, ethnicity, birth/death dates and places, or gender.

  • Gale in Context: Elementary

    Cross-curricular research and homework help for K-5 students.

  • Gale In Context: High School

    Subject overviews, critical essays, biographies, multimedia, and articles from reliable reference sources.

  • Gale In Context: Middle School

    Authoritative, multimedia reference content covering the most studied middle school topics.

  • Gale in Context: Opposing Viewpoints

    Covers some of today's social issues like offshore drilling, climate change, health care and immigration. Includes over 19,000 pro/con viewpoint essays.

  • Gale Legal Forms

    Tutorial videos

    Maryland, District of Columbia, Virginia, and Federal legal forms for wills, name changes, contracts, and more. Click "All State Subscriptions" to access legal forms for DC and VA.

  • Gale OneFile: Educator's Reference Complete

    More than 1,100 magazines and newspapers on education topics ranging from preschool to college.

  • Gale OneFile: High School Edition

    Magazines, newspapers, journals, and reference content for middle and high school students.

  • Gale OneFile: News

    Searchable access to over 1000 global newspapers, images, broadcasts, and transcripts.

  • Great Courses

    Tutorial Videos

    Experience over 150 of the most popular courses taught by the world’s top professors from the Great Courses Library Collection - from photography and drawing to music lessons from experts - there is something for everyone!

  • Health Source: Consumer Edition (EBSCO)

    Tutorial

    Access to nearly 300 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 (EBSCO)

    Tutorial

    This resource provides nearly 550 scholarly full text journals focusing on many medical disciplines.

  • HeritageQuest Online (ProQuest)

    Tutorial Videos

    A collection of research materials containing family history, genealogies, city directories, census data, and schedules.

  • Hobbies and Crafts Reference Center (EBSCO)

    Tutorial videos

    Offers detailed how-to instructions, articles, periodicals, books, video and creative ideas to meet the interests of virtually every hobby enthusiast.

  • Hoopla

    Tutorial videos

    Stream or temporarily download popular movies, television shows, and music on your smartphone, tablet, or computer. Now that patrons can get DVDs and Blu-rays through curbside pickup, monthly checkouts through Hoopla will be returned to 6 per month starting September 1st.

  • IndieFlix (RBdigital)

    Tutorial

    Stream from a robust collection of movies including pop culture favorites, box office hits, award-winning feature films, documentaries, and shorts. 

  • Issues: Understanding Controversy and Society (ABC-CLIO)

    Covers diverse views on important issues in today's world, highlighting the complete historical background, contemporary status, and global view of each.

  • Kanopy

    Tutorial videos

    Kanopy is an online video streaming platform with 26,000 movies, documentaries, and indie and foreign films from over hundreds of producers including The Criterion Collection, The Great Courses, Kino Lorber, PBS, and thousands of independent filmmakers. Users may stream up to 10 videos per month.

  • Latino American Experience: The American Mosaic (ABC-CLIO)

    Dedicated to the history and culture of Latinos. (Dedicado a la historia y la cultura de los latinos.)

  • Learn It Live (RBdigital)

    Live and on-demand classes and videos promoting well-being and personal development.

  • Learning Express Library

    Tutorial videos

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

  • Literary Reference Center (EBSCO)

    Tutorial videos

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

  • Los Angeles Times 1985 - Present (ProQuest)

    The Los Angeles Times is one of the largest metropolitan newspapers in the U.S. It has won numerous journalism awards including 37 Pulitzer prizes, five of which are gold medals for public service.

  • Lynda.com (LinkedIn)

    Tutorial

    More than 4,000 courses covering technical skills, creative techniques, business strategies, and more.

  • Major Daily Newspapers (ProQuest)

    Search or browse issues of major American newspapers including The New York Times (1980-present), The Wall Street Journal (1984-present),  the Washington Post (1877-present), The Los Angeles Times (1985-present), and the Chicago Tribune (1985-present).

  • MakeMake (Lectorum)

    Lea más de 600 libros auténticos de ficción y no ficción latinoamericanos para todas las edades escolares. Incluye aproximadamente  100 libros animados para niños pequeños.

    Read over 600 authentic fiction and nonfiction Latin American books for all school ages. Includes about 100 animated books for young children.

  • Mango Languages

    Tutorial Videos

    Learn a new language from home or on-the-go with Mango! Mango’s award-winning language courses combine quality content with intelligent technology to deliver practical phrases from real situations in a way that makes you want to start the conversation. Every learner’s experience is unique: Mango adjusts to your learning pace, teaching until you feel confident with new words and phrases, creating a learning solution centered around you. 

  • Maryland Deaf Culture Digital Library

    We are pleased to announce that we are now able to offer access to the Maryland Deaf Culture Digital Library through OverDrive. Maintained by the Montgomery County Public Library, this collection consists of deaf-related eBooks and eAudio from OverDrive. Customers can access the content by logging on using their library card.

  • MasterFILE Premier (EBSCO)

    Tutorial videos

    MasterFILE Premier contains magazines and publications that cover a wide-range of subject areas including business, health, education, general science and multicultural issues.

  • Mergent Archives

    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.

  • Method Test Prep (RBdigital)

    Comprehensive self-paced programs to prepare for the ACT and SAT.

  • Morningstar Library Edition

    Tutorial videos

    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. Note: The search box on the initial home page is broken. The work around is to click on another tab in order for the search box to work.

  • New York Times (remote access)

    Get unlimited access to all of The New York Times Website. After creating an account, you'll have unlimited access to New York Times for 72 hours. After that, you'll need to login again. The mobile app is available for Android and iOS devices.  

  • New York Times 1980 - Present (ProQuest)

    The New York Times is considered the official U.S. newspaper because it publishes the complete text of important documents, speeches, and presidential press conferences.

  • NextReads

    Wondering what to read next? Sign up for NextReads! With NextReads e-newsletters you can receive book suggestions on all your favorite topics. You will also be able to check the library collection and place requests.

  • Novelist K-8 Plus (EBSCO)

    Tutorial videos

    Search or browse for picture books, novels and series; for infants through teens.

  • Novelist Plus (EBSCO)

    Tutorial videos

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

  • OverDrive

    Tutorial videos

    OverDrive offers thousands of downloadable audiobooks and eBooks, all free with your Prince George's County Memorial Library System library card. There is a limit of 10 items per customer, checked out at any time.

  • Oxford Essential Quotations (Oxford Reference eBooks)

    Discover which of over 3,000 authors said that tantalising phrase, or search over 600 subjects to find an apt quotation for any occasion. 

  • PebbleGo

    PebbleGo databases help to teach research skills to K-3 students, and include built-in reading and research tools such as leveled text, consistent navigation, fun educational games, and spoken-word audio that models correct pronunciation and fluency.

  • Qello

    Tutorial videos

    Watch over 1,500 full-length concerts and music documentaries. Qello spans over 30 genres, from classical to rock, reggae to country. Enjoy music from the 1920s to today’s hottest artists, including Lady Gaga, Beyoncé, Bruce Springsteen, and Aerosmith.  

  • RBdigital Magazines

    Tutorial Videos

    Search, check out and read the best in magazines with RBdigital. Page through popular magazines on your mobile device. And there is no time limit; once you check out a magazine, it will remain in your account until you delete it!

  • Reference Solutions

    Tutorial videos

    Detailed information on more than 44 million businesses and 271 million consumers; records are continuously updated.

  • Science Reference Center (EBSCO)

    Tutorial Videos

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

  • The Wall Street Journal 1984 - Present (ProQuest)

    The Wall Street Journal is considered the preeminent publication for business news and information on financial markets worldwide.

  • Transparent Language Online

    Tutorial videos

    An easy-to-use interface that integrates real-life language use by native speakers.  With over 100 languages to choose from, every language learner will find something to interest them.

  • Value Line Investment

    Tutorial videos

    Includes Markets & Industries, Commentaries, Analyzer, Advisor, Selection & Opinion and much more. Investment Education area offers videos, articles and glossary.

  • Washington Consumers' Checkbook

    Consumers' Checkbook is an independent nonprofit consumer organization founded in 1974. It surveys consumers and evaluates the quality and prices of local services and products in the Washington D.C. metro area. Checkbook also provides comprehensive advice to help people save time, money, and hassle. Remote access is available through September 1, 2021.

  • Washington Post (remote access)

    Get unlimited access to The Washington Post website and app (requires login). The mobile app is available for Android and iOS devices.  

  • Washington Post, 1877 - Present (ProQuest)

    Browse and search complete issues; view articles, photos, ads, marriage announcements, obituaries and cartoons; print, download, and share articles and images.

  • World Geography: Understanding a Changing World (ABC-CLIO)

    Focusing on the geographic, political, social, economic, environmental, and cultural forces that are increasingly important in our globalized world. Contains country profiles and primary and secondary sources including flags, speeches, recipes and facts and figures. 

  • World History: Ancient and Medieval Eras (ABC-CLIO)

    Explores ancient civilizations, dynasties, and empires and profiles city-states, countries, and regions of the ancient and medieval world, providing a dynamic learning experience that encompasses intellectual developments, wars and cooperation, religion, cultural practices, and more from prehistory through to the beginning of the Renaissance. Presents intriguing questions and includes primary and secondary sources and Course Essential Video modules recorded by master teachers and scholars.

  • World History: The Modern Era (ABC-CLIO)

    Covering the history of the world from 1500 to the present: the evolution of modern Europe since the Renaissance; concurrent developments in Asia, Africa, and the Islamic world; the global impact of the Industrial Revolution; revolutions in France and Latin America; imperialism; nationalism; World Wars I and II; growing global powers and more. Includes era explorations, primary sources, resources to strengthen critical thinking and Course Essential Video modules recorded by master teachers and scholars.

    • ABC-CLIO

      Search across any combination of ABC-CLIO databases: The African American Experience, American History, The American Indian Experience, Daily Life through History, Issues: Controversy and Society, The Latino American Experience, World Geography, World History: Ancient and Medieval Eras, World History: The Modern Era, and The ABC-CLIO eBook collection.

    • African American Experience: The American Mosaic (ABC-CLIO)

      Research African American history and culture, including primary sources, timelines, audio clips, photographs, maps, and images.

    • American History (ABC-CLIO)

      Surveys American history from the colonial era and American Revolution through to the nation’s rise to eminence as a global superpower, analyzing American political conflict, economic development, and changing culture and thought.

    • American Indian Experience: The American Mosaic (ABC-CLIO)

      Reference materials include hundreds of primary documents and thousands of images from the Inuit of Alaska to the Seminole of Florida covering precontact to the colonial era into the 21st century.

    • American Physical Society (APS) Journals

      Provides in-library access to Physical Review A through E, X, Applied, Modern Physics, Special Topics, and the APS archive back to 1893. Available only to users in PGCMLS branches; no remote access.

    • Brainfuse HelpNow

      Tutorial videos

      Live tutoring has been temporarily expanded by an hour and is now available from 1:00 to 11:55 pm ET every day until the December.

      Live tutoring (including in Spanish) available 2pm to 11:55pm EST. Use SkillSurfer to practice long division, improve reading comprehension, and learn other key skills. Submit a writing sample to the Writing Lab and get feedback on structure, grammar, style and content to help you better organize and present your thoughts and information. Additionally, Brainfuse now offers live assistance for the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to all United States library HelpNow clients. Live FAFSA tutors are available to help both students and parents with completing the FAFSA application. 

    • Daily Life through History (ABC-CLIO)

      Explores the daily lives of ordinary people through time and across the globe. This resource provides details about family life, work, food, clothing, sports, language, literature, romance, education, gender roles, social customs, and more.

    • Full Text Finder (EBSCO)

      Tutorial video

      Search or browse all publications available through EBSCO, divided by discipline. Popular titles include Creative Knitting, Consumer Reports, and Consumer Reports Buying Guide.

    • Gale Academic OneFile Select

      Tutorial Videos

      Resources for research across all academic disciplines.

    • Gale in Context: Biography

      Tutorial

      Biographies with related full-text articles from books, interviews, magazines, and newspapers. Search for people based on name, occupation, nationality, ethnicity, birth/death dates and places, or gender.

    • Gale in Context: Elementary

      Cross-curricular research and homework help for K-5 students.

    • Gale In Context: High School

      Subject overviews, critical essays, biographies, multimedia, and articles from reliable reference sources.

    • Gale In Context: Middle School

      Authoritative, multimedia reference content covering the most studied middle school topics.

    • Gale in Context: Opposing Viewpoints

      Covers some of today's social issues like offshore drilling, climate change, health care and immigration. Includes over 19,000 pro/con viewpoint essays.

    • Gale OneFile: Educator's Reference Complete

      More than 1,100 magazines and newspapers on education topics ranging from preschool to college.

    • Gale OneFile: High School Edition

      Magazines, newspapers, journals, and reference content for middle and high school students.

    • Great Courses

      Tutorial Videos

      Experience over 150 of the most popular courses taught by the world’s top professors from the Great Courses Library Collection - from photography and drawing to music lessons from experts - there is something for everyone!

    • Issues: Understanding Controversy and Society (ABC-CLIO)

      Covers diverse views on important issues in today's world, highlighting the complete historical background, contemporary status, and global view of each.

    • Latino American Experience: The American Mosaic (ABC-CLIO)

      Dedicated to the history and culture of Latinos. (Dedicado a la historia y la cultura de los latinos.)

    • Learning Express Library

      Tutorial videos

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

    • Literary Reference Center (EBSCO)

      Tutorial videos

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

    • Method Test Prep (RBdigital)

      Comprehensive self-paced programs to prepare for the ACT and SAT.

    • PebbleGo

      PebbleGo databases help to teach research skills to K-3 students, and include built-in reading and research tools such as leveled text, consistent navigation, fun educational games, and spoken-word audio that models correct pronunciation and fluency.

    • Science Reference Center (EBSCO)

      Tutorial Videos

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

    • World Geography: Understanding a Changing World (ABC-CLIO)

      Focusing on the geographic, political, social, economic, environmental, and cultural forces that are increasingly important in our globalized world. Contains country profiles and primary and secondary sources including flags, speeches, recipes and facts and figures. 

    • World History: Ancient and Medieval Eras (ABC-CLIO)

      Explores ancient civilizations, dynasties, and empires and profiles city-states, countries, and regions of the ancient and medieval world, providing a dynamic learning experience that encompasses intellectual developments, wars and cooperation, religion, cultural practices, and more from prehistory through to the beginning of the Renaissance. Presents intriguing questions and includes primary and secondary sources and Course Essential Video modules recorded by master teachers and scholars.

    • World History: The Modern Era (ABC-CLIO)

      Covering the history of the world from 1500 to the present: the evolution of modern Europe since the Renaissance; concurrent developments in Asia, Africa, and the Islamic world; the global impact of the Industrial Revolution; revolutions in France and Latin America; imperialism; nationalism; World Wars I and II; growing global powers and more. Includes era explorations, primary sources, resources to strengthen critical thinking and Course Essential Video modules recorded by master teachers and scholars.

    • ComicsPlus

      Tutorial videos

      Enjoy unlimited access to thousands of digital graphic novels and comics. Browse by genre, publisher, or title; checkouts are for seven days with unlimited renewals.

    • eBook Central (ProQuest)

      eBooks in the STEM field covering a wide range of subjects including Agriculture, Computer Science/IT, Engineering, Environmental Studies, Mathematics, and Science.

    • MakeMake (Lectorum)

      Lea más de 600 libros auténticos de ficción y no ficción latinoamericanos para todas las edades escolares. Incluye aproximadamente  100 libros animados para niños pequeños.

      Read over 600 authentic fiction and nonfiction Latin American books for all school ages. Includes about 100 animated books for young children.

    • Maryland Deaf Culture Digital Library

      We are pleased to announce that we are now able to offer access to the Maryland Deaf Culture Digital Library through OverDrive. Maintained by the Montgomery County Public Library, this collection consists of deaf-related eBooks and eAudio from OverDrive. Customers can access the content by logging on using their library card.

    • OverDrive

      Tutorial videos

      OverDrive offers thousands of downloadable audiobooks and eBooks, all free with your Prince George's County Memorial Library System library card. There is a limit of 10 items per customer, checked out at any time.

    • Beanstack

      Tutorial Videos

      Discover favorite books and apps, matched to your child's age and interests.

    • Books & Authors (GALE)

      Find book recommendations by topic, genre, author, and more.

    • NextReads

      Wondering what to read next? Sign up for NextReads! With NextReads e-newsletters you can receive book suggestions on all your favorite topics. You will also be able to check the library collection and place requests.

    • Novelist K-8 Plus (EBSCO)

      Tutorial videos

      Search or browse for picture books, novels and series; for infants through teens.

    • Novelist Plus (EBSCO)

      Tutorial videos

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

    • Business Source Complete (EBSCO)

      Tutorial Videos

      Provides full text coverage of 2,966 scholarly business, management, and economics journals. Non-journal content includes company profiles, country reports, industry reports, market research reports, and SWOT analyses.

    • Foundation Directory Online Essential

      Trying to search for grants from home? Foundation Directory Online Essential provides private funding research with many useful features including the ability to search thousands of foundations, grants, and Foundation news.

    • Gale Legal Forms

      Tutorial videos

      Maryland, District of Columbia, Virginia, and Federal legal forms for wills, name changes, contracts, and more. Click "All State Subscriptions" to access legal forms for DC and VA.

    • Mergent Archives

      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.

    • Morningstar Library Edition

      Tutorial videos

      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. Note: The search box on the initial home page is broken. The work around is to click on another tab in order for the search box to work.

    • Reference Solutions

      Tutorial videos

      Detailed information on more than 44 million businesses and 271 million consumers; records are continuously updated.

    • Value Line Investment

      Tutorial videos

      Includes Markets & Industries, Commentaries, Analyzer, Advisor, Selection & Opinion and much more. Investment Education area offers videos, articles and glossary.

    • Washington Consumers' Checkbook

      Consumers' Checkbook is an independent nonprofit consumer organization founded in 1974. It surveys consumers and evaluates the quality and prices of local services and products in the Washington D.C. metro area. Checkbook also provides comprehensive advice to help people save time, money, and hassle. Remote access is available through September 1, 2021.

    • ABCmouse.com

      ABCmouse.com helps kids learn to read through phonics, and teaches lessons in math, social studies, art, music, and much more. Available only to users in PGCMLS branches; no remote access.

    • Acorn (RBdigital)

      Tutorial videos

      Stream world-class mysteries, dramas, and comedies from Britain.

    • ComicsPlus

      Tutorial videos

      Enjoy unlimited access to thousands of digital graphic novels and comics. Browse by genre, publisher, or title; checkouts are for seven days with unlimited renewals.

    • Freegal Music Downloads (Library Ideas, LLC)

      Tutorial videos

      Download 5 free songs per week from a library of millions! Unlimited streaming music every day.   

    • Great Courses

      Tutorial Videos

      Experience over 150 of the most popular courses taught by the world’s top professors from the Great Courses Library Collection - from photography and drawing to music lessons from experts - there is something for everyone!

    • Hoopla

      Tutorial videos

      Stream or temporarily download popular movies, television shows, and music on your smartphone, tablet, or computer. Now that patrons can get DVDs and Blu-rays through curbside pickup, monthly checkouts through Hoopla will be returned to 6 per month starting September 1st.

    • IndieFlix (RBdigital)

      Tutorial

      Stream from a robust collection of movies including pop culture favorites, box office hits, award-winning feature films, documentaries, and shorts. 

    • Kanopy

      Tutorial videos

      Kanopy is an online video streaming platform with 26,000 movies, documentaries, and indie and foreign films from over hundreds of producers including The Criterion Collection, The Great Courses, Kino Lorber, PBS, and thousands of independent filmmakers. Users may stream up to 10 videos per month.

    • Qello

      Tutorial videos

      Watch over 1,500 full-length concerts and music documentaries. Qello spans over 30 genres, from classical to rock, reggae to country. Enjoy music from the 1920s to today’s hottest artists, including Lady Gaga, Beyoncé, Bruce Springsteen, and Aerosmith.  

    • African American Heritage (ProQuest)

      This collection was created in partnership with leading African American genealogists and recognized leaders in genealogical information and consists of a mix of resources, records, and tools. Connect with a community of research experts, whose mentoring and assistance can be the difference between research success and futility.

    • America's Obituaries & Death Notices (NewsBank)

      Contains more than 15 million recent death records from across the nation with new content added daily. Records are searchable by name, date, or text within the notice.

    • Ancestry (ProQuest)

      Tutorial videos

      Now available from home, you can discover historical insights, photos, and records about your ancestors. Build your own family tree with authenticated genealogical information. Ancestry provides the world's largest collection of online records.

    • Dictionary of American Family Names (Oxford Reference eBooks)

      Contains more than 70,000 of the most commonly occurring surnames in the United States, giving comparative frequencies, linguistic and historical explanations, selected associated forenames, and occasional genealogical notes.

    • HeritageQuest Online (ProQuest)

      Tutorial Videos

      A collection of research materials containing family history, genealogies, city directories, census data, and schedules.

    • eBook Central (ProQuest)

      eBooks in the STEM field covering a wide range of subjects including Agriculture, Computer Science/IT, Engineering, Environmental Studies, Mathematics, and Science.

    • EBSCOhost Portal

      Tutorial videos

      Choose from a list of EBSCO resources such as Literary Reference Center, Novelist for book recommendations, Health Source, and Business Source Complete.

    • Encyclopedia Britannica Image Quest

      Access millions of rights-cleared images from the best collections in the world.

    • Encyclopedia Britannica Library Edition

      Britannica Library for children, young adults, and adults. Search encyclopedia articles as well as magazines, web sites, and videos.

    • Gale Ebooks

      Tutorial videos

      Formerly Gale Virtual Reference Library. E-reference books which can be searched or browsed; topics include biography, business (including business plans!), environment, medicine, etc.

    • Gale Legal Forms

      Tutorial videos

      Maryland, District of Columbia, Virginia, and Federal legal forms for wills, name changes, contracts, and more. Click "All State Subscriptions" to access legal forms for DC and VA.

    • Oxford Essential Quotations (Oxford Reference eBooks)

      Discover which of over 3,000 authors said that tantalising phrase, or search over 600 subjects to find an apt quotation for any occasion. 

    • Brainfuse JobNow

      Tutorial videos

      Complete a career assessment, search for jobs, create a resume and get expert feedback, and receive interview tips and live coaching on JobNow.

    • Brainfuse VetNow

      Tutorial videos

      Resources designed to help veterans navigate the Department of Veterans Affairs, prepare for college, and brush up on job skills.

    • Learning Express Library

      Tutorial videos

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

    • Mango Languages

      Tutorial Videos

      Learn a new language from home or on-the-go with Mango! Mango’s award-winning language courses combine quality content with intelligent technology to deliver practical phrases from real situations in a way that makes you want to start the conversation. Every learner’s experience is unique: Mango adjusts to your learning pace, teaching until you feel confident with new words and phrases, creating a learning solution centered around you. 

    • Transparent Language Online

      Tutorial videos

      An easy-to-use interface that integrates real-life language use by native speakers.  With over 100 languages to choose from, every language learner will find something to interest them.

    • Chicago Tribune 1985 - Present (ProQuest)

      The Chicago Tribune keeps readers informed of the latest news from the Chicago area, the nation, and the world every day.

    • Flipster (EBSCO)

      Tutorial

      Contains 27 of our more popular magazines including People, Essence, Time, and Real Simple. Access is available through the app on iOSAndroid, and Kindle Fire devices.

    • Gale General OneFile

      Full text periodicals and popular magazines.

    • Gale OneFile: News

      Searchable access to over 1000 global newspapers, images, broadcasts, and transcripts.

    • Health Source: Consumer Edition (EBSCO)

      Tutorial

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

    • Los Angeles Times 1985 - Present (ProQuest)

      The Los Angeles Times is one of the largest metropolitan newspapers in the U.S. It has won numerous journalism awards including 37 Pulitzer prizes, five of which are gold medals for public service.

    • Major Daily Newspapers (ProQuest)

      Search or browse issues of major American newspapers including The New York Times (1980-present), The Wall Street Journal (1984-present),  the Washington Post (1877-present), The Los Angeles Times (1985-present), and the Chicago Tribune (1985-present).

    • MasterFILE Premier (EBSCO)

      Tutorial videos

      MasterFILE Premier contains magazines and publications that cover a wide-range of subject areas including business, health, education, general science and multicultural issues.

    • New York Times (remote access)

      Get unlimited access to all of The New York Times Website. After creating an account, you'll have unlimited access to New York Times for 72 hours. After that, you'll need to login again. The mobile app is available for Android and iOS devices.  

    • New York Times 1980 - Present (ProQuest)

      The New York Times is considered the official U.S. newspaper because it publishes the complete text of important documents, speeches, and presidential press conferences.

    • RBdigital Magazines

      Tutorial Videos

      Search, check out and read the best in magazines with RBdigital. Page through popular magazines on your mobile device. And there is no time limit; once you check out a magazine, it will remain in your account until you delete it!

    • The Wall Street Journal 1984 - Present (ProQuest)

      The Wall Street Journal is considered the preeminent publication for business news and information on financial markets worldwide.

    • Washington Post (remote access)

      Get unlimited access to The Washington Post website and app (requires login). The mobile app is available for Android and iOS devices.  

    • Washington Post, 1877 - Present (ProQuest)

      Browse and search complete issues; view articles, photos, ads, marriage announcements, obituaries and cartoons; print, download, and share articles and images.