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Provides definitions of a wide variety of acronyms, initialisms, abbreviations and similar contractions, translating them into their full names or meanings. Terms from subject areas such as associations, education, the Internet, medicine and others are included

See also: eBooks | General Reference | Available to: All Counties

The African American Almanac provides historical and current information on African American history, society, and culture. It includes a chronology, primary documents, directories of organizations and businesses, a bibliography of recently-published works, annotated lists of crucial court cases, a filmography, and hundreds of brief biographies, photographs, maps, and statistical charts.

See also: eBooks | Multicultural Studies | Available to: All Counties

American Decades is a cross-disciplinary source for junior and high school students and teachers, public librarians and general researchers who need a single, consistent reference to document and analyze periods of contemporary American social history.

See also: eBooks | History | Available to: All Counties
(available inside library only)

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 1940; the Map Center containing more than 1,000 historical maps, American Genealogical Biographical Index (over 200 volumes); Daughters of the American Revolution Lineage (over 150 volumes); The Great Migration Begins: Immigrants to New England, 1620-1630; Social Security Death Index (updated monthly); WWI Draft Registration Cards; Federal Slave Narratives; and a strong Civil War Collection.

See also: Genealogy | Available to: All Counties

Maryland AskUsNow! is a 24/7 live online interactive service for the residents and students of the state of Maryland. It uses the expertise of trained librarians to provide answers to questions, research guidance, and help navigating the Internet. The librarian should be able to take you to various websites and will communicate with you using Internet chat. A normal session lasts no longer than 15-20 minutes. The librarian may offer to follow-up by e-mail if your question cannot be answered online in this timeframe.

See also: For Students | General Reference | Available to: All Counties

This atlas describes the Civil War in five chronological sections, each of which frames the war as both a military conflict and a substantial social force that shaped the United States. In addition to substantial coverage of the war’s multiple military theaters, this atlas also devotes substantial attention to nonmilitary elements of the struggle. Maps of population, economic development, elections, transportation networks, and patterns of enlistment accompany the text articles to better illuminate the war’s social impact.

See also: eBooks | History | Available to: All Counties

The Premier Job Search, Reference, and Mailing List Database. The database includes 2.3 million job listings, 30 million business & executive profiles, 1.1 million healthcare professionals, and much more. Ideal for sales leads, mailing lists, market research, employment opportunities, finding friends and relatives, and much more!

See also: Academic/Career/ Vocational Test Preparation | Business and Investing | General Reference | People Search | Practice Tests | Available to: All Counties

Information on most major manufacturers of domestic and imported vehicles, with repair information for most vintage makes starting as far back as 1954.

See also: Auto Repair | Fix-It/How To | Available to: All Counties

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Beanstack is a free service provided by your local library to help families discover books and apps based on your child's age and interests. Our goal is help prepare your child for school and ensure that he or she is reading at or above grade level by third grade. All books recommended are available for free at your library.

• Access for Allegany County Library - http://alleganycountylibrary.beanstack.org (Ends June 30, 2018)
• Access for Ruth Enlow Library of Garrett County - http://relib.beanstack.org (Ends June 30, 2018)
• Access for Washington County Free Library - http://washcolibrary.beanstack.org

See also: Education | For Students | Literature | Available to: All Counties

The Berg Fashion Library is a unique online portal which offers fully cross-searchable access to an expanding range of Berg content collections – including the Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion online, e-books, reference works, images, and much more.

See also: Arts and Humanities | Encyclopedias | Available to: Washington County
You must use the local library site from this page to access remotely

Scholastic BookFlix is a new online literacy resource that pairs classic video storybooks from Weston Woods with related nonfiction eBooks from Scholastic to build a love of reading and learning. The engaging way to link fact and fiction, BookFlix reinforces early reading skills and introduces children to a world of knowledge and exploration.

Remote Access:
- User ID: bookflix9
- Password: cherry

See also: For Students | Literature | Available to: All Counties

Booklist Online contains over 120,000 reviews and thousands of features dating back to 1992.

See also: Literature | Available to: Washington County

Whether you're looking for information on books, audio books, or videos, you've come to the right place. Books In Print provides a user-friendly interface designed specifically for use by library patrons.

See also: Literature | Available to: Washington County

Packed with cases, cultural awareness scales, communication style tests and practical tips, this guide will help anyone - of any nationality - to become a better communicator. Whether you're planning to give a presentation to a cross-cultural group or about to negotiate with an overseas client, this book will ensure that your cultural awareness antennae are well tuned.

See also: eBooks | Multicultural Studies | Available to: All Counties

A collection of actual business plans compiled by, and aimed at, entrepreneurs seeking funding for small businesses in North America. Plans are from businesses in the manufacturing, retail and service industries, with company names and addresses changed. Also includes a business plan template, two fictional business plans, a listing of organizations, agencies, and consultants; a glossary; and an updated bibliography.

See also: Business and Investing | eBooks | Available to: All Counties

Business Source Premier is the industry's most popular business research database, featuring the full text for more than 2,200 journals. Full text is provided back to 1965, and searchable cited references back to 1998.

See also: Business and Investing | Available to: All Counties

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Offers coverage of the history, politics, and ethical debates related to climate change, including the impact of climate change on daily life, trade and commerce, travel, and the future of both industrialized and impoverished nations. Provides insights on leading social issues and spurs critical thinking about the impact of environmental issues on daily life and globalization.

See also: eBooks | Science | Available to: All Counties

Guide to thousands of 2- and 4-year schools in the U.S. and Canada. Covers the expected listings and detailed descriptions, degree programs offered, scholarships, and occupational education programs.

See also: Academic/Career/ Vocational Test Preparation | eBooks | For Students | Available to: All Counties

College Navigator is your direct link to nearly 7,000 colleges and universities in the United States. If you are thinking about a large university, a small liberal arts college, a specialized college, a community college, a career or technical college or a trade school, you can find information on all of them here.

See also: Academic/Career/ Vocational Test Preparation | For Students | Available to: All Counties

ConsumerReports.org provides ratings and reviews, recommendations and buying advice across several franchises. Each product includes an overview and a ratings report card, as well as tester reviews & recommendations.

See also: Fix-It/How To | Available to: All Counties

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EBSCO Discovery Service provides users with an easy, yet powerful means of accessing all of an institution's information resources through a single search. This is achieved by harvesting metadata from both internal (library) and external (database vendors) sources, and creating a pre-indexed service of unprecedented size and speed. Although the resulting collection can be massive in size and scope, the fact that it is indexed locally (on the EBSCOhost® servers) allows for exceptionally fast search response times.

See also: Education | Encyclopedias | For Students | General Reference | Magazines and Newspapers | Available to: All Counties

Reference databases designed for use in public libraries are made available via the user-friendly search system.

See also: General Reference | Available to: All Counties

Designed to provide entrepreneurs with how-to information that they can apply to their own business. Contains 600 detailed articles and overviews of all the key information needs of small business owners, including financing, financial planning, business plan creation, market analysis, sales strategy, tax planning, and human resource issues.

See also: Business and Investing | eBooks | Encyclopedias | Available to: All Counties

Explora is EBSCO's interface for Schools and Public Libraries. Designed to meet the unique needs of its users, Explora supports both student research and classroom instruction with the following features:

  • Simple search that quickly delivers relevant results
  • Easy-to-browse categories organized by popular topic
  • Topic overviews that provide students with a starting point for research
  • Colorful, mobile-friendly design with feature areas that provide context to students
  • Reading level indicators (Lexile® Measures) to simplify discovery of grade-appropriate content
  • Text-to-speech for HTML articles to assist struggling readers or those learning English
  • Curriculum Standards Module to help educators correlate EBSCO content quickly and easily to Common Core, state- or province-specific curriculum standards
See also: Education | Encyclopedias | For Students | General Reference | Magazines and Newspapers | Available to: All Counties

Explora is EBSCO's interface for Schools and Public Libraries. Designed to meet the unique needs of its users, Explora supports both student research and classroom instruction with the following features:

  • Simple search that quickly delivers relevant results
  • Easy-to-browse categories organized by popular topic
  • Topic overviews that provide students with a starting point for research
  • Colorful, mobile-friendly design with feature areas that provide context to students
  • Reading level indicators (Lexile® Measures) to simplify discovery of grade-appropriate content
  • Text-to-speech for HTML articles to assist struggling readers or those learning English
  • Curriculum Standards Module to help educators correlate EBSCO content quickly and easily to Common Core, state- or province-specific curriculum standards
See also: Education | For Students | General Reference | Available to: All Counties

Explora is EBSCO's interface for Schools and Public Libraries. Designed to meet the unique needs of its users, Explora supports both student research and classroom instruction with the following features:

  • Simple search that quickly delivers relevant results
  • Easy-to-browse categories organized by popular topic
  • Topic overviews that provide students with a starting point for research
  • Colorful, mobile-friendly design with feature areas that provide context to students
  • Reading level indicators (Lexile® Measures) to simplify discovery of grade-appropriate content
  • Text-to-speech for HTML articles to assist struggling readers or those learning English
  • Curriculum Standards Module to help educators correlate EBSCO content quickly and easily to Common Core, state- or province-specific curriculum standards
See also: Education | For Students | General Reference | Available to: All Counties

Explora is EBSCO's interface for Schools and Public Libraries. Designed to meet the unique needs of its users, Explora supports both student research and classroom instruction with the following features:

  • Simple search that quickly delivers relevant results
  • Easy-to-browse categories organized by popular topic
  • Topic overviews that provide students with a starting point for research
  • Colorful, mobile-friendly design with feature areas that provide context to students
  • Reading level indicators (Lexile® Measures) to simplify discovery of grade-appropriate content
  • Text-to-speech for HTML articles to assist struggling readers or those learning English
  • Curriculum Standards Module to help educators correlate EBSCO content quickly and easily to Common Core, state- or province-specific curriculum standards
See also: Education | For Students | General Reference | Available to: All Counties

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Discover titles similar to books you already enjoy.

See also: Literature | Available to: Washington County

The Foundation Center is the nation's leading authority on philanthropy, connecting nonprofits and the grantmakers supporting them to tools they can use and information they can trust. The Center maintains the most comprehensive database on U.S. grantmakers and their grants.

See also: General Reference | Available to: Washington County

This database provides over 25,000 encyclopedic entries covering a variety of subject areas.

See also: Encyclopedias | General Reference | Available to: All Counties

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Grove Art Online offers the most extensive and easily searchable online art resource available today, a virtual art reference library of unparalleled scope and depth. Users can access thousands of subject entries, biographies, bibliographic citations, and images Grove Art Online, as well as Oxford Companion to Western Art, the Concise Dictionary of Art Terms, and Oxford’s Encyclopedia of Aesthetics.

See also: Arts and Humanities | Available to: Washington County

Grove Music Online has been the leading online resource for music research since its inception in 2001, a glorious compendium of music scholarship offering the full texts of The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians, 2nd edition (2001), The New Grove Dictionary of Opera (1992), and The New Grove Dictionary of Jazz, 2nd edition (2002), as well as all subsequent updates and emendations.

See also: Arts and Humanities | Music | Available to: Washington County

A completely revised and updated version of the original work published in Germany in 1960, this edition incorporates recent developments in the animal world as noted by prominent advisors and contributors from the scientific community.

See also: eBooks | Encyclopedias | Science | Available to: All Counties

Grzimek's Animal Life Encyclopedia covers evolution in detail and explores it from a scientific viewpoint. Includes comprehensive coverage of recent ideas and discoveries in the field of evolution.

See also: eBooks | Encyclopedias | Science | Available to: All Counties

Grzimek's Animal Life Encyclopedia explores all aspects of extinctions and extinct life, featuring approximately 80 articles outlining major extinctions and related scientific areas. Entries are written by nationally renowned subject experts specializing in zoology, paleontology, and environmental science. Written for students and general researchers.

See also: eBooks | Encyclopedias | Science | Available to: All Counties

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Health & Wellness Resource Center’s intuitive interface provides multiple pathways to key information for both novice and experienced searchers. Users can quickly retrieve the latest news, review a set of subject lists and find concise results in seconds. And new periodical and newspapers articles are added daily so researchers are never more than a click away from the latest information.

See also: Health Information | Available to: Washington County

Brainfuse’s “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. “HelpNow” is available for students in grades K through Adult Learners in the following subjects: Math, Science, Social Studies, English/Language Arts that includes writing assistance and Reading Comprehension/Grammar/Vocabulary Skills Building, English Literature and Foreign Languages.

See also: Academic/Career/ Vocational Test Preparation | Education | For Students | Practice Tests | Available to: All Counties

HeritageQuest Online is designed specifically for patrons in public libraries who are either just beginning their family research or who after years of work are still uncovering their past.

See also: Genealogy | History | Available to: All Counties

This newspaper index for the Civil War years, 1860 – 1865 is part of The Historic Newspaper Indexing Project which is a subject and personal name index to local and regional news, legal notices, obituaries, marriages, and advertisements published in Hagerstown, Maryland newspapers from 1790 - 1844 and 1860 - 1865. The regions covered in the index are Frederick, Washington, Allegany and Garrett Counties in Maryland; Cumberland, Adams, Fulton and Franklin Counties in Pennsylvania; and Berkeley, Jefferson and Morgan Counties in West Virginia.

See also: Community Information | Genealogy | History | Magazines and Newspapers | Available to: All Counties

History Reference Center is the world's most comprehensive full text history reference database, featuring full text for more than 2,000 reference books, encyclopedias and non-fiction books from leading history publishers and more than 120 leading history periodicals. The database contains more than 59,600 historical documents; more than 49,600 biographies of historical figures; more than 110,200 historical photos and maps; and more than 80 hours of historical video

See also: Biography | Encyclopedias | History | Available to: All Counties

Hobbies and Crafts Reference Center provides comprehensive full text content for many of the most popular hobbies, crafts and recreation activities today. Including full text for more than 740 magazines and books, as well as access to more than 720 videos and over 140 hobby reports, this database offers detailed "how-to" instructions and creative ideas to meet the interests of virtually every hobby-enthusiast. Subject areas include arts & crafts; collecting; games & electronics; model building; home & leisure; needlework; outdoors & nature; and scrapbooking & papercraft. The database also features extensive information on over 140 topics. Hobbies & Crafts Reference Center provides full text from the leading hobby and craft magazines, including Bead & Button, Birder's World, Creative Knitting, FineScale Modeler, PaperWorks, Scrapbooking, Quilter's World, and many more.

Allegany County: https://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?authtype=geo,ip,url,cpid&custid=...

Garrett County: https://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?authtype=geo,ip,url,cpid&custid=...

See also: Fix-It/How To | Available to: All Counties

Home Improvement Reference Center is a full text database designed for use in public and school libraries. Content contained in the database will focus on home improvement and home repair. The main navigation will direct researchers to high-quality repair information. Thousands of repairs will be available in the areas of outdoor projects, electrical projects, remodeling projects, plumbing projects, wood projects, decorating projects and maintenance. In addition to the repair information, other magazines and reference books focusing on home improvement will be included in the database.



Allegany County:   http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?authtype=geo,ip,url,cpid&custid=s7143206&geocustid=s7143206&profile=hirc

Garrett County: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?authtype=geo,ip,url,cpid&custid=s7143483&geocustid=s7143483&profile=hirc

See also: Fix-It/How To | Available to: All Counties

hoopla is a groundbreaking digital media service offered by your local public library that allows you to borrow movies, music, audiobooks, ebooks, comics and TV shows to enjoy on your computer, tablet, or phone – and even your TV! With no waiting, titles can be streamed immediately, or downloaded to phones or tablets for offline enjoyment later. We have hundreds of thousands of titles to choose from, with more being added daily. hoopla is like having your public library at your fingertips. Anytime. Anywhere.

Checkout limit per user is 5 per month. (Not available for county Student cards.)

See also: Arts and Humanities | Literature | Music | Available to: All Counties

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The purpose of the Maryland Digital Cultural Heritage Project is two-fold. First, the MDCH Project is a collaborative effort to digitize Maryland-related historical documents, images, audio, and video for Maryland's public libraries and cultural heritage institutions. Second, the MDCH Project website provides centralized, one-stop access to these culturally significant items that will benefit the patrons and staff of the libraries and cultural heritage institutions, as well as future generations, by promoting research, education, and tourism.

See also: History | Available to: All Counties

MedlinePlus will direct you to information to help answer health questions. MedlinePlus brings together authoritative information from NLM, the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and other government agencies and health-related organizations. Preformulated MEDLINE searches are included in MedlinePlus and give easy access to medical journal articles. MedlinePlus also has extensive information about drugs, an illustrated medical encyclopedia, interactive patient tutorials, and latest health news.

See also: Encyclopedias | Health Information | Available to: All Counties

Milestone Documents in American History is a robust online database that includes the complete content of printed reference sets, free. Purchasing printed reference delivers online access at no additional cost. Salem currently offers this service with three series of historical reference: Milestone Documents - A new, primary source series; The Decades - Salem's critically acclaimed American history series; Great Lives from History - The definitive, worldwide biographical resource.

See also: For Students | History | Available to: Washington County

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NewsBank, Inc. has been one of the world’s premier information providers for more than 40 years. NewsBank’s comprehensive, Web-based research products satisfy the diverse needs of public libraries, colleges and universities, schools, military and government libraries, professionals and researchers.

This subscription provides access to America's News.

Direct link for America’s News:
http://infoweb.newsbank.com/signin/RuthEnlowLibraryofGarrettCounty/NEWSBANK

See also: Magazines and Newspapers | Available to: Garrett County

NewsBank, Inc. has been one of the world’s premier information providers for more than 40 years. NewsBank’s comprehensive, Web-based research products satisfy the diverse needs of public libraries, colleges and universities, schools, military and government libraries, professionals and researchers.

This subscription provides access to the Cumberland Times-News.

See also: Magazines and Newspapers | Available to: Allegany County

NewsBank, Inc. has been one of the world’s premier information providers for more than 40 years. NewsBank’s comprehensive, Web-based research products satisfy the diverse needs of public libraries, colleges and universities, schools, military and government libraries, professionals and researchers.

This subscription provides access to the Herald-Mail Newspaper as far back as December 1996.

See also: Magazines and Newspapers | Available to: Washington County

This comprehensive news collection is ideal for exploring issues and events at the local, regional, national and international level. Its diverse source type includes print and online-only newspapers, blogs, newswires, journals, broadcast transcripts and videos. Use it to explore a specific event or to compare a wide variety of viewpoints on topics such as politics, business, health, sports, cultural activities and people.

Allegany County Library System (must use ACLS website):
http://infoweb.newsbank.com/signin/AlleganyCountyLibrarySystem/AWNB

Ruth Enlow Library of Garrett County (must use RELGC website):
http://infoweb.newsbank.com/signin/RuthEnlowLibraryofGarrettCounty/AWNB

See also: Magazines and Newspapers | Available to: Washington County

Discover titles similar to what you already enjoy

See also: Literature | Available to: Washington County

In addition to locating books to read, users can learn more about books and authors through Feature Articles, Book Discussion Guides, and BookTalks.

See also: Literature | Available to: All Counties

NoveList K-8 contains materials for all K-8 grade levels and includes picture books, children's "chapter" books and young adult titles. Updated monthly, NoveList K-8 is your starting place for learning about the books that you and your students need and will want to read!

See also: For Students | Literature | Available to: All Counties

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Browse hundreds of downloadable audiobooks! Check out and download best-selling titles to your PC, then transfer to a supported device or burn many titles to CD to enjoy anytime, anywhere.

See also: Literature | Available to: All Counties

Oxford Biblical Studies Online provides a comprehensive resource for the study of the Bible and biblical history. The integration of authoritative scholarly texts and reference works with tools that provide ease of research into the background, context, and issues related to the Bible make Oxford Biblical Studies Online a valuable resource not only for college students, scholars, and clergy, but also anyone in need of an authoritative, ecumenical, and up-to-date resource.

For remote access to the site use username/password: washcofree / washcofree.

See also: Religion | Available to: Washington County

600,000 words … 3 million quotations … over 1000 years of English. The Oxford English Dictionary (OED) is widely regarded as the accepted authority on the English language. It is an unsurpassed guide to the meaning, history, and pronunciation of 600,000 words— past and present—from across the English-speaking world. Your username / password for *remote access* is washcofree / washcofree

See also: Education | For Students | General Reference | Available to: Washington County

Oxford Islamic Studies Online features reference content and commentary by renowned scholars in areas such as global Islamic history, concepts, people, practices, politics, and culture.

For remote access to the site use username/password: washcofree / washcofree.

See also: Religion | Available to: Washington County

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Free audiobook downloads. This subscription is only available for Allegany and Garrett County. Washington County users, please access RB Digital - Audiobooks through the Washington County Free Library website.

See also: Literature | Available to: All Counties

RB Digital is the world’s largest newsstand and bookstore. With its many digital products and services, RB Digital creates better ways for people to discover published content, get more of it and do more with it. Now, readers can purchase content once to be read on any screen. RB Digtial provides the ability to shop for, search inside, read, share and save digital content in 23 local newsstands in any country in the world.

See also: Magazines and Newspapers | Available to: All Counties

Regional Business News provides full text for nearly 100 regional U.S. and Canadian business publications (including titles from Crain Communications).

See also: Business and Investing | Magazines and Newspapers | Available to: All Counties

Recognized as a leader in technology-based language learning, Rosetta Stone® offers libraries and their patrons the proven immersion method that more than 20,000 schools and 9,000 businesses have trusted for over the last 20+ years. Our award-winning interactive approach has been used by millions of learners around the world and now is accessible in the library— or anywhere, anytime.

Rosetta Stone® Library Solution features:

  • 30 languages to meet a range of community needs
  • 50 hours of foundational instruction
  • Core lessons to build reading, writing, speaking, and listening skills
  • Focused activities to refine grammar, vocabulary, pronunciation,and more
  • Mobile apps that enable learners to reinforce language on the go Provide an award-winning language program that pokies..online.com benefits individual patrons and the community you serve. With Rosetta Stone Library Solution, administrators and database managers are able to get a new program up and running quickly— so learners can begin their language journey right away.
See also: For Students | Languages | Available to: All Counties

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available inside library only

Salem Health covers diseases, disorders, treatments, procedures, specialties, anatomy, biology, and issues in an A-Z format, with sidebars addressing recent developments in medicine and concise information boxes for all diseases and disorders. Titles include:

  • Magill's Medical Guide
  • Salem Health: Infectious Diseases & Conditions
  • Salem Health: Cancer
See also: Health Information | Available to: Washington County

Salem History is a robust online database that includes the complete content of printed reference sets. Salem currently offers this service with three series of historical reference: Milestone Documents - A new, primary source series; The Decades - Salem's critically acclaimed American history series; Great Lives from History - The definitive, worldwide biographical resource. Titles available include:

  • The 50 States
  • American Immigration, Encyc. of American Immigration
  • Encyclopedia of Mathematics and Society
  • Great Lives from History: Latinos
  • Milestone Documents in African American History
  • Milestone Documents in American History
  • Milestone Documents of American Leaders
  • Milestone Documents in World History
  • Milestone Documents of World Religions
  • Musicians & Composers
  • Weapons & Warfare
See also: General Reference | History | Multicultural Studies | Available to: Washington County

Salem Literature is a robust online database that includes the complete content of printed reference sets. Titles currently available:

  • Critical Survey of Mythology and Folklore: Heroes & Heroines
  • Critical Survey of Mythology and Folklore: Love, Sexuality, and Desire
  • Critical Survey of Mythology and Folklore: World Mythology
See also: Literature | Available to: Washington County

Salem Science is a robust online database that includes the complete content of printed reference sets.Titles currently available on Salem Science:

  • Encyclopedia of Mathematics & Society
  • Earth Science: Earth Materials and Resources
  • Earth Science: Earth’s Weather, Water, and Atmosphere
  • Earth Science: Earth's Surface and History
  • Earth Science: Physics and Chemistry of the Earth
  • Environmental Issues
  • Encyclopedia of Global Warming
See also: Encyclopedias | Science | Available to: Washington County

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.

See also: Geography and Maps | History | Available to: All Counties

Provides more than 4,200 sources of education-related financial aid and awards at all levels of study. Includes a section on federal financial aid that features a quick summary of programs sponsored by the federal government. Also includes a state-by-state listing of agencies that users can contact in their home state.

See also: Academic/Career/ Vocational Test Preparation | eBooks | Education | For Students | Available to: All Counties

Science Reference Center™ is a comprehensive research database that provides easy access to a multitude of full-text science-oriented content. Designed to meet every student's science research needs, Science Reference Center contains full text for hundreds of science encyclopedias, reference books, periodicals, and other sources.

See also: For Students | Science | Available to: All Counties

Practical guide for managers in developing and implementing appropriate strategies for online risk management. Contributions draw on a wide range of expertise and know-how, both in IT and in other disciplines such as the law, insurance, accounting and consulting.

See also: Business and Investing | eBooks | Available to: All Counties

Small Engine Repair Reference Center is a full text database designed for use in public and school libraries. Content contained in the database will be derived from the full set of small engine repair manuals from Clymer (http://www.clymer.com/). Clymer repair manuals provide step-by-step procedures based upon the complete disassembly of the machine. This hands-on experience combined with extensive research results in a manual that is both detailed and user-friendly. Hundreds of original photos and illustrations guide the reader through every job, making it easy to reduce repair costs. Whether it is routine maintenance, such as tune-ups and brake service, or more extensive repairs involving engine and transmission disassembly, Small Engine Repair Reference Center provides reliable information required to perform the job.

Allegany County: https://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?authtype=geo,ip,url,cpid&custid=s7143206&geocustid=s7143206&profile=serrc

Garrett County: https://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?authtype=geo,ip,url,cpid&custid=s7143483&geocustid=s7143483&profile=serrc

See also: Fix-It/How To | Available to: All Counties

Smithsonian Global Sound is a virtual encyclopedia of the world's musical and aural traditions. The collection provides educators, students, and interested listeners with an unprecedented variety of online streaming audio recordings that support the creation, continuity, and preservation of diverse musical forms.

See also: Arts and Humanities | Encyclopedias | Music | Available to: Washington County

Outlines a proven business planning system which will help any organization to develop a lasting business plan. Enables the reader to link company purpose, business goals, strategy, performance targets and an action program into one framework. Based on work with some 80 businesses in Europe, North America and Asia.

See also: Business and Investing | eBooks | Available to: All Counties

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Practice tests for college entrance, employment, and citizenship, plus college and career search help.

Access to TERC will end on September 30, 2018. We will be adding a new resource called Learning Express to replace this resource in July 2018. Please check our database list to find out more.

See also: Academic/Career/ Vocational Test Preparation | Education | For Students | Available to: All Counties

TrueFlix™ is the only online resource that leverages the award-winning True Books content to help students hone literacy skills, build knowledge of subject-area content, and cultivate 21st Century skills through the inquiry process.

Remote Access:

- User ID:     trueflix9

- Password:  cherry

Browser Check:


Please click on the following link to make sure your computer meets the necessary technical requirements* and has the proper plug-ins installed: http://go.grolier.com/browsercheck

*TrueFlix Technical Requirements

TrueFlix streaming video and animations require a T1 connection or higher and Macromedia Flash Player 9 or higher (this is a free download at www.adobe.com).  

For PC:

  • At minimum a Pentium II processor with 128 MB of RAM with Windows 98, Windows 2000, or Windows XP operating system.
  • Browsers: IE 6.0 (7.0 for Windows XP) and Firefox 2.x.
  • 15-inch monitor with the resolution set at 1024 x 768 for best viewing (will operate fine at 800 x 600) with high 16-bit colors or higher selected.

For Mac:

  • Macintosh OS
  • XBrowsers: Safari 1.0 or higher and Firefox 2.x.
  • 15-inch monitor with the resolution set at 1024 x 768 (will operate fine at 800 x 600) with "thousands of colors" selected.

 TrueFlix includes numerous audio features and therefore requires speakers or headsets.

See also: Education | For Students | History | Science | Available to: All Counties

e-Books for e-Kids

See also: For Students | Literature | Available to: Washington County

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Introduction to the development and practice of facilitation skills. Provides a critical synthesis of established and current theory.

See also: Business and Investing | eBooks | Available to: All Counties

The UXL Encyclopedia of Weather and Natural Disasters presents a comprehensive, up-to-date survey of weather, weather-related topics, and natural disasters that gives readers the science behind the weather events that affect us all every day.

See also: eBooks | Encyclopedias | Science | Available to: All Counties

American Decades is a cross-disciplinary source for junior and high school students and teachers, public librarians and general researchers who need a single, consistent reference to document and analyze periods of contemporary American social history.

See also: eBooks | For Students | History | Available to: All Counties

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Investment information and analysis to meet the changing needs of investors.

Value Line recently went through a website redesign, please review their Users Guide page to see how to navigate the new website.

See also: Business and Investing | Available to: All Counties

Free,  live,  online  academic  and  job  assistance  for  veterans  transitioning  to  civilian  life.

Resources include:

  • Resume Review
  • Job interview coaching
  • Standardized test practice
  • Live academic tutoring

To access VetNow remotely, you must use your local library website.

See also: Academic/Career/ Vocational Test Preparation | General Reference | Available to: All Counties

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Allegany, Garrett, and Washington Counties in Western Maryland have a rich and diverse history. View images from the collections of the libraries, historical societies, and individuals in the three counties. There are photographs, newspaper articles, and indexes, rare books and more.

See also: Community Information | Genealogy | History | Available to: All Counties

Features the content of The World Book Encyclopedia, plus 16 additional databases, which include an online atlas, Spanish-language encyclopedia, teacher resources, World Book Kids, images and sounds, current events, and an online version of the World Book Dictionary.

See also: Encyclopedias | For Students | General Reference | Available to: All Counties