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AtoZ Food America contains recipes in all course categories (appetizers, soups, salads, breads, main courses, side dishes, desserts, snacks, and beverages) for six US regions, all 50 states, and 33 ethnic cuisines.

AtoZ Food America also covers food culture for the above regions, states, and ethnic cuisines with articles such as Classic Dishes, State Foods, Top Agricultural Products, Special Occasion Foods, Ethnic and Geographic Influences, Special Ingredients, and Food Trivia.

See also: General Reference |
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


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


Access to more than 30,000 Films, for FREE! The popular on demand film streaming service Kanopy is now available for FREE at Ruth Enlow Library. Library card holders can access Kanopy and sign up to start streaming films on instantly. Films can be streamed from any computer, television, mobile device or platform by downloading the Kanopy app for iOS, Android, AppleTV or Chromecast.

Offering what the New York Times calls “a garden of cinematic delights,” Kanopy showcases more than 30,000 of the world’s best films, including award winning documentaries, rare and hard to find titles, film festival favorites, indie and classic films, and world cinema with collections from Umbrella Entertainment, Madman Entertainment, Under the Milky Way, SND Films and thousands of independent filmmakers. Kanopy is free for users with a library card from one of our Western Maryland Libraries:

10 play credits per month.

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


LearningExpress Library features online tutorials, practice tests, and e-books to help patrons of all ages. It offers job search and workplace skills improvement, skill building in reading, writing, math, and basic science, career certification and licensure exam prep, college and grad school entrance test prep, GED® test prep, and more.

Please use the access links from your local library website.

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


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

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


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


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


Reference Solutions (formerly ReferenceUSA) has vital information on every business & consumer in the United States & Canada. It assists business executives in finding valuable sales leads, conducting market research or competitive analysis, and provides an avenue for businesses to do effective marketing & outreach. Students are able to reference this data for research projects and job seekers may find gainful employment. Reference Solutions provides data on businesses, consumers, healthcare providers, new movers & homeowners, as well as historical business information.

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


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

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


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