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Maryland's Digital eLibrary Consortium (OverDrive)

Download eBooks, audiobooks, and magazines to a computer, mobile device, or mp3 player.


Stream or download a variety of media, including eBooks, audiobooks, movies, tv shows, music, and more- all from major Hollywood studios, record companies, and publishers.

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A premier reference, research, marketing, mailing, and job-search database ideal for sales leads, background searches, locating friends and relatives, and many other possibilities.

Business Collection

Business Economics & Theory Collection

Small Business Collection

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Grzimeks Animal Life Encyclopedia

A completely revised and updated version of the original work published in Germany in 1960, this edition incorporates recent developments in the animal world.

Worldmark Encyclopedia of the Nations

Easy-to-understand information on 194 countries and dependencies from around the world. Entries discuss a variety of topics in detail, from banking and securities to climate, from government data to demographic statistics.

Worldmark Encyclopedia of the States

Details current geographical, social, and political data, historical narrative, and statistical information on the 50 states, District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and Caribbean and Pacific dependencies of the United States. Maps, tables, flags and official state seals are included.

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History, Genealogy, and Culture

Ancestry.com Library Edition

Locate genealogical and historical records from around the world, including census and vital records, immigration and passport records, plus books, photos, and more. This resource is only available within the library.

Criminal Justice Collection

Diversity Studies Collection

Fine Arts & Music Collection

Gender Studies Collection

Genealogy Connect

Hosted with Gale's Virtual Reference Library, this collection of eBooks features topics such as the American Revolution, Aristocracy, Emigration and Immigration, Family History, Public Records, and more- all cross-searchable and always available.

Heritage Quest

A comprehensive genealogical source powered by Ancestry that includes the census collection, city directories, military records, wills and probate records, images from the Freedman's Bank, US Serial Sets, and plenty of maps and photos.

Literary Reference Center

Information on thousands of authors and their works, across literary disciplines and time frames. Includes plot overviews, literary criticism, biographies, literary journals, and book reviews.

Military & intelligence Collection

Pop Culture Collection

Religion & Philosophy Collection

Hospitality, Tourism and Leisure Collection

US History Collection

War & Terrorism Collection

World History Collection

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Education & Careers


Live tutoring homework help and writing lab available seven days a week between the hours of 2:00 p.m. and 11:00 p.m., EST. Spanish-speaking tutors available.

Brainfuse Adult Learning Center

Designed to support adult learners and job seekers with services that include GED prep, 24/7 Writing Lab, Live Tutoring, Skills Building, Career Resources, U.S. Citizenship Prep, Microsoft Office Essential Skills Series, and 24/7 Question Center.

Brainfuse Help Now

Brainfuse is a database for test preparation, tutoring, and homework help; available seven days a week between the hours of 2:00pm and 11:00pm, EST. Spanish-speaking tutors available.

Communications & Mass Media Collection

Educator's Reference Complete

Full-text for titles found in the ERIC database, covering multiple levels of education from preschool to college, and every educational specialty, including technology, bilingual education, health education, and testing.

Expanded Academic ASAP

Full-text, abstracts, and indexes are integrated with core titles in every major academic concentration, from art and literature to economics and the sciences as well as new vocational/technical titles used by community college students.

Gale Courses

More than 300 six-week online classes on a variety of topics, including business, technology, health care, personal development, the arts, and hobbies.

General OneFile

Gale's largest general-interest periodical database with more than 8,000 titles, including reference, newspaper, and audio content, in addition to journals and magazines.

Information Science & Library Issues Collection


Masterfile Premiere

A full-text resource for magazines, reference books, and primary source documents, including Consumer Reports as well as an image collection containing photos, maps, and flags.

Niche Academy

Brief video tutorials, trainings, and instruction on a variety of topics, including services from your local library, available 24/7 from anywhere!

Professional Collection

Research in Context

Middle-School content covering the most-studied topics in literature, science, social studies, and history, as well as social issues - bridging the gap between elementary resources and more advanced high school databases.

Testing and Education Reference Center

In-depth information about colleges, universities, and careers with standardized test preparation, tuition assistance tools, certification exams, and advice on resumes, cover letters, interviewing, and networking.

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Literature & Book Recommendations


Participate in online reading challenges and earn virtual badges all while receiving tailored reading recommendations send directly to your inbox.

Books and Authors

A premium resource by Gale Cengage, providing information on recommended authors and titles, both genre fiction and non-fiction, as well as authoritative reviews.

NoveList Plus

Discover new books, authors, or series from a trusted source of experts. This database features read-alike recommendations, reviews, articles, lists, lexile ratings, and discussion guides for book clubs.

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Insurance and Liability Collection

Nursing and Allied Health Collection

Psychology Collection

Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine Collection

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Newspapers & Magazines

Infotrac Newsstand

A full-text newspaper resource with access to over 2300 newspapers, images, radio and TV broadcasts, and transcripts from the U.S. and around the world.

Newsbank Local Newspapers

Search full-text and archived articles from local newspapers including the Bay Times (8/2/06-current), The Capital (1/1/02-current), Dorchester Star (6/30/06-current), Kent County News (11/30/06-current), Record Observer (8/4/06-current), Star Democrat (11/16/05-current) and the Times Record (8/2/06-current).

Popular Magazines

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General Science Collection

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Special Interests

Agriculture Collection

Consumer Report

Articles on health, public safety, marketplace economics, and the judicial & regulatory actions that affect consumers. Full text available from 01/01/1991 to present.

Chilton Library

Trusted, reliable automotive help available 24/7, featuring service and repair procedures, wiring diagrams, maintenance tables, troubleshooting guides, and more.

Culinary Collection

Environmental Studies and Policy Collection

Gardening, Landscaping, and Horticulture

Home Improvement Collection

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ESRL's content combines educational games, videos, and interactive books to create engaging experiences for children and their caregivers.


Get one book recommendation every week tailored to your young child's reading level and interests sent directly to your inbox.


Participate in online reading challenges and earn virtual badges all while receiving tailored reading recommendations send directly to your inbox.

Infotrac Newsstand

Research content designed for students in Middle and High schools, covering a wide range of subjects from science, history, and literature, to political science, sports, and environmental studies.

Kids InfoBits

Research content designed for young learners, featuring an easy-to-use interface with age-appropriate, reliable, curriculum-related content, covering a broad range of educational topics.

Maryland's Digital eLibrary Consortium (Overdrive)

For Kids Download eBooks and digital audiobooks, and read-along picture books to a computer, mobile device or your MP3 player.

Muzzy Club

An award-winning language learning program for kids, created by the BBC, using the natural immersion approach alongside animated stories, online games, printable flashcards, and worksheets. This guide will help you get started.

Student Resources in Context

Cross-curricular content aligning with national and state standards, designed to enhance critical thinking, problem solving, communication, collaboration, creativity, and innovation. Includes archival film clips, images, and audio selections from NPR, BBC News, the New York Times, and more.