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Ancestry-Library Edition (IN LIBRARY USE ONLY)
    Presents genealogy records from North America, the United Kingdom, Europe, and Australia including United States census records from 1790, passenger lists, immigration records, vital and military records, directories, photos, and more (ProQuest) Learn more about this database...

    Not accessible outside of Baltimore County Public Library branches


AskUsNow!
    AskUsNow! is a free, 24/7 chat service for Maryland residents and students. We use the expertise of librarians to provide answers to questions, research guidance, and help navigating the Internet During the times that we are busy or offline, you may be chatting with someone from one of our partner Maryland libraries or even from cooperative libraries around the world. (OCLC)

Auto Repair Reference Center
    Includes step-by-step repair and maintenance procedures, including wiring diagrams, specifications, technical bulletins, and recall information for most major domestic and imported vehicles as far back as 1954 (Ebsco) Learn more about this database...

    This database is provided by Sailor (Maryland's Online Resource Center)


Biography in Context
    Contains information, from magazine and journal articles, primary sources, videos, audio podcasts, and images, about people throughout history as well as present-day newsmakers from around the world and across many disciplines and subject areas (Gale Cengage) Learn more about this database...

Brainfuse HelpNow
    Chat online with a real tutor, 2 p.m. until 11:55 p.m., 7 days a week. After tutoring hours, submit a questions and a tutor will answer usually in 24 hours. The service is directed toward K through college students who need assistance in math, science, English, social studies, and more. Spanish-speaking tutors are available. Customers can submit their writing to Writing Lab experts for feedback. The Adult Learning Center offers live and online resources for GED and United States Citizenship test prep, for learning Microsoft Office skills, and writing resumes and cover letters. (Brainfuse)

Business Source Premier
    Provides full text and cited references from top business journals covering a variety of business disciplines, including marketing, management, accounting, finance, international business, economics, and more. In addition, non-journal content includes market research reports, industry reports, country reports, company profiles and SWOT analyses. (Ebsco)

    This database is provided by Sailor (Maryland's Online Resource Center)


Consumer Reports (Ebsco)
    Presents articles and product ratings found in Consumer Reports and Consumer Reports Buying Guide (Ebsco)

Criterion Streaming Movies
    Widely considered the best of world cinema and comprising some of the most influential works of the last century, The Criterion Collection’s catalog features the definitive versions of seminal titles in the history of motion pictures. ( Alexander Street Press)

Enciclopedia Estudiantil Hallazgos (World Book Encyclopedia in Spanish)
    Enciclopedia infantil en español. Esta obra de consulta incluye artículos básicos sobre temas generales, gente, lugares, cosas, e ideas. La enciclopedia esta organizada en orden para facilitar la búsqueda de información.

Explora Educator's Edition
    Includes full text and cited references to education-oriented journals, lesson plans, support materials, a curriculum standards module to help correlate content to Common Core, state-specific curriculum standards, and other professional development resources (Ebsco)

    This database is provided by Sailor (Maryland's Online Resource Center)


Explora Primary Schools (For Grades K to 5)
    Designed for elementary school students to find full text articles from popular magazines and facts from reference books for research papers or homework. A wide range of subjects including art and music, literature, geography, history, world cultures, science, technology, engineering, mathematics, health, and sports are covered. (Ebsco)

    This database is provided by Sailor (Maryland's Online Resource Center)


Explora Public Libraries (For Teens and Adults)
    Designed for users to browse by broad topic areas or to search for full text popular magazine and journal articles, essays, primary source documents, and other resources about health, legal, biographical, business, science topics, and more. Its one-stop search simultaneously searches several databases. This resource will support middle to high school student research. (Ebsco) Learn more about this database...

    This database is provided by Sailor (Maryland's Online Resource Center)


Explora Secondary Schools (For Grades 6 to 12)
    Designed for middle school and high school students to do research and complete assignments using books, popular magazine and journal articles, essays, primary source documents, and more. Browse by broad topic area or search for a general interest, health, science, current issue, history, biography, or other topics. (Ebsco) Learn more about this database...

    This database is provided by Sailor (Maryland's Online Resource Center)


Funk and Wagnalls New Encyclopedia
    Contains reliable information on a variety of subjects for students. Full text for each record is easily accessed by clicking on the topic from the search results display. The database contains brief biographies and a few images as well. (Ebsco)

    This database is provided by Sailor (Maryland's Online Resource Center)


HeritageQuest
    Offers genealogical and historical resources, including local and family histories, federal census records, primary source documents, and other finding aids for at home use. Some overlap with Ancestry.com Library Edition exists. (ProQuest) Learn more about this database...

History Reference Center
    Searches for historical information in full text, peer-reviewed history-oriented journals, reference books, encyclopedias, biographies, primary source documents, and more. Includes images, videos and maps. (Ebsco)

    This database is provided by Sailor (Maryland's Online Resource Center)


Hobbies and Crafts Reference Center
    Offers the hobby enthusiast how-to instructions and creative ideas from leading hobby and craft magazines as well as books and video that focus on arts and crafts, collecting, home and garden, indoor and outdoor recreation, kids’ crafts, and more (Ebsco)

    This database is provided by Sailor (Maryland's Online Resource Center)


Home Improvement Reference Center
    Assists homeowners with do-it-yourself home repair, maintenance, and remodeling projects. Step-by-step instructions for thousands of projects in the areas of plumbing, outdoor, woodworking, electrical, and decorating are provided in high-quality PDF files. Additionally, articles from magazines and reference books provide tips and suggestions to supplement the step-by-step project instructions. (Ebsco)

    This database is provided by Sailor (Maryland's Online Resource Center)


Hoover's
    Provides company details such as description, contact information, competitors, and key personnel. Please note that this product may not be accessible via some mobile devices. (Dun and Bradstreet)

Legal Forms Library (Maryland Only)
    Whether you're looking to sell your home by owner, set up a living will, change your name or become a real estate mogul, this resource allows you to create authoritative legal forms for Maryland specific needs. (Gale Cengage)

Literature Resource Center
    Presents full text biographies on American, English and world authors and literary criticism of their works through scholarly journals, literary magazines, critical essays, and other literary resources. Searchable by author, title, time period, literary movement, and literary themes. (Gale Cengage) Learn more about this database...

Mango Languages
    Learn a language through this online language-learning system that teaches conversation skills for over 71 different languages as well as English as a Second Language for speakers of 19 languages (Mango)

MasterFILE Premier
    The MasterFILE Premier interface of magazine and periodical content has been replaced by Explora Public Library Edition. Please use that tool for your periodical searches.

    This database is provided by Sailor (Maryland's Online Resource Center)


MedLinePlus
    Contains expert information from the National Library of Medicine about diseases, conditions, wellness issues, prescription and nonprescription drugs, and clinical trials. Includes a medical encyclopedia and dictionary and links to directories for finding health professionals, hospitals, and other healthcare facilities and services. (Medline)

NoveList K-8 Plus
    Search by title, author or series or find fiction or nonfiction reading recommendations in picture books, children's chapter books, young adult titles, and more. Lexile reading levels are available for most titles. Book reviews from sources such as Booklist and School Library Journal are included. Reviews often identify the instructional uses of titles and most suggest grade level appeal. Find recommendations about books to read by age group and genre and links to book lists, teaching guides for Common Core and curriculum connections to literature. (Ebsco)

NoveList Plus
    Search by title, author or series or find fiction or nonfiction reading recommendations for all ages by genre, what makes it appealing, or by similar authors. It is a source of information about books that includes expert recommendations from book experts, reviews, articles, reading lists, book discussion guides, and more. (Ebsco)

OverDrive
    Offers downloadable eBooks and audiobooks for adults, teens and for children through Maryland's Digital eLibrary Consortium. A wide range of fiction and non-fiction titles can be downloaded to your computer or to many portable listening and reading devices. To borrow and use a specific format of eBook or audiobook, you need a BCPL library card and must download and install the proper free software from the OverDrive website. (OverDrive) Learn more...

ProQuest: Current and Historic Newspapers
    Locates full text articles from the Baltimore Afro American (historic years only), the Baltimore Sun, the Los Angeles Times (most recent years only), the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, and the Washington Post (ProQuest)

ProQuest Digital Microfilm: Baltimore Sun: Jan 2008 to Current
    Select SUN – BALTIMORE, MD (other out of state newspapers are available) then enter a date and see one or all pages of the digital image for that date. Digital microfilm is not searchable by keyword or subject. The Sun runs from January 2008 to present. Current issues run about three to six months behind. Please note that older editions of the Baltimore Sun are available on traditional microfilm at the Towson Branch. (ProQuest)

ReferenceUSA
    Includes United States and Canadian company profiles, their address and phone number, NAICS and SIC codes, number of employees, sales volume, product lines, corporate structure, and more. Also provides lists of new businesses, physicians and dentists, residential white pages, job postings, and new homeowners. (InfoGroup) Learn more about this database...

Regional Business News
    Finds full text articles from local business publications and newswires from across the United States and Canada. Included in this database is the Daily Record (Baltimore Edition). (Ebsco)

    This database is provided by Sailor (Maryland's Online Resource Center)


Rosetta Stone (COMING SOON!)
    Master a new language through this online language learning lessons designed to build reading, writing, speaking, and listening skill in 30 languages. Enter your email address and password, choose the language you want to learn and sign in. You’re ready to learn a new language. (Ebsco)

    This database is provided by Sailor (Maryland's Online Resource Center)


Science Reference Center
    Access to full text science-oriented content to meet a student's research needs. Content is available from science encyclopedias, reference books, magazines and journals, and other sources on topics such as biology, chemistry, earth and space science, environmental science, health and medicine, history of science, life science, physics, science and society, scientists, technology, and more (Ebsco)

    This database is provided by Sailor (Maryland's Online Resource Center)


Scribner Writers Online
    Provides original, comprehensive, scholar-signed critical essays averaging 15 to 20 pages on the lives and works of more than 1,400 authors from around the world and from all time periods. Entries include concise essays and biographical information that places the author's work in personal and historical context (Gale Cengage)

Small Engine Repair Reference Center
    Contains step-by-step maintenance and repair instructions for hundreds of small engine machines and their supporting components. Routine maintenance, such as tune-ups and brake service, as well as more extensive repairs involving engine transmission disassembly are covered. Engines types include: motorcycles, ATVs, personal water craft, snowmobiles, lawn mowers, tractors, snow blowers, generators, and more. Many documents contain photos and detailed illustrations to support step-by-step procedures. (Ebsco)

    This database is provided by Sailor (Maryland's Online Resource Center)


Standard and Poor's NetAdvantage
    Presents Investment information on stocks, bonds, and mutual funds, plus company profiles, industry surveys, and financial forecasts. The following are included: Daily Price Records, Industry Surveys, The Outlook, Register of Corporations, Directors and Executives, Register of Corporations, Directors and Executives - Private Companies, Security Dealers of North America, and Stock Reports. (Standard and Poor’s) (Standard and Poors) Learn more about this database...

    Industry Surveys content is not accessible outside of BCPL branches.


Testing and Education Reference Center
    Features interactive online practice tests and study materials for GED, SAT, ACT, Praxis, NCLEX, TOEFL, citizenship, postal or military exams, law enforcement, occupational tests, certification and licensing tests, and more. Search for scholarship and financial aid information, plus detailed information on private high schools, undergraduate and graduate programs, career and vocational - technical schools, and more. (Gale Cengage) Learn more about this database...

3M Cloud Library
    Offers downloadable eBooks and audiobooks for a wide range of fiction and non-fiction titles for adults and children. Books can be accessed on your computer as well as on many portable listening and reading devices. Please note: In order to borrow and use a specific format of eBook or audiobook, you need a BCPL library card and must download and install the proper free software from the 3M Cloud Library website for your first use. (Bibliotheca Ltd) Learn more...

Twayne's Authors Online
    Features 175- to 200-page, in-depth introductions to the lives of writers and critiques of their works, the history and influence of literary movements, and the development of literary genres from all time periods, but mainly from the 17th to 20th centuries. This resource serves as an ideal starting point for research papers on literary works and figures. (Gale Cengage)

Value Line
    Comprehensive source of information and advice on approximately 1,700 stocks, more than 90 industries, the stock market, and the economy. Accurate and independently created research information. (Value Line)

World Book Kids (For Pre-K to Grade 5)
    Developed especially for Pre-K to grade 5 users to find easy-to-read articles on a variety of subjects and to locate engaging multimedia, games, science projects, maps, interactive tools and activities (World Book) Learn more about this database...

World Book Online Info Finder (For Elementary and Middle School)
    Contains content and features designed for elementary and middle school homework and research needs. Features multimedia on a variety of topics, science fair projects; a Biography Center; links to world newspapers, and more. (World Book) Learn more about this database...

World Book Online Reference Center (For High School and Above)
    Handles the research needs of customers of high school age and above who are looking for informational magazine articles, multimedia, and primary source documents. Locates websites and offers a timeline builder, citation builder, tutorials on using computers and doing research as well as interactive maps, an online atlas and dictionary. (World Book) Learn more about this database...

Zinio
    Download popular magazines and read them on your computer or Wi-Fi-connected tablet or smart device. The first time you use this service, you will need to set up a library Zinio account using your BCPL library card and to download and install the proper free software for your device. (Recorded Books) Learn more...