Online Resources

Each resource has been assigned one or more categories. You can browse the A to Z list of all resources below, or browse by category by clicking on a category label on the right side of the page. If you know the name of the resource you’re looking for, use the A to Z filter on the right to narrow the list of resources to those beginning with a certain letter.

When using online resources, you may be prompted to login with your library card number (and possibly your password). If you are having trouble accessing any of our online resources please contact us.

ABCmouseIN LIBRARY USE ONLY
ABCmouse.com teaches numbers, addition and subtraction, shapes, patterns, measurements, and more for ages 2-7.
People, events, topics, timelines, and images of African-American history.
Ancestry Library EditionIN LIBRARY USE ONLY
Census, military, birth, death, immigration records, and more.
Service and recall information, repair procedures, wiring diagrams, and more.
Receive weekly book recommendations, follow learning tips for children to make the most out of your reading experience, learn about library programs matched to your child’s age and your local library location, and keep track of progress and achievements.
Information about over 500,000 people and more than 36,000 images.
Live, online homework help, writing labs, adult learning resources, and much more. Live help from tutors is available daily 2 - 11 p.m.
GED, citizenship, resume and cover letter help, and other resources for adults.
A Gale Virtual Reference Library eBook. Presents sample plans taken from businesses in the manufacturing, retail and service industries which serve as examples of how to approach, structure and compose business plans.
Full-text of more than 2,200 business research journals; market research, industry and country reports, and SWOT analyses.
The St. Mary’s Beacon, 1852-1921, is available online (with gaps) on the Library of Congress’ Chronicling America site. Because the paper operated under different names, there are three newspapers available: Saint Mary's beacon, St. Mary's beacon, and St. Mary's gazette.
Presents articles on health, public safety, marketplace economics, and the judicial & regulatory actions that affect consumers.
A product-test and consumer advisory publication. Publishes results of tests on products ranging from major purchases such as automobiles & appliances to everyday items such as food & cleaning products. Also examines health, money management, etc.
Presents information for consumers on health and health issues aimed at enhancing the quality of life. Not intended as a substitute for professional or medical advice.
A resource for understanding critical events and controversial subjects.
Free Maryland MVA permit practice tests.
A Gale Virtual Reference eBook. 200 articles covering important statutes, cases, and various state and federal laws and regulations.
How-to information that entrepreneurs can apply to their own businesses.
Content relevant to teachers, including lesson plans, curriculum standards, and other professional development resources.
Designed specifically for elementary school students, this resource provides access to popular full-text magazines for elementary school research.
A research resource for middle and high school students. Search for a subject or browse topics such as arts and literature, biography, current issues, health and more.
Articles, essays, and primary source documents. Contains full text for periodicals covering general reference, business, health, education, general science, multicultural issues and much more.
Profiles of 92,000+ foundations, corporate donors and grantmaking public charities, and a million plus recent grants. Links to IRS 990’s, funder portfolios and grantmakers’ websites. This resource can only be accessed inside the Lexington Park Library.
Electronic reference books covering business, history, law, science, and more.
eReference books relating to college, careers, and scholarships.
eReference books relating to American and world history. Includes primary source resources.
eReference books relating to health and medicine.
eReference books on the sciences, including chemistry, earth science, and more.
Grants to Individuals OnlineIN LIBRARY USE ONLY
Searchable information on 6500+ foundation and public charity programs that provide support for students, artists, researchers and other grant seeking individuals. This resource can only be accessed inside the Lexington Park Library.
Genealogies, local histories, primary source materials, serials, and census data.
More than 1,600 primary and secondary resources including historical magazines, documents, biographies, maps, photos and videos.
How-to instructions and creative ideas to meet the interests of virtually every hobby enthusiast.
A collection of home improvement titles from Quayside Publishing, covering thousands of repairs in the areas of outdoor projects, electrical projects, remodeling projects, wood projects, decorating projects, and maintenance.
Instantly borrow up to 6 free digital movies, eBooks, comics, music and eAudiobooks per month. See our Digital Content page for more information about using hoopla digital.
Practice tests for military, academic, civil service and licensing/certification exams.
A leading online learning company that helps anyone learn business, software, technology and creative skills to achieve personal and professional goals. Utilizes a large video library of engaging, top-quality courses taught by recognized industry experts. Log in with your library card number and password. See our Lynda.com page for more information about using this service.
Instruction in foreign languages, including Arabic, Chinese, ESL, French, German, Greek, Italian, Japanese, Russian, Spanish and many more. PLEASE NOTE: Mango Languages will only be available through February 2017.
Maryland's 24/7 online research and information service for Maryland residents and students of all grade levels.
A Gale Virtual Reference Library eBook. An eReference book with test-taking tips, diagnostic tests, review and five practice exams with answers.
Full-text of 1,700 general magazines and academic journals from 1975 to the present.
Millions of newspaper pages from around the world from 1753 to present.
Sign up to receive monthly eNewsletters that assist readers in finding new authors and titles in more than 30 fiction and nonfiction topics.
A guide to popular fiction titles for young readers; a great source for series, read-alikes and topic lists.
An electronic readers’ advisory tool and source for series, read-alikes and book discussion guides.
Download eBook and audiobook classics for children, teens, and adults from Recorded Books. See our Digital Content page for more information about using OneClickdigital.
Full text for nearly 100 regional U.S. and Canadian business publications
Core lessons to build reading, writing, speaking and listening skills in 30 languages. See our Rosetta Stone page for more information about using Rosetta Stone.
A Gale Virtual Reference Library eBook. An eReference book listing education-related financial aid opportunities.
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.
Repair guides for all manner of small engines.
A searchable database of The Beacon (1923-1984, with gaps) and The Enterprise (1952-3 months ago, with gaps).
A searchable database of articles from The Washington Post as far back as 1987.
A collection of electronic, animated, talking books, games, and puzzles.
A Gale Virtual Reference Library eBook. Features biographies of notable figures from American history, world history, literature, science and math, arts and entertainment, and the social sciences.
The most widely used independent investment information service.
The premier general encyclopedia and reference resource. Includes World Book Kids, World Book Student, World Book Advanced, and World Book Timelines. Also includes World Book Encyclopedia Estudiantil Hallazgos, a beginner's Spanish-language reference tool.
Over 120 digital magazines that can be viewed on most smartphones, tablets, laptops, and computers. See our Digital Content page for more information about using Zinio for Libraries.