Online Resources

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

ABCmouseIN LIBRARY USE ONLY teaches numbers, addition and subtraction, shapes, patterns, measurements, and more for ages 2-7.
Covering more than 500 years of the African-American experience, African-American History Online offers videos, primary sources, articles, images, timelines, and more about people, events, and topics of African-American history.
Ancestry Library EditionIN LIBRARY USE ONLY
Delivers billions of records in census data, vital records, directories, photos, and more. U.S. collections deliver hundreds of millions of names from sources such as federal and U.S. censuses; birth, death, and marriage records including the Social Security Death Index; and U.S. border crossing and trans-ocean ship records. Military collections deliver over 150 million records containing information often not found elsewhere and includes records from the colonial to the Vietnam era.
Do-it-yourself repair and maintenance information on most major manufacturers of domestic and imported vehicles. New repair procedures, bulletins, and updates are added to the product on a regular basis. All of the content has been created by ASE certified technicians.
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.
Coverage of more than 750,000 individuals, over 90,000 of whom have an associated full-text biography, links to more than 650,000 related full-text articles, as well as abstracts and images from thousands of periodicals, and a searchable collection of more than 35,000 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 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 current, comprehensive, and reliable online resource for research on literary topics, authors, and their works. Coverage includes all genres and disciplines, all time periods, and all regions of the world. Content includes Literature Criticism, Biographies, Topic and Work Overviews, Reviews, News, Primary Sources, and Literary Works, images, and links to audio interviews and reviews.
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 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. See our Language Learning page for more information about using Mango Languages.
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 RBdigital.
Full text for nearly 100 regional U.S. and Canadian business publications
A website by Enoch Pratt Free Library providing information, links, and resources on a variety of subjects. NOTE: Each subject category includes links to "databases." The majority of these databases are only available with an Enoch Pratt Free Library card. Each category also includes links to websites and other information, which are available to all.
Core lessons to build reading, writing, speaking and listening skills in 30 languages. See our Language Learning 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 manuals for motorcycles, ATVs, snowmobiles, lawn mowers, tractors, and more.
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.