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.
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.
Powered by the automotive experts at MOTOR, AutoMate provides the most accurate, authoritative and up-to-date service and repair information for thousands of domestic and imported vehicles. All content comes from the Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEM) and includes step-by-step repair information, diagrams, maintenance schedules, parts and labor estimates, service bulletins and recalls. Note: Automate will only be available through June 30, 2019. Beginning July 1, 2019 the Library will provide access to ChiltonLibrary.
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.
Full-text of more than 2,200 business research journals; market research, industry and country reports, and SWOT analyses. Note: Business Source Premier will only be available through June 30, 2019. New resources will be available July 1, 2019.
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.
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. Note: Consumer Reports will only be available through June 30, 2019.
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. Note: Consumer Reports will only be available through June 30, 2019.
The Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) connects people to the riches held within America’s libraries, archives, museums, and other cultural heritage institutions. All of the materials found through DPLA—photographs, books, maps, news footage, oral histories, personal letters, museum objects, artwork, government documents, and so much more—are free and immediately available in digital format. Find primary source sets, online exhibitions, genealogy resources, and more.
Content relevant to teachers, including lesson plans, curriculum standards, and other professional development resources. Note: Explora Educator's Edition will only be available through June 30, 2019. New resources will be available July 1, 2019.
Designed specifically for elementary school students, this resource provides access to popular full-text magazines for elementary school research. Note: Explora for Primary Schools will only be available through June 30, 2019. New resources will be available July 1, 2019.
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. Note: Explora for Secondary Schools will only be available through June 30, 2019. New resources will be available July 1, 2019.
Articles, essays, and primary source documents. Contains full text for periodicals covering general reference, business, health, education, general science, multicultural issues and much more. Note: Explora Public Libraries will only be available through June 30, 2019. New resources will be available July 1, 2019.
Foundation Directory Online ProfessionalIN LIBRARY USE ONLY
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.
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.
More than 1,600 primary and secondary resources including historical magazines, documents, biographies, maps, photos and videos. Note: The History Reference Center will only be available through June 30, 2019. New resources will be available July 1, 2019.
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. Note: The Home Improvement Reference Center will only be available through June 30, 2019. New resources will be available July 1, 2019.
Instantly borrow up to 5 free digital movies, eBooks, comics, music and eAudiobooks per month. See our Streaming Movies and Music page for more information about using hoopla digital.
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. See our Language Learning page for more information about using Mango Languages.
The Maryland Deaf Culture Digital Library, the result of a bill that was passed into law, is the "first stop" information center that will provide Maryland residents, local public library staff, college and university librarians and other libraries in the state of Maryland with access to: online resources on Deaf culture, a comprehensive electronic collection of Deaf resources, Deaf cultural programs, and training programs for library staff.
Offers thousands of downloadable audiobooks, eBooks, and magazines. See our OverDrive page for more information about using OverDrive.
Download magazines, eBooks, and audiobooks. See our RBdigital page for more information about using RBdigital.
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. NOTE: Rosetta Stone will be accessible through June 2019. Beginning in July 2019, Mango Languages will be the only language learning program available to St. Mary’s County Library card holders.
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. Note: The Science Reference Center will only be available through June 30, 2019. New resources will be available July 1, 2019.
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.