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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Resource for papers, projects, and presentations that empowers the development of critical thinking and problem solving skills with content aligned to national and state curriculum standards.
Provides periodical and journal articles on multiple levels of education from preschool to college, and every educational specialty—such as technology, bilingual education, health education, testing, administration and more.
Provides access to authoritative, reliable digital content from magazines, journals, newspapers, and reference books appropriate for middle- and high-school students and covers a wide range of subjects, including science, history, and literature.
Provides access to more than 2,300 major U.S. regional, national, and local newspapers, as well as leading titles from around the world. It also includes thousands of images, radio, and TV broadcasts and transcripts. Includes full-text access for The New York Times, The Washington Post, USA Today, and more.
Provides access to scholarly journals and magazines covering the latest scientific developments. Key subjects covered by the database include biological sciences, computing, engineering, and technology.
Provides access to scholarly journals and magazines useful to both novice historians as well as advanced academic researchers. The database offers balanced coverage of events in U.S. history and scholarly work being established in the field.
Provides access to scholarly journals and magazines useful to both novice historians as well as advanced academic researchers. The database offers balanced coverage of events in world history and scholarly work being established in the field.
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.
Instantly borrow up to 5 free digital movies and TV shows, eBooks, comics, music, and eAudiobooks per month. See our Streaming Movies and Music page for more information about using hoopla digital.
Provides authoritative, age-appropriate, curriculum-aligned digital content covering a broad range of educational topics including Animals, Arts, Geography Literature, Social Studies, Technology, and more. With a modern design and simple navigation, Kids InfoBits makes it easy for young users to explore content and gain comfort with database searching.
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.
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.