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Rosetta Stone
Udemy
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Find out which of MCPL's online resources contains the full-text magazines, journals, and newspapers you seek. No MCPL card is needed to use this tool.
Searchable profiles of U.S. and international advertising agencies and public relations firms. Plus profiles of companies that advertise, including their brands and personnel.
Full-text title from Gale Virtual Reference Library.
Listen to music from America's past. Songs by and about African Americans, American Indians, immigrants, slaves, children, pioneers, and cowboys. Songs of Civil Rights, political campaigns, Prohibition, the Revolutionary War, the Civil War, anti-war protests.
Primary sources, critical articles, literary and cultural analysis, and biographies.
Powered by the automotive experts at MOTOR, AutoMate provides 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.
Biographical articles from reference books and periodicals.
An online literacy resource that pairs classic video storybooks from Weston Woods with related nonfiction e-books from Scholastic.
Book discovery and readers' advisory website, with read-alikes and suggestions, award lists, series lists, author information, reviews, and reader ratings.
Live online tutoring, homework help, test prep and writing assistance for customers of all ages.
Live online coaching and resources for resume, interview prep and career planning.
Benefits, career, and academic assistance support for Veterans.
Provides worldwide company information; worldwide industry overviews and research reports; case studies; economic and business statistics; journal articles. From Gale.
Contains almost 300 model business plans for various types of small business.
Over 2200 full-text journals, as well as market research reports, industry reports, country reports, and company profiles. In addition, the supplemental Regional Business News provides access to nearly 100 regional U.S. and Canadian business publications. From Ebscohost.
Adult learners, earn a high school diploma and advance your career with Career Online High School, an accredited, non-traditional online high school diploma program.
Choral works, symphonies, operas, vocal and instrumental music, chamber music, and more. Ranges from medieval to contemporary music.
Scores for instrumental and vocal works of all types of classical music.
Access full-text Consumer Reports articles.
Listen to music from around the world in genres such as reggae, worldbeat, swing and jazz, plus traditional music including Indian classical, fado, flamenco, klezmer, and zydeco.
Nurture your creative side with 1,000+ video classes on painting, knitting, crafting, sewing, and more! Most videos are captioned.
Coverage includes more than 150 cover-to-cover titles, including U.S. national and local newspapers as well as leading titles from around the world.
Find businesses in the U.S. and Canada by name, address, and phone number, as well as by type, size, and location. Find U.S. residences by name, address, or phone number. Search for jobs by type, keywords, geography, and estimated salary. Tutorials and webcasts.
Website for learners who want to practice their skills before taking the real DMV test. The site provides permit practice tests for the State of Maryland for cars, motorcycles, and CDL. Please note, these practice tests are for personal use only. Also includes the Maryland Driver's, Motorcycle, and CDL Handbooks.
Search across all of our EBSCO periodical and reference products.
A collection of 222 Cliffs Notes, study aids for works of classic and modern literature. These titles are to be read online through your browser; they are not downloadable.
Offers thousands of education-related journal articles, books, and conference papers for students, teachers, and education professionals. Covers all levels of education.
Over 1100 full-text periodicals and reports covering issues, research, and practical techniques in education. See also ERIC free online. ERIC (Education Resources Information Center) indexes education journals, with a few in full-text, and provides full-text of many research and policy reports.
Una enciclopedia de conocimientos generales.
Information about national, international, and local nonprofit and membership organizations. Part of the Gale Directory Library
Highlights content relevant to teachers, including lessons plans, curriculum standards, and other professional development resources.
Designed specifically for elementary school students, this database provides access to popular full-text magazines for elementary school research.
Supports student research. Search results include articles, essays, and primary source documents.
Offers the most complete collection of full-text reference resources available for middle schools.
Read current and back issues of your favorite adult and children’s magazines online.
Comprehensive data on grantmakers and grants. While libraries are closed, this is now temporarily available from home.
Information about 8,300 foundation and public charity programs that fund students, artists, researchers, and other individual grant seekers.
Mapping tool for grantmakers and grantseekers. In addition to grant data, maps can display demographic, socio-economic, and other data.
Demographics Now provides users with actionable demographic data to support market research and business planning.
Reference and periodical content covering all major areas of starting, operating and maintaining a business from financing, management, marketing, accounting, taxes and more.
This highly intuitive online planning tool has what you need to move through the entire business development cycle.
High-quality, free courses and career training programs entirely over the Internet.
Directory of newspapers, periodicals, radio, television, and cable. Part of the Gale Directory Library.
14-volume encyclopedia, published in 2011, with entries on legal topics as well as cases, important statutes and documents, legal terms and concepts, and notable persons. Part of the Gale Virtual Reference Library.
Full-text reference books on topics including business, history, law, literature, philosophy, psychology, religion, science, travel, and more. Fully searchable and browsable.
Our largest periodical resource. Articles from 11,000 periodicals and newspapers. Indexing starts in 1980; later years have majority in full-text. National Public Radio transcripts and audio. Machine translation into 8 languages. Save your searches and post RSS feeds.
Articles on health, medicine, and wellness from magazines, journals, and reference books. Also covers alternative medicine.
Rich resource for genealogists, including Census and U.S. military records and full-text family and local histories. Help with printing Census records.
Reference articles, journal articles, primary sources, maps, and charts on topics in American history. From Gale/Cengage.
Reference articles, journal articles, primary sources, maps, and charts on topics in world history. From Gale/Cengage.
Full text from history reference books and periodicals. Plus historical documents, biographies, images, maps, and video. From EBSCO.
A digital platform that provides access to a variety ebooks, audiobooks, comics, movies, music, and television shows. All content is available immediately - no holds required!
Listen to streaming music from thousands of jazz artists, ensembles, albums, and genres.
On-demand film streaming. Collection includes award-winning documentaries, rare and hard-to-find titles, film festival favorites, indie and classic films, and world cinema. Cardholders can access up to 10 films per month. Kanopy also offers Kanopy kids.
For students in Kindergarten through Grade 5. Content from children's magazines and reference books.
LearningExpress Library features nearly 1,000 online tutorials, practice tests, and e-books to help customers of all ages. It offers job search and workplace skills improvement; skill building in reading, writing, math, and basic science; career certification and licensure exam prep; college and grad school entrance test prep; GED® test prep; and more.
General forms as well as forms specific to Maryland. From Gale.
Legal Information Reference Center is designed to provide the general public access to a variety of legal information including consumer legal reference books and thousands of legal forms.
LinkedIn Learning is a leading online learning platform that helps anyone learn business, software, technology and creative skills to achieve personal and professional goals.
Literary Reference Center includes thousands of summaries, critical essays, book reviews, literary journal articles, and author biographies.
Literary criticism and biographies from journals and reference books.
Online language courses, emphasizing conversational skills. Covers more than 70 languages, plus English courses for speakers of about 20 languages.
This collection consists of deaf-related eBooks and audiobooks from OverDrive. Customers can access the content by logging on using their library card.
MasterFile Premier is designed for public library users and provides fulltext, online access to magazine articles, reference books, and primary source documents. It also includes an image collection of photos, maps, and flags.
Designed for middle school libraries, Middle Search Plus is a full-text database providing popular middle school magazines and reference books. It covers history, current events, science and sports. It also includes thousands of biographies and primary source documents, as well as over a million photos, maps and flags.
Archive of the Montgomery Times. Newspaper later became the African American Times after merging with the Prince George's Time.
Investment reports on specific stocks and funds. Search for investments that meet your criteria.
Search across all of our streaming music resources at once. Music Online includes all the content of American Song, Classical Music Library, Classical Scores Library, Contemporary World Music, Jazz Music Library, and Smithsonian Global Sound. Music Online now includes almost 140,000 tracks of rock, pop, punk, new age, metal, holiday music, hip-hop, rap, electronic, film and theater soundtracks, and more, which are not in the sub-collections.
Articles from The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, and two dozen other newspapers.
1980 to the present in full-text. Part of National Newspapers Premier from ProQuest.
1851-2014. Completely searchable images of every page.
Improve your basic digital literacy skills in 3 areas: essential computer skills, essential software skills, and using technology in daily life.
Find good books, fiction and nonfiction, for kids and teens. Kid-friendly, with recommended reading lists, read-alikes, award winners, series titles, and more.
Find fiction by series, plot, setting, and read-alikes. Also book discussion guides, booklists and award winners, booktalks, and other articles. Covers fiction and nonfiction for all ages.
Articles, overviews, editorials, statistics, and primary sources on controversial social issues.
Downloadable e-books and audiobooks.
Covers African American history, including primary sources and biographies. Features the African American National Biography, Africana, and the Encyclopedia of African American History.
Word entries include definitions, pronunciation, and history, with quotations that trace usage over time.
History, belief and practice, politics, and culture of the Islamic world, incorporating reference articles, primary sources, images, and timelines.
Free access to 35K+ books, 30K+ hours of video, curated learning paths, case studies, interactive tutorials, audio books, and O'Reilly conference videos in areas such as information technology and software, business, digital media, and professional development.
Practice SAT, ACT, AP, TOEFL, GRE, LSAT, GED, SSAT, NCLEX, civil service, career, military exams and many more, with both interactive and eBook formats. Search for colleges and graduate programs by your own criteria.
Points of View provides resources that present multiple sides of an issue. Students will find rich content that can help them assess and develop persuasive arguments and essays, better understand controversial issues, and develop critical thinking skills.
Top newspapers and magazines from more than 120 countries. Just click Sign In, and select Library Card.
Primary Search offers full-text articles from popular children's magazines, easy-to-read encyclopedia entries, and a vast collection of images. Covers lots of topics from science, music, history, and more.
Designed for middle school students, this database covers literature, science, social studies, and U.S. and world history topics.
Rosetta Stone courses offer learning for 30 different languages.
Articles from science magazines, peer-reviewed journals, and reference books, including topic overviews, experiments, and biographies.
Full-text articles from science periodicals, reference books, and encyclopedias.
Small Business Reference Center offers top consumer small business reference books, as well as business videos, a help and advice section, and details on how to create a business plan.
Full-text collection of small engine repair manuals from Clymer (www.clymer.com). Includes engines for motocycles, ATVs, personal water craft, snowmobiles, lawn mowers, tractors, snow blowers, generators, and more.
Listen to 45,000+ tracks of animal/nature sounds, dramatic performances, poetry, political speeches, war and protest songs, and traditional music performances from around the world.
Investment reports on stocks, bonds, and mutual funds, plus company profiles and the S&P Outlook. With a new Financial Literacy section.
For middle and high school students. Articles from reference books and magazines, images, video, primary sources, and more. From Gale/Cengage.
Teacher Reference Center provides indexing and abstracts for more than 230 peer-reviewed education journals.
Over 250 performances of the world's leading plays, available in streaming video.
An online collection of animated, talking picture books. Includes story books, chapter books, nonfiction, videos, and more. Also includes e-books in French and Spanish.
Top-rated courses from Udemy that offer upskilling in the areas of business, tech, and personal development across 75+ different categories.
Search the most recent US news content, as well as archives which stretch back to the 1980s. Includes the Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune, Wall Street Journal, and other national, regional, and local news sources.
Information and investment advice on stocks, industries, mutual funds, options, and convertibles.  Allows screening by various criteria to create prospect lists.
1984 to the present in full-text. Part of National Newspapers Premier from ProQuest. 7/25/17: Browsing past issues is currently available onsite only. Searching and most recent issue are working remotely.
Consumer reviews of local services.
Unlimited digital access to WashingtonPost.com. Expert reporting and analysis from Washington and around the world, including award-winning investigative coverage and editorial commentary.
1996 to the present in full-text. Part of National Newspapers Premier from ProQuest.
1877-2004. Completely searchable images of every page.
Encyclopedia for students and adults, with multimedia content.
Articles from popular Hispanic magazines. Articulos de revistas hispánicas populares.
Auto & Engine Repair
Powered by the automotive experts at MOTOR, AutoMate provides 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.
Full-text collection of small engine repair manuals from Clymer (www.clymer.com). Includes engines for motocycles, ATVs, personal water craft, snowmobiles, lawn mowers, tractors, snow blowers, generators, and more.
Biography
Primary sources, critical articles, literary and cultural analysis, and biographies.
Biographical articles from reference books and periodicals.
Supports student research. Search results include articles, essays, and primary source documents.
Offers the most complete collection of full-text reference resources available for middle schools.
Literary Reference Center includes thousands of summaries, critical essays, book reviews, literary journal articles, and author biographies.
Literary criticism and biographies from journals and reference books.
MasterFile Premier is designed for public library users and provides fulltext, online access to magazine articles, reference books, and primary source documents. It also includes an image collection of photos, maps, and flags.
Designed for middle school libraries, Middle Search Plus is a full-text database providing popular middle school magazines and reference books. It covers history, current events, science and sports. It also includes thousands of biographies and primary source documents, as well as over a million photos, maps and flags.
Covers African American history, including primary sources and biographies. Features the African American National Biography, Africana, and the Encyclopedia of African American History.
History, belief and practice, politics, and culture of the Islamic world, incorporating reference articles, primary sources, images, and timelines.
Articles from science magazines, peer-reviewed journals, and reference books, including topic overviews, experiments, and biographies.
For middle and high school students. Articles from reference books and magazines, images, video, primary sources, and more. From Gale/Cengage.
Books & Literature
Primary sources, critical articles, literary and cultural analysis, and biographies.
An online literacy resource that pairs classic video storybooks from Weston Woods with related nonfiction e-books from Scholastic.
Book discovery and readers' advisory website, with read-alikes and suggestions, award lists, series lists, author information, reviews, and reader ratings.
A collection of 222 Cliffs Notes, study aids for works of classic and modern literature. These titles are to be read online through your browser; they are not downloadable.
Full-text reference books on topics including business, history, law, literature, philosophy, psychology, religion, science, travel, and more. Fully searchable and browsable.
A digital platform that provides access to a variety ebooks, audiobooks, comics, movies, music, and television shows. All content is available immediately - no holds required!
Literary Reference Center includes thousands of summaries, critical essays, book reviews, literary journal articles, and author biographies.
Literary criticism and biographies from journals and reference books.
This collection consists of deaf-related eBooks and audiobooks from OverDrive. Customers can access the content by logging on using their library card.
Find good books, fiction and nonfiction, for kids and teens. Kid-friendly, with recommended reading lists, read-alikes, award winners, series titles, and more.
Find fiction by series, plot, setting, and read-alikes. Also book discussion guides, booklists and award winners, booktalks, and other articles. Covers fiction and nonfiction for all ages.
Downloadable e-books and audiobooks.
Designed for middle school students, this database covers literature, science, social studies, and U.S. and world history topics.
For middle and high school students. Articles from reference books and magazines, images, video, primary sources, and more. From Gale/Cengage.
An online collection of animated, talking picture books. Includes story books, chapter books, nonfiction, videos, and more. Also includes e-books in French and Spanish.
Business
Searchable profiles of U.S. and international advertising agencies and public relations firms. Plus profiles of companies that advertise, including their brands and personnel.
Provides worldwide company information; worldwide industry overviews and research reports; case studies; economic and business statistics; journal articles. From Gale.
Contains almost 300 model business plans for various types of small business.
Over 2200 full-text journals, as well as market research reports, industry reports, country reports, and company profiles. In addition, the supplemental Regional Business News provides access to nearly 100 regional U.S. and Canadian business publications. From Ebscohost.
Find businesses in the U.S. and Canada by name, address, and phone number, as well as by type, size, and location. Find U.S. residences by name, address, or phone number. Search for jobs by type, keywords, geography, and estimated salary. Tutorials and webcasts.
Supports student research. Search results include articles, essays, and primary source documents.
Offers the most complete collection of full-text reference resources available for middle schools.
Demographics Now provides users with actionable demographic data to support market research and business planning.
Reference and periodical content covering all major areas of starting, operating and maintaining a business from financing, management, marketing, accounting, taxes and more.
This highly intuitive online planning tool has what you need to move through the entire business development cycle.
High-quality, free courses and career training programs entirely over the Internet.
Full-text reference books on topics including business, history, law, literature, philosophy, psychology, religion, science, travel, and more. Fully searchable and browsable.
General forms as well as forms specific to Maryland. From Gale.
LinkedIn Learning is a leading online learning platform that helps anyone learn business, software, technology and creative skills to achieve personal and professional goals.
MasterFile Premier is designed for public library users and provides fulltext, online access to magazine articles, reference books, and primary source documents. It also includes an image collection of photos, maps, and flags.
Investment reports on specific stocks and funds. Search for investments that meet your criteria.
Articles, overviews, editorials, statistics, and primary sources on controversial social issues.
Free access to 35K+ books, 30K+ hours of video, curated learning paths, case studies, interactive tutorials, audio books, and O'Reilly conference videos in areas such as information technology and software, business, digital media, and professional development.
Points of View provides resources that present multiple sides of an issue. Students will find rich content that can help them assess and develop persuasive arguments and essays, better understand controversial issues, and develop critical thinking skills.
Small Business Reference Center offers top consumer small business reference books, as well as business videos, a help and advice section, and details on how to create a business plan.
Investment reports on stocks, bonds, and mutual funds, plus company profiles and the S&P Outlook. With a new Financial Literacy section.
For middle and high school students. Articles from reference books and magazines, images, video, primary sources, and more. From Gale/Cengage.
Top-rated courses from Udemy that offer upskilling in the areas of business, tech, and personal development across 75+ different categories.
Information and investment advice on stocks, industries, mutual funds, options, and convertibles.  Allows screening by various criteria to create prospect lists.
Computers & Technology
High-quality, free courses and career training programs entirely over the Internet.
LinkedIn Learning is a leading online learning platform that helps anyone learn business, software, technology and creative skills to achieve personal and professional goals.
Improve your basic digital literacy skills in 3 areas: essential computer skills, essential software skills, and using technology in daily life.
Articles, overviews, editorials, statistics, and primary sources on controversial social issues.
Free access to 35K+ books, 30K+ hours of video, curated learning paths, case studies, interactive tutorials, audio books, and O'Reilly conference videos in areas such as information technology and software, business, digital media, and professional development.
Points of View provides resources that present multiple sides of an issue. Students will find rich content that can help them assess and develop persuasive arguments and essays, better understand controversial issues, and develop critical thinking skills.
Top-rated courses from Udemy that offer upskilling in the areas of business, tech, and personal development across 75+ different categories.
Consumer Information
Access full-text Consumer Reports articles.
Consumer reviews of local services.
Creative Skills
Nurture your creative side with 1,000+ video classes on painting, knitting, crafting, sewing, and more! Most videos are captioned.
LinkedIn Learning is a leading online learning platform that helps anyone learn business, software, technology and creative skills to achieve personal and professional goals.
Dictionaries
Word entries include definitions, pronunciation, and history, with quotations that trace usage over time.
Directories
Find businesses in the U.S. and Canada by name, address, and phone number, as well as by type, size, and location. Find U.S. residences by name, address, or phone number. Search for jobs by type, keywords, geography, and estimated salary. Tutorials and webcasts.
Information about national, international, and local nonprofit and membership organizations. Part of the Gale Directory Library
Directory of newspapers, periodicals, radio, television, and cable. Part of the Gale Directory Library.
Early Learning
An online literacy resource that pairs classic video storybooks from Weston Woods with related nonfiction e-books from Scholastic.
An online collection of animated, talking picture books. Includes story books, chapter books, nonfiction, videos, and more. Also includes e-books in French and Spanish.
Encyclopedias
Full-text title from Gale Virtual Reference Library.
Una enciclopedia de conocimientos generales.
Information about national, international, and local nonprofit and membership organizations. Part of the Gale Directory Library
14-volume encyclopedia, published in 2011, with entries on legal topics as well as cases, important statutes and documents, legal terms and concepts, and notable persons. Part of the Gale Virtual Reference Library.
Full-text reference books on topics including business, history, law, literature, philosophy, psychology, religion, science, travel, and more. Fully searchable and browsable.
Covers African American history, including primary sources and biographies. Features the African American National Biography, Africana, and the Encyclopedia of African American History.
Full-text articles from science periodicals, reference books, and encyclopedias.
Encyclopedia for students and adults, with multimedia content.
Genealogy
Rich resource for genealogists, including Census and U.S. military records and full-text family and local histories. Help with printing Census records.
Health
Find businesses in the U.S. and Canada by name, address, and phone number, as well as by type, size, and location. Find U.S. residences by name, address, or phone number. Search for jobs by type, keywords, geography, and estimated salary. Tutorials and webcasts.
Supports student research. Search results include articles, essays, and primary source documents.
Offers the most complete collection of full-text reference resources available for middle schools.
High-quality, free courses and career training programs entirely over the Internet.
Full-text reference books on topics including business, history, law, literature, philosophy, psychology, religion, science, travel, and more. Fully searchable and browsable.
Articles on health, medicine, and wellness from magazines, journals, and reference books. Also covers alternative medicine.
MasterFile Premier is designed for public library users and provides fulltext, online access to magazine articles, reference books, and primary source documents. It also includes an image collection of photos, maps, and flags.
Articles, overviews, editorials, statistics, and primary sources on controversial social issues.
Points of View provides resources that present multiple sides of an issue. Students will find rich content that can help them assess and develop persuasive arguments and essays, better understand controversial issues, and develop critical thinking skills.
For middle and high school students. Articles from reference books and magazines, images, video, primary sources, and more. From Gale/Cengage.
History
Supports student research. Search results include articles, essays, and primary source documents.
Offers the most complete collection of full-text reference resources available for middle schools.
Full-text reference books on topics including business, history, law, literature, philosophy, psychology, religion, science, travel, and more. Fully searchable and browsable.
Reference articles, journal articles, primary sources, maps, and charts on topics in American history. From Gale/Cengage.
Reference articles, journal articles, primary sources, maps, and charts on topics in world history. From Gale/Cengage.
Full text from history reference books and periodicals. Plus historical documents, biographies, images, maps, and video. From EBSCO.
MasterFile Premier is designed for public library users and provides fulltext, online access to magazine articles, reference books, and primary source documents. It also includes an image collection of photos, maps, and flags.
Designed for middle school libraries, Middle Search Plus is a full-text database providing popular middle school magazines and reference books. It covers history, current events, science and sports. It also includes thousands of biographies and primary source documents, as well as over a million photos, maps and flags.
Covers African American history, including primary sources and biographies. Features the African American National Biography, Africana, and the Encyclopedia of African American History.
History, belief and practice, politics, and culture of the Islamic world, incorporating reference articles, primary sources, images, and timelines.
Primary Search offers full-text articles from popular children's magazines, easy-to-read encyclopedia entries, and a vast collection of images. Covers lots of topics from science, music, history, and more.
Designed for middle school students, this database covers literature, science, social studies, and U.S. and world history topics.
For middle and high school students. Articles from reference books and magazines, images, video, primary sources, and more. From Gale/Cengage.
1877-2004. Completely searchable images of every page.
Encyclopedia for students and adults, with multimedia content.
Homework Help
An online literacy resource that pairs classic video storybooks from Weston Woods with related nonfiction e-books from Scholastic.
Live online tutoring, homework help, test prep and writing assistance for customers of all ages.
Designed specifically for elementary school students, this database provides access to popular full-text magazines for elementary school research.
Supports student research. Search results include articles, essays, and primary source documents.
Offers the most complete collection of full-text reference resources available for middle schools.
For students in Kindergarten through Grade 5. Content from children's magazines and reference books.
Designed for middle school libraries, Middle Search Plus is a full-text database providing popular middle school magazines and reference books. It covers history, current events, science and sports. It also includes thousands of biographies and primary source documents, as well as over a million photos, maps and flags.
Articles, overviews, editorials, statistics, and primary sources on controversial social issues.
Points of View provides resources that present multiple sides of an issue. Students will find rich content that can help them assess and develop persuasive arguments and essays, better understand controversial issues, and develop critical thinking skills.
Primary Search offers full-text articles from popular children's magazines, easy-to-read encyclopedia entries, and a vast collection of images. Covers lots of topics from science, music, history, and more.
Designed for middle school students, this database covers literature, science, social studies, and U.S. and world history topics.
For middle and high school students. Articles from reference books and magazines, images, video, primary sources, and more. From Gale/Cengage.
An online collection of animated, talking picture books. Includes story books, chapter books, nonfiction, videos, and more. Also includes e-books in French and Spanish.
Encyclopedia for students and adults, with multimedia content.
Jobs & Careers
Live online coaching and resources for resume, interview prep and career planning.
Benefits, career, and academic assistance support for Veterans.
Find businesses in the U.S. and Canada by name, address, and phone number, as well as by type, size, and location. Find U.S. residences by name, address, or phone number. Search for jobs by type, keywords, geography, and estimated salary. Tutorials and webcasts.
High-quality, free courses and career training programs entirely over the Internet.
LearningExpress Library features nearly 1,000 online tutorials, practice tests, and e-books to help customers of all ages. It offers job search and workplace skills improvement; skill building in reading, writing, math, and basic science; career certification and licensure exam prep; college and grad school entrance test prep; GED® test prep; and more.
LinkedIn Learning is a leading online learning platform that helps anyone learn business, software, technology and creative skills to achieve personal and professional goals.
Improve your basic digital literacy skills in 3 areas: essential computer skills, essential software skills, and using technology in daily life.
Free access to 35K+ books, 30K+ hours of video, curated learning paths, case studies, interactive tutorials, audio books, and O'Reilly conference videos in areas such as information technology and software, business, digital media, and professional development.
Practice SAT, ACT, AP, TOEFL, GRE, LSAT, GED, SSAT, NCLEX, civil service, career, military exams and many more, with both interactive and eBook formats. Search for colleges and graduate programs by your own criteria.
Top-rated courses from Udemy that offer upskilling in the areas of business, tech, and personal development across 75+ different categories.
Language Learning
Live online tutoring, homework help, test prep and writing assistance for customers of all ages.
High-quality, free courses and career training programs entirely over the Internet.
Online language courses, emphasizing conversational skills. Covers more than 70 languages, plus English courses for speakers of about 20 languages.
Rosetta Stone courses offer learning for 30 different languages.
Law
Supports student research. Search results include articles, essays, and primary source documents.
Offers the most complete collection of full-text reference resources available for middle schools.
High-quality, free courses and career training programs entirely over the Internet.
14-volume encyclopedia, published in 2011, with entries on legal topics as well as cases, important statutes and documents, legal terms and concepts, and notable persons. Part of the Gale Virtual Reference Library.
Full-text reference books on topics including business, history, law, literature, philosophy, psychology, religion, science, travel, and more. Fully searchable and browsable.
General forms as well as forms specific to Maryland. From Gale.
Legal Information Reference Center is designed to provide the general public access to a variety of legal information including consumer legal reference books and thousands of legal forms.
Practice SAT, ACT, AP, TOEFL, GRE, LSAT, GED, SSAT, NCLEX, civil service, career, military exams and many more, with both interactive and eBook formats. Search for colleges and graduate programs by your own criteria.
Lifelong Learning
Live online tutoring, homework help, test prep and writing assistance for customers of all ages.
Adult learners, earn a high school diploma and advance your career with Career Online High School, an accredited, non-traditional online high school diploma program.
Nurture your creative side with 1,000+ video classes on painting, knitting, crafting, sewing, and more! Most videos are captioned.
High-quality, free courses and career training programs entirely over the Internet.
LearningExpress Library features nearly 1,000 online tutorials, practice tests, and e-books to help customers of all ages. It offers job search and workplace skills improvement; skill building in reading, writing, math, and basic science; career certification and licensure exam prep; college and grad school entrance test prep; GED® test prep; and more.
LinkedIn Learning is a leading online learning platform that helps anyone learn business, software, technology and creative skills to achieve personal and professional goals.
Improve your basic digital literacy skills in 3 areas: essential computer skills, essential software skills, and using technology in daily life.
Downloadable e-books and audiobooks.
Free access to 35K+ books, 30K+ hours of video, curated learning paths, case studies, interactive tutorials, audio books, and O'Reilly conference videos in areas such as information technology and software, business, digital media, and professional development.
Rosetta Stone courses offer learning for 30 different languages.
Top-rated courses from Udemy that offer upskilling in the areas of business, tech, and personal development across 75+ different categories.
Magazines & Newspapers
Find out which of MCPL's online resources contains the full-text magazines, journals, and newspapers you seek. No MCPL card is needed to use this tool.
Biographical articles from reference books and periodicals.
Coverage includes more than 150 cover-to-cover titles, including U.S. national and local newspapers as well as leading titles from around the world.
Search across all of our EBSCO periodical and reference products.
Designed specifically for elementary school students, this database provides access to popular full-text magazines for elementary school research.
Supports student research. Search results include articles, essays, and primary source documents.
Offers the most complete collection of full-text reference resources available for middle schools.
Read current and back issues of your favorite adult and children’s magazines online.
Directory of newspapers, periodicals, radio, television, and cable. Part of the Gale Directory Library.
Our largest periodical resource. Articles from 11,000 periodicals and newspapers. Indexing starts in 1980; later years have majority in full-text. National Public Radio transcripts and audio. Machine translation into 8 languages. Save your searches and post RSS feeds.
Articles on health, medicine, and wellness from magazines, journals, and reference books. Also covers alternative medicine.
Full text from history reference books and periodicals. Plus historical documents, biographies, images, maps, and video. From EBSCO.
For students in Kindergarten through Grade 5. Content from children's magazines and reference books.
MasterFile Premier is designed for public library users and provides fulltext, online access to magazine articles, reference books, and primary source documents. It also includes an image collection of photos, maps, and flags.
Designed for middle school libraries, Middle Search Plus is a full-text database providing popular middle school magazines and reference books. It covers history, current events, science and sports. It also includes thousands of biographies and primary source documents, as well as over a million photos, maps and flags.
Archive of the Montgomery Times. Newspaper later became the African American Times after merging with the Prince George's Time.
Articles from The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, and two dozen other newspapers.
1980 to the present in full-text. Part of National Newspapers Premier from ProQuest.
1851-2014. Completely searchable images of every page.
Top newspapers and magazines from more than 120 countries. Just click Sign In, and select Library Card.
Primary Search offers full-text articles from popular children's magazines, easy-to-read encyclopedia entries, and a vast collection of images. Covers lots of topics from science, music, history, and more.
Articles from science magazines, peer-reviewed journals, and reference books, including topic overviews, experiments, and biographies.
Full-text articles from science periodicals, reference books, and encyclopedias.
Search the most recent US news content, as well as archives which stretch back to the 1980s. Includes the Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune, Wall Street Journal, and other national, regional, and local news sources.
1984 to the present in full-text. Part of National Newspapers Premier from ProQuest. 7/25/17: Browsing past issues is currently available onsite only. Searching and most recent issue are working remotely.
Consumer reviews of local services.
Unlimited digital access to WashingtonPost.com. Expert reporting and analysis from Washington and around the world, including award-winning investigative coverage and editorial commentary.
1996 to the present in full-text. Part of National Newspapers Premier from ProQuest.
1877-2004. Completely searchable images of every page.
Articles from popular Hispanic magazines. Articulos de revistas hispánicas populares.
Movies
A digital platform that provides access to a variety ebooks, audiobooks, comics, movies, music, and television shows. All content is available immediately - no holds required!
On-demand film streaming. Collection includes award-winning documentaries, rare and hard-to-find titles, film festival favorites, indie and classic films, and world cinema. Cardholders can access up to 10 films per month. Kanopy also offers Kanopy kids.
Over 250 performances of the world's leading plays, available in streaming video.
Music
Listen to music from America's past. Songs by and about African Americans, American Indians, immigrants, slaves, children, pioneers, and cowboys. Songs of Civil Rights, political campaigns, Prohibition, the Revolutionary War, the Civil War, anti-war protests.
Choral works, symphonies, operas, vocal and instrumental music, chamber music, and more. Ranges from medieval to contemporary music.
Scores for instrumental and vocal works of all types of classical music.
Listen to music from around the world in genres such as reggae, worldbeat, swing and jazz, plus traditional music including Indian classical, fado, flamenco, klezmer, and zydeco.
A digital platform that provides access to a variety ebooks, audiobooks, comics, movies, music, and television shows. All content is available immediately - no holds required!
Listen to streaming music from thousands of jazz artists, ensembles, albums, and genres.
Search across all of our streaming music resources at once. Music Online includes all the content of American Song, Classical Music Library, Classical Scores Library, Contemporary World Music, Jazz Music Library, and Smithsonian Global Sound. Music Online now includes almost 140,000 tracks of rock, pop, punk, new age, metal, holiday music, hip-hop, rap, electronic, film and theater soundtracks, and more, which are not in the sub-collections.
Listen to 45,000+ tracks of animal/nature sounds, dramatic performances, poetry, political speeches, war and protest songs, and traditional music performances from around the world.
Non-Profits & Charities
Find businesses in the U.S. and Canada by name, address, and phone number, as well as by type, size, and location. Find U.S. residences by name, address, or phone number. Search for jobs by type, keywords, geography, and estimated salary. Tutorials and webcasts.
Information about national, international, and local nonprofit and membership organizations. Part of the Gale Directory Library
Comprehensive data on grantmakers and grants. While libraries are closed, this is now temporarily available from home.
Information about 8,300 foundation and public charity programs that fund students, artists, researchers, and other individual grant seekers.
Mapping tool for grantmakers and grantseekers. In addition to grant data, maps can display demographic, socio-economic, and other data.
Demographics Now provides users with actionable demographic data to support market research and business planning.
This highly intuitive online planning tool has what you need to move through the entire business development cycle.
Our largest periodical resource. Articles from 11,000 periodicals and newspapers. Indexing starts in 1980; later years have majority in full-text. National Public Radio transcripts and audio. Machine translation into 8 languages. Save your searches and post RSS feeds.
Personal Finance
Investment reports on specific stocks and funds. Search for investments that meet your criteria.
Investment reports on stocks, bonds, and mutual funds, plus company profiles and the S&P Outlook. With a new Financial Literacy section.
Information and investment advice on stocks, industries, mutual funds, options, and convertibles.  Allows screening by various criteria to create prospect lists.
Religion
Full-text reference books on topics including business, history, law, literature, philosophy, psychology, religion, science, travel, and more. Fully searchable and browsable.
Articles, overviews, editorials, statistics, and primary sources on controversial social issues.
History, belief and practice, politics, and culture of the Islamic world, incorporating reference articles, primary sources, images, and timelines.
Points of View provides resources that present multiple sides of an issue. Students will find rich content that can help them assess and develop persuasive arguments and essays, better understand controversial issues, and develop critical thinking skills.
For middle and high school students. Articles from reference books and magazines, images, video, primary sources, and more. From Gale/Cengage.
Science
Supports student research. Search results include articles, essays, and primary source documents.
Offers the most complete collection of full-text reference resources available for middle schools.
Full-text reference books on topics including business, history, law, literature, philosophy, psychology, religion, science, travel, and more. Fully searchable and browsable.
MasterFile Premier is designed for public library users and provides fulltext, online access to magazine articles, reference books, and primary source documents. It also includes an image collection of photos, maps, and flags.
Designed for middle school libraries, Middle Search Plus is a full-text database providing popular middle school magazines and reference books. It covers history, current events, science and sports. It also includes thousands of biographies and primary source documents, as well as over a million photos, maps and flags.
Articles, overviews, editorials, statistics, and primary sources on controversial social issues.
Free access to 35K+ books, 30K+ hours of video, curated learning paths, case studies, interactive tutorials, audio books, and O'Reilly conference videos in areas such as information technology and software, business, digital media, and professional development.
Points of View provides resources that present multiple sides of an issue. Students will find rich content that can help them assess and develop persuasive arguments and essays, better understand controversial issues, and develop critical thinking skills.
Primary Search offers full-text articles from popular children's magazines, easy-to-read encyclopedia entries, and a vast collection of images. Covers lots of topics from science, music, history, and more.
Designed for middle school students, this database covers literature, science, social studies, and U.S. and world history topics.
Articles from science magazines, peer-reviewed journals, and reference books, including topic overviews, experiments, and biographies.
Full-text articles from science periodicals, reference books, and encyclopedias.
For middle and high school students. Articles from reference books and magazines, images, video, primary sources, and more. From Gale/Cengage.
TV Shows
A digital platform that provides access to a variety ebooks, audiobooks, comics, movies, music, and television shows. All content is available immediately - no holds required!
Teacher Resources
Offers thousands of education-related journal articles, books, and conference papers for students, teachers, and education professionals. Covers all levels of education.
Over 1100 full-text periodicals and reports covering issues, research, and practical techniques in education. See also ERIC free online. ERIC (Education Resources Information Center) indexes education journals, with a few in full-text, and provides full-text of many research and policy reports.
Highlights content relevant to teachers, including lessons plans, curriculum standards, and other professional development resources.
Teacher Reference Center provides indexing and abstracts for more than 230 peer-reviewed education journals.
Test Preparation
Live online tutoring, homework help, test prep and writing assistance for customers of all ages.
Benefits, career, and academic assistance support for Veterans.
Website for learners who want to practice their skills before taking the real DMV test. The site provides permit practice tests for the State of Maryland for cars, motorcycles, and CDL. Please note, these practice tests are for personal use only. Also includes the Maryland Driver's, Motorcycle, and CDL Handbooks.
LearningExpress Library features nearly 1,000 online tutorials, practice tests, and e-books to help customers of all ages. It offers job search and workplace skills improvement; skill building in reading, writing, math, and basic science; career certification and licensure exam prep; college and grad school entrance test prep; GED® test prep; and more.
Practice SAT, ACT, AP, TOEFL, GRE, LSAT, GED, SSAT, NCLEX, civil service, career, military exams and many more, with both interactive and eBook formats. Search for colleges and graduate programs by your own criteria.
Theater
Over 250 performances of the world's leading plays, available in streaming video.
World Languages
Una enciclopedia de conocimientos generales.
On-demand film streaming. Collection includes award-winning documentaries, rare and hard-to-find titles, film festival favorites, indie and classic films, and world cinema. Cardholders can access up to 10 films per month. Kanopy also offers Kanopy kids.
An online collection of animated, talking picture books. Includes story books, chapter books, nonfiction, videos, and more. Also includes e-books in French and Spanish.
Articles from popular Hispanic magazines. Articulos de revistas hispánicas populares.