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Brainfuse - HelpNow
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Brainfuse - VetNow
Creative Bug
Hoopla
Kanopy
LinkedIn Learning
Mango Languages
New York Times
OverDrive
O’Reilly for Public Libraries
PressReader
Rosetta Stone
Udemy (Gale)
Wall Street Journal
Washington Post

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Find out which of MCPL's online resources contains the full-text magazines, journals, and newspapers you seek.
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.
Your Source for Current, Accurate, Authoritative Auto Service and Repair Information. Auto Repair Source, powered by the automotive experts at MOTOR, contains step-by-step repair information, diagrams, maintenance schedules, parts and labor estimates, service bulletins and recall notices for all makes and models, with some model years going back to the 1970s.
Biographical profiles of the world’s most influential people. Includes news articles, videos, and primary sources covering international figures from all time periods and areas of study.
BookFlix is an engaging read-aloud experience that pairs animated stories with related nonfiction titles—including many Spanish pairs. For children, BookFlix supports both literacy and family time and reinforces early reading skills. Helps develop literacy skills and encourage a love for reading.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Explora is EBSCO's interface for Schools and Public Libraries. Designed to meet the unique needs of its users, Explora supports both student research and classroom instruction
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.
Grants to individuals information is now in Foundation Directory! Comprehensive data on grantmakers and grants. **This resource is only available on site at our branch locations. It cannot be accessed remotely**
Demographics Now provides users with actionable demographic data to support market research and business planning.
Learn how to start, finance, or manage your small business. Includes sample business plans, how to guides, articles, and more. Reference and periodical content covering all major areas of starting, operating and maintaining a business from financing, management, marketing, accounting, taxes and more.
Provides worldwide company information; worldwide industry overviews and research reports; case studies; economic and business statistics; journal articles. From Gale.
This highly intuitive online planning tool has what you need to move through the entire business development cycle.
Contains listings for radio and television stations and cable companies. Print media entries provide address; phone, fax numbers, and e-mail addresses; key personnel, including feature editors; and much more. Broadcast media entries provide address; phone, fax, and e-mail addresses; key personnel; owner information; hours of operation; networks carried and more. Scope includes U.S., Canadian, and international media. Part of the Gale Directory Library.
Full-text reference books on topics including business, history, law, literature, philosophy, psychology, religion, science, travel, and more. Fully searchable and browsable.
Designed for middle school students, this database covers literature, science, social studies, and U.S. and world history topics.
For students in Kindergarten through Grade 5. Content from children's magazines and reference books.
Explore thousands of topics across subjects including literature, science, history, and social issues using different sources.
Primary sources, critical articles, literary and cultural analysis, and biographies.
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.
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.
Search GuideStar for the most complete, up-to-date nonprofit data available. **Accessible only at our physical branch locations.**
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.
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!
Search across full-text Spanish- and Portuguese-language scholarly journals and magazines from and about Latin America. Articles from popular Hispanic magazines. Articulos de revistas hispánicas populares.
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 redeem monthly credits to view most titles, or access unlimited Kanopy Kids content.
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.
Access a wide selection of state-specific (and multi-state) legal forms and resources across the most popular legal areas.
Legal Information Source 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.
Explore amazing adventures in science, nature, culture, archaeology, and space. Best for children aged 6–14.
Unlimited digital access to The New York Times. Expert reporting and analysis, including award-winning investigative coverage and editorial commentary.
1980 to the present in full-text. Part of U.S. Newsstream from ProQuest.
1851-2019. 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.
Find overviews, news, and opinions on hundreds of today's important social issues.
Downloadable e-books, audiobooks, and e-magazines.
Covers African American history, including primary sources and biographies. Features the African American National Biography, Africana, and the Encyclopedia of African American History.
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.
Search thousands of college and graduate schools, identify scholarships, take practice tests, create resumes, and explore careers. 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.
Music Online: Popular Music Library from Alexander Street contains a wide range of popular music from around the world, including hundreds of thousands of tracks from major genres in pop music, including alternative, country, Christian, electronic, hip-hop, metal, punk, new age, R&B, reggae, rock, soundtracks and many more.
Top newspapers and magazines from more than 120 countries. Click "Sign In", then "Library or Group" and search for Montgomery County Public Library. Then enter your MCPL card number and PIN to browse or search titles.
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.
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 Source 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 motorcycles, 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.
Data on public and private companies, investment firms, capital transactions, and people. Provides sophisticated retrieval and personalization tools to create numerous reports.
Over 250 performances of the world's leading plays, available in streaming video.
Combining the most important video content types used in theatre education (filmed stage performances, master classes, documentaries, and training material) with previously unpublished production designs, reference texts, and top-of-the-line teaching tools, there really is no better way to bring the brilliance of stage right into the home or classroom.
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.
Access United States government information here
Uncover information on hundreds of the most significant people, events, and topics in U.S. history from a variety of sources. Reference articles, journal articles, primary sources, maps, and charts on topics in American history.
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. Formerly known as National Newspapers Premier.
Information and investment advice on stocks, industries, mutual funds, options, and convertibles.  Allows screening by various criteria to create prospect lists.
Access The Wall Street Journal from anywhere!
1984 to the present in full-text. Part of U.S. Newsstream from ProQuest.
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 U.S. Newsstream from ProQuest.
1877-2006. Completely searchable images of every page.
Searchable profiles of U.S. and international advertising agencies and public relations firms. Plus profiles of companies that advertise, including their brands and personnel.
Encyclopedia for students and adults, with multimedia content.
Uncover information on hundreds of the most significant people, events, and topics in world history from a variety of sources. Reference articles, journal articles, primary sources, maps, and charts on topics in world history.
Auto & Engine Repair
Your Source for Current, Accurate, Authoritative Auto Service and Repair Information. Auto Repair Source, powered by the automotive experts at MOTOR, contains step-by-step repair information, diagrams, maintenance schedules, parts and labor estimates, service bulletins and recall notices for all makes and models, with some model years going back to the 1970s.
Full-text collection of small engine repair manuals from Clymer (www.clymer.com). Includes engines for motorcycles, ATVs, personal water craft, snowmobiles, lawn mowers, tractors, snow blowers, generators, and more.
Biography
Biographical profiles of the world’s most influential people. Includes news articles, videos, and primary sources covering international figures from all time periods and areas of study.
Explora is EBSCO's interface for Schools and Public Libraries. Designed to meet the unique needs of its users, Explora supports both student research and classroom instruction
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.
Explore thousands of topics across subjects including literature, science, history, and social issues using different sources.
Primary sources, critical articles, literary and cultural analysis, and biographies.
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.
Articles from science magazines, peer-reviewed journals, and reference books, including topic overviews, experiments, and biographies.
Books & Literature
BookFlix is an engaging read-aloud experience that pairs animated stories with related nonfiction titles—including many Spanish pairs. For children, BookFlix supports both literacy and family time and reinforces early reading skills. Helps develop literacy skills and encourage a love for reading.
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.
Designed for middle school students, this database covers literature, science, social studies, and U.S. and world history topics.
Explore thousands of topics across subjects including literature, science, history, and social issues using different sources.
Primary sources, critical articles, literary and cultural analysis, and biographies.
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, audiobooks, and e-magazines.
This collection includes all volumes in the Scribner Writers series, including American Writers, British Writers, European Writers, and the World and Genre Writers Series.
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.
This online series features the content of more than 600 books that comprise three series - United States Authors, English Authors and World Authors.
Business
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.
Learn how to start, finance, or manage your small business. Includes sample business plans, how to guides, articles, and more. Reference and periodical content covering all major areas of starting, operating and maintaining a business from financing, management, marketing, accounting, taxes and more.
Provides worldwide company information; worldwide industry overviews and research reports; case studies; economic and business statistics; journal articles. From Gale.
This highly intuitive online planning tool has what you need to move through the entire business development cycle.
Full-text reference books on topics including business, history, law, literature, philosophy, psychology, religion, science, travel, and more. Fully searchable and browsable.
Explore thousands of topics across subjects including literature, science, history, and social issues using different sources.
Access a wide selection of state-specific (and multi-state) legal forms and resources across the most popular legal areas.
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.
Find overviews, news, and opinions on hundreds of today's important 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 Source 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.
Data on public and private companies, investment firms, capital transactions, and people. Provides sophisticated retrieval and personalization tools to create numerous reports.
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.
Searchable profiles of U.S. and international advertising agencies and public relations firms. Plus profiles of companies that advertise, including their brands and personnel.
Computers & Technology
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.
Find overviews, news, and opinions on hundreds of today's important 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.
Articles from science magazines, peer-reviewed journals, and reference books, including topic overviews, experiments, and biographies.
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.
Articles on health, medicine, and wellness from magazines, journals, and reference books. Also covers alternative medicine.
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.
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
Grants to individuals information is now in Foundation Directory! Comprehensive data on grantmakers and grants. **This resource is only available on site at our branch locations. It cannot be accessed remotely**
Contains listings for radio and television stations and cable companies. Print media entries provide address; phone, fax numbers, and e-mail addresses; key personnel, including feature editors; and much more. Broadcast media entries provide address; phone, fax, and e-mail addresses; key personnel; owner information; hours of operation; networks carried and more. Scope includes U.S., Canadian, and international media. Part of the Gale Directory Library.
Search GuideStar for the most complete, up-to-date nonprofit data available. **Accessible only at our physical branch locations.**
Early Learning
BookFlix is an engaging read-aloud experience that pairs animated stories with related nonfiction titles—including many Spanish pairs. For children, BookFlix supports both literacy and family time and reinforces early reading skills. Helps develop literacy skills and encourage a love for reading.
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
Una enciclopedia de conocimientos generales.
Information about national, international, and local nonprofit and membership organizations. Part of the Gale Directory Library
Full-text reference books on topics including business, history, law, literature, philosophy, psychology, religion, science, travel, and more. Fully searchable and browsable.
Reference works about U.S. and World History.
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.
Explora is EBSCO's interface for Schools and Public Libraries. Designed to meet the unique needs of its users, Explora supports both student research and classroom instruction
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.
For students in Kindergarten through Grade 5. Content from children's magazines and reference books.
Explore thousands of topics across subjects including literature, science, history, and social issues using different sources.
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.
Find overviews, news, and opinions on hundreds of today's important 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.
History
Explora is EBSCO's interface for Schools and Public Libraries. Designed to meet the unique needs of its users, Explora supports both student research and classroom instruction
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.
Designed for middle school students, this database covers literature, science, social studies, and U.S. and world history topics.
For students in Kindergarten through Grade 5. Content from children's magazines and reference books.
Explore thousands of topics across subjects including literature, science, history, and social issues using different sources.
Full text from history reference books and periodicals. Plus historical documents, biographies, images, maps, and video. From EBSCO.
Reference works about U.S. and World History.
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.
A custom collection of over 400 journals, covering all aspects of the past and current state of military affairs. Key subjects include socioeconomic effects of war, governmental policies, the structure of armed forces, and many more.
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.
Find overviews, news, and opinions on hundreds of today's important social issues.
Covers African American history, including primary sources and biographies. Features the African American National Biography, Africana, and the Encyclopedia of African American History.
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.
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.
Access United States government information here
Uncover information on hundreds of the most significant people, events, and topics in U.S. history from a variety of sources. Reference articles, journal articles, primary sources, maps, and charts on topics in American history.
1877-2006. Completely searchable images of every page.
Encyclopedia for students and adults, with multimedia content.
Uncover information on hundreds of the most significant people, events, and topics in world history from a variety of sources. Reference articles, journal articles, primary sources, maps, and charts on topics in world history.
Homework Help
Live online tutoring, homework help, test prep and writing assistance for customers of all ages.
Una enciclopedia de conocimientos generales.
Explora is EBSCO's interface for Schools and Public Libraries. Designed to meet the unique needs of its users, Explora supports both student research and classroom instruction
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.
Designed for middle school students, this database covers literature, science, social studies, and U.S. and world history topics.
For students in Kindergarten through Grade 5. Content from children's magazines and reference books.
Explore thousands of topics across subjects including literature, science, history, and social issues using different sources.
Primary sources, critical articles, literary and cultural analysis, and biographies.
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.
Full text from history reference books and periodicals. Plus historical documents, biographies, images, maps, and video. From EBSCO.
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.
Literary criticism and biographies from journals 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.
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.
Find overviews, news, and opinions on hundreds of today's important 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.
Articles from science magazines, peer-reviewed journals, and reference books, including topic overviews, experiments, and biographies.
Uncover information on hundreds of the most significant people, events, and topics in U.S. history from a variety of sources. Reference articles, journal articles, primary sources, maps, and charts on topics in American history.
Encyclopedia for students and adults, with multimedia content.
Uncover information on hundreds of the most significant people, events, and topics in world history from a variety of sources. Reference articles, journal articles, primary sources, maps, and charts on topics in world history.
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.
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.
Search thousands of college and graduate schools, identify scholarships, take practice tests, create resumes, and explore careers. 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.
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.
Full-text reference books on topics including business, history, law, literature, philosophy, psychology, religion, science, travel, and more. Fully searchable and browsable.
Reference works about U.S. and World History.
Access a wide selection of state-specific (and multi-state) legal forms and resources across the most popular legal areas.
Legal Information Source is designed to provide the general public access to a variety of legal information including consumer legal reference books and thousands of legal forms.
Find overviews, news, and opinions on hundreds of today's important social issues.
Search thousands of college and graduate schools, identify scholarships, take practice tests, create resumes, and explore careers. 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.
Access United States government information here
Lifelong Learning
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.
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.
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.
This collection consists of deaf-related eBooks and audiobooks from OverDrive. Customers can access the content by logging on using their library card.
Improve your basic digital literacy skills in 3 areas: essential computer skills, essential software skills, and using technology in daily life.
Downloadable e-books, audiobooks, and e-magazines.
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.
Search thousands of college and graduate schools, identify scholarships, take practice tests, create resumes, and explore careers. 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.
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.
Biographical profiles of the world’s most influential people. Includes news articles, videos, and primary sources covering international figures from all time periods and areas of study.
Offers thousands of education-related journal articles, books, and conference papers for students, teachers, and education professionals. Covers all levels of education.
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.
Contains listings for radio and television stations and cable companies. Print media entries provide address; phone, fax numbers, and e-mail addresses; key personnel, including feature editors; and much more. Broadcast media entries provide address; phone, fax, and e-mail addresses; key personnel; owner information; hours of operation; networks carried and more. Scope includes U.S., Canadian, and international media. Part of the Gale Directory Library.
Designed for middle school students, this database covers literature, science, social studies, and U.S. and world history topics.
For students in Kindergarten through Grade 5. Content from children's magazines and reference books.
Explore thousands of topics across subjects including literature, science, history, and social issues using different sources.
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.
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.
Search across full-text Spanish- and Portuguese-language scholarly journals and magazines from and about Latin America. Articles from popular Hispanic magazines. Articulos de revistas hispánicas populares.
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.
Unlimited digital access to The New York Times. Expert reporting and analysis, including award-winning investigative coverage and editorial commentary.
1980 to the present in full-text. Part of U.S. Newsstream from ProQuest.
1851-2019. Completely searchable images of every page.
Find overviews, news, and opinions on hundreds of today's important social issues.
Top newspapers and magazines from more than 120 countries. Click "Sign In", then "Library or Group" and search for Montgomery County Public Library. Then enter your MCPL card number and PIN to browse or search titles.
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.
Uncover information on hundreds of the most significant people, events, and topics in U.S. history from a variety of sources. Reference articles, journal articles, primary sources, maps, and charts on topics in American history.
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. Formerly known as National Newspapers Premier.
Access The Wall Street Journal from anywhere!
1984 to the present in full-text. Part of U.S. Newsstream from ProQuest.
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 U.S. Newsstream from ProQuest.
1877-2006. Completely searchable images of every page.
Uncover information on hundreds of the most significant people, events, and topics in world history from a variety of sources. Reference articles, journal articles, primary sources, maps, and charts on topics in world history.
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 redeem monthly credits to view most titles, or access unlimited Kanopy Kids content.
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.
Over 250 performances of the world's leading plays, available in streaming video.
Combining the most important video content types used in theatre education (filmed stage performances, master classes, documentaries, and training material) with previously unpublished production designs, reference texts, and top-of-the-line teaching tools, there really is no better way to bring the brilliance of stage right into the home or classroom.
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.
Music Online: Popular Music Library from Alexander Street contains a wide range of popular music from around the world, including hundreds of thousands of tracks from major genres in pop music, including alternative, country, Christian, electronic, hip-hop, metal, punk, new age, R&B, reggae, rock, soundtracks and many 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.
Combining the most important video content types used in theatre education (filmed stage performances, master classes, documentaries, and training material) with previously unpublished production designs, reference texts, and top-of-the-line teaching tools, there really is no better way to bring the brilliance of stage right into the home or classroom.
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
Grants to individuals information is now in Foundation Directory! Comprehensive data on grantmakers and grants. **This resource is only available on site at our branch locations. It cannot be accessed remotely**
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.
Search GuideStar for the most complete, up-to-date nonprofit data available. **Accessible only at our physical branch locations.**
Performing Arts
Scores for instrumental and vocal works of all types of classical music.
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.
Over 250 performances of the world's leading plays, available in streaming video.
Combining the most important video content types used in theatre education (filmed stage performances, master classes, documentaries, and training material) with previously unpublished production designs, reference texts, and top-of-the-line teaching tools, there really is no better way to bring the brilliance of stage right into the home or classroom.
Personal Finance
Investment reports on specific stocks and funds. Search for investments that meet your criteria.
Data on public and private companies, investment firms, capital transactions, and people. Provides sophisticated retrieval and personalization tools to create numerous reports.
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.
Explore thousands of topics across subjects including literature, science, history, and social issues using different sources.
Find overviews, news, and opinions on hundreds of today's important 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.
This custom collection provides coverage of different religions, philosophies and how they impact our daily lives. Two hundred and fifty subject-appropriate full-text periodicals are included.
Science
Live online tutoring, homework help, test prep and writing assistance for customers of all ages.
Explora is EBSCO's interface for Schools and Public Libraries. Designed to meet the unique needs of its users, Explora supports both student research and classroom instruction
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.
Designed for middle school students, this database covers literature, science, social studies, and U.S. and world history topics.
For students in Kindergarten through Grade 5. Content from children's magazines and reference books.
Explore thousands of topics across subjects including literature, science, history, and social issues using different sources.
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.
Explore amazing adventures in science, nature, culture, archaeology, and space. Best for children aged 6–14.
Find overviews, news, and opinions on hundreds of today's important 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.
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.
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
BookFlix is an engaging read-aloud experience that pairs animated stories with related nonfiction titles—including many Spanish pairs. For children, BookFlix supports both literacy and family time and reinforces early reading skills. Helps develop literacy skills and encourage a love for reading.
Live online tutoring, homework help, test prep and writing assistance for customers of all ages.
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.
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.
For students in Kindergarten through Grade 5. Content from children's magazines and reference books.
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 criticism and biographies from journals 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.
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.
Find overviews, news, and opinions on hundreds of today's important 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.
Search thousands of college and graduate schools, identify scholarships, take practice tests, create resumes, and explore careers. 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.
Test Preparation
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.
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.
Search thousands of college and graduate schools, identify scholarships, take practice tests, create resumes, and explore careers. 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.
World Languages
BookFlix is an engaging read-aloud experience that pairs animated stories with related nonfiction titles—including many Spanish pairs. For children, BookFlix supports both literacy and family time and reinforces early reading skills. Helps develop literacy skills and encourage a love for reading.
Live online tutoring, homework help, test prep and writing assistance for customers of all ages.
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.
Una enciclopedia de conocimientos generales.
Search across full-text Spanish- and Portuguese-language scholarly journals and magazines from and about Latin America. Articles from popular Hispanic magazines. Articulos de revistas hispánicas populares.
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 redeem monthly credits to view most titles, or access unlimited Kanopy Kids content.
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.
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.