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  • A-Z Magazine and Newspaper Locator (Full Text Finder)

    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.

  • ¡Informe!

    Articles from popular Hispanic magazines. Articulos de revistas hispánicas populares.

  • Advertising Redbooks

    Searchable profiles of U.S. and international advertising agencies and public relations firms. Plus profiles of companies that advertise, including their brands and personnel. MCPL has a limited number of concurrent users on this product. If you can't get in, clear your browser's Temporary Internet Files, and try again after a while.

  • Africa: An Encylopedia for Students

    Full-text title from Gale Virtual Reference Library.

  • American Song

    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.

  • APS (American Physical Society) Journals

    Physics journal articles. In-Library Access Only.

  • Artemis Literary Sources

    Primary sources, critical articles, literary and cultural analysis, and biographies.

  • Auto Repair Source

    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.

  • Biography in Context

    Biographical articles from reference books and periodicals. (Previously called Biography Resource Center.)

  • BookFlix

    An online literacy resource that pairs classic video storybooks from Weston Woods with related nonfiction e-books from Scholastic.

  • Books & Authors

    Book discovery and readers' advisory website, with read-alikes and suggestions, award lists, series lists, author information, reviews, and reader ratings.

  • Brainfuse HelpNow

    Live online tutoring, homework help, test prep and writing assistance for customers of all ages.

  • Brainfuse JobNow

    Live online coaching and resources for resume, interview prep and career planning.

  • Brainfuse VetNow

    Benefits, career, and academic assistance support for Veterans.

  • Business Insights: Global

    Provides worldwide company information; worldwide industry overviews and research reports; case studies; economic and business statistics; journal articles. From Gale.

  • Business Plans Handbook Series

    Contains almost 300 model business plans for various types of small business.

  • Business Source Premier

    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.

  • Career Online High School

    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. MCPL has a limited number of scholarships, enabling successful applicants to enroll in the program free of charge. Please email us at: MCPL.COHS@montgomerycountymd.gov to request more information and next steps.

  • Classical Music Library

    Choral works, symphonies, operas, vocal and instrumental music, chamber music, and more. Ranges from medieval to contemporary music.

  • Classical Scores Library

    Scores for instrumental and vocal works of all types of classical music. Listen along when pieces are also in the Classical Music Library.

  • Consumer Reports Articles

    Access full-text of Consumer Reports using Explora Public Libraries. Go to Advanced Search, type Consumer Reports in the Publication box, and select Search.

  • Contemporary World 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.

  • Creativebug

    Nurture your creative side with 1,000+ video classes on painting, knitting, crafting, sewing, and more! Most videos are captioned.

  • Custom Newspapers

    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.

  • Data Axle Reference Solutions

    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.

    NOTE: Data Axle Reference Solutions was formerly ReferenceUSA

  • Driving-Tests.org

    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.

  • EBSCO Discovery Service

    Search across all of our EBSCO periodical and reference products.

  • EBSCOhost E-Books

    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.

  • Education Source

    Offers thousands of education-related journal articles, books, and conference papers for students, teachers, and education professionals. Covers all levels of education.

  • Educator's Reference Complete

    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.

  • Enciclopedia Estudiantil Hallazgos

    Una enciclopedia de conocimientos generales.

  • Encyclopedia of Associations

    Information about national, international, and local nonprofit and membership organizations. Part of the Gale Directory Library

  • Explora Educator's Edition

    Highlights content relevant to teachers, including lessons plans, curriculum standards, and other professional development resources.

  • Explora Primary School

    Designed specifically for elementary school students, this database provides access to popular full-text magazines for elementary school research.

  • Explora Public Libraries

    Supports student research. Search results include articles, essays, and primary source documents.

  • Explora Secondary Schools

    Offers the most complete collection of full-text reference resources available for middle schools.

  • Flipster

    Read current and back issues of your favorite adult and children’s magazines online.

    Get the app: iOS | Android | Android for Kindle

  • Foundation Directory Online - Professional

    Comprehensive data on grantmakers and grants. While libraries are closed, this is now temporarily available from home.

  • Foundation Grants to Individuals Online

    Information about 8,300 foundation and public charity programs that fund students, artists, researchers, and other individual grant seekers. (Available only at the Rockville Memorial Library, which is a partner in the Foundation Center's Funding Information Network.)

  • Foundation Maps - Professional

    Mapping tool for grantmakers and grantseekers. In addition to grant data, maps can display demographic, socio-economic, and other data. (Available only at the Rockville Memorial Library, which is Cooperating Collection of the Foundation Center.)

  • Gale Business: Demographics Now

    Demographics Now provides users with actionable demographic data to support market research and business planning.

  • Gale Business: Entrepreneurship

    Reference and periodical content covering all major areas of starting, operating and maintaining a business from financing, management, marketing, accounting, taxes and more.

  • Gale Business: Plan Builder

    This highly intuitive online planning tool has what you need to move through the entire business development cycle.

  • Gale Courses

    High-quality, free courses and career training programs entirely over the Internet.

  • Gale Directory of Publications and Broadcast Media

    Directory of newspapers, periodicals, radio, television, and cable. Part of the Gale Directory Library.

  • Gale Encyclopedia of American Law

    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.

  • 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 OneFile

    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.

  • Health & Wellness Resource Center

    Articles on health, medicine, and wellness from magazines, journals, and reference books. Also covers alternative medicine.

  • HeritageQuest Online

    Rich resource for genealogists, including Census and U.S. military records and full-text family and local histories. Help with printing Census records.

  • History in Context - U.S.

    Reference articles, journal articles, primary sources, maps, and charts on topics in American history. From Gale/Cengage.

  • History in Context - World

    Reference articles, journal articles, primary sources, maps, and charts on topics in world history. From Gale/Cengage.

  • History Reference Center

    Full text from history reference books and periodicals. Plus historical documents, biographies, images, maps, and video. From EBSCO.

  • Hoopla

    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!

    Get the app: iOS | Android

  • Jazz Music Library

    Listen to streaming music from thousands of jazz artists, ensembles, albums, and genres.

  • Kanopy

    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.

  • Kids InfoBits

    For students in Kindergarten through Grade 5. Content from children's magazines and reference books.

  • LearningExpress Library

    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.

  • Legal Forms

    General forms as well as forms specific to Maryland. From Gale.

  • Legal Information Reference Center

    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

    LinkedIn Learning is a leading online learning platform that helps anyone learn business, software, technology and creative skills to achieve personal and professional goals.

    When using the mobile app, MCPL's Library ID is www.linkedin.com/learning-login/go/mcplmd

  • Literary Reference Center Plus

    Literary Reference Center includes thousands of summaries, critical essays, book reviews, literary journal articles, and author biographies.

  • Literature Resource Center

    Literary criticism and biographies from journals and reference books.

  • Mango Languages

    Online language courses, emphasizing conversational skills. Covers more than 70 languages, plus English courses for speakers of about 20 languages. Mango Languages has apps for Apple devices and for Android devices.  To use the app, first log in to the Mango website with your library card number, and create your Mango account. Then download the app to your device.

    Get the app: iOS | Android | Android for Kindle

  • Maryland Deaf Culture Digital Library

    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

    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.

  • Middle Search Plus

    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.

  • Montgomery Times

    Archive of the Montgomery Times. Newspaper later became the African American Times after merging with the Prince George's Time.

  • Morningstar Investment Research Center

    Investment reports on specific stocks and funds. Search for investments that meet your criteria.

  • Music Online

    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 ofrock, pop, punk, new age, metal, holiday music, hip-hop, rap, electronic, film and theater soundtracks, and more, which are not in the subcollections.

  • National Newspapers Premier from ProQuest

    Articles from The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, and two dozen other newspapers. Funded in part by the Friends of the Library, Potomac Branch Chapter.

  • New York Times

    1980 to the present in full-text. Use these specific links for the full-text coverage of the NYT Book Review and the Sunday NYT Magazine, beginning in 1986. Part of National Newspapers Premier from ProQuest.

  • New York Times Historical

    1851-2014. Available only at the Rockville Memorial Library. Completely searchable images of every page.

  • Northstar

    Improve your basic digital literacy skills in 3 areas: essential computer skills, essential software skills, and using technology in daily life.

  • NoveList K-8 Plus

    Find good books, fiction and nonfiction, for kids and teens. Kid-friendly, with recommended reading lists, read-alikes, award winners, series titles, and more.

  • NoveList Plus

    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.

  • O’Reilly for Public Libraries

    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; professional and personal development; and desktop and web applications. Note: These titles are not downloadable. Read them from within your browser.

    MCPL has a limited number of concurrent users on this product. If you can't get in, clear your browser's Temporary Internet Files, and try again after a while.

  • Opposing Viewpoints

    Articles, overviews, editorials, statistics, and primary sources on controversial social issues.

  • Overdrive

    Downloadable e-books and audiobooks.

    Get the app: iOS | Android

  • Oxford African American Studies Center

    Covers African American history, including primary sources and biographies. Features the African American National Biography, Africana, and the Encyclopedia of African American History.

  • Oxford English Dictionary

    Word entries include definitions, pronunciation, and history, with quotations that trace usage over time.

  • Oxford Islamic Studies Online

    History, belief and practice, politics, and culture of the Islamic world, incorporating reference articles, primary sources, images, and timelines.

  • Peterson’s Test and Career Prep

    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 Reference Center

    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.

  • PressReader

    Top newspapers and magazines from more than 120 countries. Just click Sign In, and select Library Card.

  • Primary Search

    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.

  • Research in Context

    Designed for middle school students, this database covers literature, science, social studies, and U.S. and world history topics.

  • Rosetta Stone

    Rosetta Stone courses offer learning for 30 different languages.

    Note for all users: The language can only be changed from the main login page. If you choose the wrong language, you will need to log out and log back in again.

    Mobile users need to:

    1. Enter Rosetta Stone through the language learning webpage. iOS users must use Safari web browser.
    2. Set up or sign into your account.
    3. Click on Launch Rosetta Stone Language Lessons Version 3.
    4. If you have not downloaded the Rosetta Stone app on your device you will be prompted to download it. If you have already downloaded it, you will be asked if you want to open in the app.
    5. When the app starts, it will launch the lessons for the language you selected.

    Need help setting up the app? This is the help page explaining the entire process and this is our portal URL: https://s9108768.rosettastoneenterprise.com/en-US. You may also need our namespace, which is: s9108768.

    Get the app: iOS | Android | Android for Kindle

  • Science in Context

    Articles from science magazines, peer-reviewed journals, and reference books, including topic overviews, experiments, and biographies. From Gale/Cengage.

  • Science Reference Center

    Full-text articles from science periodicals, reference books, and encyclopedias. From EBSCO.

  • Small Business Reference Center

    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.

  • Small Engine Repair Reference Center

    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.

  • Smithsonian Global Sound

    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.

  • Standard and Poor's NetAdvantage

    Investment reports on stocks, bonds, and mutual funds, plus company profiles and the S&P Outlook. With a new Financial Literacy section.

  • Student Resources in Context

    For middle and high school students. Articles from reference books and magazines, images, video, primary sources, and more. From Gale/Cengage.

  • Teacher Reference Center

    Teacher Reference Center provides indexing and abstracts for more than 230 peer-reviewed education journals.

  • Theatre in Video

    Over 250 performances of the world's leading plays, available in streaming video. Bookmark specific scenes or speeches and create your own playlists. Includes documentaries about theater. Flash Player 8 and a minimum of 400kbps of bandwidth are required.

  • TumbleBooks

    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.

  • Udemy

    Top-rated courses from Udemy that offer upskilling in the areas of business, tech, and personal development across 75+ different categories.

  • US Newsstream

    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.

  • Value Line

    Information and investment advice on stocks, industries, mutual funds, options, and convertibles.  Allows screening by various criteria to create prospect lists.

  • Wall Street Journal

    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.

  • Washington Consumers' Checkbook

    Consumer reviews of local services. 

  • Washington Post

    Unlimited digital access to WashingtonPost.com. Expert reporting and analysis from Washington and around the world, including award-winning investigative coverage and editorial commentary.

  • Washington Post (via Proquest)

    1996 to the present in full-text. Part of National Newspapers Premier from ProQuest.

  • Washington Post Historical

    1877-2004. Completely searchable images of every page.

  • World Book Online

    Encyclopedia for students and adults, with multimedia content.

    • Auto Repair Source

      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.

    • Small Engine Repair Reference Center

      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.

    • Artemis Literary Sources

      Primary sources, critical articles, literary and cultural analysis, and biographies.

    • Biography in Context

      Biographical articles from reference books and periodicals. (Previously called Biography Resource Center.)

    • Explora Public Libraries

      Supports student research. Search results include articles, essays, and primary source documents.

    • Explora Secondary Schools

      Offers the most complete collection of full-text reference resources available for middle schools.

    • Literary Reference Center Plus

      Literary Reference Center includes thousands of summaries, critical essays, book reviews, literary journal articles, and author biographies.

    • Literature Resource Center

      Literary criticism and biographies from journals and reference books.

    • MasterFile Premier

      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.

    • Middle Search Plus

      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.

    • Oxford African American Studies Center

      Covers African American history, including primary sources and biographies. Features the African American National Biography, Africana, and the Encyclopedia of African American History.

    • Oxford Islamic Studies Online

      History, belief and practice, politics, and culture of the Islamic world, incorporating reference articles, primary sources, images, and timelines.

    • Science in Context

      Articles from science magazines, peer-reviewed journals, and reference books, including topic overviews, experiments, and biographies. From Gale/Cengage.

    • Student Resources in Context

      For middle and high school students. Articles from reference books and magazines, images, video, primary sources, and more. From Gale/Cengage.

    • Artemis Literary Sources

      Primary sources, critical articles, literary and cultural analysis, and biographies.

    • BookFlix

      An online literacy resource that pairs classic video storybooks from Weston Woods with related nonfiction e-books from Scholastic.

    • Books & Authors

      Book discovery and readers' advisory website, with read-alikes and suggestions, award lists, series lists, author information, reviews, and reader ratings.

    • EBSCOhost E-Books

      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.

    • 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.

    • Literary Reference Center Plus

      Literary Reference Center includes thousands of summaries, critical essays, book reviews, literary journal articles, and author biographies.

    • Literature Resource Center

      Literary criticism and biographies from journals and reference books.

    • Maryland Deaf Culture Digital Library

      This collection consists of deaf-related eBooks and audiobooks from OverDrive. Customers can access the content by logging on using their library card.

    • NoveList K-8 Plus

      Find good books, fiction and nonfiction, for kids and teens. Kid-friendly, with recommended reading lists, read-alikes, award winners, series titles, and more.

    • NoveList Plus

      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.

    • Overdrive

      Downloadable e-books and audiobooks.

      Get the app: iOS | Android

    • Research in Context

      Designed for middle school students, this database covers literature, science, social studies, and U.S. and world history topics.

    • Student Resources in Context

      For middle and high school students. Articles from reference books and magazines, images, video, primary sources, and more. From Gale/Cengage.

    • TumbleBooks

      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.

    • Advertising Redbooks

      Searchable profiles of U.S. and international advertising agencies and public relations firms. Plus profiles of companies that advertise, including their brands and personnel. MCPL has a limited number of concurrent users on this product. If you can't get in, clear your browser's Temporary Internet Files, and try again after a while.

    • Business Insights: Global

      Provides worldwide company information; worldwide industry overviews and research reports; case studies; economic and business statistics; journal articles. From Gale.

    • Business Plans Handbook Series

      Contains almost 300 model business plans for various types of small business.

    • Business Source Premier

      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.

    • Data Axle Reference Solutions

      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.

      NOTE: Data Axle Reference Solutions was formerly ReferenceUSA

    • Explora Public Libraries

      Supports student research. Search results include articles, essays, and primary source documents.

    • Explora Secondary Schools

      Offers the most complete collection of full-text reference resources available for middle schools.

    • Gale Business: Demographics Now

      Demographics Now provides users with actionable demographic data to support market research and business planning.

    • Gale Business: Entrepreneurship

      Reference and periodical content covering all major areas of starting, operating and maintaining a business from financing, management, marketing, accounting, taxes and more.

    • Gale Business: Plan Builder

      This highly intuitive online planning tool has what you need to move through the entire business development cycle.

    • Gale Courses

      High-quality, free courses and career training programs entirely over the Internet.

    • 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.

    • Legal Forms

      General forms as well as forms specific to Maryland. From Gale.

    • LinkedIn Learning

      LinkedIn Learning is a leading online learning platform that helps anyone learn business, software, technology and creative skills to achieve personal and professional goals.

      When using the mobile app, MCPL's Library ID is www.linkedin.com/learning-login/go/mcplmd

    • MasterFile Premier

      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.

    • Morningstar Investment Research Center

      Investment reports on specific stocks and funds. Search for investments that meet your criteria.

    • O’Reilly for Public Libraries

      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; professional and personal development; and desktop and web applications. Note: These titles are not downloadable. Read them from within your browser.

      MCPL has a limited number of concurrent users on this product. If you can't get in, clear your browser's Temporary Internet Files, and try again after a while.

    • Opposing Viewpoints

      Articles, overviews, editorials, statistics, and primary sources on controversial social issues.

    • Points of View Reference Center

      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

      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.

    • Standard and Poor's NetAdvantage

      Investment reports on stocks, bonds, and mutual funds, plus company profiles and the S&P Outlook. With a new Financial Literacy section.

    • Student Resources in Context

      For middle and high school students. Articles from reference books and magazines, images, video, primary sources, and more. From Gale/Cengage.

    • Udemy

      Top-rated courses from Udemy that offer upskilling in the areas of business, tech, and personal development across 75+ different categories.

    • Value Line

      Information and investment advice on stocks, industries, mutual funds, options, and convertibles.  Allows screening by various criteria to create prospect lists.

    • Gale Courses

      High-quality, free courses and career training programs entirely over the Internet.

    • LinkedIn Learning

      LinkedIn Learning is a leading online learning platform that helps anyone learn business, software, technology and creative skills to achieve personal and professional goals.

      When using the mobile app, MCPL's Library ID is www.linkedin.com/learning-login/go/mcplmd

    • Northstar

      Improve your basic digital literacy skills in 3 areas: essential computer skills, essential software skills, and using technology in daily life.

    • O’Reilly for Public Libraries

      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; professional and personal development; and desktop and web applications. Note: These titles are not downloadable. Read them from within your browser.

      MCPL has a limited number of concurrent users on this product. If you can't get in, clear your browser's Temporary Internet Files, and try again after a while.

    • Opposing Viewpoints

      Articles, overviews, editorials, statistics, and primary sources on controversial social issues.

    • Points of View Reference Center

      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.

    • Udemy

      Top-rated courses from Udemy that offer upskilling in the areas of business, tech, and personal development across 75+ different categories.

    • Creativebug

      Nurture your creative side with 1,000+ video classes on painting, knitting, crafting, sewing, and more! Most videos are captioned.

    • LinkedIn Learning

      LinkedIn Learning is a leading online learning platform that helps anyone learn business, software, technology and creative skills to achieve personal and professional goals.

      When using the mobile app, MCPL's Library ID is www.linkedin.com/learning-login/go/mcplmd

    • Oxford English Dictionary

      Word entries include definitions, pronunciation, and history, with quotations that trace usage over time.

    • Data Axle Reference Solutions

      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.

      NOTE: Data Axle Reference Solutions was formerly ReferenceUSA

    • Encyclopedia of Associations

      Information about national, international, and local nonprofit and membership organizations. Part of the Gale Directory Library

    • Gale Directory of Publications and Broadcast Media

      Directory of newspapers, periodicals, radio, television, and cable. Part of the Gale Directory Library.

    • BookFlix

      An online literacy resource that pairs classic video storybooks from Weston Woods with related nonfiction e-books from Scholastic.

    • TumbleBooks

      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.

    • Africa: An Encylopedia for Students

      Full-text title from Gale Virtual Reference Library.

    • Enciclopedia Estudiantil Hallazgos

      Una enciclopedia de conocimientos generales.

    • Encyclopedia of Associations

      Information about national, international, and local nonprofit and membership organizations. Part of the Gale Directory Library

    • Gale Encyclopedia of American Law

      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.

    • 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.

    • Oxford African American Studies Center

      Covers African American history, including primary sources and biographies. Features the African American National Biography, Africana, and the Encyclopedia of African American History.

    • Science Reference Center

      Full-text articles from science periodicals, reference books, and encyclopedias. From EBSCO.

    • World Book Online

      Encyclopedia for students and adults, with multimedia content.

    • HeritageQuest Online

      Rich resource for genealogists, including Census and U.S. military records and full-text family and local histories. Help with printing Census records.

    • Data Axle Reference Solutions

      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.

      NOTE: Data Axle Reference Solutions was formerly ReferenceUSA

    • Explora Public Libraries

      Supports student research. Search results include articles, essays, and primary source documents.

    • Explora Secondary Schools

      Offers the most complete collection of full-text reference resources available for middle schools.

    • Gale Courses

      High-quality, free courses and career training programs entirely over the Internet.

    • 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.

    • Health & Wellness Resource Center

      Articles on health, medicine, and wellness from magazines, journals, and reference books. Also covers alternative medicine.

    • MasterFile Premier

      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.

    • Opposing Viewpoints

      Articles, overviews, editorials, statistics, and primary sources on controversial social issues.

    • Points of View Reference Center

      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.

    • Student Resources in Context

      For middle and high school students. Articles from reference books and magazines, images, video, primary sources, and more. From Gale/Cengage.

    • Explora Public Libraries

      Supports student research. Search results include articles, essays, and primary source documents.

    • Explora Secondary Schools

      Offers the most complete collection of full-text reference resources available for middle schools.

    • 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.

    • History in Context - U.S.

      Reference articles, journal articles, primary sources, maps, and charts on topics in American history. From Gale/Cengage.

    • History in Context - World

      Reference articles, journal articles, primary sources, maps, and charts on topics in world history. From Gale/Cengage.

    • History Reference Center

      Full text from history reference books and periodicals. Plus historical documents, biographies, images, maps, and video. From EBSCO.

    • MasterFile Premier

      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.

    • Middle Search Plus

      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.

    • Oxford African American Studies Center

      Covers African American history, including primary sources and biographies. Features the African American National Biography, Africana, and the Encyclopedia of African American History.

    • Oxford Islamic Studies Online

      History, belief and practice, politics, and culture of the Islamic world, incorporating reference articles, primary sources, images, and timelines.

    • Primary Search

      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.

    • Research in Context

      Designed for middle school students, this database covers literature, science, social studies, and U.S. and world history topics.

    • Student Resources in Context

      For middle and high school students. Articles from reference books and magazines, images, video, primary sources, and more. From Gale/Cengage.

    • Washington Post Historical

      1877-2004. Completely searchable images of every page.

    • World Book Online

      Encyclopedia for students and adults, with multimedia content.

    • BookFlix

      An online literacy resource that pairs classic video storybooks from Weston Woods with related nonfiction e-books from Scholastic.

    • Brainfuse HelpNow

      Live online tutoring, homework help, test prep and writing assistance for customers of all ages.

    • Explora Primary School

      Designed specifically for elementary school students, this database provides access to popular full-text magazines for elementary school research.

    • Explora Public Libraries

      Supports student research. Search results include articles, essays, and primary source documents.

    • Explora Secondary Schools

      Offers the most complete collection of full-text reference resources available for middle schools.

    • Kids InfoBits

      For students in Kindergarten through Grade 5. Content from children's magazines and reference books.

    • Middle Search Plus

      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.

    • Opposing Viewpoints

      Articles, overviews, editorials, statistics, and primary sources on controversial social issues.

    • Points of View Reference Center

      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

      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.

    • Research in Context

      Designed for middle school students, this database covers literature, science, social studies, and U.S. and world history topics.

    • Student Resources in Context

      For middle and high school students. Articles from reference books and magazines, images, video, primary sources, and more. From Gale/Cengage.

    • TumbleBooks

      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.

    • World Book Online

      Encyclopedia for students and adults, with multimedia content.

    • Brainfuse JobNow

      Live online coaching and resources for resume, interview prep and career planning.

    • Brainfuse VetNow

      Benefits, career, and academic assistance support for Veterans.

    • Data Axle Reference Solutions

      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.

      NOTE: Data Axle Reference Solutions was formerly ReferenceUSA

    • Gale Courses

      High-quality, free courses and career training programs entirely over the Internet.

    • LearningExpress Library

      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

      LinkedIn Learning is a leading online learning platform that helps anyone learn business, software, technology and creative skills to achieve personal and professional goals.

      When using the mobile app, MCPL's Library ID is www.linkedin.com/learning-login/go/mcplmd

    • Northstar

      Improve your basic digital literacy skills in 3 areas: essential computer skills, essential software skills, and using technology in daily life.

    • O’Reilly for Public Libraries

      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; professional and personal development; and desktop and web applications. Note: These titles are not downloadable. Read them from within your browser.

      MCPL has a limited number of concurrent users on this product. If you can't get in, clear your browser's Temporary Internet Files, and try again after a while.

    • Peterson’s Test and Career Prep

      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.

    • Udemy

      Top-rated courses from Udemy that offer upskilling in the areas of business, tech, and personal development across 75+ different categories.

    • Brainfuse HelpNow

      Live online tutoring, homework help, test prep and writing assistance for customers of all ages.

    • Gale Courses

      High-quality, free courses and career training programs entirely over the Internet.

    • Mango Languages

      Online language courses, emphasizing conversational skills. Covers more than 70 languages, plus English courses for speakers of about 20 languages. Mango Languages has apps for Apple devices and for Android devices.  To use the app, first log in to the Mango website with your library card number, and create your Mango account. Then download the app to your device.

      Get the app: iOS | Android | Android for Kindle

    • Rosetta Stone

      Rosetta Stone courses offer learning for 30 different languages.

      Note for all users: The language can only be changed from the main login page. If you choose the wrong language, you will need to log out and log back in again.

      Mobile users need to:

      1. Enter Rosetta Stone through the language learning webpage. iOS users must use Safari web browser.
      2. Set up or sign into your account.
      3. Click on Launch Rosetta Stone Language Lessons Version 3.
      4. If you have not downloaded the Rosetta Stone app on your device you will be prompted to download it. If you have already downloaded it, you will be asked if you want to open in the app.
      5. When the app starts, it will launch the lessons for the language you selected.

      Need help setting up the app? This is the help page explaining the entire process and this is our portal URL: https://s9108768.rosettastoneenterprise.com/en-US. You may also need our namespace, which is: s9108768.

      Get the app: iOS | Android | Android for Kindle

  • Law
    • Explora Public Libraries

      Supports student research. Search results include articles, essays, and primary source documents.

    • Explora Secondary Schools

      Offers the most complete collection of full-text reference resources available for middle schools.

    • Gale Courses

      High-quality, free courses and career training programs entirely over the Internet.

    • Gale Encyclopedia of American Law

      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.

    • 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.

    • Legal Forms

      General forms as well as forms specific to Maryland. From Gale.

    • Legal Information Reference Center

      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.

    • Peterson’s Test and Career Prep

      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.

    • Brainfuse HelpNow

      Live online tutoring, homework help, test prep and writing assistance for customers of all ages.

    • Career Online High School

      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. MCPL has a limited number of scholarships, enabling successful applicants to enroll in the program free of charge. Please email us at: MCPL.COHS@montgomerycountymd.gov to request more information and next steps.

    • Creativebug

      Nurture your creative side with 1,000+ video classes on painting, knitting, crafting, sewing, and more! Most videos are captioned.

    • Gale Courses

      High-quality, free courses and career training programs entirely over the Internet.

    • LearningExpress Library

      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

      LinkedIn Learning is a leading online learning platform that helps anyone learn business, software, technology and creative skills to achieve personal and professional goals.

      When using the mobile app, MCPL's Library ID is www.linkedin.com/learning-login/go/mcplmd

    • Northstar

      Improve your basic digital literacy skills in 3 areas: essential computer skills, essential software skills, and using technology in daily life.

    • Overdrive

      Downloadable e-books and audiobooks.

      Get the app: iOS | Android

    • Rosetta Stone

      Rosetta Stone courses offer learning for 30 different languages.

      Note for all users: The language can only be changed from the main login page. If you choose the wrong language, you will need to log out and log back in again.

      Mobile users need to:

      1. Enter Rosetta Stone through the language learning webpage. iOS users must use Safari web browser.
      2. Set up or sign into your account.
      3. Click on Launch Rosetta Stone Language Lessons Version 3.
      4. If you have not downloaded the Rosetta Stone app on your device you will be prompted to download it. If you have already downloaded it, you will be asked if you want to open in the app.
      5. When the app starts, it will launch the lessons for the language you selected.

      Need help setting up the app? This is the help page explaining the entire process and this is our portal URL: https://s9108768.rosettastoneenterprise.com/en-US. You may also need our namespace, which is: s9108768.

      Get the app: iOS | Android | Android for Kindle

    • Udemy

      Top-rated courses from Udemy that offer upskilling in the areas of business, tech, and personal development across 75+ different categories.

    • A-Z Magazine and Newspaper Locator (Full Text Finder)

      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.

    • ¡Informe!

      Articles from popular Hispanic magazines. Articulos de revistas hispánicas populares.

    • Biography in Context

      Biographical articles from reference books and periodicals. (Previously called Biography Resource Center.)

    • Custom Newspapers

      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.

    • EBSCO Discovery Service

      Search across all of our EBSCO periodical and reference products.

    • Explora Primary School

      Designed specifically for elementary school students, this database provides access to popular full-text magazines for elementary school research.

    • Explora Public Libraries

      Supports student research. Search results include articles, essays, and primary source documents.

    • Explora Secondary Schools

      Offers the most complete collection of full-text reference resources available for middle schools.

    • Flipster

      Read current and back issues of your favorite adult and children’s magazines online.

      Get the app: iOS | Android | Android for Kindle

    • Gale Directory of Publications and Broadcast Media

      Directory of newspapers, periodicals, radio, television, and cable. Part of the Gale Directory Library.

    • General OneFile

      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.

    • Health & Wellness Resource Center

      Articles on health, medicine, and wellness from magazines, journals, and reference books. Also covers alternative medicine.

    • History Reference Center

      Full text from history reference books and periodicals. Plus historical documents, biographies, images, maps, and video. From EBSCO.

    • Kids InfoBits

      For students in Kindergarten through Grade 5. Content from children's magazines and reference books.

    • MasterFile Premier

      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.

    • Middle Search Plus

      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.

    • Montgomery Times

      Archive of the Montgomery Times. Newspaper later became the African American Times after merging with the Prince George's Time.

    • National Newspapers Premier from ProQuest

      Articles from The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, and two dozen other newspapers. Funded in part by the Friends of the Library, Potomac Branch Chapter.

    • New York Times

      1980 to the present in full-text. Use these specific links for the full-text coverage of the NYT Book Review and the Sunday NYT Magazine, beginning in 1986. Part of National Newspapers Premier from ProQuest.

    • New York Times Historical

      1851-2014. Available only at the Rockville Memorial Library. Completely searchable images of every page.

    • PressReader

      Top newspapers and magazines from more than 120 countries. Just click Sign In, and select Library Card.

    • Primary Search

      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.

    • Science in Context

      Articles from science magazines, peer-reviewed journals, and reference books, including topic overviews, experiments, and biographies. From Gale/Cengage.

    • Science Reference Center

      Full-text articles from science periodicals, reference books, and encyclopedias. From EBSCO.

    • US Newsstream

      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.

    • Wall Street Journal

      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.

    • Washington Consumers' Checkbook

      Consumer reviews of local services. 

    • Washington Post

      Unlimited digital access to WashingtonPost.com. Expert reporting and analysis from Washington and around the world, including award-winning investigative coverage and editorial commentary.

    • Washington Post (via Proquest)

      1996 to the present in full-text. Part of National Newspapers Premier from ProQuest.

    • Washington Post Historical

      1877-2004. Completely searchable images of every page.

    • Hoopla

      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!

      Get the app: iOS | Android

    • Kanopy

      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.

    • Theatre in Video

      Over 250 performances of the world's leading plays, available in streaming video. Bookmark specific scenes or speeches and create your own playlists. Includes documentaries about theater. Flash Player 8 and a minimum of 400kbps of bandwidth are required.

    • American Song

      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.

    • Classical Music Library

      Choral works, symphonies, operas, vocal and instrumental music, chamber music, and more. Ranges from medieval to contemporary music.

    • Classical Scores Library

      Scores for instrumental and vocal works of all types of classical music. Listen along when pieces are also in the Classical Music Library.

    • Contemporary World 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.

    • Hoopla

      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!

      Get the app: iOS | Android

    • Jazz Music Library

      Listen to streaming music from thousands of jazz artists, ensembles, albums, and genres.

    • Music Online

      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 ofrock, pop, punk, new age, metal, holiday music, hip-hop, rap, electronic, film and theater soundtracks, and more, which are not in the subcollections.

    • Smithsonian Global Sound

      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 Axle Reference Solutions

      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.

      NOTE: Data Axle Reference Solutions was formerly ReferenceUSA

    • Encyclopedia of Associations

      Information about national, international, and local nonprofit and membership organizations. Part of the Gale Directory Library

    • Foundation Directory Online - Professional

      Comprehensive data on grantmakers and grants. While libraries are closed, this is now temporarily available from home.

    • Foundation Grants to Individuals Online

      Information about 8,300 foundation and public charity programs that fund students, artists, researchers, and other individual grant seekers. (Available only at the Rockville Memorial Library, which is a partner in the Foundation Center's Funding Information Network.)

    • Foundation Maps - Professional

      Mapping tool for grantmakers and grantseekers. In addition to grant data, maps can display demographic, socio-economic, and other data. (Available only at the Rockville Memorial Library, which is Cooperating Collection of the Foundation Center.)

    • Gale Business: Demographics Now

      Demographics Now provides users with actionable demographic data to support market research and business planning.

    • Gale Business: Plan Builder

      This highly intuitive online planning tool has what you need to move through the entire business development cycle.

    • General OneFile

      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.

    • Morningstar Investment Research Center

      Investment reports on specific stocks and funds. Search for investments that meet your criteria.

    • Standard and Poor's NetAdvantage

      Investment reports on stocks, bonds, and mutual funds, plus company profiles and the S&P Outlook. With a new Financial Literacy section.

    • Value Line

      Information and investment advice on stocks, industries, mutual funds, options, and convertibles.  Allows screening by various criteria to create prospect lists.

    • 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.

    • Opposing Viewpoints

      Articles, overviews, editorials, statistics, and primary sources on controversial social issues.

    • Oxford Islamic Studies Online

      History, belief and practice, politics, and culture of the Islamic world, incorporating reference articles, primary sources, images, and timelines.

    • Points of View Reference Center

      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.

    • Student Resources in Context

      For middle and high school students. Articles from reference books and magazines, images, video, primary sources, and more. From Gale/Cengage.

    • APS (American Physical Society) Journals

      Physics journal articles. In-Library Access Only.

    • Explora Public Libraries

      Supports student research. Search results include articles, essays, and primary source documents.

    • Explora Secondary Schools

      Offers the most complete collection of full-text reference resources available for middle schools.

    • 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.

    • MasterFile Premier

      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.

    • Middle Search Plus

      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.

    • O’Reilly for Public Libraries

      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; professional and personal development; and desktop and web applications. Note: These titles are not downloadable. Read them from within your browser.

      MCPL has a limited number of concurrent users on this product. If you can't get in, clear your browser's Temporary Internet Files, and try again after a while.

    • Opposing Viewpoints

      Articles, overviews, editorials, statistics, and primary sources on controversial social issues.

    • Points of View Reference Center

      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

      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.

    • Research in Context

      Designed for middle school students, this database covers literature, science, social studies, and U.S. and world history topics.

    • Science in Context

      Articles from science magazines, peer-reviewed journals, and reference books, including topic overviews, experiments, and biographies. From Gale/Cengage.

    • Science Reference Center

      Full-text articles from science periodicals, reference books, and encyclopedias. From EBSCO.

    • Student Resources in Context

      For middle and high school students. Articles from reference books and magazines, images, video, primary sources, and more. From Gale/Cengage.

    • Education Source

      Offers thousands of education-related journal articles, books, and conference papers for students, teachers, and education professionals. Covers all levels of education.

    • Educator's Reference Complete

      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.

    • Explora Educator's Edition

      Highlights content relevant to teachers, including lessons plans, curriculum standards, and other professional development resources.

    • Teacher Reference Center

      Teacher Reference Center provides indexing and abstracts for more than 230 peer-reviewed education journals.

    • Brainfuse HelpNow

      Live online tutoring, homework help, test prep and writing assistance for customers of all ages.

    • Brainfuse VetNow

      Benefits, career, and academic assistance support for Veterans.

    • Driving-Tests.org

      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

      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.

    • Peterson’s Test and Career Prep

      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.

    • Theatre in Video

      Over 250 performances of the world's leading plays, available in streaming video. Bookmark specific scenes or speeches and create your own playlists. Includes documentaries about theater. Flash Player 8 and a minimum of 400kbps of bandwidth are required.

    • Hoopla

      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!

      Get the app: iOS | Android

    • ¡Informe!

      Articles from popular Hispanic magazines. Articulos de revistas hispánicas populares.

    • Enciclopedia Estudiantil Hallazgos

      Una enciclopedia de conocimientos generales.

    • Kanopy

      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.

    • TumbleBooks

      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.