Covering more than 500 years of the African-American experience, African-American History Online explores the full spectrum of African-American history and culture. Users can start their investigation of a topic with a video or slideshow overview, use the key content called out on the homepage to find an entryway into the database, or dig deep into an era through the Topic Centers. Read about key figures and events, examine famous speeches and other primary sources, and get context from the in-depth timelines.
"American FactFinder" (AFF) provides access to data about the United States, Puerto Rico, and the Island Areas. The data in AFF come from several censuses and surveys including the decennial census, the American Community Survey, the American Housing Survey, and the Economic Census. This page provides links to tutorials on finding ancestry, median income, educational attainment, race and ethnicity, and community data.
Ancestry Library Edition, the largest online family history resource available, provides unprecedented access to family history via documents that record the lineage of individuals from the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Europe, Australia, and more.
Public libraries are places of inclusion and empowerment, dedicated to breaking down barriers to access and resisting inequality. Below are some resources that illuminate systems of race, privilege and power as well as how to enact change in ourselves and our institutions. We hope these resources help you recognize and challenge biases, navigate difficult conversations and create an inclusive, respectful space for learning, engagement and improvement.
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Have fun with reading using Beanstack! Join our reading challenges like 500 by FIVE, #calvertREADS summer reading challenge and many others! Receive weekly book recommendations for readers of all ages, follow learning tips for children to make the most out of your reading experience, learn about library programs, and keep track of progress and achievements.  Beanstack is also a great place to just keep track of all the books you’ve read! Download the app on Google Play or Apple App Store.
Here you will find digitized reproductions and resources that celebrate Calvert County’s broad history.
GED, citizenship, resume help and other job resources. Get the app on Google Play and the Apple App Store.
The Charles County Public Law Library provides the community with the resources needed to participate knowledgeably in the due process of law. The law library is open to the public and staffed by a full-time law librarian. The library collection includes access to Westlaw and Lexis Advance, legal encyclopedias, Maryland legal materials, and a comprehensive collection of legal forms. The library is open Monday to Friday from 800 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. You can reach the Law Librarian at (301) 932-3322.
Cisco Networking Academy is an IT skills and career building program for learning institutions and individuals worldwide. Curricula is offered to build the foundational and problem solving skills needed for careers in Digital Literacy, Business, Operating Systems (OS), General IT, Networking, Security, the Internet of Things (IoT), and Programming.
Research thousands of products and services with test results, ratings, recommendations and buying guides. Consumer Reports is a nonprofit organization that provides unbiased reports on a variety of products to help you make better, more informed purchasing decisions.
Creativebug.com has thousands of award-winning art & craft video classes taught by recognized design experts and artists. It brings the latest in art and craft education to its members, and they work with renowned artists to do just that. It is the number one inspirational resource for DIY, crafters and makers, with thousands of award-winning art & craft video classes available for FREE with your library card. Use the app: Google Play  Apple Store
Primary sources including photographs, manuscripts, maps, sound recordings, motion pictures, books and websites.
Digital Maryland provides online access to over 5,000 digitized items important to Maryland history including historical maps, artwork, photographs and manuscripts.
The Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) connects people to the riches held within America’s libraries, archives, museums and other cultural heritage institutions.
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Containing approximately 200 articles, the Encyclopedia includes: brief descriptions of each issue's historical background, covering important statutes and cases; profiles of various U.S. laws and regulations; and details of how laws and regulations vary from state to state.
Browse a catalog of 15 million songs. Stream 3 hours per day AND download 3 MP3 songs per week and keep them forever! Get the app on Google Play or Apple App Store.
Collection of scholarly journals and general interest titles that covers everything from art and literature to economics and the sciences.
Books and Authors offers new ways to explore the endless possibilities and combinations of books, authors, genres, and topics. Watch a video tutorial about using Gale Books and Authors.
A general-interest periodical resource allowing users to find the information they want quickly, with intuitive searching that ensures they tap into quality sources.
Provides authoritative, age-appropriate, curriculum-aligned digital content covering a broad range of educational topics including Animals, Arts, Geography Literature, Social Studies, Technology, and more. With a modern design and simple navigation, Gale in Context: Elementary makes it easy for young users to explore content and gain comfort with database searching. Learn how to use Gale In Context: Elementary to discover cool facts and learn about interesting topicsView a video about finding reliable sources in Gale in Context: Elementary.
Resource for papers, projects, and presentations that empowers the development of critical thinking and problem solving skills with content aligned to national and state curriculum standards.
Created specifically for middle schoolers, this database combines reference content with age-appropriate videos, newspapers, magazines, primary sources, and much more.
Gale Legal Forms offers a wide selection of essential state-specific (and multi-state) legal forms that may be customized for the most common legal procedures. These forms are used by attorneys and law firms. Includes real estate contracts, wills, premarital agreements, bankruptcy, divorce, landlord tenant, and many others.
With broad coverage of agriculture and its related fields, this collection provides a comprehensive view of a growing body of knowledge. Researchers will have access to current and authoritative periodical content that spans the industry—from practical aspects of farming to cutting-edge scientific research in horticulture.
A comprehensive business resource for the undergraduate researcher seeking company news, those making personal investment decisions, or the high school student looking to major in business administration, Gale OneFile: Business provides full-text coverage of all business disciplines including accounting, economics, finance, marketing, management, and strategy, as well as business theory and practice.
Powered by InfoTrac, the Communications & Mass Media Collection brings together information found in more than 400 journals. Nearly 3 million articles on all aspects of the communications field, including advertising, public relations, linguistics, and literature, meet the needs of researchers. Exclusive features, including Topic Finder, InterLink, and a mobile-optimized interface, support and enhance the search experience.
The Criminal Justice Collection informs the research process for researchers who are studying law, law enforcement, or terrorism, training for paralegal service, preparing for a career in homeland security, delving into forensic science, investigating crime scenes, developing policy, going to court, writing sociological reports, and much more. The Criminal Justice Collection makes research easy by bringing together information from more than 250 journals.
The Culinary Arts Collection offers a smorgasbord of information—more than five million articles from more than 250 major cooking and nutrition magazines, as well as book reference content from Delmar such as About Wine, Introduction to Catering, Advanced Bread and Pastry, and Eat Fit Be Fit. Exclusive features, including Topic Finder, InterLink, and a mobile-optimized interface, support and enhance the search experience.
A must-have for social science, history and liberal arts coursework, the Diversity Studies Collection explores cultural differences, contributions and influences in the global community. This collection includes more than 2.7 million articles from 150 journals, updated daily. Exclusive features, including Topic Finder,and a mobile-optimized interface, support and enhance the search experience.
The Gale OneFile: Economics and Theory offers instant access to full-text academic journals and magazines—with a strong emphasis on titles covered in the EconLit bibliographic index. Content is useful for starting a business, marketing a product, developing policy, analyzing trends, constructing economic models, investing for the future, researching rates, and more.
Provides periodical and journal articles on multiple levels of education from preschool to college, and every educational specialty—such as technology, bilingual education, health education, testing, administration and more.
Provides access to academic journals and magazines perfect for both business school students and entrepreneurs. The database offers content that includes insights, tips, strategies, and success stories.
The Environmental Studies & Policy Collection is a digital resource that answers inquiries about environmental concerns with coverage of more than 5.4 million articles from more than 300 journals and book reference content from Delmar, including Soil, Science, and Management; Introduction to Agronomy; Food, Crops, & Environment; Fundamental Soil Science; and more.
The Fine Arts & Music Collection places 10.4 million articles at the fingertips of serious students of drama, music, art history, and filmmaking. More than 250 journals covered in databases such as the Wilson Art Index and the Répertoire International de Littérature Musicale (RILM) index are available in full text.
Gale OneFile: Gardening and Horticulture serves horticultural enthusiasts of all levels with more than 3.6 million articles from more than 100 journals, as well as more than 20 reference titles from Delmar, including Handbook of Flowers; Foliage and Creative Design; Computer Graphics for Landscape Architects; and more.
Gale OneFile: Gender Studies provides balanced coverage of this significant aspect of culture and society. The database offers access to scholarly journals and magazines covering topics including gender studies, family and marital issues, and more.
The Gale OneFile: Home Improvement puts the research of hobbyists and professionals alike on a solid foundation with more than 4.5 million articles from more than 200 home improvement-focused titles, covering topics including architectural techniques, tool and material selection, zoning requirements, and others.
Gale OneFile: Hospitality and Tourism provides access to scholarly journals, magazines, and trade publications that cover topics including the cultural and economic aspects of travel and tourism. The database offers current and relevant content that provides well-rounded coverage of both the historical and current state of affairs in the hospitality and tourism industries. The curious traveler will also find a wealth of information, from contents on state parks and information on planning a vacation to full-text travel guides from Fodor's.
Library science students, information science and technology professionals, and others will value the Gale OneFile: Information Science. It is updated daily with articles covering all aspects of managing and maintaining information and technology, including usability, cataloging, circulation, business information, and more.
Protection of assets—physical or intellectual—is a concern for those ranging from the individual property owner to multinational corporations. The Gale OneFile: Insurance and Liability connects researchers to hundreds of thousands of updated articles from leading journals, including: Business Insurance, Claims, Employee Benefit News, National Underwriter Life & Health, Pensions & Investments, Risk Management, and more.
Provides access to authoritative periodical content covering topics such as 21st-century skills, organizational dynamics and leadership, adult learning and continuing education, and more. Updated daily, this library resource is useful for researchers or any professional interested in career development.
Provide military personnel with access to scholarly journals, magazines, and reports covering all aspects of the past and present military affairs. Updated annually, this library resource contains hand-selected content supporting key subject areas such as, governmental policies, the socioeconomic effects of war, the structure of the armed forces, and more.
This innovative full-text newspaper resource allows users to search articles instantly by title, headline, date, author, newspaper section, or other fields. Gale OneFile: News provides access to more than 2,300 major U.S. regional, national, and local newspapers, as well as leading titles from around the world. It also includes thousands of images, radio and TV broadcasts and transcripts.
With nearly 6 million articles, Gale OneFile: Nursing and Allied Health serves the needs of nursing students and researchers in allied health fields who are looking for answers related to the specialized care, treatment and management of all types of patients.
Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine Collection provides access to academic journals and magazines covering the fields of physical therapy, physical fitness, and sports medicine. The database offers a wide spectrum of information, including proven treatment techniques, experimental research, and more.
Gale OneFile: Popular Culture Studies provides access to scholarly journals and magazines that both analyze and contribute to popular culture. The database offers useful information for researchers in social science, history, art or liberal arts courses.
Gale OneFile: Popular Magazines provides access to the most searched magazines across the OneFile products. All of the titles are selected based on actual publication searches performed by library patrons and the database includes many titles recommended by Bowker's "Magazines for Libraries."
Provide access to authoritative periodical content supporting research in all fields of psychology— abnormal, biological, cognitive, comparative, developmental, personality, quantitative, social and all areas of applied psychology. Researchers, psychologists, counselors, and behavioral scientists will discover relevant information from the thoughts, views, discoveries, and reports found in this comprehensive collection.
Discover a comprehensive collection of periodical content covering topics across a wide range of philosophies and religions. Researchers will gain valuable insight about the impact religion has had on culture throughout history, including literature, arts, and language. Updated daily, this library resource supports a broad range of topics from theological approaches to social issues.
With the Gale OneFile: Science, researchers can remain current with the latest scientific developments in particle physics, advanced mathematics, nanotechnology, geology, and hundreds of other areas. More than 350 full-text, non-embargoed journals are covered; updated daily, this collection includes more than 1.6 million articles to satisfy almost every scientific inquiry. Key subjects covered include the biological sciences, computing, engineering, and technology.
Provides access to scholarly journals and magazines useful to both novice historians as well as advanced academic researchers. Updated daily, this library resource offers balanced coverage of events in U.S. history and scholarly work established in the field.
OneFile: Vocations and Careers provides access to journals and magazines that aid users in researching a vocation, finding an appropriate institution of learning, job searching, and maintaining a career. The database offers hundreds of current and applicable periodicals, from general career guides to highly specialized industry journals.
Researchers accessing the more than 1.7 million articles in Gale OneFile: War and Terrorism will gain valuable insight into conflicts and their causes, impact, and perception on a global scale. This definitive collection for analysts, risk management professionals, and students of military science, history, and social science is comprised of more than 200 subject-appropriate, full-text periodicals that are updated daily.
Gale OneFile: World History provides access to scholarly journals and magazines useful to both novice historians as well as advanced academic researchers. The database offers balanced coverage of events in world history and scholarly work established in the field.
Engage kids and young students to broaden their educational horizons with reputable, special, authoritative, and age-appropriate digital content that brings them the world in a way they have never seen before. National Geographic Kids will take them on amazing adventures in science, nature, wildlife, culture, geography, archaeology, and space.
Search thousands of college and graduate schools, identify scholarships, take practice tests, create resumes, and explore careers. Learn how to use Peterson's Test and Career Prep.
For more than a decade, the GCFLearnFree.org program has helped millions around the world learn the essential skills they need to live and work in the 21st century. From Microsoft Office and email to reading, math, and more, GCFLearnFree.org offers 125 tutorials, including more than 1,100 lessons, videos, and interactives, completely free.
Live, online homework help, writing labs, adult learning resources, and much more - tutors available daily 2:00 - 11:00 pm. Get the app on Google Play and the Apple App Store.
HeritageQuest Online resources is a comprehensive treasure —rich in unique primary sources, local and family histories, convenient research guides, interactive census maps, and more. Discover the amazing history of you with HeritageQuest Online. With more than 4.4 billion records, it delivers an essential collection of genealogical and historical sources—with coverage dating back to the 1700s—that can help people find their ancestors and discover a place’s past.
Resources for those entering the Calvert County History Fair.
Resources for homeschooling families.
Instantly borrow digital movies, music, eBooks, and more, 24/7 with your library card. Get the app on Google Play and the Apple App Store.
Welcome to Guide to Indigenous Maryland! You are invited to explore the cultural heritage of the Native American and Indigenous peoples whose traditions and histories are an integral part of contemporary life in Maryland. Whether you engage virtually or explore sites in-person, you will encounter stories and places that invite reflection and respect for the tribal nations whose lands Marylanders also call home.
Kanopy.com provides films that truly resonate with us and do more than just entertain. They inspire us, enrich us, and challenge our perspectives. Look for BingePasses of Great Courses, magazines and more. Download the app at on Google Play or Apple App Store.
There's so much to do and explore with Kanopy Kids. Access the collection by logging into your Kanopy account and clicking/tapping on "Kids" near the top right corner of the page. There are PBS programs, films about adventure and animals, videos on learning languages, and much more!  Download the app at on Google Play or Apple App Store.  
Calvert Library understands the challenges of learning from home. We have many, FREE, ways that will help!
Leading online learning platform covering business, technology and creative skills. To use the LinkedIn Learning app, download the app from the Google Play Store or Apple App Store and click Sign in with Your Library Card. Use Library ID smrla (all lowercase), along with your library card number and PIN to login. Using the app, you can download courses for offline viewing. Downloading for offline viewing is not available through the web browser.
Mango for libraries offers over 70 world language courses expertly designed to adapt to a diverse range of learning needs, styles, and backgrounds. Giving you the benefits of lifelong learning and the confidence needed to communicate in a new language. Mango for iOS, Mango for Android, Video Guide/English, Video Guide/Spanish 
The Maryland Deaf Culture Digital Library, the result of a bill that was passed into law, is the "first stop" information center that will provide Maryland residents, local public library staff, college and university librarians and other libraries in the state of Maryland with access to: online resources on Deaf culture, a comprehensive electronic collection of Deaf resources, Deaf cultural programs, and training programs for library staff.
SLRC is the State Library for Maryland. Working with libraries across the state, SLRC provides cooperative, cost effective, resources and services for Maryland libraries and their customers.
MedlinePlus is the National Institutes of Health's Web site for patients and their families and friends. Produced by the National Library of Medicine, the world’s largest medical library, it brings you information about diseases, conditions, and wellness issues in language you can understand. MedlinePlus offers reliable, up-to-date health information, anytime, anywhere, for free.
Millions of newspaper pages from around the world from 1753 to present.
Local resources for nonprofit companies.
Children's fiction recommendation resource with read-alikes, discussion guides, reading lists, and more! Search for books by keyword and reading level (Lexile). Get book recommendations created by book experts. You can even search by the style and mood of the books you want to read!
An electronic readers’ advisory tool and source for series, read-alikes and book discussion guides. Video Guide  Video Guide/Spanish
The OOH can help you find career information on duties, education and training, pay, and outlook for hundreds of occupations.
TechBoomers has free online courses for over 60 of today’s hottest websites and apps! Learn about Pandora, Google Hangouts, Facebook, LinkedIn, Pinterest, Uber, Dropbox, Airbnb and more! Don’t forget the courses on Internet Safety and Privacy!
Popular daily newspaper. Today's issue as well as past issues.
TumbleBookLibrary is an online collection of animated, talking picture books teaching children the joys of reading in a format they'll love! Get the app on Google Play and the Apple App Store.
The most widely used independent investment information services Value Line includes online full-page reports and analyst commentaries as well as Timeliness and Safety Ranks. Also includes The Value Line Investment Survey®— Small & Mid-Cap.
Electronic reference books covering business, history, law, science and more.
Popular daily newspaper. Today's issue as well as past issues.