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The Library offers customers free access to over 60 research databases. They contain scholarly journal articles, reports, images, newspapers and more, on a variety of topics. Here are a few examples:
  • Baltimore Sun Archive
  • Ancestry.com and HeritageQuest
  • Auto Repair Reference Center
  • Value Line (investing research)
  • Learning Express Library
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Central Library

SLRC Virtual Tour

Departments at the Pratt Central Library / State Library Resource Center, listed alphabetically:

Tours require Macromedia Flash to be seen. (It's free to download.)

Central Library Tour
Start here to learn about the Central Library building and history.

African American Department
Historical and current information about African Americans.

Business, Science, and Technology
Businesses and Economics; Science and Medicine; Horticulture and Agriculture; Animals and Pets; Technology; Military and Naval Sciences

Business Center
Small business, brand names, company histories, investing, marketing

Children's Department
Serves children from birth to age 12 with weekly programs for babies, toddlers, preschoolers and their caregivers.

Fiction Department
Adult fiction in English and foreign languages, large print books including fiction and nonfiction, and Student Express and Young Adult areas

Fine Arts and Recreation
Sports, Music, and Art

Grants Collection
Foundations, grant guides, non-profit management, proposal writing, and general fund raising.

Humanities
Philosophy; Religion; Language and Literature

Information Services
Your first stop to ask questions.

Job and Career Information
Job hunting, résumé writing, interviewing techniques, career planning, and occupations                 

Maryland Department
Historical Information about our State

Periodicals Department
Journals, Magazines, and Newspapers

Sights and Sounds
Audio-Visual Materials

Social Science and History
History; Genealogy; Sociology; Political Science; Education; Law: Grants, Foundation and Non-Profit Organization information; Archaeology, Geography and Maps; Women's Studies

Special Collections
Historically significant documents, rare books, and ephemera

Young Adult/Student Express
Designed for teenagers between the ages of 12-18. The collection contains fiction as well as sources to help with schoolwork, career guidance, and college preparation.

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