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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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Humanities Department
Notice: In preparation of the Central Library renovation, the Humanities Department will be moving to the Main Floor on the mezzanine level above Periodicals.
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The Collection

The Humanities Department has a collection of over 100,000 books as well as:

  • Pamphlet Play Collection—Over 6000 acting versions of play scripts
  • TV Guide local edition in paper—From 1957 to the present
  • Extensive materials for authors and poets
  • History of Film and Television
  • Materials for Bible and Qur’anic study
  • Language learning materials in both paper and audio formats. 

State Library Resources

  • Online index to Pamphlet Play collection.
  • Write Right!, a grammar email hotline.
  • Retrospective collections in religion, philosophy, literature, and library science, as well as other areas.
  • A Media Research Specialist on staff.
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