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Survey: Do you use Pratt Library's databases?
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
Please take 5 minutes to help us understand your information needs. Even if you haven't tried our databases, your input will be valuable!

The Collection

The Social Science and History Department maintains a collection of:

  • Reference and circulating books as well as audiobooks
  • U.S. government documents
  • More than 100,000 maps of various kinds

Subject areas covered include:

  • Anthropology
  • Archaeology
  • Child Care
  • Coins
  • Costume History
  • Criminology
  • Education
  • Folklore
  • Geography and Travel
  • History
  • Law
  • Marriage and the family
  • Political Science
  • Sociology and Social Problems
  • Women’s Studies

State Library Resources

SSH’s resources offer customers a vast panoply of information in a variety of areas:

  • Scholarship Corner includes books and other materials to find financial assistance for college.
  • Class Visit Guides - Database instruction and library tours for high school students.
  • The Grants Collection provides books and workshops on grant seeking and nonprofits as well as free access to the Foundation Directory Online.
  • The Map Collection features more than 100,000 maps including historical maps, political maps, road maps, and topographic quadrangles.
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