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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
  • 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!
Periodicals Department Collection and State Library Resources
Notice: In preparation of the Central Library renovation, the periodicals Department will be sharing its current space on the Main Floor on the mezzanine level with the Humanities Department.

News Contextualization & Visualization Tools


10 x 10: An hour-by-hour picture of the state of the world composed of images and words appearing in the news.

Google News Timeline: A timeline which enables readers to catch up on news stories they may have missed while on vacation.

Living Stories: Using code developed in Google Labs, several major news organizations implemented Living Stories features on their Web sites to place news stories in their historical contexts. 

News Dots: An interactive news contextualization tool from Slate, which reveals relationships between news stories.

Newser: A current news site that enables users to move back and forth through time to view particular stories or types of stories that interest them.  

Newsmap: An interactive tool from Google, which allows users to gauge the amount of coverage that particular news stories are getting in different parts of the world. 

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