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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!
Social Science and History Department
Social Science and History Desk

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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