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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
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Databases

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Maryland Historical Newspapers

This database includes three Maryland newspapers:

* - Efforts to locate and add missing issues are ongoing.

 

(Accessible in all Pratt Library Locations, or from home with your library card)

MAS Ultra - School Edition

This comprehensive database from EBSCO, designed specifically for high school libraries, contains full text for nearly 500 popular, high school magazines including America's Civil War, American Heritage, American History, Archaeology, Astronomy, Bioscience, Careers & Colleges, Civil War Times, Congressional Digest, Discover, Economist, History Today, Nation, National Review, New Republic, New Scientist, Popular Science, Science News, Scientific American, Smithsonian, World War II, etc.

All full-text articles are assigned a reading level indicator (Lexiles). Full text is also available for 85,670 biographies and over 107,000 primary source documents. MAS Ultra™ -- School Edition also contains more than 360 reference books (including the Columbia Encyclopedia, the CIA World Fact Book and World Almanac & Book of Facts); an Image Collection of over 510,000 photos, maps & flags, color PDFs; and expanded full-text backfiles (back to 1975) for key magazines.

Content includes:

(Accessible in all Pratt Library Locations, or from home with your library card)

MasterFILE Premier

Designed specifically for public libraries, this multidisciplinary database provides full text for more than 1,750 general reference publications with full text information dating as far back as 1975. Covering virtually every subject area of general interest, MasterFILE Premier also includes nearly 500 full text reference books, 85,827 biographies, 105,789 primary source documents, and an Image Collection of 285,912 photos, maps and flags.  This database is provided by EBSCO.
(Accessible in all Pratt Library Locations, or from home with your library card)

Medline Plus

MedlinePlus will direct you to information to help answer health questions. MedlinePlus brings together authoritative information from NLM, the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and other government agencies and health-related organizations. Preformulated MEDLINE searches are included in MedlinePlus and give easy access to medical journal articles. MedlinePlus also has extensive information about drugs, an illustrated medical encyclopedia, interactive patient tutorials, and latest health news.
(Accessible in all Pratt Library Locations, or from home with your library card)

Mergent Online

MergentOnline offers information on 11,000 U.S. public companies and 17,000 non-U.S. public companies. Included are detailed company histories, business descriptions and financial statements.
(Accessible in all Pratt Library Locations, or from home with your library card)

Mergent WebReports

WebReports contains more than 180,000 documents covering over 100 countries and industries using an easy to navigate and reliable system.
Use Moody’s Digital Corporate Manuals and Digital Municipal & Government Manuals to research
 
• Corporate history
• Business descriptions
• In-depth financial statements

The collection is all searchable by company name, year or manual type. The information ranges back to 1900.

(Accessible in all Pratt Library Locations, or from home with your library card)

Middle Search Plus

Middle Search® Plus from EBSCO contains full text for more than 140 popular, middle school magazines. All full-text articles are assigned a reading level indicator (Lexiles). Full text is also available for thousands of biographies and historical essays.

Additionally, Middle Search Plus contains primary source documents including Essential Documents in American History, reference books including the Funk & Wagnall's New World Encyclopedia; American Heritage® Dictionary, 4th Edition from Houghton Mifflin; Encyclopedia of Animals™; and thousands of relevant photos, maps and flags.

Content includes:

(Accessible in all Pratt Library Locations, or from home with your library card)

Monthly Catalog of US Government Publications, 1895-1975

The Monthly Catalog of US Government Publications, 1895-1976 is the US Government Printing Office’s authorized government bibliography from 1895 to June 1976. It provides historical information on  Demographics, education, energy use, environmental issues, health care and almost any other subject. 
(Accessible in all Pratt Library Locations, or from home with your library card)

Morningstar Investment Research Center

This reliable financial research tool is now available online. The database offers analysis on 1700 stocks, 2000 mutual funds and 300 exchange traded funds (ETFs). Designed as a tool for investors, it is also an excellent place to get brief information on many major companies.

 

Only one user at a time can access this resource.
(Accessible in all Pratt Library Locations, or from home with your library card)
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