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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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Philanthropy In/Sight

Philanthropy In/Sight is an interactive mapping tool designed for grantmakers, policymakers, researchers, academics—virtually anyone interested in the impact of philanthropy around the world today.

 

It combines the Foundation Center's rich data on grantmakers and their grants with familiar Google maps to tell the story of philanthropy. Choosing from a wide range of customization options, you can quickly create maps that reveal patterns of giving and funding relationships as never before.

 

Plus, you can overlay grant data with your choice of over 100 demographic and thematic data sets to create compelling visual portraits showing where philanthropy has made an impact and where opportunities exist to fill critical needs.

(Accessible only in Pratt Library Locations)

Primary Source

All full-text articles are assigned a reading level indicator (Lexiles), which help users to match results to the child’s reading level. This database includes Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia with easy-to-read encyclopedic entries written specifically for kids. Find thousands of relevant photos, maps and flags to aid kids in learning.
(Accessible in all Pratt Library Locations, or from home with your library card)

ProQuest Digital Microfilm

Digital Microfilm provides images of the original newspapers, including full images. The collection includes these major newspapers:

 

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