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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:
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  • Ancestry.com and HeritageQuest
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Safari Books Online

Access a selection of current and relevant technology titles for knowledge-hungry development and IT professionals.

Search across all content simultaneously to pinpoint the most relevant and helpful information available
Use the advanced search feature to fine tune results.

Topics include programming, Web development, software development, system administration, network administration, desktop applications, operating systems and databases, covering topics such as Java, C/C++, C#, .NET, PHP/Python/Perl, Ruby, Flash, Cisco, UNIX, Linux, SQL, JavaScript, Ajax, ActionScript, Flex, AIR and many more.

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

Salem Health Reference Resources

Salem Health Reference Resource includes Magill’s Medical Guide Online. This is an up-to-date and easy-to-use resource providing medical information suitable for student research, patients and caregivers.
(Accessible in all Pratt Library Locations, or from home with your library card)

Salem History Reference Resources

Salem History is an online resource that includes the complete content of printed reference sets.

Titles currently available:

Decades in America
  • 50s
  • 60s
  • 70s
  • Great Events from History
  • Ancient World
  • Middle Ages
  • Renaissance
  • 17th Century
  • 18th Century
  • 19th Century
  • 20th Century, 1971-2000
  • GBLT Events

  • Great Lives from History
  • Ancient World
  • Middle Ages
  • Renaissance
  • 17th Century
  • 18th Century
  • 19th Century
  • (Accessible in all Pratt Library Locations, or from home with your library card)

    Salem Science Reference Resources

    Salem Science Reference Resources includes The Solar System Online. This is an up-to-date and easy-to-use resource providing information suitable for student research reports.
    (Accessible in all Pratt Library Locations, or from home with your library card)

    Sanborn Maps (Digital) - Maryland

    Bell & Howell Information and Learning's Digital Sanborn Maps, 1867-1970 provides academic and public libraries digital access to more than 660,000 large-scale maps of more than 12,000 American towns and cities. Users have the ability to easily manipulate the maps, magnify and zoom in on specific sections, and layer maps from different years. Our subscription includes the Maryland maps from 1890-1953.
    (Accessible in all Pratt Library Locations, or from home with your library card)

    Science Online

    Science Online conveys the visual nature of science in a clear and easy-to-comprehend manner. All content in this comprehensive database is divided into sections based on the science curriculum established by the National Science Education Standards, enabling students and researchers to access printable diagrams, definitions, biographies, and essays in a specific subject area or discipline.
    (Accessible in all Pratt Library Locations, or from home with your library card)

    Science Reference Center

    Science Reference Center is a comprehensive research database that provides easy access to a multitude of full-text science-oriented content. Search results can be printed, emailed or saved to a personal folder.

    Science Reference Center contains:

    * 181 Science Periodicals
    * 625 Science reference books
    * 23 Science Encyclopedias
    * 812 Science Essays
    * 3,790 full length Biographies of Scientists
    * 61 Science Animations
    * 10,000+ Science Images
    * 519 Science Videos

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

    Searchasaurus

    Dinosaur themed database to introduce young ones to searching for information.
    (Accessible in all Pratt Library Locations, or from home with your library card)

    Student Research Center

    Student Research Center makes it easy for students to search by keyword or by topic to find the most useful search results. Results can be easily sorted by source type, such as magazines, reference books, photos, and flags. This database is provided by EBSCO.
    (Accessible in all Pratt Library Locations, or from home with your library card)
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