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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

Databases can help you find maps.


Curriculum Resource Center

Contains hundreds of maps, charts, diagrams and timelines for classroom use and homework help in history, geography, science and math.
(Accessible in all Pratt Library Locations, or from home with your library card)

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)

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)
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