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Academic OneFile Select - Gale

This resource for academic research integrates the full text of publications from across the disciplines and now includes vocational/technical titles used by community college students, filling a specific need for curriculum-oriented collections. Expanded Academic ASAP provides indexing for more than 5,000 periodicals, more than 2,800 in full text without any embargo. The combination of full text for scholarly journals and selected general interest titles for smaller academic libraries is ideal.

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African-American History

This electronic encyclopedia includes thousand of entries covering the entire breadth of African-American history - from African beginnings through the slave trade and the Civil Rights Movement to the present. Entries are organized into five sections: Biographies, Encyclopedia, Historical Documents, Gallery and Maps and Charts. Each entry is cross-referenced through hyperlinks and searchable by topic, by historical era, and by keyword.
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Alt-Press Watch

Alt-PressWatch is a full text database of the newspapers, magazines and journals of the alternative and independent press. As a current and retrospective collection, Alt-PressWatch provides a valuable new  source of coverage, viewpoints and perspectives to complement and challenge the coverage of the mainstream media and serves a broad spectrum of subject areas including the arts, media and popular culture, business and labor studies, education, environmental studies and ecology, global studies, history, journalism, literary and critical studies, political science, government and public policy, social science and more. In an era in which more and more media is owned by fewer and larger corporate conglomerates, the alternative press is one of the last bastions of independent and critical print coverage. Alternative newsweeklies, available in most cities, give readers alternative perspectives on politics, government, policy and culture; report on issues of government and education, local, national and international issues; and cover topics such as hunger, abuse, the environment, religion and the arts.

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Baltimore Afro-American - Historical Newspaper (1893-1988)

The Baltimore Afro-American was one of the most widely circulated African American newspapers. The paper's contributors have included writer Langston Hughes, intellectual J. Saunders Redding, artist Romare Bearden, and sports editor Sam Lacy.  To see Baltimore history unfold, start here.

 

Provided by ProQuest Historical Newspapers.

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Baltimore Sun

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Baltimore Sun Historical Archive

This database contains issues of the Baltimore Sun from May 1837 up to February 1901.The database is easy to search and contains images of the actual Sun Paper as it appeared on the date of publication.

Baltimore Sun Historical Archive is part of NewsBank's Maryland Historical Newspapers.

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Baltimore Sun, Historical (1837-1991)

This database covers the Baltimore Sun from its beginning to 1991.
The articles are PDF images that can be downloaded, printed or emailed.

Provided by ProQuest Historical Newspapers.

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Biography in Context

Biography in Context (formerly the Biography Resource Center) is a comprehensive database of biographical information on more than 180,000 people from throughout history, around the world, and across all disciplines and subject areas. It combines more than 242,000 biographies from respected Gale Group sources with full-text articles from nearly 250 periodicals. Search for people based on one or more personal facts such as birth and death years and places, nationality, ethnicity, occupation or gender, or combine criteria to create a highly-targeted custom search path.
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Black Newspapers

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Black Thought and Culture

Black Thought and Culture from Alexander Street Press connects students and researchers with works by leading African Americans. More than 100,000 pages of monographs, speeches, essays, articles and interviews, written by leaders within the black community from earliest times to 1975, illustrate the evolution of what it means to "be black". Teachers, artists, politicians, religious leaders, athletes, veterans, entertainers and others are represented.

 

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BookFlix

BookFlix® is a family-friendly reading program that offers children and their caregivers a productive and meaningful way to spend screen time together. BookFlix thematically pairs animated stories with a nonfiction ebook for a truly unique interactive reading experience. This paired fiction and nonfiction approach encourages early learners to discover the joy of reading while building both real-world knowledge and beginning reading skills.

BookFlix includes:

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Books & Authors

Books & Authors is a reader's advisory tool designed to  connect readers with fiction and non-fiction titles based on their interests.

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Business - Gale OneFile

Gale OneFile Business provides coverage of all business disciplines, including accounting, economics, finance, marketing, management and strategy, as well as business theory and practice. Users will understand the activities of companies and industries  worldwide through business and trade publications, complemented by a selection of international, U.S., and regional news publications.

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Business Insights : Essentials

Business Insights : Essentials provides business and industry content in the following areas: Periodical articles, news articles, and press releases. Detailed information for domestic and international companies and associations, including information on:

Replaces Gale Business Resources
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Catalog of Nonprofit Literature

The Foundation Center's Free bibliographic database to access the literature of philanthropy, drawn from books, periodicals, pamphlets, and more. 60% of references have abstracts.
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ChiltonLibrary

ChiltonLibrary  includes Domestic and import vehicle information through the current model year (updated continuously),   Videos and animations showing how to complete repairs,  Wiring and vacuum diagrams, Troubleshooting and diagnostic information, Maintenance and specification tables, ASE test prep quizzes for the most popular certification exams.

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Culinary Arts - Gale OneFile

Gale OneFile Culinary Arts provides access to academic journals and magazines on all aspects of cooking and nutrition. The database includes thousands of searchable recipes, restaurant reviews, and industry information.

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Digital Microfilm - ProQuest

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

 

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Educator's Reference Complete - Gale OneFile

Educator's Reference Complete provides access to academic journals, reports, and many premier reference sources in the field of education. The majority of the full-text titles included are also found in the ERIC database. The database includes content in key subject areas including administration, bilingual education, child development and psychology, funding, health education, technology, and testing. 

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Enciclopedia Estudiantil Hallazgos

World Book’s excellent editorial content, rich media, and interactive features in Spanish.
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Entrepreneurship - Gale Business

Search Entrepreneurship to learn how to plan, fund, start or manage your small business. Resources include; sample business plans, how to guides, articles, and websites.

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Entrepreneurship - Gale OneFile

Gale OneFile Entrepreneurship provides access to academic journals and magazines perfect for both business school students and entrepreneurs. The database offers content that includes insights, tips, strategies and success stories.

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ERIC: Education Resources Information Center

ERIC is an online digital library of education research and information.  ERIC - the Education Resources Information Center is a comprehensive, easy-to
Within the ERIC Collection, you will find records for:

 

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Flipster

Read magazines online from any web browser, or install the Flipster app, available through the iTunes store and on the Google Play store to download magazines for offline reading. Browse and view magazines through Flipster. Select the Open in App option to download magazines to the app, where they can be read and managed offline.

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Fold3 Library Edition

Fold3 Library Edition by Ancestry provides convenient access to US military records, including the stories, photos, and personal documents of the men and women who served. This continually-growing collection contains millions of records from world-class archives, many of which are exclusively available on Fold3.

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Gale Business: Plan Builder

Using this resource, customers will easily turn small business ideas, plans, and finances into a comprehensive business plan. Gale Small Business Builder is a step-by-step online planning tool for starting, managing and optimizing a business or nonprofit. Users will be guided through Ideation, break-even analysis and financial projections. The product includes steps needed to create and run a non profit organization.

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Gale Courses

Short, topical courses taught by college instructors and other experts in the field, offering a high-quality, high-impact educational experience for all ages. Most courses are six weeks long and students receive a certificate upon completion.

Gale Courses includes technical, vocational, and recreational offerings such as:

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Gale In Context: High School

Student Resources In Context  includes full-text newspapers and periodicals like The Economist, The New York Times, National Geographic, Newsweek, Popular Science, Smithsonian. Provides hundreds of thousands of images, videos, and audio selections that include archival film clips, broadcast video, BBC News, New York Times video, and NPR.

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Gale In Context: Middle School

Created specifically for middle-schoolers, Gale In Context: Middle School combines the best of Gale's reference content with age-appropriate videos, newspapers, magazines, primary sources, and much more. Students will find outstanding support to complete assignments in core subjects including literature, science, social studies, and history.

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General OneFile - Gale

General OneFile provides access to more than 14,000 periodicals, newspapers, reference books, and multimedia sources, along with over 163,000 images, 6,400 audio files, and 1.3 million videos. The database is particularly useful to users conducting general reference queries, business searches, and current event research.

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General Proquest

General ProQuest contains abstracts from over 1100 magazines from 1986 to the present. Includes Newsweek, New Yorker, Jet, Rolling Stone and Science News.
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Gran Hispánica

Hispánica Saber: Gran Enciclopedia Hispánica is a comprehensive Spanish-language reference tool for upper-level students. This product is part of the World Book Online suite.
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Health and Wellness Resource Center

This comprehensive consumer health resource provides authoritative information on the full range of health-related issues, from current disease and disorder information to in-depth coverage of alternative medical practices for researchers of all levels.

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HelpNow

With HelpNow, patrons are just a click away from expert tutors and a powerful suite of services to accommodate virtually any need:

Powered by Brainfuse.

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HeritageQuest

HeritageQuest Online contains essential collections of genealogical and historical sources - with coverage dating back to the 1700s.

Now powered by Ancestry, HeritageQuest Online offers the following core data sets:

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High School Edition - Gale OneFile

High School Edition provides high school students with access to magazines, newspapers, books, and other reference content. The database offers audience-appropriate information on current events, the arts, science, popular culture, health, people, government, history, sports, and more.

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Historical Newspapers

The ProQuest Historical Newspapers database offers the original news articles exactly as they appeared to the original readers decades ago. The articles are PDF images that can be downloaded, printed or emailed.

This database includes the following newspapers:

These are available individually or in cross-searchable collections.

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Kids Infobits

Kids InfoBits is continuously updated and provides indexed, searchable content along with more than 16,600 images, over 1,700 charts and graphs, and more than 600 high-quality educational videos are provided from resources including books, magazines, and news periodicals. Kids InfoBits contains content in popular subject categories including Animals, Arts, Geography, Health, Literature, People, Social Studies, Technology, and more.

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Learning Express Library

(Formerly Learn-a-Test) A source of test preparation materials and interactive practice exams, based on official tests, that will help you improve your scores on academic, civil service, military, and professional licensing and certification exams. Immediate scoring, complete answer explanations, and individualized analysis of your score are provided.
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Legal Forms

Find a wide selection of legal forms including real estate contracts, wills, pre-marital agreements, bankruptcy, divorce, landlord tenant and many others. These forms are appropriate for use in Maryland and reflect Maryland law and legal practices. A comprehensive Maryland attorney directory and a dictionary of legal definitions explained in laymen's language are also included.

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Literary Sources

Search these resources at one time: Literature Resource Center, LitFinder, MLA International Bibliography, Literature Criticism Online and the Virtual Reference Library (Gale).

Discover new features: enhanced Subject Search, Term Frequency graphing, and an interactive Term Cluster search feature.

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Mango Languages

Mango Languages offers 71 language courses including: Latin American Spanish, Arabic, Russian, Chinese and French. Additionally, the service offers English lessons in 17 languages and specialty courses to teach cultural differences. Courses are accessible through the Mango website or using the Mango Languages app.

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Maryland Newspapers

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MedlinePlus

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/or health-related organizations. Preformulated Medline\PubMed searches are included in MedlinePlus. These 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.
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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.
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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.

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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.
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NetAdvantage (Standard & Poor’s)

NetAdvantage Features: 

Access to the Industry surveys section  permitted only at Pratt Library locations.  Remote access is not available.

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News - Gale OneFile

Gale OneFile: News provides access to full-text newspapers and allows users to search articles instantly by title, headline, date, newspaper section, or other fields. The database offers a one-stop source for current news and searchable archives.

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Newspapers.com Library Edition

Dating from the early 1700s into the 2000s, Newspapers.com Library Edition contains full runs and portions of runs of well-known, regional and state titles to small local newspapers in the United States and other countries.

World Collection
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Pamphlet Plays at Pratt

Search and filter over 6000 acting versions of play scripts available in the Humanities Department.
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ReferenceUSA : Business Database

ReferenceUSA: Business Database is a directory database of over 11 million U.S. businesses. Search by company name, type, size or location of a busines or a combination. Parent/subsidiary information is also available.
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ReferenceUSA : Health Care Database

Health Care Database, a ReferenceUSA product, is a directory database of 650,000 U.S. physicians and dentists.  Search by name, location, primary specialty or combinations.
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ReferenceUSA : Residential

ReferenceUSA: Residential Database is a database of over 11 million U.S. residents. Search by name, address, phone number or a combination.
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Safari Books Online

Current eBooks in Computer Technology and beginning programming. Includes content from top publishers such as O?Reilly, Sams, Microsoft Press and more.

 

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Salem Press Online

Access reliable Salem Press titles including:

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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.
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U.S. Government Documents

The Catalog of U.S. Government Publications (CGP) consists of both historical and current Government publications since July 1976. Eventually, the CGP, will include records dating back to the late 1800s. Several features of the new CGP include access to authenticated government documents online and the ability to save and email documents. Documents can also be located in other Federal depository libraries in any State. In addition, the U.S. Congressional Serial Set, periodicals, Internet publications, and new electronic titles can be accessed.
The Catalog of U.S. Government Publications (CGP).
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US Newsstream

US Newsstream provides key national and regional news sources from the U.S. and includes exclusive and preferred access to top titles, including The New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, Boston Globe, Newsday, and Chicago Tribune. All titles are cross searchable. News content is updated each day. Over 80 regional and local titles are included in this collection. Multiple formats are available: newswires, news journals, television and radio transcripts, blogs, podcasts, and digital-only websites.

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Value Line

Value Line provides investors with the most accurate and independently created research information available, in any format they choose, and teaches them how to use it effectively to help meet their financial objectives.  For seventy-five years Value Line has been synonymous with trust, reliability, objectivity, independence, accurate information and proven performance for investors.

Value Line is:

Value Line publishes more than a dozen print and electronic products which we think are used by more than half-a-million investors for timely information on stocks, mutual funds, special situations, options and convertibles.

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Virtual Reference Library

The GVRL: Gale Virtual Reference Library is an online ebook based reference collection available at your library and from home with your library card 24/ 7.
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World Almanac For Kids

 The World Alamanac for Kids is an ideal source for student reports, with extensive articles on animals, countries, and states including printable flags and symbols.
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World Book Online for Kids

World Book Online for Kids was developed especially for young public library patrons. The site offers easy-to-read articles and a wealth of engaging multimedia, games, science projects, interactive tools, and activities.
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World Book Student

World Book Student features current events, assessment tools for educators, and dedicated resource guides. Advanced students and adults will value thousands of articles, primary sources, and online books designed to support learning. World Book Student contains access to worldwide news publications, government links from numerous countries, and multimedia reference materials.

Special Feature: Timelines

Timelines offers visual engagements, multimedia content, and an educational games, activities, and projects. Choose one of World Book’s detailed timelines, or create your own to illustrate an assignment.

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World Book Timelines

Timelines offers visual engagements, multimedia content, and an educational games, activities, and projects. Choose one of World Book’s detailed timelines, or create your own to illustrate an assignment.

Timelines is also available through World Book Student.

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