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Anne Arundel County Public Schools provides several databases that may be accessed through this link.  Descriptions and links are provided on this web page.
sailor Sailor provides an assortment of research databasess.  It is supported by the State of Maryland through the annual State Library Resource Center grant and made available free of charge to Maryland residents. Every Marylander will find something that supports his or her information needs in this collection, whether the interest is personal, professional, recreational or educational.
Discovery_Education Cross-curricular resource designed to engage students and provide educators with instructional support.  Thousands of learning videos, objects, tools, and assessment activities encourage student content creation, critical thinking, and collaboration.  Student access!

World Book


World Book Online Reference Center is a general encyclopedia that gives an overview of most subjects and much more. World Book also includes Research Tools, In the Headlines, Trianing Guides.Primary source documents and ebooks fully integrated with encyclopedia content plus timelines, citation builder, and saved research. ( 3 additional languages)



MAS ULTRA - Over 500 magazines, 107,000 documents, 360 Reference books. Additional Databases: Auto Repair Reference Center, AP Images Collections, Biography Reference Center, Business Searching Interface, Literary Reference Center, Novel List Plus, Points of View, Science Reference Center, Poetry & Short Story Reference Center, eBooks Mobile App, History Reference Center, Hobbies and Crafts Reference Center, Home Improvement Reference Center, Small Engine Repair Reference Center, Job and Career Accelerator, Prep Step, Professional Databases for Teachers, Psychology and Behavioral Sciences Collection.

Sage Professional Journals

SAGE is the world's 5th largest journals publisher. includes more than 900 journals spanning the Humanities, Social Sciences, and Science, Technology, and Medicine, and more than 400 are published on behalf of learned societies and institutions. Learn more: https://us.sagepub.com/en-us/nam/journals

Gale Professional

Gale Professional Virtual Library is a collection of 35 ASCD E-BOOKS.


SIRS RESEARCHER-general reference on popular topics SIRS GOVERNMENT REPORTER-documents, supreme court cases and more SIRS RENAISSANCE-information in the Arts and Humanities SIRS NETSELECT-database of Internet resources Interactive Citizenship-What every citizen needs to know

AP Images

A primary source database from the Associated Press that takes users on a sensory journey of photographs, audio sound bites, graphics and text spanning over 160 years of history - visually stimulating imagery meant for use in research papers, theses, reports and PowerPoint presentations.


Concise, reliable, and up-to-date reports on more than 200 countries, each U.S. state, and all 13 Canadian provinces and territories

Popular Science

Americana: a general encyclopedia that gives an overview on most subjects. The New Book of Popular Science: latest in-depth science, health, and technology research and news. Included is This day in history, Featured Showcase, Dalily News and Lesson Plans and Resources for Educators.

Gale Databases

Databases across the curriculum: Literature Resource Center, Literature Resources, LitFinder for Schools, Science Resource Center, History Resource Center -U.S. and World, plus Virtual Reference Library.

ABC-CLIO Social Studies Web Sites: World & U.S History & Geography.
Historical Newspaper

ProQuest Historical Newspapers-the definitive digital archive-offers full-text and full-image articles for 5 significant newspapers dating back to the 18th Century.

prep PrepSTEP features academic skill building, college placement test preparation, college and life skills tutorials, soft skills training, career advancement resources, professional licensing and certification test prep, basic computer skills training and much more.
wink FactCite is a fully searchable online information resource including biographies, mythology, reference, science & much more.
Oxford English Dictionary The Oxford English Dictionary Online:  more than 600,000 words, over a thousand years
African American

The Oxford African American Studies Center focuses on the lives and events which have shaped African American and African history and culture.  It provides students, scholars and librarians with more than 10,000 articles by top scholars in the field.

American National Biography Online: The landmark American National Biography offers portraits of more than 19,000 men and women -- from all eras and walks of life -- whose lives have shaped the nation. More than a decade in preparation, the American National Biography is the first biographical resource of this scope to be published in more than sixty years.

230+ in-depth, specialized titles from Oxford University Press’s award-winning Encyclopedias and Companions, and a selection of partner publishers’ scholarly works.

Oxford Art Online offers access to the most authoritative, inclusive, and easily searchable online art resources available today. Through a single, elegant gateway users can access—and simultaneously cross-search—an expanding range of Oxford’s acclaimed art reference works.

Oxford Dictionaries Online Oxford Dictionaries a tool to improve communication through an understanding and passion for language.
Financial From personal and household finance to market economics and globalization, Rosen Digital’s Financial Literacy database makes economics and money management easy to understand and highly engaging.
teen health Award-winning, critically acclaimed online resource—provides high school students with nonjudgmental, straightforward, standards-aligned, curricular and self-help support  Robust and interactive, that speaks over 50 language.  Special features: social bookmarking, video and personalized health calculators.
Ferguson’s Career Guidance Center is an award-winning comprehensive resource for career exploration and planning that allows users to quickly find the valuable career information they need, whether it’s industry and professions articles, school planning resources, or skills and career advice.

Award-winning Bloom’s Literature is a tool for enriching the study of literature:  400 full-length performance videos, 800 classic works, 190+  books edited by Harold Bloom, thousands of images, Shakespeare Center, including the full text of all of his plays and a “How to Write about” section covering how to write a good essay, etc..

 Issues & Controversies helps researchers understand today’s crucial issues by exploring hundreds of hot topics in politics, government, business, society, education, and popular culture.