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These links have been selected by our librarians to help you with your homework. Some of these are link to professional databases that the library purchases for your access.

Art | Books and Language | General Help |Geography, History and Biography | Math and Science

Art National Gallery of Art Kids - A site to help children develop interpretive and analytical skills through interactive discussions of paintings and sculpture in the National Gallery of Art.

Smarthistory - A multimedia web-book about art and art history made available by the Khan Academy.






Books and Language Literature Resource Center - Provides access to biographies, bibliographies, and critical analyses of more than 90,000 authors from every age and literary discipline including the most studied authors. Searchable by author name, title, genre, literary movements and themes.

Novelist - Have you ever found yourself saying, what will I read next? This online research tool will help you choose that next Science Fiction or Mystery title, and provide book reviews, descriptions, and links to author home pages and other fiction web sites to help you make your decision.

Rosetta Stone - Learn over 30 languages through the well-known immersion method! On your computer, tablet or mobile device. NEW! Mobile App instructions

Sight Words - A curriculum, sponsored by the Georgia Preschool Association, for teaching Phonemic Awareness (also called Pre-Phonics) to children.


General Help (Encyclopedias, Dictionaries, Facts, and Magazines) Explora - Primary Schools - Designed specifically for elementary school students, this database provides access to popular full-text magazines for elementary school research. (This covers the content that was formerly covered under Primary Search and Kids Search)

Explora - Public Libraries - Supports student research. Search results include articles, essays, and primary source documents.

Explora - Secondary Schools - Offers the most complete collection of full-text reference resources available for middle schools. (This covers content that was formerly covered in Middle Search Plus)

Funk & Wagnall’s New World Encyclopedia - This database provides over 25,000 encyclopedic entries covering a variety of subject areas.

Magazine Index (Explora ) - Includes Consumer Reports - This database contains full text for nearly 1,700 periodicals covering general reference, business, consumer, health, education, general science issues and more. Also includes 500 reference books, 107,000 primary source documents, and 510,000 photos, maps & flags. (This covers the content that was formerly covered in MasterFILE Premiere including Consumer Reports)


Geography, History and Biography Biography in Context - Fully searchable biographical information on more than 1 million people throughout history, around the world, and across all disciplines and subject areas. Includes pictures.

Carroll County Times Archive - Full-text access to the Carroll County Times for the years 1933 - 2014.

History Reference Center - Features more than 1,620 reference books, encyclopedias and non-fiction books from leading history publishers. Also includes leading history magazines and journals, historical documents, biographies of historical figures, historical photos and maps, and 80 historical video.

Infoplease Atlas - A good general atlas.

MD Kids' Page - The official Maryland Kids' Page sponsored by the Office of the Secretary of State. Includes facts and trivia.


Math and Science Discovery School's Webmath - Enter your math homework problem and Webmath will solve it for you.

eNature.com - Field guides and more for all kinds of wildlife including animals, birds, insects, and plants.

How Stuff Works - Just how did they do that? Find out how all kinds of things really work.

Science Reference Center - This comprehensive research database provides access to a multitude of science-oriented content covering biology, the environment, mathematics, physics, wildlife and more. Contains hundreds of science encyclopedias, reference books, journals, images, videos and more.

Science Reference Center - This comprehensive research database provides access to a multitude of science-oriented content covering biology, the environment, mathematics, physics, wildlife and more. Contains hundreds of science encyclopedias, reference books, journals, images, videos and more.


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