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Maryland AskUsNow! is a 24/7 live online interactive service for the residents and students of the state of Maryland. It uses the expertise of trained librarians to provide answers to questions, research guidance, and help navigating the Internet. The librarian should be able to take you to various websites and will communicate with you using Internet chat. A normal session lasts no longer than 15-20 minutes. The librarian may offer to follow-up by e-mail if your question cannot be answered online in this timeframe.

Available to:
All Counties
See also:
  • For Students
  • General Reference

Beanstack is a free service provided by your local library to help families discover books and apps based on your child's age and interests. Our goal is help prepare your child for school and ensure that he or she is reading at or above grade level by third grade. All books recommended are available for free at your library.

• Access for Allegany County Library - http://alleganycountylibrary.beanstack.org (Ends June 30, 2018)
• Access for Ruth Enlow Library of Garrett County - http://relib.beanstack.org (Ends June 30, 2018)
• Access for Washington County Free Library - http://washcolibrary.beanstack.org

Available to:
Washington County
See also:
  • Education
  • For Students
  • Literature
You must use the local library site from this page to access remotely

Scholastic BookFlix is a new online literacy resource that pairs classic video storybooks from Weston Woods with related nonfiction eBooks from Scholastic to build a love of reading and learning. The engaging way to link fact and fiction, BookFlix reinforces early reading skills and introduces children to a world of knowledge and exploration.

Available to:
All Counties
See also:
  • For Students
  • Literature

Guide to thousands of 2- and 4-year schools in the U.S. and Canada. Covers the expected listings and detailed descriptions, degree programs offered, scholarships, and occupational education programs.

Available to:
All Counties
See also:
  • Academic/Career/ Vocational Test Preparation
  • eBooks
  • For Students

College Navigator is your direct link to nearly 7,000 colleges and universities in the United States. If you are thinking about a large university, a small liberal arts college, a specialized college, a community college, a career or technical college or a trade school, you can find information on all of them here.

Available to:
All Counties
See also:
  • Academic/Career/ Vocational Test Preparation
  • For Students

EBSCO Discovery Service provides users with an easy, yet powerful means of accessing all of an institution's information resources through a single search. This is achieved by harvesting metadata from both internal (library) and external (database vendors) sources, and creating a pre-indexed service of unprecedented size and speed. Although the resulting collection can be massive in size and scope, the fact that it is indexed locally (on the EBSCOhost® servers) allows for exceptionally fast search response times.

Available to:
All Counties
See also:
  • Education
  • Encyclopedias
  • For Students
  • General Reference
  • Magazines and Newspapers

Explora is EBSCO's interface for Schools and Public Libraries. Designed to meet the unique needs of its users, Explora supports both student research and classroom instruction with the following features:

  • Simple search that quickly delivers relevant results
  • Easy-to-browse categories organized by popular topic
  • Topic overviews that provide students with a starting point for research
  • Colorful, mobile-friendly design with feature areas that provide context to students
  • Reading level indicators (Lexile® Measures) to simplify discovery of grade-appropriate content
  • Text-to-speech for HTML articles to assist struggling readers or those learning English
  • Curriculum Standards Module to help educators correlate EBSCO content quickly and easily to Common Core, state- or province-specific curriculum standards
Available to:
All Counties
See also:
  • Education
  • Encyclopedias
  • For Students
  • General Reference
  • Magazines and Newspapers

Explora is EBSCO's interface for Schools and Public Libraries. Designed to meet the unique needs of its users, Explora supports both student research and classroom instruction with the following features:

  • Simple search that quickly delivers relevant results
  • Easy-to-browse categories organized by popular topic
  • Topic overviews that provide students with a starting point for research
  • Colorful, mobile-friendly design with feature areas that provide context to students
  • Reading level indicators (Lexile® Measures) to simplify discovery of grade-appropriate content
  • Text-to-speech for HTML articles to assist struggling readers or those learning English
  • Curriculum Standards Module to help educators correlate EBSCO content quickly and easily to Common Core, state- or province-specific curriculum standards
Available to:
All Counties
See also:
  • Education
  • For Students
  • General Reference

Explora is EBSCO's interface for Schools and Public Libraries. Designed to meet the unique needs of its users, Explora supports both student research and classroom instruction with the following features:

  • Simple search that quickly delivers relevant results
  • Easy-to-browse categories organized by popular topic
  • Topic overviews that provide students with a starting point for research
  • Colorful, mobile-friendly design with feature areas that provide context to students
  • Reading level indicators (Lexile® Measures) to simplify discovery of grade-appropriate content
  • Text-to-speech for HTML articles to assist struggling readers or those learning English
  • Curriculum Standards Module to help educators correlate EBSCO content quickly and easily to Common Core, state- or province-specific curriculum standards
Available to:
All Counties
See also:
  • Education
  • For Students
  • General Reference

Explora is EBSCO's interface for Schools and Public Libraries. Designed to meet the unique needs of its users, Explora supports both student research and classroom instruction with the following features:

  • Simple search that quickly delivers relevant results
  • Easy-to-browse categories organized by popular topic
  • Topic overviews that provide students with a starting point for research
  • Colorful, mobile-friendly design with feature areas that provide context to students
  • Reading level indicators (Lexile® Measures) to simplify discovery of grade-appropriate content
  • Text-to-speech for HTML articles to assist struggling readers or those learning English
  • Curriculum Standards Module to help educators correlate EBSCO content quickly and easily to Common Core, state- or province-specific curriculum standards
Available to:
All Counties
See also:
  • Education
  • For Students
  • General Reference

Brainfuse’s “HelpNow” is a comprehensive suite of tutoring services designed for a range of academic needs; whether it’s tackling a tough homework problem, learning an academic skill, or writing a term paper. “HelpNow” is available for students in grades K through Adult Learners in the following subjects: Math, Science, Social Studies, English/Language Arts that includes writing assistance and Reading Comprehension/Grammar/Vocabulary Skills Building, English Literature and Foreign Languages.

Available to:
All Counties
See also:
  • Academic/Career/ Vocational Test Preparation
  • Education
  • For Students
  • Practice Tests

LearningExpress Library features online tutorials, practice tests, and e-books to help patrons of all ages. It offers job search and workplace skills improvement, skill building in reading, writing, math, and basic science, career certification and licensure exam prep, college and grad school entrance test prep, GED® test prep, and more.

Please use the access links from your local library website.

Available to:
All Counties
See also:
  • Academic/Career/ Vocational Test Preparation
  • For Students

Milestone Documents in American History is a robust online database that includes the complete content of printed reference sets, free. Purchasing printed reference delivers online access at no additional cost. Salem currently offers this service with three series of historical reference: Milestone Documents - A new, primary source series; The Decades - Salem's critically acclaimed American history series; Great Lives from History - The definitive, worldwide biographical resource.

Available to:
Washington County
See also:
  • For Students
  • History

NoveList K-8 contains materials for all K-8 grade levels and includes picture books, children's "chapter" books and young adult titles. Updated monthly, NoveList K-8 is your starting place for learning about the books that you and your students need and will want to read!

Available to:
All Counties
See also:
  • For Students
  • Literature

Recognized as a leader in technology-based language learning, Rosetta Stone® offers libraries and their patrons the proven immersion method that more than 20,000 schools and 9,000 businesses have trusted for over the last 20+ years. Our award-winning interactive approach has been used by millions of learners around the world and now is accessible in the library— or anywhere, anytime.

Rosetta Stone® Library Solution features:

  • 30 languages to meet a range of community needs
  • 50 hours of foundational instruction
  • Core lessons to build reading, writing, speaking, and listening skills
  • Focused activities to refine grammar, vocabulary, pronunciation,and more
  • Mobile apps that enable learners to reinforce language on the go Provide an award-winning language program that pokies..online.com benefits individual patrons and the community you serve. With Rosetta Stone Library Solution, administrators and database managers are able to get a new program up and running quickly— so learners can begin their language journey right away.
Available to:
All Counties
See also:
  • For Students
  • Languages

Provides more than 4,200 sources of education-related financial aid and awards at all levels of study. Includes a section on federal financial aid that features a quick summary of programs sponsored by the federal government. Also includes a state-by-state listing of agencies that users can contact in their home state.

Available to:
All Counties
See also:
  • Academic/Career/ Vocational Test Preparation
  • eBooks
  • Education
  • For Students

Science Reference Center™ is a comprehensive research database that provides easy access to a multitude of full-text science-oriented content. Designed to meet every student's science research needs, Science Reference Center contains full text for hundreds of science encyclopedias, reference books, periodicals, and other sources.

Available to:
All Counties
See also:
  • For Students
  • Science

TrueFlix™ is the only online resource that leverages the award-winning True Books content to help students hone literacy skills, build knowledge of subject-area content, and cultivate 21st Century skills through the inquiry process.

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*TrueFlix Technical Requirements

TrueFlix streaming video and animations require a T1 connection or higher and Macromedia Flash Player 9 or higher (this is a free download at www.adobe.com).  

For PC:

  • At minimum a Pentium II processor with 128 MB of RAM with Windows 98, Windows 2000, or Windows XP operating system.
  • Browsers: IE 6.0 (7.0 for Windows XP) and Firefox 2.x.
  • 15-inch monitor with the resolution set at 1024 x 768 for best viewing (will operate fine at 800 x 600) with high 16-bit colors or higher selected.

For Mac:

  • Macintosh OS
  • XBrowsers: Safari 1.0 or higher and Firefox 2.x.
  • 15-inch monitor with the resolution set at 1024 x 768 (will operate fine at 800 x 600) with "thousands of colors" selected.

 TrueFlix includes numerous audio features and therefore requires speakers or headsets.

Available to:
All Counties
See also:
  • Education
  • For Students
  • History
  • Science

e-Books for e-Kids

Available to:
Washington County
See also:
  • For Students
  • Literature

Features the content of The World Book Encyclopedia, plus 16 additional databases, which include an online atlas, Spanish-language encyclopedia, teacher resources, World Book Kids, images and sounds, current events, and an online version of the World Book Dictionary.

Available to:
All Counties
See also:
  • Encyclopedias
  • For Students
  • General Reference
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