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Click on database image (in alphabetical order) to go directly to subscribed database.

*For at-home access, refer to the Online Resources WS or contact the media specialist.


Description: A free, 24/7 chat service for Maryland residents and students. Partners with Maryland libraries to find answers to questions and provide research guidance. Select your library (or nearest library) and get connected now. 


Description: Animated movies, learning games, interactive quizzes, primary source activities, concept mapping, and more. Includes BrainPOP Jr. (K-3), BrainPOP, BrainPOP Español, BrainPOP Français, and BrainPOP ESL (for English language learners). They cover topics within Science, Math, Social Studies, English Language Arts, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Music, Health, Reading, and Writing.

Britannica Databases:

Description: The rich combination of the insightful Encyclopædia Britannica plus Merriam-Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary and Thesaurus, magazines and periodicals, and many other research tools provides reliable sources needed to consult when conducting thorough research.  

Description: Explore the rich and varied American history through primary sources such as speeches, historical accounts, memoirs, poems, images and multimedia.

Description: Spanish encyclopedia, images, videos, and Spanish language learning materials.

Description: Access more than two million rights-cleared images from over 50 of the best collections in the world.

Description: Comprehensive Spanish language encyclopedia available today. It features 145,000 articles plus timelines, an atlas, and a dictionary.

Description: Offers quick access to reliable, comprehensive info with more than 150,000 articles and 30,000 images in Japanese.

Description: Three encyclopedias in one: Encyclopaedia Britannica, Compton’s by Britannica and Britannica Elementary. You can choose in which level to begin your search, but can also search across all three levels.

Description: Britannica Webster’s Third New International Dictionary Unabridged. Largest, and most comprehensive, American dictionary.


As of 10/1/18, World Data Analyst is no longer in production. The link has been changed to two options within Britannica School: 




*Use your Google Apps username ( and password to access

Description: Plethora of resources for both students and staff, such as interactive games, videos, contests, virtual labs and activities designed to help you dive deeper into a topic.


FACTS ON FILE (Infobase Learning)​:

Issues & Controversies - Provides exclusive, extensive coverage of hundreds of today's hot topics, with unbiased analysis and rich related resources.

Issues & Controversies in American History - Builds a deeper understanding of how historical events have shaped our nation by exploring the key players and the battles they fought.


GALE databases:

Academic OneFile Scholarly journals and periodicals across academic disciplines.


Biography Biographical and contextual information on notable people throughout history


Books and Authors  provides opportunity to explore fiction genres and essential nonfiction titles. Includes a What Do I Read Next? to support readers advisory.


Chilton Library - Auto Repair provides the most authoritative automotive repair information available to car owners. There are thousands of year, make and model combinations covering the most popular vehicles of the past 30 years, plus additional coverage of specialty models.


Educator’s Reference Academic articles, reports, news, book reports, and more in the field of education


Gale E-books Enjoy unlimited access to top reference eBooks.


Gale In Context Middle & High School includes reference information in videos, newspapers, magazines, primary sources, and much more. Categories cover a range of the most-studied topics including cultures, government, people, U.S. and world history, literature, and more.


General OneFile includes articles from magazines, books, newspapers, and academic journals on over 500 topics.


Global Issues International academic perspectives on global issues


Kids Infobits Learn about animals, plants, music science, sports, and more


OneFile News includes regional, national and world newspapers


Opposing Viewpoints InContext  provides information and opinions on hundreds of today's hottest social issues. Includes continuously updated viewpoints, topic overviews, full-text magazines, academic journals, news articles, primary source documents, statistics, images, videos, audio files and links to vetted websites.

U.S. History InContext  provides information on hundreds of the most significant people, events and topics in U.S. History. Includes  full-text magazines, academic journals, news articles, primary source documents, images, videos, audio files and links to vetted websites.


Need homework help? Then call Homework Hotline Live or HHL for short. With HHL, you get FREE after-school homework help from MCPS teachers. You can call the LIVE TV show at 301-279-3234 OR send a question online via text or e-mail. When school is in session, watch teachers answer your homework questions live on MCPS-TV from 4:30 to 6 pm on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays. And you can get online help from 6 to 9 pm on Monday through Thursday. Download the free HHL app on website.


LearningExpress PrepStep - provides easy, one-stop access to interactive tutorials, practice tests, flashcards and downloadable e-books for career and college readiness, including practice tests for ACT, SAT, and AP exams.


Description: MANGO is a language learning program containing over 30 world languages to support learning of conversational and formal language.


Description: More databases at your fingertips! Apply for a personal library card to take advantage of all the features. Select "Research" from the top menu bar, then "All Electronic Resources" to access the county's online databases.  


*Use your Google Apps username and password to access

Description: Online bibliography (Works Cited) composer and note taking tool. 

See below for video tutorials on the following NoodleTools issues:

  • How do I set up a collaboration with my teammates (student to student)?
  • ​How do I copy and paste a pre-formatted citation?  
  • How do I export my sources page (Works Cited) to MS Word or Google Docs?


ProQuest databases:

Description: Up-to-date information on 182 countries and cultures. Twenty-five categories are tracked including history, land and climate, religion, personal appearance, gestures, language, government, family, dating and marriage.

Description: More than 180,000 full-text works of poetry, prose, and drama from around the world with study aids. Offers secondary sources such as author biographies and multimedia, as well as literary criticisms, essays, reviews, and interviews drawn from more than 100 full-text literary magazines and journals. Includes KnowledgeNotes™ Study Guides for in-depth analysis of the most frequently studied literary works, from Aeschylus to Toni Morrison.

Description: Database includes carefully selected full-text articles and images from more than 1,600 domestic and international newspapers, magazines, government documents, and websites.

Description: SIRS Issues Researcher provides authoritative insight into the most-studied social issues by delivering the pros and cons from relevant, credible documents and graphics selected by trained editors and curated from over 2,000 global sources.


Description: Offering more than 50 complete units of study with over 6,500 science-related assets in a variety of media, ScienceFlix provides students with a better understanding of science concepts and ideas through hands-on projects, videos, multiple text types, interactive features and more.


Description: Unique service that provides up close and personal interviews with some of the most loved and respected young adult authors. 

Description: Rosen Digital database offering articles correlated to state, national, and provincial standards, including Common Core Health and Science. Topics covered include diseases, drugs, alcohol, nutrition, mental health, suicide, bullying, LGBTQ issues, and more.

Description: Search by categories or an index to find a large selection of online books with a read-aloud function, music, and large navigation buttons to stop/pause. Includes bilingual titles and games/puzzles.


Description: Encyclopaedia Universalis is a valuable resource for all French language students.There is access to more than 38,000 articles including exclusive articles weekly and monthly dossiers to understand the issues and problems of our times; 25,000 media items; a world atlas with over 1400 maps; an integrated dictionary with 120,000 entries; and a guide to selected Web sites.


Universalis Junior Online, created in collaboration with American and French education experts, provides a fresh look at a wide array of topics such as history, geography, science, and technology. In this engaging learning environment, French-language students will be challenged with progressively more complex vocabulary.