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Online Research (databases)

These professional online resources link you to the best information on hundreds of topics. The library pays the fee for the premium resources so you don't have to.

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AllData Pro - Vehicle Repair Manuals - Premium Resource
Online resource for automotive diagnostic and car repair information. Includes maintenance schedules, service bulletins, wiring diagrams, and diagnostic flowcharts. Username: Comp4470 Password: Comp4470

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Ancestry Library - Premium Resource
Search for your ancestors! Includes charts and forms to help you build your family tree. Temporarily available outside of our branches during our closure..

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

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Books and Authors - Premium Resource
Offers new ways to explore readers’ advisory by topic, genre, and more.

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Books in Print - Premium Resource
Provides publishing information on millions of in-print, out-of-print, and forthcoming books, audiobooks and videos. Read the first chapter of more than 30,000 titles as well as many full-text reviews. Log in to use the site: username: carrpub password: ccpl2009.

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Brainfuse HelpNow - Premium Resource
Live online tutoring and more! Chat online with a tutor 2 p.m. to 11 p.m. seven days a week. Kindergarten through college students can get help in math, science, English, social studies and more. Build academic skills through diagnostic skills, lessons, flash-cards and quizzes. Adults can access resources for GED, Microsoft Office skills and resume writing.

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Brainfuse JobNow - Premium Resource
JobNow features powerful tools and live online experts to help you with career planning, job searches, resume writing, interview preparation and test taking. An excellent resource to help you be successful in the job market.

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Brainfuse VetNow - Premium Resource
VetNow offers live online resources specifically for veterans and their families. Access the VetNow Navigator to understand and apply for benefits, get answers to your questions about benefits, connect with community resources, and locate claims agents. Access the job tools section for all aspects of the job application process from resume writing to interview preparation with a live online tutor! Or focus on getting college ready with live help, lessons and test prep.

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Carroll Community College Miller Center for Small Business
Carroll Community College Miller Center for Small Business and the Carroll Business Path are resources for small business owners, entrepreneurs and start-ups.

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Carroll County Business-Employment Resource Center
BERC is a one-stop workforce development center dedicated to meeting the workforce needs of businesses and community residents in Carroll County, Maryland.

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Carroll County Times Archive - Premium Resource
Full-text access to the Carroll County Times for the years 1933 - 2016.

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Chilton Library - Premium Resource
This 24-hour on-call "mechanic" provides quick online access to repair, maintenance and service information for most popular cars, trucks, vans, and SUVs on the road today.

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Code of Maryland
This resource provices browsing and keyword searchable access to the Code of Maryland.

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Consumer Reports - Premium Resource
Consumer Reports provides the latest ratings and reviews plus rigorous reporting on issues that impact consumers. Consumer Reports is one of the most trusted sources for information and advice on consumer products and services.

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FindLaw
Links to most everything legal.

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Gale Academic OneFile Select - Premium Resource
Provides access to scholarly journals, magazines, and newspapers across multiple subject area, including the arts and humanities, social sciences, and science and technology.

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Gale General OneFile - Premium Resource
A general interest periodical resource providing access to full-text articles from thousands of popular magazines.

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Gale In Context: High School - Premium Resource
An engaging online experience for those seeking contextual information on a wide array of subjects. The solution merges Gale's authoritative and continuously updated reference content with full-text magazines, academic journals, news articles, primary source documents, images, videos, audio files and links to vetted websites organized into a user-friendly portal experience.

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Gale In Context: Middle School - Premium Resource
Created specifically for middle-schoolers, Research In Context 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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Gale OneFile: Business - Premium Resource
Find authoritative periodical information on all aspects of Business. Key subjects include all business disciplines, including accounting, economics, finance, marketing, management and strategy, as well as business theory and practice.

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Gale OneFile: Educator's Reference Complete - Premium Resource
Provides access to more than 1,100 periodicals on education topics ranging from preschool to college and every educational specialty--such as technology, bilingual education, health education and testing. Primarily for educators.

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Gale OneFile: High School Edition - Premium Resource
This version of InfoTrac 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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Gale OneFile: Home Improvement - Premium Resource
Provides access to titles covering topics including architectural techniques, tool and material selection, zoning requirements, and others. The database offers content that meets the needs of hobbyists and professionals alike.

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Gale OneFile: News - Premium Resource
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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Gale OneFile: Science - Premium Resource
Provides access to scholarly journals and magazines covering the latest scientific developments. Key subjects covered by the database include biological sciences, computing, engineering, and technology.

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Gale OneFile: US History - Premium Resource
Find authoritative periodical information on all aspects of U.S. History. Key subjects include coverage of events in U.S. history and scholarly work being established in the field.

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Gale OneFile: World History - Premium Resource
Find authoritative periodical information on all aspects of World History. Key subjects include balanced coverage of events in world history and scholarly work being established in the field.

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Google Translate
Translates words, phrases, and web pages between English and over 100 other languages.

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HeritageQuest - Premium Resource
Search U.S. Census records from 1790-1930, by place of birth, age, ethnicity, etc. Includes the complete text of more than 25,000 family and local history books, searchable by every word. Great for beginning researchers.

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

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Kelley Blue Book
Automotive and Motorcycle Value Guides.

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Kids InfoBits - Premium Resource
Cross-curricular research and homework help for K-5 students. A graphic interface and a subject-based topic tree search will appeal to the early learner.

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Lynda.com from Linkedin - Premium Resource
Lynda.com, a LinkedIn Company is an online educational site that includes over 5,700 courses (and over 180,000 videos) in popular fields like web design, web development, IT, education/instruction, media production, and business. Experts create and deliver all courses as well as provide supplemental materials like exercise files and relevant work samples. Users will need to create accounts in order to track course progress, create playlists of potential coursework, and keep course notes.

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Mango Languages - Premium Resource
Self-paced learning in 70+ languages available across desktop, tablet, and mobile devices.

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Maryland Business Express
Wish to start a business in Maryland? Maryland Business Express is a Maryland state government site that provides information and step-by-step instructions for the process of starting a business in Maryland.

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Maryland People's Law Library
Provides legal self-help information on popular subjects including Consumer, Health, Criminal, Government benefits and more.

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Maryland State Law Library
Provides Maryland's citizens information on legal resources, and opportunities to ask question about accessing legal information.

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MedlinePlus
Provides information on hundreds of diseases, conditions and wellness issues.

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MorningStar - Premium Resource
Morningstar products provide investment information, data and analysis on nearly 100,000 worldwide securities.

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NADA
Automotive, recreational, marine, power sports and aircraft price guides.

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NoveList - Premium Resource
Have you ever found yourself saying, what will I read next? This online research tool for adults and children will help you choose that next title and provide book reviews, descriptions, and links to author home pages and other fiction web sites to help you make your decision.

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Occupational Outlook Handbook - Premium Resource
Career information on duties, education and training, pay, and outlook for hundreds of occupations. Provided by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor.

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RB digital - Premium Resource
More than a mobile reading application, RB digital provides access to the digital editions of the magazines you love, delivering the exact same material you get in print‚ plus exclusive features like video, audio and live links, on your iPad, iPhone, desktop and laptop.

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Testing and Education Reference Center - Premium Resource
An online tool library customers and students of all ages can use for standardized test preparation, researching and selecting college and graduate schools, finding tuition assistance, and exploring careers. Includes test prep assistance for career certification exams, as well as, advice on resumes, cover letters, interviewing and networking, and so much more.

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The New York Times - Home Access - Premium Resource
Access The New York Times here for 72 hours of full off-site access. You will need to create an account with the New York Times.

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The New York Times - In-Library Access - Premium Resource
Access The New York Times for free from any CCPL branch. You will need to create an account with the New York Times.

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The Washington Post - Home Access - Premium Resource
Access The Washington Post here for 7 days of full off-site access. You will need to create an account with The Washington Post.

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The Washington Post - In-Library Access - Premium Resource
Access The Washington Post for free from any CCPL branch.

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Value Line - Premium Resource
Value Line is a complete investment management solution that enables both new and experienced investors to make timely, better-informed decisions. It provides a wealth of in-depth financial information, objective research, insightful commentary, proven price projections, and advanced analytical tools.