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- Biography In Context

- Notable Sports Figures


- Small Business Resource Center Database

- Business Plans Database

- Demographics Now

- Reference USA

- Agricultural Collection

- Business and Economics

- Encyclopedia of American Industries 

- Encyclopedia of Emerging Industries

- Making Sense of Economics and Personal Finance

- Morningstar Investment Research Center

- Small Business Builder

Career and College

- Career and Education Practice Tests

- Learning Express Test & Career Preparation (v 3.0)

- Employment (Life and Career Skills series)

- Job Search Resources

Community Information

- Maryland Community Services Locator
- Cecil County Community Services & Resource Directory


- Cooking Collection

Current Events and Issues

- Issues and Controversies

- World News Digest


- Auto Repair
- Hobbies and Crafts Reference Center

- Home Improvement Collection

- Gardening, Landscape and Horticulture

- Vintage Small Engine Repair Reference Center


- Educator's Reference Complete

- ERIC - Education Resources Information Center

- Explora Educator's Edition

Fast Facts

- Funk and Wagnalls Encyclopedia


- Heritage Quest


- Health and Wellness Resource Center

- Nursing and Allied Health Database

- Consumer Best Buy Reports--Drugs

- Encyclopedia of Nursing and Allied Health

- MedLinePlus

- Nursing Procedures Made Incredibly Easy

- Health and Wellness (Life and Career Skills series)


- U.S. History in Context

- World History in Context

- Eras of American History, Colonial to Modern Day

- History of American Wars Collection

- Renaissance and Reformation Reference Library

- Western Maryland History Online

- World News Digest

- Civics

- Worldmark Encyclopedia of the States

Homework Help

- Student Resource in Context

- Funk and Wagnalls Encyclopedia

- Kids InfoBits

- Explora Primary Schools

- Explora Secondary Schools

- Gale Virtual Reference Library


- Morningstar Investment Research Center

Legal Help

- Code of Maryland Regulations (COMAR)

- Maryland's Peoples Law Library

- Maryland Law Code and Rules of Procedure


- Encyclopedia of Mythology

- Literature Criticism and Author Information

Magazines, Journals & Newspapers

- Magazine & Journal Articles (includes Consumer Reports)

- Educator's Reference Complete

- Kids InfoBits

- Newspapers

- Student Resource in Context

- Explora Primary Schools

- Explora Secondary Schools

- Explora Educator's Edition

- Explora Public Libraries

- RBdigital Magazines (formerly Zinio - free online magazines through the library)

Practice Tests

- CCPL's Test Prep and Scholarships Resources

- Learning Express Test & Career Preparation

- Testing and Education Reference Center

- Maryland MVA Online Driver Tutorial

- MVA Practice Tests

Reading Recommendations

- Books and Authors

- Bookmate, our personalized recommendation service


- Encyclopedia of Religion

- Encyclopedia of Religious Practices

- Encyclopedia of Philosophy


- Science Reference Center

- Alternative Energy

- Chemical Elements

- Encyclopedia of Biomes

- Grizmek's Animal Life

- How Everyday Products are Made

- Real-Life Math

- Today's Science

- Endangered Species

- Personal Finance

- Encyclopedia of Weather and Natural Disasters


- Travel Collection