Databases A-Z

Databases are accessible in all Caroline County Libraries. Outside the library, your 14-digit library card number will be needed for database access.


Adult Learning Center  – Live coaches help you write a winning resume, learn Microsoft Office, pass the GED, and more.

Agriculture Collection – Provides a comprehensive view of current and authoritative agriculture periodicals.

Ancestry Library Edition 
Contains marriage records for 25 states, telephone directories, church records, estate records, periodicals, research guides, the Biography & Genealogy Master Index, and more.

Books and Authors – Provides information and reviews of recommended authors and titles.

BookFlix – Pairs video storybooks with related nonfiction books, games, and puzzles.

BrainFuse – Supports adult learners and job seekers via GED prep, 24/7 Writing Lab, Live Tutoring, Skills Building, Career Resources, U.S. Citizenship Prep, Microsoft Office Essential Skills Series, and 24/7 Question Center.

Business Collection – Provides full-text coverage of all business disciplines including accounting, economics, finance, marketing, management, and strategy.

Business Economics and Theory – Access to full-text academic journals and magazines, with a strong emphasis on titles covered in the EconLit bibliographic index.

Communications and Mass Media Collection – Compiles academic journal articles on advertising, public relations, linguistics, and literature.

Criminal Justice Collection – Informs the research process for those studying law, law enforcement, terrorism, homeland security, forensic science, and more.

Creativebugoffers online video arts and crafts workshops and techniques. Learn how to paint, knit, crochet, sew, screen print, and more.

Culinary Arts Collection – Offers more than five million articles from more than 250 major cooking and nutrition magazines, as well as book reference content.

Denton Journal-Newspaper ARCHIVE  – 

The Denton Journal newspaper from 1870-1965 and other Maryland newspapers. 

Diversity Studies Collection – Collection of journals that explores cultural differences, contributions and influences in the global community.

Driver Education  – Contains state-specific information including 10 car practice tests, 6 motorcycle practice tests, 3 CDL (Commercial Driver’s License) practice tests, 3 online driver’s manuals (car, motorcycle, CDL), and a FAQ section with detailed answers to 100+ DMV-related questions.

Educators Reference Complete – Full-text for titles found in the ERIC database, covering multiple levels of education from preschool to college, and every educational specialty.

Environmental Studies and Policy Collection – Addresses environmental concerns and research with coverage from more than 300 journals and book reference content.

Expanded Academic ASAP – Full-text, abstracts, and indexes are integrated with core titles in every major academic concentration, as well as new vocational/technical titles used by community college students.

Fine Arts and Music Collection – Periodical database for serious students of drama, music, art history, and filmmaking.

Gale Courses – Convenient, instructor-led online courses on a variety of topics, including business, technology, health care, and more.

Gale in Context: Elementary – Research content designed for young learners, featuring an easy-to-use interface with age-appropriate, reliable, curriculum-related content, covering a broad range of topics.

Gale In Context: Middle School – Middle-school content covering the most-studied topics in literature, science, social studies, and history, as well as social issues.

Gale OneFile High School Edition – Research content designed for students in middle and high schools, covering a range of subjects including science, history, literature, political science, sports, and environmental studies.

Gale Presents: Peterson’s Test and Career Prep – Features interactive online practice tests for preparatory examinations including the AP exam, SAT, GRE, civil service exams for places of employment like the U.S. Post Office, NCLEX for nurses, real estate, military, PRAXIS for teachers, and GED. Also offers information about private high schools, colleges and universities, graduate schools, and specialty schools.

Gardening, Landscape and Horticulture Collection – Serves horticultural enthusiasts of all levels with more than 3.6 million articles from more than 100 journals, as well as more than 20 reference titles.

Gender Studies Collection – Offers access to scholarly journals and magazines covering topics including gender studies, family, and marital issues, LGBTQ community, and more.

Genealogy Connect – Provides a one-stop search for family names across multiple volumes, identifying connections and enriching family history.

General OneFile – Large general-interest periodical database with more than 8,000 titles, including reference, newspaper, and audio content, in addition to journals and magazines.

General Science Collection – Compiles the latest scientific developments in particle physics, advanced mathematics, nanotechnology, geology, and hundreds of other areas.

Grzimeks Animal Life Encyclopedia – A completely revised and updated version of the original work published in Germany in 1960, this edition incorporates recent developments in the animal world as noted by prominent advisors and contributors from the scientific community.

Heritage Quest – A comprehensive genealogical source powered by Ancestry that includes the census collection, city directories, military records, wills and probate records, images from the Freedman’s Bank, US Serial Sets, and plenty of maps and photos.

Home Improvement Collection – Offers more than 4.5 million articles from more than 200 home improvement-focused titles, covering topics including architectural techniques, tool and material selection, zoning requirements, and others.

Hoopla – Stream or download a variety of media, including eBooks, audiobooks, movies, tv shows, music, and more- all from major Hollywood studios, record companies, and publishers.

Hospitality, Tourism and Leisure Collection – Access to scholarly journals, magazines, and trade publications that cover topics related to travel and tourism.

Information Science and Library Issues Collection – Provides access to periodical content covering all aspects of managing and maintaining information and technology.

Insurance and Liability Collection – Connects researchers to updated articles from leading journals, including: Business Insurance, Claims, Employee Benefit News, National Underwriter Life & Health, Pensions & Investments, Risk Management, and more.

Leadership and Management Collection – Provides access to authoritative periodical content covering professional development topics including 21st century skills, learning disorders, standardized testing, and home schooling.

Mango – An online language-learning system teaching conversational skills with four areas of learning: vocabulary, grammar, pronunciation, and culture. Over 72 languages are available to English speakers and over 21 modules are available to English-as-a-second-language (ESL) learners.

Military and Intelligence Database  – Offers authoritative periodical content covering past and present military affairs.

NewsBank – Search full-text and archived articles from local newspapers including the Bay Times (8/2/06-current), The Capital (1/1/02-current), Dorchester Star (6/30/06-current), Kent County News (11/30/06-current), Record Observer (8/4/06-current), Star Democrat (11/16/05-current) and the Times Record (8/2/06-current).

Niche Academy – Short, simple tutorials for a variety of library services including databases, streaming resources, and software.

NoveList – Features read-alike recommendations, reviews, articles, lists, lexile ratings, and discussion guides for book clubs.

Nursing and Allied Health Collection – Provides access to authoritative content supporting nursing professionals already working in the field, as well as students pursuing a nursing-focused curriculum.

OneFile News – A full-text newspaper resource with access to over 2300 newspapers, images, radio/TV broadcasts, and transcripts.

OverDrive eBooks & eAudiobooks – Offers books and audio files for checkout and download, including fiction and non-fiction. Download the Libby app to read or listen on mobile devices.

Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine Collection – Offers a wide spectrum of information, including proven treatment techniques, experimental research, and more with access to academic journals and magazines covering the fields of fitness and sports.

Pop Culture Collection – Provides access to scholarly journals and magazines that both analyze and contribute to popular culture.

Popular Magazines – Provides access to the most searched magazines focusing on current events, sports, science, and health issues.

Psychology Collection – Provides access to authoritative periodical content supporting research in all fields of psychology.

Religion and Philosophy Collection – Provides access to periodical content covering topics across a wide range of philosophies and religions.

Small Business Collection – Provides authoritative periodical content supporting business school students and entrepreneurs.

Student Resources In Context – Includes cross-curricular archival film clips, images, and audio selections from NPR, BBC News, the New York Times, and more.

Udemy – provides video-based learning courses in areas such as business, technology, software, and personal development

U.S. History Collection – Provides periodical content and scholarly work covering events in U.S. history.

Vocations and Careers Collection – Provides periodical content to aid in career and vocational research — from general career guides to highly specialized industry journals.

War and Terrorism Collection – Provides authoritative periodical content addressing both historic and contemporary topics in the fields of war and terrorism.

World History Collection – Provides balanced coverage of events in world history with relevant articles, updated daily.

Worldmark Encyclopedia of the Nations – Presents easy-to-understand, detailed information on 194 countries and dependencies from around the world.

Worldmark Encyclopedia of the States – Details current geographical, social, and political data, historical narrative, and statistical information on the 50 states, District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and Caribbean and Pacific dependencies of the United States.