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Research Databases

Maryland’s public libraries make a shared collection of Internet-based databases available through Sailor to ensure equal access to online research databases for all Maryland residents across the state. This common collection anchors the broader collections of online databases provided locally by the libraries.

Sailor Research Databases are supported by the State of Maryland through the annual State Library Resource Center grant and are made available free of charge to Maryland residents. The Database Review Committee was established by the Maryland Library Consortium to select and negotiate database products on behalf of Maryland libraries through Sailor. These databases can be accessed by anyone with a valid library card from any library in the State of Maryland.

List of Databases

You will need to enter a valid Maryland library card number to access these databases.

Auto Repair Reference Center
Find step-by-step auto repair procedures written specifically for the home mechanic, but comprehensive enough for professional technicians.Business Source Premier
Search business related newspapers and journals. Non-journal content includes company Funk & Wagnalls New Encyclopedia
Find reliable information on a wide variety of topics. For Middle and High School students.

HeritageQuest Online
Trace your family history and/or American cultural history.

History Reference Center
Search History oriented reference books, encyclopedias, journals, documents, biographies, images, videos and maps.For Middle and High School students.Kid’s Search
Colorful and child friendly interface for Primary Search assists young students to find articles, images, maps, and flags on their own.

MAS Ultra - School Edition
Search popular high school research sources, an extensive image collection and primary documents as well. For Middle and High School students.

MasterFILE Premiere
Search a wide variety of journals, magazines, primary source documents, reference book entries and images. For High School students to Adult

Middle Search Plus
Search middle school level magazines, biographies, images and reference works. For Middle and High School students.

Primary Search
Search more than 80 of the most popular elementary school magazines including Children’s Digest, National Geographic for Kids, Ranger Rick,, and Zoobooks. Find thousands of relevant photos, maps and flags.Regional Business News
Search articles from Crain Communications, Business Philadelphia, Daily Record (Baltimore Edition), New York Observer and Washington Times.

Science Reference Center
Search science oriented reference sources, journals, biographies, and science related animations, videos, and images. For Middle and High School students.

Searchasaurus
Dinosaur themed interface for Primary Search introduces young ones to research. Search results include articles, images, maps, and flags.

Student Research Center
Search magazines, reference books, images, country reports and other sources. For Middle and High School students.

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