Maryland State Library Resource Center

Enoch Pratt Free Library

Social Science and History Department - Maryland State Library Resource Center

Social Science and History Department

Social, Science and History DepartmentThe Social Science and History Department provides customers with the resource to explore questions about human relationships, society, and culture, as well as the history and geography of world nations from the dawn of humanity to the present. The department consists of research materials such as circulating and reference books, documents, and maps.

Subject Areas:

  • Anthropology
  • Archaeology
  • Coins (U.S. & World)
  • Criminology
  • Education
  • Fashion
  • Genealogy
  • Geography
  • History
  • Law
  • Political Science
  • Sociology
  • Relationships
  • Travel
  • Urban Planning/Smart Growth
  • Women's Studies

Collections of Note:

Government Documents
A subset of our holdings as a Federal Depository Library, this collection consists of paper, maps, and posters, many of which are now available online. Customers may use these reference and statistical documents to research congressional hearings regarding food safety laws, find information about the Patriot Act, locate materials for immigrants and new citizens, etc.

As part of the Foundation Center's Cooperating Collection, the Grants Collection offers various resources for customers who are looking to do nonprofit research— regardless of whether they are seeking out new fundraising and nonprofit management strategies, or are just beginning their journey. The collection contains both circulating and non-circulating materials that cover topics which range from starting nonprofit to proposal writing and strategic planning.

Librarians are available to search for grants and grantmakers for all in-state customers. Those who visit the Central Library may also search for grants and grantmakers on the Foundation Directory Online, Foundation Grants to Individuals, and Philanthropy In/Sight databases.

Recent Guides

Statewide Training & Events


From Merlin, the learning community for Maryland library staff