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The Calverton School Libraries Online Catalog (on campus access)

The Calverton School Libraries Online Catalog (off campus access)

Current Periodicals Available in the MS/US Library:
  • The Washington Post (Daily, Monday-Friday)
  • The Calvert County Recorder (Semi-Weekly, Wednesday and Friday)
  • The Atlantic (Monthly)
  • The Chronicle of Higher Education (Weekly; on the table in the by Mr. Wright's room)
  • The Economist (Weekly)
  • Harper's Magazine (Monthly)
  • National Geographic (Monthly)
  • The New Yorker (Weekly)
  • Newsweek (Weekly)
  • Psychology Today (Bi-monthly; routed to Susan Dice for psychology classes)
  • Science News (Weekly)
  • Smithsonian Magazine (Monthly)

How To Guides

How to Cite Sources
Internet Searching

On-line References:

General Search

Encyclopedias / Dictionaries / General Reference

Public Library Resources

Complete list of resources such as: Encyclopedias, Periodicals (magazines and newspapers), Business, Health, and Literature Resources, LitFinder (poems, short stories, speeches, plays, etc.), Biography, Education, Opposing Viewpoints, NoveList K-8, children's databases, and interactive practice tests and exams.
  • Gale databases: Literature, Biography, and Opposing Viewpoints and Virtual Reference (business, law, and geo-data)
Geo-data: The World Geographical Encyclopedia - Entries describe the physical geography of every nation and dependency on Earth. Physical features, climate, and vegetation.  (Use Gale databases for this information)

** Some resources requires a Calvert, Charles, or St. Mary's County Library card number.

Art & Images
  • ArtLex: Visual arts dictionary - more than 3,600 terms, along with supporting images, pronunciation notes, quotations and cross-references.
  • Smithsonian American Art Museum: Search artists, artwork, research databases, "Ask Joan of Art" information specialists about American art.
  • National Gallery of Art: More than 5,600 objects from the collection available online. Search the collection by specific artist, title, or a combination of criteria.
  • Art History Research Center: AHRC is a tool for art historical research on the internet. It shares key resources and methods of online research so that art historians can find the resources relevant to their work.

Geography & History

  • Accessible Archives - Primary source material from 18th and 19th century newspapers.
  • American Memory-Library of Congress: Collections include African American history, Culture, Environment & Conservation, Government, Immigration, Literature, Maps, Native American history, Religion, Performing Arts, Women's history, Military War history, etc.
  • Perry-Castañeda Library Map Collection - University of Texas
  • Library of Congress Prints and Photographs online catalog: keyword searching, includes historical posters
  • Brooklyn Daily Eagle: Full text articles from 1841-1902
  • Valley of the Shadow: Details life in two American communities during Civil War. Original letters, diaries, newspapers, speeches, census, and church records from 1859 to 1870.
  • FirstGov.gov - U.S. Government's official one-stop web portal to all government online services. Comprehensive search of government - from federal and state governments, the District of Columbia and U.S. territories
  • Bartleby's World Fact Book - The U.S. government's complete geographical handbook, full-color maps, flags of all nations and geographical entities. Tracks such demographics as population, ethnicity and literacy rates, as well as political, geographical and economic data.
  • Country Studies: Presents a description and analysis of primarily lesser known areas of the world or regions in which U.S. forces might be deployed.




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