The Calverton School Libraries
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
Encyclopedias / Dictionaries / General Reference
- Merriam-Webster: Thesaurus, Dictionary, Britannica
- American Heritage Dictionary
Language Dictionaries / Grammar Aides
- Real Academia Española
- Chinese Charactor
- StartSpot network - check out LibrarySpot, HomeworkSpot, MuseumSpot, plus many other StartSpot web sites. Historic documents (such as the Bill of Rights), Encyclopedias, Dictionaries, Quotations, Grammar / Style, Maps / Zip Codes.
- Refdesk.com - General reference with news, current events, government information, search engines, religions. If you're on an information mission, the Facts Subject Index and Facts Encyclopedia or Quick Reference are good places to begin. Editor Picks 'Essential' ref tools at Refdesk
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.
- Common Errors in English
- Folger Shakespeare Library
- Literary Connection: William Shakespeare
- American Hypertexts: Online texts of American literature. Also, maps relating to American territorial expansion and extensive list of links to historic and other map collections.
- Bartlett's Quotes
- Bartleby's - publisher of fiction and nonfiction literature, reference and verse. Search encyclopedias, dictionaries, thesaurus, quotations, English usage, Gray's anatomy, religion, literacy history, etc.
- Poetry 180