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Discover what our collection has to offer and search across several of our databases for direct access to full-text articles, videos, music and more.
Search by Journal or Publication title or browse by discipline. Download articles in PDF format for offline access. 
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Stream documentaries, award-winning educational films, and instructional videos.
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Full-text access to newspapers from around the world.
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Encuentre artículos actuales y archivados de periódicos, revistas, y agencias de noticias de todo el mundo en Español.
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African American Newspapers, including Washington DC resources, emphasizing eyewitness accounts of events during the 19th century.
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Articles on African American history and culture; includes slave narratives.
Essays and images on blues, jazz, spirituals, civil rights songs, slave songs, minstrelsy, rhythm and blues, gospel and other forms of African American musical expression.
Biographies, maps, images, and timelines of African American life, history, and culture.
Full-text access to American newspapers.
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Obituaries and death notices from hundreds of U.S. newspapers.
Stream music from America's past including songs about Civil Rights, political campaigns, Prohibition, the Revolutionary War, the Civil War, anti-war protest and much more.
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Variety of art topics from fine, decorative, and commercial art to photography, folk art, film, and architecture.
Full page and article images of the newspaper from 1837-1985.
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Learn about the people who make history. Searches can be based on name, occupation, nationality, ethnicity, or gender.
Essential historical and current material for researching the past, present, and future of African Americans, the African Diaspora, and Africa itself.
Kids can explore educational topics through animated books, read-alongs, puzzles, and games. For preschoolers through beginning readers. Algunos títulos en español.
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Fun and engaging online videos teaching math and science.
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Research and analyze companies, industries, and economies around the world.
Stream classical music performances, masterclasses and interviews with master teachers from around the world.
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Stream music from the earliest times to the 21st century.
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Learn more about the history of western classical music. Includes titles such as Baker's Dictionary of Music, Baker's Biographical Dictionary of Musicians, and Baker's Student Encyclopedia of Music.
Find and print more than 45,000 classical music scores covering major classical genres and time periods from medieval to contemporary. Contains full, study, piano and vocal scores.
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Research and compare local products and services with regional reviews.
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Stream music from every continent. Includes genres such as worldbeat, Balkanic Jazz, African Film, Bollywood, Arab Swing, fado, flamenco, klezmer, zydeco, gospel, gagaku and more.
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Basic Federal Government documents that define our democratic society.  From the “Bill of Rights” to “Statistical Abstract of the U.S.”
Stream a selection of the most significant films of all time.
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The District of Columbia Municipal Regulations is a compilation of the rules and regulations issued by District agencies and the Council of the District of Columbia.
Stream dance productions and documentaries by the most influential performers and companies from the 20th Century. Includes ballet, tap, jazz contemporary, experimental, as well as forerunners and pioneers of modern concert dance.
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Contains high quality data and easy to use tools and applications. Generated by the Executive Branch of the Federal Government with contributions from 172 federal agencies, developers, analysts and citizens across the nation.
Find people, businesses, and more. Access demographic reports on any geography for information including income, housing, race, age, education, retail spending, consumer expenditures, businesses and more.
Offers District laws online.
Maps, images, videos, full text articles, and eBooks for your research project. Designed for K-12.
Intended for high school students, complete with dictionary, atlas, and timelines. It is the perfect resource for native speakers, bilingual students and students learning Spanish.
Britannica Escolar Online está diseñado específicamente para las edades de 6 a 12 e incluye artículos, imágenes, videos y un atlas.
Comprehensive research tool and fact-checked online encyclopedia with hundreds of thousands of objective articles, biographies, videos, images and more. 
 
Find information for homework and school projects by reading level, grade, and age. For elementary, middle, and high school students.
Full-text coverage from ethnic and minority press publications. Casi un cuarto de los artículos se presenta en español.
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Research current academic topics by subject, document type, or publication.
Images from the Justice Department and FBI's investigation of African-Americans deemed politically suspect.
Learn more about the Civil Rights Congress (CRC) involvement in civil rights and civil liberties.
Explore topics from the Revolutionary Era to today’s world through videos, online books, project ideas and quizzes. For grades 4 and up.
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Download up to three (3) songs a week and stream up to twenty-four (24) hours every day from popular music labels such as Sony Music. For more information visit our Freegal Music guide
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Digital versions of selected encyclopedias and reference resources on a wide range of subjects from art, business, environment, history, literature, medicine, multicultural studies, nations and the world, and science. 
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Learn more about the music of the world's peoples. Contains regional information, survey of musical heritage, traditions and themes.
Search articles in a wide range of general and academic topics.
International viewpoints on a broad spectrum of global issues, topics, and current events.
The District of Columbia Public Library serves as a Federal Depository Library.  Depository libraries serve the public every day by providing free access to a wealth of U.S. Government digital information products. 

Discover your family history.
Full historic content from four major black newspapers: The Chicago Defender (1909-75), The New York Amsterdam News (1922-93), The Atlanta Daily World (1931-2003), and The Baltimore Afro-American (1893-1988).
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Historical documents, biographies of historical figures, and historical photos, maps, and videos.
Images from the world’s leading collections including Getty Images, National Geographic Society, and National Portrait Gallery of London.
Una colección de revistas hispánicas con textos completos.
Award-winning independent movies, shorts, and documentaries from major film festivals from around the world. For instructions visit our InstantFlix guide.
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Stream music from every jazz genre and time period.
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Everything you need for a successful job search. Explore occupations, search for jobs, create resumes, and improve skills.
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A free online resource offering practice exercises and videos in math and science. 
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Language learning audiobooks in multiple languages, including Spanish, German, Italian, Japanese, Arabic and English. For instructions visit our OverDrive guide.
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History and culture of Latinos. Includes maps, images, audio clips, interviews, music files, speeches, documents, and other material in English and Spanish.
Practice tests for improving skills and passing academic and licensing exams.
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Desde mejorar su lectura, escritura, y habilidades matemáticas hasta la preparación del examen GED, los recursos que encontrará aquí lo ayudarán a lograr sus metas.
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Provides customizable standard legal forms specifically drafted by attorneys for the District of Columbia.
Biographies, literary criticism, and reviews on writers of all disciplines, from all time periods, from around the world.
Learn business, software, technology, and creative skills to meet your personal or professional goals. For instructions visit our Lynda.com guide.
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Learn new languages and cultural skills. For instructions visit our Mango Languages guide.
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Little Pim is a fun and interactive way to introduce a child to new languages.
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National Library of Medicine’s database of health information. Includes information on over 750 health topics, drugs and supplements, medical encyclopedia, dictionaries, interactive tutorials, and surgery videos. 
MedlinePlus tambien le ofrece mucha informacion sobre medicamentos, una enciclopedia medica ilustrada, programas interactivos para el paciente y las mas recientes noticias acerca de la salud.
Complete archive of the Mergent/Moody's Manuals of corporate and securities information from 1909-present.
Business descriptions, corporate histories, and financial statements from active and inactive U.S. and international public companies. Updated daily.
Make the most of your investments.
View the complete archive of National Geographic Magazine and National Geographic Traveler. Includes eBooks, maps, images and videos.
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Includes New York TimesLos Angeles Times, Wall Street Journal, and The Washington Post.
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Access New York Times articles from 1851-present.
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Earn Your Northstar Digital Literacy Assessment (NDLA) Certificate.
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Discover new book titles based on your interests or reading preferences.
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Discover new book titles based on your interests or reading preferences, with recommendations for grades K-8.
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Get English language definitions, origins, and history.
Stream opera performances from staged productions, interviews and documentaries.
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Brings together all the information that's needed to fully understand an issue
OverDrive offers a wide range of popular adult, teen, and children's eBooks and audiobooks in fiction and nonfiction. For instructions visit our OverDrive guide.  
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The entire 34 volumes of The Dictionary of Art, including updates of text and over 22,000 links to art images in galleries and museums around the world.
Authoritative resource for music research.
Documentary films and series from PBS.
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A service of the U.S. National Library of Medicine that includes over 16 million citations from MEDLINE and other life science journals for biomedical articles back to the 1950s.
Interview transcripts of individuals who made history during the Civil Rights Movement.
(formerly Zinio Digital Magazines)
Popular full-color digital magazines for anytime, anywhere reading on your computer, tablet, or phone. For instructions visit our RBdigital Magazines guide.
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Research and analyze U.S. public and private businesses by geography, sales volume, industry, and size.
Full-text access to DC Metro newspapers (excluding Washington Post).
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Research cultures, history, science, and social issues for students in grades 6-8.
Current and up-to-date technology eBooks.
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Current and up-to-date science topics.
Enhance STEM learning with films and online books.
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Resources to help you start your new business.

Stream over albums from a virtual encyclopedia of the world's music and aural traditions. Includes Smithsonian Folkways albums.

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Learn about human society and social relationships.
Research content for high school students.
Browse topics to help with papers, projects, and presentations.
Prepare for tests, download test handbooks, plan for higher education, explore career paths, build a resume, and access job interview tips.
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Explore true facts through video and online books. For ages 8-11.
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Enjoy animated books, read-alongs, eBooks, language learning, educational videos, puzzles, and games for grades K-5.
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GPO’s Federal Digital System (FDsys) provides free online access to official publications from all three branches of the Federal Government. 
Learn something new with Universal Class. Continuing education credits available.
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Discover American history from pre-colonial times to the present.
Get the tools to make profitable investment decisions.
Feature films, classic films, documentaries, children’s videos and more available for online streaming.
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Full-text access to the financial newspaper of record, 1984-present.
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Research local news and history in the long considered "hometown paper of record" for the nation's capital from 1852-1981.
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Retrieve, view, print and email digitized images from the Washington Post Final Edition (2008-2017) and Washington Times (2010-2013).
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Full-text access to Washington Post, 1877-present.
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As an alternative voice to The Washington Post, the Washington Times, established in 1982, covers events in Washington, D.C., the nation, and the world. Access from 1990-current. 
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