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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 our collection of Journals, Periodicals, and Newspapers by title or browse by discipline. Download articles in PDF format for offline access. 
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ABCmouse helps children 2 and older learn to read through phonics, and teaches lessons in math, social studies, art, music, and much more. 

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At Home Access
Now available from home! ABCmouse is a fun and educational website geared towards children 2 and older to use along with their caregiver. 
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Research current academic topics by subject, document type, or publication.
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.
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Essays and images on blues, jazz, spirituals, gospel, ragtime, civil rights songs, rhythm and blues, hip hop and rap 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.
Alexander Street Press
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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Explore the amazing history of you. For more information visit our Ancestry Library Edition guide. 
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.
Website focused on Black Freedom, featuring select primary source documents related to critical people and events in African American history.
Kids can explore educational topics through animated books, read-alongs, puzzles, and games. Algunos títulos en español.
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Connect to live online tutors for homework help, writing lab, test prep and more. Live tutoring for grades K-12 is available in English and Spanish from 1 p.m. - 10 p.m. EST.
 
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JobNow provides live interview coaching, award-winning resume creation software, a writing lab, and helpful tips and tricks for landing the perfect career. Live help is available 1 p.m. - 10 p.m. EST. 
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Fun and engaging online videos teaching math and science. Supports high-school age curriculum. 
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Comprehensive research tool and fact-checked online encyclopedia with hundreds of thousands of objective articles, biographies, videos, images and more. 
 
Enciclopedia destinada a estudiantes de secundaria completa con un diccionario, atlas y líneas de tiempo.
Primaria & Secundaria
Britannica Escolar está diseñado específicamente para estudiantes Primaria & Secundaria e incluye artículos, imágenes, videos y un atlas.
Engaging and fun learning experience for students in kindergarten through second grade. Britannica Fundamentals has four unique and engaging paths for learning: Play, Read, Create, Explore. 
Find information for homework and school projects by reading level, grade, and age. For elementary, middle, and high school students.
Provides full text coverage of business, management, and economics journals. Includes popular titles such as Bloomberg Businessweek, Fast Company, Forbes, Fortune, and Harvard Business Review. 

 
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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.
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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.
Research thousands of products with test results, ratings, recommendations and buying guides. For more information visit our Consumer Reports guide.
Research and compare local products and services with regional reviews. 
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Find the best Federal Employee Health Benefits Plan for you and your family at the right price. Access to this resource has been temporarily expanded to library cardholders working remotely.
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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.”
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 and 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.
Selected digital collections from The People's Archive. Find photos, maps, oral histories, local newspapers and more documenting the history of Washington D.C. 
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Offers District laws online.
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Social studies, science, language arts, and more for grades 1-5.
Maps, images, videos, full text articles, and eBooks for your research project. 
Full-text coverage from ethnic and minority press publications. Casi un cuarto de los artículos se presenta en español.
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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.
Download and stream music twenty-four hours every day from popular music labels such as Sony Music. For more information visit our Freegal Music guide
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Access demographic reports on any geography for information including income, race, age, education, retail spending, businesses and more.
Resources to help you start your new business.
Research and analyze companies, industries, and economies around the world.
A step-by-step approach to completing a business plan. 
Digital encyclopedias and reference resources on a range of subjects from art, business, history, literature, medicine, multicultural studies and science. 
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Explore literary works, authors and movements.
Alexander Street Press
Learn more about the music of the world's peoples. Contains regional information, survey of musical heritage, traditions and themes.
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Search articles in a wide range of general and academic topics.
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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. 

Access full-text historical and current Harvard Business Review articles from 1922 to the present. Search within the publication or choose to narrow down by date and/or issue number.   
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Discover your family history.
Browse topics to help with papers, projects, and presentations.
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Research content for high school students.
Full historic content from five major black newspapers: The Chicago Defender, The New York Amsterdam NewsThe Atlanta Daily World, The Baltimore Afro-American and Los Angeles Sentinel.
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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.
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Una colección de revistas hispánicas con textos completos.
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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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JSTOR is an interdisciplinary archive of several hundred well-known academic and scholarly journals spanning 60 disciplines in Arts & Science.
Stream popular children videos and TV shows including Sesame Street, Arthur, Reading Rainbow, Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood, Franklin and more.
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Stream 30,000+ films from collections such as The Criterion Collection, as well as thousands of independent filmmakers. For instructions visit our Kanopy guide.
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Stream a selection of educational and enriching videos on Kanopy Kids with developmentally appropriate, age-based ratings from Common Sense Media. For instructions visit our Kanopy guide.
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A free online resource offering practice exercises and videos in math and science. Videos for Kindergarten through High School. 
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Practice tests for improving skills and passing academic and licensing exams. For more information visit our Learning Express Guide.
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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.
Learn business, software, technology, and creative skills to meet your personal or professional goals. For instructions visit our LinkedIn Learning Guide.
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Biographies, literary criticism, and reviews on writers of all disciplines, from all time periods, from around the world.
Learn new languages and cultural skills. For instructions visit our Mango Languages guide.
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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.
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Research cultures, history, science, and social issues for students in grades 6-8.
Make the most of your investments.
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Music and Dance Online delivers a large, diverse catalog of music content for students, scholars, and patrons of the arts.
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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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Gale Primary Sources
Nineteenth Century U.S. Newspapers provides an as-it-happened window on events, culture, and daily life in nineteenth-century America. Includes titles from Washington D.C.
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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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eBooks and videos on topics such as business, career development, data, design, hardware, security, software development, system administration, travel & hobbies. 
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Get English language definitions, origins, and history.
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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
eBooks, Audiobooks & Magazines
OverDrive offers a wide range of popular adult, teen, and children's eBooks, Audiobooks & Magazines. For instructions visit our OverDrive guide.  
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eBooks, Audiobooks & Magazines

Explore nuestra colección de libros electrónicos, audiolibros y revistas. Para instrucciones visite nuestra guía OverDrive.

 
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eBooks, Audiobooks & Magazines
eBooks, Audiobooks and Magazines just for kids. For instructions visit our OverDrive guide.
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eBooks, Audiobooks & Magazines
eBooks, Audiobooks and Magazines just for teens. For instructions visit our OverDrive guide.
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Search thousands of college and graduate schools, identify scholarships, take practice tests, create resumes, and explore careers.
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Popular Music Library contains a wide range of popular music from around the world.
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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.
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Interview transcripts of individuals who made history during the Civil Rights Movement.
Formerly Reference USA
Research and analyze U.S. public and private businesses by geography, sales volume, industry, and size. Formerly Reference USA.
Full-text access to DC Metro newspapers (excluding Washington Post).
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Current and up-to-date science topics. For middle school and high school learners. 
Enhance STEM learning with films and online books.
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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.
Access The New York Times articles from 1851-present.
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Unlimited access, both onsite and remote, to The New York Times website and app.
 
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Full-text access to the financial newspaper of record, 1984-present.
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Full-text access to The Washington Post, 1877-present. 
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Retrieve, view, print and email digitized full-page images from the The Washington Post from 2008-present (3-month embargo).
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Unlimited access, both onsite and remote, to The Washington Post website and app.
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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. Spanish and French titles are included.
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govinfo provides free public access to official publications from all three branches of the Federal Government.
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Discover American history from pre-colonial times to the present.
Learn something new with Universal Class. Continuing education credits available. For instructions visit our Universal Class Guide
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Get the tools to make profitable investment decisions.  
Discover a new topic or subject with these intelligent and serious introductions written by authors who are experts in their field.
Feature films, classic films, documentaries, children’s videos and more available for online streaming.
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The Washington Blade has been Washington, D.C.’s principal lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) newspaper since 1969. The collection on Dig DC contains digitized editions from 1969-1996.
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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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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Monthly magazine for lesbians of color published by Women in the Life Association focusing on culture, politics, and health. All 87 issues, from 1993-2003, have been digitized in Dig DC.
 
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