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Online Resources for Students

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SMCPS elibrary Access to library catalogs in all schools

DiscoveryStreaming:  Teacher access to Discovery video clips.  Teachers should talk to their media specialists about access.

Online resources provided to SMCPS students are accessible from school and home. Ask your library media specialist for the username and password for home access.

Content Area online resources are located off department sites:  Mathematics,



PebbleGo  (Elementary only)


 SAILOR Databases



Proquest Historical New York Times

SIRS DIscoverer

SIRS Knowledge Source

SIRS Decades

 World Book

 WorldBook Online

ABC-CLIO Databases

Middle Schools

American History

World Geography: Understanding a Changing World

World History: Ancient and Medieval Eras

World History: The Modern Era

ABC-CLIO Databases

High Schools


American Government

American History

World at War: Conflict and Society

World History: The Modern Era


researchDatabases SAILOR

"Maryland’s public libraries make a shared collection of Internet-based databases available through Sailor to ensure equal access to online research databases for all Maryland residents."  Click the Research Databases SAILOR link to access the available databases.

Southern Maryland Libraries

This link provides access to the public library resources of Calvert, Charles, and St. Mary's County Counties.

Ask Us Now



Maryland's  24/7 online interactive information service for middle school and high school students.

Library of Congress

Resources for libraries, information professionals, and researchers. These include acquisitions, cataloging, preservation, research, special programs, standards and access to the catalogs of the Library of Congress and other libraries.

Library SpotThis resource was designed to "bring the best library and reference sites together with insightful editorial in one convenient, user-friendly spot." It includes a reference desk, a reading room (links to journals, magazines, and newspapers) and libraries (link to library catalogs).


Thinkport is a resource for Maryland educators, families, and communities from Maryland Public Television, Johns Hopkins University and the Center for Technology in Education