General Reference

NOTICE: Upcoming Database Changes

At the end of July, there will be changes to the databases offered by Pennsylvania’s PowerLibrary. Below is a list of new databases, as well as a list of databases that will expire at the end of July. Please stay tuned to our website for additional information regarding these changes.

New E-Resource Subscriptions (starting in July 2018):

  1. Gale Academic OneFile
  2. Gale Business Insights: Essentials
  3. Gale Kids InfoBits
  4. Gale InfoTrac Student Edition
  5. Gale General OneFile
  6. Gale Global Reference on the Environment, Energy and Natural Resources (GREENR)
  7. Gale Research in Context
  8. Gale InfoTrac Newsstand
  9. Gale Educator’s Reference Complete
  10. Gale Books & Authors
  11. Gale Informe Academico
  12. Gale LitFinder

Expiring E-Resource Subscriptions (these will expire on July 31, 2018):

  1. EBSCO Academic Search Main Edition
  2. EBSCO Business Source Main Edition
  3. EBSCO Explora Elementary
  4. EBSCO Explora Middle School
  5. EBSCO Explora High School
  6. EBSCO Explora Public Library
  7. EBSCO GreenFile
  9. EBSCO MasterFile Main Edition (We will not be losing access to MasterFile Premier)
  10. EBSCO Middle Search Main Edition
  11. EBSCO Newspaper Source Plus
  12. EBSCO Newswires
  13. EBSCO Primary Search Main Edition
  14. EBSCO Teacher Reference Center
  15. EBSCO Web News
  16. ProQuest SIRS Discoverer

Continuing E-Resource Subscriptions (these will not expire this summer):

  1. AP Images
  2. EBSCO Consumer Health
  3. EBSCO eBooks
  4. EBSCO Science Reference Center

POWER Library
Remote Access

The POWER Library provides access to thousands of full text periodical articles, newspapers, a major encyclopedia, plus photographs, pictures, charts, maps, and reference materials for people of all ages.


ASME-logoLIB-CARDAcademic Search: Main Edition

Remote Access

A full-text database that provides access to nearly 1900 academic journals, including nearly 1300 that are peer-reviewed.


ehpl_logoLIB-CARDExplora: Public Libraries

Remote Access

Try the new Explora search interface to search across different eResources and find curated lists on popular topics.

MasterFILE Premiere
Remote Access

Contains full text for nearly 2,200 periodicals covering general reference, business, health, education, general science, multicultural issues and much more.

Select Reads
Remote Access
LIB-CARDSign up to receive email notification when new materials in your preferred genres, by your favorite authors, or on topics of interest to you are added to our collection.

SIRS Discoverer
Remote Access

Provides carefully selected full text articles and images from over 1600 domestic and international newspapers, magazines, and government documents.