Databases A to Z
Academic OneFile provides postsecondary students with peer-reviewed, full-text articles from journals in the areas of the physical and social sciences, technology, medicine, engineering, the arts, technology, literature, and more.
Shared catalog for materials owned by most PA libraries.
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A comprehensive source of information for conducting genealogical and local history research.
More than 500,000 current and historical photographs and graphics can be searched by date, place and subject. More than 800 photographs are added to the archive daily.
Comprehensive database of biographical information. Includes full text biographical articles from many popular magazines.
An online literacy resource that pairs classic video storybooks with related nonfiction eBooks to build a love of reading and learning.
Powered by Gale’s popular What Do I Read Next? series, Books & Authors connects readers from every level of reading proficiency to fiction and non-fiction books that match their interests.
Business Insights: Essentials offers information, full-text articles, and statistical data about companies and industries for business owners, marketing professionals, investors, and students.
Full-text articles from top business, management and economics journals and periodicals. These valuable publications cover topics such as accounting, banking, finance, international business, marketing, sales and more.
Get the detailed information you need to tackle vehicle maintenance and repairs. Some of Chilton Library’s more popular features include:
- Maintenance and specification tables that provide the unique data you need for each specific vehicle.
- Step-by-step service and repair procedures, and labor estimating tool to help you confidently determine your next move.
Consumer Reports is the world’s largest nonprofit product-testing organization and has been helping people find better, safer products for 80+ years. Consumer Reports accepts no outside advertising and no free test samples, and employs shoppers and experts to buy and test the products reviewed. In addition to product ratings and reviews, users will find in-depth advice, tips and trends written by Consumer Reports experts.
Biographical coverage of more than 100,000 writers, entries on contemporary authors.
Interactive collection for grades 3 – 6. Offers users a safe, simulated Internet experience with hands-on instruction on how to deal with important online safety issues.
Electronic books, previously netLibrary.
Ebsco eBooks Help and Tutorials.
Educator’s Reference Complete provides access to 1,100 academic journals and ERIC database reports in the field of education. Its key subject areas include administration, bilingual education, child development and psychology, funding, health education, technology, and testing.
Try the new Explora search interface to search across different eResources and find curated lists on popular topics.
Explore encyclopedias and specialized reference sources on a variety topics from history, government, environment, math, and more!
General OneFile is a general interest periodical resource, offering more than 8,000 titles. With millions of articles available in PDF and HTML full-text, the collection is also supplemented by reference, newspaper, and audio content.
GREENR focuses on the study of sustainability and the environment. It provides news, background information, video, commentaries, primary source documents and statistics in relevant topic areas such as energy systems, healthcare, food, climate change, population, economic development, etc.
Discover reliable health information through access to full-text articles of nursing and allied health journals, pamphlets, newsletters, periodicals, newspapers, encyclopedias, and more.
Free movies, TV shows, audiobooks and music albums. Enjoy on your computer (streaming) or through the Hoopla app for Android or iOS devices (stream or download).
Informe Académico supports Spanish-speaking researchers with a wide range of full-text Spanish- and Portuguese-language scholarly journals and magazines both from and about Latin America.
InfoTrac Newsstand is a full-text newspaper resource that provides more than 2,300 major U.S. regional, national, and local newspapers, plus leading titles from around the world. It also includes thousands of images, radio and TV broadcasts, and transcripts.
InfoTrac Student Edition provides secondary school students with access to age-appropriate content from magazines, journals, newspapers, and reference books, covering a wide range of subjects, from science, history, and literature to political science, sports, and environmental studies.
Kids InfoBits provides elementary-aged students with age-appropriate, curriculum-related content covering a broad range of educational topics such as animals, arts, geography, health, literature, people, social studies, technology, etc.
Download official legal forms, and customize them to suit your needs. GLF offers forms for wills, power of attorney, landlord/tenant, divorce and dissolution, leases, sale of property, employment, and more. GLF provides forms customized to Pennsylvania state law, and includes forms drafted by attorneys for particular legal matters.
This database will no longer be available after January 7, 2019.
Author information, literary criticism and plot summaries for authors from every age and literary discipline.
International in scope, LitFinder covers all time periods, and contains literature content, including more than 140,000 full-text poems, 840,000 poem citations and excerpts, 7,100 full-text short stories and novels, 3,800 full-text essays published in the 16th-20th centuries, 2,400 full-text speeches, and 1,250 full-text plays. It also includes biographies, work summaries, photographs, and a glossary. Within LitFinder’s collection, users can access works from over 80,000 authors from 660 nationalities.
Interactive online language learning program for children. Languages include: Arabic, Chinese, English, French, German, Hebrew, Italian, Japanese, Russian, and Spanish.
An online language-learning system teaching actual conversation skills for a wide variety of languages.
This database will no longer be available after December 31, 2018.
Contains full text for nearly 2,200 periodicals covering general reference, business, health, education, general science, multicultural issues and much more.
Contains mutual fund and stock ratings and reports, including detailed analyst reports, from Morningstar Inc.
Novelist Plus is a comprehensive source of information about books that includes expert recommendations, reviews, articles, lists and more. It includes reading recommendations for both fiction and nonfiction – for all ages.
Novelist K-8 Plus is a comprehensive source of information about books that includes expert recommendations, reviews, articles, lists and more for grades K-8. It includes reading recommendations for both fiction and nonfiction.
Full text of books that cover both sides of social issues.
Access thousands of dowloadable eBooks, audiobooks, and video. Titles can be transferred and accessed on most ereaders, tablets, and smart phones. See Compatible Devices
Search many of the Gale e-resources available in POWER Library in one place! Find articles and information from Academic OneFile, General OneFile, InfoTrac Newsstand.
Research In Context provides middle school students with language arts, social studies, and science curriculum support through age-appropriate videos, newspapers, magazines, primary sources, etc.
This e-resource contains full text for hundreds of science encyclopedias, reference books, periodicals, and other reliable sources. In addition, Science Reference Center includes more than 280,000 high-quality science images from sources such as UPI, Getty, NASA, National Geographic and the Nature Picture Library.
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The truth. The whole truth. And nothing but the truth about people, places, nature, history, science, and more! TrueFLIX provides eBooks that are enhanced with a related content in a variety of text types and media–including primary sources, fiction, videos, audio clips, images, and related websites.
This database will no longer be available after January 18, 2019.
TumbleBooks add animation, sound, music and narration to existing picture books, producing an electronic picture book which you can read or have read to you. You’ll also find chapter books, math stories, puzzles and games, and videos. All content is available for PCs and Macs. Some content is also available for use on iPhones/iPads. To access, select “mobile” from the “Choose” menu in the top right corner.
One-stop source for U.S. including primary documents, full-text articles, images, maps and more.
One-stop source for world history, including primary documents, full-text articles, images, maps and more.