POWER Library

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All POWER Library E-Resources

Individual POWER Library E-Resources

  • Academic Search Main Edition: Discover full-text scholarly content for major college courses.
  • Access Pennsylvania Catalog: Search a single catalog reflecting the holdings of over 1,500 Pennsylvania libraries and their combined collections of over 41 million books, audio materials, reference materials, movies, and much more.
  • AP Newsroom: View the greatest events in world history with photographs, audio sound bites, video, and graphics, for over 185 years.
  • Auto Repair Source: Discover the most accurate, authoritative and up-to-date service and repair information for thousands of domestic and imported vehicles.
  • Black Freedom Struggle in the United States: This features select primary source documents related to critical people and events in African American history.
  • BookFLIX: Watch videos and read books. Enjoy read-aloud with words highlighting and interactive games.
  • Britannica School Elementary: This is a comprehensive source of information for younger learners (PreK to Grade 5). It includes encyclopedia articles, images, videos, and magazine articles.
  • Chat with a Librarian: In this 24/7 virtual reference service, experienced librarians help Pennsylvanians find factual answers and provide them with research guidance.
  • Contemporary Authors: Discover biographical and bibliographical information on more than 160,000 of today's most influential authors.
  • Cricket Media Collection: This can help build strong literacy skills in students from grades pre-K to 8 by offering digital access to award-winning, short-form fiction and nonfiction titles.
  • EBSCO E-Books: Select from over 16,000 eBooks from the world's leading publishers across all major subject areas. Perform full-text searches of a single eBook, search thousands of volumes simultaneously, browse topic categories, or read eBooks directly online.
  • Elementary: Elementary students in kindergarten through grade five will find age-appropriate content covering a broad range of educational topics such as animals, arts, geography, health, literature, people, social studies, technology, etc.
  • Gale E-Books: Explore encyclopedias and specialized reference sources on a variety of topics from history, government, environment, math, and more!
  • GreenFILE: This comprehensive e-resource draws on the connections between the environment and a variety of disciplines such as agriculture, education, law, health and technology.
  • High School: Secondary school students will have access to age-appropriate content from magazines, journals, newspapers, reference books, and engaging multi-media covering a wide range of subjects.
  • Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts: LISTA provides indexing and abstracting for hundreds of key journals, books, research reports.
  • Middle School: Discover reliable and trusted information on a variety of topics to support middle school student research.
  • MyHeritage Library Edition: This multilingual family history research database includes billions of historical documents from 48 countries, millions of historical photos, public records, indexes, and additional resources that span the past five centuries.
  • News: Browse and read full-text newspapers from more than 2,300 major U.S. regional, national, and local newspapers.
  • PA Photos and Documents: Explore millions of digitized photographs, documents, and newspapers from Pennsylvania's rich and varied history.
  • Pennsylvania Job Resources: Discover job resources for Pennsylvania job seekers and employers. These Pennsylvania government provided resources are designed to help you find a good career, review job openings, and match you with employers.
  • ProQuest E-Book Central: This resource includes 112 titles.
  • Science Reference Center: Perform research from hundreds of full text science encyclopedias, reference books, periodicals, and other reliable sources.
  • Science Reference eBook Collection: Perform research from hundreds of full text science encyclopedias, reference books, periodicals, and other reliable sources.
  • Small Engine Repair Reference Center: Find detailed repair guides for all types of small engines.
  • Teacher Reference Center: This e-resource for teachers provides indexing and abstracts for 280 peer-reviewed journals.
  • Transparent Language Online: Whether you're a true language-learning beginner, dusting off your old high school Spanish, or eager to tackle your tenth language, Transparent Language Online will help you get started and stick with it.
  • TrueFLIX: Learn about people, places, nature, history, and science from videos and eBooks