E-RESOURCES

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

POWER Library is offered as a service of Pennsylvania's public libraries, school libraries, and the State Library. The POWER library allows you to access thousands of full-text periodical articles, newspapers, and a major encyclopedia, plus photographs, pictures, charts, maps, reference materials for young people, and more. You will find materials of interest in most subject areas for all age groups from young children to adults.

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Access PA is a shared catalog of library collections located across Pennsylvania. PA libraries outside of the MCLINC system also lend materials to our library. If the item you are looking for is located at a library that is not close to you, contact your local library to ask about an "interlibrary" loan.

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Ask Here PA is a 24/7 live online service for your questions that need to be answered! Librarians across the state are available to respond via online chat.

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PaLAunchPod is a podcast series that features spectacular Pennsylvania librarians and the amazing things they do in their libraries and their communities. You can download, subscribe to, and listen to the podcast at iTunes and SoundCloud.

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KIDS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PowerKids is part of the Power Library designed just for young people that gives you access to thousands of full-text magazine articles, newspapers, and a major encyclopedia, plus photographs, pictures, charts, maps, and more. It’s a great resource for school research projects. You also have access to BookFlix, a service that allows you to watch and read along with popular children’s books.

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SIRS Discoverer is a general reference database for elementary and middle school students, researchers, and educators covering curriculum areas and content sets.

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Elementary Student Research is a fun, easy-to-use resource that's powered by EBSCO Explora to discover reliable information on thousands of topics covering a wide range of subjects including art and music, literature, language arts, geography, history, social studies, world cultures and languages, science, technology, engineering, mathematics, health, and sports.

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Middle School Student Research is a fun, easy-to-use resource that’s powered by EBSCO Explora to discover reliable information on thousands of topics covering a wide range of subjects including art and music, literature, language arts, geography, history, social studies, world cultures and languages, science, technology, engineering, mathematics, health, and sports.

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Tumblebooks is an online collection of animated, talking picture books which teach young children the joys of reading in a format they'll love. Read and listen to stories with your child on your computer, tablet, or mobile device!

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Scholastic BookFlix is a new online literacy resource for grades pre-K - 3 that pairs classic video storybooks from Weston Woods with related nonfiction eBooks from Scholastic to help build a love of reading and learning.

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TrueFLIX is a Multimedia literacy-based read aloud experience for young children: Interactive Games! Author Biographies! Video Adaptations! Spanish Translated Pairs! Read Alouds! Digital Nonfiction Flipbooks! Editorially Selected! Science! Social Studies!

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LANGUAGE

 

 

 

Mango is an online language-learning system that can help you learn languages like Spanish, French, Japanese, Brazilian Portuguese, German, Mandarin Chinese, Greek, Italian, and more.

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GENEALOGY

 

 

 

Ancestry.com helps you trace your family history through the use of birth, death, immigration, military service, and census records. This resource is only available inside the library. Come in to the library and get started on your family tree!

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NEWS

 

 

 

 

Philadelphia Inquirer Online provides access to full-text articles from the Philadelphia Inquirer from 1981 to the present. Philadelphia Inquirer Historical Archive covers issues of the newspaper from July 1860 to 1922. Some years previous to 1860 (1834—1859) are also available but may be incomplete.

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Newsbank is the largest resource of its kind with unmatched U.S. news content from local, regional, and national sources. Its diverse source types include printed and online newspapers, blogs, journals, broadcast transcripts, and videos.

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Wowbrary regularly informs you by email and/or RSS about our library’s newest books, movies, and music. It makes it easy for you to browse through the latest additions and place a hold on a new title.

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EBOOKS/MAGS

 

 

 

Overdrive is the global leader in eBooks for libraries with support for iPod®, iPhone®, iPad™, Android™, Sony® Reader, Kindle®, and other mobile devices. It offers audiobooks, eBooks, and music—all available on a single website for browsing, checking out, and downloading.

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RBDigital Magazines (formerly ZINIO) is the world's largest online newstand. Check out your favorite magazines and read them on your eReaders, smartphone, tablet or computer. No waiting or checkout periods. All you need is a library barcode! Formerly ZINIO.

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Freading allows users to transfer e-books to a variety of portable devices. One difference between Freading and other e-book borrowing resources is that Freading titles are always available — no waiting lists. In order to use Freading you will need a library card. 

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Gutenberg E-Books is a database offering over 40,000 free e-books to choose from in various electronic formats. Many titles, ranging from old classics to foreign authors, can be found on this site.

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JOBS/CAREER

 

 

 

LearningExpress Library Whatever your goal, LearningExpress Library's resources will help you succeed. Each of our Learning Centers offers the practice tests, exercises, skill-building courses, eBooks, and information you need to achieve the results you want—at school, at work, or in life. Looking to land a job? You'll find an entire Learning Center dedicated to helping you get the one that's right for you.

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LinkedIn LinkedIn operates the world’s largest professional network on the Internet with more than 500 million members in over 200 countries and territories.

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Job Search Tool Leverage the world’s largest professional network to connect with opportunity. Use LinkedIn Jobs to harness the power of your network and get hired. LinkedIn Jobs surfaces insights such as whom you know at a company, providing you an edge in your job search.

 

LinkedIn Salary Discover your earning potential with LinkedIn Salary. Explore salaries by job title and location. See how years of experience, industry, location and more can impact your salary

 

LinkedIn ProFinder A marketplace that helps to connect entrepreneurs and freelancers with real business projects.

 

 

 

Reference USA provides access to detailed information on more than 14 million U.S. businesses and over 100 million U.S. households. Job seekers, businesses, and researchers will find the database a valuable research tool.

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Glassdoor.com is an online career community where past and current employees submit company reviews, salaries, and interview information. There is also a job board and some really great blogs that give advice to new and experienced job seekers alike.

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City Town Info provides you with a wealth of information to help with relocating to a new town, choosing the right college, or even planning a career. Articles, statistics, and demographics are all just a click away.

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MEDICAL

             

 

 

The Magill Medical Guide Database covers diseases, disorders, treatments, procedures, specialties, anatomy, biology, and issues in an A-Z format, with sidebars addressing recent developments in medicine and concise information boxes for all diseases and disorders.

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Consumer Health Complete is EBSCO's interface designed for the everyday consumer of health care information. CHC provides convenient access to easily understandable health and medical information. Consumers can search and browse within medical encyclopedias, popular reference books, and magazine articles.

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