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|Resources A - to - Z|
|Academic One File |
Find peer-reviewed, full-text articles from journals in the areas of the physical and social sciences, technology, medicine, engineering, the arts, literature, and more. Undergraduate researchers can expand and refine search results through the Topic Finder, and citation tools are integrated directly into the workflow of the user.
|Academic Search Main Edition |
Discover full-text scholarly content for major college courses. Designed specifically for academic institutions, Academic Search Main Edition provides full-text and peer-reviewed journals from nearly 1,900 full-text journals and nearly 1,300 full-text peer-reviewed journals. Subjects covered include biology, chemistry, engineering, physics, psychology, religion and theology, and more.
|Access PA Catalog |
Books, movies and more in a PA library (also known as the Access PA Catalog) is a combined catalog reflecting the holdings of over 2,600 Pennsylvania libraries and their combined collections of over 43 million books, audio materials, reference materials, movies, and much more.
|AP Newsroom |
AP Newsroom View the greatest events in world history with photographs, audio sound bites, video, and graphics, for over 185 years. Over 3,000 photos/images/sound bites/graphics added daily, including audio and visual snapshots of:
Find over 20 million royalty-free stock
AtoZdatabases is the Premier Job Search, Reference & Mailing List Database including 30 million business & executive profiles & 220 million residents. Ideal for sales leads mailing lists, market research, employment opportunities, finding friends and relatives, and much more!
|Auto Repair Source |
Discover the most accurate, authoritative and up-to-date service and repair information for thousands of domestic and imported vehicles. All content comes from the Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEM) and includes step-by-step repair information, diagrams, maintenance schedules, parts and labor estimates, service bulletins and recalls.
|Black Freedom Struggle in the United States |
The Black Freedom Struggle resource is provided at no cost to the POWER Library by ProQuest. It features select primary source documents related to critical people and events in African American history. By centering on the experiences and perspectives of African Americans, it is hoped that this collection imbues the study of Black history with a deeper understanding of the humanity of people who have pursued the quest for freedom, and the significance of movements like Black Lives Matter.
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.
|Books and Authors |
Discover fiction and non-fiction books that match your interests! Books and Authors (powered by Gale's popular What Do I Read Next? series) is for readers from every level of reading proficiency and enables users to explore the endless possibilities and combinations of books, authors, genres and topics from more than 240,000 titles.
|Brainfuse HelpNow |
Brainfuse HelpNow provides online academic support for all ages and levels. We offer innovative services designed to meet the needs of your students. Our unique suite of tutoring, writing, study, and collaboration tools has been proven to boost academic performance and increase student retention.
|Brainfuse JobNow |
Most online career tools provide resume building software or tips and job-hunting strategies. While such services can be helpful, they do not give users one-to-one advice from an experienced career coach. JobNow connects users with online career coaches to assist them during all stages of their job search.
|Business Insights |
Helps users easily compare and analyze companies and industries. Included is the complete collection of business reference and periodical titles from Business & Company Resource Center, featuring company histories, SWOT and market share reports, corporate chronologies, and business rankings, brands, and financials and investment reports. These content assets are wrapped with related periodicals and newspapers within our company and industry profile pages. Perfect for business professionals, students and entrepreneurs as well as general researchers.
|Business Plans Handbook Collection |
Search the contents of this multi-volume series to see complete business plans written by actual small business owners from all types of typical businesses. Business plan templates are included.
|Contemporary Authors |
A guide to current writers of fiction, nonfiction, poetry, journalism, drama, motion pictures and television. Biographies of these authors are included.
This interactive e-book collection includes 5 eBooks for grades 3 - 6 and one newly available eBook for teens titled Teen CyberSmarts. CyberSmarts offers users a safe, simulated Internet experience with hands-on instruction on how to deal with important online safety issues.
Take practice tests that are good for the permit test, drivers license test and the senior citizens refresher test.
|Duke Street Business Center |
Lancaster Library's Duke Street Business Center
|eBooks on EBSCOhost |
Electronic books (eBooks) are available through this link. eBooks are full text searchable and available for use on personal computers in online formats (please note, this resource cannot be downloaded). Search the eBook Collection by keyword, or select the eBooks link in the blue menu bar to access a Browse By Category search page. This resource was formerly known as NetLibrary. Mobile-friendly resource.
|Educator's Reference Complete |
Access over 1,100 academic journals and ERIC database reports in the field of education. Key subject areas include administration, bilingual education, child development and psychology, funding, health education, technology, and testing.
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. Kids InfoBits includes full-text proprietary content from Blackbirch Press, U-X-L, KidHaven Press, and more! Content is continuously updated and provides interesting and important facts with connections to current and past events.
|Environmental Studies |
Explore an interdisciplinary resource for environment and sustainability studies. Find news, background information, video, commentaries, primary source documents and statistics in relevant topic areas such as energy systems, healthcare, food, climate change, population, and economic development.
|First Research |
Use First Research to stay up-to-date on key trends and opportunities within 900 industry segments. Each industry profile contains analysis, statistics, and forecasts to help you engage prospects, coach clients, and deepen customer relationships. Establish your credibility as a trusted advisor quickly and cost-effectively with Hoover's First Research industry reports.
|Foundation Directory Online |
Foundation Directory Online is a research tool to help nonprofits find the grantmakers most likely to fund their projects. It provides information and funding history for 140,000+ foundations, corporations, and federal agencies.
|Foundation Grants to Individuals Online |
The premier funding research tool for finding foundations that provide financial support for individual grant seekers.
|Gale E-Books |
Explore encyclopedias and specialized reference sources on a variety of topics from history, government, environment, math, and more!
|Gale Topic Collections |
Explore topic collections from Agriculture to World History with 29 e-resources covering business information, communications, diversity, environment, fine arts, hospitality, military, nursing, pop culture, psychology, religion and more!
|General OneFile |
Explore this general-interest periodical resource offering nearly more than 15,000 titles with more than 8,800 in full text. With millions of articles available in PDF and HTML full-text, the collection is also supplemented by reference, newspaper, and audio content.
|Health & Wellness Resource Center |
Discover reliable health information through access to full-text articles of nursing and allied health journals, pamphlets, newsletters, periodicals, newspapers, encyclopedias, and more.
HeritageQuest Online is a digital resource that combines searchable images of U.S. federal genealogical census records with digitized books containing family and local histories from around the country.
|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, from science, history, and literature to political science, sports, and environmental studies.
When you need to depend on data, you can depend on Hoovers for complete and actionable information. Whether you are looking for leads, researching companies or industries, or searching for a way to keep your CRM up-to-date, Hoovers offers a range of options.
|Informe Academico |
Informe Academico proporciona acceso a periodicos y revistas especializadas de lengua espanola y portuguesa. La base de datos ofrece una amplia gama de contenidos sobre America Latina.
Informe Academico 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. Use the Topic Finder a visual search tool to discover new facets of a topic, or use the Readspeaker text-to-speech tool that allows text to be read aloud.
|Library Catalog |
The library catalog
Discover literature content from more than 150,000 full-text poems, 840,000 poem citations and excerpts, 7,100 full-textshort 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.
|Middle School |
Discover reliable and trusted information on a variety of topics to support middle school student research for government, U.S and world history, geography, literature, sciences, and social issues. Research In Context offers cross-curricular content aligned to national and state standards, and presents material organized into a highly visual and topic portal approach to quickly find answers.
Browse and read full-text newspapers from more than 2,300 major U.S. regional, national, and local newspapers, plus leading titles from around the world, or search articles instantly by title, headline, date, author, newspaper section, or other fields. InfoTrac Newsstand also includes thousands of images, radio and TV broadcasts, and transcripts.
|NewsBank America's News |
Access Local newspapers:
-Intelligencer Journal (Lancaster,PA)
-Intelligencer Journal - Lancaster New Era
-Lancaster New Era
-Sunday NewsNews of local interest happens everywhere, from small towns to big cities across the United States. America's News provides access to information on people, issues and events in the local area and around the country.
|PA Online Learning |
PA Online Learning is a FREE growing collection of tutorials on how to use software, social media, and library resources, such as POWER Library! Explore now and check back later to see how it grows! Selecting the link will take you to directly to PA Online Learning.
|Pennsylvania CareerLink |
|Pennsylvania Job Resources |
POWER Library presents two sites provided by PA government entities to help with job resources.
|POWER Library |
This project is made possible in part by Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) funds from the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services and through Library Access Funds administered by the Office of Commonwealth Libraries, Department of Education, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Tom Wolf, Governor. The views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this website do not necessarily represent those of the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services or the Department of Education, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
|Power Search |
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.
|Science Reference Center |
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.
|Science Reference eBook Collection |
Explore science from over 230 full-text eBooks! This collection of reference titles covers a wide variety of topics such as animals, biology, climate change, computing, engineering, experiments, life science, nature, oceans, physical science, and weather.
|Simply Analytics |
Is a product of Geographic Research Inc., is a web-based mapping application that enables non-technical users to create professional quality thematic maps, tables and reports using powerful demographic, business and marketing data. Detailed custom reports can be generated for any location in the U.S. down to census tracts and block groups. In addition to the demographic data, information on usage and consumption for thousands of specific consumer products and services, plus over 1 million points of interest data, are available here.
|Small Engine Repair |
Find detailed repair guides for all types of small engines. Offers assistance in providing routine maintenance (tune-ups, brake service) as well as extensive repairs such as engine and transmission disassembly. Search by product type, brand, model/engine type, specific area of model/engine type and model numbers.
TrueFlix is an online resource that combines award-winning True Books content with reading supports and a deep and diverse collection of related videos, images, Web links, and text. TrueFlix is based on the True Books print series published by Children's Press, an imprint of Scholastic Library Publishing. TrueFlix is published by Scholastic Inc., with editorial development, content management, and engineering provided by Scholastic Library Publishing.
The TumbleBook Library is a fun and interactive library of animated, talking story books for preschoolers, beginner readers and older independent readers. Read along and listen, or read on your own. TumbleBooks are created by taking existing story books, adding animation, sound, music and narration to produce an electronic (e-book) story book. TumbleBooks will help teach kids the joy of reading in a format they'll love! Flash Plug-In required. TumbleBooks is created in Flash animation and require a Flash plug-in to view and hear the animation. Many computers today already are equipped with Flash.