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|Academic Search Main Edition |
This e-resource is rich with the most valuable, comprehensive multidisciplinary content available. It provides access to acclaimed full-text journals, magazines, and other valuable resources covering topics like Biology, Chemistry, Engineering, Physics, Psychology, Religion & Philosophy, Science & Technology, 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.
|Access Pennsylvania Database |
Catalog holdings of almost 3,000 Pennsylvania school, public, academic and special libraries are included in this database. Search by author, title, subject or keyword to locate over 50 million items.
|Associated Press - AP Images |
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.
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!
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.
|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.
|Business Source Main Edition |
This scholarly business database provides bibliographic and full-text covering all disciplines of business, including marketing, management, MIS, POM, accounting, finance and economics. This resource contains full text for nearly 2,200 magazines and journals, and indexing and abstracts for over 2,300 titles. The collection includes general business magazines, scholarly journals and trade periodicals with full text dating back to 1985.
|Consumer Health Complete |
Provides content covering all areas of health and wellness from mainstream medicine to the many perspectives of complementary, holistic and integrated medicine. This full-text database covers topics such as aging, cancer, diabetes, drugs & alcohol, fitness, nutrition & dietetics, children's health, men & women's health.
|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.
|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.
This e-resource provides a single location from which to simultaneously search most of the Access PA EBSCO e-resources.
A database for kids! 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.
Offers information covering all aspects of human impact to the environment. Its collection of scholarly, government and general-interest titles includes content on the environmental effects of individuals, corporations and local/national governments, and what can be done at each level to minimize these effects. Topics covered include global climate change, green building, pollution, sustainable agriculture, renewable energy, recycling, 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 Student Research |
Use this e-resource 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.
|Learning Express |
Leading source for test preparation materials and interactive practice exams from K-12, to college level and professional occupations. Proceed at your own pace and receive instant scoring upon completion of the exam. Practice taking GED’s, SAT’s, GRE’s, Civil Service, EMS, Firefighter, Law Enforcement, Nursing, Real Estate, U.S. Citizenship exams, and more.
|Library Catalog |
The library catalog
A world-class bibliographic database that provides coverage on subjects such as librarianship, classification, cataloging, bibliometrics, online information retrieval, information management and more. LISTA indexes more than 600 periodicals plus books, research reports and proceedings. With coverage dating back to the mid-1960s, it is the oldest continuously produced database covering the field of information science.
|MasterFILE Main Edition |
Provides full text for magazines, trade publications and periodicals covering general interest subject areas. Also contains an Image Collection containing photos, maps & flags. Full text for more than 1,350 general reference resources, more than 350 full text reference books and over 910,000 photos, maps and flags.
|Middle Search Main Edition |
This resource provides full text for popular, middle school appropriate magazines, covering a wide range of topics. All full text articles are assigned a reading level indicator (Lexiles).
|Newspaper Source Plus |
Provides the latest news from over 1,000 leading full text newspapers including extensive cover to cover for papers such as USA Today, The New York Times, and The Washington Post. In addition, this resource also features hundreds of television and radio transcripts including ABC, CBS, CNN, FOX, MSNBC, National Public Radio, PBS and more.
|Pennsylvania CareerLink |
|Pennsylvania Job Resources |
POWER Library presents two sites provided by PA government entities to help with job resources.
|POWER Library |
|Primary Search Main Edition |
Provides access to popular full-text magazines for elementary school research. Subjects include Science, Health, Math, Writing, and Geography among others.
Provides access to Lancaster newspapers only: Intelligencer Journal and New Era backfiles, combined Intelligencer Journal/Lancaster New Era, and Sunday News.
PLEASE NOTE: As of January 1, 2011, The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Central Penn Business Journal and other regional newspapers are no longer available here due to funding cuts. Central Penn Business Journal is available on Nexis (ask your librarian about accessing this).
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|Public Library Search |
Use this 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.
|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.
|Simply Map |
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.
|SIRS Discoverer |
An award-winning database designed with the young researcher in mind. This interactive tool strengthens research, reading, writing and computer skills. Articles and graphics from more than 1,400 U.S. and international magazines, newspapers and U.S. government documents are carefully selected for their educational content, interest and level of readability. Because it includes middle and elementary curriculum topics, Discoverer can be easily integrated into classroom activities.
|Teacher Reference Center |
This index contains over 260 titles from the most popular teacher and administrator trade journals, periodicals and books. This database provides coverage on key education topics such as Assessment, Continuing Education, Current Pedagogical Research, Curriculum Development, Instructional Media, Language Arts, Literacy Standards, Science & Mathematics and more.
|Teen Health & Wellness |
The award-winning, critically acclaimed online resource provides middle and high school students with nonjudgmental, straightforward, standards-aligned, curricular and self-help support. Topics include diseases, drugs, alcohol, nutrition, mental health, suicide, bullying, green living, financial literacy, and more. Developed for teens, with their unique concerns and perspective, Teen Health & Wellness draws on Rosen's award-winning series, including Coping, Need to Know, and others. Thoroughly updated and revised for online use, all content is reviewed by leading professionals in medicine, mental health, nutrition, guidance, and career counseling.
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.
K-12 Student Center, College Center and the SkillsCenter™ Resource Library: 24/7
K-12 Student Center is designed for students of all ages and levels to get one-to-one tutoring and homework help. Students work one-on-one with certified tutors on homework, projects, studying, essay writing and test prep in 20 subjects (Math, Science, English, Social Studies, ProofPoint™ via an Online Classroom. College Center offers Math, Science, English, Social Studies, Resume Help, GED Prep, ProofPoint™. SkillsCenter™ Resource Library: 24/7 offers Homework, Test Prep and Career help.
Free K-12 Student Center & College Center Help is available Sunday through Saturday, from 2:00 pm to 10:00 pm. Available in Spanish too.
If you are a member of a U.S. military family you may be eligible to access Tutor.com services 24/7 through our military program. Please go to www.tutor.com/military to see if you are eligible.
New Features: Mobile app for the iPhone and iPod Touch. Personalized services with optional accounts (select your favorite tutor, replay sessions, more.) Click here for more information.