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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 user’s workflow.
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
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!
BookFlix
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.
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.
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.
CyberSmarts
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.
driving-tests.org
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.
Gale Virtual Reference Library
Explore encyclopedias and specialized reference sources on a variety topics from history, government, environment, math, 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.
Google
Search Engine
GREENR (Environment, Energy, etc.)
Global Reference on the Environment, Energy, and Natural Resources (GREENR) offers researchers an interdisciplinary resource for environment and sustainability studies. GREENR provides 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.
HeritageQuest
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.
Informe Academico
Informe Académico proporciona acceso a periódicos y revistas especializadas de lengua española y portuguesa. La base de datos ofrece una amplia gama de contenidos sobre América Latina. 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. 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.
InfoTrac Newsstand
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.
Infotrac Student Edition
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.
Kids infobits
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.
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
LitFinder
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.
Pennsylvania CareerLink
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.
ProQuest
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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Research in Context
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.
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 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.
TrueFlix
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.
TumbleBooks
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.
Tutor.com
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.

*Please note both our on-demand and drop-off tutoring services are unavailable Sunday December 25, 2016 and Sunday January 1, 2017 in observance of the Christmas and New Years Day holidays.

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.


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