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Access Pennsylvania Database 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 Images 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.
Auto Repair Reference Center Auto Repair Reference Center (Ebsco Publishing)
Supplied by Point 5 Technologies with complete automotive repair information supplied by Nichols Publishing, publisher of Chilton information. Most major manufacturers of domestic and imported vehicles are listed. Repair information is available for most manufacturers as far back as 1945.

Business Plans Handbook Collection

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 - Generic Logo

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Business Source Main Edition (Ebsco Publishing)
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 Consumer Health Complete (Ebsco Publishing)
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 Contemporary Authors (Gale)
A guide to current writers of fiction, nonfiction, poetry, journalism, drama, motion pictures and television. Biographies of these authors are included.
eBooks on EBSCOhost 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.
First Research First Research
Leading provider of industry intelligence tools that help performance of sales and marketing teams, as well as providing insight to business start-ups and existing businesses looking for current analyses of industry subsectors. Four essential core tools include industry profiles for 600 industry segments, call prep sheets for helping to understand the issues before making sales calls, state and province profiles that give regional insight, and email alerts that deliver at-a-glance insight directly to your inbox on a quarterly basis.
NOTE: Access to this resource is no longer available, click here to learn more about these changes.
GreenFile GreenFILE (Ebsco Publishing)
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 HeritageQuest Online
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.
Hoover's Online Hoover's Online
Search this database for information on 75 million companies, 80 million people, and hundreds of industries. Create customized lists for customer prospecting and lead generation using the "Build a List" feature. The download feature is no longer available.

Remote access is now available!

Kids Search

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Kids Search (Ebsco Publishing)
Kids Search is EBSCO's interface designed for students in grades K through 8. Kids Search provides elementary school students with an easy-to-use, graphically-appealing interface they can use to search their EBSCO databases. The interface facilitates searching by topic, enabling users to easily enter keywords, or select topics or subtopics to search, from the Basic Search screen.
LearningExpressLibrary LearningExpress Library 3.0
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.
LISTA - Library Information Science & Technology Abstracts LISTA (Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts) (Ebsco Publishing)
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.
Live Homework Help

This resource is only available for patrons living within Lancaster County.
Live Homework Help is now Tutor.com. See description below.

MasterFILE Main Edition

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MasterFILE Main Edition (Ebsco Publishing)
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

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Middle Search Main Edition (Ebsco Publishing)
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

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Newspaper Source Plus (Ebsco Publishing)
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.
POWER Library POWER LIBRARY Network
One click opens the Pennsylvania Online World of Electronic Resources. Select from a variety of valuable databases for information about authors, automobile repair, biographies, business information, children’s and homework resources, health & science, literature, photographs, and access to newspapers and magazines. Join book clubs and get recommendations for what to read next!

Primary Search Main Edition

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Primary Search Main Edition (Ebsco Publishing)
Provides access to popular full-text magazines for elementary school research. Subjects include Science, Health, Math, Writing, and Geography among others.
ProQuest 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).

PLEASE NOTE: Due to possible problems with the AOL and Mozilla Firefox browsers, please use Microsoft Internet Explorer when selecting this resource.

Reference USA Reference USA
Select from a menu of searchable databases in the InfoUSA family of databases: US Businesses, with 14 million company listings; US residential, with 210 million households listed; New Movers, with over 15 million new residential listings; New Businesses, with over 2.6 million new business listings. Create prospective customer or potential competitor lists by SIC or NAICS codes, geographic area, size of company by number of employees or sales, executive title and more. Ability to do radius searching is helpful for sales cold calls. Results are downloadable to Excel for creation of mailing labels and customized letters.
NOTE: Access to this resource is no longer available, click here to learn more about these changes.
Simply Map 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.
ProQuest - SIRS Discoverer SIRS Discoverer is 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 Teacher Reference Center (Ebsco Publishing)
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.
TumbleBooks - e-books for kids TumbleBooks™ - e-books for e-kids. 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.

The Lancaster County Community Foundation and Brad Rutter granted funds to support this online resource for the year 2010.

Live Homework Help

This resource is only available for patrons living within Lancaster County.

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.

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.

Uniworld Uniworld
This authoritative source of information on American and foreign firms operating internationally covers 190 countries and 500 industries. American and foreign firms with branches, subsidiaries or affiliates that have a substantial interest in the US or in foreign countries are represented here.

 

 

 

 

 

Resources A - to - Z
Access Pennsylvania Database
Catalog holdings of almost 3,000 Pennsylvania school, public, academic and special libraries are included in this database.
Associated Press - AP Images
More than 500,000 current and historical photographs and graphics can be searched by date, place and subject.
Auto Repair Reference Center (Ebsco Publishing)
Supplied by Point 5 Technologies with complete automotive repair information supplied by Nichols Publishing, publisher of Chilton information.
Business Insights: Essentials (formerly Business & Company Resource Center)
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 (Ebsco Publishing)
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 (Ebsco Publishing)
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 (Gale)
A guide to current writers of fiction, nonfiction, poetry, journalism, drama, motion pictures and television.
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).
First Research
Leading provider of industry intelligence tools that help performance of sales and marketing teams, as well as providing insight to business start-ups and existing businesses looking for current analyses of industry subsectors. Four essential core tools include industry profiles for 600 industry segments, call prep sheets for helping to understand the issues before making sales calls, state and province profiles that give regional insight, and email alerts that deliver at-a-glance insight directly to your inbox on a quarterly basis.
GreenFILE (Ebsco Publishing)
Offers information covering all aspects of human impact to the environment.
HeritageQuest Online
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.
Hoover's Online
Search this database for information on 75 million companies, 80 million people, and hundreds of industries. Create customized lists for customer prospecting and lead generation using the "Build a List" feature. The download feature is no longer available. Remote access is now available!
Kids Search (Ebsco Publishing)
Kids Search is EBSCO's interface designed for students in grades K through 8. Kids Search provides elementary school students with an easy-to-use, graphically-appealing interface they can use to search their EBSCO databases. The interface facilitates searching by topic, enabling users to easily enter keywords, or select topics or subtopics to search, from the Basic Search screen.
LearningExpress Library 3.0
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.

LISTA (Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts) (Ebsco Publishing)
A world-class bibliographic database that provides coverage on subjects such as librarianship, classification, cataloging, bibliometrics, online information retrieval, information management and more.
Live Homework Help is now Tutor.com. See description below. This resource is only available for patrons living within Lancaster County.
MasterFILE Main Edition (Ebsco Publising)
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 (Ebsco Publishing)
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 (Ebsco Publishing)
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.
OneSource
International Businesses module on ReferenceUSA includes in-depth information on over 3 million global companies located in the US, United Kingdom, Europe and Asia Pacific. Companies located in Latin America, Middle East and Africa have recently been added.
POWER Library
One click opens the Pennsylvania Online World of Electronic Resources. Select from a variety of valuable databases for information about authors, automobile repair, biographies, business information, children’s and homework resources, health & science, literature, photographs, and access to newspapers and magazines.
Primary Search Main Edition (Ebsco Publishing)
Provides access to popular full-text magazines for elementary school research. Subjects include Science, Health, Math, Writing, and Geography among others.
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).

PLEASE NOTE: Due to possible problems with the AOL and Mozilla Firefox browsers, please use Microsoft Internet Explorer when selecting this resource.
Reference USA
Select from a menu of searchable databases in the InfoUSA family of databases: US Businesses, with 14 million company listings; US residential, with 210 million households listed; New Movers, with over 15 million new residential listings; New Businesses, with over 2.6 million new business listings. Create prospective customer or potential competitor lists by SIC or NAICS codes, geographic area, size of company by number of employees or sales, executive title and more. Ability to do radius searching is helpful for sales cold calls. Results are downloadable to Excel for creation of mailing labels and customized letters.
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 is an award-winning database designed with the young researcher in mind. This interactive tool strengthens research, reading, writing and computer skills.
Teacher Reference Center (Ebsco Publishing)
This index contains over 260 titles from the most popular teacher and administrator trade journals, periodicals and books.
TumbleBooks™ - e-books for e-kids. 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.

The Lancaster County Community Foundation and Brad Rutter granted funds to support this online resource for the year 2010.

Tutor.com - K-12 Student Center, College Center and the SkillsCenter™ Resource Library: 24/7 This resource is only available for patrons living within Lancaster County.

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.
Uniworld
This authoritative source of information on American and foreign firms operating internationally covers 190 countries and 500 industries. American and foreign firms with branches, subsidiaries or affiliates that have a substantial interest in the US or in foreign countries are represented here.