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General Reference Top

POWER Library

Library Card Access Remote Access
The POWER Library provides access to thousands of full text periodical articles, newspapers, a major encyclopedia, plus photographs, pictures, charts, maps, and reference materials for people of all ages.

MasterFILE Complete Library Card Access Remote Access
Contains full text for nearly 2,200 periodicals covering general reference, business, health, education, general science, multicultural issues and much more.

SIRS Discoverer Library Card AccessRemote Access
Provides carefully selected full text articles and images from over 1600 domestic and international newspapers, magazines, and government documents.

 
Art &Antiques Top
Kovels Free Resource 
Kovels is an established print publisher of information about antiques. This website surveys antiques and collectibles and includes recent values for items. An online newsletter and other resources are available. A free registration process is required to obtain item prices.

 
Auto Information Top
Auto Repair Reference Center Library Card Access Remote Access
Detailed and diagrammed automotive repair and maintenance information covering most major manufacturers.

Kelly Blue Book Free Resource 
Kelley Blue Book, the country's largest vehicle valuation company, has made the term "blue book value" synonymous with a vehicle's market vehicle value. Their website contains new and used vehicle pricing and information. Mobile homes, RVs, motorcycles, snowmobiles, and personal watercrafts are also included.

 
Biography & Genealogy Top
Ancestry Library Library Card AccessIn Library Use Only
A comprehensive source of information for conducting genealogical and local history research.

Biography in Context Library Card Access Remote Access

Comprehensive database of biographical information. Includes full text biographical articles from many popular magazines.

Contemporary Authors Library Card Access Remote Access
Biographical coverage of more than 100,000 writers, entries on contemporary authors.

Cyndi's List Free Resource 
A genealogy website that indexes thousands of Internet resources. Categories such as official records, research and reference tools, ethnic groups, religions and more are organized for ease in searching.

FamilySearch Free Resource 
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints provides genealogy information free of charge. A research guidance service on the site is an interactive wizard that offers detailed help. Research guides are also available to read, and in many cases, to download.

Literature Resource Center Library Card Access Remote Access
Author information, literary criticism and plot summaries for authors from every age and literary discipline.

 
Books & Reading Top
Access Pennsylvania Database Library Card Access Remote Access
Shared catalog for materials owned by most PA libraries.

BookFlix Library Card Access Remote Access
An online literacy resource that pairs classic video storybooks with related nonfiction eBooks to build a love of reading and learning.

EBSCO eBooks Library Card Access Remote Access
Electronic books, previously netLibrary. Ebsco eBooks Help and Tutorials.

NoveList Library Card Access Remote Access
Fiction database that helps you find books by subject, read reviews & annotations, get discussion guides and much, much more.

NoveList K-8 Library Card Access Remote Access
Information about more than 38,000 fiction titles of interest to students in grades K-8. Full text reviews from professional journals and book talks for selected titles are available in this database. A good resource to expand student reading interest by introducting new authors or additional books in a subject area.

OverDrive Digital Media Library Card Access Remote Access

Access thousands of dowloadable eBooks, audiobooks, and video. Titles can be transferred and accessed on most ereaders, tablets, and smart phones. See Compatible Devices

TumbleBook Library New Resource Library Card Access Remote Access

TumbleBooks add animation, sound, music and narration to existing picture books, producing an electronic picture book which you can read or have read to you.  You’ll also find chapter books, math stories, puzzles and games, and videos. All content is available for PCs and Macs. Some content is also  available for use on iPhones/iPads.  To access, select “mobile” from the “Choose” menu in the top right corner.   

 
Business & Finance Top
Business Insights: Global Library Card Access  
This database is no longer available. Please use Business Source Premier or our other business databases instead. Questions or comments?

Business Source Premier

Library Card Access Remote Access

Comprehensive, full text coverage in all disciplines of business, including marketing, management, MIS, POM, accounting, banking, and finance, including market research reports, industry reports, country reports, company profiles and SWOT analyses.

Morningstar Investment Research Center Library Card Access Remote Access
Contains mutual fund and stock ratings and reports, including detailed analyst reports, from Morningstar Inc.
 
Children's Resources Top
BBC Animals Free Resource 
Find out about a variety of animals, where and how they live, and the latest news about them.

BookFlix Library Card Access Remote Access
An online literacy resource that pairs classic video storybooks with related nonfiction eBooks to build a love of reading and learning.

CyberSmarts Library Card Access Remote Access
Interactive collection for grades 3 – 6. Offers users a safe, simulated Internet experience with hands-on instruction on how to deal with important online safety issues.

Funology Free Resource 
A site for kids’ activities, experiments, games, magic tricks, jokes and more.  For ages 9 and up.

Middle Search Plus Free Resource Remote Access

Full text for a variety of popular middle school magazines. All full-text articles are assigned a reading level indicator (Lexiles). Full text is also available for thousands of biographies and historical essays.

NoveList K-8 Library Card Access Remote Access
Information about more than 38,000 fiction titles of interest to students in grades K-8. Full text reviews from professional journals and book talks for selected titles are available in this database. A good resource to expand student reading interest by introducting new authors or additional books in a subject area.

Primary Search Library Card Access Remote Access

Contains the full-text for more than 80 of the most popular elementary school magazines.  All full-text articles are assigned a reading level indicator (Lexiles).  Also, features Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia, providing students with easy-to-read encyclopedic entries written specifically for kids.

SIRS Discoverer Library Card Access Remote Access
Provides carefully selected full text articles and images from over 1600 domestic and international newspapers, magazines, and government documents.

TumbleBook Library Library Card Access Remote Access

TumbleBooks add animation, sound, music and narration to existing picture books, producing an electronic picture book which you can read or have read to you.  You’ll also find chapter books, math stories, puzzles and games, and videos. All content is available for PCs and Macs. Some content is also  available for use on iPhones/iPads.  To access, select “mobile” from the “Choose” menu in the top right corner.   

 
Consumer Resources Top
Better Business Bureau Free Resource 
Contains information about businesses and charitable organizations throughout the country to help consumers make informed decisions.

Consumer Reports Magazine Free Resource Remote Access

Presents articles on health, public safety, marketplace economics and the judicial & regulatory actions that affect consumers from 1985-Present.

ConsumerSearch Free Resource 

The writers for this website review print and online reviews of products and services using a set of objective, published ratings criteria. It is also a search engine for consumer product reviews.

Kelly Blue Book Free Resource 
Kelley Blue Book, the country’s largest vehicle valuation company, has made the term “blue book value” synonymous with a vehicle’s market vehicle value. Their website contains new and used vehicle pricing and information. Mobile homes, RVs, motorcycles, snowmobiles, and personal watercrafts are also included.

 
Current Topics & Controversies Top
Opposing Viewpoints in Context Library Card Access Remote Access
Full text of books that cover both sides of social issues.

 
Education Top
LISTA (Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts) Library Card Access Remote Access
Includes more than 600 periodicals, plus books, research reports and proceedings. Subject coverage includes librarianship, classification, cataloging, bibliometrics, online information retrieval, information management and more. Coverage in the database extends back as far as the mid-1960s.

Teacher Reference Center Library Card Access Remote Access
Provides abstract information from over 260 of the most popular teacher and administrator trade journals.

Peterson's Free Resource  
This website from a leading print publisher of education information contains school information from kindergarten through graduate programs. Also included are career information, resume help, and strategies for planning for and financing an education.

 
Government & Law Top
Allegheny County Offical Website Free Resource 
Links to services and information for county residents. Property assessments, recreation information, links to county services and agencies, forms, court records and more.

Allegheny County Bar Association Free Resource 
Serves Allegheny County residents through legal information, lawyer referrals, and a listing of services offered free to the public by the Bar Association.

U.S. Census Bureau Free Resource 
Complete census information for the U.S.  Special census products can be purchased, but much of the information from the website can be downloaded at no charge.

Firstgov Free Resource 
The official portal of the U.S. federal government.  First.gov puts users in touch with elected officials and government agencies.

IRS Free Resource 
Federal tax information and planning help for individuals, business, tax professionals, charitable and non-profit organizations and government entities.

State of Pennsylvania Official Website Free Resource 
Pennsylvania residents will find services such as driver’s licensing and vehicle registration, state tax forms and instructions, tourism information and links to state agencies and officials.

 
Health Top
     
Consumer Health Complete Free Resource Remote Access
Provides convenient access to easily understandable health and medical information. Consumers can search and browse within medical encyclopedias, popular reference books, and magazine articles.

MedlinePlus Free Resource 
The National Institutes of Health maintains MedlinePlus for those interested in reliable information on prescription and over-the-counter drugs.  Many other health-related resources are also listed.

Healthfinder.gov Free Resource 
A U.S. government site with links to health and medical news, databases, journals and other information from government, non-profit and academic sources.

 
Images Top
AP Images Library Card Access Remote Access
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.

Library of Congress: Prints and Photographs Library Card Access  
Includes over 14 million digitized images from the Library of Congress image collection.

 
Job & Career Top
Pennsylvania Career Guide Free Resource  
Occupational Outlook Handbook Free Resource  
Job Hunter's Bible Free Resource  
 
Language Learning Top
Duolingo
Learn Spanish, French, German, Portuguese, Italian, and English.

Mango Languages Library Card Access Remote Access
An online language-learning system teaching actual conversation skills for a wide variety of languages.

Literature Top
Biography in Context Library Card Access Remote Access
Comprehensive database of biographical information. Includes full text biographical articles from many popular magazines.

Contemporary Authors Library Card Access Remote Access
Biographical coverage of more than 100,000 writers, entries on contemporary authors.
Literature Resource Center Library Card Access Remote Access
Author information, literary criticism and plot summaries for authors from every age and literary discipline.

NoveList Library Card Access Remote Access
Fiction database that helps you find books by subject, read reviews & annotations, get discussion guides and much, much more.

NoveList K-8 Library Card Access Remote Access
Information about more than 38,000 fiction titles of interest to students in grades K-8. Full text reviews from professional journals and book talks for selected titles are available in this database. A good resource to expand student reading interest by introducting new authors or additional books in a subject area.

 
Magazines Top
GreenFILE Library Card Access Remote Access
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 energe, recycling and more.

MasterFILE Complete Library Card Access Remote Access
Contains full text for nearly 2,200 periodicals covering general reference, business, health, education, general science, multicultural issues and much more.

 
Music & Film Top
Allmusic Free Resource  
Search a large database of music information that includes biographies, discographies, genre charts, and reviews.
Freegal Free Resource Remote Access
This site provides access to approximately 3 million songs, including Sony Music's catalog of legendary artists. Download three free music tracks (MP3 format) from popular artists each week with no software to download and no digital rights management (DRM) restrictions. Log in with your library barcode number and PIN.
Internet Movie Database Free Resource  
A comprehensive, fact-filled site about movies and television shows.

 
Newspapers Top
InfoTRAC Newsstand  

This resource is no longer available.

Newspaper Source Plus Library Card Access Remote Access

Provides more than 1,000 full-text newspapers, providing more than 39 million full-text articles. This database contains comprehensive full text for major newspapers and more than 1,111,000 TV & radio news transcripts.  Updated daily.

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Free Resource Post-Gazette: Google News Archive
Local news, weather, sports, book reviews, obituaries and more.

Pittsburgh Press: Google News Archive Free Resource  
Daily newspaper from 1884-1992.

Pittsburgh Tribune Review Free Resource  
Local news, weather, sports, book reviews, obituaries and more.

 
Science & Technology Top
BBC Animals Free Resource 
Find out about a variety of animals, where and how they live, and the latest news about them.

How Stuff Works Free Resource 
Easy to read explanations of how things work.  The site lets you upload photos and videos to help supplement the written content.

Science in Context Library Card Access Remote Access
Magazine & journal articles, reference books, websites and more on science topics from biology to polymorphism.

ToxMap Library Card Access  

Search for on-site toxic chemical releases and hazardous waste sites from the EPA's Toxics Release Inventory (TRI) and the Superfund National Priorities List (NPL).

 
Social Studies & History Top
CIA World Factbook Free Resource  
Published by the Central Intelligence Agency of the U.S., the website contains statistics for countries around the world.  There are images of flags and reference maps in a variety of formats.

Opposing Viewpoints in Context Library Card Access Remote Access
Full text of books that cover both sides of social issues.

US History in Context Library Card Access Remote Access
One-stop source for U.S. including primary documents, full-text articles, images, maps and more.

World History in Context Library Card Access Remote Access
One-stop source for world history, including primary documents, full-text articles, images, maps and more.

SIRS Discoverer Library Card Access Remote Access
Provides carefully selected full text articles and images from over 1600 domestic and international newspapers, magazines, and government documents.

 

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