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ABI/INFORM Trade & Industry
Is a source researchers rely on for major trade and industry news. It includes in-depth coverage of companies, products, executives, trends, and other topics for more than 1,250 publications, with over 1,140 in full-text. With ABI/INFORM Trade & Industry, users can study and compare specific trades and industries, including telecommunications, computing, transportation, construction, petrochemicals, and many others.
Catalog holdings of almost 3,000 Pennsylvania school, public, academic and special libraries are included in this online resource. Search by author, title, subject or keyword to locate over 44 million items.
More than a million current and historical photographs and graphics can be searched by date, place and subject. More than 800 photographs are added to the archive daily. Also contains newspaper text and audio files.
Ask Here PA
Want a professional librarian to find your answer? We're here to help you get answers to your questions, any time and anywhere you have internet access. Unlike other "expert" sites on the web, there is no charge to use our free service. We'll be doing what libraries have always done best; quickly getting you the accurate, unbiased information you need. Available 24/7.
Auto Repair Reference Center
Find auto repair and service information for most car models starting in 1954. Factory drawings and step-by-step photographs. Technical service bulletins and recall information. Wiring diagrams for easy viewing printing. Specifications, maintenance schedules and "Care & Repair Tips" with a complete troubleshooting section. Estimate repair costs before visiting the mechanic. Learn more about how your car works, visit the Auto IQ section for videos and animated demonstrations.
Biography Reference Bank
Biography Reference Bank offers a breadth and depth of information you will find in no other biography database. It covers over 500,000 people and includes over 36,000 images.
Consumer Health Complete
Provides easy to use content covering all areas of health and wellness from mainstream medicine to the many perspectives of complementary, holistic and integrated medicine. This full-text online resource covers topics such as aging, cancer, diabetes, drugs & alcohol, fitness, nutrition & dietetics, children's health, men & women's health, etc.
A guide to current writers of fiction, nonfiction, poetry,journalism, drama, motion pictures and television. Biographies of these authors are included.
Focusing on the relationship between human beings and the environment, with well-researched information on topics ranging from global warming to recycling to alternate fuel sources and beyond. Comprised of scholarly and general interest titles, as well as government documents and reports, GreenFILE offers a unique perspective on the positive and negative ways humans affect the ecology.
Provides millions of full-text articles from more than 1,400 newspapers, including Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Christian Science Monitor, The Financial Times (London), The New York Times, The Times (London), USA Today and many others. Ability to search by specific newspaper section to deliver more precise results. Comprehensive coverage of current events, including national, global and regional perspectives, as well as first-hand accounts of historical events. Listen to articles read using built in player or download MP3 files to listen to on mobile devices.
Learning Express Library
Learning Express is a comprehensive, interactive online learning platform of practice tests and tutorial course series designed to help students and adult learners—succeed on the academic or licensing tests they must pass. You'll get immediate scoring, complete answer explanations, and an individualized analysis of your results. If you need help in school then this is perfect for you. Grades K through adult. This is a service of the North Central Library District.
LISTA (Library Information Science & Technology Abstracts)
Bibliographic online resource that provides coverage on subjects such as librarianship, classification, cataloging, 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 online resource covering the field of information science.
Listen to Books
Download audio and eBooks to play on a variety of portable devices or on your computer. Listen or read books on your computer, burn some audio titles to CD, transfer to MP3 audio players, iPods, iPhones, and Zune devices. You will find best-sellers, self-help, book club favorites. This is a service of the North Central Library District.
Electronic books (eBooks) are available through this link. netLibrary eBooks are full text searchable and available for use on personal computers in online formats.
Get great book suggestions by e-mail! Select as many newsletters to subscribe to as you would like. To see a sample of each newsletter, click on the name of the newsletter. Each book title links directly to the Access Pennsylvania online resource where you can find libraries that own the book. Finding the book that interests you couldn't be easier. When you sign up for a newsletter you will receive a confirmation e-mail and then you will receive your selected newsletters.
Includes fiction authors, titles and themes. Provides suggestions of books that are similar to those of a particular author or a certain title. Expand your reading horizons with Novelist. Librarians can use this online resource as a readers’ advisory service to assist patrons who enjoy fiction. Teachers can use this resource for enhancement of curriculum.
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 online resource. A good resource to expand student reading interest by introducing new authors or additional books in a subject area.
Provides magazines with full text articles, page images, article abstracts, and citations from thousands of sources. Articles from nearly 4,000 publications and article abstracts and indexing from 3,500 publications +. Covers Education, General Science, Humanites, Social Sciences and Business.
Provides a 100% full-text articles from more than 2,500 publications. It is a multidisciplinary and includes: Art , Applied Science & Technology, Biological & Agricultural Index, Education, General Science, Humanities, Index to Legal Periodicals & Books, Library Literature & Information Science, Readers' Guide, Social Sciences, and Business.
Readers' Guide Select
Provides 100% full-text for the most popular general-interest magazines published in the United States and Canada. Subjects Covered include: African-Americans, Aging, Astronomy, Automobiles, Biography, Business, Children, Computers, Consumer Education, Current Events, Education, Environment, Fashion, Film, Fine Arts, Food, Foreign Affairs, Health, History, Hobbies, Home, Journalism, Leisure Activities, Medicine, Music, News, Nutrition, Photography, Politics, Religion, Science, Sports, Television.
Science Full Text Select
Provides full text content from 320 journals with full text articles, indexing and abstracts. Subjects Covered: Applied Mathematics, Artificial Intelligence, Automotive Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Chemistry,Computer Databases & Software, Construction,Energy Resources & Research, Environmental Science, Fishery Sciences, Food Science, Forestry, Genetics, Horticulture, Immunology, Marine Biology, Microbiology, Nutrition, Paleontology, Physiology, Plant Pathology, Soil Science, Veterinary Medicine, Wildlife, Zoology.
Includes full text articles and images from over 1,600 domestic and international newspapers, magazines and government documents. Articles are assigned a reading level – Easy, Moderate or Challenging; based on age-appropriate, educational content, interest and reading level. This online resource is an excellent student resource. Contains the Encyclopedia Compton's by Britannica to research articles and images covering science, math, history, cultures, ideas, the natural world, places, people, and more!