POWER Library Links

POWER Resources are 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.

Academic One FilePowerLibrary mini logo

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.

 AP ImagesPowerLibrary mini logo

AP (Associated Press), one of the oldest and largest news organizations in the world, has been capturing the greatest events in world history with photographs, audio sound bites, video, and graphics, for over 185 years.

BookFlix PowerLibrary mini logo

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, movies and more in a PA library (Access PA Database) PowerLibrary mini logo

Books, movies and more in a PA library (also known as the Access PA Database) 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.

Business Insights: EssentialsPowerLibrary mini logo

Find full-text articles and statistical data about companies and industries for business owners, marketing professionals, investors, and students. Access to over 11,000 journals and more than 8,900 in full-text. Instantly analyze and compare financial and statistical data with interactive charting tools. Find thousands of detailed financial reports, more than 2,500 custom business glossary terms, 1,000 SWOT reports, over 17,400 company histories, over 460,000 detailed company profiles, and much more

Consumer Health Complete PowerLibrary mini logo

CHC is designed to support the information needs of patients and to foster an overall understanding of health-related topics. Content covers all areas of health and wellness from mainstream medicine to the many perspectives of complementary, holistic and integrated medicine.

Contemporary Authors PowerLibrary mini logo

This e-resource provides access to biographical and bibliographical information on more than 145,000 of today’s most influential authors.

CyberSmarts PowerLibrary mini logo

This interactive e-book 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.

eBooks on EBSCOhost PowerLibrary mini logo

Formerly known as NetLibrary, this e-resource provides access to hundreds of thousands of books from the world’s leading publishers across all major subject areas.

EBSCOhost PowerLibrary mini logo

This e-resource provides a single location from which to simultaneously search most of the Access PA EBSCO e-resources.

Educator’s Reference CompletePowerLibrary mini logo

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 LibraryPowerLibrary mini logo

Explore encyclopedias and specialized reference sources on a variety topics from history, government, environment, math, and more!

General OneFilePowerLibrary mini logo

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.

GREENR (Environment, Energy, etc.)PowerLibrary mini logo

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.

Informe AcademicoPowerLibrary mini logo

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 NewsstandPowerLibrary mini logo

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 EditionPowerLibrary mini logo

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 InfoBitsPowerLibrary mini logo

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.

LitFinderPowerLibrary mini logo

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 Job Resources

POWER Library presents sites provided by PA government entities to help with job resources.

Power SearchPowerLibrary mini logo

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.

Research in ContextPowerLibrary mini logo

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.

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.

 TrueFLIX PowerLibrary mini logo

The truth. The whole truth. And nothing but the truth about people, places, nature, history, science, and more! TrueFLIX provides eBooks that are enhanced with a related content in a variety of text types and media–including primary sources, fiction, videos, audio clips, images, and related websites.

Other Resources

Gale Courses WAGGIN Logo SMALL

Whether you’re looking for professional development or personal enrichment, these six-week online courses are the perfect way to learn a new skill or enhance your existing ones. You’ll spend roughly two to four hours each week completing two engaging lessons in an enjoyable, interactive learning environment. Expert instructors develop and lead every course, and you’ll be able to interact with them and with fellow students in lively online discussion areas. New sessions start every month, so you can sign up anytime. Upon completing a course with a passing score, you’ll get an award of completion from your learning institution.

Government Services

This website provides quick links to many of the commonly asked questions from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania website.

JobGateway

Launched in July, 2012, JobGateway® is part of the Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry’s initiative to transform the landscape of how job-seekers find family sustaining jobs and how employers find the skilled candidates that they need. Through this initiative, a user-friendly, premiere job-matching system has been created to help bridge the gap that currently exists between job-seekers and employers.

Job-seekers have the ability to search and apply for job openings across the Commonwealth or narrow it down to their own town. You can create and upload a resume and make yourself available to thousands of employers. JobGateway® will also recommend jobs for you based on your preferences. One exciting feature is an automatic capture of all of your job-search activities within JobGateway®. You have the ability to record any outside job-search activities, too. All in one place. All for free.

Online Book Clubs 

Online Book Clubs gives you the change to read a preview the latest books in your email.  You can then discuss the books with others in an online forum, all without leaving your home.

Borrow eBooks and digital audio books from WAGGIN”s digital lending library from OverDrive. With apps for every major device, One-Step Checkout™ and OverDrive Read™, you can find and enjoy titles on just about any modern device in seconds. Take your library with you.

OverDrive: eBooks and eAudiobooks for KidsWAGGIN Logo SMALL

Borrow eBooks and digital audio books from WAGGIN”s digital lending library from OverDrive. With apps for every major device, One-Step Checkout™ and OverDrive Read™, you can find and enjoy titles on just about any modern device in seconds. Take your library with you.

OverDrive: eBooks and eAudiobooks for TeensWAGGIN Logo SMALL

Borrow eBooks and digital audio books from WAGGIN”s digital lending library from OverDrive. With apps for every major device, One-Step Checkout™ and OverDrive Read™, you can find and enjoy titles on just about any modern device in seconds. Take your library with you.

Pennsylvania Job Resources

POWER Library presents sites provided by PA government entities to help with job resources.

ScienceFlix

Donated by Budd Baer Subaru through their Share the Love Campaign!

Offering more than 50 complete units of study with over 8,000 science-related assets in a variety of media, ScienceFlix® provides students with a better understanding of science concepts and ideas through hands-on projects, videos, multiple text types, interactive features and more.