New Research Tools

November 2023 New Databases

If you are looking for full-text journal articles, newspapers, archives, or eBooks, you have many options. They cover all ages and grade levels for students and library users completing school work or personal projects with these new research tools. 


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Every library cardholder is granted access to educational databases. Library cards provide learners with powerful search tools that pinpoint reliable content to complete their research. Whether you are doing genealogy for your family history or have a school project, these databases will narrow results and deliver reliable, timely content.

Cricket Media Collection

This collection includes hundreds of e-books from renowned family publisher Cricket Media. It can help build strong literacy skills in students from pre-K to 8 by offering digital access to award-winning, short-form fiction and nonfiction titles. This unique e-book collection explores various subjects to help young readers explore and expand their worlds.

Power Library High School

Secondary school students will access age-appropriate content from magazines, journals, newspapers, reference books, and engaging multimedia covering various subjects, from science, history, and literature to political science, sports, and environmental studies. 

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MyHeritage Library Edition

This multilingual family history research database includes billions of historical documents from 48 countries, millions of historical photos, public records, indexes, and additional resources that span the past five centuries.

PA Online Learning (Niche Public Academy)

PA Online Learning is a FREE growing collection of tutorials on how to use software, social media, and library resources, such as POWER Library! Explore now and check back later to see how it grows! Selecting the link will take you directly to PA Online Learning.

ProQuest Ebook Central

This resource includes 112 titles on diversity, equity, and inclusion and covers business, education, fine arts, history, political science, social science, juvenile literature, and sports and recreation.

Science Reference eBook Collection

Explore science from over 230 full-text eBooks! This collection of reference titles covers various topics, such as animals, biology, climate change, computing, engineering, experiments, life science, nature, oceans, physical science, and weather.

SIRS Discoverer

This database covers history, health, language arts, math, science, social studies, and technology. All newspaper, magazine, and reference book content is 100% full text, editorially-selected and indexed from over 2,200 reliable, high-quality global sources, including 400 full-text nonfiction books and around 300 full-text book chapters from publishers such as Britannica, World Book, Rosen Publishing Group, Enslow, and ReferencePoint Press.

Transparent Language Online

Whether you’re a true language-learning beginner, dusting off your old high school Spanish, or eager to tackle your tenth language—Transparent Language Online will help you get started and stick with it. 

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