Lebanon Library Online Resources

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 We also have a list of COMMUNITY resources (agencies) in our online catalog.
Online databases provided by Power Library are included in this list. To go directly to Power Library click here.

PA Power Library Resources (Library card is needed to access all Power Library resources):

Power Kids LibraryNEW! Power Kids Library

For Children – Education

New! BookFlix – Watch, Read, & Learn! Scholastic BookFlix is an online literacy resource that pairs classic video storybooks  with related nonfiction eBooks to build a love of reading and learning.  The engaging way to link fact and fiction, BookFlix reinforces early reading skills and introduces children to a world of knowledge and exploration. (Library Card Needed)

Cyber Smarts – five interactive eBooks that gives students hands-on experience in navigating the online world in a safe, controlled environment. Titles include Stopping Cyberbullying, Avoiding Predators Online, Protecting Your Privacy Online, Using Social Networks and Playing Games Online

Kids Search  (K-8)

This easy-to-use, graphically appealing search interface was designed especially for grades K – 8, helping these kids search on a broad range of subjects in a professionally selected collection of age-appropriate magazine & newspaper articles. Articles are assigned a Lexile rating to indicate reading level. There are also resources for teachers. Librarians (or teachers) may supplement the pre-selected resources with additional locally selected e-resources. Kids Search searches these resources:

  • American Heritage Dictionary
  • Image Collection
  • Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia
  • Newspaper Source
  • Primary Search

Searchasaurus – Searchasauraus is a search interface designed for primary school students, providing them with a colorful, animated interface, complete with erupting volcanoes and a dinosaur guide as they gather information on a wide range of topics from over 80 popular full-text magazines, Funk & Wagnall’s New World Encyclopedia, American Heritage Children’s Dictionary, and the Encyclopedia of Animals. The e-resource includes Lexiles.

Middle Search Main Edition

Designed for middle school students, this e-resource provides full text access to popular magazines, thousands of biographies and historical essays, and an image collection with over 960,000 photos, maps, and flags.

Primary Search Main Edition

Designed for elementary school students, Primary Search: Main Edition provides full-text access to popular magazines for elementary school research dating back to 1990. All articles are assigned a reading level indicator (Lexiles). The resource also provides access to full-text biographies and books and an Image Collection of over 960,000 photos, maps and flags. Subjects include:

  • Science
  • Health
  • Math
  • Writing
  • Geography

(Library Card Needed)

SIRS Discoverer – Includes full text articles and images from over 1,900 domestic and international newspapers, magazines and government documents, along with 9,000+ educational weblinks via the integrated Discoverer WebFind content set. Articles are assigned a reading level -Easy, Moderate or Challenging- based on age-appropriateness, educational content, interest and reading level. This database is an excellent student resource.(Library Card Needed)

General Research

Access Pennsylvania Database

Catalog holdings of almost 3,000 Pennsylvania school, public, academic and special libraries are included. Search by author, title, subject or keyword to locate over 50 million items. (Library Card Needed)

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. (Library Card Needed)

Auto Repair Reference Center

Find everything you need to fix your car! Search by year, make, model.  Complete automotive repair information supplied by Nichols Publishing, publisher of Chilton©. Most major manufacturers of domestic and imported vehicles are listed. Repair information is available for most manufacturers as far back as 1954. (Library Card Needed)

Business Source Main Edition

This scholarly business e-resource provides the complete text for over 2,200 magazines and journals as well as indexes and abstracts for over 2,300 titles. The collection, dating back to 1985, ranges from general business magazines to scholarly journals and trade periodicals. (Library Card Needed)

Contemporary Authors

A guide to current writers of fiction, nonfiction, poetry, journalism, drama, motion pictures and television. Biographies of these authors are included. (Library Card Needed)

GreenFILE

Offers information covering all aspects of human impact to the environment. Topics covered include global climate change, green building, pollution, sustainable agriculture, renewable energy, recycling, and more.

Health Resource Center

Consumer health resource provides information on a full range of health-related issues, from current disease and disorder information to coverage of alternative and complementary medical practices.

LISTA (Library, Information Science & Technology  Abstracts)
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.

MasterFILE Main Edition

This multidisciplinary e-resource is designed specifically for public libraries providing full text for over 1,700 reference resources, magazines, and journals covering general interest subject areas

Newspaper Source Plus

This e-resource provides the latest news with full-text access to over 1,000 U.S. and international newspapers

Teacher Reference Center (TRC) 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.

SIRS Discoverer – Includes full text articles and images from over 1,900 domestic and international newspapers, magazines and government documents, along with 9,000+ educational weblinks via the integrated Discoverer WebFind content set. Articles are assigned a reading level -Easy, Moderate or Challenging- based on age-appropriateness, educational content, interest and reading level. This database is an excellent student resource.

Other Online Resources

Books and Reading

Lebanon County Libraries Catalog – visit our online catalog of books, movies and much more that you can borrow at your county libraries. We also have reference materials that you can use from within the library.

Access PA Database – Catalog holdings of almost 3,000 Pennsylvania school, public, academic and special libraries are included. Search by author, title, subject or keyword to locate over 50 million items. (Library Card Needed)

eBooks  – downloadable ebooks from Overdrive  (Library Card Needed)

netLibrary – Electronic books are available, full text searchable and available for in online formats. (Library Card Needed)

Business

Lebanon Daily News – Search full-text articles covering local issues and events, business and community news, government, sports and more from (9/15/01-Current).

Business Source Main Edition – Available through PA Power Library. This scholarly business e-resource provides the complete text for over 2,200 magazines and journals as well as indexes and abstracts for over 2,300 titles. The collection, dating back to 1985, ranges from general business magazines to scholarly journals and trade periodicals.

Careers

Career Link – Comprehensive information for job seekers and employers.

Lebanon Libraries Job Services – assistance for job seekers.

Children

Ask Jeeves for Kids – fast, easy and kid-friendly way for kids to search online.

Ben’s Guide to the U.S. Government for Kids– Guide for students in grades K-12 to the United States Government as a service of the Government Printing Office. Resources are aimed at teaching how government works and also locator services for various government sites..

Genealogy

LOCAL RESOURCES:

Lebanon County Libraries: Ancestry.com – (only available from within your library) – family history site online with over 4 billion names in worldwide historical records, family tree services and genealogy

Lebanon County Historical Society

Other Resources:

Cyndi’s List of Genealogy Sites
http://www.cyndislist.com

Family Search Internet Genealogy Service
http://www.familysearch.org/

Find A Grave
http://www.findagrave.com/index.html

A Barrel of Genealogy Links
http://www.genealogytoday.com/barrel

U.S. National Archive & Records Administration
http://www.archives.gov

Native American Ancestry
http://www.intl-research.com/native.htm

Vital Records Information for the U.S.
www.vitalrec.com/

Government Resources

Lebanon County

Lebanon County League of Women Voters

Pennsylvania – Pennsylvania’s main homepage for state government

Pennsylvania House of Representatives – includes online welcome center and visitor’s guide.

Pennsylvania State Senate – Home page of the Pennsylvania State Senate

USA.Gov – Official U.S. government search engine for all federal government information

VotesPA – Department of State’s online voter information center

Health and Medicine

National Library of Medicine – information and research in all areas of biomedicine and health care.

History

Lebanon County Historical Society

Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission – research collections in a variety of formats: cataloged objects and documents, digital images of same, databases of historic and cultural resources, and written histories

Pennsylvania Capital Centennial Collection – Historic descriptions, explanations, and illustrated visitors’ guidebooks to the State Capitol Complex in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania in recognition of the 100th anniversary of the dedication of the Pennsylvania Capitol Building.

Seniors

Lebanon County Area Agency on Aging – serves clients age 60 and over who are residents of Lebanon County.

AARP: Pennsylvania – information on aging, health, money and travel for those over 50.

Taxes (Federal, State and Local)

Federal Tax Forms – Internal Revenue Service

Lebanon County Earned Income Tax Form

Pennsylvania Tax Forms

Technology

Lebanon Libraries’ NO Adult Left Behind – computer and technology workshops and a list of links to online computer resources, software, books, and other materials to help adults improve technology skills.

GCF Global Learning – free, beginning computer courses and other learning opportunities

In Pictures – computer tutorials on office and weblayout based on pictures.