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Pennsylvania Online World of Electronic Resources Full-text magazine and journal articles, newspapers, a major encyclopedia, plus photographs, pictures, charts, maps, and reference materials.

 

 

 

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Auto Repair Reference Center

Find everything you need to fix your car! Search by year, make, model.

Access Pennsylvania Database

Catalog holdings of almost 3,000 Pennsylvania school, public, academic and special libraries

Biography

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.

Contemporary Authors

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

Business

Business Source Main Edition

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.

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) / Searchasaurus Kids Search is EBSCO’s interface designed for students in grades K through 8. Kids Search provides elementary school students with an easy-to-use, graphically-appealing interface they can use to search their EBSCO databases. The interface facilitates searching by topic, enabling users to easily enter keywords, or select topics or subtopics to search, from the Basic Search screen.

Searchasaurus – Suggested for children, this resource includes an encyclopedia, an encyclopedia of animals, magazine searches for primary and middle school grade levels, a dictionary, photos, maps and flags. A good homework resource.

Middle Search Main Edition – This resource provides full text for popular, middle school appropriate magazines, covering a wide range of topics. All full text articles are assigned a reading level indicator (Lexiles).

Primary Search Main Edition – Provides access to popular full-text magazines for elementary school research. Subjects include Science, Health, Math, Writing, and Geography among others.

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.

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.

Adult Education

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.

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.

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.

Environment – 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 & Wellness Resource Center  (Health)

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.