Academic OneFile

Academic OneFile

This database provides full-text academic articles on a variety of subjects, including social sciences, technology, medicine, engineering, the arts, literature, and more. Topic Finder and citation tools. State-funded.

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Academic Search Main Edition

Academic Search Main Edition

For college students and their academic research.  Subjects include biology, chemistry, engineering, physics, psychology, religion and theology, and more.  Full-text journal articles.  State-funded.

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Power Library /Access PA

Access Pennsylvania / POWER Library

This is a shared catalog for materials owned by most PA libraries. The POWER Library provides access to thousands of reference materials for people of all ages. State-funded.

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*This project is 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.

Allegheny County Bar Association

Allegheny County Bar Association

Serves Allegheny County residents through legal information, lawyer referrals, and a listing of services offered free to the public by the Bar Association.

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Allegheny County

Allegheny County, Official Website

Links to services and information for county residents. Property assessments, recreation information, links to county services and agencies, forms, court records and more.

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AllMusic

AllMusic

Search a large database of music information that includes biographies, discographies, genre charts, and reviews.

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Ancestry, In-library

Ancestry

This is a source of information for working on family history.  In-library use only. Library-funded.

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AP Images

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. State-funded.

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BBC Earth

BBC Earth

Short stories and videos about animals and habitats, plus discoveries and challenges on planet Earth.

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Better Business Bureau

Better Business Bureau

Contains information about businesses and charitable organizations throughout the country to help consumers make informed decisions.

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Biography In Context

Biography In Context

This database contains the life stories of thousands of famous people and full-text biographical articles from many popular magazines. Library-funded.

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BookFlix

BookFlix

This is a resource that pairs video storybooks with eBooks to build a love of reading and learning. State-funded.

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Books and Authors

Books & Authors

Books & Authors provides both fiction and nonfiction recommendations based on your interests. State-funded.

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Business Insights: Essentials

Business Insights: Essentials

This database provides full-text articles and statistical data about specific companies and industries. State-funded.

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Business Source Elite

Business Source Elite

Researching a business topic?  Find financial data, journals, books, market reports, company profiles including topics such as marketing, accounting, banking, finance, and management. Library-funded.

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Chilton

Chilton

Find step-by-step auto repair instructions, maintenance schedules, diagrams and more. Search by specific year, make and model. Library-funded.

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CIA World Factbook

CIA World Factbook

Published by the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency, the website contains basic information, statistics, flag images, and reference maps for countries around the world.

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Consumer Reports

Consumer Reports

Presents articles on health, public safety, marketplace economics and the judicial & regulatory actions that affect consumers from 1985-Present. Library-funded. 

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Consumer Search

ConsumerSearch

Reviews of products and services using a set of objective, published ratings criteria and a search engine for consumer product reviews.

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Contemporary Authors

Contemporary Authors

This database has biographies on more than 120,000 writers. State-funded. 

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CyberSmarts

CyberSmarts

eBooks to teach kids and teens how to safely use the Internet and social media.  State-funded.

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DuoLingo

Duolingo

Offers dozens of language courses over many languages including English. App available.

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EBSCO eBooks

Ebsco eBooks

Over 16,000 e-books, with a focus on nonfiction titles.  Easily search for topics.  State-funded.

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Educator's Reference Complete

Educator’s Reference Complete

This database provides access to 1,100 academic journals in the education field. State-funded.

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Family Search

Family Search

Research family history for free. Interactive wizard offers detailed help. Site maintained by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

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Find a Grave

Find A Grave

Find the graves of ancestors, create virtual memorials or add photos, virtual flowers and a note to a loved one’s memorial. Search or browse cemeteries and grave records for every-day and famous people from around the world.

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Flipster

Flipster

Read a popular magazine on your phone or tablet! When logging in, patron ID is your library card number. Library-funded.

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Flipster Apps

Gale Virtual Reference Library

Gale Virtual Reference Library (GVRL)

Incorporate books in your research with a collection of encyclopedias and specialized reference titles.  Use tools to easily cite and share.  State-funded.

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General OneFile

General OneFile

This database provides general periodical resources. Articles are divided by subject area, including Careers, Health, and Current Events. State-funded.

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GREENR

GREENR

News, statistics, commentaries on environmental topics, such as sustainability, energy systems, healthcare, food, climate change, population, and economic development.  State-funded.

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Health and Wellness Resource Center

Health and Wellness Resource Center

Discover reliable health information through access to full-text articles of nursing and allied health journals, pamphlets, newsletters, periodicals, newspapers, encyclopedias, and more. State-funded.

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HealthFinder

HealthFinder

An official U.S. government site, HealthFinder provides medical information you can trust across government, non-profit, and academic sources.

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Hoopla

Hoopla

Free movies, TV shows, audiobooks, comics, and music albums. Enjoy on your computer (streaming) or through the Hoopla app for Android or iOS devices (stream or download). Library-funded.

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How Stuff Works

How Stuff Works

Easy to understand explanations of how things work.

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Informe! Academico

Informe! Academico

Full-text Spanish and Portuguese scholarly journals and magazines, from and about Latin America. State-funded.

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InfoTrac Newsstand

InfoTrac Newsstand

InfoTrac Newsstand proves newspaper articles from more than 2,300 U.S. and world newspapers. State-funded.

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InfoTrac Student Edition

InfoTrac Student Edition

Designed for high school students, this database provides articles and reference books that cover a wide range of subjects and research topics, ranging from history to literature to political science. State-funded.

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Internal Revenue Service (IRS)

Internal Revenue Service (IRS)

Federal tax information, including instructions, forms, and federal tax filing details.

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Internet Movie Database (IMDb)

Internet Movie Database (IMDb)

Facts and data about movies, television and celebrities.

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Kelley Blue Book

Kelley Blue Book

Source for new and used vehicle pricing and information. Mobile homes, RVs, motorcycles, and much more are also included.

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Kids InfoBits

Kids InfoBits

Elementary-aged children can explore educational topics, from animals to geography to health.  Find articles, pictures, charts, graphs, and more. State-funded.

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Legal Forms

Legal Forms

Download and customize official legal forms to suit your needs. Forms include wills, power of attorney, leases, divorce, and more. Library-funded.

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Libby, by OverDrive

Libby

Libby has the same resources as Overdrive — it’s an app that is more user-friendly!  Find adult, teen, and children’s fiction, nonfiction, popular authors in eBooks, audiobooks, and magazines.  Library-funded.

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Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs

Library of Congress: Prints and Photographs

Digitized photographs, drawings, comics, and images fromt the Library of Congress image collection.

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LitFinder

LitFinder

Explore world literature and writers throughout history (ancient to current) with a wealth of literary works, including poems, short stories, speeches, and plays — with plot summaries, what the writing means, pictures, and stories about the authors.  State-funded.

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Little Pim Languages

Little Pim

Interactive language program for kids, including: Arabic, Chinese, English, French, German, Hebrew, Italian, Japanese, Russian, and Spanish.  Library-funded.

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Mango Languages

Mango Languages

An online language-learning system teaching actual conversation skills for a wide variety of languages.  Library-funded.

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Medline Plus

Medline Plus

Reliable information on health issues, prescriptions and over-the-counter drugs.

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Merck Manuals

Merck Manuals

Information on medical topics, symptoms, drugs, procedures, news and more, written in everyday language.

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Morningstar

Morningstar Investment Research

Contains stock ratings and reports, mutual fund information and detailed analyst reports.  Library-funded.

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NoveList K-8 Plus

NoveList K-8 Plus

Information about books for Grades K-8 that includes suggested reads, reviews, articles, and reading recommendations for both fiction and non-fiction.  Library-funded.

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NoveList Plus

NoveList Plus

Includes book recommendations, reviews, articles, lists and reading recommendations for both fiction and non-fiction – for all ages.  Library-funded.

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Occupational Outlook Handbook

Occupational Outlook Handbook

Find career information on duties, education and training, pay, and outlook for hundreds of occupations.

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Opposing Viewpoints in Context

Opposing Viewpoints In Context

Find information about current social issues, debate topics and pro/con viewpoints.  Library-funded.

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OverDrive

OverDrive

Find popular eBooks and Audiobooks. Magazines are available, too.  Library-funded.

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Read/listen on your computer — or download out the Libby App for an even greater user-friendly experience! (Available on most devices.)

OverDrive for Kids

OverDrive for Kids

Browse or search ONLY the children’s titles available from OverDrive. Like the main site, which still includes all of the children’s materials, the OverDrive for Kids page includes ebooks, eaudio and some evideos too.  Search “Read-Along” for audio with the book.  Library-funded.

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OverDrive for Teens

OverDrive for Teens

Browse or search ONLY the TEEN titles available from OverDrive. Like the main site, which still includes all of the teens’ materials, the OverDrive for Teens page includes ebooks, eaudio and some evideos too.  Library-funded.

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OverDrive Magazines

OverDrive Magazines

Magazines — available instantly for your device.  (eBooks and Audiobooks.are available, too).  Library-funded.

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Read/listen on your computer — or download out the Libby App for an even greater user-friendly experience! (Available on most devices.)

PA Career Link

PA CareerLink

A free tool that matches job seekers with employers. Find job openings, build your resume, create a personal employment plan, discover transferable skills, and more. From the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

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PA Career Guide

Pennsylvania Career Guide

Wage and job information for more than 250 occupations. Includes job-interest assessments, tips for marketing yourself, sources of financial aid, and other job hunting and school resources.

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Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania, State’s Official Website

Pennsylvania residents will find services such as driver’s licensing and vehicle registration, state tax forms and instructions, tourism information and links to state agencies and officials.

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Peterson's

Peterson’s

School information from kindergarten through graduate programs. Also included are career information, resume help, and strategies for planning for and financing an education.

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Pittsburgh Press

Pittsburgh Press Archives

Archives of a former, major daily newspaper in Pittsburgh.  1884-1992.

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Pittsburgh Tribune Review

Pittsburgh Tribune Review

Local news, weather, sports, book reviews, obituaries and more.

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PowerSearch

PowerSearch

Search many of the Gale resources in one place! Find articles and information from Academic OneFile, General OneFile, and InfoTrac Newsstand. State-funded.

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Research In Context

Research In Context

This database is designed for middle school students and provides articles, videos, and primary source materials for a variety of subjects, including science, social studies, and language arts.  Easy to search and provides citations. State-funded.

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Science Reference Center

Science Reference Center

Find science articles, pictures and videos to learn about how things work, how scientists work, and biographies about scientists. There are even lesson plans for teachers. State-funded.

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SelectReads

Select Reads

This service allows you to sign up to receive email notifications when new materials in your preferred genres, by your favorite authors, or on topics of interest to you are added to our collection. Library-funded.

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ToxMap

ToxMap

Search for on-site toxic chemical releases and hazardous waste sites from the EPA’s Toxics Release Inventory (TRI) and the Superfund National Priorities List (NPL).

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TrueFlix

TrueFlix

Kids’ eBooks that are enhanced with related content including primary sources, videos, audio clips, images, and related websites. State-funded.

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U.S. Census Bureau

U.S. Census Bureau

Complete census information for the United States.

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U.S. History in Context

U.S. History In Context

Find articles, maps, photographs, and audio recordings about United States history. Also includes articles about current national issues. Library-funded.

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USA.gov

USA.gov

The official website of the U.S. federal government.

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World History in Context

World History In Context

Find articles, maps, photographs, and audio recordings about world history. Also includes articles about current global issues. Library-funded.

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