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.

AllMusic

AllMusic

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

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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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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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Contemporary Authors

Contemporary Authors

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

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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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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

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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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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Internet Movie Database (IMDb)

Internet Movie Database (IMDb)

Facts and data about movies, television and celebrities.

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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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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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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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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.)

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

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

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Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: Google News Archive

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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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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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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