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EBSCOHost eBooks

Books and Research

From a single book to a full shelf of volumes on a chosen subject, across languages and publishers, with a variety of search options available, this database covers all major subject areas. A must-use tool for researchers and readers.

OverDrive

eBooks & eAudiobooks

Browse and search the Lackawanna County Library System’s collection of eBooks and eAudiobooks from the comfort of home and download selections to your device. Fiction, non-fiction, classics and children’s books available

Gale Virtual Reference Library

Reference eBooks

Search a wide variety of subject areas including business, medicine, law, science and more.

POWER Library

Pennsylvania’s Electronic Reference Library.

Find trustworthy answers to questions about healthcare, consumer purchases, personal finances, and much more. Access to newspapers, magazines, journals, historical documents and photos, online databases, and eBooks.

OneClickdigital

eBooks & eAudiobooks

A vast collection of popular fiction, non-fiction and classics to read or for listening. Downloading is easy.

Zinio

Zinio will no longer be available after July 31, 2017.  We apologize for any inconvenience. 

Digital Magazines.

Over 100 titles to choose from and download to your computer or mobile device


Critical Insights: Tim O’Brien

This collection brings together a selection of recent representative critical essays on O’Brien from a variety of perspectives. After opening with several short introductory essays, the volume moves on to consider O’Brien’s semi-autobiographical coverage of his experience in Vietnam and discusses O’Brien’s most famous work, The Things They Carried, in addition to several of his other works.

 
 Defining Documents in American History: World War I (1914–1919)

Provides readers with a new, interesting way to study the impact of World War I on American history. Through in-depth analysis of important primary documents from 1916 to 1919, readers will gain new insight into the causes, issues and lasting effects of this pivotal time in American history.


Defining Documents in American History: World War II (1939-1946)

Contains 80 primary source documents that provide a compelling view of this unique period of American history.

 
Introduction to Literary Context: American Poetry of the 20th Century

Introduction to Literary Context series is designed to introduce students to the world’s greatest works of literature – including novels, short fictions, novellas, plays, and poems – not only placing them in the historical, societal, scientific, and religious context of their time, but illuminating key concepts and vocabulary that students are likely to encounter.


Critical Insights: LGBTQ Literature

Critical Insights: LGBTQ Literature presents a genre of literature that is produced by (or especially relevant to) lesbians, gays, bisexuals, transgender persons, “queers,” intersexuals, and/or asexual people and this title focuses primarily on American literature of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.

 
Careers in Business

Careers in Business explores a variety of growing fields to help young adults gain a head start in learning about the many career opportunities available for those who want to pursue a career in business.

Careers in Human Services

Understanding the wide variety of jobs in human services is important for anyone preparing for that career path. Merging scholarship with occupational development, this single comprehensive guidebook provides human services students with the necessary insight into potential careers, and provides instruction on what job seekers can expect in terms of training, advancement, earnings, job prospects, working conditions, relevant associations, and more.

Jobs & Careers

 

Job & Career Accelerator

Career Planning & Job Hunting

Here is a database that combines everything you need for a successful job search in one easy-to-use website. Research careers, look at job postings, learn interviewing skills. All the tools you need to better your chances in a competitive job market.

POWER Library

Pennsylvania’s Electronic Reference Library.

Find trustworthy answers to questions about healthcare, consumer purchases, personal finances, and much more. Access to newspapers, magazines, journals, historical documents and photos, online databases, and eBooks.

LearningExpressLibrary
Learning Express Library

Test Preparation

A comprehensive, interactive online learning platform of practice tests and tutorial courses designed to help students and adult learners succeed on the academic or licensing tests.

ReferenceUSA

Directory of 12 Million US Businesses. Also includes listings for 675,000 doctors and 180,000 dentists, as well as 135 Million U.S. Households listings.

PAJobs
Pennsylvania Job Resources

Learn about some new job and career tools for job-seekers and employers.

 

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Computer Skills Center

Learn new computer skills for popular software such as Photoshop and Microsoft Word or learn how to get started with your computer.

Powered By Lackawanna County

This site introduces you to a range of business development tools including: loan programs, tax incentives, business plan support, educational resources, venture capital, technical support, networking opportunities and more in Lackawanna County.

 
Careers in Business

Careers in Business explores a variety of growing fields to help young adults gain a head start in learning about the many career opportunities available for those who want to pursue a career in business.

Careers in Human Services

Understanding the wide variety of jobs in human services is important for anyone preparing for that career path. Merging scholarship with occupational development, this single comprehensive guidebook provides human services students with the necessary insight into potential careers, and provides instruction on what job seekers can expect in terms of training, advancement, earnings, job prospects, working conditions, relevant associations, and more.

Business & Personal Finance

EBSCOHost Business Source Main Edition

Business Articles

A scholarly e-resource with articles from over 2,200 magazines and journals plus indexes and abstracts for over 2,300 titles. General business magazines, scholarly journals and trade periodicals back to 1985 are included.

MasterFile

Research

Full text articles from more than 1,700 reference resources, magazines, and journals covering general interest subject areas such as business, education, law, science and more.

Careers in Human Services

Understanding the wide variety of jobs in human services is important for anyone preparing for that career path. Merging scholarship with occupational development, this single comprehensive guidebook provides human services students with the necessary insight into potential careers, and provides instruction on what job seekers can expect in terms of training, advancement, earnings, job prospects, working conditions, relevant associations, and more.

Morningstar Investment Research Center

Investment Research

Up-to-date information for investors about stocks, mutual funds, and other investment options, with help and education for the private investor.

Foundation Center

Grant Research

Available at Albright Memorial Library Only

The most current, accurate, up-to-date and comprehensive information available on U.S. foundations and other grant providers.

Newspaper Source Plus

Newspaper Articles

An e-resource with the latest news from over 1,000 U.S. and international newspapers.

Foundation Center Maps

Grant Research

Available at Albright Memorial Library Only

Foundation Maps is Foundation Center’s premier data visualization tool and the easiest way to see who is funding what and where around the world.

POWER Library

Pennsylvania’s Electronic Reference Library.

Find trustworthy answers to questions about healthcare, consumer purchases, personal finances, and much more. Access to newspapers, magazines, journals, historical documents and photos, online databases, and eBooks.

Gale Virtual Reference Library

Reference eBooks

Search a wide variety of subject areas including business, medicine, law, science and more.

StatAb
Statistical Abstract of the United States

The authoritative and comprehensive summary of statistics on the social, political, and economic conditions of the United States.

Job & Career Accelerator

Career Planning & Job Hunting

Here is a database that combines everything you need for a successful job search in one easy-to-use website. Research careers, look at job postings, learn interviewing skills. All the tools you need to better your chances in a competitive job market.

ReferenceUSA

Directory of 12 Million US Businesses. Also includes listings for 675,000 doctors and 180,000 dentists, as well as 135 Million U.S. Households listings.

LearningExpressLibrary
Learning Express Library

Test Preparation

A comprehensive, interactive online learning platform of practice tests and tutorial courses designed to help students and adult learners succeed on the academic or licensing tests.

Powered By Lackawanna County

This site introduces you to a range of business development tools including: loan programs, tax incentives, business plan support, educational resources, venture capital, technical support, networking opportunities and more in Lackawanna County.

Legal Information and Reference

Forms, definitions, legal and publications to help a lay person understand the law covering business and family matters, real estate, personal finance and taxes, estate planning and more.

 
Careers in Business

Careers in Business explores a variety of growing fields to help young adults gain a head start in learning about the many career opportunities available for those who want to pursue a career in business.

 WeissGuides
Weiss Financial Ratings Series Online

Consumer Guides

Easy to use guides to important financial decisions such as Automobile, Homeowners, Long-term Care, Medicare Insurances and Variable Annuities.

Learning Resources

AcademicSearch
Academic Main Search

Research

Academic Main Search has more than 1900 full text journals, 1300 peer-reviewed, indexed and abstracted journals and nearly 1300 full-text peer-reviewed journals.   Subjects include biology, chemistry, engineering, physics, psychology, religion and theology and others.

Job & Career Accelerator

Career Planning & Job Hunting

Here is a database that combines everything you need for a successful job search in one easy-to-use website. Research careers, look at job postings, learn interviewing skills. All the tools you need to better your chances in a competitive job market.

BookFlix

Literacy for Pre-K to grade 3

BookFlix pairs classic video storybooks with related nonfiction eBooks. A great way to help children build a love of reading and learning. BookFlix reinforces core reading skills and introduces children to a world of knowledge and exploration.

The Lackawanna Valley Digital Archives

The LVDA is a collection of Lackawanna Valley related books, photos, videos, paintings and other artifacts.

Consumer Health Complete

Health Information

The best place to go on the internet for information about health – from mainstream medicine to complementary, holistic and integrated health ideas. The database includes the full text articles from over 250 health reference books and encyclopedias.

LearningExpressLibrary
Learning Express Library

Test Preparation

A comprehensive, interactive online learning platform of practice tests and tutorial courses designed to help students and adult learners succeed on the academic or licensing tests.

180-100
Driving Permit Practice

Practice for the PA Drivers’ Permit Test for both Cars and Motorcycles or just review the Handbook.

Legal Information and Reference

Forms, definitions, legal and publications to help a lay person understand the law covering business and family matters, real estate, personal finance and taxes, estate planning and more.

Contemporary Authors

Writers’ Biographies

Access to biographical and bibliographical information on more than 145,000 of today’s most influential authors.

Mango Languages

Language Instruction

Want to learn a new language or brush up on one you learned in high school? Mango is an online language system that makes it easy to learn languages like Spanish, French, Japanese, Brazilian Portuguese, German, Mandarin Chinese, Greek, Italian and more.

CyberSmarts

Online Security for Kids

Every child should learn to stay safe on the Internet. This interactive eBook collection teaches kids from 3rd to 6th grade how to avoid cyber bullying and online predators and how to protect their privacy anywhere online including social networks and game sites.

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POWER Kids

Pennsylvania’s Electronic Reference Library for Kids

Chat with a librarian, find great pictures and facts for your papers and projects and more!

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Basic ESL

Language Skills

Students learn English quickly and effectively on relevant topics including: family, home, school and many other topics. In each lesson students learn key vocabulary and how to use that vocabulary in conversation.

 

POWER Library

Pennsylvania’s Electronic Reference Library.

Find trustworthy answers to questions about healthcare, consumer purchases, personal finances, and much more. Access to newspapers, magazines, journals, historical documents and photos, online databases, and eBooks.

 

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Computer Skills Center

Learn new computer skills for popular software such as Photoshop and Microsoft Word or learn how to get started with your computer.

Tutor.com

Tutoring and Skill Development

Free tutoring from real tutors in math, science, social studies, and English. Tutors can review resumes and papers too. Available from 4PM to 10PM daily.

Gale Virtual Reference Library

Reference eBooks

Search a wide variety of subject areas including business, medicine, law, science and more.

 
Careers in Human Services

Understanding the wide variety of jobs in human services is important for anyone preparing for that career path. Merging scholarship with occupational development, this single comprehensive guidebook provides human services students with the necessary insight into potential careers, and provides instruction on what job seekers can expect in terms of training, advancement, earnings, job prospects, working conditions, relevant associations, and more.


Critical Insights: Tim O’Brien

This collection brings together a selection of recent representative critical essays on O’Brien from a variety of perspectives. After opening with several short introductory essays, the volume moves on to consider O’Brien’s semi-autobiographical coverage of his experience in Vietnam and discusses O’Brien’s most famous work, The Things They Carried, in addition to several of his other works.

 
 Defining Documents in American History: World War I (1914–1919)

Provides readers with a new, interesting way to study the impact of World War I on American history. Through in-depth analysis of important primary documents from 1916 to 1919, readers will gain new insight into the causes, issues and lasting effects of this pivotal time in American history.


Defining Documents in American History: World War II (1939-1946)

Contains 80 primary source documents that provide a compelling view of this unique period of American history.

 
Introduction to Literary Context: American Poetry of the 20th Century

Introduction to Literary Context series is designed to introduce students to the world’s greatest works of literature – including novels, short fictions, novellas, plays, and poems – not only placing them in the historical, societal, scientific, and religious context of their time, but illuminating key concepts and vocabulary that students are likely to encounter.


Critical Insights: LGBTQ Literature

Critical Insights: LGBTQ Literature presents a genre of literature that is produced by (or especially relevant to) lesbians, gays, bisexuals, transgender persons, “queers,” intersexuals, and/or asexual people and this title focuses primarily on American literature of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.

 
Careers in Business

Careers in Business explores a variety of growing fields to help young adults gain a head start in learning about the many career opportunities available for those who want to pursue a career in business.

 Ravel
 Ravel Law

Legal Resource

A complete, searchable database of American case law provided by Harvard Law School Library for free.  You do not need to create an account to search.

 

 SciRefCenter
Science Reference Center

Research
This e-resource contains full text for hundreds of science encyclopedias, reference books, periodicals, and other reliable sources. In addition, Science Reference Center includes more than 280,000 high-quality science images from sources such as UPI, Getty, NASA, National Geographic and the Nature Picture Library.

Research

AcademicSearch
Academic Main Search

Research

Academic Main Search has more than 1900 full text journals, 1300 peer-reviewed, indexed and abstracted journals and nearly 1300 full-text peer-reviewed journals.   Subjects include biology, chemistry, engineering, physics, psychology, religion and theology and others.

Middle Search Plus

Research – Middle School 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.

AP Images

AP (Associated Press), one of the oldest and largest news organizations in the world, has been capturing the greatest events in world history with photographs, audio sound bites, video, and graphics, for over 185 years. AP Images provides access to this huge database with over 3,000 photos/images/sound bites/graphics added daily, including audio and visual snapshots.

Newspaper Source Plus

Newspaper Articles

An e-resource with the latest news from over 1,000 U.S. and international newspapers.

Consumer Health Complete

Health Information

The best place to go on the internet for information about health – from mainstream medicine to complementary, holistic and integrated health ideas. The database includes the full text articles from over 250 health reference books and encyclopedias.

Access Pennsylvania

Library Collections

A combined catalog reflecting the holdings of over 2,600 Pennsylvania libraries and their combined collections of over 73 million books, audio materials, reference materials, movies, and much more.

Contemporary Authors

Writers’ Biographies

Access to biographical and bibliographical information on more than 145,000 of today’s most influential authors.

POWER Library

Pennsylvania’s Electronic Reference Library.

Find trustworthy answers to questions about healthcare, consumer purchases, personal finances, and much more. Access to newspapers, magazines, journals, historical documents and photos, online databases, and eBooks.

EBSCOHost eBooks

Books and Research

From a single book to a full shelf of volumes on a chosen subject, across languages and publishers, with a variety of search options available, this database covers all major subject areas. A must-use tool for researchers and readers.

Primary Search

Research for Elementary School Students

Access to popular magazines dating back to 1990for elementary school research. Articles are assigned a reading level indicator (Lexiles). Full-text biographies and books and over 960,000 photos, maps and flags.

 

Green File

Environmental Research

A comprehensive e-resource that draws on the connections between the environment and disciplines such as agriculture, education, law, health and technology.

EBSCOHost

Research

A comprehensive indexing of the most popular general-interest periodicals published in the United States.

The Lackawanna Valley Digital Archives

The LVDA is a collection of Lackawanna Valley related books, photos, videos, paintings and other artifacts.

SIRS Discoverer

Research for Elementary And Middle School Students SIRS Discoverer is a general reference database for elementary and middle school students, researchers, and educators covering curriculum areas and content sets.

Legal Information and Reference

Forms, definitions, legal and publications to help a lay person understand the law covering business and family matters, real estate, personal finance and taxes, estate planning and more.

StatAb
Statistical Abstract of the United States

The authoritative and comprehensive summary of statistics on the social, political, and economic conditions of the United States.

Library, Information Science & Technology

E-resource indexes for more than 700 journals in library science and technology plus books, research reports and proceedings from the field.

Teachers Reference Center

An e-resource for teachers that provides indexing and abstracts for 280 peer-reviewed journals.

MasterFile

Research

Full text articles from more than 1,700 reference resources, magazines, and journals covering general interest subject areas such as business, education, law, science and more.

Westlaw

Legal Research

Available at Albright Memorial Library Only

The most comprehensive computer-assisted legal research service in the world created by the major publisher of legal books. Contains nearly 5,000 databases.

ReferenceUSA

Directory of 12 Million US Businesses. Also includes listings for 675,000 doctors and 180,000 dentists, as well as 135 Million U.S. Households listings.

ReaderGuideRetro
Readers’ Guide Retrospective (1890-1982)

Available at Albright Memorial Library Only

 

This database contains comprehensive indexing of the most popular general-interest periodicals published in the United States and reflects the history of 20th century America.

 

Nations of the World

Noted for its thoughtful, up-to-date, reliable and careful compilation, this completely-updated 2015 edition offers political, economic and business information on all the nations of the world in an easy-to-use, single source

PublicLibrarySearch
Public Library Search

Use this fun, easy-to-use resource to discover reliable information on thousands of topics covering a wide range of subjects including art and music, literature, language arts, geography, history, social studies, world cultures and languages, science, technology, engineering, mathematics, health, and sports.

ElementaryStudentResearch
Elementary Student Research

Use this fun, easy-to-use resource to discover reliable information on thousands of topics covering a wide range of subjects including art and music, literature, language arts, geography, history, social studies, world cultures and languages, science, technology, engineering, mathematics, health, and sports.

MiddleSchoolStudentResearch
Middle School Student Research

 

Use this fun, easy-to-use resource to discover reliable information on thousands of topics covering a wide range of subjects including art and music, literature, language arts, geography, history, social studies, world cultures and languages, science, technology, engineering, mathematics, health, and sports.


Critical Insights: Tim O’Brien

This collection brings together a selection of recent representative critical essays on O’Brien from a variety of perspectives. After opening with several short introductory essays, the volume moves on to consider O’Brien’s semi-autobiographical coverage of his experience in Vietnam and discusses O’Brien’s most famous work, The Things They Carried, in addition to several of his other works.

 
 Defining Documents in American History: World War I (1914–1919)

Provides readers with a new, interesting way to study the impact of World War I on American history. Through in-depth analysis of important primary documents from 1916 to 1919, readers will gain new insight into the causes, issues and lasting effects of this pivotal time in American history.


Defining Documents in American History: World War II (1939-1946)

Contains 80 primary source documents that provide a compelling view of this unique period of American history.

 
Introduction to Literary Context: American Poetry of the 20th Century

Introduction to Literary Context series is designed to introduce students to the world’s greatest works of literature – including novels, short fictions, novellas, plays, and poems – not only placing them in the historical, societal, scientific, and religious context of their time, but illuminating key concepts and vocabulary that students are likely to encounter.


Critical Insights: LGBTQ Literature

Critical Insights: LGBTQ Literature presents a genre of literature that is produced by (or especially relevant to) lesbians, gays, bisexuals, transgender persons, “queers,” intersexuals, and/or asexual people and this title focuses primarily on American literature of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.

 
Careers in Business

Careers in Business explores a variety of growing fields to help young adults gain a head start in learning about the many career opportunities available for those who want to pursue a career in business.

Careers in Human Services

Understanding the wide variety of jobs in human services is important for anyone preparing for that career path. Merging scholarship with occupational development, this single comprehensive guidebook provides human services students with the necessary insight into potential careers, and provides instruction on what job seekers can expect in terms of training, advancement, earnings, job prospects, working conditions, relevant associations, and more.

 SciRefCenter
Science Reference Center

Research
This e-resource contains full text for hundreds of science encyclopedias, reference books, periodicals, and other reliable sources. In addition, Science Reference Center includes more than 280,000 high-quality science images from sources such as UPI, Getty, NASA, National Geographic and the Nature Picture Library.

WeissGuides
Weiss Financial Ratings Series Online

Consumer Guides

Easy to use guides to important financial decisions such as Automobile, Homeowners, Long-term Care, Medicare Insurances and Variable Annuities.

Teens

 

Job & Career Accelerator

Career Planning & Job Hunting

Here is a database that combines everything you need for a successful job search in one easy-to-use website. Research careers, look at job postings, learn interviewing skills. All the tools you need to better your chances in a competitive job market.

OneClickdigital

eBooks & eAudiobooks

A vast collection of popular fiction, non-fiction and classics to read or for listening. Downloading is easy.

180-100
Driving Permit Practice

Practice for the PA Drivers’ Permit Test for both Cars and Motorcycles or just review the Handbook.

OverDrive

eBooks & eAudiobooks

Browse and search the Lackawanna County Library System’s collection of eBooks and eAudiobooks from the comfort of home and download selections to your device. Fiction, non-fiction, classics and children’s books available.

Gale Virtual Reference Library

Reference eBooks

Search a wide variety of subject areas including business, medicine, law, science and more.

POWER Library

Pennsylvania’s Electronic Reference Library.

Find trustworthy answers to questions about healthcare, consumer purchases, personal finances, and much more. Access to newspapers, magazines, journals, historical documents and photos, online databases, and eBooks.

LearningExpressLibrary
Learning Express Library

Test Preparation

A comprehensive, interactive online learning platform of practice tests and tutorial courses designed to help students and adult learners succeed on the academic or licensing tests.

SIRS Discoverer

Research for Elementary And Middle School Students SIRS Discoverer is a general reference database for elementary and middle school students, researchers, and educators covering curriculum areas and content sets.

Mango Languages

Language Instruction

Want to learn a new language or brush up on one you learned in high school? Mango is an online language system that makes it easy to learn languages like Spanish, French, Japanese, Brazilian Portuguese, German, Mandarin Chinese, Greek, Italian and more.

Tutor.com

Tutoring and Skill Development

Free tutoring from real tutors in math, science, social studies, and English. Tutors can review resumes and papers too. Available from 4PM to 10PM daily.

Middle Search Plus

Research – Middle School 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.

Zinio

Zinio will no longer be available after July 31, 2017.  We apologize for any inconvenience. 

Digital Magazines.

Over 100 titles to choose from and download to your computer or mobile device.

ElementaryStudentResearch
Elementary Student Research

Use this fun, easy-to-use resource to discover reliable information on thousands of topics covering a wide range of subjects including art and music, literature, language arts, geography, history, social studies, world cultures and languages, science, technology, engineering, mathematics, health, and sports.

MiddleSchoolStudentResearch
Middle School Student Research

 

Use this fun, easy-to-use resource to discover reliable information on thousands of topics covering a wide range of subjects including art and music, literature, language arts, geography, history, social studies, world cultures and languages, science, technology, engineering, mathematics, health, and sports.

PublicLibrarySearch
Public Library Search

Use this fun, easy-to-use resource to discover reliable information on thousands of topics covering a wide range of subjects including art and music, literature, language arts, geography, history, social studies, world cultures and languages, science, technology, engineering, mathematics, health, and sports.

 
 Defining Documents in American History: World War I (1914–1919)

Provides readers with a new, interesting way to study the impact of World War I on American history. Through in-depth analysis of important primary documents from 1916 to 1919, readers will gain new insight into the causes, issues and lasting effects of this pivotal time in American history.


Defining Documents in American History: World War II (1939-1946)

Contains 80 primary source documents that provide a compelling view of this unique period of American history.

 
Introduction to Literary Context: American Poetry of the 20th Century

Introduction to Literary Context series is designed to introduce students to the world’s greatest works of literature – including novels, short fictions, novellas, plays, and poems – not only placing them in the historical, societal, scientific, and religious context of their time, but illuminating key concepts and vocabulary that students are likely to encounter.


Critical Insights: LGBTQ Literature

Critical Insights: LGBTQ Literature presents a genre of literature that is produced by (or especially relevant to) lesbians, gays, bisexuals, transgender persons, “queers,” intersexuals, and/or asexual people and this title focuses primarily on American literature of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.

 TeenHealthandWellness
Teen Health & Wellness

Health

Get health information important to middle school and high school students. Topics include diseases, drugs and alcohol, nutrition, mental health, suicide and bullying, green living, LGBTQ issues, and more.

Sponsored by The Erin Jessica Moreken Drug & Alcohol Treatment Fund, Inc.

Nations of the World

Noted for its thoughtful, up-to-date, reliable and careful compilation, this completely-updated 2015 edition offers political, economic and business information on all the nations of the world in an easy-to-use, single source.

Kids

BookFlix

Literacy for Pre-K to grade 3

BookFlix pairs classic video storybooks with related nonfiction eBooks. A great way to help children build a love of reading and learning. BookFlix reinforces core reading skills and introduces children to a world of knowledge and exploration.

MiddleSchoolStudentResearch
Middle School Student Research

 

Use this fun, easy-to-use resource to discover reliable information on thousands of topics covering a wide range of subjects including art and music, literature, language arts, geography, history, social studies, world cultures and languages, science, technology, engineering, mathematics, health, and sports.

ElementaryStudentResearch
Elementary Student Research

Use this fun, easy-to-use resource to discover reliable information on thousands of topics covering a wide range of subjects including art and music, literature, language arts, geography, history, social studies, world cultures and languages, science, technology, engineering, mathematics, health, and sports.

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POWER Kids

Pennsylvania’s Electronic Reference Library for Kids

Chat with a librarian, find great pictures and facts for your papers and projects and more!

Mango Languages

Language Instruction

Want to learn a new language or brush up on one you learned in high school? Mango is an online language system that makes it easy to learn languages like Spanish, French, Japanese, Brazilian Portuguese, German, Mandarin Chinese, Greek, Italian and more.

Primary Search

Research for Elementary School Students

Access to popular magazines dating back to 1990for elementary school research. Articles are assigned a reading level indicator (Lexiles). Full-text biographies and books and over 960,000 photos, maps and flags.

Middle Search Plus

Research

Middle School 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.

SIRS Discoverer

Research for Elementary And Middle School Students SIRS Discoverer is a general reference database for elementary and middle school students, researchers, and educators covering curriculum areas and content sets.

OneClickdigital

eBooks & eAudiobooks

A vast collection of popular fiction, non-fiction and classics to read or for listening. Downloading is easy.

Tutor.com

Tutoring and Skill Development

Free tutoring from real tutors in math, science, social studies, and English. Tutors can review resumes and papers too. Available from 4PM to 10PM daily.

OverDrive

eBooks & eAudiobooks

Browse and search the Lackawanna County Library System’s collection of eBooks and eAudiobooks from the comfort of home and download selections to your device. Fiction, non-fiction, classics and children’s books available

Zinio

Zinio will no longer be available after July 31, 2017.  We apologize for any inconvenience.

Digital Magazines.

Over 100 titles to choose from and download to your computer or mobile device.


Computer Skills and Technology

 

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Code Academy

Online Learning

Code Academy is an online education company that provides free online coding classes.

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Computer Skills Center

Online Learning

Learn new computer skills for popular software such as Photoshop and Microsoft Word or learn how to get started with your computer.

CyberSmarts

Online Security for Kids

Every child should learn to stay safe on the Internet. This interactive eBook collection teaches kids from 3rd to 6th grade how to avoid cyber bullying and online predators and how to protect their privacy anywhere online including social networks and game sites.

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GCFLearnFree.org

Online Learning

GCFLearnFree.org is a free online education services that provides classes on technology, Math, Career and everyday life needs.

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Khan Academy

Online Learning

Khan Academy is an online education service that provides free courses and instructional videos on math, science, computer programming, history, economics and more.

 

   Creation Station

Artists and hobbyists who want to work with audio files, photos, video and graphics but don’t have the right programs on their home computers can do their work at the library.  Learn more about upcoming classes and permanent work locations.

 

Health

 

HealthFinder
HealthFinder.Gov

Personal Health Information

A collection of tools and articles to help stay healthy. Learn about nutrition, diseases, health conditions, parenting and more.

mayologo
Mayo Health Clinic

Personal Health Information

Learn about health conditions, diseases, medical procedures, treatment and research.

MedlinePlus
MedlinePlus

Personal Health Information

MedlinePlus is the National Institutes of Health’s Web site for patients and their families and friends. Produced by the National Library of Medicine, the world’s largest medical library, it brings you information about diseases, conditions, and wellness issues in language you can understand. MedlinePlus offers reliable, up-to-date health information, anytime, anywhere, for free.

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National Institute of Health

Personal Health Information

Explore a wealth of nationally funded health research and news on health conditions, diseases, wellness and more.

PhysiciansDeskReference
Physicians Desk Reference

Drug Information

Research medications for up to date information on drugs, treatments, dosage and possible side effects.

 

CONSUMER HEALTH COMPLETE

Health Information

The best place to go on the internet for information about health – from mainstream medicine to complementary, holistic and integrated health ideas. The database includes the full text articles from over 250 health reference books and encyclopedias.

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 Teens Health

Personal Health Information for Teens

Not only provides facts about health, but “also provides teens with perspective, advice, and comfort about a wide range of physical, emotional, and behavioral issues that affect children and teens.

 

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MedlinePlus for Teens

Personal Health Information for Teens

MedlinePlus is the National Institutes of Health’s Web site for patients and their families and friends. Produced by the National Library of Medicine, the world’s largest medical library, it brings you information about diseases, conditions, and wellness issues in language you can understand. MedlinePlus offers reliable, up-to-date health information, anytime, anywhere, for free.

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 Merck Manual

Professional and Personal Health Information

Health information for both health care professional and individuals.  Topics range from symptoms, drug information, news, resources and general medical topics.

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Teen Health & Wellness

Health

Get health information important to middle school and high school students. Topics include diseases, drugs and alcohol, nutrition, mental health, suicide and bullying, green living, LGBTQ issues, and more.

Sponsored by The Erin Jessica Moreken Drug & Alcohol Treatment Fund, Inc.

Genealogy

Ancestry

Genealogy

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Search your family history with a large variety of data bases including U.S. Census records, court, land and probate documents, military records, church rolls, city directories and steamship passenger lists.

POWER Library

Pennsylvania’s Electronic Reference Library.

Find trustworthy answers to questions about healthcare, consumer purchases, personal finances, and much more. Access to newspapers, magazines, journals, historical documents and photos, online databases, and eBooks.

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Lackawanna Valley Digital Archives

Local History

The LVDA is a collection of Lackawanna Valley related books, photos, videos, paintings and other artifacts.

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Genealogy

HeritageQuest® is a comprehensive genealogy resource which contains unique primary sources, local and family histories, convenient research guides, interactive census maps, and more.

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 FamilySearch.org

Genealogy

Record of deaths, 1878-1905, in the city of Scranton, Pennsylvania
Delayed births, 1780-1905, for Scranton, Pennsylvania
Birth records, 1878-1905, of the city of Scranton