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Academic One File *


Academic OneFile, provides millions of articles from over 17,000 scholarly journals and other authoritative sources—including thousands of podcasts and transcripts from NPR and CNN as well as videos from BBC Worldwide Learning.
Academic Search Main Edition *


This online resource provides about 1,800 full-text journals and 1,300 that are full-text and peer-reviewed. Some of ASME’s subjects include biology, chemistry, engineering, physics, psychology, religion, and theology.

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.




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.

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.

Auto Repair Source *

Auto Repair

Discover the most accurate, authoritative and up-to-date service and repair information for thousands of domestic and imported vehicles. All content comes from the Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEM) and includes step-by-step repair information, diagrams, maintenance schedules, parts and labor estimates, service bulletins and recalls

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Books & Authors *


Explore new books, author, genres and topics with Books & Authors.  Discover your next read from expert book recommendations, advanced search features and award winning titles.

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.

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Business Insights: Essentials *

Gale Business Insights: Essentials delivers authoritative company and industry information, articles, and statistical data.

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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.

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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.

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Code Academy

Online Learning

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

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.

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Contemporary Authors *

Writers’ Biographies

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

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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.

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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.

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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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Data Axle Reference Solutions

Formerly known as Reference USA

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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. Use this database to conduct job searches, look for sales leads, find business contact information, analyze competitors and more.

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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.

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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.

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Driving Permit Practice

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

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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.

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Education Planner*

Jobs & Career

This is a public service of the Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency (PHEAA) and serves as your one-stop career and college planning website. Education Planner provides practical and easy-to-understand advice to help prepare students for the important decisions they will face in the future

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Educator’s Reference Complete *


Educator’s Reference Complete provides access to academic journals, reports, and many premier reference sources in the field of education. The database includes content in key subject areas including administration, bilingual education, child development and psychology, funding, health education, technology, and testing. The majority of the full-text titles included are also found in the ERIC database.

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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

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.

Gale In Context: Elementary

Gale In Context: Elementary contains content in popular subject categories including Animals, Arts, Geography, Health, Literature, People, Social Studies, Technology, and more for elementary and middle school students.

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Gale In Context: Environmental Studies

Integrating case studies, news, reference materials, academic journals, videos, and more, Environmental Studies is updated daily with relevant information. The resource offers nearly 400 topic, state, and province pages across the science, social studies, and humanities curriculum, including Water Privatization, Ecotourism, Air Pollution, Green Economy, and more

Gale In Context: High School

Integrating reference content, biographies, primary sources, multimedia, critical essays, news, academic journals and more, High School is updated daily, offering nearly 1,000 issue, topic, and geographic pages across the curriculum. Content comes together to provide background and guidance on topics like Government and the Economy, Human Population, Sound and Sound Waves, American Literature, and more.

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Gale In Context: Middle School

This middle school database provides engaging reference, periodical, and multimedia content supporting national and state curriculum standards for grades 6 to 12 in language arts, social studies, and science. Middle school students will benefit from an interface that delivers a combination of the highly visual design and navigation preferred by younger users as well as the authoritative content and user-focused tool set needed to support middle school assignments and coursework.

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Gale OneFile: News

Gale OneFile: News provides access to more than 2,300 major U.S. regional, national, and local newspapers, as well as leading titles from around the world. It also includes thousands of images, radio and TV broadcasts and transcripts. Exclusive features, including Topic Finder, InterLink, and a mobile-optimized interface, support and enhance the search experience.

Gale Topic Collections


Explore research topics such business information, cooking, environment, fine arts, nursing, pop culture, religion and more!

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Gale Virtual Reference Library

Reference eBooks

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

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

General OneFile *


General OneFile is a one-stop source for news, magazine, and periodical articles across a wide range of general interest topics and academic disciplines. With millions of articles available in both PDF and HTML full-text, General OneFile serves a wide audience of readers.

GREENR (Environment, Energy, etc.) *


GREENR (Global Reference on the Environment, Energy, and Natural Resources) provides a wealth of authoritative content, empowering learners to critically analyze and understand important topics that affect people around the world.

Health & Wellness Resource Center 

Personal Health Information

Health & Wellness Resource Center offers 24/7 access to full-text medical journals, magazines, reference works, multimedia, and much more. Perfect for researchers at all levels.


Personal Health Information

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



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

Informe Academico *


Informe Académico proporciona acceso a periódicos y revistas especializadas de lengua española y portuguesa. La base de datos ofrece una amplia gama de contenidos sobre América Latina.

Informe Académico provides access to Spanish- and Portuguese-language scholarly journals and magazines. The database offers a wide range of content both from and about Latin America.

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.

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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.

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Streaming Video

Kanopy is a video-streaming platform that delivers a diverse collection of 30,000+ enriching films, available to stream anytime and anywhere — from desktop to TV to tablet.

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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.

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The Lackawanna Valley Digital Archives

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

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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.

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Legal Information Reference Center

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.

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Libby App

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.

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LitFinder *


LitFinder provides access to literary works and authors throughout history and includes more than 150,000 full-text poems and 800,000+ poetry citations, as well as short stories, speeches, and plays. The database also includes secondary materials like biographies, images, and more.

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MasterFile *


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.

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MasterFile Reference eBook Collection


Over 700 full text eBooks covering general interest subject areas such as business, education, law, science and more.

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Mayo Health Clinic

Personal Health Information

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


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.

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.

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.

National Institute of Health

Personal Health Information

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

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

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Neighborly helps individuals and families find free or reduced-cost services in their communities. Search for local resources to access food, housing, child care, transportation, utility assistance, healthcare, financial assistance and other needs.

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Occupational Outlook Handbook – Bureau of Labor Statistics

The Occupational Outlook Handbook can help you find career information on duties, education and training, pay, and outlook for hundreds of occupations.

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Our collection is growing as we join the Northeast Pennsylvania Digital Library. 

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. Download the Libby App

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PA CareerLink

Jobs & Career

PA CareerLink is the state’s premier job-matching tool developed to transform the landscape of how job-seekers find jobs and how employers find talent. The user-friendly job-matching system was created to connect employers and job seekers all in one place, free of charge.

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PA Workforce Statistics

Jobs & Career

Use PA Workforce Statistics for timely, objective and credible workforce and economic statistics and analysis to help users make informed policy, business and career decisions that strengthen Pennsylvania’s economic security.

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Pennsylvania Career Guide

Jobs & Career

Whether you are a student, an educator, a first-time jobseeker, a parent or a person considering a career change, you will find that the Pennsylvania Career Guide is a valuable resource as you make those all-important career decisions

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Pennsylvania Job Resources *

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

Physicians Desk Reference

Drug Information

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

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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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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Power Search *

Power Search provides instant access to complete, up-to-date content. Put the world’s leading journals and reference sources at your users’ fingertips, with easy-to-use features and unique search tools enabling discovery.

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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.

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.

Resume Builder

Job & Career
Use this mobile-friendly tool to build your resume.  The easy fill-in-the-blank process allows you to add your information (contact information, experience, education, etc.) and leads to a finished resume in PDF format that you can save or email.

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Small Engine Repair Reference Center *


Find detailed repair guides for all types of small engines. Offers assistance in providing routine maintenance (tune-ups, brake service) as well as extensive repairs such as engine and transmission disassembly. Search by product type, brand, model/engine type, specific area of model/engine type and model numbers

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Science Reference Center *

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.

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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.


Social Studies and Science for grades 3 and up

TrueFLIX are enhanced eBooks that provided a variety of text, media, primary sources, fiction, video, audio clips, images and related websites to help you explore Social Studies and Science topics in a fun way.

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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.

Learning teen kids has free typing lessons for beginner, intermediate, and advanced typists. It’s geared towards middle school kids all the way up to adults.

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Did you know the first five years are when a child’s brain grows the fastest? Transforming Children’s Futures – a community-wide collaboration to improve third grade reading proficiency – is pleased to offer Vroom to help parents, caregivers, early learning providers and others with simple activities to help make everyday moments with children from 0-5 into brain building moments!

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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.

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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.

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