LEARNING RESOURCES

Explore a vast collection of books, resources and tools available for downloading to your computer, tablet or mobile device. Search here to download an eBook, improve your financial literacy, search your family tree, get homework help, read an eZine – and so much more.

Sites listed are for the exclusive use of library patrons. Enter your Library ID number when prompted. (Located on the back of your library card.)

Sites marked with an asterisk* are provided as part of the POWER Library, Pennsylvania’s Electronic Library. 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.

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

BLACK FREEDOM STRUGGLE IN THE UNITED STATES*

The Black Freedom Struggle website presents primary source documents from several of the time periods in American History, and contains approximately 1,600 documents focused on six different phases of Black Freedom:
Slavery and the Abolitionist Movement (1790-1860)
The Civil War and the Reconstruction Era (1861-1877)
Jim Crow Era from 1878 to the Great Depression (1878-1932)
The New Deal and World War II (1933-1945)
The Civil Rights and Black Power Movements (1946-1975)
The Contemporary Era (1976-2000)

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.

BUSINESS INSIGHTS: ESSENTIALS *

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

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.

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.

CONTEMPORARY AUTHORS *

Writers’ Biographies

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

DRIVING PERMIT PRACTICE

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

EDUCATOR’S REFERENCE COMPLETE *

Research

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.

GALE TOPIC COLLECTIONS

Research

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

GALE VIRTUAL REFERENCE LIBRARY

Reference eBooks

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

HELPNOW

HelpNow™ offers live tutor access for homework help, skills building and test preparation as well as a writing lab, online study group functionality and more! Live tutors are available daily from 2 to 11 pm.

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.

JOB & CAREER ACCELERATOR

Career Planning & Job Hunting- This service will be available until November 2021. Please see JobNow for similar content.

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.

JOBNOW

JobNow™ provides live online assistance, powerful tools, and other resources for job-seekers including Live Interview Coaching, Resume Lab, Career resources, and an Adult Learning Center. Live Interview Coaching is available daily from 2 pm to 11 pm.

THE LACKAWANNA VALLEY DIGITAL ARCHIVES

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

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.

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.

LITFINDER *

Research

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.

PA ONLINE LEARNING*

PA Online Learning is a FREE growing collection of tutorials on how to use software, social media, and library resources, such as POWER Library! Explore now and check back later to see how it grows!

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!

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.

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.

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.

SMALL ENGINE REPAIR REFERENCE CENTER *

Research

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

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.

TRUEFLIX*

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.

TYPING.COM

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

VROOM

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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