RESEARCH

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.

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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.

ACADEMIC ONE FILE *

Research

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 *

Research

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.

AP NEWSROOM *

This database captures the greatest events in history and brings them to life with photographs, audio sound bites, graphics, and text. AP Newsroom is a primary source database from the Associated Press, one of the oldest and largest news organizations in the world.

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)

BOOKS & AUTHORS *

Books

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 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 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

Research

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

GENERAL ONEFILE *

Research

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.) *

Research

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.

INFORME ACADEMICO *

Research

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.

THE LACKAWANNA VALLEY DIGITAL ARCHIVES

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

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.

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.

MASTERFILE REFERENCE EBOOK COLLECTION

Research

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

NEIGHBORLY

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.

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 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.

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.

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.

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.

AtoZdatabases

AtoZdatabases is the premier Reference, Research, Marketing, Mailing Lists/Sales Leads, and Job-Search Database. The database includes 30 million business & executive profiles, over 240 million residents with interests, hobbies and lifestyles information, over 7 million real-time job listings, 2 Million new businesses, over 12 million healthcare professionals, over 12 million new movers, 2 million new homeowners, and much more. The databases are ideal for sales leads, mailing lists, market research, employment opportunities, background searches, finding friends, relatives and a whole lot of other possibilities.

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