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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.
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)
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
GALE TOPIC COLLECTIONS
Explore research topics such business information, cooking, environment, fine arts, nursing, pop culture, religion and more!
GALE VIRTUAL REFERENCE LIBRARY
Search a wide variety of subject areas including business, medicine, law, science and more.
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™ 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.
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.
Khan Academy is an online education service that provides free courses and instructional videos on math, science, computer programming, history, economics and more.
LEARNING EXPRESS LIBRARY
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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!
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.
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
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.
RESUME BUILDERJob & 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.
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.
Tutoring and Skill Development- This service will be available until September 2021. Please see HelpNow for similar content.
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.
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.