Learning Resources

Academic Main Search


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.


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.

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.

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.


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.


Pennsylvania’s Electronic Reference Library for Kids

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

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.

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.


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 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.

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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