Research

 

Find answers to your questions -- from medical information to homework help -- using our online databases. Instead of searching the Internet being unsure about the source of the information, use The Library's resources to get accurate information quickly and easily.

Newsbank / The Patriot-News

Patriot News

For full-text searching from 8/1/1986 to present, choose the first option listed. For a full-color Image edition of the Patriot-News that offers a virtual experience of viewing the print newspaper, including classifieds, job listings, obituaries and advertisements, from late 2018 to present, choose the second option listed. 

Go To NewsBank

 

LearningExpress Library

Learning Express Library

Access to over 800 online practice tests and interactive skill-building tutorials and over 240 eBooks. Improve workplace skills such as networking, success on the job, and business writing; prepare for professional certification, licensing, and aptitude tests; prepare for college and graduate school admissions tests; and prepare for the GED and other high school equivalency exams.

Interactive skill-building materials for school and work

MyHeritage

myheritage

One of the largest genealogy databases of its kind in the world. Includes billions of historical documents from more than 48 countries, millions of historical photos, public records, indexes and additional resources.

Go to MyHeritage

 

Morningstar

morningstar

Offers proprietary stock and mutual fund analysis, screening tools and portfolio-building features to library patrons. Note: Access to this resource is limited to 5 concurrent users (both on-site and remote access) from our greater library service area at a time. If you are denied access, please try again later. Morningstar Investment Research Center is provided through funding to Dauphin County Library System as the Capital Area Library District. Access is shared between all 22 libraries in Cumberland, Dauphin, and Perry counties.

Stock & Mutual Fund Analysis Tool

 

EBSCOhost Web

ebscohost

Simultaneously search a variety of EBSCO databases. Contains millions of articles, abstracts, and indexes for over 3,000 publications. 

Journal and Information Access, full text

 

 

Reference USA

reference usa

ReferenceUSA is a robust tool that offers up-to-date data for business and residential information plus mapping and visualization features. Locate companies, find jobs and business opportunities, track down addresses and phone numbers, research market trends, and assemble data for business-related analysis. 

Company & People Search Resource

 

 

AP Newsroom

ap newsroom

AP Newsroom is AP Images with a new, mobile-friendly delivery platform that allows users to easily search, preview and download the latest Associated Press content. The content, produced by the AP’s network of award-winning journalists and curated by its editors, includes top news stories, photos, audio clips and print graphics.

AP Newsroom >

 

Driving Tests

driving tests

Driving-Tests.org is a free resource that provides driver educational resources through the use of practice exams. Practice exams are included for those seeking a license for driving a car, motorcycle, or commercial driving. 

Take a practice test.

 

Newspapers.com Pennsylvania edition

newspapers.com

Provides full runs and portions of runs of many current and older/historic Pennsylvania newspapers, some from as far back as the 1700s up to the 2000s. Enjoy viewing a newspaper as it originally looked, since each page is fully scanned. 

Newspapers.com Pennsylvania edition

 

NoveList Plus

novelist plus

Find your next great read! Search by authors and titles you like, track series, read reviews and more. 

Book information and recommendations

 

Contemporary Authors

Contemporary Authors

Offers searchable access to current biographical and bibliographical data on more than 120,000 modern authors.

Go to Contemporary Authors

 

Salem Online

salem online

Searchable online database of reference titles developed by Salem Press. Online full text content includes Salem's subjects: health, history, literature and science fields. Includes indexes, illustrations, maps, recommended websites and primary documents.

Go to Salem Online

 

Power Kids

powerkids

Power Kids offers access to the POWER Library resources offered to children, as well as quick links to other POWER Library tools students will find useful. 

Power Kids

 

Medline Plus

MedlinePlus directs you to information to help answer health questions. MedlinePlus brings together authoritative information from NLM, the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and other government agencies and health-related organizations. MedlinePlus also contains extensive information about drugs and supplements, an illustrated medical encyclopedia, interactive tutorials, the latest health news, and surgery videos.

Go to MedlinePlus

 

Science Reference Center

science reference center

Comprehensive research database that provides full-text science-oriented content, including hundreds of science encyclopedias, reference books, periodicals and other sources. Designed to meet every student’s science research needs, with articles correlated to state and national curriculum standards.

Go to Science Reference Center

 

Auto Repair Source

Auto Repair

Provides 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, maintenance schedules, parts and labor estimates, service bulletins and recalls, and more. From the automotive experts at MOTOR.

Auto Repair Source

 

 

Power Library Network

Power Library

E-Resources provides access to thousands of full text periodical articles, newspapers, a major encyclopedia, plus photographs, pictures, charts, maps, and reference materials for people of all ages. The POWER Library is a service of Pennsylvania’s public libraries, school libraries, and the State Library.

Access Power Library >

 

Gale LegalForms

Gale Legalforms

Take the law into your own hands and create accurate, reliable legal documents with no hassle with Gale LegalForms. It offers Pennsylvania specific “attorney forms” – officially approved forms actually used by law firms. Many of the forms and documents are available in Word and Adobe format so you just need to simply “fill in the blanks.”

Access GALE LegalForms >

 

Mango Languages

Mango

Learn a new language with this interactive database that provides step by step lesson plans for over 70 different languages. This database also features English lessons for over 20 native tongues. A text translator is provided. First time users must create a profile in order to access the resource.

Access Mango Languages >

 

Health & Wellness

Gale Health & Wellness

Discover reliable health information through access to full-text articles of nursing and allied health journals, pamphlets, newsletters, periodicals, newspapers, encyclopedias, and more.

Health & Wellness >