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Access PA Library Catalog
Catalog holdings of almost 3,000 Pennsylvania school, public, academic and special libraries are included in this database. Search by author, title, subject or keyword to locate over 44 million items.

AP Images
More than 500,000 current and historical photographs and graphics can be searched by date, place and subject. More than 800 photographs are added to the archive daily.

Business in EBSCOhost
Offers articles from more than 510 key publications, and provides access to product evaluations, interviews, biographical sketches, corporate profiles, obituaries, surveys, statistical rankings, and trade-specific reports.

eBooks on EBSCOhost
Fully searchable electronic books representing a broad spectrum of subject categories.

EBSCO MasterFile Elite
Provides the content of more than 1,000 periodicals covering general reference, business, health, education, general science, multicultural issues and other disciplines, full text for more than 50 reference books, and an image collection of over 510,000 photos, maps & flags. Consumer Reports is available here.

The name is the publisher; the resource comprises a multidisciplinary collection of reference material for the general public and undergraduate students. Current events, consumerism, business, health, and literature are particular focus areas.

MasterFile Elite (See EBSCO MasterFile Elite.)

Medline Plus
Extensive information from the National Institutes of Health and other trusted sources on over 650 diseases and conditions, lists of hospitals and physicians, a medical encyclopedia and a medical dictionary, information on prescription and nonprescription drugs, and links to clinical trials. 

Middle Search (Main edition)
Full text for popular, middle school appropriate magazines, covering a wide array of topics. All full-text articles included in the database are assigned a reading level indicator (Lexiles). Also contains primary-source documents, photos, maps, and flags.

New York Times, The
2000 to Current. Complete full-text content of local and regional news, including community events, schools, politics, government policies, cultural activities, local companies, state industries, and people in the community. The New York Times Book Review and New York Times Magazine are also available. (To "search again" in these publications, use the browser Back button to get to the publication-title screen.)

Newspaper Source (Plus edition)
More than 1,000 full-text newspapers, including comprehensive full text for major newspapers. Its News View component (shown in search results) provides ongoing updates from popular wire services, along with TV and radio news transcripts.

Opposing Viewpoints in Context
A source for information on social issues, containing viewpoint articles, topic overviews, statistics, primary documents, links to websites, and full-text magazine and newspaper articles. 

Philadelphia Inquirer
1981-Current. Complete full-text content of local and regional news, including community events, schools, politics, government policies, cultural activities, local companies, state industries, and people in the community.

Primary Search (Main edition)
Access to popular full-text magazines for elementary school research. All full-text articles are assigned a reading level indicator (Lexiles), this allows users to read along at their own pace. In addition to magazines, this database provides access to full-text biographies and books, as well as an Image Collection of over 910,000 photos, maps and flags.

SIRS Discoverer
Includes full text articles and images from over 1,600 domestic and international newspapers, magazines and government documents. Articles are assigned a reading level –Easy, Moderate or Challenging- based on age-appropriateness, educational content, interest and reading level. This database is an excellent student resource.

























































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