Includes fiction authors, titles and themes. Provides suggestions of books that are similar to those of a particular author or a certain title. Expand your reading horizons with Novelist. Librarians can use this database as a readers’ advisory service to assist patrons who enjoy fiction. Teachers can use this resource for enhancement of curriculum.

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Information about more than 38,000 fiction titles of interest to students in grades K-8. Full text reviews from professional journals and book talks for selected titles are available in this database. A good resource to expand student reading interest by introducing new authors or additional books in a subject area.

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Explore thousands of digitized documents and photographs from unique collections in libraries across Pennsylvania. You’ll be amazed by what you find!
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.

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Discover job resources for Pennsylvania job seekers and employers. These Pennsylvania government provided resources are designed to help you find a good career, review job openings, and match you with employers.

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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.

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Retrieve actual images of the newspaper. Includes some issues from the 1830s, 1840s, and 1850s. Primary source material detailing the expansion of the city of Philadelphia and the development of the western suburbs.

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Offers a wide spectrum of information, including proven treatment techniques, experimental research, and more with access to academic journals and magazines covering the fields of fitness and sports.

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Provides access to Infotrac's most searched magazines as well as many titles recommended by Bowker's "Magazines for Libraries."

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eResources on many topics made possible in part by Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) funds from the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services and through the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania's Library Access funds administered by the Pennsylvania Department of Education, Office of Commonwealth Libraries.

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Find articles and information from Academic OneFile, General OneFile and InfoTrac Newsstand in one search! 

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ProCitizen provides civics, vocabulary, plus reading and writing practice through videos, drills & quizzes so that new citizens can succeed at the naturalization test. ProCitizen is also available in Spanish.

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Basic to advanced language learning through activities, drills, quizzes, interactive coaching and live practice with native speakers. Plus feature films, music and more to “edutain” you. Over 80 languages available + ESL from your native language.

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Full-color, interactive digital magazines to download to a computer or mobile device.

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Find US businesses and residential listings with customized searches.  Find a business by name, geographic location, SIC codes, yellow page listing, executive name, size of company, and several other ways; target residential areas based on median income and home value. Helps users create marketing plans, conduct competitive analysis, raise funds and locate people.

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Discover reliable and trusted information on a variety of topics to support middle school student research for government, U.S and world history, geography, literature, sciences, and social issues.  Research In Context offers cross-curricular content aligned to national and state standards, and presents material organized into a highly visual and topic portal approach to quickly find answers.

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Use this center to get the resources you need to do well on your college admission tests and write a personal essay that highlights your special talents. 

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A wealth of proprietary book and journal articles, images and videos, topic-specific timelines, tables and charts, and diagrams that provide a thorough grounding in all areas of the science curriculum. Available from Infobase until July 1, 2020

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Perform research from hundreds of full text science encyclopedias, reference books, periodicals, and other reliable sources. View 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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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. 

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This e-resource for teachers from EBSCO provides indexing and abstracts for 280 peer-reviewed journals. Contact a librarian if you'd like to receive an article you find indexed here through Interlibrary Loan.

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More than 6,000 original articles, written in easy-to-understand language, highlighting the most important advances in fields such as anthropology (including archeology), astronomy and space, biology, chemistry, Earth science, environmental science, mathematics, medicine and health, physics, psychology, science and society, and technology.  Available from Infobase until July 1, 2020

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Learn about people, places, nature, history, and science from videos and eBooks on topics such as American Indians, Ancient Civilizations, Farm to Table, The Civil War, Continents, The Thirteen Colonies, U.S. Government, Disasters, Earth Science, Experiments, Extreme Science, Nature, and many more.

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Animation, sound, music and narration are added to existing picture books in order to produce an electronic picture book for children to read or to read to children.

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(eBook) Brings the most important fictional works of the last 10 years into view, discussing plot, characters, critical reception and more. Features broad coverage of multiethnic/multicultural communities and curricula, bringing an insight to readers of contemporary global literature in English translation.

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VetNow from Brainfuse is organized into three sections:
1. Live Benefits Navigator - to help veterans and families understand and apply for eligible benefits and refer them to community resources
2. Online Career Assistance - resume design and interview techniques geared to the needs of service personnel returning to civilian life
3. Academic skills building with a live tutor (2pm-11pm daily) and 24/7 practice resources

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