• Reference Databases

    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

    America's News

    Newsbank provides full-text access to the Harrisburg Patriot-News from 8/1/1986-present. Now, on a trial basis, we've added America's News, containing new content added daily from nearly 2,700 full-text news sources nationwide.

    Patriot News & news sources

    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

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    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 Includes billions of historical documents from more than 48 countries, millions of historical photos, public records, indexes and additional resources.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

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    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

    Find residential and business phone numbers and addresses, plus company profiles. The Business database includes address, phone number, size, lines of business, and executive or contact for each firm. The Residential database covers 120 million households.

    Company & People Search Resource

     

    AP Images

    AP Images

    More than 500,000 current and historical photographs and graphics. Can be searched by date, place and subject. New photographs are added to the archive daily.

    Current and historical photographs

    Driving Tests

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    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.

    Business Source Premier

    Ebsco

    Full text articles for more than 8,800 business journals. Includes searchable, cited references back to 1998. Contains full text coverage in all disciplines of business, including marketing, management, MIS, POM, accounting, finance and economics. Additional full text, non-journal content includes market research reports, industry reports, country reports, company profiles and SWOT analyses.

    Business Magazines & Articles, full-text

     

    Newspaper Source Plus

    Newspaper Source Plus

    Provides more than 1,000 full-text newspapers and more than 39 million full-text articles. Includes comprehensive full-text for many major newspapers. Provided by POWER Library, produced by EBSCO.

    National & Global Newspapers, full-text

    NoveList Plus

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

    Book information and recommendations

    Explora Primary Schools

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    Research topics for grades 1 to 5. Includes Animals, Arts and Music, Biographies, Geography, Language Arts, Math, Science and Health, and Social Studies.

    Explora Primary Schools

     

    Consumer Health Complete

    Consumer Health Complete

    Provides easy-to-understand access to health, health care, and medical information. Resources include medical encyclopedias, popular reference books, and magazine articles. Provided by POWER Library, produced by EBSCO

    Consumer Health Articles, full-text

    Literary Reference Center

    Literary Reference Center

    Contains full text entries for literary research including: plot summaries, synopses, literary criticism, author biographies, literary journals, book reviews, and much more.

    Reviews & Analyses of Literature & Authors

    Explora Secondary Schools

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    Research topics for grades 6 to 12. Includes Arts & Literature, Biography, Business & Government, Current Issues, Geography, Health, History, and Science & Math.

    Explora Secondary Schools

     

    Medline Plus

    Medline Plus

    National Library of Medicine’s online guide to health information. Contains extensive information about diseases, drugs and supplements, an illustrated medical encyclopedia, interactive tutorials, the latest health news, and surgery videos.

    Health & medical information

    Contemporary Authors

    Contemporary Authors

    Guide to current writers of fiction, nonfiction, poetry, journalism, drama, motion pictures and television. Author biographies are also included.

    Current & Popular Author information

    ProQuest SIRS Discoverer

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    Young researchers have access to magazine articles, maps, videos, World Almanac for Kids, Compton’s Encyclopedia, websites, and more.

    Articles & Images for Students and Educators

     

    Salem Health

    Salem Health

    Online version of Magill’s Medical Guide. Covers diseases, disorders, treatments, procedures, specialties, anatomy, biology, and issues in an A-Z format.

    Encyclopedia of Health Information

    Salem History

    Salem History

    Online versions of Salem History’s The Decades; Great Events from History; Great Lives from History; and Milestone Documents. Includes indexes, illustrations, maps, and primary documents.

    History Information and Sources

     

    Science Reference Center

    Science Reference Center

    Contains full text for hundreds of science encyclopedias, reference books, periodicals, and other sources. Includes biology, chemistry, earth and space science, environmental science, medicine, life science, physics, technology, and more. Provides articles correlated to state and national curriculum standards.

    Science Articles, Experiments, Biographies & Illustrations

    Academic Search Main

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    Contains articles from thousands of academic journals on topics such as Science, Technology, Ethnic & Multicultural Studies, Law, Music, Psychology, Religion & Philosophy, and Women’s Studies.

    Comprehensive database for multidisciplinary research

    Power Kids

    Power Kids

    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

     

    GreenFILE

    GreenFile

    Offers information covering all aspects of human impact to the environment: individual, business, government, etc. Topics addressed include climate change, green building, pollution, sustainable agriculture, renewable energy, recycling, and more. Provided by POWER Library, produced by EBSCO.

    Environmental Information & Resources

    LISTA

    LISTA

    Contains over 600 journals pertaining to the field of information science, as well as books, research reports, and conference proceedings dating from the mid-1960s

    Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts

    WebNews

    WebNews

    Provides access to thousands of top news feeds from around the globe. Includes over 5,000 feeds across a range of business and general news topics.

    Real-time News Articles

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