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

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 Includes billions of historical documents from more than 48 countries, millions of historical photos, public records, indexes and additional resources.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

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

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.

 

Business Source Premier

ebsco host

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

 

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

 

Explora Primary Schools

explora primary

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

 

Newspaper Source Plus

ebscohost

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

National & Global Newspapers, 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

explora secondary

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

Explora Secondary Schools

 

Consumer Health Complete

consumer health complete

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.

Consumer Health Complete

 

Contemporary Authors

infotrac

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

Go to Contemporary Authors

 

ProQuest SIRS Discoverer

sirs discoverer

SIRS Discoverer is an excellent database designed for children. Young researchers can search for articles and images, browse subjects like Science and Social Studies, or explore Features like Animal Facts and Pro/Con Leading Issues. All of the articles and graphics are carefully selected according to readability level, educational content, and interest.

SIRS Discoverer

 

Salem Health

salem health

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

 

Salem History

salem history

Online full text of Salem History titles: The Decades, Great Events from History, Great Lives from History, and Milestone Documents. Includes indexes, illustrations, maps, and primary documents.

Go to History, Salem Press

 

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

medline plus

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

 

Academic Search Main

academic search

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

 

Teacher Reference Center

teacher reference center

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.

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

 

Science Reference Center

science reference center

Offers information covering all aspects of human impact to the environment. Its collection of scholarly, government and general-interest titles includes content on the environmental effects of individuals, corporations and governments, and what can be done at each level to minimize these effects. Topics covered include climate change, green building, pollution, sustainable agriculture, renewable energy, recycling, and more. Provided by POWER Library, produced by EBSCO.

Go to Science Reference Center

 

GreenFILE

greenfile

Offers information covering all aspects of human impact to the environment. Its collection of scholarly, government and general-interest titles includes content on the environmental effects of individuals, corporations and governments, and what can be done at each level to minimize these effects. Topics covered include climate change, green building, pollution, sustainable agriculture, renewable energy, recycling, and more. Provided by POWER Library, produced by EBSCO.

Green File

 

LISTA

lista

LISTA indexes more than 600 periodicals plus books, research reports & proceedings. Oldest continuously produced database covering the field of information science.

Lista

 

Omnigraphics Health Reference Series Online

health reference series

This product provides authoritative health resources that are easy to use and easy to understand. This online series contains the complete text of the print sourcebooks found in our library. Current titles cover topics on medical tests and dental care.

Health Reference Series Online

 

 

 

WebNews

ebscohost

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