Learning Express Library

It is the same comprehensive, online database as 2.0 but with new and improved interactive materials to help you succeed at school or in the workplace. It combines tutorials, skill practice sets, test preparation, and eBooks, in an easy-to-use format.

LearningExpress Library 3.0 offers new features such as: access to more than 800 online practice tests and interactive skill-building tutorials; more than 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; prepare for the GED and other high school equivalency exams.

Go to the LearningExpress Library 3.0

When creating your "LearningExpress" user account, enter your DCLS library card barcode number as your username. Creating an account with your library card number will allow access to your selections from any location with an Internet connection and a web browser.


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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.

Go to POWER Kids


TrueFLIX is a fun way to learn! This database provides eBooks that are enhanced with a related content in a variety of text types and media–including primary sources, fiction, videos, audio clips, images, and related websites.

Go to Trueflix

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.

Go to SIRS Discoverer

explora primary

Bold images make subject browsing engaging for younger users, while EBSCO’s search limiters allow quick sorting of results for resource types and reading level. Browsable topics include Animals, Arts and Music, Biographies, Geography, Language Arts, Math, Science and Health, and Social Studies.

Go to Explora Primary Schools

explora secondary

Browsable subject headings nicely complement EBSCO’s Advanced Search options to make reliable information accessible to student researchers. Topics covered include Arts & Literature, Biography, Business & Government, Current Issues, Geography, Health, History, and Science & Math.

Go to Explora Secondary Schools

infotrac logo

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



novelist plus

Contains author and title readalikes, lists, reviews, feature articles, and more. Search by authors, plot lines, series, reading level, etc., and find other books you are sure to enjoy.

Go to NoveList Plus



science reference center

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

Go to Science Reference Center




salem health

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

Go to Health, Salem Press

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.

Go to the AP Images Website


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

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National History Day is non-profit organization based in College Park, Maryland that operates an annual project-based contest for students in grades 6-12 and has affiliates in all fifty states.

Go to the National History Day website



Provides full-text access to the Harrisburg Patriot-News from 8/1/1986 to the present, as well as full-text access to some of America’s news magazines, such as Popular Science and Newsweek.

Go to NewsBank



EBSCO's News Harvester provides near real-time access to thousands of top news feeds from around the globe. The collection includes over 5,000 feeds across a range of business and general news topics.

Go to WebNews




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 GreenFILE Database


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.

Go to Driving-Tests.org


Other Websites

Ben's Guide to U.S. Government for Kids

Class Brain

Wild Plants of Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania Natural Heritage Program — local threatened & endangered species and County Inventory Interactive Map 


Dauphin County Private Schools

The Circle School
Covenant Christian Academy
Harrisburg Adventist School
Harrisburg Academy (located in Cumberland County)
Harrisburg Christian School 
Harrisburg Diocese Schools
Londonderry School
Milton Hershey School
Nativity School of Harrisburg
New Story School
Northern Dauphin Christian School
Vista School
Wordsworth Academy
Yeshiva  Academy (Silver Academy)


Dauphin County Private schools without websites:
Amish School in northern Dauphin County, Armstrong Valley Christian School, Berrysburg Christian Academy, Emmanuel Wesleyan Academy, Garden Spot Amish School, Keystone Math and Science Academy, Mahantango School, Matterstown School, North Mountain View Amish School, Pride of the Neighborhood Academies, Rakers Mill School, Rolling Acres School, South Mountain View School, Specktown School, Tree Line Amish School, Windy Knoll School, Zion Academy

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