175 Country Guides of 100+ topics each. Included is information on Business Culture, Climate and Weather, Communications, Country Profile, Culture and Society, Education, Food Recipes, Health and Medical, Holidays and Festivals, Human Rights, Language Glossaries, Maps, Money and Banking, Music, National Symbols, News Feeds, Points of Interest, Religion, Security Briefing and more! To access using Library Card Log In, enter pt and your library barcode numbers. You must be a Peters Township Public Library cardholder to use this service.
Discover full-text scholarly content for major college courses. Designed for academic institutions, Academic Search Main Edition provides articles from nearly 1,900 full-text journals and nearly 1,300 full-text peer-reviewed journals, covering biology, chemistry, engineering, physics, psychology, religion, and more.
Search a single catalog reflecting the holdings of over 1,500 Pennsylvania libraries and their combined collections of over 41 million books, audio materials, reference materials, movies, and much more. All types of libraries participate, including public, school and university, and specialized.
NOTE: THIS DATABASE IS ONLY AVAILABLE INSIDE THE LIBRARY.
Ancestry® Library Edition brings the most popular online genealogy resource to you, free, from PTPL. Ancestry®delivers billions of records in census data, vital records, directories, with more added daily.
View the greatest events in world history with the Associated Press’s extensive collection of photographs, audio sound bites, video, and graphics, covering the last 185 years. Over 3,000 photos, images, sound bites, and graphics are added to the collection daily.
Beanstack is a reading platform that allows the library to create custom reading challenges. PTPL uses Beanstack for 1000 Books Before Kindergarten, Summer Reading, and other challenges throughout the year. To get started, click on the link above and create an account. Beanstack is also available as an app for free.
Featuring select primary source documents related to critical people and events in African American history. By centering on the experiences and perspectives of African Americans, it is hoped that this collection imbues the study of Black history with a deeper understanding of the humanity of people who have pursued the quest for freedom, and the significance of movements like Black Lives Matter.
Pairing books and videos to enhance the learning experience! Watch videos and read books about animals, celebrations, nature, music, earth, family, community, and more, with some films/books also available in Spanish. Pairings also include interactive games and other activities.
Britannica School PreK - 5th is a comprehensive source of informational text for younger learners Pre-K to grade 5. It includes encyclopedia articles, images, videos, and magazine articles. There is a Britannica Fundamentals section for children Pre-K through grade 2. Tools such as a world atlas, virtual tours, country comparison, etc., allow learners to explore geography and animal kingdom topics. A Britannica Fundamentals provides materials for children Pre-K through grade 2.
Consumer Reports is an independent, nonprofit organization that works side by side with consumers to empower them with the trusted knowledge they need to make more informed choices. To access, enter your Peters Township library card number. You must be a Peters Township Public Library cardholder to use this service.
Discover biographical and bibliographical information on more than 145,000 of today's most influential authors, including novelists, poets, playwrights, nonfiction writers, print & broadcast journalists, editors, photojournalists, syndicated cartoonists, script and screen writers, and more.
CreativeBug offers arts and crafts workshops and techniques, featuring over 1000 online art and craft classes and videos. Learn how to paint, knit, crochet, sew, screen print, and more. Watch classes anytime, anywhere; and since the classes never expire, you can start and stop projects at your own pace. You must be a Peters Township Public Library cardholder to use this service.
This collection includes hundreds of e-books from renowned family publisher Cricket Media. It can help build strong literacy skills in students from grades Pre-K to 8 by offering digital access to award-winning, short-form fiction and nonfiction titles. This unique e-book collection explores a wide range of subjects to help young readers explore and expand their worlds.
Select from over 16,000 eBooks from the world’s leading publishers, across all major subject areas. Read books online, perform full-text searches of a single book or across thousands of books, or browse categories to find what you’re looking for. Selected eBooks can be downloaded to portable devices.
Gale in Context: Elementary provides elementary-aged students with age-appropriate, curriculum-related content covering a broad range of educational topics such as animals, geography, social studies, technology, and more. Content is continuously updated to include important current and past events.
NOTE: FULL ACCESS TO THIS DATABASE IS ONLY AVAILABLE INSIDE THE LIBRARY.
Family Search is a genealogy organization operated by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints--and Peters Township Public Library is now an affiliate library!
Family Search maintains one of the largest collections of records, resources, and services designed to help people learn more about their family history. Affiliate libraries have access to Family Search’s digital genealogical collections that are otherwise accessible only through a Family Search family history center.
Read your favorite magazines on your computer or mobile device. You will find top magazines covering business, leisure, fashion, product reviews, current events, and more. New issues often added before they appear in stores. To access, enter your Peters Township library card number. You must be a Peters Township Public Library cardholder to use this service.
Whether you’re looking for professional development or personal enrichment, these six-week, instructor-led, courses are the perfect way to learn new skills or enhance existing ones. New sessions start every month. To access, create an account with your WAGGIN library card number.
Explore encyclopedias, reference books, and primary sources on a variety of topics from history, government, technology, the environment, math, law, multicultural studies, physical and social sciences, and more. Titles can be searched individually and contain built-in citation tools.
GreenFILE is a database covering the environmental effects of individuals, corporations and governments, with records from scholarly, government and general sources.
Discover the amazing history of you with HeritageQuest Online–an essential collection of genealogical and historical sources with coverage dating back to the 1700s. Find your ancestors and discover your past. To access, enter your Peters Township library card number. You must be a Peters Township Public Library cardholder to use this service.
Secondary school students will have access to age-appropriate content from magazines, journals, newspapers, reference books, and engaging multi-media covering a wide range of subjects, from science, history, and literature to political science, sports, and environmental studies.
Hoopla is a groundbreaking digital media service that allows you to borrow movies, music, audiobooks, eBooks, comics and TV shows to enjoy on your computer, tablet, or phone – and even your TV! Also available as a free app on the Apple and Android app stores. Titles can be streamed immediately, or downloaded to phones or tablets for offline enjoyment later. We have hundreds of thousands of titles to choose from, with more being added daily. Hoopla is like having your public library at your fingertips. Anytime. Anywhere. You must be a Peters Township Public Library cardholder to use this service.
Infobase provides authoritative, reliable resources in a wide variety of subject areas from history, science, and literature to careers, health, and social issues. All eBooks included are currently available as hard copies in the library’s collection. To access, enter your Peters Township library card number.
JobNow features carefully selected resources for all stages of the job search process including expert resume assistance, live interview preparation, career coaching, career resources, and much more. You must be a Peters Township Public Library card holder to use this service.
Stream new and popular films, classics, and documentaries on your computer or device–with new content added weekly. There is even a section just for kids! To access, create an account using your Peters Township library card number. You must be a Peters Township Public Library cardholder to use this service.
Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts (LISTA) is a full-text, indexed database for library and information science studies and related subjects.
Magill’s is a perfect mix of accessibility and depth, providing an authoritative reference source bridging the gap between encyclopedias and self-help guides. To access, select Library Card Number and enter your Peters Township library card number, then navigate to Magill’s Medical Guide.
Mango is a language-learning system teaching conversation skills for over 70 languages. You’ll learn more than grammar and vocabulary, you’ll learn how to communicate. Create an account OR login as a Guest with your Peters Township library card number. You must be a Peters Township Public Library cardholder to use this service.
Also available as an app.
***Don't forget to check out Mango's new Language Learning Resources page for useful phrases, downloadables, videos, and other useful resources!
Gale In Context Middle School provides middle school students with reliable and trusted information on a variety of topics such as government, U.S and world history, geography, literature, sciences, and social issues. Material is organized visually and topically to help students quickly find the answers they need.
This multilingual family history research database includes billions of historical documents from 48 countries, millions of historical photos, public records, indexes, and additional resources that span the past five centuries.
NoveList Plus is the premiere database of reading recommendations, available through libraries around the world presenting fiction, nonfiction and audiobooks and includes expert recommendations, reviews, articles, lists and more. You must be a Peters Township Public Library cardholder to use this service.
Sample books in your email. Choose your subject areas and each week you’ll receive an email with 2-3 chapters from a recently published book in the categories selected. If you want to read the book, visit the library — you can check it out or place a request for the library to purchase.
Borrow eBooks, audiobooks, and more for free–anywhere, anytime–with your Peters Township (WAGGIN) library card. Available 24/7, now the library comes to you! No more late fees as titles are automatically returned. Also available as the Libby by OverDrive app on the Apple and Google Play app stores. Kindle Fire users: you must download the OverDrive app from the Amazon app store since Libby is currently not available for that platform.
With free PA DMV practice tests from Driving-Tests.org, you can take a variety of tests based specifically on Pennsylvania’s DMV materials. Driver’s handbooks are also available for download or online reading, covering standard, motorcycle or commercial licenses.
Explore thousands of digitized documents, photographs, audio and video recordings, and more from unique collections in libraries and cultural institutions across Pennsylvania. Resources can be searched by institution, collection, or topic, and each individual resource.
Discover job resources for Pennsylvania job seekers and employers. These Pennsylvania government resources are designed to help you find a good career, review job openings, and match you with employers. Included are job listings, statistics, career guides, and education planners.
Authoritative ebooks at your fingertips.
Salem Online offers access to a variety of reference materials covering literature, science, history, health, and careers. Included here are the history of each decade, Presidents, the 50 States, and more. To access, select Library Card Number and enter your Peters Township library card number.
Emphasizing the latest STEM thinking, ScienceFlix transforms the way students access science topics, acquire scientific knowledge, and build an abiding interest in science, technology, and engineering. Featuring hands-on projects, videos, multiple text types, interactive features and more.
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.
Explore science from over 230 full-text eBooks! This collection of reference titles covers a wide variety of topics such as animals, biology, climate change, computing, engineering, experiments, life science, nature, oceans, physical science, and weather.
This database provides coverage in areas including history, health, language arts, math, science, social studies, and technology. All newspaper, magazine, and reference book content is 100% full text, editorially-selected and indexed from over 2,200 reliable, high-quality global sources, including 400 full-text nonfiction books and around 300 full-text book chapters from publishers such as Britannica, World Book, Rosen Publishing Group, Enslow, and ReferencePoint Press.
A research database specifically for teachers, the Teacher Reference Center provides indexing and abstracts for more than 230 peer-reviewed journals.
Whether you're a true language learning beginner, dusting off your old high school Spanish, or eager to tackle your tenth language - Transparent Language Online will help you get started and stick with it.
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 more.
The Wall Street Journal is one of the largest newspapers in the United States, providing coverage of breaking news and current headlines from the US and around the world, and is published 6 days a week.
Use this link to access WSJ while inside the Library: wsj.com
Request Remote Access and then read The Wall Street Journal from anywhere! Email us via this link to receive an emailed response providing 3 days of WSJ access. Be sure to include your Peters Township Public Library card number in your email. Be advised, it can take up to 72 hours to respond to your request for access.
Once you receive your email from us, click on the link to create a personal WSJ account using your email address and a password of your choosing. At the end of the 3 days, you can reuse the same link for another 3 days of access. Link may be reused repeatedly. You do not need to request access from Library staff a second time.
Please note, your sign-on credentials are for your personal use ONLY and cannot be shared with other individuals. Any violation of this clause will result in Dow Jones terminating access. You must be a Peters Township Public Library cardholder to use this service. Thank you for your cooperation.
World Book Encyclopedia Online features the same expert information found in the print version, with a consolidated layout that makes it easier than ever to find research tools, videos, audios and more. To access, enter your Peters Township library card number. You must be a Peters Township Public Library cardholder to use this service.
POWER Library and its databases are 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.