All Resources – A to Z

All Resources – A to Z

A to Z: The World

A to Z – The World

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.

Academic OneFile

Academic OneFile    –    View Tutorial

Academic OneFile provides students with peer-reviewed, full-text articles covering the physical and social sciences, technology, medicine, engineering, the arts, technology, literature, and more.  Users can expand and refine search results through the Topic Finder and citation tools are built in.

Access PA Catalog

Access PA Catalog

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.

Ancestry Library Edition

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Ancestry® Library Edition brings the most popularonline genealogy resource to you, free, from PTPL. Ancestry®delivers billions of records in census data, vital records, directories, with more added daily. NOTE: THISDATABASE IS ONLY AVAILABLE INSIDE THE LIBRARY.

AP Images

AP Images

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.

Auto Repair Source

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Auto Repair Source has accurate, Authoritative and up-to-date service and repair information for thousands of domestic and imported vehicles.

Book FLIX

 

BookFLIX    –    View Tutorial

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.

Books & Authors

Books & Authors    –    View Tutorial

Powered by Gale’s popular What Do I Read Next? series, Books & Authors connects readers from every reading level to fiction and non-fiction books that match their interests.  Explore books, authors, genres and topics from more than 240,000 titles.

Business Insights

Business Insights:  Essentials

Business Insights: Essentials offers information, full-text articles, and statistical data about companies and industries for business owners, marketing professionals, investors, and students.  Instantly compare financial and statistical data with interactive charting tools and detailed company profiles.

Consumer Reports

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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.

Contemporary Authors

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Contemporary Authors

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

CreativeBug    –    View Tutorial

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.

CyberSmarts

CyberSmarts

Learn how to be a safe, responsible, and smart citizen with these eBooks that teach you how to avoid predators, play games safely online, protect your privacy, and use social networks.  CyberSmarts is geared towards kids aged 3-6 and contains a series of 5 eBooks.

EBSCO eBooks

EBSCO eBooks

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.

Educator’s Reference Complete

Educator’s Reference Complete

Educator’s Reference Complete provides access to 1,100 academic journals and ERIC database reports in the field of education. Key subject areas include administration, bilingual education, child development and psychology, funding, health education, technology, and testing.

Flipster

Flipster    –    View Tutorial

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.

Freegal

Freegal    –    View Tutorial

Freegal offers access to 15 million+ songs and music videos–with new music added daily.  What you download is yours to keep, there are no DRM restrictions. To access, enter your Peters Township library card number.  (You must be a registered PTPL member to use this service.)

Gale Courses

Gale Courses    –    View Tutorial

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.

Gale In Context Middle School

Gale In Context Middle School

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.

Gale OneFile High School Edition

Gale OneFile High School Edition

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.

 

Gale OneFile News

Gale OneFile News

Browse and read full-text newspapers from more than 2,300 major U.S. regional, national, and local newspapers, plus leading titles from around the world, or search articles by publication, title, author, date, or other fields.  Newsstand also includes images, radio/TV broadcasts, and transcripts.

Gale Topic Collections

Gale Topic Collections

Explore topic collections from Agriculture to World History with 29 unique e-resources covering topics such as business information, communications, diversity, environment, fine arts, hospitality, military, nursing, pop culture, psychology, religion and more!

Gale Virtual Reference Center

Gale Virtual Reference Center    –    View Tutorial

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.

General OneFile

General OneFile

General OneFile is a general-interest periodical resource, with access to more than 15,000 titles, 8,800 of which are available in full-text. With millions of articles available in PDF and HTML full-text, the collection is also supplemented by reference, news, and audio content.

GreenFILE

GreenFILE

GreenFILE is a database covering the environmental effects of individuals, corporations and governments, with records from scholarly, government and general sources.

GREENR

GREENR

Global Reference on the Environment, Energy, and Natural Resources (GREENR) focuses on the study of sustainability and environment.  It provides news, background information, video, primary source documents and statistics in areas such as energy systems, food, climate change, and population.

Health & Wellness Resource Center

Health & Wellness Resource Center

Discover reliable health information through access to full-text articles of nursing and allied health journals, pamphlets, newsletters, periodicals, newspapers, encyclopedias, and more. This comprehensive consumer health resource provides accurate, authoritative information on a full range of issues.

Heritage Quest

Heritage Quest

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.

Infobase eBooks

Infobase eBooks

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.

Informe Academico

Informe Academico

Informe Académico supports Spanish-speaking researchers with a wide range of full-text Spanish- and Portuguese-language scholarly journals and magazines both from and about Latin America. Special features include the Topic Finder, a visual search tool, and the Readspeaker text-to-speech tool.

Kanopy

Kanopy    –    View Tutorial

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 registered PTPL member to use this service.)

Kids InfoBits

Kids InfoBits

Kids InfoBits 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.

Library, Information, Science & Technology Abstracts

LISTA - Library, Information, Science & Technology Abstracts

Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts (LISTA) is a full-text, indexed  database for library and information science studies and related subjects.

LitFinder

LitFinder

International in scope, LitFinder covers all time periods and  genres.  Users can access full-text works from over 80,000 authors from 660 nationalities, as well as biographies, speeches, photographs, plays, summaries, and glossaries covering the 16th through 20th centuries.

Magill’s Medical Guide

Magill’s Medical Guide

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 Languages

Mango Languages    –    View Tutorial

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. Also available as an app.

Morningstar Investment

Morningstar Investment   –    View Tutorial

Morningstar provides up-to-date stock market analysis, equity, mutual fund, and ETF research, portfolio tools, and IRA and 401k plan research for both traders and newcomers.   To access, enter your Peters Township library card number.  Note: Access is limited to 2 simultaneous users.

Muzzy

Muzzy

MUZZY is the world’s #1 language course for children, featuring animated characters, rich immersion methodology, and engaging stories, games, and exercises—designed for today’s tech-savvy children and early language learners. To access, enter your Peters Township library card number.

NoveList Plus

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NoveList Plus is a comprehensive readers’ advisory resource. You can find titles, articles, and read-alike lists for both fiction and nonfiction, and for all age and reading levels.  You’ll never be without a good read again! To access, enter your Peters Township library card number.

Online Book Clubs

Online Book Clubs

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.

 
OverDrive

OverDrive    –    View Tutorial

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 an app–either OverDrive or Libby, by OverDrive.

PA DOT Practice Tests

PA DOT Practice Tests

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.

PA Photo and Documents

PA Photo and Documents

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.

 

PA POWER Library

PA POWER Library

A quick link to all of the PA POWER Library resources.
Browse the databases alphabetically by clicking here.
Browse the databases by subject by clicking here.

Pennsylvania Job Resources

Pennsylvania Job Resources

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.

Power Search

Power Search

Search several of the largest Gale e-resources available through POWER Library in one place!  Find articles and information from the following e-resources:  Academic OneFile, General OneFile, and InfoTrac Newsstand–with just one search!

Salem Online

Salem Online

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.

ScienceFLIX

ScienceFLIX

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.

Science Reference Center

Science Reference Center    –    View Tutorial

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.

Small Engine Repair Reference Center

Small Engine Repair Reference Center    -    View Tutorial

Small Engine Repair Reference Center provides detailed repair guides for all types of small engines and resources that support routine maintenance and extensive repairs.

Teacher Reference Center

Teacher Reference Center

A research database specifically for teachers, the Teacher Reference Center provides indexing and abstracts for more than 230 peer-reviewed journals.

TeachingBooks.Net

TeachingBooks.Net

TeachingBooks.net adds a multimedia dimension to the reading experiences of children’s and young adult books, providing the resources to encourage the integration of multimedia materials into reading and library activities.  To sign in enter username: ptlibrary  and password: 15317

TrueFLIX

TrueFLIX

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

The Wall Street Journal

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.  NOTE: ONLINE ACCESS TO THIS PAPER IS ONLY AVAILABLE INSIDE THE LIBRARY.

The Washington Post

The Washington Post

The Washington Post is a major American daily newspaper reporting on breaking news and current headlines from the US and around the world, with particular emphasis on national politics and the federal government.  NOTE: ONLINE ACCESS TO THIS PAPER IS ONLY AVAILABLE INSIDE THE LIBRARY.

World Book Online

World Book Online    -    View Tutorial

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.