A to Z – The World is a comprehensive database covering world history, cultures, languages, foods, religions, and much more. It covers 175 countries and covers topics such as business, culture, society, language, education, history, points of interest, national symbols, and more.
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.
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 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. NOTE: THIS DATABASE IS ONLY AVAILABLE INSIDE THE LIBRARY.
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.
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.
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: 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 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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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 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.)
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 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!
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 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.
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.
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.
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 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 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.
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.
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.
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 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.
The fastest way to create legal documents. Law Depot features thousands of legal forms across all categories, including Real Estate, Business, Family and more. Create the document you need in minutes. To access, enter your Peters Township library card number.
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 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. Also available as an app.
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 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 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.
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 an app–either OverDrive or Libby, by OverDrive.
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.
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!
Research In Context 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.
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.
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
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. NOTE: ONLINE ACCESS TO THIS PAPER IS ONLY AVAILABLE INSIDE THE LIBRARY.
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 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.
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.