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

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.

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Academic Search Main Edition

Academic Search Main Edition

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.

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

Ancestry Library Edition Remote Access

For the password, enter the first 6 digits of your library card number.

“Access to this resource has been temporarily expanded to library cardholders working remotely, courtesy of ProQuest and its partner Ancestry."

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Ancestry Library Edition

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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. 

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AP Newsroom

AP Newsroom

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

Auto Repair Source

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

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BookFLIX

 

BookFLIX

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.

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Books & Authors

Books & Authors

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.

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Business Insights: Essentials

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

Consumer Reports

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.

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Contemporary Authors

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

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.

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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.

Elementary

Elementary

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.

Environmental Studies

Environmental Studies

Global Reference on the Environment, Energy, and Natural Resources (formerly called 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.

Family Search

Family Search

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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.  

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Flipster

Flipster

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.

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Freegal

Freegal

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.)

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Gale Courses

Gale Courses

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.

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Gale E-Books

Gale E-Books

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.

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Gale Topic Collections - Complete List

Gale Topic Collections - Complete List


Agriculture

With broad coverage of agriculture and its related fields, this collection provides a comprehensive view of a growing body of knowledge. Researchers will have access to current and authoritative periodical content that spans the industry—from practical aspects of farming to cutting-edge scientific research in horticulture. With strong emphasis on titles covered in the Agricola database, this collection of more than 600 journal titles is focused on agriculture-related fields. In addition, more than 30 Delmar titles provide in-depth coverage on a variety of agriculture-related topics.


Business

Provides full-text coverage of all business disciplines including accounting, economics, finance, marketing, management and strategy through nearly 4,000 leading business and trade publications, updated daily.

 

Communications and Mass Media

Brings together information found in more than 400 journals on all aspects of the communications field, including advertising, public relations, linguistics, and literature, meet the needs of researchers.


Criminal Justice Collection

Informs the research process for those studying law, law enforcement, terrorism, homeland security, forensic science, and more.


Culinary Arts

Offers more than five million articles from more than 250 major cooking and nutrition magazines, as well as book reference content.


Diversity Studies

Explores cultural differences, contributions and influences in the global community. This collection includes more than 2.7 million articles from 150 journals, updated daily.

 

Economics and Theory

Access to full-text academic journals and magazines--with a strong emphasis on titles covered in the EconLit bibliographic index.


Entrepreneurship

Ideal for business schools and entrepreneurs, Small Business Collection (now called Gale OneFile: Entrepreneurship) is updated daily and provides insights, tips, strategies, and success stories. Users find more than 500 subject-appropriate, active, full-text periodicals, including: Beverage Industry, Black Enterprise, Economist, Entrepreneurship: Theory and Practice, HR Magazine, Real Estate Weekly, Restaurant Business, Tea & Coffee Trade Journal, and more.


Environmental Studies and Policy

Answers inquiries about environmental concerns with coverage of more than 5.4 million articles from more than 300 journals and book reference content from Delmar, including Soil, Science, and Management; Introduction to Agronomy; Food, Crops, & Environment; Fundamental Soil Science; and more.


Fine Arts

Over 10.4 million articles for serious students of drama, music, art history, and filmmaking. More than 250 journals covered in databases such as the Wilson Art Index and the Répertoire International de Littérature Musicale (RILM) index are available in full text.


Gardening and Horticulture

Serves horticultural enthusiasts of all levels with more than 3.6 million articles from more than 100 journals, as well as more than 20 reference titles.


Gender Studies

Offers access to scholarly journals and magazines covering topics including gender studies, family, and marital issues, LGBTQ community, and more.

 

Home Improvement

Offers more than 4.5 million articles from more than 200 home improvement-focused titles, covering topics including architectural techniques, tool and material selection, zoning requirements, and others.


Hospitality and Tourism

Provides access to scholarly journals, magazines, and trade publications that cover topics including the cultural and economic aspects of travel and tourism. The database offers current and relevant content that provides well-rounded coverage of both the historical and current state of affairs in the hospitality and tourism industries. The curious traveler will also find a wealth of information, from contents on state parks and information on planning a vacation to full-text travel guides from Fodor's.


Information Science

Provides access to periodical content covering all aspects of managing and maintaining information and technology, including usability, cataloging, circulation, business information, and more.


Insurance and Liability

Connects researchers to hundreds of thousands of updated articles from leading journals, including: Business Insurance, Claims, Employee Benefit News, National Underwriter Life & Health, Pensions & Investments, Risk Management, and more.


Leadership and Management

Provides access to authoritative periodical content covering professional development topics as diverse as 21st century skills, learning disorders, standardized testing, and home schooling.


Military and Intelligence

Provides access to scholarly journals, magazines, and reports covering all aspects of the past and present military affairs. Updated annually, this library resource contains hand-selected content supporting key subject areas such as, governmental policies, the socioeconomic effects of war, the structure of the armed forces, and more.


Nursing and Allied Health

Provides access to authoritative content including full-text titles cited in CINAHL supporting specialized care, treatment, and patient management. This essential resource is versatile and features highlighting and note-taking tools as well as an intuitive interface, providing multiple pathways to key information. Updated daily, this resource will help nursing professionals already working in the field, as well as students pursuing a nursing-focused curriculum.


Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine

Offers a wide spectrum of information, including proven treatment techniques, experimental research, and more with access to academic journals and magazines covering the fields of fitness and sports.


Pop Culture Studies

Provides access to scholarly journals and magazines that both analyze and contribute to popular culture. The database offers useful information for researchers in social science, history, art or liberal arts courses.


Popular Magazines

Provides access to the most searched magazines across the InfoTrac products. All of the titles are selected based on actual publication searches performed by library patrons and the database includes many titles recommended by Bowker's "Magazines for Libraries."

 

Psychology

Provides access to authoritative periodical content supporting research in all fields of psychology— abnormal, biological, cognitive, comparative, developmental, personality, quantitative, social and all areas of applied psychology. Researchers, psychologists, counselors, and behavioral scientists will discover relevant information from the thoughts, views, discoveries, and reports found in this comprehensive collection.


Religion and Philosophy

Discover a comprehensive collection of periodical content covering topics across a wide range of philosophies and religions. Researchers will gain valuable insight about the impact religion has had on culture throughout history, including literature, arts, and language. Updated daily, this library resource supports a broad range of topics from theological approaches to social issues.

 

Science

Researchers can remain current with the latest scientific developments in particle physics, advanced mathematics, nanotechnology, geology, and hundreds of other areas.

 

U.S. History

Provides access to scholarly journals and magazines useful to both novice historians as well as advanced academic researchers. Updated daily, this library resource offers balanced coverage of events in U.S. history and scholarly work being established in the field.


Vocations and Careers

Provides access to journals and magazines that aid users in researching a vocation, finding an appropriate institution of learning, job searching, and maintaining a career. The database offers hundreds of current and applicable periodicals, from general career guides to highly specialized industry journals.


War and Terrorism

Researchers accessing the more than 1.7 million articles in the War and Terrorism Collection will gain valuable insight into conflicts and their causes, impact, and perception on a global scale. This definitive collection for analysts, risk management professionals, and students of military science, history, and social science is comprised of more than 200 subject-appropriate, full-text periodicals that are updated daily.


World History

Provides access to scholarly journals and magazines useful to both novice historians as well as advanced academic researchers. The database offers balanced coverage of events in world history and scholarly work being established in the field.

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.

Health & Wellness

Health & Wellness

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.

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High School

High School

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.

 

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

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.)

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LISTA - 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

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.

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***Don't forget to check out Mango's new Language Learning Resources page for useful phrases, downloadables, videos, and other useful resources!

Middle School

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.

News

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.

NoveList Plus

NoveList Plus

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.

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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

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.

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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.

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Science Reference Center

Science Reference Center

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.

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Science Reference eBook Collection

Science Reference eBook Collection

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. 

Small Engine Repair Reference Center

Small Engine Repair Reference Center

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

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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, click Sign In and navigate to the Student tab.  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

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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.

The Washington Post

The Washington Post

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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.  

World Book Online

World Book Online

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.

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