Dauphin County Library System: Open for Discovery!
  •  Homework Help

    Get the homework help you need anywhere you connect to the Internet.

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      School Preparation (Practice tests, exercises, skill-building courses, etc.)

    Learning Express Library 3.0

    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.

    Learning Express 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.

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    When creating your "Learning Express" 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.

      Research

    Student Research Center

    Student Research Center makes it easy for students to search by keyword or by topic to find the most useful search results. Results can be easily sorted by source type—magazines, reference books, photos, flags, etc.

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    SIRS Discoverer

    SIRS Discoverer is an excellent database designed for children. Young researchers can search through magazine articles, maps, videos, World Almanac for Kids, Compton’s Encyclopedia, websites, and more. All of the articles and graphics are carefully selected according to readability level, educational content, and interest.

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      Biography

    Start Searching Biography Reference Center

    A comprehensive collection of more than 450,000 full text biographies, including the complete full text run of Biography Today and Biography Magazine, as well as thousands of narrative biographies that are not available in other databases.

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      Literature

    InfoTrac Contemporary Authors

    Guide to current writers of fiction, nonfiction, poetry, journalism, drama, motion pictures and television. Author biographies are included. Produced by Thompson Gale.

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    Literary Reference Center

    Contains full text for plot summaries, synopses, work overviews, essays of literary criticism, author biographies, literary journals, book reviews, classic and contemporary texts, poems, and short stories, and much more.

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    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.

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      Science

    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.

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    Salem health

    Online full text of Salem Health titles, including illustrations, sidebars, indexes, and appendixes. Cross-references are linked to appropriate articles and key terms are linked to a complete glossary.

    Go to Health, Salem Press

      History

    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


     

    History Reference Center

    Features full text for more than 1,620 reference books, encyclopedias and non-fiction books from leading history publishers. Includes full text for leading history periodicals, historical documents, biographies, historical photos, maps, and video.

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      Magazine & News Articles (Easily search thousands of newspaper articles)

    NewsBank

    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.

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    WebNews

    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.

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      Environmental Information (GO GREEN with GreenFile)
    GreenFILE

    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.

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