Reference Databases

Find answers to your questions -- from medical information to homework help -- using our online databases. Instead of searching the Internet being unsure about the source of the information, use The Library's resources to get accurate information quickly and easily.

NewsBank

america's news

Newsbank provides full-text access to the Harrisburg Patriot-News from 8/1/1986-present as well as many other Pennsylvania newspapers. We’ve also added America's News, that contains news content added daily from nearly 2,700 full-text news sources nationwide.

Patriot News & news sources

 

LearningExpress Library

Learning Express Library

Access to over 800 online practice tests and interactive skill-building tutorials and over 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; and prepare for the GED and other high school equivalency exams.

Interactive skill-building materials for school and work

MyHeritage

myheritage

One of the largest genealogy databases of its kind in the world. Includes billions of historical documents from more than 48 countries, millions of historical photos, public records, indexes and additional resources.

Go to MyHeritage

 

Morningstar

morningstar

Offers proprietary stock and mutual fund analysis, screening tools and portfolio-building features to library patrons. Note: Access to this resource is limited to 5 concurrent users (both on-site and remote access) from our greater library service area at a time. If you are denied access, please try again later. Morningstar Investment Research Center is provided through funding to Dauphin County Library System as the Capital Area Library District. Access is shared between all 22 libraries in Cumberland, Dauphin, and Perry counties.

Stock & Mutual Fund Analysis Tool

 

EBSCOhost Web

ebscohost

Simultaneously search a variety of EBSCO databases. Contains millions of articles, abstracts, and indexes for over 3,000 publications. 

Journal and Information Access, full text

 

 

Reference USA

reference usa

Find residential and business phone numbers and addresses, plus company profiles. The Business database includes address, phone number, size, lines of business, and executive or contact for each firm. The Residential database covers 120 million households.

Company & People Search Resource

 

 

AP Images

ap images

More than 500,000 current and historical photographs and graphics. Can be searched by date, place and subject. New photographs are added to the archive daily. 

Current and historical photographs

 

Driving Tests

driving tests

Driving-Tests.org is a free resource that provides driver educational resources through the use of practice exams. Practice exams are included for those seeking a license for driving a car, motorcycle, or commercial driving. 

Take a practice test.

 

Newspapers.com Pennsylvania edition

newspapers.com

Provides full runs and portions of runs of many current and older/historic Pennsylvania newspapers, some from as far back as the 1700s up to the 2000s. Enjoy viewing a newspaper as it originally looked, since each page is fully scanned. 

Newspapers.com Pennsylvania edition

 

NoveList Plus

novelist plus

Find your next great read! Search by authors and titles you like, track series, read reviews and more. 

Book information and recommendations

 

Consumer Health Complete

consumer health complete

National Library of Medicine’s online guide to health information. Contains extensive information about diseases, drugs and supplements, an illustrated medical encyclopedia, interactive tutorials, the latest health news, and surgery videos.

Consumer Health Complete

 

Contemporary Authors

infotrac

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

Go to Contemporary Authors

 

Salem Online

salem online

Searchable online database of reference titles developed by Salem Press. Online full text content includes Salem's subjects: health, history, literature and science fields. Includes indexes, illustrations, maps, recommended websites and primary documents.

Go to Salem Online

 

Power Kids

powerkids

Power Kids offers access to the POWER Library resources offered to children, as well as quick links to other POWER Library tools students will find useful. 

Power Kids

 

Medline Plus

medline plus

Provides easy-to-understand access to health, health care, and medical information. Resources include medical encyclopedias, popular reference books, and magazine articles. Provided by POWER Library, produced by EBSCO

Encyclopedia of Health Information

 

Science Reference Center

science reference center

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.

Go to Science Reference Center

 

Omnigraphics Health Reference Series Online

health reference series

This product provides authoritative health resources that are easy to use and easy to understand. This online series contains the complete text of the print sourcebooks found in our library. Current titles cover topics on medical tests and dental care.

Health Reference Series Online

 

 

Trueflix

trueflix

TrueFLIX is a fun way to learn! This database provides eBooks that are enhanced with a related content in a variety of text types and media–including primary sources, fiction, videos, audio clips, images, and related websites.

Trueflix

 

 

Gale Academic OneFile

Gale Academic OneFile

Academic OneFile provides postsecondary students with peer-reviewed, full-text articles from journals in the areas of the physical and social sciences, technology, medicine, engineering, the arts, technology, literature, and more.

Gale Academic OneFile

 

Gale Books & Authors

Gale Books & Authors

Powered by Gale's popular What Do I Read Next? series, Books & Authors connects readers from every level of reading proficiency to fiction and non-fiction books that match their interests.

Gale Books & Authors

 

Gale Business Insights: Essentials

Gale 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.

Gale Business Insights: Essentials

 

Gale Educator's Reference Complete

Gale Educator's Reference Complete

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

Gale Educator's Reference Complete

 

Gale General OneFile

Gale General OneFile

General OneFile is a general interest periodical resource, offering more than 8,000 titles. With millions of articles available in PDF and HTML full-text, the collection is also supplemented by reference, newspaper, and audio content.

Gale General OneFile

 

GREENR

GREENR

GREENR focuses on the study of sustainability and the environment. It provides news, background information, video, commentaries, primary source documents and statistics in relevant topic areas such as energy systems, healthcare, food, climate change, population, economic development, etc.

Gale Global Reference on the Environment, Energy and Natural Resources (GREENR)

 

Gale Informe Académico

Gale Informe Académico

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.

Gale Informe Académico

 

Gale InfoTrac Student Edition

Gale InfoTrac Student Edition

InfoTrac Student Edition is designed for middle- and high-school students and provides access to age-appropriate, authoritative digital content for classroom assignments. Learners can research magazines, journals, newspapers, and reference books covering a wide range of subjects, from science, history, and literature to political science, sports, and environmental studies.

Gale InfoTrac Student Edition

 

Gale Kids InfoBits

Gale Kids InfoBits

Kids InfoBits provides elementary-aged students with age-appropriate, curriculum-related content covering a broad range of educational topics such as animals, arts, geography, health, literature, people, social studies, technology, etc.

Gale Kids InfoBits

 

Gale LitFinder

Gale LitFinder

International in scope, LitFinder covers all time periods, and contains literature content. It also includes biographies, work summaries, photographs, and a glossary.

Gale LitFinder

 

Gale Research in Context

Gale Research in Context

Research In Context provides middle school students with language arts, social studies, and science curriculum support through age-appropriate videos, newspapers, magazines, primary sources, etc.

Gale Research in Context

 

Gale InfoTrac Newsstand

Gale InfoTrac Newsstand

InfoTrac Newsstand is a full-text newspaper resource that provides more than 2,300 major U.S. regional, national, and local newspapers, plus leading titles from around the world. It also includes thousands of images, radio and TV broadcasts, and transcripts.

Gale InfoTrac Newsstand

 

Gale Virtual Reference Library

Gale InfoTrac Newsstand

Explore encyclopedias and specialized reference sources on a variety of topics from history, government, environment, math, and more!

Gale Virtual Reference Library