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AP Newsroom

ap newsroom

AP Newsroom is AP Images with a new, mobile-friendly delivery platform that allows users to easily search, preview and download the latest Associated Press content. The content, produced by the AP’s network of award-winning journalists and curated by its editors, includes top news stories, photos, audio clips and print graphics.

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Contemporary Authors

Contemporary Authors

Offers searchable access to current biographical and bibliographical data on more than 120,000 modern authors.

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Driving Tests

driving tests 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. 

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Gale In Context: High School

Gale in context high school

This e-resource provides secondary school students with access to age-appropriate content from magazines, journals, newspapers, reference books, and multi-media resources that cover a wide range of subjects.

Gale in Context: High School


Newsbank/The Patriot News

Newsbank / Patriot News

Newsbank provides full-text access to the Harrisburg Patriot-News from 8/1/1986-present. The database provides basic and advanced searching and can be limited by date.

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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. 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



Power Teens

POWER Teens provides online resources including full-text research e-resources, collections of photographs and documents, the statewide catalog of materials held in libraries throughout Pennsylvania, and Chat with a Librarian.

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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.

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Science Reference Center

science reference center

Comprehensive research database that provides full-text science-oriented content, including hundreds of science encyclopedias, reference books, periodicals and other sources. Designed to meet every student’s science research needs, with articles correlated to state and national curriculum standards.

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Transparent Language Online

Transparent Language Online

Whether you’re a true language learning beginner, dusting off your old high school Spanish, or eager to tackle your tenth language—Transparent Language Online will help you get started and stick with it. Learn any of the 120+ languages offered.

Transparent Language Online