Power Library Databases

Academic Search Main Edition 

This e-resource is rich with the most valuable, comprehensive multidisciplinary content available. It provides access to acclaimed full-text journals, magazines, and other valuable resources covering topics like Biology, Chemistry, Engineering, Physics, Psychology, Religion & Philosophy, Science & Technology, and more! The contents includes:

  • 13,600 indexed and abstracted journals
  • Full text for more than 4,700 journals
  • Nearly 12,000 peer-reviewed, indexed and abstracted journals
  • 4,000 peer-reviewed, full-text journals

AP Images

AP (Associated Press), one of the oldest and largest news organizations in the world, has been capturing the greatest events in world history with photographs, audio sound bites, video, and graphics, for over 185 years.


Scholastic BookFlix is a new online literacy resource for grades pre-K – 3 that pairs classic video storybooks from Weston Woods with related nonfiction eBooks from Scholastic to help build a love of reading and learning.

Access PA

Books, movies and more in a PA library (Access PA Database)

Books, movies and more in a PA library (also known as the Access PA Database) is a combined catalog reflecting the holdings of over 2,600 Pennsylvania libraries and their combined collections of over 43 million books, audio materials, reference materials, movies, and much more.

Business Source Main Edition

This scholarly business e-resource provides the complete text for over 2,200 magazines and journals as well as indexes and abstracts for over 2,300 titles. 

Consumer Health Complete

CHC is designed to support the information needs of patients and to foster an overall understanding of health-related topics. Content covers all areas of health and wellness from mainstream medicine to the many perspectives of complementary, holistic and integrated medicine. 

Contemporary Authors

This e-resource provides access to biographical and bibliographical information on more than 145,000 of today’s most influential authors. 


This interactive e-book collection for grades 3 – 6 offers users a safe, simulated Internet experience with hands-on instruction on how to deal with important online safety issues. 

eBooks on EBSCOhost

Formerly known as NetLibrary, this e-resource provides access to hundreds of thousands of books from the world’s leading publishers across all major subject areas. 

This e-resource provides a single location from which to simultaneously search most of the Access PA EBSCO e-resources. 

This comprehensive e-resource draws on the connections between the environment and a variety of disciplines such as agriculture, education, law, health and technology. 

High School Student Research

High School Student Research database provides full text articles for High School student research as well as resources and lesson plans for educators.

LISTA (Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts)

This e-resource indexes more than 700 journals in library science & technology plus books, research reports and proceedings. Coverage extends back as far as the mid-1960’s. 

MasterFILE Main Edition

This multidisciplinary e-resource is designed specifically for public libraries providing full text for over 1,700 reference resources, magazines, and journals covering general interest subject areas. 

Middle School Student Research

Middle School Student Research has full text articles to assist middle grade students in their research. The database also provides resources and lesson plans for educators as well.

Middle Search Main Edition

Designed for middle school students, this e-resource provides full text access to popular magazines, thousands of biographies and historical essays, and an image collection with over 960,000 photos, maps, and flags. 

Newspaper Source Plus

This e-resource provides the latest news with full-text access to over 1,000 U.S. and international newspapers. 


This database provides access to current world-wide news from Associated Press, United Press International, PR Newswire, Xinhua, CNN Wire, and Business Wire on a continuous basis.

Pennsylvania Job Resources

POWER Library presents two sites provided by PA government entities to help with job resources. 

Primary Search Main Edition

Designed for elementary school students, Primary Search: Main Edition provides full-text access to popular magazines for elementary school research dating back to 1990. 

 Science Reference Center

The Science Reference Center database provides articles and digital book for student research. It also provides images, videos and an in database dictionary to enhance the research experience.

SIRS Discoverer is a general reference database for elementary and middle school students, researchers, and educators covering curriculum areas and content sets.

This e-resource for teachers provides indexing and abstracts for 280 peer-reviewed journals. 


The truth. The whole truth. And nothing but the truth about people, places, nature, history, science, and more! TrueFLIX 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.

Web News

Web News provides access to thousands of current top news feeds from around the globe. This collection includes over 14,000 feeds covering a range of business and general news topics.