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Academic OneFile: Find peer-reviewed, full-text articles from journals in the areas of the physical and social sciences,

technology, medicine, engineering, the arts, literature, and more. Undergraduate researchers can

expand and refine search results through the Topic Finder, and citation tools are integrated directly

into the user’s workflow.

Academic OneFile offers:

  • More than 18,000 peer-reviewed journals and more than 9,200 in full text

  • Full text of The Economist ranging from 1988 to the present, with no embargo

  • Full text of The New York Times from 1985 to present, updated daily

  • Full text of The Times and Financial Times

  • Engaging multimedia with over 5,200 audio files, more than 1.1 million video files, and over

  • 143,000 images

  • Major reference sets including Gale Encyclopedia of Science and Encyclopedia of World

  • Biography

  • Full-text articles from periodicals covered in major bibliographic resources such as CINAHL,

  • BIOSIS, MLA, PsycINFO, ERIC, EconLit, RILM, and others

  • Open URL compliance for access to e-journal and subscription materials, allowing users to

  • save and share URLs

  • Thousands of podcasts and transcripts from NPR and CNN

  • Elsevier abstracts from 1996 to present

  • Document translation into 40 languages

  • Read-aloud translation into 24 languages


AP (Associated Press)

View the greatest events in world history with photographs, audio sound bites, video, and

graphics, for over 185 years. Over 3,000 photos/images/sound bites/graphics added daily, including audio and visual snapshots of:

  • Breaking news events

  • Today's hot topics

  • Great moments in news, sports and entertainment

  • Celebrity portraits

  • Find over 20 million royalty-free stock


Books and Authors (powered by

Gale's popular What Do I Read Next? series).

Discover fiction and non-fiction books that match your interests! is for readers from every level of reading proficiency

and enables users to explore the endless possibilities and combinations of books, authors, genres

and topics from more than 240,000 titles.

  • All books recommended by librarians or other experts, are award winners or appear on best

  • seller lists

  • 54,000 authors represented via biographies

  • 40,000 nonfiction titles are included in business, biography, science and more

  • Fiction selections reflect the genres readers like best: mystery, science fiction, inspirational,

  • romance, nonfiction, western, horror and fantasy

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Watch videos and read books about Animals and Nature, Earth and Sky, People and Places, ABC’s and 1, 2, 3’s, Family and Community, Music and Rhyme, Adventure, and more. Enjoy read aloud with words highlighting and interactive games. Some films and books are available

in Spanish too!

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Books, movies, and more in a PA library 

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 schools

  • Private schools

  • Public libraries

  • College & university libraries

  • Law libraries

  • Medical & hospital libraries

  • Museum libraries

  • Historical & genealogical libraries

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Business Insights: Essentials

Find full-text articles and statistical data about companies and industries for business owners,

marketing professionals, investors, and students. Access to over 11,000 journals and more than

8,900 in full-text. Instantly analyze and compare financial and statistical data with interactive

charting tools. Find thousands of detailed financial reports, more than

2,500 custom business glossary terms, 1,000 SWOT reports, over 17,400 company histories, over

460,000 detailed company profiles, and much more, including:

  • More than 920 in-depth industry profiles

  • More than 2,200 corporate chronologies

  • Over 8,900 full-text periodicals

  • More than 114,000 industry/market research reports from Plunkett Research Ltd. and

  • Progressive Digital Media (formerly Datamonitor MarketLine Reports)

  • More than 2 million investment research/brokerage reports from Thomson Reuters

  • Over 62,000 articles from Gale’s Market Share Reporter

  • Over 71,000 association profiles

  • Over 96,000 articles from Gale's Business Rankings Annual

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Contemporary Authors

Discover biographical and bibliographical information on more than 160,000 of today's most influential authors, including:

  • Novelists

  • Poets

  • Playwrights

  • Nonfiction writers

  • Print & broadcast journalists

  • Editors

  • Photojournalists

  • Syndicated cartoonists

  • Scriptwriters

  • Screenwriters



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.

The set for ages 3-6 contains these five titles:

  • Avoiding Predators Online

  • Playing Games Online

  • Protecting Your Privacy Online

  • Stopping Cyberbullying

  • Using Social Networks

The eBook experience contains a series of fun, engaging "simulations" geared specifically to the topic. Users will create usernames, choose avatars, chat, send messages/email, create profiles, and receive friend invitations all in a safe, controlled environment. Additional eBook features include embedded safety tips, vocabulary terms defined in context, sidebars that further explore important or high-interest material, and credible, vetted resources to find help or get more information. “Stopping Teen Cyberbullying” is available for teens.

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eBooks on EBSCOhost

Select from over 16,000 eBooks from the world's leading publishers across all major subject areas. Perform full-text searches of a single eBook, search thousands of volumes

simultaneously, browse topic categories, or read eBooks directly online. Additionally, you may download selected eBooks to portable devices.

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Educator's Reference Complete:

Access over 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.

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Gale Topic Collections

Explore topic collections from Agriculture to World History with 29 e-resources covering business information, communications, diversity, environment, fine arts, hospitality, military, nursing, pop culture, psychology, religion and more!

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Explore encyclopedias and specialized reference sources on a variety of topics from history, government, environment, math, and more! The titles available in the Gale Virtual Reference

Library are:

  • American Eras: Primary Sources. Vol. 1: Development of the Industrial United States, 1878-1899 

  • American Eras: Primary Sources. Vol. 2: Civil War and Reconstruction, 1860-1877

  • American Eras: Primary Sources. Vol. 3: Westward Expansion, 1800-1860

  • American Eras: Primary Sources. Vol. 4: Reform Era and Eastern U.S. Development, 1815-1850

  • American Eras: Primary Sources. Vol. 5: Development of a Nation, 1783-1815

  • American Eras: Primary Sources. Vol. 6: The Revolutionary Era, 1754–1783

  • American Eras: Primary Sources. Vol. 7: The Colonial Era, 1600–1754

  • American Eras: Primary Sources. Vol. 8: Early American Civilizations and Exploration to 1600

  • American Governance

  • Civics

  • Encyclopedia of Weather and Natural Disasters. 2nd ed.

  • Ethics, Science, Technology, and Engineering: A Global Resource. 2nd ed.

  • Gale Encyclopedia of Multicultural America

  • How Everyday Products are Made

  • Human Geography: People and the Environment

  • Junior Worldmark Encyclopedia of the States

  • Real-Life Math

  • Understanding Scientific Principles Through Projects

  • World Eras

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Explore this general-interest periodical resource offering nearly more than 15,000 titles with more than 8,800 in full text. With millions of articles available in PDF and HTML full-text, the collection is also supplemented by reference, newspaper, and audio content, including:

  • Over 4,400 audio files

  • More than 1.2 million videos

  • Over 59,000 images

  • Document translation into 40 languages

  • Read-aloud translation into 24 languages

  • Thousands of videos, podcasts, and images from National Public Radio programs from 1990 to present, including searchable transcripts

  • Over 180 Dorling Kindersley travel guides

  • Full text of USA Today from 1985 to present

  • Full text of The Christian Science Monitor from 1996 to present

  • Full text of AARP The Magazine, the highest-circulating magazine in the U.S.

  • More than 200 active wire services covering agriculture, general news, broadcast news,

  • government, business press releases, industry topics, sports and current events around the

  • world

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

researchers an interdisciplinary resource for environment and sustainability studies. GREENR

provides news, background information, video, commentaries, primary source documents and

statistics in relevant topic areas such as energy systems, healthcare, food, climate change,

population, and economic development. Learning portals create easy entry points, including:

  • Country portals covering more than 160 nations

  • Topic/issue portals in more than 150 categories, from animal welfare to wind energy.

  • Organizational portals provide overview and links to international organizations

  • More than 690 full-text journals

  • Over 17,000 audio files

  • More than 6,100 videos

  • Over 16,900 images

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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 health-related issues, including diseases, disorders, traditional and alternative therapies,

and current hot topics. Content is added daily to ensure that researchers receive the most up-todate

health content.

A broad collection of full-text reference works is included, providing access to such texts as:

  • The Gale Encyclopedia of Medicine

  • The Gale Encyclopedia of Alternative Medicine

  • The Gale Encyclopedia of Surgery and Medical Tests

  • The Gale Encyclopedia of Diets

  • The Gale Encyclopedia of Cancer

  • The Gale Encyclopedia of Public Health

  • The Gale Encyclopedia of Environmental Health

  • The Gale Encyclopedia of Prescription Drugs

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Informe Académico proporciona acceso a periódicos y revistas especializadas de lengua española y portuguesa. La base de datos ofrece una amplia gama de contenidos sobre América Latina. 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. Use the Topic Finder—a visual search tool—to discover new facets of a topic, or use the

Readspeaker text-to-speech tool that allows text to be read aloud.

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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.

  • Over 2,300 periodicals with more than 2,000 in full-text

  • More than 59,000 images

  • Over 1,700 audio files

  • Over 4,900 videos

  • Document translation into 40 languages

  • Read-aloud translation into 24 languages

  • Visual search tool Topic Finder to connect concepts and guide the research process

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Elementary students in kindergarten through grade five will find age-appropriate content covering a broad range of educational topics such as animals, arts, geography, health, literature, people, social studies, technology, etc. Kids InfoBits includes full-text proprietary content from Blackbirch. Press®, U-X-L, KidHaven Press™, and more! Content is continuously updated and provides

interesting and important facts with connections to current and past events.

Kids InfoBits includes:

  • More than 16,600 images

  • Over 1,700 kid-friendly charts and graphs

  • More than 600 high-quality educational videos are provided from resources including books,

  • magazines, and news periodicals

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Discover literature content from more than 150,000 full-text poems, 840,000 poem citations and excerpts, 7,100 full-text short stories and novels, 3,800 full-text essays published in the 16th-20th

centuries, 2,400 full-text speeches, and 1,250 full-text plays. It also includes biographies, work summaries, photographs, and a glossary. Within LitFinder's collection, users can access works from over 80,000 authors from 660 nationalities.

Find everything from the sonnets of Shakespeare to the poetry of Maya Angelou, the poetry of the 13th century to contemporary poems by African American women, the inaugural speeches of George Washington through George W. Bush, short stories by Edgar Allan Poe to stories by up-and-coming writer Elizabeth Weld, or essays on such subjects as the arts, science, and religion.


Pennsylvania Job Resources

Discover job resources for Pennsylvania job seekers and employers. These Pennsylvania

government provided resources are designed to help you find a good career, review job

openings, and match you with employers. Resources for veterans are available too that will help veterans transition into the work force by translating their existing military skills into

civilian terms.

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Power Search:

Search many of the Gale e-resources available in POWER Library in one place! Find articles and information from the following

  • Academic OneFile

  • General OneFile

  • InfoTrac Newsstand

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Discover reliable and trusted information on a variety of topics to support middle school student research for government, U.S and world history, geography, literature, sciences, and social issues.Research In Context offers cross-curricular content aligned to national and state standards, and presents material organized into a highly visual and topic portal approach to quickly find answers.


This unique database provides stellar support for papers, projects, and presentations while

reinforcing the development of critical thinking and problem solving skills, communication,

collaboration, creativity, and innovation.

  • Topic Portals: More than 335 topic portal pages to present material in the way most useful forstudents, and continuously updated

  • Reference: Contains more than 128 reference titles from Gale, UXL, Lucent, and Primary

  • Source Media for reference articles, topic overviews, critical essays, and plot summaries

  • Magazines: More than 1,240 full-text periodicals providing more than 2 million articles

  • News: Over 1.5 million news results from sources such as KidsPost, Cross Currents, USA

  • Today, CNN Wire, and more

  • Multimedia: Over 150,000 images; nearly 12,800 videos, and more than 165,200 audio

  • clips from a variety of sources including the History Channel/A&E, AP Video News, NASA,

  • UPI Photo Collection, and NPR programs.

  • Biographies: 51,300+ biographies from UXL Biographies, Newsmakers, Scientists: Their

  • Lives & Works, Discovering Biography, Encyclopedia of World Biography, and more.

  • Primary Sources: 3,200+ core primary documents, including government documents, court

  • testimony, letters, legislation, memoirs, and more.

  • Integration with Google: G Suite for Education and Microsoft Office 365 tools so users can

  • share, save, and download content, including highlights and notes.

  • Alignment to state and national standards from grades 6-12 in language arts, social studies,

  • and science

  • EasyBib or NoodleTools citation tools

  • MLA, APA, and Chicago-style citations

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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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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 many more..

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