Digital Resources

Databases

 
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POWER Library is the online portal to all that Pennsylvania libraries offer. This is the place to find trustworthy answers to questions about healthcare, consumer purchases, personal finances, and much more. Enjoy 24/7 access to newspapers, magazines, journals, historical documents and photos, online databases, and eBooks. Research a subject. Learn about your family history. Locate a title. Explore career options. It’s all here at POWER Library.

When logging into Power Library resources you must enter P00 followed by your library card number.

This project is made possible in part by Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) funds from the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services and through Library Access Funds administered by the Office of Commonwealth Libraries, Department of Education, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Tom Wolf, Governor. 

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POWER Kids offers 24/7 access to several E-resources designed for kids to easily use.

This project is made possible in part by Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) funds from the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services and through Library Access Funds administered by the Office of Commonwealth Libraries, Department of Education, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Tom Wolf, Governor. 

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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.

This project is made possible in part by Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) funds from the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services and through Library Access Funds administered by the Office of Commonwealth Libraries, Department of Education, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Tom Wolf, Governor. 

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GALE Virtual Reference Library

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

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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!

E-Resources

 
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Borrow hundreds of different E-books and E-audio books any time, anywhere!

To access E-books and E-audiobooks through overdrive: you can use the link on this page. To sign in you must enter your Library card number as is appears on your library card. You may also be prompted to enter a pin number. This is set automatically to the phone number we have on file for you. From there you may browse and download E-books and E-audiobooks to read on your computer, smart device, or kindle e-reader. You can also download the Libby app straight to your smart device. The login process is very similar. You will be prompted to find your library. Search for Ford City Public Library and select the option that says Newcastle. Enter your information the same as you would on the Overdrive website. 

If you have any questions or have any trouble accessing these resources, please feel free to contact us! 

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Your guide to reading happiness.

Brought to you by your local library, and built with 💕 by OverDrive. Warm, personal, and easy to use, Libby is great for users of all ages.  Libby is the new app by OverDrive that allows you to borrow and read free ebooks, audiobooks, and magazines from your library using your phone or tablet. It’s easy to get started―all you need is a library card!

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*NEW* Get on-on-one expert tutoring, SAT/ACT/AP test preparation, and video lessons 361 days a year.


Are you or someone in your family currently learning from home?  Could you use some one-on-one help?  Now you can get video lessons anytime and live help from 3 to 10 p.m. daily, 361 days a year.  Tutoring sessions take place in an easy-to-use online classroom, which runs in your web browser, either in your library or from the comfort of your home with a valid library card number.


No library card?  Call or stop in at the Ford City Public Library to sign up for a FREE digital student membership, or sign up online here for a free one month digital membership trial.
 

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Ancestry.com is the world's largest online family history resource, and home to billions of historical records that can help students discover fascinating facts about previous generation.

Duolingo is a free language learning platform that includes a language learning website and an app. Users can also take a digital language proficiency exam. Free on Android, iOS, Windows Phone, web!

Memrise is a free learning platform which has all sorts of courses. It includes 200+ language courses and many other topics too. Free on web, Android and iOS! Pro subscription at $8.99/month gives you access to an extra set of learning games and includes downloads of any courses for offline use.

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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.

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Online resource that helps teens find jobs.

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Practice for your driving permit test online.

TumbleBooks

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K-6 Children's Animated & Interactive E-Books

K-6 Children's Animated & Interactive Math E-Books

GR 7-12 E-Books

E-Audio Books for All Ages

 

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