Offered as a service of Pennsylvania's public libraries, school libraries and the State Library, the service allows readers to access thousands of full-text periodical articles, newspapers, a major encyclopedia, plus photographs, pictures, charts, maps, reference materials for young people and more. Materials of interest in most subject areas for all age groups from young children to adults can be easily found. Accessible databases cover subject areas such as Art/Music, Auto Repair, Biography, Business, Children's Resources, Education, Find A Book, General Reference, Health/Science, Literature, Newspapers and Magazines. The POWER Library is available on the LCDS network during school hours. Some of the databases can be accessed from your home by linking to your local public library. **Unfortunately, you cannot access POWER Library off-campus. However, you can if you have a public library card!
The International Children's Digital Library has more than 4,643 books in 61 languages. Through an agreement with the various countries, publishers and authors, these titles are available for anyone to access for free. Readers can view books complete with illustrations and text as well as the option to have them read aloud. The ICDL Foundation's goal is to build a collection of books that represents outstanding historical and contemporary books from throughout the world. Ultimately, the Foundation aspires to have every culture and language represented so that every child can know and appreciate the riches of children's literature from the world community.
CultureGrams provides facts on the culture of 190 countries and territories including a recipe collection, photo gallery and information of famous peoples from that area. Included in this database is information on all 50 states, plus the District of Columbia. Here you will be able to create your own table comparing and contrasting information from all over the world.
Through Discovery Education, K-12 students create amazing digital poster boards on which they can post videos, text, and images of content that is aligned with grade standards. DicoveryED Streaming is a high-quality digital video-on-demand library that provides thousands of full videos, images, clip art, interactive, and many other teacher resources. Teachers will enjoy using the creation tools including Board Builder, Assignment Builder, and Writing Prompt Builder.
Encyclopedia Britannica Online provides access to four complete encyclopedias. In addition, Britannica also feature thousands of magazine and journal articles from EBSCO, which includes videos, multimedia, interactive lessons, and thousands of images and illustrations that help bring subjects to life.
A fully integrated database containing thousands of curriculum-targeted primary documents, biographies, topical essays, background information, critical analyses, full-text coverage of over 450 magazines, newspapers, over 20,000 photographs and illustrations, and more than 8 hours of audio and video clips.
JSTOR provides access to more than 12 million academic journal articles, books, and primary sources in 75 disciplines.The database helps you to explore a wide range of scholarly content through a powerful research and teaching platform. JSTOR collaborates with the academic community to help libraries connect students and faculty to vital content.
Through the Oxford Art Online gateway, readers can explore the vast stores of information on Grove Art Online, which provides over 45,000 articles and 40,000 images on every aspect of the visual arts from Paleolithic cave and rock art to the work of Frida Kahlo and Damien Hirst. In addition, timelines, bibliographical citations, and website links save valuable research time.
PebbleGo offers four databases that are some of the best resources for introducing the research process to beginning readers. These research databases contain hundreds of articles each. Features include hundreds of text articles, audio and video components, leveled text, educational games and a wonderful read-aloud capability. There are also basic assessment tools to check student learning and lesson plans for teachers. This Web 2.0 teaching tool site is designed by Capstone Publishers for grades Kindergarten through 3rd grades. Databases that are available are Animals, Earth and Space, Biographies and Social Studies.
ProQuest® Platinum offers a comprehensive publication collection that meets a wide range of research demands. From general reference to advanced subject matter, Platinum has more than 2,000 titles that cover it all. ProQuest Platinum titles include: American Scientist Barron’s, Journal of Modern Literature, Latin American Research Review, Women’s Studies Quarterly, The World & I, and much more.
TeachingBooks makes instantly available original, in-studio movies of authors and illustrators, audio excerpts of professional book readings, study guides to thousands of titles and a wealth of multimedia resources on children's and young adult literature.