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Online Databases


Auto Repair Reference Center

Supplied by Point 5 Technologies with complete automotive repair information supplied by Nichols Publishing, publisher of Chilton© information. Most major manufacturers of domestic and imported vehicles are listed. Repair information is available for most manufacturers as far back as 1954. Provided by Ebsco

Access Pennsylvania Database

Catalog holdings of almost 3,000 Pennsylvania school, public, academic and special libraries are included in this database. Search by author, title, subject or keyword to locate over 50 million items.

AP Images

More than 500,000 current and historical photographs and graphics can be searched by date, place and subject. More than 800 photographs are added to the archive daily.  (This link may not work inside the library.)

Biography Reference Center

Offers a comprehensive collection of more than 450,000 full text biographies, including the complete full text run of Biography Today and Biography Magazine, as well as thousands of narrative biographies that are not available in other databases. Provided by Ebsco.

Book Flix

BookFlix is an online literacy resource that pairs classis video storybooks with Weston Woods related nonfiction eBooks. For Pre-K to 3rd grade. (Look in the Find A Book Section)

Business Source Main Edition

This scholarly business database provides bibliographic and full-text covering all disciplines of business, including marketing, management, MIS, POM, accounting, finance and economics. This resource contains full text for nearly 2,200 magazines and journals, and indexing and abstracts for over 2,300 titles. The collection includes general business magazines, scholarly journals and trade periodicals with full text dating back to 1985.

Business Source Premier

Business Source Premier provides full text for more than 2,300 journals and peer-reviewed business publications, back to 1886, and searchable cited references back to 1998. It covers all disciplines of business, including marketing, management, MIS, POM, accounting, finance and economics. It is updated daily on EBSCOhost. (Para buscar en Español, seleccione "Lenguas" en la parte superior.)

Consumer Health Complete

Provides content covering all areas of health and wellness from mainstream medicine to the many perspectives of complementary, holistic and integrated medicine. This full-text database covers topics such as aging, cancer, diabetes, drugs & alcohol, fitness, nutrition & dietetics, children's health, men & women's health, etc.

Contemporary Authors

Guide to current writers of fiction, nonfiction, poetry, journalism, drama, motion pictures and television. Author biographies are included. Produced by Thompson Gale.


A unique collection of five interactive eBooks that gives students hands-on experience in navigating the online world in a safe, controlled environment. Title include Stopping Cyberbulling, Avoiding Predators Online, Protecting Your Privacy Online, Using Social Networks and Playing Games Online.

Digital Public Library of America

The Digital Public Library of America brings together the riches of America’s libraries, archives, and museums, and makes them freely available to the world. Search by place, date, exhibition or a general keyword search.

eBooks on EBSCOhost

View books on your computer or portable device. Books are in the epub format. Provided by POWER Library, produced by EBSCO. (Para buscar en Español, seleccione "Lenguas" en la parte superior.)

EBSCOhost Web

Search multiple EBSCO databases at once. Includes Humanities Full Text, Social Sciences Full Text, Education Full Text, Business Abstracts with Full Text, Regional Business News, Readers' Guide Full Text Mega, and General Science Full Text. Produced by EBSCO.


Offers information covering all aspects of human impact to the environment. Its collection of scholarly, government and general-interest titles includes content on the environmental effects of individuals, corporations and governments, and what can be done at each level to minimize these effects. Topics covered include climate change, green building, pollution, sustainable agriculture, renewable energy, recycling, and more. Provided by POWER Library, produced by EBSCO. (Para buscar en Español, seleccione "Lenguas" en la parte superior.)


Heritage Quest is a service designed to help public library patrons research their genealogy by providing access to local and family histories, census data, and other documents and information.

History Reference Center

Features full text for more than 1,620 reference books, encyclopedias and non-fiction books from leading history publishers. Includes full text for more than 150 leading history periodicals, contains nearly 57,000 historical documents; more than 77,000 biographies of historical figures; more than 113,000 historical photos and maps; and more than 80 hours of historical video.

Kid Search (K-8)

An easy-to-use, graphically-appealing interface designed for students in grades K to 8.

Learning Express Library

LearnATest offers practice tests, exercises, skill-building courses, and information for a variety of exams. High school students can benefit from college preparatory practice exams, while college students and adults have access to courses in software and operating systems. A multitude of career exams are available, as well as information on job searching skills and strategies. Produced by Learning Express. (Para buscar en Español, seleccione "Recursos para Hispanohablantes" de la izquierda.) **Note: Learning Express Library will be upgraded before mid-June, 2014. All current users must register as new users on LearningExpress Library version 3.0. Your current version 2.0 logins will not work on new version 3.0. In addition, any tests, tutorials, or eBooks you have saved in the current version 2.0 will not migrate to the new platform. However, once you have established a user account in the new version 3.0, you can save your new work and access it anytime by going to ‘My Center’.

Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts (LISTA)

A bibliographic database that covers librarianship, classification, cataloging, bibliometrics, online information retrieval, information management and more. LISTA indexes more than 600 periodicals plus books, research reports and proceedings. With coverage dating back to the mid-1960s, it is the oldest continuously produced database covering the field of information science.

Literary Reference Center

Contains full text for more than 31,000 plot summaries, synopses and work overviews, nearly 100,000 articles/essays of literary criticism, more than 159,000 author biographies (including more than 22,000 in-depth bios), 450 literary journals, more than 632,000 book reviews, more than 69,000 classic and contemporary poems, more than 18,000 classic and contemporary short stories, more than 5,600 author interviews, more than 8,200 classic texts and much more. Provided by Ebsco.

MasterFILE Complete

Provides full text for over 1,700 magazines (Consumer Reports, Country Living, Night Sky, etc.), 500 reference books, and over 80,000 primary source documents. This database also provides an Image Collection containing photos, maps & flags. This database is updated daily via EBSCOhost. (Para buscar en Español, seleccione "Lenguas" en la parte superior.) Complete list of journals/magazines.

MasterFILE Main Edition

Full text for more than 1,350 general reference resources. More than 350 full text reference books and over 910,000 photos, maps and flags in an image collection.


Find information on diseases, conditions, and wellness issues on the National Institutes of Health's web site for patients and their families and friends. MedlinePlus offers reliable, up-to-date health information, anytime, anywhere, at no charge. Produced by the National Library of Medicine. (Para buscar en Español, seleccione "Español," de la izquierda.)

Middle Search Main Edition

This resource provides full text for popular, middle school appropriate magazines, covering a wide range of topics. All full text articles are assigned a reading level indicator (Lexiles).

Morningstar Investment Research Center

Morningstar helps you research stocks and funds that meet your needs or to see how your investments fit together. (Limited access to this database outside of the library. If you encounter errors while accessing this database, please wait 10 minutes and try again.)


Provides access to top world-wide news from Associated Press with a rolling 30-day archive. Published by EBSCO.

Newspaper Source Plus

Provides the latest news from over 1,000 leading full text newspapers including extensive cover to cover for papers such as USA Today, The New York Times, and The Washington Post. In addition, this resource also features hundreds of television and radio transcripts including ABC, CBS, CNN, FOX, MSNBC, National Public Radio, PBS and more.

NoveList Plus

Did you finish a great book and are looking for something similar to read? NoveList Plus can help you find what to read next in both fiction and nonfiction genres. Produced by EBSCO.

POWER Library

POWER Library is a service of Pennsylvania's public libraries, school libraries and the State Library. POWER library allows you to access thousands of full-text periodical articles, newspapers, plus photographs, pictures, charts, maps, reference materials for young people and more.

Primary Search Main Edition

Provides access to popular full-text magazines for elementary school research. Subjects include Science, Health, Math, Writing, and Geography among others.


Provides data for business and consumer research. Includes Yellow Page and Business White Page Telephone directories; annual reports, 10-ks and other SEC information; Continuing Medical Education (CME) directories; federal, state, provincial and municipal government data; chambers of commerce information; leading business magazines, trade publications, newsletters, major newspapers, industry and specialty directories; and USPS® information, including both U.S. and Canadian National Change of Address updates.

Regional Business News

Provides access to business publications, on a regional level, for the United States and Canadian provinces. Key resources include newspapers, radio & TV news transcripts, trade publications, magazines and newswires, with full-text content coverage spanning over 22 years. Published by EBSCO.

Science Reference Center

Contains full text for hundreds of science encyclopedias, reference books, periodicals, and other sources. Topics covered include: biology, chemistry, earth & space science, environmental science, health & medicine, history of science, life science, physics, science & society, science as inquiry, scientists, technology and wildlife. Satisfies the demand for standards-based content by providing teachers and librarians with articles correlated to state and national curriculum standards.


Suggested for children, this resource includes an encyclopedia, an encyclopedia of animals, magazine searches for primary and middle school grade levels, a dictionary, photos, maps and flags.

SIRS Discoverer

Grades(1-9) Includes full text articles and images from over 1,600 domestic and international newspapers, magazines, and government documents. Articles are assigned a reading level -- Easy, Moderate, or Challenging -- based on age-appropriateness, educational content, interest, and reading level. This database is an excellent student resource. Produced by ProQuest.

Teacher Reference Center

Provides indexing and abstracts for 280 periodicals. In addition, 96% of journals indexed in the database are peer-reviewed. Topics include: Assessment, Best Practices, Continuing Education, Current Pedagogical Research, Curriculum Development, Elementary Education, Higher Education, Instructional Media, Language Arts, Literacy Standards, School Administration, Science & Mathematics, and Teacher Education.

TumbleBook® Library - e-books for e-kids®

The TBL is a collection of TumbleBooks (animated, talking picture books) with fiction, non-fiction and foreign language titles, Read-Alongs (chapter books with sentence highlighting and narration but no animation), TumbleTV which consists of pre-set playlists of a sequence of books and Tumble Puzzles & Games. TumbleBooks are created from existing picture books which we have licensed from children's book publishers and converted to the TumbleBook format. Sponsored in part by the Carlisle Area School District.  

Access to over 5,000 internet feeds across a range of business and general news topics. Produced by EBSCO.

WestlawNext (In Library Use Only)

Information resources on Westlaw include more than 40,000 databases of case law, state and federal statutes, administrative codes, newspaper and magazine articles, public records, law journals, law reviews, treatises, legal forms and other information resources. NOTE: This link can only be used from an internet computer at a Cumberland County library location.



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March 25, 2015

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