Online Databases - Books & Literature
Access PA
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. POWER Library E-Resource – Sponsored by Commonwealth Libraries.
Contemporary Authors
Guide to current writers of fiction, nonfiction, poetry, journalism, drama, motion pictures and television. Author biographies are included. Produced by Thompson Gale.
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.
Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts (LISTA)
Covers librarianship, classification, cataloging, bibliometrics, online information retrieval, information management & more. LISTA indexes more than 600 periodicals plus books, research reports & proceedings. Oldest continuously produced database covering the field of information science.

POWER Library E-Resource – Sponsored by Commonwealth Libraries.
Literary Reference Center
31,000+ full text plot summaries, synopses & work overviews, nearly 100,000 articles/essays of literary criticism, 159,000+ author biographies (including 22,000+ in-depth bios), 450 literary journals,632,000+ book reviews, 69,000+ classic & contemporary poems, 18,000+ classic & contemporary short stories, 5,600+ author interviews, 8,200+ classic texts & much 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.
PA Electronic Library Catalog
Provides access to the Access Pennsylvania Library Catalog. Now part of the POWER Library Portal.

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