Black Freedom Struggle

The Black Freedom Struggle resource is provided at no cost to the POWER Library by ProQuest. It features select primary source documents related to critical people and events in African American history. By centering on the experiences and perspectives of African Americans, it is hoped that this collection imbues the study of Black history with a deeper understanding of the humanity of people who have pursued the quest for freedom, and the significance of movements like Black Lives Matter.

PA Photos and Documents

Explore millions of digitized photographs, documents, and newspapers from Pennsylvania's rich and varied history. The collections are provided by libraries and other organizations across the Commonwealth, and include collections covering subjects such as:

  • Art & Architecture
  • Church & Missionary History
  • Genealogy
  • Newspapers
  • PA Civil War History
  • Postcards
  • School and College History
  • Women’s History
  • Yearbooks

You’ll be amazed by what you find!

GALE eBooks

Explore encyclopedias, specialized reference resources, and e-books on a variety of topics from biography, diversity, environment, equity, government, history, law, math, science and more!

Patriot-News Collection

Explore Central Pennsylvania history through local news, events and people with the Patriot-News Collection. Search current and archived issues with full-color newspaper pages, full-text articles and content only published online. Also available remotely 24/7 on any device.

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.

MyHeritage Library Edition

MyHeritage Library Edition: one of the largest & most internationally diverse data repositories available to libraries.  It includes birth, death & marriage records from 48 countries; the complete US & UK censuses, immigration, military & tombstone records; & more than 1.5 billion family tree profiles.  It also connects to digitized photos & family trees on MyHeritage.com, as well as the trees on Geni.com.)

High School

High School provides secondary school students with access to age-appropriate content from magazines, journals, newspapers, and reference books, covering a wide range of subjects, from science, history, and literature to political science, sports, and environmental studies.