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Free eResources available outside LBC's Libraries

Power Library

Power Library is Pennsylvania's Electronic Library.  Anyone who lives in PA or is a current student can obtain a library eCard to access these resources. Students who are from outside of PA may use the 17601 zip code for Lancaster.

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Power Library Main web page of the State Library of Pennsylvania.

Databases from Power Library eResources available: newspapers, magazine and journal articles as well as eBooks and reference book articles.

What is available?

The eResources through the POWER Library include:

  • Academic OneFile - Provides millions of articles from over 17,000 scholarly journals and other authoritative sources.
  • Business Insights: Essentials - Provides in-depth information on U.S. businesses, industries, and products.
  • Contemporary Authors - Provides biographical and bibliographical information on more than 160,000 authors.
  • Educator's Reference complete - 1,100 academic journals,  Key subject areas include administration, bilingual education, child development and psychology, funding, health education, technology, and testing
  • Environmental Studies - news, background information, video, commentaries, primary source documents and statistics in relevant topic areas such as energy systems, healthcare, food, climate change, population, and economic development. 
  • General onefile - general-interest periodical resource offering nearly more than 15,000 titles with more than 8,800 in full text. With millions of articles available in PDF and HTML full-text, the collection is also supplemented by reference, newspaper, and audio content.
  • GREENR - An interdisciplinary resource supporting sustainability and environmental studies.
  • Health & Wellness Resource Center - Provides authoritative information on the full range of health-related issues, from current disease and disorder information to in-depth coverage of alternative medical practices.
  • Informe Académico - Provides Spanish-speaking users with a wide range of full-text Spanish- and Portuguese-language scholarly journals and magazines both from and about Latin America.
  • LitFinder - Provide access to a wealth of literary works and secondary-source materials covering world literature and authors throughout history. Including more than 132,000 full-text poems and 670,000+ poetry citations, as well as short stories, speeches, and plays.
  • Teacher Reference Center - e-resource for teachers provides indexing and abstracts for 280 peer-reviewed journals.