Power Library logo 3New online resources will be available soon to all Pennsylvanians who have a public library card.  In January, 2016, Academic Main Search and Science Reference Center will be added to the numerous e-resources currently offered through POWER Library in response to students’ need for science, technology, engineering and math resources (STEM).

Academic Main Search has more than 1900 full text journals, 1300 peer-reviewed, indexed and abstracted journals and nearly 1300 full-text peer-reviewed journals.   Subjects include biology, chemistry, engineering, physics, psychology, religion and theology and others.

The Science Reference Center research database provides access to full-text, science-oriented content. It contains full text for hundreds of science encyclopedias, reference books, periodicals, and other reliable sources. In addition, the database includes more than 280,000 high-quality science images from sources such as UPI, Getty, NASA, National Geographic and the Nature Picture Library.

One current title will be discontinued.  Access to Auto Repair through POWER Library will end as of December 31, 2015.  Libraries may pick it up as a co-op purchase through the non-profit agency, HSLC.  For more information on this library co-op purchase opportunity, please go to http://www.hslc.org/?page_id=2410.

POWER Library offers free 24/7 access to newspapers, magazines, journals, historical documents, online database, ebooks and Ask Here PA, a statewide 24/7 live chat reference service that gives you quick answers to your questions from a real librarian!

Explore POWER Library by visiting the home page of your local library, or by visiting https://www.powerlibrary.org.  Also check out the POWER Kids version of the site at http://kids.powerlibrary.org.

Don’t have a library card?  Visit your local library for a free card or visit POWER Library for a free temporary e-card.

For more information contact:
Glenn R. Miller
Acting Deputy Secretary of Education / Commissioner for Libraries
Office of Commonwealth Libraries / Pennsylvania Department of Education