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The Peters Township Public Library provides access to the online databases listed below as a service to our library patrons. For remote access, you will need to supply your library barcode number as part of the login process (unless otherwise indicated). Arranged alphabetically, a description of each of the databases is provided below to aid you in your research. You may also access the database by clicking on the logos to the left.

A to Z The World

A to Z The World consists of 175 Country Guides of 100+ topics each. Included is information on Business Culture, Climate and Weather, Communications, Country Profile, Culture and Society, Education, Food Recipes, Health and Medical, Holidays and Festivals, Human Rights, Language Glossaries, Maps, Money and Banking, Music, National Symbols, News Feeds, Points of Interest, Religion, Security Briefing and more! Search now

America's News

America's News provides web-based access to current and archived issues of local newspapers including the Observer-Reporter, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette and Pittsburgh Tribune-Review as well as many other papers from across the country. Using America's News, patrons may search, browse, print, save and e-mail articles from the full-text edition of all of these newspapers, which are updated daily. Search now

Biography Resource Center

Biography Resource Center contains more than 650,000 biographies on more than 400,000 people gathered from more than 940 volumes of more than 170 award-winning Thomson Gale reference sources. In addition, full-text articles from nearly 300 magazines specifically chosen for their renowned biographical content in a broad range of subject areas are featured. Search now

CollegeSource® Online

CollegeSource® Online is the first and only comprehensive collection of college catalog and course data in existence. With over 42 million course descriptions and more than 52 thousand cover-to-cover college catalogs available in PDF format, you can get the information you need in seconds.

In addition to catalogs, the profiles for each institution includes maps, web site links, accreditation data, calendar/unit types, transcript keys, and more! Search now

Consumer Reports with Cars Best Deals Plus

Testing products since 1936, Consumer Reports is an expert, independent, nonprofit organization whose mission is to work for a fair, just, and safe marketplace for all consumers and to empower consumers to protect themselves. Please put a "pt" in front of your library card number to access Consumer Reports. Search now

Gale Courses

Whether you're looking for professional development or personal enrichment, these six-week online courses are the perfect way to learn a new skill or enhance your existing ones. You'll spend roughly two to four hours each week completing two engaging lessons in an enjoyable, interactive learning environment. Expert instructors develop and lead every course, and you'll be able to interact with them and with fellow students in lively online discussion areas. New sessions start every month, so you can sign up anytime. Upon completing a course with a passing score, you'll get an award of completion from your learning institution. Search now


HeritageQuest source document holdings include over 250,000 titles, making it America's largest genealogical information provider. The company is dedicated to producing high-use data, landmark publications, general reference books and timely, informative periodicals for genealogy enthusiasts at every level. Search now

Infobase eBooks

Infobase Publishing is one of America's leading providers of supplemental educational materials to the school and library markets under such well-known names as Facts On File, Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Chelsea House, Bloom's Literary Criticism, World Almanac®, and Ferguson Publishing. All eBooks offered at this site are currently also available as hard copies in the library's collection. Search now

Mango Languages

Mango Languages is an online language-learning system teaching actual conversation skills for a wide variety of languages. Mango uses real-life situations and actual conversations to more effectively teach a new language. By listening to and repeating after material designed from native conversations, you'll not only learn the individual words and phrases, you'll know how they're used in practical situations and conversations. You'll learn more than grammar, vocabulary and conjugation, you'll learn how to communicate. Search now


Morningstar is a provider of unbiased independent investment research in the United States and abroad. Morningstar provides data on more than 385,000 investment offerings, including stocks, mutual funds and similar vehicles, along with real-time global market data on more than 8 million equities, indexes, futures, options, commodities, and precious metals, in addition to foreign exchange and Treasury markets. Search now


Find full-text articles on local news, issues, events, people and much more from current and archived issues of the Observer-Reporter. Search now


PA POWER Library is offered as a service of Pennsylvania's public libraries, school libraries, and the State Library. The POWER library allows you to acces thousands of full text periodical articles, newspapers, a major encyclopedia, plus photographs, pictures, charts, maps, reference materials for young people and more. You will find materials of interest in most subject areas for all age groups from young children to adults. Search now

Salem Health

Salem Health offers access to an online version of Magill's Medical Guide. Designed for laymen and written for healthcare consumers, the Guide is a perfect mix of accessbility and depth, providing general readers with an authoritative reference source that helps bridge the gap between medical encyclopedias for professionals and popular self-help guides. Search now

Salem History

Salem History offers access to an online version of the following materials: The Fifties in America, The Sixties in America, The Seventies in America, The Eighties in America, The Nineties in America, and Milestone Documents in American History. Search now

Scholastic BookFlix

Scholastic BookFlix is an online literary resource for grades PreK – 3 that pairs classic video storybooks from Weston Woods with related nonfiction eBooks from Scholastic to build a love of reading and learning. An engaging way to link fact and fiction, BookFlix reinforces early reading skills and introduces children to a world of knowledge and exploration. Search now

The Testing & Education Reference Center

The Testing & Education Reference Center database offers assistance in locating a college or graduate school, help finding scholarships and awards, and on-line practice tests for college entrance exams and certificate and licensing exams. The database includes thousands of college and graduate school entries. Testing and Education Reference Center also includes a collection of online books for examination preparation, college preparation, licensing examinations, and graduate school online books. Search now

Universal Class

The Universal Class database offers over 500 free online courses covering a wide range of topics. After registering at the library (you must register at the library to access the courses for free) using your Peters Township Public Library card, patrons may access the site within the library or from any remote location by clicking on the "Universal Class" icon. Search now

World Book Encyclopedia Online

World Book Encyclopedia Online features the same expert information found in the print version. In addition, the online version features a consolidated layout that makes it easier to find research tools, videos, audios and more in convenient drop-down tabs. Please put a "pt" in front of your library card number to access World Book Online.Search now

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