Online Resources Archive - York County Libraries

Online Resources

Explore our digital resources from anywhere with your library card! Find eBooks & audiobooks, read newspapers, learn a new language, or discover something new, all from your computer or mobile device.

Academic OneFile

Academic OneFile

Find peer-reviewed, full-text articles from journals in subjects such as science, technology, medicine, engineering, the arts, literature, and more.

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Academic Search Main Edition

Academic Search Main Edition

Designed specifically for academic institutions, this tool provides scholarly content from over 2,000 full-text and peer-reviewed journals.

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Access World News

Explore and stay informed on local, national and international topics, people and events with information from credible, vetted U.S. and global news sources. Also available remotely 24/7 on any device.

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Agriculture (Gale Topic Collections)

Includes broad coverage of agriculture and its related fields. Content spans from practical aspects of farming to cutting-edge scientific research in horticulture.

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AP Newsroom

View the world’s greatest events through photographs, audio, video, and graphics. Find snapshots of news events, sports, entertainment, and royalty-free stock.

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Ask Here PA

Chat online with a real librarian in real time. After the chat ends, save a copy of the conversation to easily retrieve links or documentation when citing references.

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Auto Repair Source

Discover the most accurate and updated service repair information for thousands of domestic and imported vehicles. All content is provided by Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEM).

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Beanstack

Used for various York County Libraries’ programs, Beanstack is the go-to source for logging and discovering books, tracking your reading, and participating in reading challenges. While this source is used for programs such as SummerQuest and 1000 Books Before Kindergarten, you can track your reading at anytime!

Create your account today with a York County Libraries card. Available on desktop or mobile via the Beanstack Tracker App.

Need help with Beanstack? Check out our Beanstack Tips page for step-by-step tutorials.

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Ben’s Guide to the US Government

Join Benjamin Franklin on an adventure to learn about the United States government. Learning Adventures and games are available for students grades K-12.

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Black Freedom Struggle

“Black Freedom Struggle” by ProQuest features select primary source documents related to critical people and events in African American history. 

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BookFLIX

Whimsical picture books and nonfiction books pair together in this interactive e-resource designed for students pre-K to 3rd grade. Learn through read-along videos, games, and more.

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Books and Authors (Gale)

Discover fiction and non-fiction books that match your interests! Explore a wide range of books, authors, genres, and topics from more than 240,000 titles.

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Books, Movies, and More in a PA Library

Can’t find the title you’re looking for? Over 1,500 libraries across Pennsylvania have collaborated to create this shared catalog of over 41 million books, movies, reference items, and more. Once you’ve found your items, request delivery through InterLibrary Loan.

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Business (Gale Topic Collections)

Provides updated full-text coverage of business disciplines such as accounting, economics, finance, marketing, management, and strategy from leading business and trade publications.

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Business Insights: Essentials

Find full-text articles, statistical data, financial reports, and recorded historical information about companies and industries. Instantly analyze data with interactive charting tools.

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Communication and Mass Media (Gale Topic Collections)

Browse over 400 journals covering all aspects of communications including advertising, public relations, linguistics, and literature.

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Contemporary Authors (Gale)

This e-resource provides access to biographical and bibliographical information on more than 145,000 influential and contemporary authors.

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Criminal Justice (Gale Topic Collections)

Inform the research process for law, law enforcement, terrorism, homeland security, and forensic science studies.

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Cruise into Kindergarten

Get your kids ready for kindergarten through Cruise into Kindergarten! Explore this tool for a variety of tips, interactive games, and videos that will assist parents and caregivers with preparing their child for school. This initiative was launched in 2014 through Pennsylvania’s Department of Education, Office of Commonwealth Libraries, to increase awareness of the importance of early learning in all communities in Pennsylvania through the collaboration of libraries and other state and local agencies involved with early learning.

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Culinary Arts (Gale Topic Collections)

Offers more than 5 million articles from more than 250 major cooking and nutrition magazines, as well as book reference content.

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CyberSmarts

Learn about online safety with CyberSmarts’ eBooks! CyberSmarts teaches you how to avoid predators, play games safely online, protect your privacy, and use social networks.

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Digital Public Library of America

Explore the DPLA’s collection of digitized resources from all across America. With exhibits, documents, photos, videos, and maps, history is alive and accessible to everyone!

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DigitalLearn

If you are new to computers, haven’t used them for a while, are a little unsure and uncomfortable, or just need a bit of a refresher, DigitalLearn offers courses to help you tackle technology at your own pace and gain the confidence you need to succeed. El sitio también está disponible en español.

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Diversity Studies (Gale Topic Collections)

Explores cultural differences, contributions, and influences in the global community. This collection includes more than 2.7 million articles from 150 journals, updated daily.

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Driving Test

Access driver manuals and practice tests here! York County Libraries offers free PA Driver Permit, CDL, and motorcycle practice tests in partnership with Driving-Tests.org. Resources are in both English and Spanish.

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eBooks (EBSCO)

Read or download eBooks across a range of subject areas. Perform full-text searches of a single eBook, or browse by topic. Items check out for up to one week.

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Economics and Theory (Gale Topic Collections)

Access full-text academic journals and magazines. Emphasis is on subjects including capital markets, country studies, monetary theory, urban economics, and more.

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Educator’s Reference Complete (Gale)

Discover this collection of academic journals and reports in the field of education. Subject areas include administration, child development and psychology, technology, testing, and more.

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Elejandria: Libros de Dominio Público

Descubre todos los libros para descargar gratis en nuestra web, ya sea mediante el listado alfabético, ordenados en categorías o agrupados en colecciones.

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Elementary (Gale in Context)

Elementary students in kindergarten through grade five will find age-appropriate content covering a broad range of educational topics such as animals, arts, geography, health, literature, people, social studies, technology, etc. Elementary includes full-text proprietary content from Blackbirch Press®, U-X-L, KidHaven Press™, and more! Content is continuously updated and provides interesting and important facts with connections to current and past events.

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Entrepreneurship (Gale Topic Collections)

Review more than 500 active full-text periodicals with business insights, tips, strategies, and success stories. Topics include real estate, restaurants, entrepreneurship, economics, and more.

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Environmental Studies (Gale in Context)

Discover news, documents, and statistics related to the environment and sustainability. Topics include energy systems, healthcare, food, climate change, population, and economic development.

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Environmental Studies and Policy (Gale Topic Collections)

Answers inquiries about environmental concerns with coverage of more than 5.4 million articles from more than 300 journals and book reference content. Topics include soil science, agronomy, and farming.

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EveryoneOn

EveryoneOn is a nonprofit dedicated to creating social and economic opportunity by connecting low-income families to affordable internet service and computers, and delivering digital skills trainings.

You can find low-cost offers for internet service and affordable computers. You can also find free online courses on computer & internet basics, K-12 education, employment, finances, and health & wellness.

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Fine Arts and Music (Gale Topic Collections)

Explore the collection of over 10.4 million articles surrounding drama, music, art history, and film-making. Over 250 journals are available in full text.

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Foundation Directory Online

A database for non-profits and individuals seeking grants. This resource is offered through the public computers at Martin Library; it is not available remotely.

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Gale eBooks

Explore topic collections from 29 e-resources. Subjects include business information, communications, diversity, environment, fine arts, hospitality, military, nursing, pop culture, psychology, religion, and more.

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Gale General OneFile

Explore this general-interest periodical resource that offers more than 15,000 titles! With more than 8,800 titles in full text, collections are supplemented by reference, newspaper, and audio content.

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Garden, Landscape, and Horticulture (Gale Topic Collections)

Serves horticultural enthusiasts of all levels with more than 3.6 million articles from more than 100 journals, as well as more than 20 reference titles.

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GCFLearnFree.org

Engage in free online learning. Acquire a range of basic and intermediate skills in Microsoft Office applications, computer basics, internet basics, social media, and more.

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Gender Studies (Gale Topic Collections)

Offers access to scholarly journals and magazines covering topics including gender studies, family and marital issues, LGBTQ issues, and more.

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Got Resume Builder

Build a resume in three easy steps with the Got Resume builder! Follow a step-by-step resume writing guide, format your resume by choosing a template & font, then download & email your resume in multiple formats.

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GreenFILE

Draw connections between the environment and a variety of disciplines such as agriculture, education, law, health and technology with this e-resource.

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Health and Wellness (Gale)

Discover reliable health information. Access full-text articles from nursing and allied health journals, pamphlets, newsletters, periodicals, newspapers, encyclopedias, and more.

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HeritageHub

Explore genealogical records from 1704 – today, including hard-to-find obituary content from the mid 1900’s, coverage from all 50 states, and original obituary images from historical newspapers. Access is available 24/7.

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High School Edition (Gale in Context)

Secondary school students will have access to age-appropriate content from magazines, journals, newspapers, reference books, and engaging multi-media covering a wide range of subjects, from science, history, and literature to political science, sports, and environmental studies.

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Home Improvement (Gale Topic Collections)

Browse over 4.5 million articles from various improvement-focused titles. Topics include architectural techniques, tool and material selection, zoning requirements, and others.

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Hoopla

Explore the digital collection of books, movies, and music on Hoopla. Stream and download materials anytime from the Hoopla site or app.

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Hospitality, Tourism, and Leisure (Gale Topic Collections)

Access journals, magazines, and trade publications surrounding the cultural and economic aspects of travel and tourism. Content covers both current and historical state affairs.

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Information Science (Gale Topic Collections)

Locate periodical content covering all aspects of managing and maintaining information and technology. Topics include usability, cataloging, circulation, business information, and more.

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