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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.

Don't have a library card? Visit any one of our thirteen locations OR complete our online library card application to get one.

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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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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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, 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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Britannica School PreK – 5th

Inspire emergent learners to create, play, and explore in a vibrant, enriching environment with Britannica School PreK-5th. This captivating tool is packed with tiered nonfiction articles across various subjects, images, videos and more.

Younger elementary students (PreK-2nd) can access the Britannica Fundamentals section. With tools such as a world atlas, virtual tours, country comparison, etc., learners will explore geography and animal kingdom topics. 

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Candid Foundation Directory

Are you a nonprofits seeking grants? Candid Foundation Directory is your go-to source for locating quality funding prospects. This resource is only available at Martin Library.

How to access:

To access this resource, you must be within Martin Library. Then, you can visit the website in one of two ways:

  • From Martin Library’s public computers
  • From your own device (while connected to Martin Library’s public Wi-Fi)

Log in to Candid Foundation Directory here.

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Candid’s Grants to Individuals

Are you an individual seeking scholarships, fellowships, grants, or awards? Candid’s Grants to Individuals offers many opportunities for financial support to students, artists, researchers, and more!
This resource is only available at Martin Library.

How to access:

To access this resource, you must be within Martin Library. Then, you can visit the website in one of two ways:

  • From Martin Library’s public computers
  • From your own device (while connected to Martin Library’s public Wi-Fi)

Log in to Candid’s Grants to Individuals here.

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Chat with a Librarian

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. Available 24/7!

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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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Cricket Media Collection

This collection includes hundreds of e-books from renowned family publisher Cricket Media. It can help build strong literacy skills in students from grades pre-K to 8 by offering digital access to award-winning, short-form fiction and nonfiction titles. This unique e-book collection explores a wide range of subjects to help young readers explore and expand their worlds.

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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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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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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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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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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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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.

There’s also an app!

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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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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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Kids’ Catalog

Kids can search our library catalog made just for them! Search results are age-appropriate and easy for children to browse.

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Libby

Download or stream York County Libraries’ digital collection of eBooks and eAudiobooks through Libby! Libby, by OverDrive is available for free with your York County Libraries card.

Just getting started? Visit the Libby Help site for helpful tips and video tutorials. Additional information and downloadable guides can be found on our eBooks & Audiobooks page.

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LISTA (Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts )

Review more than 700 journals in library science & technology plus books, research reports, and proceedings that date back to as far as the mid-1960’s.

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MedlinePlus

Access trusted health information with this e-resource. Information covered includes drug and supplement data, videos and tutorials, and medical encyclopedias on a wide variety of health-related topics. Brought to you by the National Institute of Health.

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Middle School (Gale in Context)

Discover trusted information to support middle school student research. Topics include government, history, geography, literature, science, and social issues.

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MyHeritage Library Edition

Interested in learning more about your family’s history? This multilingual family history research database includes billions of historical documents from 48 countries, millions of historical photos, public records, indexes, and additional resources that span the past five centuries.

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News (Gale)

Browse and search full-text newspapers from more than 2,300 major U.S. regional, national, and local newspapers, plus leading titles from around the world.

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PA Online Learning

PA Online Learning is a FREE growing collection of tutorials on how to use software, social media, and library resources, such as POWER Library! Explore now and check back later to see how it grows! Selecting the link will take you to directly to PA Online Learning.

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PA Photos and Documents

Explore thousands of digitized documents and photographs from unique collections in libraries across Pennsylvania.

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PADigital

Showcases historical collections and resources from PA’s libraries, historical societies, museums, and cultural heritage institutions.

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Patriot-News Collection | Newsbank

Explore Harrisburg 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.

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Penn State Extension

Learn about local agriculture, horticulture, and natural resources. Penn State Extension provides research-based news about our environment in York County from the farmland to the city.

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Pennsylvania Job Resources

Discover job resources for PA job seekers and employers.

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Philadelphia Inquirer Collection | NewsBank

Explore Philadelphia history through local news, events and people with the Philadelphia Inquirer 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.

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POWER Kids

Browse this kid-friendly collection of PA Power Library resources!

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POWER Library

POWER Library is the online portal to all that Pennsylvania libraries offer. Enjoy 24/7 access to newspapers, magazines, journals, historical documents and photos, online databases, and eBooks. Research a subject. Learn about your family history. Locate a title. Explore career options. It’s all here at POWER Library.

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POWER Teens

Curated POWER Library research resources especially for teens.

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ProQuest eBook Central

This resource includes 112 titles on diversity, equity, and inclusion, and cover subjects such as business, education, fine arts, history, political science, social science, juvenile literature, and sports and recreation.

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Resume Builder

Use this mobile-friendly tool to build your resume. The easy fill-in-the-blank process allows you to add your information (contact information, experience, education, etc.) and leads to a finished resume in PDF format that you can save or email.
 
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Rocket Languages

Learn a foreign language with Rocket Languages! Interactive lessons complete with video, audio, voice playback, and quizzes will help you understand the basics of each language offered.

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Science Reference Center

Browse scientific information by subject, find lesson plans, and discover hands-on activities from hundreds of reliable sources. This research tool will appeal to educators and students alike.

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SIRS Discoverer

This database is geared for middle school level students and provides coverage in areas including history, health, language arts, math, science, social studies, and technology. All newspaper, magazine, and reference book content is 100% full text, editorially-selected and indexed from over 2,200 reliable, high-quality global sources, including 400 full-text nonfiction books and around 300 full-text book chapters.

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Small Engine Repair Reference Center

Provides detailed repair guides for nearly all types of small engines. Resources available support both routine maintenance, as well as extensive repair procedures.

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