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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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Business & Financial Resources

Provides access to directories for 12 million U.S. businesses and 120 million U.S. households

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Career Resources

Job & Career Accelerator™ Whether you’re looking to find a new job in your current field or pursue a career in an exciting new industry, Job & Career Accelerator™ has the powerful tools and expert guidance to help you through every step of the process.

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Consumer Resources

Publishes reviews and comparisons of consumer products and services based on reporting and results from its in-house testing laboratory and survey research center. Home use for Lower Providence Community Library card holders only.

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General Reference Resources

Don’t search…Find. Connect online with a real librarian — one-to-one in real-time — for help with any topic or information need. Now available 24/7.

This project is made possible in part by Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) funds from the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services and through Library Access Funds administered by the Office of Commonwealth Libraries, Department of Education, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Tom Wolf, Governor.

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Provides a database of specialized reference sources for multidisciplinary research. Includes: Career Information Center,Gale Encyclopedia of Everyday Law, UXL Encyclopedia of World Mythology, Junior Worldmark Encyclopedia of World Cultures, Junior Worldmark Encyclopedia of Food and Recipes of the World, Junior Worldmark Encyclopedia of the Nations. Home use for Lower Providence Community Library card holders only.

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Offers access to thousands of full text periodical articles, newspapers, photographs, medical information and more. Materials and resources are available for all age groups. 

This project is made possible in part by Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) funds from the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services and through Library Access Funds administered by the Office of Commonwealth Libraries, Department of Education, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Tom Wolf, Governor.

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Genealogy Resources

Discover your family’s genealogical background. Search United States census records, birth, marriage, death records and immigration lists. Available IN LIBRARY ONLY. To access this resource when you are in the library, click here.


Kid’s Resources

An online literacy resource that pairs classic video storybooks from Weston Woods with related nonfiction from Children’s Press and other trusted Scholastic imprints.

To access BookFlix, log into the Power Library Network and click the link for BookFlix.

This project is made possible in part by Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) funds from the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services and through Library Access Funds administered by the Office of Commonwealth Libraries, Department of Education, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Tom Wolf, Governor.

 

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TumbleBooks is an e-books source for kids. Also includes puzzles & games, and language learning books.

Access requires Lower Providence Community Library barcode number from your library card.

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Power Kids is a POWER Library webpage dedicated to serving kids. Connect to kid-centered e-resources, chat with a Librarian, access books, movies, PA photos and documents!

This project is made possible in part by Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) funds from the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services and through Library Access Funds administered by the Office of Commonwealth Libraries, Department of Education, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Tom Wolf, Governor.

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TrueFlix is an online resource that combines award-winning True Books content with reading supports and a deep and diverse collection of related videos, images, Web links, and text.

This project is made possible in part by Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) funds from the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services and through Library Access Funds administered by the Office of Commonwealth Libraries, Department of Education, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Tom Wolf, Governor.

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Learning Resources

Mango is an online language-learning system that can help you learn languages like Spanish, French, Japanese, Brazilian Portuguese, German, Mandarin Chinese, Greek, Italian and Russian and more!

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LearningExpress Library features over 1,000 online tutorials, practice tests, and eBooks to help patrons of all ages. It offers job search and workplace skills improvement, skill building in reading, writing, math, and basic science, career certification and licensure exam prep, college and grad school entrance test prep, GED® test prep, and more.

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Readers Advisory

Discover fiction and non-fiction books that match your interests! Books and Authors (powered by Gale’s popular What Do I Read Next? series) is for readers from every level of reading proficiency and enables users to explore the endless possibilities and combinations of books, authors, genres and topics from more than 240,000 titles.

This project is made possible in part by Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) funds from the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services and through Library Access Funds administered by the Office of Commonwealth Libraries, Department of Education, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Tom Wolf, Governor.

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Contains over 12,000 reviews of books and electronic media.

Access Booklist Online

Contains literature content from full-text poems, short stories and novels, essays, speeches and plays. Users can access works from over 80,000 authors from 600 nationalities.

This project is made possible in part by Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) funds from the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services and through Library Access Funds administered by the Office of Commonwealth Libraries, Department of Education, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Tom Wolf, Governor.

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