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    POWER LIBRARY

    Provided to you by the Pennsylvania State Library: Power Library is the online portal to all that Pennsylvania libraries offer.  This is the place to find trustworthy answers to questions about healthcare, consumer purchases, personal finances, and much more.  Enjoy free 24/7 access to newspapers, magazines, journals, historical documents and photos, online databases, and eBooks.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 LibraryThis 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.

    On-line Subscription Databases

    Subscriptions for the following informational tools, accessible via the internet, have been purchased by the Warren Library Association. These digital gateways, like Power Library, can be entered from library workstations without identification, or from workstations outside the library if a valid County library card ID number is supplied. Click on the image to gain access.

    AUTOMOBILES:

    AutoMate
    Powered by the automotive experts at MOTOR, AutoMate delivers trusted, reliable information on more than 38,000 domestic and imported cars, light trucks, vans and SUVs, making it a valuable resource for vehicle owners, auto service companies and auto enthusiasts.

    EDUCATION:

    Testing and Education Reference Center
    Current exclusive information on approximately 4,000 acccredited colleges and universities, available scholarships and financial aid; eBooks on test preparation; preparatory online entrance tests and study aids, and more.

    Tuition Funding Sources
    Tuition Funding Sources is a private non-commercial website designed to help students find scholarships and college and career information. TFS offers students the largest scholarship database in the world with over $41 Billion in scholarship awards along with a career personality test and detailed college and career information.

    FINANCIAL / INVESTING

    Financial Ratings Series Online
    Financial Ratings Series Online combines the strength of Weiss Ratings and The Street Ratings to offer a single source for financial strength ratings and financial planning tools covering Banks, Insurers, Mutual Funds and Stocks. This database provides accurate, independent information you need to make informed decisions about financial planning.

    Morningstar Investment Research Center
    Morningstar Reports are now online in-house and remotely using your library card number as your password. Morningstar Investment Research Center is a one-stop tool for collecting financial information, getting reliable portfolio analysis, learning about investment options, and reading up on the most up-to-date financial news commentary. With comprehensive data and analysis on over 41,000 investments

    See Also: Investing for the Long Run
    A free guide with strategies and solutions to help you shape up your personal finances. http://library.morningstar.com/mkt/investing_for_the_long_run.pdf

    GENEALOGY:

    Ancestry Library Edition offers a vast resource of collections, a comprehensive research experience combining our advanced search technology and image viewing of original documents on Ancestry.com.  It provides access to billions of historical documents, millions of historical photos, plus local narratives, oral histories, indexes and other resources in over 30,000 databases that span from the 1500s to the 2000s.

    HeritageQuest
    Online access to the complete set of US Federal Census Records from 1790 to 1930, over 25,000 family and local histories, over 1.6 million genealogy and local history articles, and selected records from Revolutionary War Era Pension and Bounty-Land Warrant Application Files.

    To gain access to the HeritageQuest, you must have a current library card and insure your browser is configured to accept cookies. If you are a valid card holder and are having trouble with remote access, click here for troubleshooting help.

    LEGAL:

    HeinOnline is a premier online database containing more than 155 million pages and 200,000 titles of legal history and government documents in a fully searchable, image-based format. HeinOnline bridges the gap in historical research by providing comprehensive coverage from inception of more than 2,500 law-related periodicals. In addition to its vast collection of law journals, HeinOnline contains the entire Congressional Record, Federal Register, and Code of Federal Regulations, complete coverage of the U.S. Reports back to 1754, and entire databases dedicated to treaties, constitutions, case law, world trials, classic treatises, international trade, foreign relations, U.S. Presidents, and much more. ATTENTION: This database is available ONLY within the Library. No remote access.

    Gun Regulation & Legislation in America: This new HeinOnline collection brings together more than 500 titles dealing with this difficult and important topic. Included are periodicals, key compiled federal legislative histories, relevant congressional hearings, CRS Reports, Supreme Court briefs, and more. Links to nearly 500 scholarly articles,* an extensive bibliography, and a balanced selection of external resources to further research this subject are also provided. Research the National Firearms Act, the Miller and Heller decisions, and other key aspects of this subject. ATTENTION: This database is available ONLY within the Library. No remote access.

    Slavery in America & the World: History, Culture & Law: This HeinOnline collection brings together a multitude of essential legal materials on slavery in the United States and the English-speaking world. This includes every statute passed by every colony and state on slavery, every federal statute dealing with slavery, and all reported state and federal cases on slavery. Our cases go into the 20th century, because long after slavery was ended, there were still court cases based on issues emanating from slavery. HeinOnline has gathered every English-language legal commentary on slavery published before 1920, which includes many essays and articles in obscure, hard-to-find journals in the United States and elsewhere. Provided also, are more than a thousand pamphlets and books on slavery from the 19th century and many modern histories of slavery. ATTENTION: This database is available ONLY within the Library. No remote access.

    National Survey of State Laws: This database version of Rich Leiter's National Survey of State Laws provides an overall view of some of the most sought-after and controversial legal topics in the United States. Users are able to make basic state-by-state comparisons of current state laws. The new 7th edition, along with the 6th and 5th editions, are included in database format, which also allows users to compare the same laws as they existed in 2005, 2008 and 2015. All print editions are included in HeinOnline's image-based, fully searchable, user-friendly platform. ATTENTION: This database is available ONLY within the Library. No remote access.

    Nuwav Legal Documents 
    The goal at NUWAV Legal Documents is to provide documents that meet the needs of the everyday Citizen. Easily compose documents in categories like Business, Contracts, Landlord/Tenant disputes, Divorce and much, much more. The Divorce Interview feature guides you step by step through the process, saving gigantic amounts of time and treasure.

    LITERATURE & READING:

    Bloom's Literary Reference Online
    This literary databases examines great writers, important works, memorable characters, and influential movements and events in world literature browsable by nationality, type of writing, or time periods ranging from ancient to modern. It includes overviews, synopses, analyses, and literary criticism on thousands of works from poetry to plays...browsable by genre and time period or alphabetically. It features definitions of literary terms, as well as in-depth articles on literary movements, literary groups, magazines and newspapers, and historical events that help place literature in context.

    Gale Virtual Reference Library  is a database of encyclopedias and specialized reference and informational books including medical and mental health, self-help, finances, cookbooks, diet and exercise, business and marketing information, and much more.  These materials, previously only available in the library, are now online from the library or remotely 24/7, and allow multiple users to access any of the books at any time - no checkouts or holds required.  Because each library creates its own eBook collection, the content you see may vary if you use the database at different libraries (your school, your public library, or your office).

    NoveList Plus is the premiere database of reading recommendations, available through libraries around the world. It is a comprehensive source of information about books that includes expert recommendations, reviews, articles, lists and more.

    NoveList K-8 Plus is a database about books specifically for younger readers. It helps kids find books that are just right for their reading level and interests. Parents, teachers, and librarians can also find tools to teach with books and engage young readers.

    Salem Literature Online
    Salem provides access to a growing number of reference works in its renowned literary content both in traditional, printed form and online combined in a single purchase. Both uses are included in all Salem Literature reference.

    MAPS:

    AtoZ Maps Online is the world's largest database of royalty-free, downloadable maps for academic and business (non-commercial) use.  No other online resource offers so many maps in so many categories.

    NEWSPAPERS:

    Newspapers.com: 

    Search for obituaries, marriage announcements, birth announcements, social pages, local sports action, advertisements, news articles, and more in our large newspaper archive. Access is limited to the Pennsylvania Collection.

    NewspaperARCHIVE.com:

    NewspaperARCHIVE, an online database that provides searchable access to more than 300 hundred years of local historical newspapers dating back to the 17th century. Every part of every page is searchable, including valuable local articles, advertisements, editorials, classified ads, and obituaries. The full collection of NewspaperARCHIVE Library Edition contains more than 130 million digitized pages of content from over 6,000 newspapers throughout North America, the UK, and other select countries worldwide. Attention:  This database is available ONLY within the Library.  No remote access.

    TELEPHONE & ADDRESS DIRECTORIES:

    AtoZdatabases: Search Jobs, Businesses or Mailing Lists  AtoZdatabases is the Premier Job Search, Reference & Mailing List Database including 30 million business & executive profiles & 220 million residents. Ideal for sales leads mailing lists, market research, employment opportunities, finding friends and relatives, and much more!

    Reference USA
    A comprehensive directory of U.S. individuals that can be searched in a number of useful ways. It is also a detailed listing of 10.5 million businesses with the ability to search by company name, type of business, geography, business size and more.

    UNITED STATES & WORLD INFORMATION:

    AtoZ Maps Online is the world's largest database of royalty-free, downloadable maps for academic and business (non-commercial) use.  No other online resource offers so many maps in so many categories.

    AtoZ World Food is the world's largest database of global food culture & recipes.
    With thousands of international recipes, hundreds of fascinating culture and ingredient articles, and essential culinary resources, AtoZ World Food brings international cuisines to you, from Albanian byrek to Zimbabwean matemba!

    AtoZ World Travel is a comprehensive travel guide providing practical information for experiencing the world and all its wonders, for travelers and students alike.

    AtoZ The USA is a database that offers detailed information on the state bird, mammal, tree, reptile, mineral, flower, stone, song, insect, gemstone, fossil, and fish for 50 states plus five territories and the District of Columbia. 

    Global Road Warrior is a world class e-content database offering country by country information on 175 nations and territories.  Topics for each country include society and culture, travel essentials, business culture, communications and  more.  Global Road Warrior also promotes cross-cultural understanding through comparative studies.  Business people engaged in international trade, students researching country reports or patrons planning international travel will all find what they need within this site.