eDatabases

We offer access to e-Books and comic, audio-books, videos, TV shows, electronic databases and more 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. A valid library card is required. Web resources available on the Internet are free sites recommended by librarians.

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Kids
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Music & Film
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Nonprofits & Grants
Online Learning
Reference & Research
Science & Technology
Test Prep
Academic OneFile
Find peer-reviewed, full-text articles from journals in the areas of the physical and social sciences, technology, medicine, engineering, the arts, technology, literature, and more. Provided by the State Library. Access with any PA library card. Provided by the State Library. Access with any PA library card.
Academic Search Main Edition
Provides full-text and peer-reviewed journals from nearly 1,900 full-text journals and nearly 1,300 full-text peer-reviewed journals. Subjects covered include biology, chemistry, engineering, physics, psychology, religion and theology, and more. Provided by the State Library. Access with any PA library card.
AP Newsroom
Access events in world history with photographs, audio sound bites, video, and graphics, with new content daily. Provided by the State Library. Access with any PA library card.
AtoZ Databases
Search for information on over 30 million businesses, 2.3 million jobs, and people - including background, criminal and genealogy. Develop sales leads, mailing lists, market research, find employment opportunities, and more. Resource available to public libraries in Erie County. Library card required.
Auto Repair Source
Provides accurate, authoritative and up-to-date service and repair information for thousands of domestic and imported vehicles. Provided by the State Library. Access with any PA library card.
beanz
Explores computer science and software programming for kids, parents, teachers, and adults who want to learn and have fun with technology. Resource available to public libraries in Erie and Crawford Counties. Library card required.
BookFlix
An online literacy resource for grades pre-K-3 that pairs classic video storybooks with related nonfiction eBooks to build a love of reading and learning. Provided by the State Library. Access with any PA library card.
Books & Authors
Discover fiction and non-fiction books that match your interest from every level of reading proficiency and enables users to explore the endless possibilities and combinations of books, authors, genres and topics. Provided by the State Library. Access with any PA library card.
Books, Movies & More in a PA Library
The shared AccessPA database for books, movies, audio, reference materials owned by over 2,600 libraries across Pennsylvania and their combined collections of over 43 million books, audio materials, reference materials, movies, and much more. External web resource.
Business Insights: Essentials
Delivers full-text articles and statistical data about companies and industries including financial reports, SWOT reports, company histories, company profiles, and much more. Provided by the State Library. Access with any PA library card.
Candid.
Formerly called The Foundation Center. Research nonprofits, find grants for organizations and individuals, and obtain data for grant applications. Available for in-library use only at Blasco Library.
Candid. 990 Finder
Search a database of individual 990 forms of private foundations, public charities, and other nonprofits. Available for in-library use only at Blasco Library.
Candid. Grants to Individuals
Find scholoarships, fellowships, and grants. Available for in-library use only at Erie County Public Library locations.
Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
Find information, programs, forms, and contacts for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. External web resource.
Consumer Reports
Presents product reviews on cars, health, home appliances and electronics, plus articles on public safety, marketplace economics and the judicial and regulatory actions that affect consumers. Resource available to public libraries in Erie and Crawford Counties. Library card required.
Contemporary Authors
Biographical coverage of more than 100,000 writers and authors. Provided by the State Library. Access with any PA library card.
CyberSmarts
An interactive ebook collection offers users a safe, simulated Internet experience with hands-on instruction on how to deal with important online safety issues. Provided by the State Library. Access with any PA library card.
EBSCO eBooks
Over 16,000 eBooks from the world's leading publishers across all major subject areas. Provided by the State Library. Access with any PA library card.
Educator's Reference Complete
Provides access to over 1,100 academic journals in the field of education including administration, bilingual education, child development and psychology, funding, health education, technology, and testing. Provided by the State Library. Access with any PA library card.
ePrep
Test preparation for the SAT, ACT, PSAT and PLAN exams, with timed practice tests and video reviews. Resource available to public libraries in Erie and Crawford Counties. Library card required.
Erie County
The official website for Erie County government with services and information for county residents, including property assessments, links to county services and agencies, forms, court records and more. External web resource.
Erie County Public Library Obituary Listings
The online index to the Library’s microfilm collection, covering from 1822 to the present. A print version of the index and microfilm of the Erie newspapers are available for viewing in the Heritage Room on the second floor of the Blasco Library. Obituaries can also be obtained by mail/e-mail for a fee. Library website - open access.
Erie Sprout
Search for community services in Erie County. External web resource.
Erie Times-News on NewsBank
Find full-text articles on local news, issues, events, people and more from current and archived issues of the Erie Times-News. 1995-current. Resource available to public libraries in Erie County. Library card required.
Family Search
Genealogy information free of charge with detailed help. Available for in-library use only at Blasco Library's Heritage Room.
Fold3
A genealogy database that features collections of original records including stories, photos, and personal documents of the men and women who served in the military, spanning from the Revolutionary War to today. Resource available to public libraries in Erie County. Library card required.
Foundation Directory Online
Search a database of foundations, corporate giving programs,grantmaking public charities, sponsoring companies, recently awarded grants; and a keyword-searchable database of over 1 million recently filed IRS Forms 990 and 990-PF. Available for in-library use only at Erie County Public Library locations.
Gale E-Books
Explore encyclopedias and specialized reference sources on a variety of topics from history, government, environment, math, and more. Provided by the State Library. Access with any PA library card.
Gale In Context: Environmental Studies
Offers resources for environment and sustainability studies with news, background information, video, commentaries, primary source documents and statistics in relevant topic areas such as energy systems, healthcare, food, climate change, population, and economic development. Provided by the State Library. Access with any PA library card.
Gale In Context: Middle School
Content for middle school student research for government, U.S and world history, geography, literature, sciences, and social issues. Provided by the State Library. Access with any PA library card.
Gale Kid InfoBits
Assists students in K-5 with finding age-appropriate content covering topics such as animals, arts, geography, health, literature, people, social studies, technology, and more. Provided by the State Library. Access with any PA library card.
Gale Literature Criticism Online: Nineteenth and Twentieth-Century Literary Criticism
Contains a range of modern and historical views on authors and their works across regions, eras, and genres. Download, print and email articles, as well as citations and translations into multiple languages. Resource available to public libraries in Erie and Crawford Counties. Library card required.
Gale OneFile: High School Edition
Content for high school students from magazines, journals, newspapers, reference books, and multi-media covering a wide range of subjects, from science, history, and literature to political science, sports, and environmental studies. Provided by the State Library. Access with any PA library card.
Gale OneFile: News
Browse and read full-text newspapers from more than 2,300 major U.S. regional, national, and local newspapers with thousands of images, radio and TV broadcasts, and transcripts. Provided by the State Library. Access with any PA library card.
General OneFile
A periodical resource offering nearly more than 15,000 titles with more than 8,800 in full text, supplemented by reference, newspaper, and audio content. Provided by the State Library. Access with any PA library card.
GreenFILE
An e-resource which draws on the connections between the environment and a variety of disciplines such as agriculture, education, law, health and technology. Provided by the State Library. Access with any PA library card.
Health and Wellness Resource Center
Discover reliable health information through access to full-text articles of nursing and allied health journals, pamphlets, newsletters, periodicals, newspapers, encyclopedias, and more. Provided by the State Library. Access with any PA library card.
Heritage Quest
Provides comprehensive information for conducting genealogical and local history research. Resource available to public libraries in Erie County. Library card required.
Historical Erie Newspapers on NewsBank
View and search scanned images of the Erie Morning Dispatch from 1884 - 1897 and the Erie Daily Times from 1888 - 1923. Resource available to public libraries in Erie County. Library card required.
hoopla
Access thousands of e-books, comic books, audiobooks, movies, TV shows, and full music albums 24/7 for instant streaming or temporary downloading to smartphones, tablets,and computers. 6 titles per month are available to borrow. Resource available to public libraries in Erie County. Library card required.
Informe Academico
Informe Académico proporciona acceso a periódicos y revistas especializadas de lengua española y portuguesa. La base de datos ofrece una amplia gama de contenidos sobre América Latina. Informe Académico supports Spanish-speaking researchers with a wide range of full-text Spanish- and Portuguese-language scholarly journals and magazines both from and about Latin America. Provided by the State Library. Access with any PA library card.
IRS
Tax instructions, forms, and other tax-related information. External web resource.
Issues & Controversies
Provides exclusive, extensive coverage of hundreds of today's hot topics, with unbiased analysis and rich related resources. Resource available to public libraries in Erie County. Library card required.
Library, Information Science, and Technology Abstracts
Indexes more than 700 journals in library science & technology plus books, research reports and proceedings. Provided by the State Library. Access with any PA library card.
LitFinder
Offers content from full-text poems, poem citations and excerpts, full-text short stories and novels, full-text essays published in the 16th-20th centuries, full-text speeches, and full-text plays. Includes biographies, work summaries, photographs, and a glossary. Provided by the State Library. Access with any PA library card.
Medline Plus
Find information on health, wellness, disorcers, prescription drugs, supplements, medical tests, and more. External web resource.
Morningstar Investment Research Center
Designed for individual investors, the e-resource includes research on more than 41,000 stocks, mutual funds, and exchange-traded funds. Resource available to public libraries in Erie County. Library card required.
Newsbank
Provides extensive coverage to help find information at every level—international, national, regional, state and local. Resource available to public libraries in Erie County. Library card required.
Novelist
Fiction, non-fiction, and audiobook recommendations for adults, teens and children. Resource available to public libraries in Erie County. Library card required.
OverDrive
Find ebook and eaudio titles for adult, teen, and children’s fiction, nonfiction, popular authors, and more to download to your computer or compatible device. Resource available to public libraries in Erie County. Library card required.
PA Career Link JobGateway
Search and apply for jobs in Pennsylvania, or post job openings for Pennsylvania job-seekers. External web resource.
PA Photos and Docs
Explore thousands of digitized documents and photographs from unique collections in libraries across Pennsylvania. External web resource.
Power Library
POWER Library, provided by the State Library of Pennsylvania, 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 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. Chat with a Librarian and receive one-to-one help in real time.
Science Reference Center
Research hundreds of full text science encyclopedias, reference books, periodicals, and other reliable sources. Provided by the State Library. Access with any PA library card.
Small Engine Repair
Information about providing routine maintenance as well as extensive repairs for ATVs, chainsaws, generators, motorcycles, marine vessels, outdoor power equipment, snowmobiles, and more. Provided by the State Library. Access with any PA library card.
Teacher Reference Center
Provides indexing and abstracts for 280 peer-reviewed journals. Provided by the State Library. Access with any PA library card.
Testing & Education Reference Center
Offers test preparation and practice exams for high school, college entrance, professional certification and licensing, military, and civil service, as well as tools for career assessment, a resume builder and the virtual careers library. Resource available to public libraries in Erie and Crawford Counties. Library card required.
Transparent Language
Access more than 100 online language courses, packed with pronunciation, speech, grammar, writing and vocabulary-building lessons. Resource available to public libraries in Erie County. Library card required.
TrueFLIX
Learn about people, places, nature, history, and science from videos and eBooks on topics such as American Indians, Ancient Civilizations, Farm to Table, The Civil War, Continents, The Thirteen Colonies, U.S. Government, Disasters, Earth Science, Experiments, Extreme Science, Nature, and many more. Provided by the State Library. Access with any PA library card.
U.S. Census Bureau
Provides complete census information for the U.S. External web resource.
Universal Class
An online continuing education program offering over 500 video-based courses, live instructor feedback, and Continuing Education Units (CEU) credits. Resource available to public libraries in Erie and Crawford Counties. Library card required.
USA.gov
The online guide to government information and services including benefits, forms, and contacts for departments and agencies. External web resource.
USA.gov Small Business Resources
Learn the steps to start a small business, get financing help from the government, and more. External web resource.

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Power Library resources are 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.