logo for ABCmouse.comThe award-winning  curriculum from Age of Learning, Inc. is designed to help children ages 2–7+build a strong foundation for academic success. is 100% educational, with more than 4,000 learning activities across all major subject areas-reading, math, science, social studies, art, and music. Best of all, kids love it.

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Academic Search Main Edition

Academic Search Main Edition logoAcademic Search Main Edition is a full-text POWER Library database that provides access to nearly 1900 academic journals, including nearly 1300 that are peer-reviewed.  Subjects covered include biology, chemistry, engineering, physics, psychology, religion and theology and others. Read more ›

The American Book Of Days

Completely updated, this new edition highlights American holidays and pivotal moments, arranged in an easy-to-use, day by day format, so readers can uncover fascinating and often overlooked accounts of American history. A truly unique way to showcase important events in American history.

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Ancestry Library Edition

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Help iconAncestry® Library Edition is one of the most important genealogical  collections available today.  It has unparalleled coverage of the United States and the United Kingdom, including census, vital, church, court, and immigration  records, as well as record collections from Canada, Europe, Australia and other areas of the world!   Licensed for use inside the physical library buildings only.    Read more ›

AP Images

AP Images Help iconAP Images offers photographs, audio sound bites, video, and graphics capturing the greatest events in world history. AP (Associated Press), one of the oldest and largest news organizations in the world, has been capturing the greatest events in world history with photographs, audio sound bites, video, and graphics, for over 185 years.  Read more ›

Ask Here PA

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Ask Here PA offers 24/7 access to chat online with a real librarian from somewhere in Pennsylvania in real-time for help with any topic or information need.   Read more ›

Audiobooks and eBooks on OverDrive

overdriveBrowse or search this collection of audiobooks and eBooks, borrow with your library card, and enjoy on your computer, tablet, smartphone or eReader device.

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Automotive Parts Finder

Looking for a part or accessory for your vehicle?  Consider purchasing it from through this Automotive Parts Finder widget, and the Somerset County Federated Library System will receive a percentage of the cost of eligible purchases. Amazon and the Amazon logo and AmazonSmile and the AmazonSmile logo are trademarks of, Inc. or its affiliates.

bph-logo is a free resource to assist US law students and graduates preparing to take their MBE exam. The practice tests are based on the previous Multistate Bar Examination questions written by the National Conference of Bar Examiners (NCBE®).

Ben’s Guide to the U.S. Government

logo for Ben's Guide to the US Government websiteBen’s Guide to the U.S. Government, a service of the Government Publishing Office (GPO), is designed to inform students, parents, and educators about the Federal Government, which issues the publications and information products disseminated by the GPO’s Federal Depository Library Program. It is our hope that Ben’s Guide to the U.S. Government fulfills that role.

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BookFlix logo Information Icon that looks like the letter IPreK-3rd grade children will enjoy classic video storybooks paired with related nonfiction eBooks.

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Business Source Main Edition

Business Source Main Edition logoThis scholarly business POWER Library e-resource provides the complete text for over 2,200 magazines and journals as well as indexes and abstracts for over 2,300 titles.   Read more ›

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Child and Family Learning Network logoThe Child and Family Learning Network resource area of the website provides high quality, practical, online educational resources and webinars focused on child and family well-being.  Read more ›

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Choice Magazine Listening



Choice Magazine Listening provides audio recordings of memorable articles, stories, interviews, essays and poems from outstanding current magazines, completely free of charge, to blind, visually impaired, physically disabled or dyslexic adults.

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capture is designed to help US learners pass their Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) test. The site provides free Certified Nursing Assistant Practice Tests practice tests that simulate the official exam. All test questions are based on the 2016 National Nurse Aide Assessment Program (NNAAP), which is the written test that most states use.

Civics and You – Your Key to Pennsylvania Local Government

PA Civics and You website logoThe Civics and You website was designed to help Pennsylvania residents understand how their government is organized. It also shows you how to participate as a citizen and how to support your municipality and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

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Consumer Health Complete

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Designed to support the information needs of patients and to foster an overall understanding of health-related topics. Content covers all areas of health and wellness from mainstream medicine to the many perspectives of complementary, holistic and integrated medicine.  Read more ›

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Contemporary Authors

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Biographical and bibliographical information on more than 145,000 of today’s most influential authors.  Read more ›


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Grades 3-6 learn to be safe online.

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Take free practice Pennsylvania driver’s permit tests online.

Early Learning GPS



Early Learning GPS is an interactive online tool where parents answer up to 10 questions for great tips and reliable resources on helping their child learn and grow. Create free maps for each of your children to follow their milestones, save fun activities that will help them learn and grow, and compare child care programs. All information is from reliable sources like Pennsylvania’s Office of Child Development and Early Learning.

eBooks on EBSCOhost

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EBSCO Host iconThis POWER Library e-resource provides a single location from which to simultaneously search these Access PA EBSCO e-resources: Read more ›


EdX logoEdX offers interactive online classes and massive open online courses (MOOCs) from the world’s best universities, colleges and organizations. Online courses from MITx, HarvardX, BerkeleyX, UTx and many other universities. Topics include biology, business, chemistry, computer science, economics, finance, electronics, engineering, food and nutrition, history, humanities, law, literature, math, medicine, music, philosophy, physics, science, statistics and more. Read more ›

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Elementary Student Research

logo for Elementary Student Research Help iconUse Elementary Student Research by EBSCO to discover reliable information on thousands of topics covering a wide range of subjects including art and music, literature, language arts, geography, history, social studies, world cultures and languages, science, technology, engineering, mathematics, health, and sports. Read more ›

Families, Food, and Fitness logoThe Families, Food, and Fitness resource area of the eXtension website provides access to resources, information, and webinars designed to promote good family health.

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Great Websites for Kids

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A great collection of librarian-selected websites for kids, websites by kids, and websites about kids!  Includes a section aimed at parents, teachers, caregivers, and other concerned adults.


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This comprehensive POWER Library e-resource draws on the connections between the environment and a variety of disciplines such as agriculture, education, law, health and technology. Read more ›

Health Insurance and You

Penn State Extension logoThe Health Insurance and You section of the Penn State Extension website helps consumers understand health care provisions and initiatives established by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) and how to buy health insurance on the Health Insurance Marketplace.

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Use High School Student Research to discover reliable information on thousands of topics covering a wide range of subjects including art and music, literature, language arts, geography, history, social studies, world cultures and languages, science, technology, engineering, mathematics, health, and sports.
With High School Student Research, you can…

  • Search for articles, news and more using a single search box
  • Browse popular topics by category to get research ideas
  • Read Topic Overviews to gain the background information you need to start your research
  • Limit results to articles that match your reading level
  • Hear HTML articles read aloud with EBSCO’s Text-to-Speech feature
  • Save articles and searches to your own personal folder for easy retrieval
  • Use EBSCO’s citation tool to properly cite sources in your research

Household Products Database

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The National Library of Medicine (NLM) Household Products Database (HPD)  contains over 14,000 products.  Read more ›

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Juvenile eBooks on EBSCOhost

EBSCO eBooks for Juveniles iconHelp iconJuvenile eBooks on EBSCOhost offers online and downloadable nonfiction eBooks, pre-filtered to show only Juvenile titles.  Read more ›

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Kids in the House

logo for Kids in the House websiteThe Kids in the House website is a public service provided by the Office of the Clerk of the U.S. House of Representatives. Its mission is to provide educational and entertaining information about the legislative branch of the United States Government to students of all ages. Topics covered include the role of the U.S. House of Representatives, the legislative process, and House history.

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Learning Express Library

LearnLearning Express Library LogoHelp iconingExpress Library features nearly 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.  Click on LearningExpress Library logo and create an account to get started.  When asked for your institution, select Somerset County Library and Conemaugh Township Branch.


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LISTA (Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts)

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This POWER Library e-resource indexes more than 700 journals in library science & technology plus books, research reports and proceedings.  Read more ›

MasterFILE Main Edition

MasterFile Main Edition iconThis multidisciplinary POWER Library e-resource is designed specifically for public libraries providing full text for over 1,700 reference resources, magazines, and journals covering general interest subject areas. Read more ›


MedlinePlus Logo MedlinePlus is the National Institutes of Health’s Web site for patients and their families and friends. Read more ›

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Middle School Student Research

Use Midlogo for Middle School Student Research online resourceHelp icondle School Student Research by EBSCO to discover reliable information on thousands of topics covering a wide range of subjects including art and music, literature, language arts, geography, history, social studies, world cultures and languages, science, technology, engineering, mathematics, health, and sports. Read more ›

Middle Search Main Edition

 Middle Search provides middle school level full text access to magazines, biographies, historical essays, and images. Read more ›


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Network Literacy logoThe Network Literacy resource area of the eXtension website provides access to resources, information, and webinars designed to help people become comfortable and proficient with a variety of tools to use in interactive online environments.

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Newspaper Source Plus

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Newswires: Newswires provides near real-time access to top world-wide news from Associated Press, United Press International, PR Newswire, Xinhua, CNN Wire, and Business Wire on a continuous basis. Newswires includes AP Financial News, AP Top News, AP WorldStream, AP U.S. Politics & Government, AP 50 State Reports, UPI Security Industry, UPI Emerging Threats, UPI Business, UPI Entertainment, UPI Sports, UPI Top News, Arabia 2000, and more. Full text content in Newswires is available for the current and prior 30 days.

Online Book Club

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Pennsylvania Job Resources

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POWER Library highlights two job resources for Pennsylvania job seekers and employers.  Read more ›

Primary Search Main Edition

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Designed for elementary school students, Primary Search: Main Edition provides full-text access to popular magazines for elementary school research dating back to 1990. | Read more ›

Public Library Search

logo for Public Library Search EBSCO online resource interface Help iconUse this fun, easy-to-use POWER Library resource that’s powered by EBSCO Explora to discover reliable information on thousands of topics covering a wide range of subjects including art and music, literature, language arts, geography, history, social studies, world cultures and languages, science, technology, engineering, mathematics, health, and sports. Read more ›

Science Reference Center

Science Reference Center logoScience Reference Center is a comprehensive POWER Library research database that provides easy access to a multitude of full-text science-oriented content. It contains full text for hundreds of science encyclopedias, reference books, periodicals, and other sources.   Read more ›

SIRS Discoverer

SIRS Discoverer logoHelp iconGeneral reference POWER Library database for elementary and middle school students. Read more ›

Storyline Online

logo for Storyline Online websiteStoryline Online has a collection of videos featuring celebrated actors reading children’s books aloud. Activity guides provide information about book authors and the actors reading each book and suggest activities related to the book.


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Teacher Reference Center

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This POWER Library e-resource for teachers provides indexing and abstracts for 280 peer-reviewed journals.  Read more ›

Teen Online Book Club

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 TrueFLIX : The truth. The whole truth. And nothing but the truth about people, places, nature, history, science, and more! TrueFLIX provides eBooks that are enhanced with a related content in a variety of text types and media–including primary sources, fiction, videos, audio clips, images, and related websites.

TumbleBookLibrary Premium

TumbleBooks logoTumbleBookLibrary Premium is a collection of fiction, non-fiction and foreign language TumbleBooks, Math Stories, Read-Alongs, National Geographic Videos, TumbleTV, and Tumble Puzzles & Games.   Read more ›

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Web News

 Web News: Web News provides near real-time access to thousands of top news feeds from around the globe. This collection includes over 14,000 feeds covering a range of business and general news topics. Full text can immediately be accessed on the web by following the link in the record.