Databases

Search for automotive help or look up your family lineage, we have a collection of helpful databases to search for the answers you need. Some sites require a library login or can only be accessed at your local library.

Need more? Visit the Reading Public Library - District Center for additional database resources. Don't forget to ask your librarian if you need assistance accessing any of these databases.

 

ancestry.com Library Edition
Ancestry.com Library Edition

Genealogy database offering hundreds of resources on researching one’s family history, including such items as federal census records, passenger ship manifests, and other documents. Access to this database is restricted to in-library use only (no remote access).

Genealogy | History | Records | Images
 
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AP Images
AP Image Archive*

View the greatest events in world history with photographs, audio sound bites, video, and graphics, for over 185 years. Over 3,000 photos/images/sound bites/graphics added daily, including audio and visual snapshots. POWER Library E-Resource – Sponsored by Commonwealth Libraries.

Biography & History | Newspapers, Magazines & Journals | Images | POWER Library
 
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ask here pa
Ask Here PA*

A free resource to all residents of Pennsylvania, offering live chat reference with a real librarian, 24 hours per day, 7 days per week. Speak with a real librarian for help on any topic or information need. POWER Library E-Resource – Sponsored by Commonwealth Libraries.

Education  | POWER Library
 
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auto repair source
Auto Repair Source*

Discover the most accurate, authoritative and up-to-date service and repair information for thousands of domestic and imported vehicles. All content comes from the Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEM) and includes step-by-step repair information, diagrams, maintenance schedules, parts and labor estimates, service bulletins and recalls. POWER Library E-Resource – Sponsored by Commonwealth Libraries.

Auto Repair | POWER Library
 
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bookflix
BookFlix*

Watch videos and read books about Animals and Nature, Earth and Sky, People and Places, ABC’s and 1, 2, 3’s, Family and Community, Music and Rhyme, Adventure, and more. Enjoy read aloud with words highlighting and interactive games. Some films and books are available in Spanish too! POWER Library E-Resource – Sponsored by Commonwealth Libraries.

eBooks | Education | Children | POWER Library
 
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pennsylvania department of transportation
Driving-tests.org

These practice tests are good for the Pennsylvania permit test, driver’s license test, and the senior citizens’ refresher test.

Education
 
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Gale Health and Wellness
Health & 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. POWER Library E-Resource – Sponsored by Commonwealth Libraries.

Health & Fitness | Medical | POWER Library
 
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morningstar investment research center
Morningstar Investment Research Center

The ideal investing resource 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 (stocks, funds and ETFs), patrons, students, and researchers are sure to find the information they need.

Personal Finance & Investing | Adults
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pa jobs


Pennsylvania Job Resources*

Discover job resources for Pennsylvania job seekers and employers. These Pennsylvania government provided resources are designed to help you find a good career, review job openings, and match you with employers. POWER Library E-Resource – Sponsored by Commonwealth Libraries.

Jobs & Job Seekers | Careers | Adults | POWER Library
 
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power kids
POWER Kids*

This easy-to-use, graphically appealing search interface was designed especially for grades K - 8, helping these kids search on a broad range of subjects in a professionally selected collection of age-appropriate magazine & newspaper articles. POWER Library E-Resource – Sponsored by Commonwealth Libraries.

Education | Children | POWER Library
 
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power teens
POWER Teens*

Provides online resources including full-text research e-resources, collections of photographs and documents, the statewide catalog of materials held in libraries throughout Pennsylvania, and Chat with a Librarian. POWER Library E-Resource – Sponsored by Commonwealth Libraries.

Education | Teens | POWER Library
 
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reading eagle archives
Reading Eagle Archives

Through Google’s Archives, you can view many scanned issues of the Reading Eagle from 1868 through 2008. For full access of the Reading Eagle newspaper from October 1989 to present, visit the Main Library of the Reading Public Library.

News & Articles | Local | History | Images
 
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referenceUSA
referenceUSA

A nationwide compendium of business and residential listings, with company profile information available on most business listings.

Jobs & Job Seekers | Careers | Business | Entrepreneurs | Adults
 
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Small Engine Repair
Small Engine Repair*

Find detailed repair guides for all types of small engines. Offers assistance in providing routine maintenance (tune-ups, brake service) as well as extensive repairs such as engine and transmission disassembly. Search by product type, brand, model/engine type, specific area of model/engine type and model numbers. POWER Library E-Resource – Sponsored by Commonwealth Libraries.

Auto Repair | POWER Library
 
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Value Line
Value Line

The uncontested authority in reliable, unbiased investment research and data. It offers financial measures for over 6,000 stocks, 18,000 mutual funds, 200,000 options, and other securities. Also included are expert analysis, insightful commentaries, and a sophisticated performance ranks and ratings system. Remote access to Valueline is a two step process. You must first authenticate with your barcode and PIN, and then log in to Valueline.

Personal Finance & Investing | Adults

 

 

 

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