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Don’t get lost Googling, stuck behind a paywall, or duped by untrustworthy data! New electronic resources for information seekers of all ages are now available from the Free Library of Philadelphia.
Through POWER Library, a service of the Office of Commonwealth Libraries, Free Library users have access to twenty-four powerful eResources loaded with full-text articles from dependable newspapers, magazines, and journals, along with images, audio, video, ebooks, primary sources, statistics, and more. Now, POWER Library has boosted its offerings by adding new eResources to their suite of databases which were not previously available from freelibrary.org.
Elementary students can use Kids InfoBits to find kid-friendly articles, images, and high-quality educational videos on animals, geography, health, social studies, technology, and more.
Middle grade students will find support for projects on government, history, geography, literature, sciences, and social issues in Research In Context, which includes full-text magazine & news articles, multimedia, biographies, and primary sources.
High school students can access full-text content from the Economist, National Geographic, New York Times Upfront, Wired, and other publications with InfoTrac Student Edition, and dive into information on environment and sustainability studies using GREENR.
College students and other advanced researchers will find full-text articles from more than 9,200 peer-reviewed journals in the areas of the physical and social sciences, technology, medicine, engineering, the arts, literature, and more in our powerhouse resource, Academic OneFile.
The new resources reflect the Office of Commonwealth Libraries’ switch from EBSCO to GALE products as a result of a competitive bidding process required by PA law. Due to this change, some of our EBSCO eResources have expired. For a full list of new, expired, and remaining resources, please visit the POWER Library FAQ.
All of the Free Library’s electronic resources can be found under Databases. (POWER Library resources are marked with an asterisk.) Enjoy access to all of our eResources anywhere, anytime from freelibrary.org, with your library card and PIN number. If you have any questions about our new databases, please contact us or comment below.
Enjoy access to all of our eResources anywhere, anytime from Free Library's Databases