Changes to our database offerings

By Jen W. RSS Fri, January 29, 2010

POWER Library has provided the public and school libraries within Pennsylvania with access to many valuable resources for years.  The Office of Commonwealth Libraries has just announced that the following resources will be provided under the POWER Library Network this year:

  • General Periodical Resources  (H.W. Wilson)
  • Newspaper Resources (Gale)
  • Business Resources (ProQuest ABI Inform)
  • Contemporary Authors
  • AP Photo Archive

We’ve been told that Contemporary Authors and AP Photo Archive will continue to be available uninterrupted.  We should know more details about the new additions to our resources next week.

This also means that some of the electronic resources and databases that the Free Library has been able to offer will no longer be available. 

 The EBSCO Host titles that will be gone as of today include:

  • MasterFILE Premier
  • Business Source Premier
  • MAS UltraSchool Edition
  • Middle Search Plus
  • Primary Search
  • Newspaper Source
  • Teacher Reference Center
  • Auto Repair Reference Center

 Please stay tuned here for announcements and feel free to comment about the impact of these changes!



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Why were these databases removed and where can I access them? Can you please send me the link? Thanks!
Michael - Philadelphia
Friday, February 5, 2010

I'm also intersted to know what is the database address. Thanks
hikari - Taiwan
Monday, March 1, 2010

Where did all the databases go? I need access?
Lois - Philadelphia
Thursday, June 17, 2010

I recall seeing a while ago that Overdrive will soon add Kindle to the list of devices that can utilize the FLP e-books. When do you expect that to happen? Thanks!
Hal Hersh - NE Philly
Thursday, May 5, 2011

Overdrive did announce this last month. The only schedule information we have heard so far is "in 2011." As soon as we know more, we will post!
Jen - Free Library
Friday, May 6, 2011

i wish everyone knew that Nebraska Overdrive books can be returned early. I sometimes wait a whole checkout period when I am the nest person on hold waiting for a book. Surely people do not read that slowly.
Lynn - Nebraska
Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Will we have access to Proquest? Certain newspapers like Wall Street Journal come from that. Thanks.
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