eResources

Ambler Gazette

Browse and search issues of the Ambler Gazette Newspaper from 1894-1944 through the Wissahickon Valley Public Library’s Ambler Gazette Collection. You can also search digitized collections of documents and photographs from the State Library, Andrew Carnegie Online Archives, De Sales University, Lycoming County Digital Photo Archive, Huntington County Historical Newspaper Collection, Wilkes-Barre Sunday Independent Newspaper, Lancaster New Holland Clarion Newspaper, Montgomery County Community College, Gettysburg College, and more.

Please CLICK HERE for help with searching and viewing content in the Ambler Gazette / AccessPA Digital Repository.

Ancestry.com

Start a family tree and search 4 billion historical records including: census & voter lists, birth, marriage & death records, military service records, immigration & travel, land ownership, maps, photographs and public member family trees. If you are just getting started, you can find instruction and webinars to help you. This eResource is available in the Main Library in Blue Bell only.

Please CLICK HERE for help using Ancestry.com.

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on site access only
blue bell branch only
blue bell branch only
Consumer Reports

Find ratings and recommendations on thousands of products and services including cars, electronics, home & garden, and babies and kids products. You can compare up to 5 items side by side in the same search. You can also read the current issue, articles on money, health, and safety recalls.

Please CLICK HERE for help using ConsumerReports.org.

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WVPL library card required
Delaware Valley Consumer’s Checkbook

Find ratings of local service companies, including auto repair shops, plumbers, veterinarians, banks, doctors, dentists, carpet cleaners, etc. You can read the current issues and find guides to health plans, hospitals and top doctors (rated both by other doctors and by patients). NOTE: Remote access now available to WVPL card holders from home or office!

Please CLICK HERE for a full listing of Delaware Valley Consumer’s Checkbook Index of Published Reports.

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WVPL library card required
EBSCO Host

Search thousands of online full-text magazines. It is a great source for students doing research papers. You can print, email, save, listen to & cite articles. The New Oxford American Dictionary is also included.

Please CLICK HERE for help in searching and viewing content in the EBSCOhost Research Databases.

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WVPL library card required
Gale Virtual Reference Library - eReference Books

Research the arts, biography, education, environment, history, law, literature, medicine, nation and world, religion, science and social science, and technology through 91 reference eBooks.  Great for assignments on topics like: American History, World War I & II, Ancient Greece & Rome, the Middle Ages, Holocaust, clothing, immigration, inventors, climate change, sports biography, animal rights, drugs and alcohol, crime, and diseases.

Login using your WVPL library card barcode and look for the orange HELP link in the middle of the page.

NOTE: Access to this eRESOURCE is limited to WVPL card holders or Internet computer users in the Blue Bell or Ambler libraries.

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WVPL library card required
Learning Express

Take real-time online college preparation practice tests for ACT, AP, CLEP, CUNY, PSAT/NMSQT, SAT, THEA, TEOFL iBT, TOEIC, GRE, GED. If you are looking for a job, you can take practice test for careers in air traffic control, civil service, commercial driving, cosmetology, culinary arts, electrical, emergency medical services, firefighting, law enforcement, legal, military, nursing, plumbing, real estate, and teaching. Those seeking US Citizenship can practice for the exam. There are also learning centers that provide skills improvement for grades 1-12 in Math, Reading, Writing, Social Studies and Science.  

Please CLICK HERE for help using Learning Express.

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WVPL library card required
Literature Criticism Online

Find biographical information on authors and literary criticism of their works for research papers.

Please CLICK HERE for help using Literature Criticism Online.

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WVPL library card required
Mango Languages

Learn one of 38 languages or English as a Second Language (ESL). Mango includes a translation feature that lets you translate English into one of the 38 languages or vice versa. If you’re using an iPad or iPhone, you can download the free app.

Please CLICK HERE for help using Mango Languages.

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Morningstar Investment Research Center

Morningstar Investment Research Center provides expert reports, data, and opinions on over 14,500 stocks, 24,800 mutual funds, 1,500 exchange-traded funds and 700 closed end funds.  Designed for library users, it offers free monthly webinars, extensive help files, and investor education tutorials.

 

Login with your WVPL library card, select "Help and Education" in the grey band.  For troubleshooting, select the link at the bottom of the page.  

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Overdrive eAudio Books

Over 6,300 eAudio books for your iPod, MP3 player, smartphone or tablet computer. Download the app to use on a tablet computer or smart phone. 

Please CLICK HERE for help using Overdrive eAudio Books.

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Overdrive eBooks

Over 5,500 eBooks for your Kindle, Nook, or Sony eReader, smartphone or tablet computer. Download the app to use on a tablet computer or smart phone.  

Please CLICK HERE for help using Overdrive eBooks.

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Philadelphia Inquirer

Read the current issue or search full text articles from 1981-present.

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Philadelphia Inquirer Historical Archive

Search full text articles from Civil War-1922. You can search by dates and eras including US Presidencies and Eras in American History (Antebellum Period, US Civil War, Roaring Twenties etc.). You can also search by article types, including: News/Opinion, Election Returns, Letters, Poetry, Legislative Acts or Legal Proceedings, Prices, Shipping News, Advertisements, Birth Notices, Cartoons and Comics.

Please CLICK HERE for help using the Philadelphia Inquirer Historical Archive.

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WVPL library card required
Power Library

Connects you to many eResources including: Auto Repair Reference Center (search for your vehicle and you will find: repair information, lists of recalls, diagrams, maintenance intervals, specifications, labor times and diagnostic information); Associated Press Images; eBooks on EBSCOhost (currently non-fiction eBooks, fiction eBooks will be added in 2012); Consumer Heath Complete (full text, searchable database that includes: evidence-based reports, encyclopedias & Reference Books, Fact Sheets & Pamphlets, News, Drug & Herb Information, Alternative Sources, Images & Diagrams and Videos & Animations on health related topics), InfoTrac Newsstand (full-text, searchable local, national and international newspaper database); child friendly searchable magazine database Sirs Discoverer and many other resources.

Please CLICK HERE for troubleshooting tips on accessing the resources of the Power Library. For help using the individual databases within the POWER Library, look for links to Help, Support or Tutorials once you have opened up a particular resource. Often you will find these links in the upper-right corner or somewhere on the bottom of the page. For further assistance please send email to reference@wvpl.org or call 215-643-1320 x 19.

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Reference USA

Do market research on any of the 14 million US businesses listed. You can find location maps, business demographics, management directories, company news, stock data, business expenditures, historical data, UCC filings, nearby businesses, competitors report, brands and products. You can also search for people in the US Standard White pages of 89 million people by name and state or city.

Please CLICK HERE for help using Reference USA.

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TumbleBooks

Your child can watch and listen to a large collection of animated, online story books. There is also a large collection of audio books, including ones in French and Spanish. Tumblebooks also has book related puzzles & games. 

Please CLICK HERE for help using Tumble Book.

WOWbrary

Sign up for weekly emails about WVPL’s newest books and movies so you can reserve them quickly. Learn about upcoming library programs.

Please CLICK HERE for help using WOWbrary.

Zinio Magazines

Zinio. “The World’s Largest Newstand” Over 100 magazine titles available for downloading to computers, tablets, and smart phones! No waiting and no limited loan periods. Interactive elements such as audio and video. Intuitive navigation and searching within each magazine.

Please click here for Zinio setup instructions .

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