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Below is an alphabetized listing of the databases available for use by cardholders of the Montgomery County-Norristown Public Library.

Access Pennsylvania
An online catalog of more than 2,000 libraries in Pennsylvania.

Use your library card to research your past from home through December 31, 2021! The ProQuest Company is generously allowing our library cardholders temporary in-home access to the Ancestry Library Edition database. If you don’t have a library card, you can request one online. Ancestry allows you to search U.S. census records, birth, marriage and death records, social security death records and immigration lists. To access Ancestry: Sign into your library account, click Search, click E-Sources, and then click Ancestry.

Black Freedom Struggle: Primary Sources
Black Freedom Struggle: Primary Resources
The Black Freedom Struggle resource features approximately 1,600 primary source documents related to critical people and events in African American history. By centering on the experiences and perspectives of African Americans, it is hoped that this collection imbues the study of Black history with a deeper understanding of the humanity of people who have pursued the quest for freedom, and the significance of movements like Black Lives Matter.

Booklist Online
In-Library Use • Home Use
Contains over 120,000 reviews of books and electronic media. Book reviews date back to 1992. Features such as recommended reading lists, read-alikes, and readers’ blogs make it a useful tool for people searching for the perfect book.

Cypress Resume
In-Library Use • Home Use
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Allows you to create professional-looking resumes, cover letters, and reference lists in minutes. Step-by-step instructions are provided. Made possible through a grant from TD Charitable Foundation.

Learning Express Library
Offers an extensive collection of helpful resources for the student and job seeker. It includes test prep for a wide range of tests, computer skills instruction, GED preparation, skills building, resume and cover letter assistance, resources in Spanish, and much more.

Mango Language Database
Helps you learn or improve your foreign language and English Language skills.

No card needed right now! Just click on Mango, select Sign Up and where it asks for your library card number, put 17942020.

Philadelphia Inquirer Historical Archive
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Explore Philadelphia history through local news, events and people with The Philadelphia Inquirer Collection. Search current and archived issues with full-color newspaper pages, full-text articles and content only published online. Also available remotely 24/7 on any device.

All patrons can search the archive from within our libraries. Access to this resource is available from home to registered patrons of the Montgomery County-Norristown Public Library and its four branches.

POWER Library
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Offers access to thousands of full text periodical articles, newspapers, photographs, and more. Materials and resources are available for all age groups. POWER Library is offered as a service of Pennsylvania’s public libraries, school libraries and the State of Pennsylvania.

This project is made possible in part by Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) funds from the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services and through Library Access Funds administered by the Office of Commonwealth Libraries, Department of Education, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Tom Wolf, Governor.

U.S. Major Dailies
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Digital online access to the New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, The Chicago Tribune and The Los Angeles Times. There is a 90 day embargo.

RBDigital Comic Books, Magazines, and Audio Books
Starting April 1, 2021, the RBDigital collection of thousands of digital magazines available for downloading to computers, tablets, and smart phones is now part of the OverDrive/Libby digital collection. Access is now only via OverDrive/Libby. You now have one location for thousands of digital magazines, eBooks, eAudios, and videos.

Reference Solutions (formerly ReferenceUSA)
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Provides access to detailed information on more than 50 million U.S. businesses and over 150 million U.S. residents. Reference Solutions also includes over 2 million job postings and internships, historical business information, and healthcare listings. Job seekers, businesses and researchers will find the database a valuable research tool.

Please note: If you are unable to access Reference Solutions using Google Chrome, please try using a different internet browser. The most recent version of Chrome has been known to cause access issues.

Tumblebooks Databases

TumbleBooks’ databases are easy to use, and feature unlimited access from home. You can read as many books as you want, when you want, and on any device. There are no check-outs, holds, or bulky downloads. Books are available instantly. By using the direct links provided below, you will have direct access. You will not need to use your library card to sign in.

TumbleBook Library
Aimed primarily at young readers and readers to be, containing animated stories to encourage a love of reading. Puzzles and games also accompany many stories.

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Preparado para nino de lectura joven, estos cuentos animados animan la passion de leer. Rompecabezas y huegos tambien acompanan muchos cuentos.

World Book Online Reference Center
In-Library Use • Home Use
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Includes World Book Kids, Info Finder, The Reference Center, Discover, science fair projects, research guides, and much more. Encyclopedias in Spanish are also included.