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The Zelienople Area Public Library offers a variety of online resources to its patrons 24/7 through its website. Niche Academy (accessed through the link below) provides comprehensive tutorials covering the 38 databases available through the library, including a full list of available resources.

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Academic Onefile

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Find peer-reviewed, full-text articles from academic journals and popular sources in the areas of the physical and social sciences, technology, medicine, engineering, the arts, literature, and more.

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Academic Search Main Edition

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Discover full-text scholarly content for major college courses. Designed specifically for academic institutions and college-level students, Academic Search Main Edition provides authoritative full-text and peer-reviewed journals from nearly 1,900 full-text journals and nearly 1,300 full-text peer-reviewed journals.

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Consumer Reports

About to make an important purchase? Make sure you get all the information you need before taking that final step to buy it. From automotive, appliance, children’s goods, electronics, health products, home and garden, to financial matters, Consumer Reports may just have the article or review that will help you make a final decision.

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Duolingo

Duolingo is a popular language-learning platform that offers interactive lessons and exercises to help users learn a new language. The platform is available as a website and as mobile apps for iOS and Android devices. Duolingo offers a wide range of languages to choose from, including popular options such as Spanish, French, German, and Mandarin.

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Gale Health And Wellness

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Zelienople Area Public Library can offer you a multitude of health and medicine resources, both online and in the library. Many of our digital health and medical resources come from the Pennsylvania Power Library linked to above more generally and below more specifically Gale: Health and Wellness.

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Hoopla

Browse thousands of eBooks, audiobooks, movies, music, and more free and available for instant streaming with your library card.

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Litfinder

Discover literature content from more than 150,000 full-text poems, 840,000 poem citations and excerpts, 7,100 full-text short stories and novels, 3,800 full-text essays published in the 16th-20th centuries, 2,400 full-text speeches, and 1,250 full-text plays. It also includes biographies, work summaries, photographs, and a glossary.

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Memrise

One of the unique features of Memrise is its focus on memorization through repetition and mnemonics. The platform uses a variety of techniques to help users remember new words and phrases, such as flashcards, spaced repetition, and memory games.

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National Library Of Medicine

The National Library of Medicine is a great resource for those seeking free and credible health and medical science information.

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PA Job Resources

The State of Pennsylvania also gives its residents great tools for matching folks with job openings, building their resumés, planning educational pathways, and offering career guidance and workplace/labor statistics.

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PBS Kids

PBS Kids is the website and online brand of the American public television channel PBS, which is focused on providing educational content for children. The PBS Kids website, PBSkids.org, offers a wide variety of interactive games, videos, and activities that are designed to help children learn and explore while having fun.

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Power Kids

Pennsylvania’s ‘Power Library’ also provides a great version of its resources tailored for the children called ‘Power Kids.’ From grade school databases, to ebooks, to videos, to read along books, and to internet safety and etiquette and more, ‘Power Kids’ offers quite a nice repository for family eResources.

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Power Library

For those needing access to quality academic resources, from the Power Library provided by the state of Pennsylvania, ZAPL receives access to many e-resources that will aid you in your research efforts. Use the link below for databases, periodicals, journals, and more.

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Tumble Book Library

Tumblebooklibrary.com offers interactive books, math teaching resources, and audiobooks with offerings as well.

Tumble Books

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Tutor.com


Another super eResource for people of all ages is tutor.com. Learners can get help with math problems, writing their papers, take practice quizzes, prepare for SAT/ACT and graduate school tests, amongst other helpful tools like connecting with live tutors and career coaches.

Additional Resources:

e-Audiobooks

Our largest and most popular platform for audiobooks is Libby. 

Libby’s collection of titles is immense. In the catalog, you’ll be able to search for audiobooks to listen to on your computer or upon another device. You can even send them to your Kindle. Sign in using your Butler County Library card. (The pin number will be the last 4 digits of your library card number, unless you have changed it.) Download the Libby app which allow for easy searching and listening.

Libby – Google Play Store / Apple Store / Windows Store Designed to be a more streamlined borrowing process.

Check out our Library eResources help page if you have any questions about regarding Libby or OverDrive.

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Hoopla

A fantastic resource for digital entertainment, Hoopla carries e-audiobooks for your pleasure as well. Download their app or follow the link below to explore what is all the Hoopla!

Click here for Hoopla

e-Books

Libby

Our largest and most popular platform for reading is Libby. Download Libby app which allow for easy searching and reading.

In the catalog, you’ll be able to search for ebooks to read on your computer or upon another device. You can even send ebooks to your Kindle. Sign in using your Butler County Library card. (The pin number will be the last 4 digits of your library card number, unless you have changed it.)

Libby – Google Play Store / Apple Store / Windows Store Designed to be a more streamlined borrowing process.

Check out our Library eResources help page if you have any questions about regarding Libby or OverDrive.


Note: OverDrive is slated to be discontinued by the end of the year 2022 with Libby becoming its replacement. OverDrive will no longer be able to be downloaded come February 2022.

 

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Hoopla

A fantastic resource for digital entertainment, Hoopla also carries ebooks. Download their app or follow the link below to explore what is all the Hoopla!

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ebooks from Power Library

Power Library is a fabulous repository of eResources, ebooks of course among them. Free with a library card from most public libraries in Pennsylvania.

Click here for PA’s Power Library ebook collections

free or open-access eBooks

A site that provides free ebooks for those titles whose copyright dates have expired or perhaps never have even existed. Great for older literature. 

e-Comics/Graphic Novels

comic books and other magazines

A fantastic resource for digital entertainment, Hoopla also carries comic books, graphic novels, MAD magazine, and other various titles. A nice touch of reading a comic book online with this platform is that it will take you through the work panel by panel, like you were reading it in person. Download their app or follow the link below to explore what is all the Hoopla!

Click here for Hoopla

e-Journal/e-Periodicals

e-journals and e-periodicals

For those needing access to quality academic resources, from the Power Library provided by the state of Pennsylvania, ZAPL receives access to many e-resources that will aid you in your research efforts. Use the link below for databases, periodicals, journals, and more.

Click here for Pennsylvania’s Power Library 

e-Resources Help

Zelienople Area Public Library (ZAPL) presents…instructional guides for eResources! Yes! How great is this!

In hopes to aid your use and enjoyment of our digital offerings, we’ve come up with a few formats to further your eResource journey.

Guides In Text

We’ve also concocted some text-based instructions for Libby and OverDrive which can be accessed right here on the web. Both long and short versions are linked to below.

Here are the long, A-Z, illustrated, step-by-step documents for using Libby and/or OverDrive on Android or Apple devices:

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If you prefer text-only or a shorter set of instructions, try one of these two page documents : 

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Courtesy of our lovely friends at Cranberry Township Public Library, here is a guide for getting Kindle books sent to an older generation Kindle e-reader, Kindle tablet, or to the Kindle app on any smartphone or tablet. Step six and onwards from the second page of this guide are particularly relevant to all of the above scenarios. 

Overdrive and Kindle (6-15-16 update)

Genealogy Research

The Zelienople Area Public Library has a multitude of genealogy resources at your service. So much so that it needs its own webpage to list them all. That page can be found here: https://zelienoplelibrary.org/genealogy/

To paint a quick picture of offerings however, it’s good to know that ZAPL provides access to Ancestry.com Library Edition, has a Genealogy club that meets monthly, and that we work with many local partners like the Zelienople Historical Society and Historic Harmony, Inc. to bring the community a vast resource bank for those exploring history and family histories. 

Click on the image above to start the process of accessing Ancestry.com from home!

Online Library Catalog

Search, browse, borrow, renew, hold, and more with the online library catalog. A version for kids is also available from the catalog homepage itself: http://bcfls.tlcdelivers.com/.

Online Newspapers

e-newspapers

Besides the physical newspapers received at the library itself (Butler Eagle, Wall St. Journal, etc.), Zelienople Area Public Library (ZAPL) also has access to many well-read news outlets online. Once again from the Power Library, ZAPL receives access to the databases for the AP Newsroom and to Gale General OneFile. Gale’s OneFile is particularly nice because it includes full text articles from major newspapers across the United States and around the world, including of course Pittsburgh.

A note of caution however, not every newspaper from OneFile is held to the current date, one notable example of this is the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette which does not supply issues from the past three years.  

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Streaming Video

Hoopla

A fantastic resource for digital entertainment, Hoopla streams films and television shows. Download their app or follow the link below to explore what is all the Hoopla!

Click here for Hoopla