Either choose one of the topics from the table below or scroll through to the bottom of the page to see all that ZAPL (Zelienople Area Public Library) has to offer regarding subject-based eResources.
|education||genealogy||health & medical|
|social sciences||history, literature, foreign languages||family topics|
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.
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. As an added bonus, live tutoring sessions are recorded and can be reviewed later. Check out their upbeat promotional video on what they have to offer library patrons here.
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!
health and medical eResources
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 (e.g., Gale: Health and Wellness). Take a look for yourself!
In Gale’s own words:
“Discover reliable health information through access to full-text articles of nursing and allied health journals, pamphlets, newsletters, periodicals, newspapers, encyclopedias, and more. A broad collection of full-text reference works is included!”
The National Library of Medicine is a great resource for those seeking free and credible health and medical science information. Click on the image above to check it out!
social sciences eResources
For those searching for social science data and information, these major databases from the Pennsylvania Power Library collection are great places to start:
Both the database pictured above and the one below are described as:
“Peer-reviewed, full-text articles from journals in the areas of the physical and social sciences, technology, medicine, engineering, the arts, literature, and more. Undergraduate researchers can expand and refine search results through the Topic Finder, and citation tools are integrated directly into the user’s workflow.”
history, literature, & foreign language eResources
Mango Languages is becoming, if it is not already, a world leader in the area of teaching and learning a foreign language. In their own words:
|“Start the conversation in your choice of over 70 world languages and dialects through courses crafted using conversational methodology. Every self-paced language course introduces the learner to cultural insights and grammatical nuances specific to their language of choice, delivered through native speaker dialogue, and created with each individual learner in mind.”|
The Pennsylvania Power Library once again will be a prime eResource for these fields of study. Both history and literature are well represented in its databases. Among them, there is the LitFinder database which is solely dedicated to literature studies. In their own words:
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. Within LitFinder’s collection, users can access works from over 80,000 authors from 660 nationalities.
There is no shortage of family-based eResources provided by the Zelienople Area Public Library. If you’d like to see a more complete list, then click on this link for our ‘Childrens Services & Resources’ webpage. However, it’s worth highlighting a few of these eResources in this space. Tumblebooklibrary.com is one of them and it offers interactive books, math teaching resources, and audiobooks with offerings as well. Navigate to the Tumble Book Library using the link above or clicking on the image below.
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.
For those looking for an activity or two to do as a family, you may like what you find at Disney’s family site or PBS’s kids site. Click on the text links or on the icons below to navigate to these wonderful websites.
While many of us are probably familiar with websites such as Indeed, LinkedIn, Monster.com, and the like, what a multitude of us won’t know is that 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. Try their ‘Pennsylvania Job Resources’ database for access to these easy to use eResources by clicking here or on the image below for Power Library.