End of the year school projects have you stuck inside? The library can help! We have some great online resources you can use right from home to power through those projects and get back to the fun activities of spring.
If you’re having trouble getting started, try the Ask Here PA service. Librarians are on call 24/7. We can direct you to websites and other online resources, help you come up with keywords and search terms, and maybe suggest some things you haven’t thought of. You will find a chatbox on every page of our web site.
The library’s ebranch at lycolibrary.org is chock-full of stuff. Doing a book report? Check out Contemporary Authors for complete biographical information on more than 130,000 poets, novelists, playwrights, non-fiction writers, and journalists. OmniFile Mega and OmniFile Select are great for articles from magazines and journals, and InfoTrac Newsstand has articles from more than 1,100 newspapers.
SIRS Discoverer is a general reference database for beginning learners and reluctant readers with articles and images from more than 2,100 newspapers, magazines, and government documents, along with 9,000+ educational weblinks. SIRS includes Science Fair Explorer to help you find an exciting science fair project topic, and quickly connect to age-appropriate project guides. There are also biographies of over 2,000 famous and notable people, an almanac, maps, and an encyclopedia.
AP Images has photographs, audio files, and graphics to add some punch to your project. More than 1 million current and historical photos, with photographs of the latest news as it happens.
Just need a quick answer? Try the library’s Text A Librarian service. Text askjvb to 66746.