Databases A-Z

databasesAP MULTIMEDIA ARCHIVE

More than 500,000 current and historical photographs and graphics that can be searched by date, location, and/or subject.

ANCESTRY LIBRARY EDITION

Genealogy database offering hundreds of resources on researching one’s family history, including such items as federal census records, passenger ship manifests, and other documents. Access to this database is restricted to library use only (no remote access).

CONTEMPORARY AUTHORS

A biographical and bibliographical guide to modern writers across all venues—fiction, nonfiction, poetry, drama, television, and motion pictures.

 

DRIVER’S STUDY GUIDES AND PRACTICE TESTS

Access the official state driver’s manual as well as those for motorcycles and the CDL. Practice tests for the permit test, driver’s license test, and the senior citizens’ refresher test are also included.

FOUNDATION CENTER NETWORK
FOUNDATION GRANTS TO INDIVIDUALS
PHILANTHROPY IN/SIGHT

Connects users with a vast number of resources for grant monies available for any number of purposes. Access to these databases is restricted to library use only (no remote access)

MORNINGSTAR INVESTMENT RESEARCH CENTER

The ideal investing resource for collecting financial information, getting reliable portfolio analysis, learning about investment options, and reading up on the most up-to-date financial news commentary. With comprehensive data and analysis on over 41,000 investments (stocks, funds and ETFs), patrons, students, and researchers are sure to find the information they need.

 

Gives you to access thousands of full text periodical articles, newspapers, a major encyclopedia, plus photographs, pictures, charts, maps, reference materials for young people and more. You will find materials of interest in most subject areas for all age groups from young children to adults.

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.

READING EAGLE ARCHIVES

A research tool which enables the user to search the entire text of the Reading Eagle newspaper from October of 1989 to the present. This database is not available for home access and may be utilized only at the Main Library of the Reading Public Library. However, through Google’s Archives, you can browse many issues of the Eagle from 1868 through 2008 from anywhere.

REFERENCE USA

A nationwide compendium of business and residential listings, with company profile information available on most business listings.

VALUE LINE

The uncontested authority in reliable, unbiased investment research and data. It offers financial measures for over 6,000 stocks, 18,000 mutual funds, 200,000 options, and other securities. Also included are expert analysis, insightful commentaries, and a sophisticated performance ranks and ratings system. Remote access to Valueline is a two step process. You must first authenticate with your barcode and PIN, and then log in to Valueline.