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Academic Search Main Edition

This e-resource is rich with the most valuable, comprehensive multidisciplinary content available. It provides access to acclaimed full-text journals, magazines, and other valuable resources covering topics like Biology, Chemistry, Engineering, Physics, Psychology, Religion & Philosophy, Science & Technology, and more!

Library card required.


Access Pennsylvania

Books, movies and more in a PA library (also known as the Access PA Database) is a combined catalog reflecting the holdings of over 2,600 Pennsylvania libraries and their combined collections of over 43 million books, audio materials, reference materials, movies, and much more.

Ancestry.com

Search 4 billion historical records including: census & voter lists, birth, marriage & death records, military service records, immigration & travel, land ownership, maps, photographs and public member family trees. If you are just getting started, you can find instruction and webinars to help you.

In library use only.


AP Images

AP (Associated Press), one of the oldest and largest news organizations in the world, has been capturing the greatest events in world history with photographs, audio sound bites, video, and graphics, for over 185 years.

Library card required.


Ask Here PA

Ask questions on any topic 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Chat online now with a real librarian.

BookFlix

Scholastic BookFlix is a new online literacy resource for grades pre-K - 3 that pairs classic video storybooks from Weston Woods with related nonfiction eBooks from Scholastic to help build a love of reading and learning.

Library card required.


Booklist Online

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.

Business Source Main Edition

This scholarly business e-resource provides full-text of over 700 magazines and journals and indexing and abstracting for over 2,000.

Library card required.


Consumer Health Complete

CHC is designed to support the information needs of patients and to foster an overall understanding of health-related topics. Content covers all areas of health and wellness from mainstream medicine to the many perspectives of complementary, holistic and integrated medicine.

Library card required.


Consumer Reports

Find ratings and recommendations on thousands of products and services including cars, electronics, home & garden, and babies and kids products.

CTLS library card required.


Contemporary Authors Online

This e-resource provides access to biographical and bibliographical information on more than 145,000 of today's most influential authors.

Library card required.


CyberSmarts

This interactive e-book collection includes 5 eBooks for grades 3 - 6 and one newly available eBook for teens titled Teen CyberSmarts. CyberSmarts offers users a safe, simulated Internet experience with hands-on instruction on how to deal with important online safety issues.

Library card required.


EBSCO eBooks

This e-resource provides access to over 16,000 eBooks from the world’s leading publishers across all major subject areas.

Library card required.


EBSCO Host

This e-resource provides a single location from which to simultaneously search most of the Access PA EBSCO e-resources.

Library card required.


Elementary Student Research

Use this fun, easy-to-use resource that’s powered by EBSCO Explora to discover reliable information on thousands of topics covering a wide range of subjects including art and music, literature, language arts, geography, history, social studies, world cultures and languages, science, technology, engineering, mathematics, health, and sports.

Library card required.


Green File

This comprehensive e-resource draws on the connections between the environment and a variety of disciplines such as agriculture, education, law, health and technology.

Library card required.


Learning Express Library

Offers the practice tests, exercises, skill-building courses, eBooks, and information you need to achieve the results you want—at school, at work, or in life. Looking to land a job? You'll find an entire Learning Center dedicated to helping you get the one that's right for you. Includes test prep for everything from SAT to Nursing.

LISTA

This e-resource indexes more than 700 journals in library science & technology plus books, research reports and proceedings. Coverage extends back as far as the mid-1960's.

Library card required.


Mango Languages

Learn one of 65 languages or English as a Second Language (ESL). Mango includes a translation feature that lets you translate English into one of the 65 languages or vice versa. If you’re using a mobile device, you can download the free app.

MasterFILE

This multidisciplinary e-resource is designed specifically for public libraries providing full text for over 1,300 reference resources, magazines, and journals covering general interest subject areas.

Library card required.


Middle School Student Research

Use this fun, easy-to-use resource that’s powered by EBSCO Explora to discover reliable information on thousands of topics covering a wide range of subjects including art and music, literature, language arts, geography, history, social studies, world cultures and languages, science, technology, engineering, mathematics, health, and sports.

Library card required.


Middle Search: Main Edition

Designed for middle school students, this e-resource provides full text access to popular magazines, thousands of biographies and historical essays, and an image collection with over 960,000 photos, maps, and flags.

Library card required.


Newspaper Source Plus

This e-resource provides the latest news with full-text access to over 1,200 U.S. and international newspapers.

Library card required.


NoveList Plus

Reading recommendations for both fiction and nonfiction, for all ages. NoveList Plus is the premiere database of reading recommendations. It is a comprehensive source of information about books and audiobooks that includes expert recommendations, reviews, articles, lists and more.

CTLS library card required.


OverDrive

Over 15,000 eBooks and 6,300 eAudio books for your mobile devices. Download the app to use on a tablet computer or smart phone.

Library card required.


Pennsylvania Job Resources

POWER Library presents two sites provided by PA government entities to help with job resources.

Library card required.


Primary Search Main Edition

Designed for elementary school students, Primary Search: Main Edition provides full-text access to popular magazines for elementary school research dating back to 1990.

Library card required.


Public Library Search

Use this fun, easy-to-use resource that’s powered by EBSCO Explora to discover reliable information on thousands of topics covering a wide range of subjects including art and music, literature, language arts, geography, history, social studies, world cultures and languages, science, technology, engineering, mathematics, health, and sports.

Library card required.


ReferenceUSA

Do market research on any of the 14 million US businesses listed. You can find location maps, business demographics, management directories, company news, stock data, business expenditures, historical data, UCC filings, nearby businesses, competitors report, brands and products. You can also search for people in the US Standard White pages of 89 million people by name and state or city.

Library card required.


Science Reference Center

This e-resource contains full text for hundreds of science encyclopedias, reference books, periodicals, and other reliable sources. In addition, Science Reference Center includes more than 280,000 high-quality science images from sources such as UPI, Getty, NASA, National Geographic and the Nature Picture Library.

Library card required.


SIRS Discoverer

SIRS Discoverer is a general reference database for elementary and middle school students, researchers, and educators covering curriculum areas and content sets.

Library card required.


Teacher Reference Center

This e-resource for teachers provides indexing and abstracts for 280 peer-reviewed journals.

Library card required.


TumbleBooks

Your child can watch and listen to a large collection of animated, online story books. There is also a large collection of audio books, including ones in French and Spanish. Tumblebooks also has book related puzzles & games.

ValueLine

From the latest data, sophisticated tools and proven ranks to expert analysis and guidance, Value Line gives you the power to evaluate investments with confidence. Make smarter, more profitable decisions with Value Line.

CTLS library card required.


Worldbook Online

Content and tools for all: from young students to advanced researchers and information seekers.

Wowbrary

Sign up for weekly emails about CTLS's newest books and movies so you can reserve them quickly. Learn about upcoming library programs.

Zinio

"The World's Largest Newstand" Over 100 magazine titles available for downloading to computers, tablets and smart phones! No waiting and no limited loan periods.

Library card required.

Download and enjoy free eBooks and digital audiobooks from your library's digital collection. Available 24/7 from anywhere with an internet connection and a library card.
Browse your library's collection of popular titles with no holds, no checkout periods and no limit to the number of magazines you can download. Titles include Vanity Fair, The Economist, National Geographic, Food Network Magazine and many more.

Academic Search Main Edition

This e-resource is rich with the most valuable, comprehensive multidisciplinary content available. It provides access to acclaimed full-text journals, magazines, and other valuable resources covering topics like Biology, Chemistry, Engineering, Physics, Psychology, Religion & Philosophy, Science & Technology, and more!

Library card required.


Access Pennsylvania

Books, movies and more in a PA library (also known as the Access PA Database) is a combined catalog reflecting the holdings of over 2,600 Pennsylvania libraries and their combined collections of over 43 million books, audio materials, reference materials, movies, and much more.

Ancestry.com

Search 4 billion historical records including: census & voter lists, birth, marriage & death records, military service records, immigration & travel, land ownership, maps, photographs and public member family trees. If you are just getting started, you can find instruction and webinars to help you.

In library use only.


AP Images

AP (Associated Press), one of the oldest and largest news organizations in the world, has been capturing the greatest events in world history with photographs, audio sound bites, video, and graphics, for over 185 years.

Library card required.


Ask Here PA

Ask questions on any topic 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Chat online now with a real librarian.

BookFlix

Scholastic BookFlix is a new online literacy resource for grades pre-K - 3 that pairs classic video storybooks from Weston Woods with related nonfiction eBooks from Scholastic to help build a love of reading and learning.

Library card required.


Booklist Online

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.

Business Source Main Edition

This scholarly business e-resource provides full-text of over 700 magazines and journals and indexing and abstracting for over 2,000.

Library card required.


Consumer Health Complete

CHC is designed to support the information needs of patients and to foster an overall understanding of health-related topics. Content covers all areas of health and wellness from mainstream medicine to the many perspectives of complementary, holistic and integrated medicine.

Library card required.


Consumer Reports

Find ratings and recommendations on thousands of products and services including cars, electronics, home & garden, and babies and kids products.

CTLS library card required.


Contemporary Authors Online

This e-resource provides access to biographical and bibliographical information on more than 145,000 of today's most influential authors.

Library card required.


CyberSmarts

This interactive e-book collection includes 5 eBooks for grades 3 - 6 and one newly available eBook for teens titled Teen CyberSmarts. CyberSmarts offers users a safe, simulated Internet experience with hands-on instruction on how to deal with important online safety issues.

Library card required.


EBSCO eBooks

This e-resource provides access to over 16,000 eBooks from the world’s leading publishers across all major subject areas.

Library card required.


EBSCO Host

This e-resource provides a single location from which to simultaneously search most of the Access PA EBSCO e-resources.

Library card required.


Elementary Student Research

Use this fun, easy-to-use resource that’s powered by EBSCO Explora to discover reliable information on thousands of topics covering a wide range of subjects including art and music, literature, language arts, geography, history, social studies, world cultures and languages, science, technology, engineering, mathematics, health, and sports.

Library card required.


Green File

This comprehensive e-resource draws on the connections between the environment and a variety of disciplines such as agriculture, education, law, health and technology.

Library card required.


Learning Express Library

Offers the practice tests, exercises, skill-building courses, eBooks, and information you need to achieve the results you want—at school, at work, or in life. Looking to land a job? You'll find an entire Learning Center dedicated to helping you get the one that's right for you. Includes test prep for everything from SAT to Nursing.

LISTA

This e-resource indexes more than 700 journals in library science & technology plus books, research reports and proceedings. Coverage extends back as far as the mid-1960's.

Library card required.


Mango Languages

Learn one of 65 languages or English as a Second Language (ESL). Mango includes a translation feature that lets you translate English into one of the 65 languages or vice versa. If you’re using a mobile device, you can download the free app.

MasterFILE

This multidisciplinary e-resource is designed specifically for public libraries providing full text for over 1,300 reference resources, magazines, and journals covering general interest subject areas.

Library card required.


Middle School Student Research

Use this fun, easy-to-use resource that’s powered by EBSCO Explora to discover reliable information on thousands of topics covering a wide range of subjects including art and music, literature, language arts, geography, history, social studies, world cultures and languages, science, technology, engineering, mathematics, health, and sports.

Library card required.


Middle Search: Main Edition

Designed for middle school students, this e-resource provides full text access to popular magazines, thousands of biographies and historical essays, and an image collection with over 960,000 photos, maps, and flags.

Library card required.


Newspaper Source Plus

This e-resource provides the latest news with full-text access to over 1,200 U.S. and international newspapers.

Library card required.


NoveList Plus

Reading recommendations for both fiction and nonfiction, for all ages. NoveList Plus is the premiere database of reading recommendations. It is a comprehensive source of information about books and audiobooks that includes expert recommendations, reviews, articles, lists and more.

CTLS library card required.


OverDrive

Over 15,000 eBooks and 6,300 eAudio books for your mobile devices. Download the app to use on a tablet computer or smart phone.

Library card required.


Pennsylvania Job Resources

POWER Library presents two sites provided by PA government entities to help with job resources.

Library card required.


Primary Search Main Edition

Designed for elementary school students, Primary Search: Main Edition provides full-text access to popular magazines for elementary school research dating back to 1990.

Library card required.


Public Library Search

Use this fun, easy-to-use resource that’s powered by EBSCO Explora to discover reliable information on thousands of topics covering a wide range of subjects including art and music, literature, language arts, geography, history, social studies, world cultures and languages, science, technology, engineering, mathematics, health, and sports.

Library card required.


ReferenceUSA

Do market research on any of the 14 million US businesses listed. You can find location maps, business demographics, management directories, company news, stock data, business expenditures, historical data, UCC filings, nearby businesses, competitors report, brands and products. You can also search for people in the US Standard White pages of 89 million people by name and state or city.

Library card required.


Science Reference Center

This e-resource contains full text for hundreds of science encyclopedias, reference books, periodicals, and other reliable sources. In addition, Science Reference Center includes more than 280,000 high-quality science images from sources such as UPI, Getty, NASA, National Geographic and the Nature Picture Library.

Library card required.


SIRS Discoverer

SIRS Discoverer is a general reference database for elementary and middle school students, researchers, and educators covering curriculum areas and content sets.

Library card required.


Teacher Reference Center

This e-resource for teachers provides indexing and abstracts for 280 peer-reviewed journals.

Library card required.


TumbleBooks

Your child can watch and listen to a large collection of animated, online story books. There is also a large collection of audio books, including ones in French and Spanish. Tumblebooks also has book related puzzles & games.

ValueLine

From the latest data, sophisticated tools and proven ranks to expert analysis and guidance, Value Line gives you the power to evaluate investments with confidence. Make smarter, more profitable decisions with Value Line.

CTLS library card required.


Worldbook Online

Content and tools for all: from young students to advanced researchers and information seekers.

Wowbrary

Sign up for weekly emails about CTLS's newest books and movies so you can reserve them quickly. Learn about upcoming library programs.

Zinio

"The World's Largest Newstand" Over 100 magazine titles available for downloading to computers, tablets and smart phones! No waiting and no limited loan periods.

Library card required.

Download and enjoy free eBooks and digital audiobooks from your library's digital collection. Available 24/7 from anywhere with an internet connection and a library card.
Browse your library's collection of popular titles with no holds, no checkout periods and no limit to the number of magazines you can download. Titles include Vanity Fair, The Economist, National Geographic, Food Network Magazine and many more.

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Family Forts After Hours

Elkins Park Branch
Friday, August 5 @ 5:30 PM
Gather for stories and snacks in the community room. Then, after the library closes, grab a flashlight and your supplies and pick a spot to build your family’s reading fort. All ages. Registration required.

Piccirillo Science Telling

Glenside Branch
Tuesday, August 2 @ 6:30 pm
Learn about science through storytelling! Fun for all ages. Registration required.

Sciencetellers: Race Against Time

East Cheltenham Branch
Wednesday, August 3 @ 7:00 pm
Experience the science of power and energy through several exciting, hands-on experiments that will have you laughing, learning and having fun! Performed by Sciencetellers. Ages 5+. Registration required.

What’s Going On

Library Board Vacancy

The Board of Directors of the Cheltenham Township Library System is seeking applicants for an at-large volunteer... read more

Family Forts After Hours

Elkins Park Branch
Friday, August 5 @ 5:30 PM
Gather for stories and snacks in the community room. Then, after the library closes, grab a flashlight and your supplies and pick a spot to build your family’s reading fort. All ages. Registration required.

Piccirillo Science Telling

Glenside Branch
Tuesday, August 2 @ 6:30 pm
Learn about science through storytelling! Fun for all ages. Registration required.

Sciencetellers: Race Against Time

East Cheltenham Branch
Wednesday, August 3 @ 7:00 pm
Experience the science of power and energy through several exciting, hands-on experiments that will have you laughing, learning and having fun! Performed by Sciencetellers. Ages 5+. Registration required.

What’s Going On

Library Board Vacancy

The Board of Directors of the Cheltenham Township Library System is seeking applicants for an at-large volunteer... read more

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