Online Resources

Online Resources The Lansdale Public Library offers a growing collection of resources that you can access any time from the library or from your home. These resources include online databases, which you can use to do research for school or personal use, discover new authors and books, help kids with homework, search for your ancestors, read a magazine, and much more. We also have electronic books (eBooks) that you can download to your computer or reader, such as an iPad, a Kindle, or a Nook.


Download eBooks from Overdrive
Help from Overdrive

Download eBooks from EBSCOhost

Download eBooks from Tumblebooks
(For kids)

Project Gutenberg


Learning Express Library
LearningExpress Library features nearly 1,000 online tutorials, practice tests, and eBooks to help patrons of all ages. It offers job search and workplace skills improvement, skill building in reading, writing, math, and basic science, career certification and licensure exam prep, college and grad school entrance test prep, GED® test prep, and more.
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provides access to the following databases:
  • MasterFile Premier (includes over 1,700 magazines such as Consumer Reports, Business Week, Esquire, Parents, and Time; almost 500 reference books; over 164,000 primary documents; and almost 600,000 images)
  • Business Source File
  • Health Source - Consumer Edition
  • Health Source - Nursing/Academic Edition
  • TOPICsearch
  • Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia
  • Middle Search Plus
  • Primary Search
  • ERIC
  • Professional Development Collection
  • Regional Business News
  • MAS Ultra
  • Business Source
  • Newspaper Source Plus
  • News (AP, UPI, etc.)
  • Web News
  • MasterFILE Main Edition
  • Middle School Main Edition
  • Primary Search Main Edition
  • AHFS Consumer Medication Information

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Gale Reference Library
- read a book about Art, Business, History, Law, Medicine, or Social Science.


Encyclopædia Brittanica
Encyclopædia Brittanica

Hobbies and Crafts
Hobbies and Crafts

Databases cont.

AtoZ World Travel
AtoZ World Travel: World City Travel Guides

pronounciator: Learn to pronounce words in other languages!

HeritageQuest Genealogy Resources

Newspaper Archives

The Philadelphia Inquirer: Search
Back issues of local newspapers are available to view online through NewsBank.

Also available material:
  • The Reporter
    (2/4/2002–Jan 2012)
  • Philadelphia Magazine
  • America's News Magazines
    (27 titles, including The Atlantic, Field & Stream, National Review, The New Yorker, Smithsonian, Working Mother)
  • Special Reports
    (Natural disasters, History in the News, World travel, Terrorism, and more)
Available for use from within the library

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