World Book Online

It’s back to school time and World Book Online is here to help! The database offers separate interfaces and content written for elementary, middle grades, and high schoolers/adults.

World Book’s search results feature images, encyclopedia articles, reports and more. Since citations are a key part of research, World Book Student contains a Quick Link to a helpful Citation Builder. World Book Kids contains games and activities that provide educational information about a variety of topics. There’s also a “For Grown-ups” link that features a number of lesson plans with accompanying student lessons.

With such a wide variety of content, World Book Online is sure to have something for everyone this school year.

Erin Weaver- Bridgeville Public Library

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Back to School with

Connect your patrons with the tools they need for a successful school year! is a one-stop-shop for homework help & test prep resources and is available to all library card holders in Allegheny County!’s Student Success webinar series is coming back next month with three more webinars*. These sessions on confidence building are perfect for students seeking a strong start to the new school year.

Please share this information with your patrons. You can learn more and register via the following links: 

On the topic of webinars, is also bringing back their monthly orientations. These are great for staff as well as patrons of all ages. In these orientation, will review all of the features you can find within our program, and they’ll take participants through different use cases for patrons. We hope you’ll sign up for a session and share the link below with colleagues and patrons:

*With all of the webinars, if you are unable to attend the training at the given time you will be sent an email with a recording that you can view as your schedule permits.

Spreading the word about this valuable resource is easy with the Social Media Toolkit from

Find everything you need to share information about this resource on social media – from images to suggested wording and a timeline of posting possibilities!

All of the files are available to download and share on the eLibrary Backstage Marketing Materials page.

Happy back-to-school season!

Richelle @ Sewickley Public Library

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Gale in Context: Environmental Studies

Between natural disasters, record-breaking temperatures, PFAS in makeup (and more) the environment is rightfully in the news lately. For patrons that want to know more about environmental issues, be sure to check out Gale in Context: Environmental Studies database (formerly GREENR, courtesy of Pennsylvania’s Power Library).

This database includes news, statistics, and commentaries on environmental topics such as sustainability, healthcare, climate change, and more. Patrons can browse from an alphabetized list of issues or search directly in the search bar. On each issue page, you can view case studies, references, magazines, images, news stories, videos, academic journals, audio clips, websites, as well as related topics. You can also search within those results to further refine the topic. 


Northland Public Library

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