Goodbye, World Book Online!

Going, going, almost gone! On November 2, the library subscription access for World Book Online will end for all Allegheny County libraries. 

Why do you ask? We offer access to comparable content through various digital resources including Gale PowerSearch, Science Reference Center, Gale in Context, and Gale One File High School. These resources will be able to meet the reference needs of our patrons.  

For November 2nd, make sure to remove any links or references to World Book Online from your websites or in-house promotions and don’t forget to spread the word! 

-Erin, Bridgeville Public Library 

Continue ReadingGoodbye, World Book Online! Can Help

Do you have a student in your house struggling with a math problem, stuck on a paragraph in a paper, or need help prepping for the ACT or SAT? Well look no further than! Your local Allegheny County Libraries are here with the solution to your aggravating academic problem and that is help at

You can connect with a tutor on a wide range of subjects for the K-12 student in your life or even get a tutor for job help. even has tutors who can assist with your citizenship test. These tutors can really help in a wide range of areas so stop by the site and take a look at all they can help with!

To learn more about the many ways this great resource can help please contact your Allegheny County Library!


Northland Public Library

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Find a Grave

One of my favorite websites fits perfectly with this time of year…Find a Grave!

They boast 226 million memorials have been added since their creation in 1995. With a couple of clicks you can search for relatives’ final resting places or find the graves of the rich and famous or even the notorious. It is a website that is fun to browse, easy to get lost in, and lose track of time while “digging” around.

While you’re there…take a peek at one of my favorites, Edgar Allen Poe.

On a more serious note, this database is also very helpful and complimentary to Ancestry if you are doing genealogic research.


Northland Public Library

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Struggling with Youth Readers’ Advisory?

If youth books aren’t your thing, but you have young patrons and caregivers asking for reading recommendations, try Novalist k-8. They have a great section on working with youth – including programming ideas, readers’ advisory tips, and how to match books to your patrons!

Gabi B. Robinson Library

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