Research Resources & Databases

Are you working on your family history? Need to repair your car? We have a variety of online resources that you can access from your home or in the library.

Call 724-658-6659, ext. 108, 109, or email for more information or for help using any of our resources!

AccessPAAccess PA

Can’t find a book in our library you want to read? Looking for a resource you do not want to buy because it costs too much? Search libraries statewide to see if they have what you are looking for.  If you find something you want to request, contact our Interlibrary Loan Department, 724-658-6659 ext. 101, email, or stop by the main circulation desk with your request.

newsbankAmerica’s Newspapers

Search the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, New Castle News, and other newspapers throughout the United States.

ancestryAncestry Library Edition


Ancestry Library Edition provides access to billions of historical documents, millions of historical photos, plus local narratives, oral histories, indexes and other resources in over 30,000 databases that span from the 1500s to the 2000s.

Ask Here PAAsk Here PA – Reference 24/7

Live answers to your questions, 24/7. Chat online with a real librarians – one-on-one in real time, for any topic or information need.  When your local library is closed, AskHere PA is always open!


Up-to-date commercial database featuring information on over 85 million companies within 900 industry segments. Hoover’s provides easy to read reports on key competitors, financials, and executives.

Mergent ArchivesMergent Archives

Mergent Archives is an online database providing access to a vast, indexed collection of corporate and industry related documents. Containing more than 180,000 documents covering over 100 countries and industries, Mergent Archives uses a reliable and easy to navigate system designed to meet your historical research needs.

power libraryPOWER Library

POWER Library is the online portal to all that Pennsylvania libraries offer. This is the place to find trustworthy answers to questions about healthcare, consumer purchases, personal finances, and much more. Enjoy free 24/7 access to newspapers, magazines, journals, historical documents and photos, online databases, and eBooks. Research a subject. Learn about your family history. Repair your car. Locate a title. Explore career options. It’s all here at POWER Library.

Gale Virtual RefGale Virtual Reference Library

Research matters! This database provides access to numerous encyclopedias, almanacs, and specialized reference sources. It contains over 900 reference books that are searchable together or title by title. Subjects covered include, but are not limited to history, philosophy, religion, science, business, information & publishing, literature, law, medicine, education, technology, careers, and biography.

TERCGale Testing and Education Reference Center

This database designed to help students — in high school, graduate school, and specialty school and beyond — make their future education decisions easier. TERC is loaded with information on colleges, technical schools, practice entrance exams, and certification and professional license exams that show students what to expect and how to prepare for — and excel at — the next level.

World Vital RecordsWorld Vital Records

World Vital Records is designed for guests who are either just beginning their family research or who after years of work want to discover more of their past. A massive library with billions of Family History and Genealogy records, and millions of family trees. Access key collections: COMPLETE U.S. Federal Census images and indexes from 1790 to 1940; military records; birth, marriage and death records; enhanced Social Security Death Index (SSDI) records; millions of newspaper articles. This database has unique and exclusive local and world collections. NEW records added regularly!