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Access PA Power Library - Home Use
Access thousands of full text periodical articles, newspapers, a major encyclopedia, plus photographs, pictures, charts, maps, reference materials for young people and more.
Choose Online Resources. Enter your public library card number. Choose Go to Database Resources.” Select the resource you want to use.
Ask Here PA
Uses live chat, along with the ability to guide users on the Web, to provide patrons with answers to their questions online in real-time, 24 hours per day, 7 days per week.
Brain Pop helps engage and motivate student learning independently, in small groups and within direct instruction. Multiple topics/units in Science, Math. Social Studies, English, Health, Arts & Music and Engineering/Tech.
Career Crusing -- Career Advisement Management System
A leading reference for concise, reliable, and up-to-date information in 25 cultural categories. Contains information on countries and states. Ask your library/media specialist for user name and password.
24-Hour online access to Manheim Township Middle School Library/Media Center collection. Search by title, author, subject, keyword, call number, reading level or program and series, individually or in combination with Boolean search terms.
Discovery Education Streaming Video
Discovery Education Streaming is more than just video. Curated by subject matter experts into content collections by grade and topic, resources include interactive activities, reading passages, audio clips, skill builders, and writing prompts that engage students and extend critical thinking. A one-stop-shop for teachers, Streaming also includes instructional resources such as lesson starters, training videos, and classroom strategies to help them invigorate every lesson.
Fold3 Library Edition
Collection of historical U.S. military records and unique military content.
Gale Cengage - Research in Context
Created specifically for middle school students, this resource is designed to bridge the gap between Kids InfoBits for elementary school students and the subject-specific Gale In Context family. Categories cover the most-studied topics ranging from cultures and government to history and literature, all in one interface that combines a visual design with high-quality content and a user-focused tool set
Gale Cengage U.S. History in Context
Offering a complete overview of our nation’s past, U.S. History In Context covers the most-significant people, events, and topics in U.S. history. Comprehensive, contextual, media-rich information supports the development of critical thinking and information literacy skills. Content includes major reference works, millions of news and periodical articles, and most significantly, more than 5,000 rare and vital primary source documents (from slave journals to presidential papers). U.S. History In Context is cross-searchable with World History In Context and aligned with state and national curriculum standards.
Gale Cengage World History in Context
World History In Context reaches back to the ancient world and forward to today’s headlines to provide a chronicle of the great cultures and societies that have shaped history. Rare primary sources, reliable reference, and multimedia content help students gain context on a wide range of topics within this vast subject. Aligned with curriculum standards, World History In Context is cross-searchable with U.S. History In Context.
Gale Virtual Reference Library GVRL
Research assistance, subject guides, and useful resources compiled by your friendly librarian.
NoodleTools - Student
Note-taking software that uses critical thinking and provides an accurate MLA and APA style bibliography composer.
To log in, each user must create a "personal folder." Then click the "Create a Personal ID" button on the login screen.
The software will provide a username. Please ask your library/media specialist for the password. Complete the log in process. It is suggested that you use the username and password that you use to access your file on the server (i.e., Graduation year, first six letters of last name and first two letters of first name and password).
Once your personal ID has been created, you will have access to Noodle Tools.
NoodleTools - Teacher
Provides comprehensive information on key attributes and characteristics of workers and occupations.
For hundreds of different types of jobs, the Occupational Outlook Handbook tells you:
- the training and education needed
- expected job prospects
- what workers do on the job
- working conditions
Access by level to eBook publications. Readers can check out eBook and AudioBook titles via any device. Titles can be checked out via OverDrive Read (in browser), Kindle, eReaders, etc.
This database has two age appropriate learning environments, four curriculum-aligned databases and links to academically-relevant articles, web sites and periodicals. The four encyclopedia databases are: Grolier Multimedia Encyclopedia, La Nueva Enciclopedia Cumbre, Lands and Peoples, and The New Book of Popular Science.
Please see your library/media specialist for a username and password
This resource links to the following databases:
World Book Student:
Includes the articles of the World Book Encyclopedia, a Biography Center, dictionary, atlas, an extensive multimedia collection, thousands of editor-selected Web sites, correlations to curriculum standards, and much more.
World Book Kids
Includes thousands of easy-to-read articles, engaging images and illustrations, interactive games and activities, and teacher resources.
World Book Enciclopedia Estudiantil Hallazgos:
Offers World Book's excellent editorial content, rich media, and interactive features in Spanish.