Sources by Subject

*Area Colleges and Universities

King’s College:

The Commonwealth Medical College:

Luzerne County Community College:

Misericordia University:

Penn State Hazelton Campus:

Penn State Wilkes-Barre  Campus:

The University of Scranton:

Wilkes University:



Art Cyclopedia Guide to great art on the Internet:

British Museum:

Library of Congress Online  Exhibitions:

Web Gallery of Art:


Literary Criticisms:

*Bibliography Formatting

MLA, APA, Chicago, or Turabian bibliography maker:

Landmark’s Citation Machine:



*College Search

General Search:

PA Search:

Local Colleges & Universities: Wilkes University, King’s College, Misericordia University, The University of Scranton, Luzerne County Community College, Penn State Wilkes-Barre, Penn State Hazelton, The Commonwealth Medical College

U.S. News Rankings:

Pinceton Review Search by Major:



*Ebooks & Online Books

Internet Archive:


Bibliomania (A source for Free online literature)

International Children’s Digital Library:

Internet Public Library Online Texts:

LibriVox (A source for free downloadable AUDIOBOOKS):


Making of America (Cornell University – provides access to 267 monograph volumes and over 100,000 journal articles with 19th century imprints) (free downloadable ebooks available for Kindle, Nook, iPad and most other eReaders):

University of Pennsylvania directory with over 1 million free books online:

Perseus Digital Library:

Project Gutenberg:

*Employment and Job Searching

Learning Express Library
“This free database via POWER Library, provides interactive online practice tests designed to help students and adult learners succeed on the academic or licensing tests they must pass.”

America’s Career InfoNet:

Career One Stop:

Commonwealth of Pennsylvania’s State Civil Service Commission

Coping with Today’s Economy:

Federal Jobs Digest:

Job Search:

Occupational Outlook Handbook:

Wilkes-Barre: 570-821-2401
Pittston: 570-654-4631
Hazleton: 570-459-3854
Wyoming County: 570-836-3101

Pennsylvania Career Guide:

Pennsylvania Job Bank:

Quickstart Resume:


Pennsylvania Unemployment Compensation Service Center:
570-496-2333 or 1-888-313-7284

U.S. Department of Labor:

*ESL Resources
Heritage Quest Online
Sunday Independent – Wilkes-Barre Sunday Independent newspaper from 1913 through 1924.
Luzerne County Genealogy Trails
Cemeteries and Cemetery Records

The Courthouse Gang of Luzerne Co., PA
Interactive group based in Luzerne county dedicated to help find ancestral heritage in the Wyoming Valley

Ellis Island


Family Tree Maker

Genealogic Research Society of Northeastern Pennsylvania


Lower Luzerne County

Luzerne County Cemeteries

Luzerne County Historical Society

Northeast Pennsylvania Genealogical Society

Online County Records : Search for records by county. 

PA GenWeb Pennsylvania

PA State Archives

The ShipList

United States Genealogy Sleuth

*General Education Development (GED)
Learning Express Library

Pennsylvania’s Bureau of Adult Basic and Literacy Education

Education Portal

The GED Testing Service

Peterson’s GED Test

GED Resources at Luzerne County Community College

*General Reference

Free database via POWER Library provides access to information on various topics

Funk and Wagnall’s New World Encyclopedia
Free database via POWER Library provides access to images, biographies, and information on various subjects

Internet Public Library a resource from Drexel University:

Oxford Reference Online

SIRS Discoverer
Free database via POWER Library provides access to biographies, country facts, photo essays, pictures, maps of the world, dictionary thesaurus, educator’s resources

Student Research Center
Free database via POWER Library provides access to primary resources, radio and TV news transcripts, photos, maps, flags, films and videos

Abbreviations and acronyms of U.S. Government

American Fact Finder

MLA, APA, Chicago, or Turabian bibliography maker

Country and City calling codes

Create a Graph

Currency Converter

Date Calculator

Dictionary of Abbreviations and Acronyms in Geographic Information Systems, Cartography, and remote sensing

Free zipcode lookup

InfoSpace Reverse Phone Lookup – find individuals and businesses by phone number.

Landmark’s Citation Machine
Interactive web tool designed to make the proper crediting of information

Find medical and pharmaceutical acronyms and abbreviations

Merriam-Webster’s Online Dictionary- Dictionary, thesaurus, “Word of the Day,” word games and more.

North American Area Code Map

Pennsylvania Driver’s Manual

Precious metal quotes in US dollars

Typing Test: Test your typing speed

Unit Converter

World Weather Information Service

World Clock


Good source for finding doctors anywhere in the United States


Disease Control and Prevention


Health Hotlines


HIV/AIDS Consumer Health Info

Guide to Long Term Care Planning

Mayo Clinic

National Library of Medicine

Black History
Presidential Inaugurations

Chronicling America
Library of Congress collection of historical newspapers.

Internet Public Library U.S. Presidents Collection:


Mango Languages
Learn to speak Brazilian, Portuguese, German, Mandarin Chinese, Spanish, Italian, ESL Polish, Japanese, Greek, ESL Spanish, French, Russian, ESL Brazilian.

BBC Languages
Beginning and advanced courses in French, Spanish, German, Italian, Mandarin, Portuguese, and Greek.

English as a Second Language

French in Action
While introducing French culture, this series uses active participation to increase fluency in French.  52 half an hour videos.

Spanish – Destinos: An introduction to Spanish
This online video course teaches speaking, listening, and comprehensive skills in Spanish.

This web resource provides 15 beginners and intermediate lessons. It includes- Spanish – English practice for ESL for those learning English.  English -Spanish practice for those learning Spanish.

*Luzerne County

Citizen’s Voice

The City of Wilkes-Barre

Dallas Borough

F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts

Greater Hazleton Chamber of Commerce

Greater Wilkes-Barre Chamber of Commerce

Hanover Township

Hazleton Standard-Speaker

Luzerne County Convention and Visitor’s Bureau

Luzerne County Government


       PA Facts:

Church Directory

COMPASS (Commonwealth of Pennsylvania’s Application for Social Services)

Endangered and Threatened Species

Here To Help: Directory of Assistance Programs

Office of the Attorney General

PA Career Link

Pennsylvania Department of State

PA Employment Opportunities

PA History, Tourism, and Education

PA Insurance Department

Pennsylvania Manual

PA Public Notices

Pennsylvania Representatives (U.S.) office of Governor Tom Corbettl

Pennsylvania Senate

Pennsylvania State Digital Archives

Pennsylvania State Home Page

Pennsylvania Tax Forms

Recreation in Pennsylvania

Senate and House Journals

Unemployment Compensation Services

U.S. Senator Pat Toomey

U.S. Senator Robert P. Casey Jr.

*Presidential Libraries

Privacy Education – 


Real Estate


*Resumé Help
Learning Express Library
America’s Career InfoNet

Career One Stop
Sponsored by the Department of Labor.

Commonwealth of Pennsylvania’s State Civil Service Commission

Coping with Today’s Economy
The Commonwealth of PA has put together in one place a number of resources related to coping in today’s economy.

Federal Jobs Digest

Job Search

Occupational Outlook Handbook

Wilkes-Barre: 570-821-2401
Pittston: 570-654-4631
Hazleton: 570-459-3854
Wyoming County: 570-836-3101

Pennsylvania Career Guide

Pennsylvania Job Bank

Quickstart Resume

The official job site of the United States Federal Government.

Pennsylvania Unemployment Compensation Service Center
570-496-2333 or 1-888-313-7284.

U.S. Department of Labor
Job search, career building, resume, interviewing advice.

*Reading Assistance

ABLE (Adult Basic Literacy Education)
Provides materials and other resources for adult learning to read and write

*Recursos en español

EBSCOhost Español

Salude en Español


Gale Free Resources

Hispanic Heritage

CHIP: Children’s Medicaide:

Seguro Social

Servicios gobierno

*Resources for the Blind

Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped
A free library program of braille and audio materials circulated to eligible borrowers in the United States by postage free mail.

National Library Services
National Library Service for the Blind and the Physically Handicapped

*Substance Abuse and Treatment 
National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS)

PA Bureau of Health Statistics and Research

United States Census Bureau

*Teacher Reference Center on EBSCOhost

*US Government

Department of Labor

Department of Agriculture

Department of Commerce

Department of Defense

Department of Education

Department of Energy

Department of Housing and Urban Development

Department of the Interior

Department of Justice

Department of State

Department of the Treasury

Department of Veteran’s Affairs

Government of Printing Office

Federal Tax Forms,-Publications,-and-Other-Tax-Products

Library of Congress

NASA Images

Social Security Update

U.S. House of Representatives

United States Patent and Trademark

United States Senate

U.S. Supreme Court

Supreme Court Database

White House

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