Use the EBSCO Discovery Service to search for a keyword, title or author in the Library’s catalog as well as in our online resources at the same time. Find books, articles, and more using one search!
Additional Online Resources during COVID-19
Use your library card to research your past from home through May 31, 2020! The ProQuest Company is generously allowing our library cardholders temporary in-home access to the Ancestry Library Edition database. Ancestry allows you to search U.S. census records, birth, marriage and death records, social security death records and immigration lists. Sign into your Library Account, click on Search, click on e-sources, and select Ancestry.
Helps you learn or improve your foreign language and English Language skills. No card needed right now! Just click on Mango, select Use Mango As a Guest and where it asks for your library card number, enter 17942020 and click Use Mango As A Guest again.
A HUGE thank you to TumbleBooks for allowing access to these additional resources for free while families are practicing social distance at home and while the library is closed!
TumbleMath – K-6 math ebook database
TeenBookCloud – Grades 7-12 ebook database
AudioBookCloud – All ages audiobook database
RomanceBookCloud – a huge collection of steamy Romance novels for the older crowd
World Book Online
Check out World Book Online for free!
World Trade Press Database
The library currently subscribes to AtoZ USA, AtoZ World Travel, and AtoZ World Food (see below). Right now, you have free access to additional resources. Visit these resources by going to: www.apldatabaseaccess.com and logging in using:
AtoZ Food America – From regional cookbooks to an exploration of ethnic culinary influences, from fun collections of historic cookbooks and television commercials to “how-to” food preparation videos, AtoZ Food America has something sure to educate and entertain everyone.
Global Road Warrior – Featuring in-depth information on 175 countries, Global Road Warrior will give you a level of insight into each country that cannot be found anywhere else
AtoZ Maps Online – you have approximately 145,000 maps at your fingertips
AtoZ World Culture – an excellent resource for student projects and a great companion for international travelers.
Lingo Lite -uses images, text, and native speaker video to help you learn vocabulary up to four times faster
Access to 25 databases with thousands of scholarly articles, images, sound clips, videos, in addition to information on health, cyberbullying, the environment and more. Specific databases for children and teens are also available.
This project is made possible in part by Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) funds from the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services and through Library Access Funds administered by the Office of Commonwealth Libraries, Department of Education, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Tom Wolf, Governor.
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Ancestry.com (for use in the library only)
Search for genealogy records
AtoZ The USA
Information for all 50 states and territories
AtoZ World Travel
Valuable research and travel information for countries around the world
AtoZ World Food
With thousands of international recipes, hundreds of fascinating culture and ingredient articles, and essential culinary resources, AtoZ World Food brings international cuisines to you!
Beanstack is a free, online resource that provides book recommendations for kids of all ages and a great place to record your reading to earn online badges! Beanstack also offers great reading lists and app suggestions for parents and caregivers!
BookFLIX is an online literacy resource that pairs picture books with related nonfiction eBooks from Scholastic to build a love of reading and learning. BookFlix reinforces early reading skills and introduces children to a world of knowledge and exploration.
Ratings, reviews, recommendations and buying advice for thousands of products and services
Cypress Resume Builder
Create resumes, cover letters and reference pages with ease
State-specific legal forms for wills, real estate, bankruptcy, divorce, landlord/tenant and many others
Gale General OneFile
Secondary school students will have access to age-appropriate content from magazines, journals, newspapers, reference books, and engaging multi-media covering a wide range of subjects, from science, history, and literature to political science, sports, and environmental studies.
Digital access to thousands of eBooks, audiobooks, comics, movies, TV shows, and music. Every Upper Merion Township Library cardholder can check out four items per month.
Elementary students in kindergarten through grade five will find age-appropriate content covering a broad range of educational topics such as animals, arts, geography, health, literature, people, social studies, technology, etc.
King of Prussia Courier
Read the local newspaper online
Test prep for a wide range of tests, computer skills instruction, GED preparation, resume and cover letter assistance, and resources in Spanish
Online language learning for over 70 languages and includes ESL too
Comprehensive collection of reliable news sources covering a wide array of topics and issues
Popular fiction and nonfiction titles available in book and audio format as well as educational, entertainment, fitness, language-learning and more movies – free to stream with your library card!
The Philadelphia Inquirer Online
Read today’s news or research articles from 1981 to the present day
All POWER Library resources specifically geared toward children
All POWER Library resources specifically geared toward teens
Available in both English and Spanish, prepares new Americans for the Civics, Reading, and Writing portions of the Naturalization Test administered by the US Citizenship and Immigration Services
Online language learning for over 80 languages including ELL lessons and specific lessons geared toward children from 3-12.
Download popular eMagazines (including back issues) and comics, ebooks, and audiobooks with no late fees
Research In Context
Discover reliable and trusted information on a variety of topics to support middle school student research for government, U.S and world history, geography, literature, sciences, and social issues.
Premier source of business and residential information for reference and research
Science Reference Center
Designed to meet every student researcher’s needs, Science Reference Center contains full text for hundreds of science magazines, journals, encyclopedias, reference books and a vast collection of images.
TrueFLIX brings Scholastic’s True Book series to life with topics in government, history, culture, people, places, science and nature. Each title is available as an ebook and also contains extension activities, project ideas, videos and more.
TumbleBooks are animated, talking picture books which teach kids the joy of reading in a format they’ll love. They are created by taking existing picture books, adding animation, sounds, music and narration to produce an electronic picture book (and some classics) which you can read, or have read to you.
Connect with an online tutor for homework help
Upper Merion School District Yearbooks
Yearbooks for 1934 – 2013