Welcome to our Online Reference section! Here you can find links that will help you do research, answer questions, look for jobs, or access other libraries in the county.
Use these databases to help find articles and information from journals, magazines, newspapers, and websites on a variety of academic subjects. These databases also provide information and resources about genealogy, standardized testing such as the GED and the PRAXIS, auto repair, and many other topics! You will need your library card number to access these databases from home.
TERC is a start-to-finish resource with all the information and support materials needed to make informed, confident decisions to shape the rest of your life.
Access Pennsylvania’s Online World of Electronic Resources! The POWER Library is offered as a service of Pennsylvania's public libraries, school libraries and the State Library. The POWER library allows you to access thousands of full text periodical articles, newspapers, a major encyclopedia, plus photographs, pictures, charts, maps, reference materials for young people and more. You will find materials of interest in most subject areas for all age groups from young children to adults. You will need your library card number to access these databases from home.
Ask Here PA
Chat online now with a real librarian, one to one in real time, for help with any topic or information need! Librarians from participating public and academic libraries are available 24/7 to help you with your question on any topic! Completely private and secure.
Khan Academy -
With over 3,200 videos on everything from arithmetic to physics, finance, and history and hundreds of skills to practice, Khan Academy is on a mission to help you learn what you want, when you want, at your own pace.
Common Search Engines
A quick link to several major online search engines, including Google.
Carnegie Libraries of Pittsburgh
Access the main Carnegie Libraries of Pittsburgh page to find information about the different branches and services offered, including the Foundation Center for help with grant seeking, the Pennsylvania Department for help with local history requests, and the Job and Career Education Center.
Links to all the websites for more than 80 libraries in Allegheny County!