Research Help

Databases

The Library provides a large number of databases on many subjects, FREE with your library card! Whether you are doing research,  repairing a car, looking up a law or finding a good book, these databases have a wealth of information for you. You can access many of them from home or work!

Need a card? Come and visit us to register!

To access the entire list of Databases in alphabetical order, click here:

Databases A to Z

To access Databases by subject matter, click on the subject in the chart below:

General Reference
Consumer Resources
Images
Magazines
Art & Antiques
Current Topics & Controversies
Job & Career
Music & Film
Auto Information
Kids’ Resources
Newspapers
Biography & Genealogy
Education
Language Learning
Science & Technology
Books & Reading
Government & Law
Social Studies & History
Business & Finance
Health
Literature

Downloadable Digital Guide:

For handy booklet on our Databases and e-resources, download this file and save or print:

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More Resources

JobGateway

JobGateway (www.jobgateway.pa.gov) is Pennsylvania’s free job matching tool for job seekers and employers. In addition to having access to thousands of Pennsylvania job openings, job seekers can also use JobGateway to:

  • Construct a resume using a step-by-step template
  • Create a personal employment plan and discover transferable skills through an assessment tool
  • Explore a new career path by watching videos that capture a day-in-the-life of professionals in a variety of fields
  • Improve interview skills with interactive training
  • Search job-training opportunities
  • View PA job statistics, facts, and news
  • Find detailed information pertaining to education, skills, knowledge, and comparable wages of specific occupations
  • And much more!

The website can be translated into Spanish and viewed on a mobile device or tablet. Additional services are available for veterans and job seekers with disabilities.

Mango Languages

Mango is an online language-learning system that can help you learn languages like Spanish, French, Japanese, Brazilian Portuguese, German, Mandarin Chinese, Greek, Italian, Russian and more.  For children, try Little Pim!

Universal Class – Donated by The Friends of SNHL

This database has online courses including career tools, ESL, medical terminology, time management, Microsoft Office, spelling 101, resume writing, customer service and many more. These courses are taught by instructors and available free with your  SNHL library card.  Please contact the library if you have a card from another library in Allegheny County.

ArtistWorksDonated by the Friends of SNHL

ArtistWorks for Libraries provides patrons with world-class instruction through self-paced video lessons from Grammy Award-winning music and artistic professionals. ArtistWorks for Libraries offers users everything they need for musical and artistic instruction, from introduction to advanced performance.  Free with your SNHL library card. Please contact the library if you have a card from a different library in Allegheny County.

Consumer Reports

Contact us for more information on how to access Consumer Reports online.

Need a Read?

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