Here you’ll find a variety of resources available to you with your Meadville Library POWER Code. Not sure what that is? Look for a blue sticker on your library card. No blue sticker? Stop by the Main Desk.
Ancestry & Ethnicity in America
Looking for up-to-date demographic, population, or relocation information? This is a searchable version of the book we have in Reference. If you’re outside the library, click here. Log-in with your POWER code. Do not capitalize the pl (plxxxx).
If you need information about a state, this is the place to look! Find state facts, flags, history, even crossword puzzles using this resource. To access from home, be sure to use your Power Library Code in front of your library barcode number with lower-case pl (plxxxxxxxxxxxx) to log in.
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Access, read and download ebooks through EBSCOhost. You’ll need to create a new account to download books. From the “Sign In” page, click on the “Create a new Account” link. It only takes a moment to register and then you’ll be able to sign in directly to keep track of your reading. Here’s a list of supported devices: http://blogs.adobe.com/digitalpublishing/supported-devices. Log in with your Power Code and the library barcode number (PLxxxxxxxxxxxx).
Gale Virtual Reference Library
Online access to encyclopedias and reference e-book sets. You can search the books, download articles from them in a number of formats, even have the articles read to you. At-home access is available. Simply enter just Meadville’s POWER code, no barcode (PLxxxx).
Learning Express Library
Practice for school, college or professional licensure exams or just hone your skills with Learning Express Library. Follow the link provided and register to take practice tests or access e-books on your particular topic.
A new 6-volume reference work available electronically or in book format in the Reference section. Use the POWER code leaving off the PL and then add the first number of your library card barcode (xxxx2 or xxxx7). In the library, skip the log in and go to the “Home” tab.
If you’re looking for information on literature, Salem Literature’s Masterplots is a good place to start. Also available in the Reference Room, this 12-volume set summarizes works of literature, lists main characters, and provides critical analysis as well as suggestions for further reading. Use the POWER code leaving off the PL and then add the first number of your library card barcode (xxxx2 or xxxx7). In the library, skip the log in and go to the “Home” tab.
Electronic resources provided to Meadville Public Library through the State of Pennsylvania. Search for articles in magazines, journals, and encyclopedia. Find images for school projects. Locate repair information to fix your car. Get informed about medical issues. Use your POWER code followed by your library card barcode number to log in (PLxxxxxxxxxxxx).
Use ReferenceUSA to locate businesses and individuals in the United States. The databases contains not just names and addresses, but also company profiles. To access ReferenceUSA outside of the library, use your POWER code plus your eight-digit barcode number to log in (PLxxxxxxxxxxxx).
Available through the Erie-Crawford District services, you can access World Book Reference Center, a section for Kids, a Spanish-language Encyclopedia and a lot more information. Whether in the library or at home, just click on the link from the page that opens.