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 and 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).
Ask Here PA- Get answers to your questions 24-7 from a PA librarian.
Consumer Reports- Consumer Reports Online is now available through Erie-Crawford District Library services. If asked for a Patron ID, please enter your POWER code from the blue sticker on your library card.
ePrep- Practice the SAT, ACT, PSAT and more, under timed conditions online grading and video review to improve skills.
GALE Literature Criticism Online- GALE Literature Criticism Online represents a range of modern and historical views on authors and their works across regions, eras and genres presented as digitized pdfs and reader versions of full text and excerpts. Download, print and email article features are available, as well as citations and translations into multiple languages. ECPL/Public Libraries of Erie County resource ~ Library card required – Also available to Crawford County residents.
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).
Masterplots- 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 to get access outside the library.
POWER Library- Search for articles in magazines, journals, and encyclopedias. Find images for school projects. Get informed about medical issues. 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.
Pronunciator- Pronunciator is a language learning system. Register in with an email address and your library card number and then follow the directions to get right to learning through your broswer or download apps for the iPad, iPhone, iPod, or Android tablet or phone.
Testing & Education Reference Center- TERC – the Testing & Education Reference Center offers test preparation & practice exams for high school, college entrance, professional certification and licensing, military, and civil service. Peterson’s ebooks are available as well as tools for Career Assessment, a Resume Builder and the Virtual Careers Library. ECPL/Public Libraries of Erie County resource ~ Library card required – Also available to Crawford County residents.
Universal Class- Over 500 online continuing education courses are now available through our website!
These video based courses are for patrons interested in personal or professional growth. As a student, you can sign up for 5 classes at a time & can learn on your own time at your own pace. There is a wide range of subjects which are offered from expert instructors giving continual feedback. Continuing Education Units (CEUs) can be earned on selected courses.