Library Catalogs & Research Databases

The links below provide access to library catalogs and research databases from within the building or from your home.  This includes the ACCESS PA Statewide Library Catalog. See a librarian to obtain directions for home access.  

The Cedar Cliff Catalog link allows you to search the library catalogs of one or all of the schools in the West Shore School District.

    » Access PA 
    Access PA is the Pennsylvania state-wide library catalog. Anyone can search the library catalogs of more than 2.700 libraries throught the state of Pennsylvania.

    » Cedar Cliff Catalog 
    Search the Cedar Cliff Card Catalog or select the "Other Libraries" button on left of the Library Search Screen. Search the library catalogs of one or all sixteen schools in the West Shore School District.

    » Choices Planner 
    A career, scholarship and college information resource.

    » CultureGrams 
    CultureGrams contains information about countries, states, famous people, photos and recipes.

    » eLibrary 
    eLibrary contains newspapers. books, magazines, TV and radio transcripts, maps and photographs. All entries are full-text. * Available from home. See librarian for directions.

    » Gale Group 
    Discovering Collection covers topics in literature, history (U.S. and world), biography, science and social studies. 
    Opposing Viewpoints in Context is a rich database for social issue topics including viewpoint articles, topic overviews, statistics, primary documents and full-text magazine and newspaper articles. 
    U.S. History in Context covers the U.S. from pre-Colonial to the present with articles and primary resources. 
    InfoTrac Newstand is an innovative Web-based Full-text newspaper database used to search a collection of more than 1,000 newspapers.

    » POWER LIBRARY 
    The POWER Library is a service of Pennsylvania's public libraries, school libraries and the State Library. The POWER Library provides access to thousands of full text periodical articles, newspapers, a major encyclopedia, plus photographs, pictures, charts, maps, reference materials for people of all ages.

    » ProQuest 
    ProQuest has national and international newspapers, including some PA papers, and scholarly journals. Most resources are full text. *Available from home. See librarian for directions.

    » Salem Health 
    Salem Health contains the 2008 print edition of Magill's Medical Guide and the 2008 edition of Cancer. The resource covers diseases, disorders, symptoms, causes, treatments, procedures, specialties, anatomy, and a pharmaceutical list surveying brand-name and generic drugs, as well as glossary of medical terms.

    » World Book Encyclopedia 
    World Book On-line Reference Center offers a dictionary, atlases, current events, and the encyclopedia.
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