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Academic OneFile

Search full-text peer reviewed journals from 1980-present

America’s News Magazines

Research topics and current events from The Atlantic, Education Week, Newsweek, Popular Science, Smithsonian and more


Over 1 million historical & current biographies

Britannica School Edition

Students in Elementary, Middle or High School can search for articles, images, primary source documents and videos on a broad range of subjects

Diversity Studies Collection

Search 150 journals on cultural differences from 1980-present

Elementary (formerly Kids Infobits)

K-5 students can search books, magazines & newspapers


Students can search magazines, encyclopedias, images and maps

General Science Collection

Search 300 publications on physics, mathematics, technology & scientific issues

Learning Express Library

Includes SAT, GRE, TASC practice exams and career guidance for students and adults

Literature Resource Center

Literary criticism, reviews & biographical information on 130,000 writers worldwide. Includes Scribner Writers series online.

Live Homework Help – Service available from 9am – 10pm Weekdays and 2pm – 10pm Weekends. Spanish Speaking assistance available


Digital picture books in 46 Languages Other Than English for ages 3 – 10 years old.  Login with your PWPL Library card to enjoy story time in your native language with English translations. 

Middle School

Search magazines, newspapers, videos, primary sources and more

Mometrix Test Prep

Test prep service for Regents, APs, SAT, ACT, GRE, LSAT, Series 7, nursing, teaching exams and more. 

NoveList Plus

Fiction & non-fiction reader’s advisory service provides reviews and helps you find similar titles

Novelist Plus K-8

Grade school fiction & non-fiction reader’s advisory service with reviews & what to read next

Opposing Viewpoints

Current event overviews & opinions

Salem History

Search for information on American history from the 50s, 60s, & 70s including full text historical documents from 1763 – 2003

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Salem Literature

Critical Insights on Austen, Dickens, Hemingway, Twain and more

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Search earth science, space, technology, life science, mathematics and biographical resources


TrueFlix Includes videos, eBooks, activities, images and websites on science and social studies topics for students. 

Tumble Books

Animated talking picture books, chapter books, National Geographic videos, non-fiction titles, playlists, graphic novels and books in French and Spanish. For kids in grades K-6.


Live one-on-one homework help from 2pm – 10pm daily in English and Spanish. Over 40 subjects covered including math, science and English plus ACT & SAT prep. Provides assistance with resumes, cover letters and interview techniques. Your Username is your library card number. Made possible by the Friends of the Library

U.S. History

Search scholarly journals, newspapers, magazines, books & videos for events and issues in American history.

Virtual Reference Library-Ebooks

Search the full text of popular reference e-books

World History

Search primary documents, articles, maps & books for historical events and topics.