Search the Library’s entire collection (PointCat, the Databases, & Selected Web Pages) with one simple search.
Academic Search Complete
Full text and/or abstracts for scholarly publications covering most academic areas. Large collection of peer reviewed journals and an extensive image collection.
A to Z Maps Online
Downloadable maps of all kinds, including modern outline, political, thematic, topographic, scientific and animated maps, as well as tens of thousands of antique maps of the world and individual countries.
A to Z The USA
A web-based encyclopedia of detailed information and images for 56 U.S. states and territories.
The African American Experience
Full text database providing in-depth coverage of the history and culture of African Americans.
Provides access to high quality streaming videos in science, drama and history. Collections feature: BBC Shakespearean Plays, World and U.S. History series, core sciences series (Chemistry, Biology, Physics, Environmental Sciences) and much more.
American History in Video
Part of the VAST collection, American History in Video provides access to online videos for the study of American history. Videos include newsreels, archival footage, and important documentaries. Under the "Disciplines" drop down select "American History" to access these videos.
The American Indian Experience
Full text materials and accounts of Native American history from an indigenous perspective.
Provides comprehensive analysis of issues in the news media, including topics related to health, international affairs, the environment, education, U.S. economy, and technology. CQ Researcher offers an overview, future outlook, chronology, and bibliography for each issue as well as a pro/con section that represents opposing points of view.
Provides full text access to electronic books covering a variety of subjects. This resource also allows the user to automatically cite, print, and take notes electronically.
ERIC - Education Resources Information Center
Indexes / abstracts of articles and documents on education research and practice. Includes lesson plans, educational bibliographies, and more.
Films On Demand
Provides access to a variety of online academic streaming videos. Please consult the FAQ section for connection and browser requirements.
Full text articles from the Humanities, Social Sciences, and selected science areas. Most recent 2-5 years not included.
The Latino American Experience
The Latino American Experience is a full-text database that explores the history and culture of U.S. Latinos.
LEXIS-NEXIS Academic Universe
Full text newspapers and wire services, business news, market reports, SEC filings, legal research including Shepard's Supreme Court citation service, state and federal codes and case law, medical news, journals, and abstracts.
Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts
Indexes periodicals, research reports and proceedings. Subject coverage includes librarianship, online information retrieval, etc.
Literary Reference Center
A comprehensive full text literary reference database, which provides a broad spectrum of reference information including detailed information on the most studied authors and their works.
New York Times
Provides full text access to extensive news, multimedia and archives from the New York Times. Follow the link provided to register with your Point Park email address and claim your academic pass.
Provides full text access to articles from acclaimed Humanities and Social Sciences journals. Project MUSE also has a vast selection of journal titles from many of the world's leading university presses and scholarly societies.
Provides full text access to prestigious scholarly journals in Business, the Humanities, Social Sciences, and Technology, among others.
Provides statistics related to a variety of fields, including media, advertising, finance, politics, etc. Located in one simple, easy-to-use database, Statista’s information is pulled and compiled from market research, trade publications, scientific journals, and government databases.
The portal to government information provides a search engine to access official information and services from the U.S. government.
VAST: Academic Video Online
Provides online streaming video of multidisciplinary topics including documentaries, interviews, performances, news reels and more.
Vocational & Career Collection
Full text coverage of trade and industry-related periodicals.
To search for a particular newspaper, magazine or journal in the Library’s collection, use the Journal List.
Library Books / DVDs
Education books generally have call numbers that begin with L and are located on the Lower Level. Please note that the library has an extensive Curriculum / Children’s Literature collection located on the Main Floor of the library. Please use PointCat: Find Books & More for more detailed information.
Internet Sites related to Education
How to Cite Resources
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