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Library Hours
Monday-Thursday: 9AM-9PM | Friday: 9AM-6PM | Saturday: 9AM-5PM

MASKS REQUIRED: Effective 8/11/21 Parkland Community Library is now requiring masks regardless of vaccination status for everyone aged 2 and up due to the recent surge of COVID-19 Delta variant in Lehigh County. Masks and/or face coverings must be worn inside the library and worn during all indoor library programs on or offsite.

CURBSIDE PICK-UP IS AVAILABLE for those who cannot wear a mask, and for anyone else who would like to use this service. If you need a mask, please request one at the circulation desk. Thank you for your cooperation!

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Newseum - Today's Front Pages 
Front pages from more than 665 newspapers from 53 countries.

Online Newspaper Directory for the World
Read thousands of newspapers available several languages. 

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BookPage is a discovery tool for readers, highlighting the best new books across all genres. Enjoy their digital editions for direct access to issues.   
Explore podcasts, book lists, and more, covering all genres and embracing diversity.

Book Series in Order 
Figure out which book comes next in a series or what else an author has written. 
A great place to find book reviews and book lists by fellow readers, and to track your own reading.

LibriVox provides free audiobooks from the public domain.

Project Gutenberg  
Project Gutenberg is a library of over 60,000 free eBooks. lets you search the collections of libraries in your community and thousands more around the world.

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Business & Investment
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BigCharts provides access to investment research tools such as interactive charts, quotes, industry analysis, intraday stock screeners, as well as market news & commentary. 
Business news and information from the editors of CNN and Money Magazine.

EDGAR (SEC Filings & Forms) 
Corporate information on companies required to file with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.

Entrepreneur's Guide
A helpful, reliable resource for anyone interested in starting a business in Pennsylvania. It clearly outlines the information you need, including: writing a business plan, financing your business,choosing a site, registering your business name, laws, regulations and licenses, general tax information, tax credits and incentives and more.

SCORE is a nonprofit association dedicated to educating entrepreneurs and helping small businesses start, grow, and succeed nationwide. SCORE is a resource partner with the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), and has been mentoring small business owners for more than forty years.  The site includes valuable templates and tools to help construct business plans, accounting & management, legal issues, technology, and much more.

U.S. Patent and Trademark Office 
Search the Trademark and Patent Databases. Tutorials from UT's Engineering Library will help make your search more productive.

U.S. Small Business Administration
The Small Business Administration site is full of tools, templates, and links to other organizations that are helpful to small businesses.

Also visit our Databases A-Z page for more business-related resources.

College, Careers & Jobs

Download our job search guide here. 
Job listings for people early in their careers, seeking internships or entry level work.

 See and compare profiles of over 7,000 colleges and universities across the nation.

Fill out a FAFSA (free application for student aid) at this site from the U.S. Department of Education. 
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O*Net at 
Search occupational data and learn about the hiring outlook in different fields, as well as matching skills with occupations.

PA CareerLink 
PA CareerLink® Lehigh Valley is an employment center that connects employers and job opportunities with qualified job seekers. 
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Yellow Pages 
Search for phone numbers for people and businesses.

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Internet Movie Database 
Film information including reviews, plot summaries, awards, bios, etc.

TV Guide Entertainment Network 
Not just TV — music and movies, too.

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    Cindy's List
    Large selection of resources from around the web devoted to genealogy.

      The largest collection of free family history, family tree, and genealogy records in the world.

        GENUKI (Genealogy of the United Kingdom & Ireland)
        This large collection of genealogical information pages run by volunteers covers England, Ireland, Scotland, Wales, the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man. Includes a link to the UK National Archives. GENUKI is the British equivalent of the USGenWeb site

          National Archives
          Resources for Genealogists from

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              A volunteer project to provide Internet sites for genealogical research in every county and state of the U.S. Includes access to the USGW Digital Library transcription project and a variety of other special projects and sites.

              Also visit our genealogy page.

              Cemetary Records

              Cemetery Junction
              Directory of cemeteries linked to transcriptions entered by volunteers on a wide variety of sites around the Internet.  The focus is on the United States and Australia.

              Find a Grave
              Growing, searchable database of cemeteries and gravesites.

              Over 3 million cemetery records in nearly 8 thousand cemeteries submitted by volunteers around the world.  Also includes photographs, history, maps of cemeteries and driving directions.

              Nationwide Military Gravesite Locator
              Search most of the 120 Department of Veterans Affairs' national cemeteries for burial locations.

              US Cemetery Records
              US cemetery transcription listings listed by state.  Browse these listings for particular cemeteries in each state that have interments found online.

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              Health & Medicine

              Center for Disease Control
              Get scientific guidelines about how to prevent diseases and what to do if you get sick. Includes detailed guidance on COVID-19.

              This registry of over 130,000 clinical trials conducted worldwide and includes the trial's purpose, participant eligibility, and location.

              Drug Information Portal
              The National Library of Medicine's Drug Information Portal provides information on over 31,000 drugs from their entry in clinical trials through U.S. FDA approval and into the marketplace.  

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              MEDLINEplus, a service of the U.S. National Library of Medicine and the National Institutes of Health, provides consumer health information in English and Spanish. 

              National Library of Medicine
              The National Library of Medicine provides free health information to libraries, health professionals, and consumers around the world. The information originates from the National Institutes of Health.

              NIH Senior Health
              NIH Senior Health is a government website designed with the needs of older adults in mind.  The site provides accurate health and wellness information for people 60+.

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              Based on the Physicians' Desk Reference database, this site is designed to put critical health information into the hands of consumers.

              Hospital Comparison
              Resources for hospital comparison.

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              Pennsylvania Dept of Education: Home Education
              Homeschooling law and resources, including a list of local, state, and national organizations.

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              Homework Helpers

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              Interactive apps and websites selected by librarians for children 14 years of age and younger.

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              Subject Directories

              Useful Reference Sites 
              Sites recommended by the Library of Congress (Alcove 9).

              Search Engines

              Best Search Tools
              Links to recommended search engines from Infopeople.

              Bare Bones 101
              More detail related to search engines.


              New Internet User Tutorial
              Designed to help people who have never used a computer before, this tutorial concentrates on using the mouse and other basic skills.

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                Index to many legal resources, including primary legal sources, government resources, and WWW sites.

                  Public Library of Law
                  A free online legal research site from Fastcase.

                  Judge Donald E. Wieand Law Library (Lehigh County)
                  Access legal information and pathfinders with sample forms for common legal issues.

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                  Real Estate

                    Lehigh County Assessment Office
                    Search assessment records for Lehigh County.

                      Check real estate listings, see crime trends, school reviews, and more.

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                      Tax Information

                        Internal Revenue Service Web Site
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                        PA Department of Revenue
                        Find PA tax forms or padirectfile.

                        Local (Parkland) Tax
                        Tax office of the Parkland School District.


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                        U.S. Government

                          American FactFinder 
                          Your source for population, housing, economic, and geographic data from the U.S. Census Bureau

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                          Fuel Economy Website
                          U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Fuel Economy Website.

                          Library of Congress
                          The Library of Congress catalog and more — copyright information, links to government sites, and a guide to the Web.

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                                  Social Security Administration
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                                  THOMAS: Legislative information from the Library of Congress
                                  Legislative information of the U.S. Congress, including floor activities, bills, laws, committee information, and more.

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