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Library users may access the following databases from computer workstations
located at the Horsham Township Library.

Many of these same databases can be accessed "remotely," that is, from a computer at your home, school or office. When using remote access, you will be asked to type in your library card's 14-digit barcode number to validate you as a user covered by the terms of the applicable subscription contract. To connect to the database, click on its icon.

Database access provided by the Horsham Township Library.
Morningstar Investment Research Center: an on-line investment research tool providing analysts’ independent opinions on 1,700 stocks, 2,200 mutual funds, and 300 exchange rated funds. Morningstar lets users build and test portfolio ideas online, and provides financial education through its Investing Classroom.

note: Use Internet Explorer or Safari browser software to access this database. Morningstar does not work with Mozilla's Firefox browser.

Bloom's Literary Reference On-line
Bloom's Literary Reference
Bloom's Literary Reference On-Line contains literary criticism, author biographical information, extensive entries on over 46,000 literary characters, topics, themes, movements, and genres covering American, British and world literature. The database gives examples of full citations in MLA, 7th Edition; Chicago Manual of Style; and APA styles.
TrueFlix: Streaming videos and book-related learning games for elementrary school age children based on great non-fiction books from Scholastic.
EbscoHost magazine index
EbscoHost: a suite of periodical index databases that contain citations and full-text articles in magazines, newspapers and documents of interest to students of all ages, business people, teachers, and general readers.

EBSCO Legal Reference Center
EBSCO Legal Information Reference Center contains more than 220 full-text publications (many from the Nolo Press series of consumer oriented legal guides) and thousands of legal forms you can use to create and print documents such as rental agreements, wills, personnel forms and more.
Novelist Plus
NoveList Plus
NoveList Plus: a comprehensive online readers' advisory database. Using NoveList Plus, you can search among hundreds of thousands of popular fiction and readable nonfiction titles, and also retrieve author read-alikes, book lists, book discussion guides, and more. Subscription sponsored by Friends of the Horsham Library!
Click here for a Guide to using NoveList in PDF format you can read on line or print for home use.


Zinio is a collection of 110 downloadable magazines you can read via the browser on your computer or using an App on your portable digital device. To use Zinio, click the Zinio icon to link to the Zinio website and create a new account. Follow the directions in the Zinio for Libraries - Library Collection and Check Out Guide. Download the Zinio App from the app store for your eBook reader, smartphone, or tablet PC so that you can take digital magazines with you wherever you go.

Database access from the
POWER Library Network - Pennsylvania's Electronic Library.
Link to PA Online World of Electronic Resources
P.O.W.E.R. Library
A selection of database subscriptions underwritten by a statewide master contract negotiated by the State Library of Pennsylvania. The databases include:
  • AccessPA catalog of books and materials in libraries throughout Pennsylvania
  • AP Images: Associated Press photo and image archives
  • Auto Repair Reference Center - EBSCO Publishing
  • BookFlix: animated children's picture books and related learning games from Scholastic
  • Business Source Main Edition - EBSCO Publishing
  • Consumer Health Complete - EBSCO Publishing: full text for more than 250 health reference books and encyclopedias
  • Contemporary Authors - Gale Cengage: biographical and bibliographical information on more than 145,000 of today’s most influential authors
  • CyberSmarts - Rosen Publishing: interactive ebooks that give students experience in navigating the online world in a safe, controlled environment.
  • eBooks on EBSCOhost
  • EBSCOHost: an on-line magazine & journal index
  • GreenFILE environmental database - EBSCO Publishing
  • Kids Search: an easy-to-use, graphically appealing search interface was designed especially for grades K – 8
  • LISTA (Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts) - EBSCO Publishing
  • MasterFILE Main Edition - EBSCO Publishing
  • Middle Search Main Edition - EBSCO Publishing
  • Newspaper Source Plus - EBSCO Publishing: full-text access to over 1,000 U.S. and international newspapers
  • Primary Search Main Edition - EBSCO Publishing
  • Searchasaurus: a colorful, animated search interface designed for primary school students to access over 80 popular full-text magazines, American Heritage Children’s Dictionary, and the Encyclopedia of Animals
  • SIRS Discoverer - ProQuest: articles & images from over 1,600 newspapers, magazines & government documents geared for elementary and secondary school students.
  • Teacher Reference Center - - EBSCO Publishing
Database access underwritten by a portion of the County Coordination Aid appropriation to the Montgomery County- Norristown Public Library by the Pennsylvania Legislature.

Booklist Online
is an on-line version of a journal that published reviews of books, movies and recordings by librarians and publishing industry professionals. Booklist also publishes themed articles and lists of award-winners.

Mango Languages
Mango Languages is an on-line language learning program. You can learn nine foreign languages (Chinese (Mandarin), French, German, Greek, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese (Brazilian), Russian, Spanish) or complete three ESL (English As a Second Language) courses. The 100-lesson courses provide a deep understanding of each language and its culture.
Link to ReferenceUSA
The ReferenceUSA database contains detailed information on more than 34 million U.S. businesses; 260 million U.S. residents; 1.5 million Canadian businesses; and 12 million Canadian residents. Used by entrepreneurs, businesses, students, job-seekers or anyone wanting access to information on tens of millions of businesses and hundreds of millions of consumers in an easy to search format. Remote access is available from home, school or office. To log-in remotely, please have your library card number handy. You will need to enter your 14-digit number to log-in.
Link to Tumblebooks
Tumblebooks is a collection of animated, talking picture books for young children. You will need the Flash plug-in from Macromedia to hear the animation. To download the free Flash plug-in go to Macromedia.
Public documents relating to environmental restoration in Horsham.
Willow Grove
Naval Air Station
Administrative Record
The Willow Grove Naval Air Station has provided copies of the documents that comprise its Administrative Record. These documents pertain to assessments of enviromnental hazards on the base, plans for remediation, and actions taken to clean up pollution.
Horsham Air Guard Station Administrative Record

The PA Air National Guard has placed copies of documents that comprise its Environmental Restoration Program's (ERP) Administrative Record on deposit with the Horsham Township Library. These documents relate to the Horsham Air Guard Station's committments to meeting the standards prescribed in all applicable Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act regulations.

These documents exist in PDF format only. They may be read on-line, down-loaded and printed from this library's website without restriction.

Pa Dept. of Environmental Protection
Administrative Record
Limekiln PCE HSCA site
Commonwealth of PA Dept. of Environmental Protection has placed a copy of its Administrative Record relating to cleanup of groundwater contamination by tetrachloroethylene in the Limekiln site in Horsham Township. These documents can be read in the library's Reference Dept. and can be photocopied at the reader's expense. The library has also scanned copies of these documents so that they can be read on-line, printed, and downloaded without restriction.
Pa Dept. of Environmental Protection
Administrative Record
Midfield Volatile Organic Compounds Site
Commonwealth of PA Dept. of Environmental Protection has placed a copy of its Administrative Record relating to cleanup of groundwater contamination. The Midfield VOCS Site is located in the vicinity of Horsham Road to the east of its intersection with Limekiln Pike. Tetrachloroethene (PCE) and several daughter products were discovered in residential potable wells along Park Road and Midfield Drive. PCE, 1,1-Dichloroethene (1,1-DCE) and 1,2-dichloroethane (1,2-DCA) were detected above their Maximum Contaminant Levels

Demographic Data for Pennasylvania & Horsham Area
Demographic DataPennsylvania
Handy Internet-based Reference Resources
Dictionaries Dictionary.Com
OneLook Reverse Dictionary
yourDictionary.Com: 2500 dictionaries and grammars in over 300 languages
Word Spy: recently coined words and phrases
UrbanDictionary.Com: contemporary slang
RhymeZone: rhyming dictionary
Phrases & Quotations The Phrase Finder
AskOxford.Com: Quotations & English grammar & usage
Quotations Home Page
Acronym Server: acronyms & abbreviations
WWW.ELyrics4U.Com: song lyrics
Almanacs Information Please
WWW.Refdesk.Com: facts and current events
Time, Measure & Financial Calculators The Official U.S. Time
Measure Converter: measurement conversion tables
Online Conversion.Com: various conversion calculators
Mortgage Calculator Tools: mortgage and retirement savings account calculators
Periodic Table of the Elements: an interactive Periodic Table with information about each chemical element
Fuel Economy Guide: Fuel Economy Guide, published annually by the US Dept. of Energy & EPA
Places Atlapedia Online: color physical & political maps, facts & statistics on countries of the world.
CIA World Factbook
Alexandria Digital Library Gazetteer: 4,000,000 world place names
Columbia Gazetteer of North America: 50,000 N. American place names
Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature: extraterrestrial bodies
U.S. Gazetteer: with links to US Census data
Public Domain Resources In The First Person: a free index to letters, diaries, oral histories, memoirs, and auto biographies accessible via the Internet. Database maintained by Alexander Street Press.
War Letters: The Legacy Project: Founded in 1998, this national, all-volunteer initiative encourages Americans to preserve personal correspondence of veterans, active-duty troops, & their loved ones. No one can tell the stories of these men and women better than they can in their own words via the letters and e-mails they have written in times of war
World Digital Library: primary source documents from world cultures with explanations by scholars in Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Portuguese, Spanish, and Russian. A project of UNESCO, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization.

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