Research

More and more research is being done on the Internet these days and it’s hard to tell the good resources from the bad resources. In a digital world filled with unreliable information and just plain misinformation, the library is the best place to find quality resources for all of your research needs.

Databases & Homework Help

Power Library
imagesWhether you are researching current events, looking for consumer health information, needing pictures of orangutans, or just browsing for fun, POWER Library has research material to cover it all. Use anywhere (with your library card and PIN) or in the library!

Ask Here PA
Ask Here PA is Pennsylvania’s new statewide live chat reference service and is a free service to all residents of Pennsylvania, offering live chat reference 24 hours per day, 7 days per week.
We’ll be here to help you get answers to your questions, any time and anywhere you have Internet access. Unlike other “expert” sites on the Web, there is no charge to use our service. We’ll be doing what libraries have always done best — quickly getting you the accurate, unbiased information you need.

Brainfuse HelpNow!
Brainfuse offers a comprehensive suite of online academic services designed to support many learning needs and styles. That includes free online live tutoring for all school subjects and state tests, writing assistance, job coaching, and resume writing.

LawDepot
Do it yourself legal documents and templates. Use LawDepot to choose from documents such as wills, contracts, business forms, and more; can be specific to Pennsylvania.

Resources A to Z
Not finding what you’re looking for? Have no fear! You can view an alphabetical list of ALL our resources by CLICKING HERE.

Useful Websites

Readers’ Corner

Reading Recommendations
o New York Times Best Sellers
o Indie Best Sellers

 

Online Book Reviews
o Chicago Tribune Books
o Kirkus Reviews
o New York Times Books
o NPR Books
o Publisher’s Weekly

 

Movies & Music

Movie News & Reviews
o Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences
o Internet Movie Database
o Movie Review Query Engine
o Rotten Tomatoes

 

Music News & Reviews
o All Music
o Billboard Online
o Classical.net
o Lyric Opera of Chicago
o NPR Music

Downloadable Books

You can borrow eBooks and Audiobooks from the Bucks County Public Libraries to read on any generation Kindle device or Kindle app, Barnes & Noble Nook, among other popular ereaders through OverDrive. Click here to see a full listing of the different supported devices and the formats they require. Also, click here to browse the online collection of materials available through OverDrive.

For instructions on how to download eBooks to your Nook, click here.

For instructions on how to download eBooks to your Kindle, click here.

Free eBooks
ManyBooks – Has over 26,000 free titles.
Project Gutenberg – Has over 33,000 free titles.
Open Library – Has over one million free titles.
Feedbooks – A place to discover and publish eBooks.