Science Online

The award-winning Science Online offers a comprehensive, curriculum-oriented overview of a broad range of scientific disciplines in a variety of useful formats. An ideal science solution for schools, libraries and homework assignments.

Science Reference Center

Our access to science databases offers a comprehensive, curriculum-oriented overview of a broad range of scientific disciplines in a variety of useful formats. An ideal science solution for schools, libraries and homework assignments.

Signing Savvy

Signing Savvy contains high resolution videos of American Sign Language (ASL) signs and common other signs used in conversational signing within the United States and Canada. Our constantly expanding dictionary has videos of signs for more than 7000 words and phrases! Any word not contained in the dictionary can be fingerspelled. To access this database from anywhere: Visit the PPL Signing Savvy page Click on New User?, Sign-Up! or the “MEMBERSHIP” button. Enter the barcode on your library card and click ‘Continue’ Complete the form on the “Setup Library Account” page to create your account and click “Continue” Once your… Read More »

Small Business Reference Center

Offers exclusive full text for many top consumer small business reference books, as well as tools to address many small business topics. Includes business videos, a help and advice section and details on how to create business plans.

Transparent Language Online

Learn to speak a new language. Over 100 foreign language courses are available that can help you learn languages including French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Russian, Spanish and Mandarin Chinese. There’s also an ESL component that provides English language learning to speakers of over 25 different languages.

Vocation and Career Collection

The collection provides full text coverage for nearly 340 trade and industry related periodicals including American Machinist, Pediatric Nursing, Wireless Week, Drug Store News, Reeves Journal, Hotel and Motel Management, Restaurant Business, Advertising Age, and many more. To access this database from anywhere: Visit http://www.oplin.org/ebsco Select ‘All EBSCOhost Databases’ You can then choose your database and start searching

World Book Hispanica

This comprehensive Spanish-language encyclopedia includes more than 100,000 articles, more than 8,500 images and maps, and nearly 1,000 videos, animations, sounds, and interactive media.

World Book Kids

Thousands of colorful illustrations, diagrams, and maps enrich thousands of articles selected for appeal and curricular standards, with teacher guides, provide instuctions and stimulating ways to use content in the classroom setting or for homework.