Mansfield University of Pennsylvania

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State Library Resources for Faculty

The State Library of Pennsylvania now offers access to its online databases to PASSHE employees. Simply request a card and you can access the databases listed below. Please note that these are not available to students, with the exception of the POWER library. If you have any questions or problems, please contact your liaison librarian.

Requesting a Library Card

  1. On the left side of the page select "Forms and Applications"
  2. Click on "Library Card Application"
  3. Fill out the form. Some of the fields may seem odd, so here is a helping hand:
        Agency = State System of Higher Education
        Bureau = Mansfield University
        Office Address = Your Department Name and Address
  4. Submit the form

Once your card arrives, you can access the state library online databases.

Renewing your Library Card

State Library cards expire every 3-4 years. If you are a faculty or staff member who is having trouble using your State Library card, please contact the State Library:

State Library Reference Desk
Online Reference Form

Available Databases - Subject to Change

  • Business & Computing
    • ABI/INFORM Global
    • Accounting and Tax Periodicals
    • Banking Information Source
    • Business Dateline
    • ProQuest Asian Business
    • ProQuest Computing
    • ProQuest European Business
    • ProQuest Telecommunications
  • Education
    • Career and Technical Education
    • Education Periodicals
    • ProQuest Education Complete
    • Wilson Education Abstracts PlusText
  • History & Genealogy
    • HeritageQuest
    • American National Biography
    • African American History
    • American Women's History
    • Sanborn Digital Maps for Pennsylvania, 1867-1970
  • Health & Medicine
    • Pharmaceutical News Index
    • ProQuest Medical Library
    • ProQuest Nursing Journals
    • ProQuest Psychology Journals
    • Health and Medical Complete
  • General & Miscellaneous Resources
    • FirstSearch (OCLC) - ArticleFirst, ECO, ERIC, GPO, MEDLINE, PapersFirst, Proceedings, UnionLists, WorldAlmanac, WorldCat
    • ProQuest Religion
    • Research Library Complete
    • Congressional Universe
    • Current Issues
    • Government Periodicals Universe
    • Leadership Directories
    • MAD CAD -- "MAD CAD will provide you access to cross-referenced collections of building, electrical, mechanical, plumbing, fire, and maintenance codes from BOCA, SBCCI, ICBO, ICC, and NFPA."
    • State Capital Universe
    • PROQUEST Newspapers 

POWER Library

The POWER library is also available with your State Library Card. This set of databases is available to anyone, including your students, through the public library. So, feel free to point your students to these databases by sending them to the local public library to get a card. Here are a few of the resources available from the POWER library:

  • AccuNet/AP® Multimedia Archive
  • Contemporary Authors & Scribner Writers Series from Gale
  • Poem Finder
  • SIRS
  • eLibrary Elementary
  • Encyclopedia of Astronomy and Astrophysics
  • Scientific American Archive
  • EBSCOhost Masterfile