Berks County Public Libraries

Web Content

Check that:

1. The author has expertise on the topic.

2. The source of the content is stated.

3. The content can be independently verified from other sources.

4. The information is current & the site maintained.

5. The site includes contact information.

Source:Cohen, Laura and Trudi Jacobson. 2008. Evaluating Web Content,


Online Countywide Catalog
Find books, music, movies, audio books and more in our countywide online catalog. From the catalog, you can place a hold on an item and have most items reserved for pickup at whichever member library you prefer.
Access Pennsylvania Database
Search across Pennsylvania libraries for books and other library materials.
Databases - Power Library
Find articles from magazines, newspapers, and encyclopedias. Plus AP Images photo archive, and Auto Repair Reference Center.
Mango Language Learning is a set of online language courses for Spanish, French, German, Italian and Chinese (Mandarin). Free to anyone with a Berks County Public Libraries card. (how to get a card)
ipl2 is a public service organization and a learning/teaching environment. To date, thousands of students and volunteer library and information science professionals have been involved in answering reference questions for our Ask an ipl2 Librarian service and in designing, building, creating and maintaining the ipl2's collections.
Ask Here PA
Ask Here PA is designed to provide fast answers to your questions (24 hours a day - 7 days a week), using information found on the Internet and in proprietary databases funded by libraries. In most cases, Ask Here PA Librarians will provide an answer online in 15 minutes or less! If your question involves lengthy research, we'll get you started and/or provide a referral for you or your question.
Opposing Viewpoints Resource Center
A source for information on today's hottest social issues. OVRC features viewpoint articles, topic overviews, full-text magazine, academic journal, and newspaper articles, primary source documents, statistics, images and podcasts, and links to websites
Testing & Education Reference Center
Use this database to search thousands of college and graduate school entries. Identify scholarships that meet financial needs. Take on-line practice tests and use test prep eBooks to obtain your education goals.