Archives

Civil War Primary Source Documents (EBSCO - Ligonier Valley Library)

From the New-York Historical Society, Civil War Primary Source Documents is an archive of unique manuscripts chronicling the American Civil War as it was experienced. Providing both Northern and Southern perspectives, it covers all aspects of the war, including reactions and impressions from the home front.

Gateway to North America: People, Places, and Organizations of 19th-Century New York (EBSCO - Ligonier Valley Library)

Gateway to North America: The People, Places, and Organizations of 19th-Century New York. From the New-York Historical Society, Gateway to North America: People, Places, and Organizations of 19th-Century New York is an archive chronicling the people and organizations of New York City during the 19th century.

Life Magazine Archive (EBSCO - Ligonier Valley Library)

The Life Magazine Archive consists of cover to cover processing dating back to issue number one in 1936 of the American variety magazine Life, published by Time Inc.

Newspapers.com by Ancestry (ProQuest - Ligonier Valley Library)

Our largest online newspaper archive with 19,900+ newspapers from the 1700s - 2000s. Millions of additional pages added every month.

PA Photos & Documents (POWERLibrary)

Explore thousands of digitized documents and photographs from unique collections in libraries across Pennsylvania. You’ll be amazed by what you find! (Soon we will be adding unique to Ligonier Valley Library content - Stay tuned!)

POWERLibrary - Pennsylvania's Electronic Library

POWER Library is the online portal to all that Pennsylvania libraries offer. This is the place to find trustworthy answers to questions about healthcare, consumer purchases, personal finances, and much more. Enjoy 24/7 access to newspapers, magazines, journals, historical documents and photos, online databases, and eBooks. Research a subject. Learn about your family history. Locate a title. Explore career options. It’s all here at POWER Library.

Revolutionary War Era Orderly Books from the New-York Historical Society (EBSCO - Ligonier Valley Library)

Revolutionary War Era Orderly Books from the New-York Historical Society is a unique archive of Orderly Books from between 1748 and 1817. It includes thousands of pages of primary source material providing valuable information about soldiers' lives.

Time Magazine Archive (EBSCO - Ligonier Valley Library)

The Time Magazine Archive consists of cover to cover processing dating back to issue number one in 1923 of the American popular magazine Time, published by Time Inc.

Arts & Literature

Core Collections (EBSCO/H.W. Wilson - Ligonier Valley Library)

Used for book selection / collections and weeding of library material... This databases cover a wide variety of subject areas including art, education, engineering, humanities, social sciences and more. In addition, the Core Collections provide impartial, authoritative guides help librarians build and maintain well-rounded collections of the most highly recommended reference, nonfiction and fiction books.

Novelist Plus (EBSCO - Ligonier Valley Library)

This is a popular readers’ advisory service that helps readers find fiction and nonfiction books. It includes reviews, book covers, booklists, links to author web pages & much more!

POWERLibrary - Pennsylvania's Electronic Library

POWER Library is the online portal to all that Pennsylvania libraries offer. This is the place to find trustworthy answers to questions about healthcare, consumer purchases, personal finances, and much more. Enjoy 24/7 access to newspapers, magazines, journals, historical documents and photos, online databases, and eBooks. Research a subject. Learn about your family history. Locate a title. Explore career options. It’s all here at POWER Library.

Business, Finance & Law

Entrepreneurship (GALE - POWERLibrary)

Ideal for entrepreneurs, Gale OneFile: Entrepreneurship is updated daily and provides insights, tips, strategies, and success stories. Users find more than 500 subject-appropriate, active, full-text periodicals, including: Beverage Industry, Economist, Entrepreneurship: Theory and Practice, HR Magazine, Real Estate Weekly, Restaurant Business, Tea & Coffee Trade Journal, and more.

POWERLibrary - Pennsylvania's Electronic Library

POWER Library is the online portal to all that Pennsylvania libraries offer. This is the place to find trustworthy answers to questions about healthcare, consumer purchases, personal finances, and much more. Enjoy 24/7 access to newspapers, magazines, journals, historical documents and photos, online databases, and eBooks. Research a subject. Learn about your family history. Locate a title. Explore career options. It’s all here at POWER Library.

Consumer & Auto

Auto Repair Reference Center (EBSCO - POWERLibrary)

(EBSCO): Auto Repair Reference Center contains information on most major manufacturers of domestic and imported vehicles. Database content includes more than 31,660 vehicles covered from 1945 to present; including drawings and step-by-step photographs, technical service bulletins, recalls, enhanced wiring diagrams, specifications and maintenance schedules.

POWERLibrary - Pennsylvania's Electronic Library

POWER Library is the online portal to all that Pennsylvania libraries offer. This is the place to find trustworthy answers to questions about healthcare, consumer purchases, personal finances, and much more. Enjoy 24/7 access to newspapers, magazines, journals, historical documents and photos, online databases, and eBooks. Research a subject. Learn about your family history. Locate a title. Explore career options. It’s all here at POWER Library.

Small Engine Repair Reference Center (EBSCO - POWERLibrary)

This reference database provides detailed yet user-friendly repair guides for all manner of small engines. All of the content is organized in a powerful, easy-to-use manner so that users can quickly find the information they need.

Do It Yourself

Auto Repair Reference Center (EBSCO - POWERLibrary)

(EBSCO): Auto Repair Reference Center contains information on most major manufacturers of domestic and imported vehicles. Database content includes more than 31,660 vehicles covered from 1945 to present; including drawings and step-by-step photographs, technical service bulletins, recalls, enhanced wiring diagrams, specifications and maintenance schedules.

POWERLibrary - Pennsylvania's Electronic Library

POWER Library is the online portal to all that Pennsylvania libraries offer. This is the place to find trustworthy answers to questions about healthcare, consumer purchases, personal finances, and much more. Enjoy 24/7 access to newspapers, magazines, journals, historical documents and photos, online databases, and eBooks. Research a subject. Learn about your family history. Locate a title. Explore career options. It’s all here at POWER Library.

Small Engine Repair Reference Center (EBSCO - POWERLibrary)

This reference database provides detailed yet user-friendly repair guides for all manner of small engines. All of the content is organized in a powerful, easy-to-use manner so that users can quickly find the information they need.

Genealogy & Biography

Ancestry Library Edition - In Library use only! (ProQuest - Ligonier Valley Library)

Ancestry Library - Search over 262,000,000 obituaries and links / research from public family trees, birth, marriage and death records, military records, tax, criminal, land and wills... plus much more!

Civil War Primary Source Documents (EBSCO - Ligonier Valley Library)

From the New-York Historical Society, Civil War Primary Source Documents is an archive of unique manuscripts chronicling the American Civil War as it was experienced. Providing both Northern and Southern perspectives, it covers all aspects of the war, including reactions and impressions from the home front.

HeritageQuest - Online (ProQuest - Ligonier Valley Library)

HeritageQuest Online at the Library - This database is designed for genealogy research... It includes the following: city directories, census map guides, census rolls, mortality schedules, agricultural and industrial schedules and US Freedman bank records. As well as Canadian census records, searching in books, revolutionary war records, US obituaries and much more!

Newspapers.com by Ancestry (ProQuest - Ligonier Valley Library)

Our largest online newspaper archive with 19,900+ newspapers from the 1700s - 2000s. Millions of additional pages added every month.

POWERLibrary - Pennsylvania's Electronic Library

POWER Library is the online portal to all that Pennsylvania libraries offer. This is the place to find trustworthy answers to questions about healthcare, consumer purchases, personal finances, and much more. Enjoy 24/7 access to newspapers, magazines, journals, historical documents and photos, online databases, and eBooks. Research a subject. Learn about your family history. Locate a title. Explore career options. It’s all here at POWER Library.

Revolutionary War Era Orderly Books from the New-York Historical Society (EBSCO - Ligonier Valley Library)

Revolutionary War Era Orderly Books from the New-York Historical Society is a unique archive of Orderly Books from between 1748 and 1817. It includes thousands of pages of primary source material providing valuable information about soldiers' lives.

Health & Wellness

Dementia Handbook & Resource Guide (Gray House Publishing - Ligonier Valley Library)

(Request password from library staff) This new title is designed to bring together necessary and valuable information for the millions of individuals, family members, and caregivers affected by dementia. For those providing care and support to individuals with dementia, this resource provides easy-to-understand and helpful information about dementia and connects readers to many sources of support.

Health & Wellness (GALE - POWERLibrary)

Gale Health and Wellness offers 24/7 access to full-text medical journals, magazines, reference works, multimedia, and much more. Perfect for researchers at all levels, this comprehensive consumer health resource provides authoritative information on the full range of health-related issues, from current disease and disorder information to in-depth coverage of alternative medical practices.

POWERLibrary - Pennsylvania's Electronic Library

POWER Library is the online portal to all that Pennsylvania libraries offer. This is the place to find trustworthy answers to questions about healthcare, consumer purchases, personal finances, and much more. Enjoy 24/7 access to newspapers, magazines, journals, historical documents and photos, online databases, and eBooks. Research a subject. Learn about your family history. Locate a title. Explore career options. It’s all here at POWER Library.

Jobs & Careers

Jobs Page - Local, County, Regional & Commonwealth Job Links

Links to job information from: the

  • Private Industry Council of Westmoreland/Fayette, Inc.
  • Team PA CareerLink
  • WAVA - Westmoreland Association of Volunteer Administrators
  • JobGateway

POWERLibrary - Pennsylvania's Electronic Library

POWER Library is the online portal to all that Pennsylvania libraries offer. This is the place to find trustworthy answers to questions about healthcare, consumer purchases, personal finances, and much more. Enjoy 24/7 access to newspapers, magazines, journals, historical documents and photos, online databases, and eBooks. Research a subject. Learn about your family history. Locate a title. Explore career options. It’s all here at POWER Library.

Ligonier & Pennsylvania / Photos & Documents

Ligonier & Regional Links

Helpful links to:

  • Sites in Ligonier
  • Ligonier Community Events
  • Regional Links
  • Local Scholarship Links

Local, Commonwealth & Federal Government Links / Documents

Links to websites & documents:

  • Local
  • Commonwealth
  • Federal

Government Information

PA Photos & Documents (POWERLibrary)

Explore thousands of digitized documents and photographs from unique collections in libraries across Pennsylvania. You’ll be amazed by what you find! (Soon we will be adding unique to Ligonier Valley Library content - Stay tuned!)

Newspapers and Magazines

AP Newsroom (AP - POWERLibrary)

This database captures the greatest events in history and brings them to life with photographs, audio sound bites, graphics and text. AP Newsroom is a primary source database from the Associated Press, one of the oldest and largest news organizations in the world.

Flipster - Digital Magazines (EBSCO - Ligonier Valley Library)

Flipster is a digital magazine viewer new to Ligonier Valley Library! Click to check it out!

Life Magazine Archive (EBSCO - Ligonier Valley Library)

The Life Magazine Archive consists of cover to cover processing dating back to issue number one in 1936 of the American variety magazine Life, published by Time Inc.

Newspapers.com by Ancestry (ProQuest - Ligonier Valley Library)

Our largest online newspaper archive with 19,900+ newspapers from the 1700s - 2000s. Millions of additional pages added every month.

POWERLibrary - Pennsylvania's Electronic Library

POWER Library is the online portal to all that Pennsylvania libraries offer. This is the place to find trustworthy answers to questions about healthcare, consumer purchases, personal finances, and much more. Enjoy 24/7 access to newspapers, magazines, journals, historical documents and photos, online databases, and eBooks. Research a subject. Learn about your family history. Locate a title. Explore career options. It’s all here at POWER Library.

Time Magazine Archive (EBSCO - Ligonier Valley Library)

The Time Magazine Archive consists of cover to cover processing dating back to issue number one in 1923 of the American popular magazine Time, published by Time Inc.

Reference & Research

Academic Search Main Edition (EBSCO - POWERLibrary)

This resource provides full-text scholarly content for major college courses. Designed specifically for academic research, this database provides full-text and peer-reviewed journals essential for undergraduate and graduate studies.

 

AP Newsroom (AP - POWERLibrary)

This database captures the greatest events in history and brings them to life with photographs, audio sound bites, graphics and text. AP Newsroom is a primary source database from the Associated Press, one of the oldest and largest news organizations in the world.

Auto Repair Reference Center (EBSCO - POWERLibrary)

(EBSCO): Auto Repair Reference Center contains information on most major manufacturers of domestic and imported vehicles. Database content includes more than 31,660 vehicles covered from 1945 to present; including drawings and step-by-step photographs, technical service bulletins, recalls, enhanced wiring diagrams, specifications and maintenance schedules.

Civil War Primary Source Documents (EBSCO - Ligonier Valley Library)

From the New-York Historical Society, Civil War Primary Source Documents is an archive of unique manuscripts chronicling the American Civil War as it was experienced. Providing both Northern and Southern perspectives, it covers all aspects of the war, including reactions and impressions from the home front.

Gateway to North America: People, Places, and Organizations of 19th-Century New York (EBSCO - Ligonier Valley Library)

Gateway to North America: The People, Places, and Organizations of 19th-Century New York. From the New-York Historical Society, Gateway to North America: People, Places, and Organizations of 19th-Century New York is an archive chronicling the people and organizations of New York City during the 19th century.

Newspapers.com by Ancestry (ProQuest - Ligonier Valley Library)

Our largest online newspaper archive with 19,900+ newspapers from the 1700s - 2000s. Millions of additional pages added every month.

Novelist Plus (EBSCO - Ligonier Valley Library)

This is a popular readers’ advisory service that helps readers find fiction and nonfiction books. It includes reviews, book covers, booklists, links to author web pages & much more!

POWERLibrary - Pennsylvania's Electronic Library

POWER Library is the online portal to all that Pennsylvania libraries offer. This is the place to find trustworthy answers to questions about healthcare, consumer purchases, personal finances, and much more. Enjoy 24/7 access to newspapers, magazines, journals, historical documents and photos, online databases, and eBooks. Research a subject. Learn about your family history. Locate a title. Explore career options. It’s all here at POWER Library.

Revolutionary War Era Orderly Books from the New-York Historical Society (EBSCO - Ligonier Valley Library)

Revolutionary War Era Orderly Books from the New-York Historical Society is a unique archive of Orderly Books from between 1748 and 1817. It includes thousands of pages of primary source material providing valuable information about soldiers' lives.

Science Reference Center (EBSCO - POWERLibrary)

Designed to meet every student researcher's needs, Science Reference Center contains full text for hundreds of science magazines, journals, encyclopedias, reference books and a vast collection of images.

Small Engine Repair Reference Center (EBSCO - POWERLibrary)

This reference database provides detailed yet user-friendly repair guides for all manner of small engines. All of the content is organized in a powerful, easy-to-use manner so that users can quickly find the information they need.

Time Magazine Archive (EBSCO - Ligonier Valley Library)

The Time Magazine Archive consists of cover to cover processing dating back to issue number one in 1923 of the American popular magazine Time, published by Time Inc.

Science & Technology

Auto Repair Reference Center (EBSCO - POWERLibrary)

(EBSCO): Auto Repair Reference Center contains information on most major manufacturers of domestic and imported vehicles. Database content includes more than 31,660 vehicles covered from 1945 to present; including drawings and step-by-step photographs, technical service bulletins, recalls, enhanced wiring diagrams, specifications and maintenance schedules.

POWERLibrary - Pennsylvania's Electronic Library

POWER Library is the online portal to all that Pennsylvania libraries offer. This is the place to find trustworthy answers to questions about healthcare, consumer purchases, personal finances, and much more. Enjoy 24/7 access to newspapers, magazines, journals, historical documents and photos, online databases, and eBooks. Research a subject. Learn about your family history. Locate a title. Explore career options. It’s all here at POWER Library.

Science Reference Center (EBSCO - POWERLibrary)

Designed to meet every student researcher's needs, Science Reference Center contains full text for hundreds of science magazines, journals, encyclopedias, reference books and a vast collection of images.

Small Engine Repair Reference Center (EBSCO - POWERLibrary)

This reference database provides detailed yet user-friendly repair guides for all manner of small engines. All of the content is organized in a powerful, easy-to-use manner so that users can quickly find the information they need.