Trace your family tree and search census, military and immigration records.  (Available on campus only)



Search more than 200,000 archived magazines, newspapers, images and academic periodicals. This database package includes:
  • EBSCOhost
    • Includes: Advanced Placement Source, GreenFILE (environmental issues), Business Source, Newswires, Newspaper Source Plus, MasterFILE (general reference & periodicals to 1975), ERIC (education journals), MAS Ultra (SS magazines), Middle Search Plus (MS magazines), Teacher Reference Center, and more
  • Explora
  • Consumer Health Complete
  • AP Images Collection
  • Science Reference Center


Encyclopedia Britannica

This subscription offers access for Britannica School, a general reference source with three different reading levels for lower, middle, and senior school students.



Discover your family’s military past. (Available on campus only)


Gale Ebooks

Click here to search through digital reference books available through Hansen Library.


Global Issues in Context

Browse global issues by topic, region, country, or controversy to find background information, articles, and videos.


Interactive: Science

Explore 3D models and view related reference articles.




Access articles and reviews from more than 2,000 academic journals.



LitFinder is international in scope, covers all time periods, and contains literature content, including more than 140,000 full-text poems, 840,000 poem citations and excerpts, 7,100 full-text short stories and novels, 3,800 full-text essays published in the 16th-20th centuries, 2,400 full-text speeches, and 1,250 full-text plays. LitFinder also includes biographies, work summaries, photographs, and a glossary. Within LitFinder 's collection, patrons have access to works from over 80,000 authors from 660 nationalities.


Literary Sources

Search more than 130,000 writers in all disciplines to find biographical information, overviews, literary criticism and reviews.  


Literature Resource Center

This collection offers more than 160,000 critical and literary analyses.


New York Times Current (1980 – present)

Search all NYT articles in this timeframe by keyword, person, or date.


New York Times Historical (1851 – 2015)

Search all NYT articles in this timeframe by keyword, person, or date.

Search more than 8,000 newspapers from 1690 - present.  (Available on campus only)


Noodle Tools

Students can create digital note cards, keep track of resources, and create works cited pages in MLA, APA or Chicago styles.  Use your Sewickley e-mail address to sign in with Google.


Opposing Viewpoints

This database draws from news sources and journals to organize information by browsable contemporary issues and present multiple perspectives on the topic.


Power Library

Pennsylvania’s POWER Library offers a variety of resources, including:
  • Academic OneFile
  • Books & Authors
  • BookFLIX
  • Business Insights
  • Consumer Health Complete
  • Contemporary Authors
  • CyberSmarts
  • EBSCO eBooks
  • Educator’s Reference Complete
  • Gale Topic Collections
  • General OneFile
  • Health & Wellness Resource Center
  • Informe Academico
  • Infotrac Newsstand
  • Kids Infobits
  • LitFinder
  • Research in Context
  • Science Reference Center
  • TrueFLIX
Register for a POWER Library eCard to access resources off campus here.



Use this tool to search all ten of the Hansen Library’s Gale databases at once.


Salem Press

Click here to search through digital reference books available through Hansen Library.


Science in Context

The collection includes millions of full-text articles that include national and global publications as well as 200+ experiments, projects, and top reference content.


U.S. History in Context

Content includes reference works, millions of news and periodical articles, and more than 5,000 rare and vital primary source documents.


World Geography

This is a social studies database focused on exploring the evolution and development of specific regions, people, and countries.


World History in Context

This database includes rare primary sources, reliable reference, and multimedia content.

If you are working off-campus, you may be required to enter a username and password to gain access to certain resources.  If you do not know the username and password, contact Ms. Neely or Mrs. Downs via email or stop by the library.