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Wednesday, November 03, 2004

From the Reference Desk...

The State Library of Pennsylvania is now providing access to its databases to faculty and staff of the State System of Higher Education. Most of these databases are not available through the Bailey Library website-many are discipline specific. In order to take advantage of these resources, faculty or staff members must set up an account with the state library. To do so, visit the State Library online at

Follow these instructions:
1. Click on For State Government on the left side of the page.
2. Click on the link Online form to apply for a Library Card at the bottom of the page.
3. Fill in the applications using the following conventions:
Agency= State System of Higher Education
Bureau= Name of SSHE University (and branch if appropriate)
Office= Department

Within five business days, you should receive a state library card. The barcode on the back is your password.

Once you receive your card, you will be able to access over 50 online databases, including:
All Proquest databases
Congressional Information Service
America: History and Life
Statistical Universe

Check out this link for a complete list of available databases:

Questions? Contact the Bailey Library Reference desk at (724) 738-2641.


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