Research

 

Our library is a one-stop-shop for your homework and research needs. Here’s what we have to offer.

Online Databases


All Databases– While Google can answer most questions, when you need to do serious research, databases are the place to go. Allegheny County has a hearty list of databases like Consumer Reports, Ancestry.com (in-library use only) and Chilton Auto Repair. The databases are listed in alphabetical order (to use some of the databases when you’re not at the library, you will need your library card number).

Power Library– The state of Pennsylvania also has a selection of databases, known as Power Library. Find those databases listed by area of research.

Niche Academy- Our library uses a tool called Niche Academy which has tutorials that will help you learn some of the databases we use. Here are all the tutorials we have to offer.

Our Building


We have computers, a laptop for in-library use, wifi and mobile printing – all at no cost to you.  We have plenty of cozy study spaces for group study and meetings throughout the library. Find more information about using those spaces here. You may also check out a wifi hotspot if you’re in need of internet connection while you’re on-the-go.

Ask Someone For Help


Talk to us- our staff is always available to help you. We can help you find books, get obscure newspaper and magazine articles and answer your burning questions. Stop by, call us at Cooper-Siegel Community Library 412-828-9520 or Sharpsburg Community Library at 412-781-0783 or send us an email at coopersiegelref@einetwork.net

Ask Here PA –  is a state-wide service where you can chat with a college or university librarian. You can even get a transcript of your chat to show your research.