Accelerated College Education Students


What is available?

The Library has lots to offer students. In addition to all of our print materials we offer a large selection of online databases:

· Ebscohost

· Credo Reference    

· News Bank

· Lexis-Nexis

· Ebsco eBooks

· Gale Databases

To access the online databases from home, you need to send an email to the Library at and request the passwords. You must be a currently registered student to receive the passwords. Include your student ID number in your email to the Library so we may verify that you are a PHCC ACE student.



How do I use the resources?

ACE students taking classes on campus may check out books. Students will need to bring a College ID Card with them in order to register. Materials are checked out for a period of two weeks with the ability to be renewed for an additional two weeks. Books or DVDs can be returned to any of the College's locations.

Note: ACE students taking classes at their high school must use the library resources there and may not check out books, DVD's etc. from the PHCC Library. However, they may use Library resources on campus.


Online library instruction

The Library has an online library instruction program called PHILLIP (Pennsylvania Highlands Information Literacy Library Instruction Program.)  PHILLIP is a series of self-directed tutorials that will help you use all of the Library online resources including the Library catalog and online databases.

You are able to access PHILLIP from the Library’s webpage under the link, “Student Resources” You are able to work through the tutorials as often as you need to. Also on the Library Instruction page are links to MLA and APA style guides, help on organizing a research paper, and guides to avoiding plagiarism. 

The bibliography tool, Bedford Bibliographer, will help you organize your research and provides you with an easy way to set up a citation page according to either MLA or APA style.