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Access PA Library Catalog
Catalog holdings of almost 3,000 Pennsylvania school, public, academic and special libraries are included in this database. Search by author, title, subject or keyword to locate over 44 million items. 

Business Plans Handbook
An eBook presenting approximately 25 sample plans taken from businesses in the manufacturing, retail, and service industries--only company names and addresses have been changed. These are actual business plans compiled by entrepreneurs seeking funding for small businesses throughout North America.

Business Source (Main edition)
A scholarly database providing bibliographic and full-text content covering all disciplines of business, including marketing, management, MIS, POM, accounting, finance and economics.

Career Cruising
Provides career exploration tools along with career profiles, based on information available from professional associations, trade unions, universities, community colleges, vocational institutes, existing career guidance resources, interviews with people, and more. 

Countries and Their Cultures
An eBook focusing on cultures and countries around the world, specifically what is and is not shared culturally by the people who live in a particular country. A descriptive summary of a given country will include demographic, historical, cultural, economic, religious, and political information.

Delaware County Daily Times, 1994 -- Current.
Local and national news, and a primary source of obituaries.

EBSCO Ebooks
Fully searchable electronic books representing a broad spectrum of subject categories.

EBSCO MasterFile Elite
Provides the content of more than 1,000 periodicals covering general reference, business, health, education, general science, multicultural issues and other disciplines, full text for more than 50 reference books, and an image collection of over 510,000 photos, maps & flags. Consumer Reports is available here.

Grants.Gov
The single access point for over 900 grant programs offered by the 26 Federal grant-making agencies.

Greater Philadelphia Newspaper Collection
Includes the Philadelphia Inquirer, the Delaware County Daily Times, and a variety of local newspapers from the metropolitan area.

Job and Career Accelerator ( See LearningExpressLibrary.)

LearningExpressLibrary
Test preparation materials and interactive practice exams, based on official tests, that help improve scores on basic reading and math, academic, civil service, military, and professional licensing and certification exams. Also available are courses and ebooks devoted to these topics, as well as tutorials on popular computer software programs and skill development in the Job and Career Accelerator.

LegalForms
State-specific (and multi-state) forms, including real estate contracts, wills, pre-marital agreements, bankruptcy, divorce, landlord/tenant and many others.

Mango Languages
Mango uses real-life situations and actual conversations to more effectively teach a new language, including several versions of English as a Second Language (ESL). By listening to and repeating after material designed from native conversations, it is possible to learn not just individual words and phrases, but also how they're used in practical situations and conversations.

Morningstar Investment Research Center

Coverage of over 20,000 Stock and Fund securities, frequently updated, independent reports on 1,000 stocks and 2,000 funds, exclusive ratings for both stocks and mutual funds, and monthly or semi-monthly newsletters. 

New York Times, Historical
The database covers The New York Times from its first issue in 1851 through 2003. To see a complete article, just click on the title in a list of search results, and the system displays the image of the full article. You can also access the complete image (in pdf format) of any page in any issue or even browse the database and scan individual issues page by page.

New York Times, The
2000 to Current. Complete full-text content of local and regional news, including community events, schools, politics, government policies, cultural activities, local companies, state industries, and people in the community.   

Pennsylvania Newspaper Collection
Includes the Philadelphia Inquirer, the Delaware County Daily Times, a variety of local newspapers from the metropolitan area, and important titles from other markets statewide.

Philadelphia Inquirer
1981-Current. Complete full-text content of local and regional news, including community events, schools, politics, government policies, cultural activities, local companies, state industries, and people in the community.

Philadelphia Inquirer Historical Archive
1860-1922. Includes some issues from the 1830s, 1840s, and 1850s. Primary source material detailing the expansion of the city of Philadelphia and the development of the western suburbs.

ReferenceUSA
This is a fully searchable guide to US businesses. You can find a business by name, geographic location, SIC codes, yellow page listing, executive name, size of company, and several other ways. Good for job seekers or business prospects.

Regional Business News
Provides full text for nearly 100 regional U.S. and Canadian business publications, and includes business journals, newspapers, and newswires.

West’s Encyclopedia of American Law
eBook providing current information on more than 5,000 legal topics, including high-profile ones such as the Americans with Disabilities Act, capital punishment, domestic violence, gay and lesbian rights, and physician-assisted suicide.

 

 




 


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