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Today's news and the greatest events in 185 years of world history in photographs, audio sound bites, video, and graphics. Over 3,000 photos/images/sound bites/graphics added daily, including audio and visual snapshots.

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Peer-reviewed, full-text articles from journals in the areas of the physical and social sciences, technology, medicine, engineering, the arts, literature, and more. Undergraduate researchers can expand and refine search results through the Topic Finder, and citation tools are integrated directly into the user’s workflow.

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Extensive coverage at every level—international, national, regional, state and local. This fully searchable resource features news content from all 50 U.S. states as well as more than 5,300 international news sources from 140 countries. This includes more than 528 million current and archived news articles. Readers can pinpoint information, compare diverse views, and track subjects geographically and over time with the deepest newspaper archives available.

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Explores all aspects of the African-American experience, from the past to the present. Features biographies, historical documents, photographs, timelines and maps, quotes, and a bibliography.

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(ebook) Covers everything from monumental events and groundbreaking individuals to the fascinating details of Americans' daily lives. Supports historical research in disciplines from the arts and business to law, medicine, technology and social trends.

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(ebook) Includes essays on events, publications, lifestyles and individuals important to the Civil War and Reconstruction Era in U.S. history. 1860-1877

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(ebook) Includes essays on events, publications, lifestyles and individuals important to the era of industrial development in U.S. history. 1878-1899

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Temporary at home access to this resource continues into 2021, as the database responds to consumer needs during the Coronavirus pandemic.  Genealogical research, with digitized images of the U.S. Federal Census from 1790 forward, the American Genealogical Biographical Index, Passenger and Immigration Lists Index, and more.  Log in with your library bar code.

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(ebook) Focuses on writers and works published since 1950. The majority of the authors surveyed are African American, but representative African and Caribbean authors are also included.

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Requires you to create an account, be sure to select the FREE option. Includes the Chester Daily Times (1876-1881), Chester Evening Times (1886), Chester Reporter (1941), Chester Times (1882-1959), Delaware County Daily Times (1959-1994).

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Formerly Kids Infobits.Elementary students in kindergarten through grade five will find age-appropriate content covering a broad range of educational topics such as animals, arts, health, literature, people, social studies, technology, etc. Kids InfoBits includes full-text proprietary content from Blackbirch Press®, U-X-L, KidHaven Press™, and more! Content is continuously updated and provides interesting and important facts with connections to current and past events. 

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(ebook) A three-volume survey of food and its place in human culture and society, presented through 600 alphabetically sorted entries. Features multidisciplinary coverage of such topics as comfort food, ethnicity and food, medieval banquets, and nutrient composition, among many others. Includes photographs, illustrations, sidebars, recipes, menus, and timelines. For students and general readers.

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Formerly Gale Virtual Reference Library. Explore encyclopedias and specialized reference sources on a variety of topics from history, government, environment, math, and more!

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(ebook) The birth of Aphrodite, the Trojan Horse, Zeus disguised as a swan. These and other classical myths and legends are usually encountered separately, but together they make up a coherent, multigenerational saga of epic battles, bizarre metamorphoses, immortal heroes, and all-too-human godsóa fantastic world recognizably real to its audience.

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(ebook) A guide to Hinduism through the ages, offering readers an accessible way of exploring its complex deities, mythological characters, and ideas.

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(ebook) In thematic chapters and encyclopedia-style entries, Handbook of Native American Mythology examines the characters and deities, rituals, sacred locations and objects, concepts, and stories that define mythological cultures of various indigenous peoples.

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From Brainfuse. Get one-on-one online homework help with certified tutors for grades K- college, covering a wide range of topics. Live tutoring 2pm-11pm daily and a 24/7 writing lab, lesson library, language lab, collaboration tools and more!

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Essential collection of genealogical & historical sources, U.S. Federal Censuses, books, bank records, and more.

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Formerly InfoTrac Student Edition. Secondary school students will have access to age-appropriate content from magazines, journals, newspapers, reference books, and engaging multi-media covering a wide range of subjects, from science, history, and literature to political science, sports, and environmental studies.

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(ebook) Written for students in middle and high school, offering in-depth information on such holidays as Children's/Youth Day, Christmas (and related celebrations), Halloween and Festivals of the Dead, Hanukkah, Independence Day (Cinco de Mayo, Bastille Day, etc.), Kwanzaa, Yom Kippur, New Year celebrations and many others. 4 volume set.

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Free public domain audiobooks read by volunteers around the world. Safe to download to your device. An affiliate of Project Gutenberg.

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Discover literature content from more than 150,000 full-text poems, 840,000 poem citations and excerpts, 7,100 full-textshort 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. It also includes biographies, work summaries, photographs, and a glossary. Within LitFinder's collection, users can access works from over 80,000 authors from 660 nationalities.

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(ebook) A six-volume survey of the history of Western thought and culture, presented through 700 alphabetically arranged entries. Each entry explores the origin, cultural interpretations, and historical themes of such subjects as beauty, love, feminism, diversity, and social capital, among many others. For students and general readers.

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Explore thousands of digitized documents and photographs from unique collections in libraries across Pennsylvania. You’ll be amazed by what you find!
This project is made possible in part by Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) funds from the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services and through Library Access Funds administered by the Office of Commonwealth Libraries, Department of Education, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Tom Wolf, Governor.

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