View the greatest events in world history with photographs, audio sound bites, video, and graphics, for over 185 years. Over 3,000 photos/images/sound bites/graphics added daily, including audio and visual snapshots.

  • Current Events
  • History
  • Homework Help
  • Photography
  • Images
  • Primary Sources
  • Adults
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For 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.

  • Genealogy
  • Databases
  • Adults
  • Seniors

Discover fiction and non-fiction books that match your interests! Books and Authors (powered by Gale's popular What Do I Read Next? series) is for readers from every level of reading proficiency and enables users to explore the endless possibilities and combinations of books, authors, genres and topics from more than 240,000 titles.

  • e-Books
  • Literature
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Search a single catalog reflecting the holdings of over 1,500 Pennsylvania libraries and their combined collections of over 41 million books, audio materials, reference materials, movies, and much more.

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  • Literature
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Find full-text articles and statistical data about companies and industries for business owners, marketing professionals, investors, and students. Access to over 11,000 journals and more than 8,900 in full-text. Instantly analyze and compare investment and statistical data with interactive charting tools and Thomson Reuters company financial reports.

  • Business
  • Careers
  • Current Events
  • Investment
  • Teens
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Discover biographical and bibliographical information on more than 145,000 of today's most influential authors .

  • Biography
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  • Literature
  • Adults
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1994-present.  Local and national news, and a primary source of obituaries.

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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 (1959-1976).

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  • History
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  • Newspapers
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Free online permit practice tests for your state's driving test, a list of DMV locations, road sign tests, and motorcycle permit practice tests.

  • Government
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  • Adults
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ERIC is the largest database of articles in the field of education and is sponsored by the Institute of Education Sciences of the United States Department of Education. Its easy-to-use format provides education research and information for educators, researchers, and the general public.

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  • Religion
  • Primary Sources
  • African-American Studies
  • Biography
  • Business
  • Current Events
  • General Research
  • Government
  • History
  • Homework Help
  • Local Interest
  • Mythology
  • Periodicals
  • Science
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  • Test Prep
  • Adults
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Global Reference on the Environment, Energy, and Natural Resources (GREENR) offers researchers an interdisciplinary resource for environment and sustainability studies. GREENR provides news, background information, video, commentaries, primary source documents and statistics in relevant topic areas such as energy systems, healthcare, food, climate change, population, and economic development. 

  • Databases
  • POWER Library
  • Science
  • Technology
  • Primary Sources
  • Adults
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  • Teens

Explore topic collections from Agriculture to World History with 29 e-resources covering business information, communications, diversity, environment, fine arts, hospitality, military, nursing, pop culture, psychology, religion and more! 

  • Databases
  • POWER Library
  • Religion
  • Newspapers
  • e-Books
  • Primary Sources
  • Images
  • African-American Studies
  • Automotive
  • Business
  • Careers
  • Culinary
  • Current Events
  • History
  • Homework Help
  • Investment
  • Literature
  • Local Interest
  • Science
  • Social Sciences
  • Adults
  • Kids
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Explore encyclopedias and specialized reference sources on a variety of topics from history, government, environment, math, and more!

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  • African-American Studies
  • Business
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  • Legal Resources
  • Literature
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Explore this general-interest periodical resource offering nearly more than 15,000 titles with more than 8,800 in full text. With millions of articles available in PDF and HTML full-text, the collection is also supplemented by reference, newspaper, and audio content.

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A site to teach older adults how to use the Internet.

If you're accessing this site on a tablet (iPad, Samsung Galaxy, etc.), use this link: http://www.generationsonline.org/gol4ipad 

Username: tabletdelcopl (all lower case)

Password: 020516tb

  • General Research
  • Technology
  • Seniors

Single search for newspapers in the Philadelphia Region. Primarily the Philadelphia Inquirer and the Delaware County Daily Times.

  • Current Events
  • Local Interest
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  • Newspapers
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Essential collection of genealogical & historical sources .U.S. Federal Censuses, books, bank records, and more.

  • Biography
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  • History
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Informe Académico proporciona acceso a periódicos y revistas especializadas de lengua española y portuguesa. La base de datos ofrece una amplia gama de contenidos sobre América Latina.
Informe Académico supports Spanish-speaking researchers with a wide range of full-text Spanish- and Portuguese-language scholarly journals and magazines both from and about Latin America. Use the Topic Finder—a visual search tool—to discover new facets of a topic, or use the Readspeaker text-to-speech tool that allows text to be read aloud.

  • Databases
  • Primary Sources
  • General Research
  • Languages
  • Adults
  • Parents
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  • Teens

Browse and read full-text newspapers from more than 2,300 major U.S. regional, national, and local newspapers, plus leading titles from around the world, or search articles instantly by title, headline, date, author, newspaper section, or other fields. InfoTrac Newsstand also includes thousands of images, radio and TV broadcasts, and transcripts.

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  • Current Events
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  • Adults
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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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  • Images
  • General Research
  • History
  • Periodicals
  • Adults
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  • Teens

Extensive information from the National Institutes of Health and other trusted sources on over 650 diseases and conditions, lists of hospitals and physicians, a medical encyclopedia and a medical dictionary, information on prescription and nonprescription drugs, and links to federally funded clinical trials.

  • Medical
  • Adults
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  • Teens

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. If using a library computer - click here.

  • Business
  • Investment
  • Adults
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Includes fiction authors, titles and themes. Provides suggestions of books that are similar to those of a particular author or a certain title. Expand your reading horizons with Novelist. Librarians can use this database as a readers’ advisory service to assist patrons who enjoy fiction. Teachers can use this resource for enhancement of curriculum.

  • Languages
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  • Homework Help
  • Adults
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  • Readers

The resources below require a DCL library card when used remotely.  You can get a temporary card for the state supplied databases using the link above.

  • African-American Studies
  • Automotive
  • Biography
  • Business
  • Careers
  • Culinary
  • Current Events
  • Genealogy
  • General Research
  • Grants
  • History
  • Homework Help
  • Investment
  • Languages
  • Legal Resources
  • Literature
  • Local Interest
  • Medical
  • Mythology
  • Non-profits
  • Periodicals
  • Photography
  • Science
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  • Technology
  • Test Prep
  • Adults
  • Parents
  • Readers
  • Seniors
  • Teens

Discover job resources for Pennsylvania job seekers and employers. These Pennsylvania government provided resources are designed to help you find a good career, review job openings, and match you with employers.

  • Careers
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  • Teens

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