Find 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.

  • General Research
  • Homework Help
  • Medical
  • Science
  • Social Sciences
  • Technology
  • Databases
  • Literature
  • Teens

(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.

  • African-American Studies
  • Biography
  • Literature
  • Homework Help
  • History
  • e-Books
  • Adults
  • Teens

Provides author biographies, great works of world literature, a timeline and, most notably, Professor Harold Bloom’s selection of authors and works that represent the greatest achievements of the Western literary tradition.

  • Biography
  • History
  • Homework Help
  • Literature
  • Adults
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  • Readers

Watch videos and read books about Animals and Nature, Earth and Sky, People and Places, ABC’s and 1, 2, 3’s, Family and Community, Music and Rhyme, Adventure, and more. Enjoy read aloud with words highlighting and interactive games. Some films and books are available in Spanish too!

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  • Kids
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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.

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  • Literature
  • Adults
  • Parents
  • Readers
  • Seniors
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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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Discover biographical and bibliographical information on more than 145,000 of today's most influential authors .

  • Biography
  • Languages
  • Literature
  • Adults
  • Parents
  • Seniors
  • Teens
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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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  • Readers
  • Seniors
  • Teens

Explore encyclopedias and specialized reference sources on a variety of topics from history, government, environment, math, and more!

  • Databases
  • e-Books
  • Primary Sources
  • African-American Studies
  • Business
  • General Research
  • History
  • Languages
  • Legal Resources
  • Literature
  • Science
  • Social Sciences
  • Adults
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Elementary students in kindergarten through grade five will find age-appropriate content covering a broad range of educational topics such as animals, arts, geography, 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. 

  • Biography
  • Current Events
  • History
  • Homework Help
  • Periodicals
  • Social Sciences
  • Science
  • Literature
  • Kids
  • Parents
  • Current Events
  • Literature
  • Periodicals
  • Adults
  • Current Events
  • Literature
  • Periodicals
  • Adults

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
  • Literature
  • Homework Help
  • Adults
  • Seniors
  • Readers

Information about more than 38,000 fiction titles of interest to students in grades K-8. Full text reviews from professional journals and book talks for selected titles are available in this database. A good resource to expand student reading interest by introducing new authors or additional books in a subject area.

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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
  • Social Sciences
  • Technology
  • Test Prep
  • Adults
  • Parents
  • Readers
  • Seniors
  • Teens

Learn about people, places, nature, history, and science from videos and eBooks on topics such as American Indians, Ancient Civilizations, Farm to Table, The Civil War, Continents, The Thirteen Colonies, U.S. Government, Disasters, Earth Science, Experiments, Extreme Science, Nature, and many more.

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  • Literature
  • Kids
  • Parents

Animation, sound, music and narration are added to existing picture books in order to produce an electronic picture book for children to read or to read to children.
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.

  • Literature
  • Kids
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  • Readers

Brings the most important fictional works of the last 10 years into view, discussing plot, characters, critical reception and more. Features broad coverage of multiethnic/multicultural communities and curricula, bringing an insight to readers of contemporary global literature in English translation.

  • Biography
  • Homework Help
  • Literature
  • Adults
  • Parents
  • Readers
  • Teens

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