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.

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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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Explore encyclopedias and specialized reference sources on a variety of topics from history, government, environment, math, 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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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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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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Retrieve actual images of the newspaper. 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.

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Search many of the Gale e-resources available in POWER Library in one place! Find articles and information from Academic OneFile, General OneFile, InfoTrac Newsstand. 

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