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.
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.
Explore thousands of digitized documents and photographs from unique collections in libraries across Pennsylvania. You’ll be amazed by what you find!
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.
Owned and managed by professionals who bring decades of experience in grantsmanship, fund raising and nonprofit management, along with the necessary technological skills needed to provide research tools about funders making grants to support initiatives in Pennsylvania.
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.
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.
Find US businesses and residential listings with customized searches. Find a business by name, geographic location, SIC codes, yellow page listing, executive name, size of company, and several other ways; target residential areas based on median income and home value. Helps users create marketing plans, conduct competitive analysis, raise funds and locate people.
Provides full text for nearly 100 regional U.S. and Canadian business publications, and includes business journals, newspapers, and newswires.
Great resource for homework. Includes full text articles and images from over 1,600 domestic and international newspapers, magazines and government documents. Articles are assigned a reading level.
Provides easy access to full-text, science-oriented content. Designed to meet student researcher's needs, Science Reference Center contains full text for hundreds of science encyclopedias, reference books, periodicals and other reliable sources. In addition, the database includes a vast collection of images from sources such as UPI, Getty, NASA, National Geographic and the Nature Picture Library. Over 1,300 science experiments are included.
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.
Get one-on-one online homework help with certified tutors. Covers grades K- college and a wide range of topics. Includes the ability to upload files and have them reviewed. The Career Tutor section helps job seekers, including resume and cover letter reviewing.
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.
Explores religion and spirituality in an unbiased manner, from the ceremonies of the first practitioners to the rituals of today.