Spans the mid-fifteenth century through the modern era. Content includes biographies, subject entries, primary source documents, a timeline, and maps and charts to provide a detailed and comparative view of people, places and events.

  • Biography
  • Current Events
  • History
  • Homework Help
  • Kids
  • Teens
  • Parents

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
  • Seniors

(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.

  • History
  • Homework Help
  • Social Sciences
  • e-Books
  • Kids
  • Teens

2000 to 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. The New York Times Book Review and New York Times Magazine are also available. (To "search again" in these publications, use the browser Back button to get to the publication-title screen.)

  • Business
  • Current Events
  • Investment
  • Periodicals
  • Newspapers
  • Adults
  • Current Events
  • Literature
  • Periodicals
  • Adults
  • Current Events
  • Literature
  • Periodicals
  • Adults

More than 1,000 full-text newspapers, including comprehensive full text for major newspapers. Its News View component (shown in search results) provides ongoing updates from popular wire services, along with TV and radio news transcripts

  • Current Events
  • General Research
  • Periodicals
  • Newspapers
  • Adults
  • Teens

The Associated Press Newswire (formerly AP NewsMonitor collection) is a full-text database that contains harvested news from the Associated Press. When a link to a news story is clicked, you are brought to the Detailed Record and HTML Full Text of the story.

  • Newspapers
  • Primary Sources
  • Business
  • Local Interest
  • Adults
  • Parents

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
  • 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.

  • Homework Help
  • Literature
  • Kids
  • Teens
  • Readers

Explore thousands of digitized documents and photographs from unique collections in libraries across Pennsylvania. You’ll be amazed by what you find!

  • Genealogy
  • History
  • Homework Help
  • Primary Sources
  • Images
  • Adults
  • Teens

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
  • Kids
  • Parents
  • Readers
  • Seniors
  • Teens

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.

  • Grants
  • Non-profits
  • Adults

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.

  • Careers
  • Current Events
  • Local Interest
  • Periodicals
  • Newspapers
  • Adults
  • Teens

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.

  • Genealogy
  • History
  • Periodicals
  • Newspapers
  • Adults
  • Teens
  • Kids

Designed specifically with elementary school students in mind, Primary Search: Main Edition provides access to popular full-text magazines for elementary school research. 

  • Biography
  • Current Events
  • Homework Help
  • Periodicals
  • Kids
  • Parents
  • Databases
  • Adults
  • Kids
  • Parents
  • Seniors
  • Teens

Full-color, interactive digital magazines to download to a computer or mobile device.

  • Automotive
  • Biography
  • Business
  • Careers
  • Culinary
  • Current Events
  • History
  • Investment
  • Medical
  • Periodicals
  • Photography
  • Science
  • Technology
  • Social Sciences
  • Adults
  • Teens
  • Readers

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.

  • Business
  • Careers
  • Adults

Provides full text for nearly 100 regional U.S. and Canadian business publications, and includes business journals, newspapers, and newswires.

  • Business
  • Careers
  • Investment
  • Periodicals
  • Newspapers
  • Adults
  • Teens

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.

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

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.

  • Homework Help
  • Science
  • Databases
  • e-Books
  • Kids
  • Parents
  • Adults

A complementary research database for teachers, Teacher Reference Center (TRC) provides indexing and abstracts for more than 220 peer-reviewed journals.

  • Databases
  • Adults

Streaming videos and book-related learning games for elementary school age children based on great non-fiction books from Scholastic

  • Homework Help
  • 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.

  • Literature
  • Kids
  • Parents
  • Readers

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