Test preparation materials and interactive practice exams, based on official tests, that help improve scores on basic reading and math, academic, civil service, military, and professional licensing and certification exams. Also available are courses and ebooks devoted to these topics, as well as tutorials on popular computer software programs and skill development in the Job and Career Accelerator.  Includes help on developing your resume.

  • Homework Help
  • Test Prep
  • Careers
  • Adults
  • Kids
  • Parents
  • Teens

Mango uses real-life situations and actual conversations to more effectively teach a new language, including several versions of English as a Second Language (ESL).  Over 50 languages available.

  • Homework Help
  • Languages
  • Adults
  • Kids
  • Teens
  • Seniors

This collection offers a complete collection of resources available for middle school students and teachers. This full-text package contains databases designed not only for students, but also for educators.

  • Biography
  • Current Events
  • General Research
  • Homework Help
  • History
  • Literature
  • Periodicals
  • Kids
  • Parents
  • Teens

Provides full text for dozens of popular, middle-school appropriate magazines, covering a wide array of topics.

  • Periodicals
  • Adults
  • Kids

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

(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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

  • Careers
  • Homework Help
  • Kids
  • Teens
  • Adults
  • Parents

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
  • Kids
  • Parents
  • Readers
  • Teens

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