Learn how you can use the resources at the National Archives to explore your family's ancestry.

  • Genealogy
  • History
  • Adults

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

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

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.

  • 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
  • Parents
  • Readers
  • Seniors
  • Teens

PathWaysPA is a non-profit social service agency whose mission is to help women, teens, children, and families achieve economic independence and family well-being. One of PathWays PA’s core services is their Adult Education Program which offers Adult Basic Education, GED® classes, and tutoring. Classes are located in Folsom, Chester CareerLink® and in Darby.

  • Careers
  • Local Interest
  • Test Prep
  • Non-profits
  • Adults
  • Parents
  • Seniors
  • Teens

With a mission to study, honor, celebrate, and promote books, reading, libraries, and literacy in Pennsylvania (PA), the PA Center for the Book sponsors several literary awards and events, and develops a wide range of educational content across multiple media to connect with its broad audience and to celebrate PA’s continued contributions to culture and literature.

  • Literature
  • Adults
  • Readers

Discover job resources for Pennsylvania job seekers and employers. These Pennsylvania government provided resources are designed to help you find a good career, review job openings, and match you with employers.

  • Careers
  • Adults
  • Parents
  • Seniors
  • Teens

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

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. 

  • Databases
  • Newspapers
  • Primary Sources
  • Current Events
  • General Research
  • History
  • Science
  • Social Sciences
  • Technology
  • Adults
  • 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

Discover reliable and trusted information on a variety of topics to support middle school student research for government, U.S and world history, geography, literature, sciences, and social issues.  Research In Context offers cross-curricular content aligned to national and state standards, and presents material organized into a highly visual and topic portal approach to quickly find answers.

  • Periodicals
  • Adults

Perform research from hundreds of full text science encyclopedias, reference books, periodicals, and other reliable sources. View more than 280,000 high-quality science images from sources such as UPI, Getty, NASA, National Geographic and the Nature Picture Library. 

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

SummerQuest is a summer learning program that encourages children, teens, and adults to learn, grow, and have fun over the summer by completing a variety of different activities.

  • Kids
  • Teens
  • Adults
  • Parents

Any way you slice it, these 75 top state-focused websites are must-visits for tracing your ancestors across the United States. From Family Tree Magazine.

  • Genealogy
  • Adults

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
  • Parents
  • Readers
  • Teens

Explores religion and spirituality in an unbiased manner, from the ceremonies of the first practitioners to the rituals of today.

  • Databases
  • Biography
  • Images
  • General Research
  • Homework Help
  • Primary Sources
  • Religion
  • Adults
  • Teens

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