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

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

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

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
  • 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

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

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
  • Kids
  • Parents
  • Readers
  • Teens

Provides near real-time access to thousands of top news feeds from around the globe. This collection includes over 14,000 feeds covering a range of business and general news topics.

  • Newspapers
  • Primary Sources
  • Business
  • Current Events
  • Homework Help
  • Investment
  • Local Interest
  • Adults
  • Parents
  • Readers
  • Seniors
  • 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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