Explores many aspects of the African-American experience, from the past to the present. Features biographies, historical documents, photographs, timelines and maps, quotes, and a bibliography. (Link opens in a new tab/window.)

At-home access to this resource continues through 2021, responding to your needs during the Coronavirus pandemic. Log in with your library barcode number.​ Genealogical research, with digitized images of the U.S. Federal Census from 1790 forward, the American Genealogical Biographical Index, Passenger and Immigration Lists Index, and more.  (Link opens in a new tab/window.)

Click on "BOOKLISTS" to see multicultural titles for grades K-5 and science titles for grades K-6+. (Link opens in a new tab/window.)

Data on 60 million businesses and 299 million residential listings, is helpful for creating marketing plans, conducting competitive analysis, raising funds, and locating people. (Link opens in a new tab/window.)

1994-present.  Local and national news, and a primary source of obituaries. (Link opens in a new tab/window.)

1876-1881  The Chester Daily Times  
1886  Chester Evening Times
1941 Chester Reporter 
1882-1959 Chester Times 
1959-1994 Delaware County Daily Times
See Newsbank's resource for issues 1994-present. (Link opens in a new tab/window.)

Records for more than 1.4 million electronic theses and dissertations from more than 320 universities around the world, many with freely available full text. (Link opens in a new tab/window.)

Encyclopedias and specialized reference sources on a variety of topics. (Link opens in a new tab/window.)

One-on-one test prep, eLearning, and homework help. From Brainfuse. (Link opens in a new tab/window.)

Essential collection of genealogical & historical sources, U.S. Federal Censuses, books, bank records, and more. (Link opens in a new tab/window.)

Free streaming of ebooks, audiobooks, movies and music! (Link opens in a new tab/window.)

From Brainfuse. Get expert assistance throughout the job search process, including resume review and interview coaches. Take advantage of the 24/7 templates, tips and resources, including eParachute, which matches your interests and skills with careers. (Link opens in a new tab/window.)

Test preparation courses, ebooks and interactive practice exams, tutorials on popular computer software programs and skill development, resume help. (Link opens in a new tab/window.)

Full-color, interactive digital magazines to download to a computer or mobile device with Libby by Overdrive. (Link opens in a new tab/window.)

Download ebooks, audiobooks, and magazines onto your iOS or Android device, or send them to your Kindle via the Amazon website. Help using Libby is available here. (Libby is not available for the Kindle Fire. Instead, use Overdrive.) Link opens in a new tab or window.

This is where you'll find Consumer Reports, Consumer Reports Buying Guide, Time, People, Scientific American, Discover, The New Republic, Vital Speeches of the Day, Congressional Digest, Civil War Times, History Today, Sports Illustrated, and many more. (Link opens in a new tab/window.)

NewsBank provides a comprehensive collection of reliable news sources covering a wide array of topics and issues.
Try this single search for 26 newspapers in the Philadelphia region. (Link opens in a new tab/window.)

Includes fiction authors, titles, and themes, and provides suggestions of books that are similar to those of a particular author or a certain title. (Link opens in a new tab/window.)

Includes fiction authors, titles and themes for students in grades K-8, with "read alike" suggestions. Full text reviews from professional journals and book talks for selected titles. (Link opens in a new tab/window.)

One search, three databases using beautiful new search screens:
Philadelphia Inquirer Historic  1829-1922
Philadelphia Inquirer text edition 1981-Current
Philadelphia Inquirer Image edition 2018-Current
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Resources on a wide variety of topics for school, business and hobbies. Includes:
Bookflix and Truflix ebooks and videos for children.
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ProCitizen provides civics, vocabulary, plus reading and writing practice through videos, drills & quizzes so that new citizens can succeed at the naturalization test. ProCitizen is also available in Spanish. (Link opens in a new tab/window.)

Basic to advanced language learning through activities, drills, quizzes, interactive coaching, and live practice with native speakers. Plus feature films, music, and more to “edutain” you. Over 80 languages available + ESL from your native language. (Link opens in a new tab/window.)

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