Research shows that even a small amount of time spent on academics over the summer makes a difference. The pain-free Skills Camp makes it a breeze! Log into HelpNow with your library card and look for
☀️ Summer Camp in the STUDY section.
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 Features biographies, historical documents, photographs, timelines and maps, quotes, and a bibliography.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.)
(Please note: At-home access to this resource ended January 1. Please check with your library for hours and computer use opportunities. Check here for updates.) 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.)
This simple, user-friendly, web-based solution provides details on businesses and households within the U.S. (Link opens in a new tab/window.)
Consumer Reports & the Consumer Reports Buying Guide are now available in digital format! No app is needed. (Link opens in a new window/tab.)
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.)
Independent and unbiased financial strength ratings for investments, banking & insurance. Featuring a Medicare Supplemental Insurance (MediGap) buyer's guide. Financial literacy tools are included. (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.)
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.
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.)
Find your next great novel! Uses titles, authors names, and themes to provide suggestions of books personalized to your particular interests. (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:
Philadelphia Inquirer Historic 1829-1922
Philadelphia Inquirer text edition 1981-Current
Philadelphia Inquirer Image edition 2018-Current
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United States Naturalization test practice, through videos, drills, and quizzes. ProCitizen is also available in Spanish. (Link opens in a new tab/window.)
After creating a personal account, log into pronunciator.com/app for the best experience on any device! Learning a language has never been more fun! Activities, drills, quizzes, interactive coaching, and live practice with native speakers. AND, enjoy feature films, music, and other “edutainment.” Over 160 languages available + ESL from your native language. (Link opens in a new tab/window.)
A live Benefits Navigator, online career assistance, and academic skills building that includes a live tutor, from Brainfuse. (Link opens in a new tab/window.)
This resource expires on June 30, 2022. Refer to HelpNow for academic skills building and JobNow for career assistance, and the Delaware County Department of Veterans Affairs for benefits information.