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Alternative Energy (in Gale Virtual Reference Library)
Alternatives to current energy sources.

American Men & Women of Science (in Gale Virtual Reference Library) - Profiles living persons in the physical and biological fields, public health scientists, engineers, mathematicians, statisticians and computer scientists.
American Universities and Colleges (in Gale Virtual Reference Library) - 1,900 institutions of higher education (2008).

Ancestry /Library Edition (In Library Use Only)
Genealogical database, including census records.
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AP Images
Current and historical photographs.
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Auto Repair Reference Center
Repair procedures, service bulletins and wiring diagrams for cars, vans, SUVs and trucks from 1954 to 2010.
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Awards, Honors & Prizes (in Gale Directory Library)Awards given worldwide, arranged by organization, with descriptions of the awards.

Biography in Context
Full text of many respected biography reference sets and periodical articles.
Children's fictional video storybooks and related nonfiction ebooks.

Brands and Their Companies (in Gale Directory Library)
Public and private manufacturers, distributors and importers including out-of-business companies. All U.S. consumer brands including those no longer in production or now considered generic.

Business Plans Handbook (in Gale Virtual Reference Library)
Business plans for entrepreneurs seeking funding for small manufacturing, retail and service businesses. Listings of organizations, agencies and consultants. Glossary and bibliography.

Business Rankings Annual (in Gale Directory Library)
Provides "top ten" rankings of companies, products, services and business-related activities from a variety of published sources.
General business magazines, scholarly journals and trade periodicals.  Full text starts in 1985.

Canadian Businesses
Phone-verified information for 1.5 million Canadian businesses.
Canadian White Pages
12 million Canadian household records, all publicly sourced to compile with Canadian privacy laws.
Career Information Center (in Gale Virtual Reference Library)
Career areas with related job summary charts, job descriptions and up-to-date salary information.
ChescoPIN (In Library Use Only)
Chester County public real estate, court, and will records.
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College Blue Book, The (in Gale Virtual Reference Library)
Detailed descriptions of 2- and 4-year U.S. and Canadian schools. Degrees offered, scholarships and occupational education programs.
Consumer Health Complete
Information about health and wellness.
Contemporary Authors
Guide to current authors in popular fields, based on the print set Contemporary Authors.
How to deal with important online safety issues.

Daily Local News Index (In Library Use Only)
Index to major stories from 1985 to 2005.
User guide
Dictionary of American History (in Gale Virtual Reference Library)
Topics in American history.

Dictionary of Women Worldwide: 25,000 Women through the Ages (in Gale Virtual Reference Library) More than 20,000 brief biographical entries on women including non-U.S. figures.

Full text books in a variety of fields
Encyclopedia of Associations: International Organizations (in Gale Directory Library) Contact information and descriptions for multinational and national groups based throughout the world, as well as multinational associations headquartered in the U.S.

Encyclopedia of Associations: National Organizations of the U.S. (in Gale Directory Library) Contact and basic information for the largest U.S. organizations.

Encyclopedia of Global Warming and Climate Change (in Gale Virtual Reference Library) Science, history, controversies, industrial and economic factors, sociological aspects.

Encyclopedia of the Great Depression (in Gale Virtual Reference Library)
From the mid-1920's farm crisis through the 1930's up to WWII, featuring depression-era politics, government, business, economics, literature, the arts, society and culture.

Everyday Finance: Economics, Personal Money Management and Entrepreneurship (in Gale Virtual Reference Library) Basic information about economics, personal finance and starting a business.


Foundation Directory Online Free

Includes basic profiles of nearly 90,000 U.S. foundations. Users can search by name, EIN, and location. Profiles include a foundation's background, purpose and activities statement, program area(s), fields of interest, financial data, and 990-PFs. For more advanced search options, such as program and interest field searches, visit the Chester County Library, Exton, to use Foundation Directory Online Professional

Foundation Directory Online Professional  
(In-library use at Chester County Library only. Please see the reference desk for log-in assistance.)
A premier grantseeking research tool. Includes over 108,000 U.S. foundations and corporate donors, over three million recent grants, and over half a million key decision makers. Updated weekly. 
Foundation Grants to Individuals Online 
(In-library use at Chester County Library only. Please see the reference desk for log-in assistance.)
Find funders that provide scholarships, fellowships, grants, and a wide range of financial support to individuals.

Gale Directory of Publications and Broadcast Media (in Gale Directory Library)
International directory of newspapers, magazines, journals, radio and television stations, cable systems and syndicates.

Gale Directory Library
A collection of directories that includes Awards, Honors & Prizes; Brands & Their Companies; Business Rankings Annual; Encyclopedia of Associations - International; Encyclopedia of Associations - National Organizations of the U.S.; Gale Directory of Publications & Broadcast Media; National Directory of Nonprofit Organizations; and Scholarships, Fellowships & Loans.
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Gale Virtual Reference Library
A collection of reference titles in arts, biography, business, education, environment, general reference, history, literature, medicine, nation and world, science and social science.
Information covering all aspects of human impact on the environment.
Greenwood Encyclopedia of Clothing Through American History 1900 to the Present - (in Gale Virtual Reference Library) - Describes American styles of clothes and why they were worn.

Genealogy and local history resources including periodical articles.
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Historical New York Times
Full text articles, photos and obituaries.

In the First Person
Index to letters, diaries, oral histories and personal narratives on the web.
Inventors and Inventions (in Gale Virtual Reference Library)
Men and women inventors of all time from around the world.

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Junior Worldmark Encyclopedia of Foods and Recipes of the World (in Gale Virtual Reference Library) Foods and recipes from 70 representative countries and culture groups.

Junior Worldmark Encyclopedia of the Nations (in Gale Virtual Reference Library)
Nations' flags, seals, capital cities, title or beginning lines of anthems, monetary units, weights and measures, holidays, time, topography, history, government, industry and health.

Junior Worldmark Encyclopedia of the States(in Gale Virtual Reference Library)
Facts about the states, the District of Columbia and U.S. dependencies.

Junior Worldmark Encyclopedia of World Cities (in Gale Virtual Reference Library)50 world cities: their histories, neighborhoods, museums, parks, transportation, geography, holidays, festivals and population profiles.

Junior Worldmark Encyclopedia of World Holidays (in Gale Virtual Reference Library) In-depth information on world holidays.


Articles from magazines and newspapers, dictionary, Funk & Wagnall's New World Encyclopedia, images, history and science, non-fiction books.

Learning Express Library
Tests, exercises and skill building courses for elementary through college students, GED preparation, computer skills, preparation for many standardized tests and U.S. citizenship. Interactive courses in Microsoft Access, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint and Word, Windows and Mac operating systems.
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LISTA Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts
(LISTA) Abstracts of journals, books, reports and proceedings in library science.

Literature Resource Center
Biographies and critical analyses of authors from all time periods and all genres
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Mango Languages
Mango is the fast, easy, and most effective way to learn to speak a foreign language.
Full text articles from general interest magazines and trade publications.  Photos, maps and flags.
Middle Ages Reference Library (in Gale Virtual Reference Library)
Medieval civilizations and peoples, biographies and primary sources.
Full text magazine articles, biographies and historical essays, primary source documents, images, maps and flags.


National Directory of Nonprofit Organizations (in Gale Directory Library)
Contact and basic information for the largest U.S. nonprofit organizations.
netLibrary see eBooks on EBSCOhost

New York Times, Historical (1851-2009)
Full text articles, photos and obituaries.
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Remote Access
Full text for 40+ US and international newspapers.  Selected full text for 330 US regional newspapers.

Book suggestions in up to twenty different subject areas delivered to your email.

OmniFile Mega see MasterFile Main Edition

OmniFile Select see MasterFile Main Edition

OneSource Global Business Browser- (access from home *
or library) Information on international companies, industry reports and market research. Information on large American corporations, as well.
Oxford Reference
This resource provides access to 221 reference titles - everything from Art to Zoology. It includes: 47 timelines, 775+ maps of countries, states and cities plus the flags of the world.

Integrated catalog of 3,000 Pennsylvania school, public, academic and special libraries.
(In-library use at Chester County Library only. Please see the reference desk for log-in assistance.)
Updated, online version of the Directory of Pennsylvania Foundations. Search by foundation name, county, city, zip code, major interest codes, total grants, contact person, and additional criteria. Search results include summary of recently-awarded grants, contact information, application guidelines, financial information, and more.
Philadelphia Inquirer Feb 1997-current (one day delay)
Full text of the Phildaelphia Inquirer from February 1997 to the present with a one day delay is available through EBSCOhost's Newspaper Source Plus.  Use the publication list or search for keywords with Philadelphia Inquirer in the Publication field.Full text articles, photos and obituaries.
Philadelphia Inquirer Historical Archive (1830-1922)
Full text articles, photos and obituaries.
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Philanthropy In/Sight® 
(In-library use at Chester County Library only. Please see the reference desk for log-in assistance.)
Create maps to visualize the scope and reach of philanthropy—from local communities to countries around the globe.
Full text magazines for elementary school students, biographies and books, images, maps and flags.

Refer Web
Health and human services available in Chester County.

ReferenceUSA: U.S. Businesses
Search more than 24 million private and public businesses for information on competition, business demographics, and target markets.
User guide
Regional Business News
Full text business publications on a regional level.  US and Canada.

Roaring Twenties Reference Library(in Gale Virtual Reference Library)
Chronicles great social change in everything from fashion to music to politics.

Scholarships, Fellowships and Loans(in Gale Virtual Reference Library)
Financial aid from private organizations and companies for all areas of study.
Articles from children's magazines and pamphlets, EBSCO Animals and the Funk and Wagnall's New World Encyclopedia, non-fiction books.

SIRS Discoverer

Full-text articles and images for students from national and international newspapers, magazines and government documents.
Social Issues: Pros and Cons (In Gale Virtual Reference Library)
Social issues considered from many viewpoints. Click "Show All” to see the issues covered.

Teacher Reference Center
Indexing and abstracts for 260 journals and magazines for teachers and administrators.

U.S Consumers / Lifestyles
Use this database of over 203 million U.S consumers for market research or to locate friends and relatives.
U.S. Healthcare
855,000 records of doctors and dentists, all of which have been phone-verified.
U.S. New Businesses
50,000 new businesses added weekly; identify local business trends and build client base.
U.S. New Movers/Homeowners
More than 300,000 movers and homeowners added weekly. Great source for small businesses and entrepreneurs to expand client base.
    Use this database of over 89 million U.S. resident for market research or to locate friends and relatives.
U*X*L Encyclopedia of World Mythology (in Gale Virtual Reference Library)
Gods and goddesses, heroes, key characters, motifs, global themes, major myths, national and cultural mythologies. Greek/Roman, Native North and South American, Norse, Asian Pacific, Judeo-Christian, Islamic and Hindu mythologies.

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