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Animal Reports | Arts | Author Reports | Biographies | Book Reviews
Books & Literature | Business | Cars | Chester County
Children's Resources
| Colleges and Financial Aid | Company Research Computer Skills | Current Events | Education
Environment
| Fashion | Genealogy | Grants | Health & Medicine
Historical Events & Times
| Industry Information
Investment Information | Job & Career Skills | List of Companies
Magazine & Journal Articles | Newspaper Articles | Organizations
Personal Finance | Photographs | Science & Technology
Small Business | Social Issues | Test Guides | World | Writing Skills



Animal Reports

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.

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Arts

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.


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Author Reports

Contemporary Authors
Guide to current authors in popular fields, based on the print set Contemporary Authors.


Literature Resource Center
Biographies and critical analyses of authors from all time periods and all genres.
User guide
 
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.

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Biographies

Biography in Context
Full text of many well-respected biography reference sets and periodical articles.

Gale Virtual Reference Library – American Men & Women of Science
Profiles living persons in the physical and biological fields, public health scientists, engineers, mathematicians, statisticians and computer scientists.
 
Gale Virtual Reference Library – Dictionary of Women Worldwide
More than 20,000 brief biographical entries on women including non-U.S. figures.

Gale Virtual Reference Library – Inventors and Inventions
Men and women inventors of all time from around the world.
 
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.

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Book Reviews

Contemporary Authors
Guide to current authors in popular fields, bases on the print set Contemporary Authors.


Literature Resource Center
Biographies and critical analyses of authors from all time periods and all genres.
User guide

New York Times, Historical (1851-2009)
Full text articles, photos and obituaries.
User guide
Remote Access

 
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.
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Books & Literature

Contemporary Authors
Guide to current authors in popular fields, based on the print set Contemporary Authors.

 
Ebooks on EBSCOhost
Full text books in a variety of fields.
 
Gale Directory Library– Awards, Honors and Prizes
Awards given worldwide, arranged by organization, with descriptions of the awards.
User Guide

 

Gale Virtual Reference Library – U*X*L Encyclopedia of World Mythology
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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Literature Resource Center
Biographies and critical analyses of authors from all time periods and all genres.
User guide

  

NextReads
Sign up to receive book suggestions via email in up to 20 different areas.
 
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.
 
 

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Business

Business Source Main Edition
General business magazines, scholarly journals and trade periodicals.  Full text starts in 1985.
 
Gale Directory Library– National Directory of Nonprofit Organizations
Contact and basic information for the largest U.S. nonprofit organizations.


Gale Directory Library – Brands and Their Companies
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.


Gale Directory Library – Business Rankings Annual
Provides "top ten" rankings of companies, products, services and business-related activities from a variety of published sources.


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


OneSource Global Business Browser
Information on international companies, international 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.

ReferenceUSA Business Databases
ReferenceUSA Video Tutorials for Job Seekers, Small Business Owners, and Entrepreneurs.
Watch videos on ReferenceUSA's various modules to better understand how to use the search features and produce a strategic at home, on-the-go, or at the Library.  These videos are a part of ReferenceUSA's YouTube channel.

 
ReferenceUSA: U.S. Businesses 
Search more than 24 million private and public businesses for information on competition, business demographics, and target markets.
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Regional Business News
Full text business publications on a regional level.  US and Canada.
 
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. New Businesses
50,000 new businesses added weekly; identify local business trends and build client base.
  
 

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Cars

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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Chester County

ChescoPIN (In Library Use Only)
Chester County public real estate, court and will records.
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Daily Local News Index (In Library Use Only)
Index to major stories from 1985 to 2005.
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Refer Web
Health and human services available in Chester County.

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Children's Resources

AP Images
Current and historical photographs.
User guide

CyberSmarts
How to deal with important online safety issues.
 
Kids Search (K-8)
Articles from magazines and newspapers, dictionary, Funk & Wagnall's New World Encyclopedia, images, history and science, non-fiction books.
 
Middle Search Main Edition
Full text magazine articles, biographies and historical essays, primary source documents, images, maps and flags.
 
Primary Search Main Edition
Full text magazines for elementary school students, biographies and books, images, maps and flags.
 
Searchasaurus (Elementary School Students)
Articles from children's magazines and pamphlets, EBSCO Animals and the Funk and Wagnall's New World Encyclopedia, non-fiction books.
 

SIRS Discoverer (Elementary and Middle School Students)
Full-text articles and images for students from national and international newspapers, magazines and government documents.


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Colleges and Financial Aid

Gale Virtual Reference Library – The College Blue Book
Detailed descriptions of 2- and 4-year U.S. and Canadian schools. Degrees offered scholarships and occupational education programs.


Gale Virtual Reference Library – Scholarships, Fellowships and Loans
Financial aid from private organizations and companies for all areas of study.

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Company Research

Business Source Main Edition
General business magazines, scholarly journals and trade periodicals. Full text starts in 1985.

 

Gale Directory Library – Encyclopedia of Associations - National Directory of Organizations -Contact and basic information for the largest U.S. organizations.


Gale Directory Library – Brands and Their Companies
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.


Gale Directory Library – Business Rankings Annual
Provides "top ten" rankings of companies, products, services and business-related activities from a variety of published sources.


OneSource Global Business Browser
Information on international companies, international industry reports and market research; information on large American corporations, as well.
 

Reference USA
Lists 14 million private and public companies.
User guide

 
Regional Business News
Full text business publications on a regional level. US and Canada.

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Computer Skills

Learning Express Library
Interactive tutorial courses on Microsoft Access, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint and Word, Windows and Mac operating systems.
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Current Events

AP Images
Current and historical photographs.
User guide
 


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.
User guide

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Education

Gale Virtual Reference Library – The College Blue Book
Describes 2- and 4-year U.S. and Canadian schools, the degrees or occupational education programs offered and scholarships.


Gale Virtual Reference Library – Scholarships, Fellowships and Loans
Financial aid from private organizations and companies for all areas of study.
 
Gale Virtual Reference Library - American Universities and Colleges
1,900 institutions of higher education (2008).


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.
User guide

LISTA Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts
Abstracts of journals, books, reports and proceedings in library science.
 
Mango Languages
Mango is the fast, easy, and most effective way to learn to speak a foreign language.
 

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

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Environment

GreenFILE
Information covering all aspects of human impact on the environment.


Gale Virtual Reference Library – Energy
Alternatives to current energy sources.


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

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Fashion

Gale Virtual Reference Library – Greenwood Encyclopedia of Clothing Through American History 1900 to the Present - Describes American styles of clothes and why they were worn.
 
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Genealogy  

Ancestry /Library Edition (In Library Use Only)
Genealogical database, including census records.
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HeritageQuest - In Library Use
HeritageQuest - Remote Use
Genealogy and local history resources including periodical articles.
User guide
 
New York Times, Historical (1851-2009)
Full text articles, photos and obituaries.
User guide
Remote Access
 

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.

User guide
 

Philadelphia Inquirer Historical Archive (1829-1922)
Full text articles, photos and obituaries.
User guide

 

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Grants
 

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.
 
Pennsylvania Foundations Online
(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.
 
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.
 
 

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Health & Medicine

Consumer Health Complete
Information about health and wellness.
 
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.
 
ReferWeb
Health and human services available in Chester County.
 
U.S. Healthcare
855,000 records of doctors and dentists, all of which have been phone-verified.

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Historical Events & Times

Gale Virtual Reference Library – Dictionary of American History
topics in American history.


Gale Virtual Reference Library – Encyclopedia of the Great Depression
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.

Gale Virtual Reference Library – Inventors and Inventions
Men and women inventors of all time from around the world.


Gale Virtual Reference Library – Middle Ages Reference Library
Medieval civilizations and peoples, biographies, primary sources.


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


In the First Person
Index to letters, diaries, oral histories and personal narratives on the web.


New York Times, Historical (1851-2009)
Full text articles, photos and obituaries.
User guide
Remote Access
 
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.


Philadelphia Inquirer Historical Archive (1829-1922)
Full text articles, photos and obituaries.
User guide


Primary Sources - How to find
Explains what primary sources are and tells how to find them using the library catalog, newspapers, magazines, microfilm, the library system’s databases and selected Websites.


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Industry Information

Business Source Main Edition
General business magazines, scholarly journals and trade periodicals. Full text starts in 1985.
 
Gale Directory Library – Business Rankings Annual
Provides "top ten" rankings of companies, products, services and business-related activities from a variety of published sources.
 
One Source Global Business Browser
Information on international companies, international industry reports and market research; information on large American corporations, as well.
 
Regional Business News
Full text business publications on a regional level. US and Canada.

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Investment Information

OneSource Global Business Browser
Information on international companies, international industry reports and market research; information on large American corporations, as well.

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Job & Career Skills

Gale Virtual Reference Library – Career Information Center
Career areas with related job summary charts, job descriptions and up-to-date salary information.


Learning Express Library
Job search, resumes, interviews, business writing and preparation for licensing exams.
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List of Companies

Reference USA
Lists 14 million private and public companies.
User guide


Gale Directory Library – Brands and Their Companies
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.


Gale Directory Library – Business Rankings Annual
Provides "top ten" rankings of companies, products, services and business-related activities from a variety of published sources.


OneSource Global Business Browser
Information on international companies, international industry reports and market research; information on large American corporations, as well.

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Magazine & Journal Articles

Biography in Context
Full text of many well-respected biography reference sets and periodical articles.

User Guide

 

 
Business Source Main Edition
General business magazines, scholarly journals and trade periodicals.  Full text starts in 1985.   
 
GreenFILE
Information covering all aspects of human impact on the environment.
 
LISTA Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts
(LISTA) Abstracts of journals, books, reports and proceedingsin library science.
 
Literature Resource Center
Biographies and critical analyses of authors from all time periods and all genres.
User guide
 
MasterFILE Main Edition
Full text articles from general interest magazines and trade publications.  Photos, maps and flags.
 
 
OmniFile Mega see MasterFile Main Edition
 
 
 

OmniFile Select see MasterFile Main Edition

 
OneSource Global Business Browser
Information on international companies, international industry reports and market research; information on large American corporations, as well.
 
Teacher Reference Center
Indexing and abstracts for 260 journals and magazines for teachers and administrators.
 

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Newspaper Articles

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

New York Times, Historical (1851-2009)
Full text articles, photos and obituaries.
Remote Access

User Guide
 
Newspaper Source Plus
Full text for 40+ US and international newspapers.  Selected full text for 330 US regional newspapers.
 

Philadelphia Inquirer Historical Archive (1829-1922)
Full text articles, photos and obituaries.
User guide


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.
User guide

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Organizations

Gale Directory Library – Encyclopedia of Associations - International Organizations
Contact information and descriptions for multinational and national groups based throughout the world, as well as multinational associations headquartered in the U.S.


Gale Directory Library – National Directory of Nonprofit Organizations
Contact and basic information for the largest U.S. nonprofit organizations.


Gale Directory Library – Encyclopedia of Associations - National Organizations of the U.S. - 23,000+ national associations in all categories.

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Personal Finance

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

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Photographs

AP Images
Current and historical photographs.
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Science & Technology

Gale Virtual Reference Library – Alternative Energy
Alternatives to current energy sources.

Gale Virtual Reference Library – Inventors and Inventions
Men and women inventors of all time from around the world.


GreenFILE
Information covering all aspects of human impact to the environment.
 
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.
 

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

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Small Business

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


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


Reference USA
Lists 14 million private and public companies.
User guide
 
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. Standard White Pages
Use this database of over 89 million U.S. resident for market research or to locate friends and relatives.
 
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Social Issues

Gale Virtual Reference Library - Social Issues: Pros and Cons
Social issues considered from many viewpoints. Click "Show All” to see the issues covered.
 
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Test Guides

Learning Express Library
GED, ACT, AP, CLEP, CUNY, PSAT/NMSQT, SAT, THEA, TOEFL iBT, U.S. citizenship and licensing exams.
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World

Gale Virtual Reference Library – Junior Worldmark Encyclopedia of Foods and Recipes of the World -Foods and recipes from 70 representative countries and culture groups worldwide.


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


Gale Virtual Reference Library - Junior Worldmark Encyclopedia of the States
facts about the states, the District of Columbia and U.S. dependencies.


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


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

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Writing Skills

Learning Express Library
Writing skills for elementary through college students, business writing and skill building for adults.
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