Databases by Subject

Animal Reports


  • Gale Virtual Reference Library:  A collection of reference titles in the arts, biography, business, education, environment, general reference, history, literature, medicine, nation and world, science, and the social sciences.
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Arts


  • Gale Virtual Reference Library:  A collection of reference titles in the arts, biography, business, education, environment, general reference, history, literature, medicine, nation and world, science, and the social sciences.
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    Author Reports


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    Biographies



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    Book Reviews


    • Contemporary Authors: (POWER Library) 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. 
    • NovelList Plus: Find reading recommendations including reviews, lists, articles, and more. Use NoveList to find read-alikes in both fiction and non-fiction for readers of all ages. NoveList also has series information, award winners, best-of lists, top ten lists, and much more!
    • Philadelphia Inquirer Feb 1997 - Current Full text of the Phildaelphia Inquirer from February 1997 to the present 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: (POWER Library) Guide to current authors in popular fields, based on the print set Contemporary Authors.
    • Ebooks on EBSCOhost: (POWER Library) Full text books in a variety of fields.
    • Literature Resource Center: Biographies and critical analyses of authors from all time periods and all genres.
    • NextReads: Sign up to receive book suggestions via email in up to 20 different areas.
    • NovelList Plus: Find reading recommendations including reviews, lists, articles, and more. Use NoveList to find read-alikes in both fiction and non-fiction for readers of all ages. NoveList also has series information, award winners, best-of lists, top ten lists, and much more!
    • PA Electronic Library Catalog (POWER Library) Integrated catalog of 3,000 Pennsylvania school, public, academic and special libraries.
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    Business


    • Business Source Main Edition: (POWER Library) General business magazines, scholarly journals and trade periodicals. Full text starts in 1985.
    • Gale Virtual Reference Library:  A collection of reference titles in the arts, biography, business, education, environment, general reference, history, literature, medicine, nation and world, science, and the social sciences.
    • OneSource Global Business Browser: Information on international companies, international industry reports and market research; information on large American corporations, as well.
    • 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.
    • 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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    Chester County


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    Children's Resources


    • AP Images: (POWER Library) Current and historical photographs.
    • CyberSmarts: (POWER Library) How to deal with important online safety issues.
    • Middle Search Main Edition: (POWER Library) Full text magazine articles, biographies and historical essays, primary source documents, images, maps and flags.
    • Primary Search Main Edition: (POWER Library) Full text magazines for elementary school students, biographies and books, images, maps and flags.
    • SIRS Discoverer (Elementary and Middle School Students): (POWER Library) Full-text articles and images for students from national and international newspapers, magazines and government documents.
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    Company Research


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    Computer Skills


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    Current Events


    • AP Images: (POWER Library) Current and historical photographs.
    • Gale Virtual Reference Library:  A collection of reference titles in the arts, biography, business, education, environment, general reference, history, literature, medicine, nation and world, science, and the social sciences.
    • New York Times: Includes articles from the New York Times from 1981 to the present, and an archive from 1851-1922.
    • Philadelphia Inquirer Feb 1997- Current: Full text of the Philadelphia Inquirer from February 1997 to the present 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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    Education


    • 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.
    •  LISTA Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts: (POWER Library) 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.
    • NoveList Plus Find reading recommendations including reviews, lists, articles, and more. Use NoveList to find read-alikes in both fiction and non-fiction for readers of all ages. NoveList also has series information, award winners, best-of lists, top ten lists, and much more!
       
    • Teacher Reference Center: (POWER Library) Indexing and abstracts for 260 journals and magazines for teachers and administrators.
    • TrueFlix: is a multimedia literacy-based read aloud experience for young children that includes: interactive games, author biographies, video adaptations, Spanish translated pairs, read alouds, and digital nonfiction flipbooks.

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    Environment


    • Gale Virtual Reference Library:  A collection of reference titles in the arts, biography, business, education, environment, general reference, history, literature, medicine, nation and world, science, and the social sciences.
    • GreenFILE: (POWER Library) Information covering all aspects of human impact on the environment.
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    Genealogy


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    Grants


    • Foundation Online Directory Quick Start: 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. Desktop computer access only.)  A premier grantseeking research tool. Includes over 140,000 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. Desktop computer access only.) Find funders that provide scholarships, fellowships, grants, and a wide range of financial support to individuals.
    • Foundation Maps: (In-library use at Chester County Library only. Desktop computer access only.)The Foundation Center's interactive mapping tool. Display grantmaker, grant recipient, and grants data using maps, charts, and lists.
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    Health & Medicine


    • Consumer Health Complete: (POWER Library) Information about health and wellness.
    • Gale Virtual Reference Library: A collection of reference titles in the arts, biography, business, education, environment, general reference, history, literature, medicine, nation and world, science, and the social sciences.
    • 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: A collection of reference titles in the arts, biography, business, education, environment, general reference, history, literature, medicine, nation and world, science, and the social sciences.
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    Industry Information


    • Business Source Main Edition: (POWER Library) General business magazines, scholarly journals and trade periodicals. Full text starts in 1985.
    • One Source Global Business Browser: Information on international companies, international industry reports and market research; information on large American corporations, as well.
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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


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    Languages


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    List of Companies


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    Magazine & Journal Articles


    • Business Source Main Edition: (POWER Library) General business magazines, scholarly journals and trade periodicals. Full text starts in 1985.
    • Explora: (POWER Library) Provides subject overviews, full text for magazine articles, an image collection and AP clips. 
    • Flipster: Access 42 digital magazines anywhere you are with an active Chester County Library System card. Simple and convenient to use, especially when on-the-go and traveling! Some titles include: HGTV Magazine, Rolling Stone, Clean Eating, Real Simple, and House Beautiful.
    • GreenFILE: (POWER Library) Information covering all aspects of human impact on the environment.
    • LISTA Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts: (LISTA) (POWER Library) 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. 
    • MasterFILE Premier: Provides subject overviews, full text for magazine articles, an image collection and AP clips. Excellent resource for student research and classroom instruction. Information is rich, reliable, and easy-to-use.
    • OneSource Global Business Browser: Information on international companies, international industry reports and market research; information on large American corporations, as well.
    • Teacher Reference Center: (POWER Library) Indexing and abstracts for 260 journals and magazines for teachers and administrators.
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    Newspaper Articles


    • Newspaper Source Plus: (POWER Library) Full text for 40+ U.S. and international newspapers. Selected full text for 330 U.S. regional newspapers.
    • New York Times: Includes articles from the New York Times from 1981 to the present, and an archive from 1851-1922. To access within a library, create a free account on nytimes.com and log in with your email address and password. 
    •  Philadelphia Inquirer Historical Archive (1829-1922): Full text articles, photos and obituaries.
    • Philadelphia Inquirer Feb 1997 - Current: Full text of the Phildaelphia Inquirer from February 1997 to the present 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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    Photographs


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    Science & Technology


    • Gale Virtual Reference Library: A collection of reference titles in the arts, biography, business, education, environment, general reference, history, literature, medicine, nation and world, science, and the social sciences.
    • GreenFILE: (POWER Library) Information covering all aspects of human impact to the environment.
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    Small Business


    • Gale Virtual Reference Library: A collection of reference titles in the arts, biography, business, education, environment, general reference, history, literature, medicine, nation and world, science, and the social sciences.
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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.
    • Driver's Education - Practice Tests and Handbooks: Free online driver education program for individuals preparing to take permit exams at the Department of Motor Vehicles. Contains practice tests and handbooks for automobile and motorcycle driving, including the following state-specific information:
      • 10 car practice tests
      • 5 motorcycle practice tests
      • 3 CDL (Commercial Driver’s License) practice tests
      • 3 online driver’s manuals (car, motorcycle, CDL)
      • An FAQ section with detailed answers to 100+ DMV-related questions
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    World



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    Writing Skills