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Access Pennsylvania see PA Electronic Library Catalog
  

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

Business Source Main Edition
General business magazines, scholarly journals and trade periodicals.  Full text starts in 1985.
 
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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.
 
ChescoPIN (In Library Use Only)
Chester County public real estate, court, and will records.
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Consumer Health Complete
Information about health and wellness.
 
Contemporary Authors
Guide to current authors in popular fields, based on the print set Contemporary Authors.
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CyberSmarts
How to deal with important online safety issues.
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Daily Local News Index (In Library Use Only)
Index to major stories from 1985 to 2005.
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ebooks on EBSCOhost
Full text books in a variety of fields
 
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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.
 
Foundation Maps
(In-library use at Chester County Library only. Please see the reference desk for log-in assistance.)
The Foundation Center's interactive mapping tool. Display grantmaker, grant recipient, and grants data using maps, charts, and lists.
 
 
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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.
 
GreenFILE
Information covering all aspects of human impact on the environment.
 

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HeritageQuest
Genealogy and local history resources including periodical articles.
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Historical New York Times (1851 - 2010)
Full text articles, photos and obituaries.
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In the First Person
Index to letters, diaries, oral histories and personal narratives on the web.

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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.
 
Full text magazine articles, biographies and historical essays, primary source documents, images, maps and flags.
 

 


 
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New York Times, Historical (1851-2010)
Full text articles, photos and obituaries.
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Full text for 40+ US and international newspapers.  Selected full text for 330 US regional newspapers.

NextReads
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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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.
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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.
 
 
 

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.
  



Last Modified: 9/11/14