Biography & History

  • American Folklife Center: Contains info on the many regional, ethnic and cultural groups in the U.S. and around the world such as music, dance, stories, literature and customs  
  • Any Day in History: Information on historical events and birth dates that occurred on a selected date
  • AP Images: More than 500,000 current and historical photographs and graphics that can be searched by date, place and subject.
  • Chester County Archives and Records: A primary destination for genealogists, property researchers, local historians and academics researching all facets of Chester County history.
  • Chester County Historical Society: Library, exhibitions, museum collection, genealogy
  • Country Studies: Contains the electronic versions of 80 books previously published in hard copy as part of the Country Studies Series by the Federal Research Division. Intended for a general audience, books in the series present a description and analysis of the historical setting and the social, economic, political, and national security systems and institutions of select countries throughout the world.
  • Chiefs of State: Information on the chiefs of state and cabinet members of foreign governments
  • Dead People Server: Database of celebrities that are no longer living.
  • Heritage Quest: Genealogy and local history resources including periodical articles.
  • Library of Congress: Digital Collections: Browse or search a wide variety of digitized historical materials.
  • National Parks - Discover History Information on people, places, stories, preservation, and more.
  • New York Times (In Library Use Only) Includes articles from the New York Times from 1981 to the present, and an archive from 1851-1922.
  • Perseus Project: Ancient History, archaeology, and literature.
  • Philadelphia Inquirer Image Edition (January 2018 - Present): Scanned copies of the complete issues, including advertisements, classified, obituaries, etc.  Search entire issue or current page; export features include citation format, print, e-mail, and download.
  • Teaching With Documents (National Archives): Great information to help students and teachers find and use primary source documents.