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 Newsroom: Current and historical news and photographs.
  • Black Freedom Struggle: The Black Freedom Struggle website is freely available to students, educators and patrons. This curated selection of primary sources is designed for teaching and learning about the struggles and triumphs of Black Americans. Developed with input from Black history scholars and advisors, its easily discoverable materials are ideal for assignments and special projects focused on U.S. Black history.
  • 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.
  • 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.