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Search a single catalog reflecting the holdings of over 1,500 Pennsylvania libraries and their combined collections of over 41 million books, audio materials, reference materials, movies, and much more.

This project is made possible in part by Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) funds from the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services and through Library Access Funds administered by the Office of Commonwealth Libraries, Department of Education, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Tom Wolf, Governor.

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Academic Search Main Edition

Discover valuable, comprehensive multidisciplinary content from acclaimed full-text journals, magazines, and other valuable resources covering topics like Biology, Chemistry, Engineering, Physics, Psychology, Religion & Philosophy, Science & Technology, and more! 

AP Images

View the greatest events in world history with photographs, audio sound bites, video, and graphics, for over 185 years.

Business Source Main Edition

Search the full-text of over 700 magazines and journals and indexing and abstracting for over 2,000.

 

Consumer Health Complete

Find your health information needs while discovering an overall understanding of health-related topics. Content covers all areas of health and wellness from mainstream medicine to the many perspectives of complementary, holistic and integrated medicine. 

 

Contemporary Authors

Discover biographical and bibliographical information on more than 145,000 of today's most influential authors. 

 

 

eBooks on EBSCOhost

Select from over 16,000 eBooks from the world's leading publishers across all major subject areas. Perform full-text searches of a single eBook, search thousands of volumes simultaneously, browse topic categories, or read eBooks directly online. 

 

 

Explora for Public Libraries

Discover reliable information on thousands of topics covering a wide range of subjects including art and music, literature, language arts, geography, history, social studies, world cultures and languages, science, technology, engineering, mathematics, health, and sports. 

 

 

GreenFILE

Discover the environmental effects of individuals, corporations, and governments on the environment and what can be done at each level to minimize negative impacts. 

 

 

LISTA (Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts)

Find article titles from more than 700 journals in library science & technology plus books, research reports and proceedings. Coverage extends back as far as the mid-1960's.

 

 

MasterFILE Main Edition

Find full text articles from over 1,300 reference resources, magazines, and journals covering general interest subject areas. 

 

 

Newspaper Source Plus

Read the latest news with full-text access to more than 40 news magazines, 130 newswires, 1.8 million television and radio news transcripts, and over 1,200 U.S. and international newspapers.

 

 

Newswires

View near real-time access to top world-wide news from Associated Press, United Press International, PR Newswire, Xinhua, CNN Wire, and Business Wire on a continuous basis. Newswires includes AP Financial News, AP Top News, AP WorldStream, AP U.S. Politics & Government, AP 50 State Reports, UPI Security Industry, UPI Emerging Threats, UPI Business, UPI Entertainment, UPI Sports, UPI Top News, Arabia 2000, and more. Full text content in Newswires is available for the current and prior 30 days.

 

 

Science Reference Center

Perform research from hundreds of full text science encyclopedias, reference books, periodicals, and other reliable sources. View more than 280,000 high-quality science images from sources such as UPI, Getty, NASA, National Geographic and the Nature Picture Library.

 

Teacher Reference Center

Search the index and abstracts for 280 peer-reviewed journals. 

 

 

Web News

View near real-time access to thousands of top news feeds from around the globe. This collection includes over 14,000 feeds covering a range of business and general news topics. Full text can immediately be accessed on the web by following the link in the record

 

 

 

 

 

Academic Search Main Edition

Discover valuable, comprehensive multidisciplinary content from acclaimed full-text journals, magazines, and other valuable resources covering topics like Biology, Chemistry, Engineering, Physics, Psychology, Religion & Philosophy, Science & Technology, and more! 

AP Images

View the greatest events in world history with photographs, audio sound bites, video, and graphics, for over 185 years.

BookFLIX

Watch videos and read books about animals, celebrations, nature, music, earth, family, community, and more. Some films and books are available in Spanish too!

 

 

Contemporary Authors

Discover biographical and bibliographical information on more than 145,000 of today's most influential authors. 

 

 

CyberSmarts

Learn how to be a safe, responsible, and smart citizen with these eBooks that teach you how to avoid predators, play games safely online, protect your privacy, and use social networks

 

Explora for Elementary Schools

Find information on thousands of topics covering a wide range of subjects including art and music, literature, language arts, geography, history, social studies, world cultures and languages, science, technology, engineering, mathematics, health, and sports. 

 

 

Explora for Middle Schools

Discover reliable information on thousands of topics covering a wide range of subjects including art and music, literature, language arts, geography, history, social studies, world cultures and languages, science, technology, engineering, mathematics, health, and sports. 

 

Explora for High Schools

Research information on thousands of topics covering a wide range of subjects including art and music, literature, language arts, geography, history, social studies, world cultures and languages, science, technology, engineering, mathematics, health, and sports.

 

 

 

 

 

GreenFILE

Discover the environmental effects of individuals, corporations, and governments on the environment and what can be done at each level to minimize negative impacts. 

 

 

 

 

Middle Search Main Edition

Access full text articles from popular magazines, thousands of biographies and historical essays, and an image collection with over 1.5 million photos, maps, and flags. 

Newspaper Source Plus

Read the latest news with full-text access to more than 40 news magazines, 130 newswires, 1.8 million television and radio news transcripts, and over 1,200 U.S. and international newspapers.

 

 

 

 

Primary Search Main Edition

Find articles about science, health, math, writing, geography, & more from your favorite magazines like Ranger Rick, Lady Bug, Highlights for Children, & National Geographic for Kids. 

 

Science Reference Center

Perform research from hundreds of full text science encyclopedias, reference books, periodicals, and other reliable sources. View more than 280,000 high-quality science images from sources such as UPI, Getty, NASA, National Geographic and the Nature Picture Library.

 

 

SIRS Discoverer

Discover articles, images, activities, and websites. Try the Science Fair Explorer to identify interesting science fair projects or use Country Facts to learn about countries and states.

 

 

 

TrueFLIX

Learn about people, places, nature, history, and science from videos and eBooks on topics such as American Indians, Ancient Civilizations, Farm to Table, The Civil War, Continents, The Thirteen Colonies, U.S. Government, Disasters, Earth Science, Experiments, Extreme Science, Nature, and many more. [full description]

 

 

This project is made possible in part by Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) funds from the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services and through Library Access Funds administered by the Office of Commonwealth Libraries, Department of Education, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Tom Wolf, Governor.

eBooks on EBSCOhost

Select from over 16,000 eBooks from the world's leading publishers across all major subject areas. Perform full-text searches of a single eBook, search thousands of volumes simultaneously, browse topic categories, or read eBooks directly online.

Zinio // Magazines

 

Did you know? Just as you can download E-books right to your E-reader, you can download magazines as well. 

Resources For Children

BookFLIX

Watch videos and read books about animals, celebrations, nature, music, earth, family, community, and more. Some films and books are available in Spanish too!

 

 

CyberSmarts

Learn how to be a safe, responsible, and smart citizen with these eBooks that teach you how to avoid predators, play games safely online, protect your privacy, and use social networks

 

 

 

TrueFLIX

Learn about people, places, nature, history, and science from videos and eBooks on topics such as American Indians, Ancient Civilizations, Farm to Table, The Civil War, Continents, The Thirteen Colonies, U.S. Government, Disasters, Earth Science, Experiments, Extreme Science, Nature, and many more. [full description]

 

 

Job Resources

Pennsylvania Job Resources

Discover job resources for Pennsylvania job seekers and employers.

Genealogy

E-books // Children

 

 

Kids too!  Click to find out more about Tumblebooks.  

 

The Delaware County's Online Library Catalog.  Use this to find books at your local library, and to request books from others.

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