Featured Databases and Websites
Gale Virtual Reference Library (Chester County Library Collection) : 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. Includes Business Plans Handbook Series (volumes 1-33).
IN CONTEXT: Environmental Studies (POWER Library): Global Reference on the Environment, Energy, and Natural Resources offers researchers an interdisciplinary resource for environment and sustainability studies. IN CONTEXT: Environmental Studies provides news, background information, video, commentaries, primary source documents and statistics in relevant topic areas such as energy systems, healthcare, food, climate change, population, and economic development.
Pennsylvania Job Resources (POWER Library): Discover job resources for Pennsylvania job seekers and employers. These Pennsylvania government provided resources are designed to help you find a good career, review job openings, and match you with employers.
What is Included in the Databases?
The Chester County Library System (CCLS) provides access to over 30 Electronic Resources covering everything from Car Repair to Genealogy, from a Business Directory to a Language Learning Resource. They also range from searchable indexes with full-text of journal articles or newspaper articles to learning tools, from animated children’s books to complete reference books.
The Pennsylvania Department of Education through the Office of Commonwealth Libraries provides a suite of electronic resources to public libraries and school libraries called the POWER Library. The Chester County Library System, through state funding, provides the remaining resources. Most of the databases are available remotely with the use of a Chester County Library System library card. Here's how you can get one.
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