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  • Academic Search Main Edition
    General ResearchAdultsTeens
    Academic Search Main Edition is a multi-disciplinary database providing full text for nearly 2,000 journals and periodicals and is updated daily on EBSCOhost.
    Available To: All Free Library locations and online with your library card.
  • Access PA
    General ResearchAdultsTeensChildren
    An access portal to a suit of resources provided by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
    Available To: All Free Library locations and online with your library card.
  • Access World News
    GenealogyNewspapers, Magazines, & JournalsAdultsTeens
    Local, regional, national, and international sources for news are available through this resource.
    Available To: All Free Library locations and online with your library card.
  • American Broadsides and Ephemera
    Newspapers, Magazines, & JournalsAdultsTeensHistory
    The American Antiquarians Society's collection of Broadsides printed between 1820 and 1900 and ephemera printed between 1760 and 1900
    Available To: All Free Library locations and online with your library card.
  • American Physical Society Online Journals
    ScienceAdults
    Dating back to 1893, this collection is published by The American Physical Society and consists of more than 400,000 scientific research papers.
    Available To: All Free Library locations.
  • American Song
    MusicAdultsTeensChildrenDigital Media
    Listen to over 50,000 recordings from America's past; songs by and about American Indians, miners, immigrants, slaves, children, pioneers, and cowboys; songs of Civil Rights, Prohibition, the Civil War, and more.
    Available To: All Free Library locations and online with your library card.
  • American State Papers, 1789-1838
    AdultsTeensHistory
    Source of primary material on many aspects of early American history.
    Available To: All Free Library locations and online with your library card.
  • America's Obituaries & Death Notices
    GenealogyNewspapers, Magazines, & JournalsAdultsTeensHistory
    A collection of newspaper obituaries and death notices from around the country.
    Available To: All Free Library locations and online with your library card.
  • AP Images (formerly AccuNet/AP Multimedia Archive)
    Homework Help & Study AidsNewspapers, Magazines, & JournalsPhotographyAdultsTeens
    Current photos & a selection of pictures/images from the 50 million print & negative library of photographs at the Associated Press. Search for a picture/image of your favorite celebrity.
    Available To: All Free Library locations and online with your library card.
  • Archive of Americana
    AdultsTeensHistory
    The comprehensive historical collections that form the Archive of Americana contain books, pamphlets, newspapers, government documents and ephemera.
    Available To: All Free Library locations and online with your library card.
  • Archive-It
    ComputersGovernment InformationPhiladelphiaAdultsTeens
    Archive-It is a web archiving service that collects and stores the websites of Philadelphia government agencies and selected cultural institutions. You can search or browse the collection to view these sites as they existed in months or years past.
    Available To: All Free Library locations and online with your library card.
  • Art Full Text
    ArtAdultsTeens
    A comprehensive resource for art information featuring full-text articles dating back to 1995, high-quality indexing and abstracting dating as far back as 1984 as well as abstracting of over 13,000 art dissertations.
    Available To: All Free Library locations and online with your library card.
  • Art Index Retrospective 1920-1984
    ArtAdultsTeens
    Bibliographic database that cumulates citations to Art Index volumes 1-32 of the printed index published between 1929-1984.
    Available To: Parkway Central Library and online with your library card.
  • Art Sales Index Database
    ArtAdults
    Over 2.4 million entries of fine art by 196,000 artists that have sold at auction.
    Available To: Parkway Central Library only. Please visit the Art Department for access.
  • Artemis Literary Sources (includes Dictionary of Literary Biography, Literature Criticism Online, Literature Resource Center, and Something About the Author)
    Biography & Autobiography LiteraturePoetryAdultsTeensHumanities
    Search a selection of literary reference sources including the Dictionary of Literary Biography, Literature Criticism Online, Literature Resource Center, and Something About the Author)
    Available To: All Free Library locations and online with your library card.
  • AskART
    ArtBiography & Autobiography AdultsTeens
    Extensive information about over 120,000 artists from around the world.
    Available To: Parkway Central Library only. Please see ART Department for access.
  • Audiobooks from Overdrive
    AudiobooksAdultsTeensDigital Media
    Download audiobooks from Overdrive to your PC, Mac, or mobile device
    Available To: All Free Library locations and online with your library card.
  • BBC Animals
    Homework Help & Study AidsScienceChildrenAnimals and Nature
    Watch thousands of video clips about hundreds of animals
    Available To: All Free Library locations and online with your library card.
  • Best's Library Center
    Personal Finance & InvestingBusiness & EntrepreneursAdults
    A comprehensive source for insurance information.
    Available To: Parkway Central Library only. Please visit Business, Science & Industry Dept for access.
  • Biography in Context
    Biography & Autobiography Newspapers, Magazines, & JournalsGeneral ResearchAdultsTeens
    Comprehensive online biographical reference database containing 414,000 biographies.
    Available To: All Free Library locations and online with your library card.
  • BookFlix
    ChildrenebooksLiteracyChildrenDigital Media
    Bookflix pairs classic storybooks with related nonfiction books - all in streaming format - to build a love of reading and learning.
    Available To: All Free Library locations and online with your library card.
  • Brainfuse Adult Learning Center
    EducationHomework Help & Study AidsJobs & Job SeekersSelf-HelpAdultsTeensJob Seekers
    Get the help you need, when you need it! Connect live and chat one-on-one with a tutor everyday between 2:00 p.m. and 11:00 p.m., or submit your resume or cover letter for review, and brush up on your skills 24/7. Available in English and Spanish.
    Available To: All Free Library locations and online with your library card.
  • Business Insights: Global (formerly Business & Company Resource Center)
    Newspapers, Magazines, & JournalsBusiness & EntrepreneursAdultsJob SeekersEntrepreneurs
    Search companies, brands, market rankings, investment reports, corporate histories, industry studies and business news from a variety of reference sources, directories, and periodicals.
    Available To: All Free Library locations and online with your library card.
  • Business Plans Handbook Online
    Business & EntrepreneursAdultsTeensEntrepreneurs
    Search sample business plans from a wide range of businesses
    Available To: All Free Library locations and online with your library card.
  • Business Source Main Edition
    Newspapers, Magazines, & JournalsPersonal Finance & InvestingBusiness & EntrepreneursAdultsTeensJob SeekersEntrepreneurs
    A specialized business interface to Business Source Premier (EBSCOHost). Full text business database to scholarly journals.
    Available To: All Free Library locations and online with your library card.
  • BusinessDecision
    PhiladelphiaBusiness & EntrepreneursSocial ScienceAdultsEntrepreneurs
    Combining consumer demographic information and mapping technology, BusinessDecision brings consumer and market demographics from Synergos Technologies, Inc. (STI), to a state-of-the-art mapping tool to help you find customers and understand your market.
    Available To: All Free Library locations and online with your library card.
  • Career Cruising
    EducationJobs & Job SeekersAdultsTeensJob Seekers
    Explore careers, discover your dream job, polish your skills and more
    Available To: All Free Library locations and online with your library card.
  • Civil War Archive
    Newspapers, Magazines, & JournalsPhiladelphia HistoryAdultsTeensHistory
    Full text of the Philadelphia Inquirer from 1860 to 1865.
    Available To: All Free Library locations and online with your library card.
  • Classical Music Library
    MusicAdultsTeensChildrenDigital Media
    A comprehensive database of distinguished classical recordings offered in streaming format. The Classical Music Library also includes anthology playlists linked to the major music history and appreciation textbooks.
    Available To: All Free Library locations and online with your library card.
  • Codeacademy
    ComputersOnline LearningTechnologyAdultsTeens
    Learn to code for free at Codeacademy.
    Available To: Unrestricted, free web resource
  • Consumer Health Complete
    Health & FitnessMedicalAdultsTeens
    CHC provides convenient access to easily understandable health and medical information. Consumers can search and browse within medical encyclopedias, popular reference books, and magazine articles.
    Available To: All Free Library locations and online with your library card.
  • Contemporary Authors
    Biography & Autobiography LiteratureAdultsTeens
    A bio-bibliographical guide to current writers in fiction, general nonfiction, poetry, journalism, drama, motion pictures, television, and other fields.
    Available To: All Free Library locations and online with your library card.
  • Contemporary World Music
    MusicAdultsTeensChildrenDigital Media
    This resource includes contemporary and traditional world music including tracks of reggae, worldbeat, neo-traditional, world fusion, Balkanic jazz, African film, Bollywood, Arab swing and jazz, and other genres.
    Available To: All Free Library locations and online with your library card.
  • CyberSmarts
    ChildrenComputersTechnologyTeensTeensChildren
    A collection of ebooks and resources that teaches kids and teens how they can stay safe on the web.
    Available To: All Free Library locations and online with your library card.
  • Declassified Documents Reference System
    Government InformationAdults
    Declassified U.S. Government documents.
    Available To: All Free Library locations and online with your library card.
  • Dictionary of Literary Biography (via Artemis)
    Biography & Autobiography LiteratureAdultsTeens
    Search biographical information about writers and poets
    Available To: All Free Library locations and online with your library card.
  • Driver's Permit Practice Tests Online
    AdultsTeensNew AmericansAutomotiveTest Preparation
    Find practice tests for the PA drivers permit exam, the motorcycle operator's test, the CDL practice test, as well as digital versions of the PA Driver’s Handbook, the PA Motorcycle Handbook, and the PA CDL Handbook
    Available To: All Free Library locations and online with your library card.
  • Duolingo
    Language StudyOnline LearningAdultsTeensESL - English as a Second Language
    Learn Spanish, English, French, German, Portuguese, or Italian
    Available To: All Free Library locations and online with your library card.
  • Early American Imprints, Series I: Evans (1639-1800)
    AdultsTeensHistory
    Based on the renowned American Bibliography by Charles Evans. The definitive resource for every aspect of life in 17th- and 18th-century America.
    Available To: All Free Library locations and online with your library card.
  • Early American Imprints, Series II: Shaw-Shoemaker (1801-1819)
    AdultsTeensHistory
    Covering every aspect of American life during the early decades of the United States, this rich primary source collection provides full-text access to the 36,000 American books, pamphlets and broadsides published from 1801 to 1819.
    Available To: All Free Library locations and online with your library card.
  • Early American Newspapers, Series I (1690-1876)
    Newspapers, Magazines, & JournalsAdultsTeensHistory
    Early American Newspapers features cover-to-cover reproductions of hundreds of historic newspapers, providing more than one million pages as fully text-searchable facsimile images.
    Available To: All Free Library locations and online with your library card.
  • eBooks from Overdrive
    ebooksAdultsTeensDigital Media
    Available in a variety of formats including epub and pdf, here you will find the Library's Overdrive ebook collection.
    Available To: All Free Library locations and online with your library card.
  • eBooks on EBSCOhost (formerly NetLibrary)
    ebooksAdultsTeensDigital Media
    Approximately 17,000 electronic books in all subject areas from careers to classics to Cliffs notes.
    Available To: All Free Library locations and online with your library card.
  • ERIC (Educational Resource Information Center)
    EducationAdultsTeens
    Index to education related materials
    Available To: All Free Library locations and online with your library card.
  • Evening Public Ledger
    GenealogyNewspapers, Magazines, & JournalsPhiladelphia HistoryAdults
    Find full text access to back issues of this popular daily paper from 9/14/1914 and 12/31/1922 online here. Visit the Newspaper Department at Parkway Central for microfilm access to additional years (9/14/1914 - 1/5/1942).
    Available To: All Free Library locations and online with your library card.
  • Expanded Academic ASAP
    Newspapers, Magazines, & JournalsGeneral ResearchAdultsTeens
    Academic periodical database
    Available To: All Free Library locations and online with your library card.
  • Explora Middle Search
    Homework Help & Study AidsNewspapers, Magazines, & JournalsGeneral ResearchTeensChildren
    Student research portal to reference ebooks, newspapers, magazines, and more. Great for middle and high school students. Powered by EBSCOhost.
    Available To: All Free Library agencies and Internet with authentication
  • Explora Primary Search
    ChildrenNewspapers, Magazines, & JournalsGeneral ResearchChildren
    Student research portal to reference ebooks, newspapers, magazines, and more. Great for primary/elementary students. Powered by EBSCOhost.
    Available To: All Free Library locations and online with your library card.
  • Foundation Directory Online Professional
    NonprofitAdults
    Provides access to 80,000 grantmakers and over half a million grants
    Available To: Parkway Central Library only. Please visit the Regional Foundation Center for access.
  • Foundation Maps Professional
    NonprofitAdults
    An interactive mapping tool combining data on grantmakers and their grants with Google maps to reveal patterns of giving and funding relationships.
    Available To: Parkway Central Library only. Please visit the Regional Foundation Center for access.
  • Freading
    ebooksAdultsTeensDigital Media
    Downloadable ebooks for Free Library of Philadelphia library card holders.
    Available To: All Free Library locations and online with your library card.
  • Free Library of Philadelphia Online Public Access Catalog
    Free Library of PhiladelphiaGeneral ResearchAdultsTeensChildren
    Catalog of The Free Library of Philadelphia's Collection
    Available To: All Free Library locations and online with your library card.
  • Free Library of Philadelphia's Digital Library Collections
    Digital CollectionsPhiladelphia HistoryPhotographyAdultsTeens
    Historical images in digital format.
    Available To: All Free Library locations and online with your library card.
  • Free Library Podcasts
    Author EventsFree Library of PhiladelphiaFree Library of Philadelphia Programs & ServicesLiteratureAdultsTeensDigital MediaHumanities
    The Free Library Podcast is an easy way to participate in the author events and lectures that take place at the Central Library. Visit Author Events for upcoming events and information.
    Available To: Unrestricted, free web resource
  • Gale Virtual Reference Library
    ebooksGeneral ResearchBusiness & EntrepreneursAdultsTeensDigital Media
    Fully searchable database of over 260 reference titles developed by Gale and other publishers.
    Available To: All Free Library locations and online with your library card.
  • GCF LearnFree
    Online LearningTechnologyAdultsTeens
    Easy-to-follow tutorials on Microsoft Excel, Word, and Office, as well as Internet Basics, social media, and more. GCF LearnFree also offers free tutorials in math and reading.
    Available To: Unrestricted, free web resources.
  • Generations on Line
    TechnologyAdults
    Easy-to-use web-based software designed to enable senior citizens to use the Internet.
    Available To: All Free Library locations.
  • Generations on Line (en Español)
    Online LearningTechnologyAdultsNew Americans
    Este programa electrónico en español, basado en la Red Mundial Electrónica, es fácil de manejar y tiene como propósito ayudar a personas de la tercera edad para que puedan aprovecharse de la Internet.
    Spanish version of Generations on Line.
    Available To: All Free Library locations.
  • Generations on Line Tablet Help
    Online LearningTechnologyAdults
    This innovative resource will help seniors and others become acquainted with touch pad technology (for Apple iPad tablets only)
    Available To: All Free Library locations.
  • Glassdoor
    Jobs & Job SeekersAdultsJob Seekers
    Glassdoor.com gives you an inside look at company salaries, reviews and interview questions for more than 28,000 companies.
    Available To: All Free Library locations and online with your library card.
  • Gordon's Art Datastore
    ArtAdults
    In addition to pricing, provides access to print, poster, and photograph dealer directories; fine print, poster, and photography bibliographies; a tri-language lexicon of art terms, etc.
    Available To: Parkway Central Library only. Please visit Art Department for access.
  • Grants to Individuals Online
    NonprofitAdultsEntrepreneurs
    This database allows you to quickly search detailed descriptions of foundations that fund students, artists, researchers, and other individual grantseekers.
    Available To: All Free Library locations.
  • GrantSelect
    NonprofitAdults
    The most comprehensive source of available funding opportunities, GrantSelect contains more than 10,000 funding opportunities provided by more than 4,000 sponsoring organizations.
    Available To: All Free Library locations and online with your library card.
  • GreenFILE
    Environment & NatureScienceAdultsTeensAnimals and Nature
    Information covering all aspects of the human impact to the environment
    Available To: All Free Library locations and online with your library card.
  • GuideStar Premium
    NonprofitAdults
    Information about nonprofit organizations and grants.
    Available To: Parkway Central Library only. Please visit the Regional Foundation Center for access.
  • Health and Wellness Resource Center
    Health & FitnessMedicalAdultsTeens
    Information on: Fitness, Pregnancy, Medicine, Nutrition, Diseases, Public Health, Occupational Health.
    Available To: All Free Library locations and online with your library card.
  • HealthCare.Gov
    Government InformationHealth & FitnessMedicalAdults
    Official guide to the health care, health insurance and the Affordable Care Act
    Available To: All Free Library locations and online with your library card.
  • HeritageQuest Online
    GenealogyAdults
    Expanding collection of research materials to help you trace your family lineage.
    Available To: All Free Library locations and online with your library card.
  • High School Student Research
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