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Reference Databases

POWERLibraryLogoThe Pennsylvania Online World of Electronic Resources (POWER Library) reference databases provide access to magazine and newspaper articles, full text encyclopedias and almanacs, reader’s advisory tools, multimedia archives, and more. They may be accessed in the Library or from any remote computer (with a Chester County Library System card).

We wexplora_web_button_150x75elcome Explora to our family of resources helping you with educational and research needs. Explora is the search interface for all of our EBSCO databases including our new addition, MasterFILE Premier.  Use Explora to find subject overviews, full text for magazine articles, an image collection and AP clips. Visit your local library or use your Chester County Library System card to access this new resource from anywhere.

Other reference databases of the Chester County Library System may be accessed in the Library or remotely via

Phoenixville Public Library also provides access to the following online resources (in-Library use only; ask at Reference Desk for password):

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