Featured Databases and Websites

Consumer Health Complete

Consumer Health Complete is a comprehensive resource for consumer-oriented health content, Consumer Health Complete is designed to support the information needs of patients and to foster an overall understanding of health-related topics. This resource provides content covering all key areas of health and wellness, from mainstream medicine to the many perspectives of complementary, holistic and integrated medicine.


USA.gov is a one-stop destination for information, sources and services from U.S. local, state and federal government agency websites.

Gale Virtual Reference Library

The Gale Virtual Reference Library is a collection of trusted, authoritative ebooks that are available 24/7 - wherever and whenever you them. No checkout needed. We've just added new titles including: 

Biographies Of War: Key Figures of the Wars in Iraq and Afghanistan
Contemporary Black Biography
Economics in the 21st Century: The Stock Market: What It Is and How It Works
Icons Of African American Comedy
Introduction to Biology: A Closer Look at the Animal Kingdom
People You Should Know: Top 101 Women of STEM
The Britannica Guide to the World's Most Influential People II: The 100 Most Influential Entertainers of All Time
Worldmark Global Business And Economy Issues
Documentary and Reference Guides: Vaccination and Its Critics: A Documentary and Reference Guide (forthcoming)

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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