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).

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 from Salem Press:

  • Critical Survey of Long Fiction, 4th ed.
  • Masterplots, 4th ed.
  • Great Events from History: Ancient World, Middle Ages, Renaissance
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