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Research Made Easy with Explora!

Check out this new video from EBSCO to see some of the features that make Explora databases your go-to source for research projects! Remember, several Explora databases are available in POWER Library, including High School Student Research and Public Library Search. These resources are available to Ridley High School students and teachers on every on-campus computer and device!

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Six Reasons Why YOU Need a Public Library Card, Part 3!

3. MÁNGO LANGUAGES: CHOOSE ONE OF OVER SIXTY LANGUAGES TO LEARN, AND CONQUER THE WORLD!MangoThe Delaware County Library System’s collection of databases provides access to Mángo Languages, which will help you learn new languages, connect with new cultures, and broaden your horizons! Mángo takes the complex process of learning a language and presents it in an approachable, fun, and effective way!

This resource is for card-carrying library members only! To get a library card, just visit the Ridley Township Library with a photo ID and fill out an application (a parent’s signature is required if you’re under 18).

Stay tuned for reasons 4 through 6!

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Six Reasons Why YOU Need a Public Library Card, Part 2!

2. ACT, SAT, PSAT, AND ADVANCED PLACEMENT PRACTICE TESTS ARE AVAILABLE IN THE LEARNING EXPRESS LIBRARY.PrintThe Delaware County Library System’s collection of databases provides access to the Learning Express Library, which features nearly 1,000 online tutorials, practice tests, and eBooks including:

  • Skill building in reading, writing, math, and basic science
  • College entrance exam test prep
  • Software skills tutorials

Helpful Video Guides walk you through how to get the most out of the Learning Express Library, from registering as a new user to downloading and using their eBooks. This resource is for card-carrying library members only! To get a library card, just visit the Ridley Township Library with a photo ID and fill out an application (a parent’s signature is required if you’re under 18).

Stay tuned for reasons 3 through 6!

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Six Reasons Why YOU Need a Library Card, Part 1!

  1. ACCESS ELECTRONIC RESOURCES THAT ARE NOT AVAILABLE ON GOOGLE!

POWER LibraryThe Delaware County Library System’s collection of databases provides access to primary sources, magazines, newspapers, and reference articles from hundreds of sources! Databases include American History Online, Consumer Health Complete, Modern World History Online, the Philadelphia Inquirer Historical Archive (1860-1922), and so much more!

These are excellent sources for research on current events, history, the environment, health, and other topics. And you won’t find any of these resources on the “free web,” a.k.a. Google. They are for card-carrying library members only! To get a library card, just visit the Ridley Township Library with a photo ID and fill out an application (a parent’s signature is required if you’re under 18).

Stay tuned for reasons 2 through 6!