Free Library of Philadelphia Database Updates

By Sharyl O. RSS Mon, August 7, 2023

We are very proud of our electronic resources, also known as databases, and want to update you on some changes.

As of August 1, 2023, POWER Library Pennsylvania's Electronic Library will no longer subscribe to some databases, so they are no longer available on our Free Library of Philadelphia databases page:

  • Academic OneFile
  • Books and Authors
  • Business Insights
  • Business Insights Global
  • Educator’s Reference Complete
  • Some titles in Gale eBooks
  • Gale OneFile: News
  • Gale Health and Wellness
  • General OneFile
  • GREENR - Global Reference on the Environment, Energy, and Natural Resources
  • Informe Academico
  • Infotrac Newsstand (formerly National Newspaper Index)
  • LitFinder

POWER Library has advised us that they plan to add more databases in the future, and they are transitioning to new contracts with new database vendors. We will share the new databases as we add them. 

Please contact us if you have questions about other library resources you can use in place of the removed databases.

You will need a Free Library card to access our great databases. If you do not have one, you can sign up for a library card today.

Have a question for Free Library staff? Please submit it to our Ask a Librarian page and receive a response within two business days.

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Thursday, August 10, 2023