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Library Links

Use the links below to explore some of the many resources available to help meet the needs of students researching information from multiple perspectives.

Destiny Online Catalog

Our District online catalog (Destiny) is searchable from school. Click on the link above to get to the welcome page where you will be able to choose which school's catalog you wish to access.

Access PA Power Library Databases

A collection of online databases designed to meet the research needs of all students, K-12. You can access these from school by clicking on the link above. Home access for the Access PA POWER Library is available through the Delaware County Library System: Your barcode number from your library card is your password into the system.

Access Pennsylvania Online Catalog

This catalog gives you access to materials in almost any library in the state of Pennsylvania. Click on "Search the Database" to look for items. If you find something you would like to borrow, you can contact the Springfield High School LMC or the Springfield Township Library to arrange for an inter-library loan.


A complete reference on world cultures. Each country’s report contains information on 25 categories, including history, language, greetings, gestures, family, housing, diet, economy, and more. Check out the special features on the toolbar, or go directly to the list of accessible countries.

SHS User Name: springfieldhs
SHS Password: springfieldhs

ETR User Name: etrichard
ETR Password: etrichardson

World Book Online

World Book Online offers a diverse suite of learning sites for every age, ability, and interest to suit the needs of all students. The World Book web site offers an encyclopedia, dictionary, atlas, homework help, study aids, and curriculum guides.

ETR User Name: etrichard
ETR Password: etrichardson


A comprehensive online database with thousands of searchable full-text articles and printable illustrations. 

The high school subscription to FactCite is divided into five subject areas: American History, Biographies, Sports, Greek and Roman Mythology, and the Lincoln Library of Essential Information. 

SHS User Name: shslmc 
SHS Password: shslmc 

The elementary subscription to FactCite contains two databases: FactCite 123 and Biography for Beginners. 

Scenic Hills Username: scenichills 
Scenic Hills Password: scenichills 

Galenet Databases

The Galenet Databases are a collection of materials from a variety of sources: magazines, books, reference materials, newspapers, almanacs, media files, etc. that will aid you in your research. A basic search will bring up all the resources from the Opposing Viewpoints Resource Center, Student Resource Center and the Gale Virtual Reference Library, or you can search each database separately.

SHS Password: pl2868


JSTOR provides access to the highest-quality academic journals, books, and primary sources in the humanities, social sciences, and sciences. This is a university-level resource that our district has made available to all teachers and students. Please use it as a resource and have your students log in to pursue their intellectual interests. You will need a username and password to login to JSTOR.

Username: ssdcougars
Password: researchers

This username and password is good for all students and teachers in the Springfield School District.

Delaware County Library System

This is the main page of the Delaware County Library System. You can search the catalogs of all libraries in Delaware County, as well as use the Access PA POWER Library link from home.

Springfield Township Library

This is the homepage for the Springfield Township Library.

Live Homework Help

This program from the Delaware County Library System can be accessed in any library in the system. For Home access, click on the link above. You will be prompted to enter the name and barcode from your library card.

Ask Here PA

Ask Here PA is a free service provided by the PA State Library. Live answers to your questions, 24 hours a day. Chat online live with a librarian who will provide an answer online in 15 minutes or less! If your question involves lengthy research, they will get you started and/or provide a referral for you or your question and/or offer to do additional research and follow-up with you via e-mail.

Ancestry Classroom

Ancestry Classroom offers free access to all the original and primary documents of Ancestry's U.S. Collection for use in any K12 classroom.

Fold3 provides convenient access to military records, including the stories, photos, and personal documents of the men and women who served. provides access to thousands of newspapers for research. Titles span dates from 1700 through the present, including the Delaware County Daily Times from 1876 to 1977.