Ask a Librarian


Welcome Community College of Philadelphia students, staff and faculty! Ask a Librarian is a virtual reference service to respond to your questions about library services, research assistance or how to use information resources. Ask a Librarian is located on the library’s website. So ask away and a librarian will be happy to get back to you within 24 hours.

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Northwest Regional Center Library Host Author Talk and Book Signing

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    On October 27, 2015, Dr. Keith Hayward, the author of I Am Who I See, spoke to a standing-room-only crowd at the Community College of Philadelphia’s Northwest Regional Center.  Sharing his personal challenges and speaking frankly to the majority … Continue reading

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Trial Database – Statista

The College Library has a trial to 

Statista is a worldwide data aggregator for statistics including 1 million statistics from over 18,000 sources (national and international data). Includes dossiers, industry reports, forecasts, Infographics, and more.

You must be on campus to access the trial. The trial ends on November 30, 2015.


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Trial Database – Swank Digital Campus

swankThe College Library has a trial to Swank Digital Campus, with access to the top 100 most requested films by academic libraries. This resources contains over 27,000 movies, including brand new feature films, documentaries, foreign films, and silent films.

Trial ends on September 30, 2015.

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Trial Database: The Philadelphia Tribune (Historical)


The College Library currently has trial access to The Philadelphia Tribune through ProQuest Historical Newspapers™. The Philadelphia Tribune is an African-American newspaper published 3 times weekly, including local news, sports, feature stories, and commentary.

As part of the ProQuest Historical Newspapers™ program, every issue includes the complete paper, cover-to-cover, with full-page and article images in easily downloadable PDF format. ProQuest Historical Newspapers™ provides easy access to the past. Researchers can search many different article types to find exactly what they are looking for, including:

  • News
  • Editorials
  • Letters to the Editor
  • Obituaries
  • Birth and Marriage Announcements
  • Stock Photos
  • Advertisements
  • …and more

You must be on campus to access through the Trial Databases page. The trial ends on September 16, 2015.

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Trial – Flipster Digital Magazines


The College Library has a trial, through August 20, 2015, to Flipster Digital Magazines, with access to over 550 magazines.

Access this trial, and many others, on our Trial Databases page (must be on campus).

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Trial – Water Environment Federation

wefLogoThe College Library has a trial to publications from the Water Environment Federation, with access to the water industry’s freshest and most important research.  This includes:

Proceedings of the Water Environment Federation
Residuals and Biosolids Management 2000 – WEFTEC 2013: Session 1 through 3

Water Environment Research
Vol. 64, no. 1 (January/February 1992) – Vol. 87, no. 6 (June 2015)

Water Practice
Vol. 1, no. 1 (April 2007) – Vol. 3, no. 1 (October 2009)

You must be on campus to access. The trial ends on August 7, 2015.

For more information about the Water Environment Federation, visit

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