Resource Center

Resource Center

The Library’s subscription databases of encyclopedias, hundreds of thousands of periodical articles, reference facts and statistics have been acquired for their relevance to the information and research needs of the cadets and the curricular needs of the faculty. They are accessible from the internet with the school’s username and password, which can be provided to you by the library faculty.

Congressional Quarterly Researcher

    • Major social, government issues and time-critical topics


Credo Reference



    • MLA, APA, Chicago Style Citation styles
    • Digital notebook to organize your research and interactive outline to get your thoughts in order
    • Website evaluation to identify what’s appropriate to cite
    • Google Docs integration to seamlessly build your paper and annotations parenthetical citations and footnotes


EBSCO Publishing


Facts on File


Grolier Online


InfoTrac/Gale Group also accessible from POWER Library

  • U.S. History Resource Center
  • Contemporary Authors
  • Scribner Writers Series




Lexis-Nexis Academic Universe

  • Academic journals and articles
  • Scribner Writers Series



  • America’s Newspapers: Search current and archived coverage of issues, events, people, government, sports and more with the largest collection of full-text U.S. newspapers. Includes staff-written articles, obituaries, editorials, announcements, real estate and other sections.
  • America’s Historical Newspapers: Find news articles covering topics in government, politics, social issues, culture, literature discoveries, inventions and more from hundreds of primary sources . Search using either the timeline or topic search to easily find news and eyewitness accounts and pro/con articles of events, issues and daily life in the colonies or during the Revolutionary War, westward expansion, the Civil War, Reconstruction, industrialization, the Progressive Era, World War I, the Great Depression, Vietnam War, World War II, Civil Rights Movement, Cold War, globalization and other eras. Also included are illustrations, advertisements, classifieds, birth and marriage announcements, obituaries, stories about historic people and other articles exactly as they appeared in print .


POWER Library

A service of Pennsylvania’s public libraries, school libraries and the State Library, POWER library allows you to access thousands of full- text periodical articles, newspapers, a major encyclopedia, plus photographs, pictures, charts, maps, reference materials for young people and more. The following resources are available from the POWER Library site:

  • Access PA – Database of more than 5 million items in over 3,000 Pennsylvania libraries
  • AccuNet/Associated Press Multimedia Archive
  • EBSCOHost – Hundreds of thousands of full-text journal articles
  • EBSCOHost Searchasaurus
  • Grove Dictionaries of Art, Astronomy, Astrophysics, Life Sciences, and Music
  • NoveList – Readers’ guide to literature and authors
  • Poem Finder
  • SIRS – Magazine articles, almanacs, world/country facts for middle school students


Proquest Database



ResearchReady covers all stages of the research process, including navigating scholarly sources, evaluating research methodologies, and synthesizing and summarizing information. The platform is aligned with ACRL Information Literacy Competency Standards and teaches students the research fundamentals they need to be successful in college, graduate school and beyond.


VFMA&C’s Library


Search the The May H. Baker Memorial Library Catalog.


Other Libraries

The Delaware County Library System provides access to a wide range of online resources. Because VFMA&C is located in Delaware County, students and faculty have access to library services here. A library card application can be obtained from the Baker Librarians.