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  • 1. The Free Library at Your Fingertips orHow to Access Millions of Resources that Can Help You Find Data, Conduct PolicyResearch, and Draft Legislation A Briefing for City Council Legislative StaffSeptember 10, 2012

2. The Free Library at Your FingertipsWelcomeDarwin R. BeauvaisFree Library TrusteeShareholder, Zarwin Baum Devito Kaplan Schaer & Toddy, PCDonna Bullock Special Assistant to Council President ClarkeSiobhan A. Reardon President and Director 3. The Free Library at Your FingertipsGovernment Publications DepartmentSometimes you just need the book 4. Philadelphia CollectionManual of the City Council City Code 1874 - 1983 2nd thru currentOrdinances and City Solicitors opinions from 1789 5. Archive-ItCrawls local government and other institutions websites, such as: Police Department Philadelphia Museum of PA Courts Art Philadelphia Housing Franklin InstituteDevelopment Corp. Kimmel Center Office of Emergency Historical Society of PAManagement School District Public Citizens forChildren and Youth SEPTA 6. State Documents Historic andCurrentLegislative Journal Laws of PAMaritime Records Port of Philadelphia from 1793 7. U.S. CensusName Census for Philadelphia 1790 - 1930 U.S. Census Data 8. Congressional Record Online: 1994 to thepresent, including theDaily Record At the Free Library:1789 (the 1st Congress)to present 9. Continental Congress 10. Congressional Serial SetReports, documents and journals of the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives Also available online: 1817-1980 11. Supreme Court DecisionsFebruary 1790 To Current 12. Statistical Abstracts 13. The Free Library at Your FingertipsMap CollectionLooking back to move forward 14. 1921 15. 1931 16. 1888 17. 1917 18. 2006 19. 18941910 More sinking homes? 20. 1889 21. 2005 22. 1950 23. The Free Library at Your FingertipsElectronic Resources100+ databases at the click of a mouse 24. What if you could Create a demographic report of your districtto show age, gender, race, home ownershiprate, and economic information? 25. What if you could Create a list of all restaurants in the city or aspecific zip code? All the manufacturers? Allthe businesses with over 50 employees? Allthe businesses started in the past 6 months? 26. What if you could Quickly research newspaper and magazine reportingon recent trends? Find industry and political news,health info and statistics, and information on a rangeof issues that impact your constituents? 27. legislation 28. The Free Library at Your FingertipsHistoric Images of PhiladelphiaA picture is worth 1,000 words 29. Architectural GemsGimbel Brothers, 9th and Market St.Strawbridge & Clothier, 1862 30. Clean City CampaignsKeep Philadelphia Clean Campaign Its the Law: Dont Litter Campaign, 1960 31. Fire DepartmentDetail of PrivateFire Department, 1871Closing the Firehouse, 1952 32. Building the Subways and the Railroad Construction ofelevated subway line 1918 33. Pennsylvania RailroadLaying track for the Broad Street railroad stationBroad Street railroad station meeting 1923 34. IndustryBaldwin Locomotive Works Baldwin Locomotive, 1870s 35. On the WaterfrontClipper Ships along the Delaware1870sPennsylvania Railroad grain wharves, Girard Point 36. Streets1810-1814 Kater Street, 1950s9th & Tioga Streets, 1948 37. Urban LandscapeRefineries on the Schuylkill River Construction of Terminal Philadelphia International Airport , 1952 38. The Free Library at Your FingertipsHow to Access Library ResourcesOur staff is trained to find answersto your questions and needs,whether in person or online. 39. Our Staff Parkway Central alone has over 60professionally trained librariansall withMasters Degrees in Library Science. We have decades of experience deliveringreference services. We have specialists in subjects from A to Z. 40. Connect with Us In Person 41. Connect with Us OnlineTrained staff will reply to your email inquiries. 42. Connect with Us 24/7Librarians across the state, throughout the US andoverseas are available to answer questions 24 hours a day. If your question is not Philadelphia specific, you canconnect with an expert from around the globe. 43. Connect with Us on Your CellTexting is great for asking quick, simple questions thatcan be answered in short responses.Add the Free Library to your address book right now! 44. Text Us Start a new text message to 66746 Type askfree Now save 66746 to your contactsas askfree 45. More Treasures Revealed Podcasts: Subscribe via iTunes or RSS feed tohear great author events. Digital Collections: We have over 20,000digitized images. 46. The Free Library at Your FingertipsThank you for joining us!Q&A