Online Magazines and Encyclopedias
High-quality art images from leading museums around the world, all rights cleared for educational use. Sound, video, and notes are also included in many cases. Images include photographs, costumes, paintings, posters, sculpture, jewelry, prints, and more.
Books and Literature
Hundreds of Bloom's essays, which examine the lives and works of great writers throughout history and the world. This database also contains an archive of more than 38,000 characters, as well as extensive entries on literary topics, themes, movements, and genres.
Biographies, bibliographies, and critical analyses of authors from every age and literary discipline... covers more than 120,000 novelists, poets, essayists, journalists, and other writers, with in-depth coverage of 2,500 of the most-studied authors.
Use this readers' advisory tool to find a good book by topic, authors similar to your favorites, and book discussion guides, for younger readers. See NoveList Plus for reading suggestions for adults.
Encyclopedias and Almanacs
Information on US states and territories. In-Library use only.
A World Book encyclopedia in Spanish for elementary and middle school students. La Enciclopedia estudiantil hallazgos en lnea es una enciclopedia de conocimientos generales. Continene informacin sobre gente, lugares, objectos, acontecimientos e ideas
45,000 articles covering all academic fields and curriculum topics. In-Library use only.
Quantitative facts of American history including statistics from over 1000 sources including over 37,000 data series.
Encyclopedia of countries, cultures, and current events that is geared to student readers. In-Library use only.
Reproducible maps plus statistics and data on more than 200 nations, territories, regions, and continents. Click on "geography" after the Facts on File logo appears.
31,000 encyclopedia articles, 6,000 web links, 25,000 periodical articles, 800 videos, animations, and sounds, 400 interactive maps, 100 3-D bubble views, and much more.
New interface to Health Reference Center. Magazines, journals, newspapers, definitions, directories and information on topics of health and wellness. online tour
Articles from health magazines, journals, health encyclopedias, and pamphlets. This database contains the same periodicals as the Health and Wellness Resource Center, but with an older interface.
Explore an era or analyze an event in American History.
Includes primary source documents, images, timelines, biographies and thousands of entries on African American history.
Contains tribe Index, culture area index, biographies, events, primary sources, images and learning centers.
This database covers six civilizations: Africa, Egypt, Greece, Rome, Mesopotamia, and Mesoamerica from the early Hominids 3 to 5 million years ago to flourishing cultures in 600 CE.
Full-text articles from 1985 to the present
Browse the full content of the Chicago Tribune, from 2008 onward. Not searchable.
Full page and article images with searchable full text. Coverage: 1849-1984.
Includes World Edition (182 country reports), Kids Edition (66 country reports), and States Edition (50 states and District of Columbia)--plus photos, recipes, biographies, data tables, maps, and more.
A social history resource; how others lived and live their lives, and how their lives shaped ours
Features a colorful, graphical search interface for elementary school students to find the answers they need from more than 130 magazines, newspapers, books, transcripts, maps, images, and educator-approved websites.
Full-text newspapers, magazines, international newswires, maps, photographs, and television and radio transcripts.
Magazines, reference books, and newspapers for information, book reviews, and research.
Multimedia encyclopedia featuring animations, videos, and more. In-Library use only.
Search multiple sources simultaneously. The General Reference Center Gold, General Business File, Health Reference Center Academic, Opposing Viewpoints Reference Center, and the Virtual Reference Library are all included in this multiple search tool. Search them all together, or one at a time, and retrieve journal and magazine articles, reference book articles, and multimedia material.
Explore the articles and photographs that made National Geographic famous! Search by topic, photograph, or issue.
A science encyclopedia geared to students. In-Library use only.
Search the New York Times from the Lexis Nexis interface The database contains articles from 06/01/1980 to present .
The New York Times in its entirety from 1857 through 1999. Full page and article images with searchable full text back to the first issue. Advertisements and photos included.
Primary source information about important social issues. Explore issues from all perspectives with newspaper and magazine articles, essays, biographies, court case overviews, podcasts, and more.
An authoritative, digital library of information on American and world popular culture from the 1900s to the present. Browse by decade or search by item or event.
Electronic editions of over 200 encyclopedias and other reference books for children and adults. May be searched individually or together. Topics include: Arts, Biography, Business, Education, Environment, General Reference, History, Information and Publishing, Law, Literature, Medicine, Multicultural Studies, Nation and World, Religion, Science, Social Science.
The history of American music in an online music listening service. The collection contains the African American Song collection.
Classical music recordings for listening and learning. You can browse by Composer, Artist, Conductor, Ensemble, Instrument, Genre, Period, or Label.
Music from all regions from every continent such as reggae, worldbeat, neo-traditional, world fusion, Balkanic jazz, African film, Bollywood, Arab swing and jazz, and more.
Music Online is an interface to the following databases American Song, Classical Music Library, Contemporary World Music, and Smithsonian Global Sound.
This collection features American Folk, Blues, Bluegrass, Old Time Country, American Indian, World, Jazz, Classical & Broadway, Spoken Word & Sounds, & Children's music.
Newspapers and Magazines
An in-depth, curriculum-oriented database that provides a one-stop resource for all science-related research needs. Includes full-text articles, reference books, and more.