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Online Encyclopedias and Magazines

Below is a list of our subscription databases. To access these from home, click on "Go to this resource" and enter your Highland Park Library card number, without spaces, when prompted.

Problems? Call the Reference Desk at 847-681-7031, or email us at hppla@hplibrary.org.

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Encyclopedias and Almanacs

Enciclopedia Estudiantil Hallazgos

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

Encyclopedia Americana

45,000 articles covering all academic fields and curriculum topics. In-Library use only.

Grolier Multimedia Encyclopedia

Multimedia encyclopedia featuring animations, videos, and more. In-Library use only.

Historical Statistics of the United States

Quantitative facts of American history including statistics from over 1000 sources including over 37,000 data series.

Lands and Peoples

Encyclopedia of countries, cultures, and current events that is geared to student readers. In-Library use only.

World Atlas

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.

World Book Online Reference Center

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.

Foreign Languages

Mango Languages Online Language Learning

Mango uses real-life situations and actual conversations to more effectively teach a new language.


Chicago Tribune Historical Newspaper

Full page and article images with searchable full text. Coverage: 1849-1984.

New York Times Historical Newspaper

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.