Online Resources A-Z
Browse, borrow and read popular fiction and non-fiction eBooks from the library.
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.
Information on US states and territories. In-Library use only.
Contains tribe Index, culture area index, biographies, events, primary sources, images and learning centers.
The history of American music in an online music listening service. The collection contains the African American Song collection.
Genealogy research. Census records, social security death index, military records, slave narratives.... In-Library use only.
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.
Nearly a million descriptions of archival collections owned by thousands of libraries, museums, historical societies, and archives.
A comprehensive index of artists represented at hundreds of museum sites, image archives, and other online resources.
ArXiv is an e-print service in the fields of physics, mathematics, non-linear science, computer science, and quantitative biology.
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.
Company and Industry information, investment reports, financial information, Index and full-text business periodicals.
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.
Reviews and ratings of local service providers and products including automobiles, health care, home care, pets, stores, and much more. IN LIBRARY USE ONLY
Reviews and ratings of local service providers and products including automobiles, health care, home care, pets, stores, and much more.
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.
Automotive Repair Information for Do-It-Yourself (DIY) People. Includes photographs, diagnostics designed by instructors, step-by-step repair procedures, Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) maintenance schedules and more.
Contains basic facts about servicemen who served during the Civil War and regimental histories.
Classical music recordings for listening and learning. You can browse by Composer, Artist, Conductor, Ensemble, Instrument, Genre, Period, or Label.
The last 4 years of reports from Consumer Reports including autos. Includes reports not found in the printed magazine.
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.
Coursera works with universities to make some of their courses available online, and offers courses in engineering, humanities, medicine, biology, social sciences, mathematics, business, computer science, and other areas. Coursera offers these courses free of charge.
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
This resource brings together the riches of America’s libraries, archives, and museums, and makes them freely available to the world. It strives to contain the full breadth of human expression, from the written word, to works of art and culture, to records of America’s heritage, to the efforts and data of science.
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.
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.
Index of journal articles and reports in education. Some full-text.
Company profiles, Investext brokerage reports, and magazine articles on companies, industries, and business topics. This database contains the same periodicals as the Business and Company Resource Center with an older interface.
Magazines, reference books, and newspapers for information, book reviews, and research.
Multimedia encyclopedia featuring animations, videos, and more. In-Library use only.
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.
Search U.S. federal census, banking and military records, genealogies, local histories, primary source materials, and genealogical and local history serials.
Quantitative facts of American history including statistics from over 1000 sources including over 37,000 data series.
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.
Encyclopedia of countries, cultures, and current events that is geared to student readers. In-Library use only.
Over 6,000 news, business, and legal sources including the New York Times, Chicago Sun Times, law reviews, legal cases and hundreds more. Use the Company Dossier module to retrieve detailed company information and financial performance measures or identify and compare companies matching specific criteria. Legal information is available in-library only.
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.
MIT OpenCourseWare (OCW) is a web-based publication of virtually all MIT course content. OCW is open and available to the world and is a permanent MIT activity.
Find a stock or fund, research current or prospective holdings, x-ray your portfolio.
Music Online is an interface to the following databases American Song, Classical Music Library, Contemporary World Music, and Smithsonian Global Sound.
Download e-books, audiobooks and video. Play them on your computer or transfer to portable devices such as iPods, MP3 players, Sony readers, and more.
Explore the articles and photographs that made National Geographic famous! Search by topic, photograph, or issue.
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.
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.
Use this readers' advisory tool to find a good book by topic, authors similar to your favorites, and book discussion guides. See NoveList K-8 Plus for reading suggestions for younger readers.
A catalog of digital resources from over 1000 organizations. Includes books, born-digital texts, audio files, images, movies, and datasets.
OneClickdigital is an e-audiobook database from Recorded Books. Download special software and then checkout and download audiobooks!
• All content is iPod®-compatible
• Exclusive Recorded Books content
• No waiting. All of the books in OneClickdigital are available for immediate download
• Renewable once after a 3 week loan
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.
A comprehensive resource for identifying, researching and pricing art, antiques and collectibles.
Search real estate transactions, foreclosures & auctions, new businesses and bankruptcies in Illinois.
Look up addresses, phone numbers, and information about U.S. companies. Also good for creating mailing lists.
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.
This collection features American Folk, Blues, Bluegrass, Old Time Country, American Indian, World, Jazz, Classical & Broadway, Spoken Word & Sounds, & Children's music.
Including Standard & Poor's Stock Reports, Industry Reports, Mutual Fund Reports, Daily News, CreditWeek, and more.
From Quantum Mechanics to The Future of the Internet, Stanford offers a variety of free courses.
TED conferences bring together the world's most fascinating thinkers and doers, who are challenged to give the talk of their lives (in 18 minutes or less).
An online collection of talking books, puzzles, and games for kids.
Free online classes from top instructors and industry experts.
Free online courses offered across a breadth of categories, including business and entrepreneurship, academics, the arts, health and fitness, language, music, and technology designed by the faculty members of Dartmouth, the University of Virginia, Northwestern and more.
Over 500 continuing education classes sponsored by Highland Park Public LIbrary.
The classes meet online, at your convenience, with a real instructor.
Classes are available in a diverse range of subjects including computers, business, home & garden, health and medicine, hobbies, and more. View a listing of class topics.
Click "go to this resource" to find out how to sign up!
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.
Electronic editions of 12 business reference sources including Business Plans Handbooks, Company Profiles for Students, Encyclopedia of American Industries, Encyclopedia of Business and Finance, Encyclopedia of Management, Encyclopedia of Small Business, Gale E-Commerce Sourcebook
Gale Encyclopedia of E-Commerce, and International Directory of Business Biographies.
Full text of national and international financial and hard news. Coverage: 1982-current. Note: Stock quotes and charts are not included.
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.
Books and other materials in libraries worldwide.
Access to 72 of your favorite magazines in digital format. Browse or download your digital copy of Architectural Record, Billboard, Chicago, Popular Mechanics, Seventeen, Rolling Stone, Consumer Reports, Town and Country, Vanidades, and many more.