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Databases

  • Academic Search Complete

    Academic Search Complete provides magazine, journal, and peer-reviewed articles on a wide range of subjects and is a great way to start off research on any topic.

  • Access Video On Demand: Just for Kids

    The Just for Kids Streaming Collection for public libraries gives children—and their parents—a thoroughly kid-safe, advertisement-free media platform they can freely explore and enjoy. Includes PBS shows like Wild Kratts, Arthur, Dinosaur Train and more in addition to educational and language learning content.

  • Alexander Street: American Song

    The history of American music in an online music listening service. The collection contains the African American Song collection.

  • Alexander Street: Classical Music Library

    Classical music recordings for listening and learning. You can browse by Composer, Artist, Conductor, Ensemble, Instrument, Genre, Period, or Label.

  • American Indian History

    American Indian History offers fast access to more than 15,000 years of culture and history, covering more than 600 Native American groups, through tablet/mobile-friendly videos and slideshows, images, biographies of key people, event and topic entries, primary sources, maps and graphs, and timelines.

  • Ancestry Library Edition

    Genealogy research.  Census records, social security death index, military records, slave narratives.

    As of December 31, 2021, Ancestry Library Edition will no longer be available on devices outside the Library. Starting January 1, 2022, use will be available inside the library only.

  • Auto Repair Source

    Powered by the automotive experts at MOTOR, Auto Repair Source provides library users with the most accurate, authoritative and up-to-date “do-it-yourself” service and repair information for thousands of domestic and imported vehicles.

  • Booklist Reader

    If you want to know the latest book news, read bite-size reviews, and get some quick recommendations, try Booklist Reader.

  • Brainfuse HelpNow

    Live tutoring, virtual study rooms, diagnostic test center and more. Tutors are available every day from 2:00 PM to 11:00 PM CST.

  • Brainfuse JobNow

    Live job coaching, resume help, and interview practice. JobNow Coaches are available every day from 2:00 PM to 11:00 PM CST.

  • Business Source Complete

    Business Source Complete contains articles related to all aspects of business research, including marketing, management, accounting, finance, and economics. Other types of information available are company profiles, country reports, industry profiles, market research reports, and SWOT analyses.

  • Chicago Consumer's Checkbook

    Reviews and ratings of local service providers and products including automobiles, health care, home care, pets, stores, and much more.

    In-Library use only.

  • Chicago Consumer's Checkbook (REMOTE ACCESS)

    Reviews and ratings of local service providers and products including automobiles, health care, home care, pets, stores, and much more.

  • Chicago Tribune Article Database

    Full-text Chicago Tribune articles from 1989 to the present.

  • Chicago Tribune Digital Microfilm

    Browse the full content of the Chicago Tribune, from 2008 onward. Not searchable.

  • Chicago Tribune Historical Newspaper

    Full page and article images from the Chicago Tribune with searchable full text. Coverage: 1849 – 1993.

  • Consumer Health Complete

    Consumer Health Complete is designed to help users gain an overall understanding of key topics across the health and wellness spectrum — from mainstream medicine to complementary, holistic and integrated medicine.

  • Consumer Reports Online

    The last 4 years of reports from Consumer Reports including autos. Includes reports not found in the printed magazine.

  • Contemporary World Music

    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.

  • Core Collections Complete

    Core Collections are impartial, authoritative guides that help librarians build and maintain well-rounded collections of the most highly recommended reference, nonfiction and fiction books. Use these to connect the information in your local collection and compare what your library owns to what experts recommend.

  • Creativebug

    Want to learn to make something? Creativebug offers step-by-step tutorials on everything from basic crafts to full art projects.

  • CultureGrams

    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.

  • Data Axle

    Look up addresses, phone, numbers, and information about U.S. companies. Also good for creating mailing lists. Formerly known as ReferenceUSA.

  • Global Newsstream

    Global Newsstream enables users to search the most recent global news content, as well as archives which stretch back into the 1980s featuring content from newspapers, newswires, and news sites in active full-text format. This database provides one of the largest collections of news from the US, Canada, Europe, Africa, Asia, Latin America, and Australia.

  • HeritageQuest

    Search U.S. federal census, banking and military records, genealogies, local histories, primary source materials, and genealogical and local history serials. 

  • Highland Park Historical Society

    Archives and Local History Collections Catalog from the Highland Park Historical Society.

  • Highland Park Obituary Index

    The Highland Park Obituary Index has been compiled by the staff of the Highland Park Public Library from microfilm of the following newspapers: Highland Park Herald, Highland Park Mail Advertiser, Highland Park News, Highland Park Newsletter, Highland Park Press, Sheridan Road Newsletter, and North Shore Newsletter. This index covers the years 1874-2009.

  • Historical Statistics of the United States

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

  • History Reference Center

    Covering topics in U.S. and world history from the earliest civilizations through the 21st century, History Reference Center is a research database containing full-text journals, magazines, reference books and thousands of primary source documents.

  • hoopla Digital

    A downloadable and streaming music service that provides access to music as well as movies, television shows, and audiobooks. A Highland Park library card is required.

  • Illinois Digital Archives

    Archival materials that have been digitized from around the state of Illinois. 

  • kanopy

    Watch over 30,000 Documentaries, Classic and Indie Films. On Desktop, Mobile and Roku for Students, Professors & Library Patrons.

  • LearningExpress Computer Skills Center

    Learn the fundamentals of computers, the internet and popular software applications with Computer Skills Center, a user-friendly e-learning platform that contains more than 100 self-paced video tutorials.

  • LearningExpress Job and Career Accelerator Center

    LearningExpress Job & Career Accelerator gives job seekers the tools they need to explore careers, find open positions, apply for jobs and get hired.

  • LearningExpress Library

    LearningExpress Library is an easy-to-use online test prep resource that helps people improve their core academic skills, earn a high school equivalency, prepare for college, join the military, obtain occupational certification, find a job, change careers, become a U.S. citizen and much more.

  • LGBTQ+ Life with Full Text

    LGBTQ+ Life is the definitive index for LGBTQ+ studies. It provides indexing and abstracts for hundreds of scholarly and popular LGBTQ+ publications, plus historically important primary sources, including monographs, magazines and newspapers. 

  • Libby (OverDrive)

    Checkout eBooks and eAudiobooks with OverDrive's Libby Application or access your account online through the Digital Library of Illinois! 

  • Library U

    A special series of continuing adult education classes hosted at the Library. Learn something new!

  • Literary Reference Center

    Literary Reference Center is a rich full-text literary database covering all genres and time periods. It includes thousands of synopses, critical essays, book reviews, literary journals and author biographies, plus full-text classic novels, short stories and poems. 

  • Mango Languages Online Learning

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

  • MasterFILE Complete

    Designed for public libraries, MasterFILE Complete offers the highest quality collection of popular full-text magazines, reference books, videos and other sources covering virtually every subject area.

  • Middle Search Plus

    Middle Search Plus is a full-text database providing popular middle school magazines, reference e-books, and thousands of primary source documents and videos. Subjects include history, current events, science and sports.

  • Miss Humblebee's Academy

    A fun, interactive online kindergarten-readiness learning solution with hundreds of lessons in Math, Science and Social Studies, Language and Literacy, Art, and Music! Miss Humblebee’s Academy assesses cognitive skills at regular intervals for measurable improvement toward kindergarten readiness.

  • Modern World History

    Modern World History offers a comprehensive look at world history from the mid-15th century to the present. Thousands of subject entries, biographies, images, videos and slideshows, maps and graphs, primary sources, and timelines combine to provide a detailed and comparative view of the people, places, events, and ideas that have defined modern world history.

  • MorningStar

    Find a stock or fund, research current or prospective holdings, x-ray your portfolio.

  • Museum Passes with Explore More Illinois

    Explore More Illinois is a free service provided by your library that provides instant online access to free and discounted tickets to museums, science centers, sporting events, zoos, park districts, theatres, and other fun and local cultural venues.

  • Music Online

    Music Online is an interface to the following databases: American Song, Classical Music Library, Contemporary World Music, and Smithsonian Global Sound.

  • National Geographic KIDS!

    Full text of National Geographic's acclaimed books and magazines for kids. Videos and picture libraries help kids explore the world in a safe and reliable online environment and are available for personal educational use.

  • National Geographic Virtual Library

    Explore the articles and photographs that made National Geographic famous! Search by topic, photograph, or issue.

    There is a 45 day embargo period on the magazine between its initial print publication and when it is available for online subscriptions.

  • New York Times Access (NYTimes.com)

    Enjoy Complimentary Access to NYTimes.com through the Highland Park Public Library! 

    To receive a redeemable code and activate your subscription, you will need to log in or register first. Selecting the link to redeem 24 hours of full off-site access.

    By clicking this link, the patron affirms they are older than 13 years of age.

  • New York Times Articles via NexisUni

    Search the New York Times from the NexisUni (formerally LexisNexis) interface. The database contains articles from June 1980 to present.

  • New York Times Historical Newspaper

    The New York Times in its entirety from 1851 -2013. Full page and article images with searchable full text back to the first issue. Advertisements and photos included.

  • NexisUni (formerly LexisNexis)

    Over 6,000 news, business, and legal sources including the New York 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. LexisNexis is now NexisUni!

  • Niche Academy

    Short video tutorials for learning how to use eBooks, audio books, electronic magazines, databases, and more.

  • NoveList K-8 Plus

    Discover great books for children from kindergarten through grade 8. Browse lists of award-winning titles or search for books by grade level or Lexile score.

  • NoveList Plus

    Use this readers' advisory tool to find a good book by topic, authors similar to your favorites, and book discussion guides. Also includes Novelist K-8.

  • OAIster

    A catalog of digital resources from over 1000 organizations. Includes books, born-digital texts, audio files, images, movies, and datasets.

  • Primary Search

    Primary Search is a full-text database of carefully curated content for elementary school libraries. It includes full text for the most popular children's magazines, e-books, and easy-to-read encyclopedic entries written specifically for kids.

  • Record Information Services - Illinois Public Record

    Search real estate transactions, foreclosures & auctions, new businesses and bankruptcies in Illinois.

  • Record Information Services - Illinois Public Records (REMOTE ACCESS)

    Search real estate transactions, foreclosures & auctions, new businesses and bankruptcies in Illinois.

  • Scholastic Go!

    Comprehensive, vetted, age-appropriate online resources.

  • Science Reference Center

    Science Reference Center provides full text for hundreds of science magazines, journals, reference books and high-quality videos. The database also contains science experiments, curriculum-aligned lesson plans, and a vast image collection.

  • ScienceFlix

    Emphasizing the latest STEM thinking and the Next Generation Science Standards, ScienceFlix® is transforming the way students access science topics, acquire scientific knowledge, and build an abiding interest in science, technology, and engineering.

  • Smithsonian Global Sound

    This collection features American Folk, Blues, Bluegrass, Old Time Country, American Indian, World, Jazz, Classical & Broadway, Spoken Word & Sounds, and Children's music.

  • TumbleBook Library for Kids

    An online collection of books, talking books, puzzles, and games for kids.

  • Udemy

    Udemy is an online learning system with thousands of courses, focusing on subjects like business skills, art & design, computer programming, and personal growth.

  • Value Line

    Provides investment research on stocks, mutual funds, options, and convertibles, and offers a family of no-load mutual funds.

  • Wall Street Journal

    Full text of Wall Street Journal national and international financial and hard news. Coverage: 1984-current. Note: Stock quotes and charts are not included.

  • Washington Post, The

    Full text of national and international news from The Washington Post. 2016-current.

  • Weiss Financial Ratings

    Find independent ratings of banks, stocks, mutual funds, credit unions and more through Weiss Financial. If you're new to investments, try looking through the Weiss financial literacy series of ebooks or their financial planning tools.

    When logging in, type "HPPL1" before your library card number.

  • World Book Online Reference Center

    31,000 encyclopedia articles, 6,000 weblinks, 25,000 periodical articles, 800 videos, animations, and sounds, 400 interactive maps, 100 3-D bubble views, and much more.

  • World Geography & Culture Online

    Facilitates the study of countries, U.S. states, places, peoples, and geography concepts and skills through a global approach.

    • Highland Park Historical Society

      Archives and Local History Collections Catalog from the Highland Park Historical Society.

    • Highland Park Obituary Index

      The Highland Park Obituary Index has been compiled by the staff of the Highland Park Public Library from microfilm of the following newspapers: Highland Park Herald, Highland Park Mail Advertiser, Highland Park News, Highland Park Newsletter, Highland Park Press, Sheridan Road Newsletter, and North Shore Newsletter. This index covers the years 1874-2009.

    • Historical Statistics of the United States

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

    • Illinois Digital Archives

      Archival materials that have been digitized from around the state of Illinois. 

    • Academic Search Complete

      Academic Search Complete provides magazine, journal, and peer-reviewed articles on a wide range of subjects and is a great way to start off research on any topic.

    • Business Source Complete

      Business Source Complete contains articles related to all aspects of business research, including marketing, management, accounting, finance, and economics. Other types of information available are company profiles, country reports, industry profiles, market research reports, and SWOT analyses.

    • Consumer Health Complete

      Consumer Health Complete is designed to help users gain an overall understanding of key topics across the health and wellness spectrum — from mainstream medicine to complementary, holistic and integrated medicine.

    • History Reference Center

      Covering topics in U.S. and world history from the earliest civilizations through the 21st century, History Reference Center is a research database containing full-text journals, magazines, reference books and thousands of primary source documents.

    • LGBTQ+ Life with Full Text

      LGBTQ+ Life is the definitive index for LGBTQ+ studies. It provides indexing and abstracts for hundreds of scholarly and popular LGBTQ+ publications, plus historically important primary sources, including monographs, magazines and newspapers. 

    • Literary Reference Center

      Literary Reference Center is a rich full-text literary database covering all genres and time periods. It includes thousands of synopses, critical essays, book reviews, literary journals and author biographies, plus full-text classic novels, short stories and poems. 

    • MasterFILE Complete

      Designed for public libraries, MasterFILE Complete offers the highest quality collection of popular full-text magazines, reference books, videos and other sources covering virtually every subject area.

    • Middle Search Plus

      Middle Search Plus is a full-text database providing popular middle school magazines, reference e-books, and thousands of primary source documents and videos. Subjects include history, current events, science and sports.

    • National Geographic Virtual Library

      Explore the articles and photographs that made National Geographic famous! Search by topic, photograph, or issue.

      There is a 45 day embargo period on the magazine between its initial print publication and when it is available for online subscriptions.

    • NexisUni (formerly LexisNexis)

      Over 6,000 news, business, and legal sources including the New York 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. LexisNexis is now NexisUni!

    • Primary Search

      Primary Search is a full-text database of carefully curated content for elementary school libraries. It includes full text for the most popular children's magazines, e-books, and easy-to-read encyclopedic entries written specifically for kids.

    • Science Reference Center

      Science Reference Center provides full text for hundreds of science magazines, journals, reference books and high-quality videos. The database also contains science experiments, curriculum-aligned lesson plans, and a vast image collection.

    • Booklist Reader

      If you want to know the latest book news, read bite-size reviews, and get some quick recommendations, try Booklist Reader.

    • Core Collections Complete

      Core Collections are impartial, authoritative guides that help librarians build and maintain well-rounded collections of the most highly recommended reference, nonfiction and fiction books. Use these to connect the information in your local collection and compare what your library owns to what experts recommend.

    • Creativebug

      Want to learn to make something? Creativebug offers step-by-step tutorials on everything from basic crafts to full art projects.

    • kanopy

      Watch over 30,000 Documentaries, Classic and Indie Films. On Desktop, Mobile and Roku for Students, Professors & Library Patrons.

    • NoveList Plus

      Use this readers' advisory tool to find a good book by topic, authors similar to your favorites, and book discussion guides. Also includes Novelist K-8.

    • OAIster

      A catalog of digital resources from over 1000 organizations. Includes books, born-digital texts, audio files, images, movies, and datasets.

    • Business Source Complete

      Business Source Complete contains articles related to all aspects of business research, including marketing, management, accounting, finance, and economics. Other types of information available are company profiles, country reports, industry profiles, market research reports, and SWOT analyses.

    • Data Axle

      Look up addresses, phone, numbers, and information about U.S. companies. Also good for creating mailing lists. Formerly known as ReferenceUSA.

    • LearningExpress Job and Career Accelerator Center

      LearningExpress Job & Career Accelerator gives job seekers the tools they need to explore careers, find open positions, apply for jobs and get hired.

    • MorningStar

      Find a stock or fund, research current or prospective holdings, x-ray your portfolio.

    • NexisUni (formerly LexisNexis)

      Over 6,000 news, business, and legal sources including the New York 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. LexisNexis is now NexisUni!

    • Record Information Services - Illinois Public Record

      Search real estate transactions, foreclosures & auctions, new businesses and bankruptcies in Illinois.

    • Record Information Services - Illinois Public Records (REMOTE ACCESS)

      Search real estate transactions, foreclosures & auctions, new businesses and bankruptcies in Illinois.

    • Value Line

      Provides investment research on stocks, mutual funds, options, and convertibles, and offers a family of no-load mutual funds.

    • Weiss Financial Ratings

      Find independent ratings of banks, stocks, mutual funds, credit unions and more through Weiss Financial. If you're new to investments, try looking through the Weiss financial literacy series of ebooks or their financial planning tools.

      When logging in, type "HPPL1" before your library card number.

    • Auto Repair Source

      Powered by the automotive experts at MOTOR, Auto Repair Source provides library users with the most accurate, authoritative and up-to-date “do-it-yourself” service and repair information for thousands of domestic and imported vehicles.

    • Chicago Consumer's Checkbook

      Reviews and ratings of local service providers and products including automobiles, health care, home care, pets, stores, and much more.

      In-Library use only.

    • Chicago Consumer's Checkbook (REMOTE ACCESS)

      Reviews and ratings of local service providers and products including automobiles, health care, home care, pets, stores, and much more.

    • Consumer Reports Online

      The last 4 years of reports from Consumer Reports including autos. Includes reports not found in the printed magazine.

    • hoopla Digital

      A downloadable and streaming music service that provides access to music as well as movies, television shows, and audiobooks. A Highland Park library card is required.

    • kanopy

      Watch over 30,000 Documentaries, Classic and Indie Films. On Desktop, Mobile and Roku for Students, Professors & Library Patrons.

    • Libby (OverDrive)

      Checkout eBooks and eAudiobooks with OverDrive's Libby Application or access your account online through the Digital Library of Illinois! 

    • TumbleBook Library for Kids

      An online collection of books, talking books, puzzles, and games for kids.

    • hoopla Digital

      A downloadable and streaming music service that provides access to music as well as movies, television shows, and audiobooks. A Highland Park library card is required.

    • Libby (OverDrive)

      Checkout eBooks and eAudiobooks with OverDrive's Libby Application or access your account online through the Digital Library of Illinois! 

    • TumbleBook Library for Kids

      An online collection of books, talking books, puzzles, and games for kids.

    • Brainfuse HelpNow

      Live tutoring, virtual study rooms, diagnostic test center and more. Tutors are available every day from 2:00 PM to 11:00 PM CST.

    • Brainfuse JobNow

      Live job coaching, resume help, and interview practice. JobNow Coaches are available every day from 2:00 PM to 11:00 PM CST.

    • Creativebug

      Want to learn to make something? Creativebug offers step-by-step tutorials on everything from basic crafts to full art projects.

    • LearningExpress Computer Skills Center

      Learn the fundamentals of computers, the internet and popular software applications with Computer Skills Center, a user-friendly e-learning platform that contains more than 100 self-paced video tutorials.

    • LearningExpress Job and Career Accelerator Center

      LearningExpress Job & Career Accelerator gives job seekers the tools they need to explore careers, find open positions, apply for jobs and get hired.

    • LearningExpress Library

      LearningExpress Library is an easy-to-use online test prep resource that helps people improve their core academic skills, earn a high school equivalency, prepare for college, join the military, obtain occupational certification, find a job, change careers, become a U.S. citizen and much more.

    • Library U

      A special series of continuing adult education classes hosted at the Library. Learn something new!

    • Mango Languages Online Learning

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

    • Niche Academy

      Short video tutorials for learning how to use eBooks, audio books, electronic magazines, databases, and more.

    • Udemy

      Udemy is an online learning system with thousands of courses, focusing on subjects like business skills, art & design, computer programming, and personal growth.

    • Ancestry Library Edition

      Genealogy research.  Census records, social security death index, military records, slave narratives.

      As of December 31, 2021, Ancestry Library Edition will no longer be available on devices outside the Library. Starting January 1, 2022, use will be available inside the library only.

    • HeritageQuest

      Search U.S. federal census, banking and military records, genealogies, local histories, primary source materials, and genealogical and local history serials. 

    • Academic Search Complete

      Academic Search Complete provides magazine, journal, and peer-reviewed articles on a wide range of subjects and is a great way to start off research on any topic.

    • American Indian History

      American Indian History offers fast access to more than 15,000 years of culture and history, covering more than 600 Native American groups, through tablet/mobile-friendly videos and slideshows, images, biographies of key people, event and topic entries, primary sources, maps and graphs, and timelines.

    • CultureGrams

      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.

    • LearningExpress Library

      LearningExpress Library is an easy-to-use online test prep resource that helps people improve their core academic skills, earn a high school equivalency, prepare for college, join the military, obtain occupational certification, find a job, change careers, become a U.S. citizen and much more.

    • Miss Humblebee's Academy

      A fun, interactive online kindergarten-readiness learning solution with hundreds of lessons in Math, Science and Social Studies, Language and Literacy, Art, and Music! Miss Humblebee’s Academy assesses cognitive skills at regular intervals for measurable improvement toward kindergarten readiness.

    • Modern World History

      Modern World History offers a comprehensive look at world history from the mid-15th century to the present. Thousands of subject entries, biographies, images, videos and slideshows, maps and graphs, primary sources, and timelines combine to provide a detailed and comparative view of the people, places, events, and ideas that have defined modern world history.

    • National Geographic KIDS!

      Full text of National Geographic's acclaimed books and magazines for kids. Videos and picture libraries help kids explore the world in a safe and reliable online environment and are available for personal educational use.

    • National Geographic Virtual Library

      Explore the articles and photographs that made National Geographic famous! Search by topic, photograph, or issue.

      There is a 45 day embargo period on the magazine between its initial print publication and when it is available for online subscriptions.

    • Scholastic Go!

      Comprehensive, vetted, age-appropriate online resources.

    • ScienceFlix

      Emphasizing the latest STEM thinking and the Next Generation Science Standards, ScienceFlix® is transforming the way students access science topics, acquire scientific knowledge, and build an abiding interest in science, technology, and engineering.

    • World Book Online Reference Center

      31,000 encyclopedia articles, 6,000 weblinks, 25,000 periodical articles, 800 videos, animations, and sounds, 400 interactive maps, 100 3-D bubble views, and much more.

    • World Geography & Culture Online

      Facilitates the study of countries, U.S. states, places, peoples, and geography concepts and skills through a global approach.

    • Ancestry Library Edition

      Genealogy research.  Census records, social security death index, military records, slave narratives.

      As of December 31, 2021, Ancestry Library Edition will no longer be available on devices outside the Library. Starting January 1, 2022, use will be available inside the library only.

    • Chicago Consumer's Checkbook

      Reviews and ratings of local service providers and products including automobiles, health care, home care, pets, stores, and much more.

      In-Library use only.

    • Record Information Services - Illinois Public Record

      Search real estate transactions, foreclosures & auctions, new businesses and bankruptcies in Illinois.

    • Access Video On Demand: Just for Kids

      The Just for Kids Streaming Collection for public libraries gives children—and their parents—a thoroughly kid-safe, advertisement-free media platform they can freely explore and enjoy. Includes PBS shows like Wild Kratts, Arthur, Dinosaur Train and more in addition to educational and language learning content.

    • American Indian History

      American Indian History offers fast access to more than 15,000 years of culture and history, covering more than 600 Native American groups, through tablet/mobile-friendly videos and slideshows, images, biographies of key people, event and topic entries, primary sources, maps and graphs, and timelines.

    • Creativebug

      Want to learn to make something? Creativebug offers step-by-step tutorials on everything from basic crafts to full art projects.

    • CultureGrams

      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.

    • Middle Search Plus

      Middle Search Plus is a full-text database providing popular middle school magazines, reference e-books, and thousands of primary source documents and videos. Subjects include history, current events, science and sports.

    • Miss Humblebee's Academy

      A fun, interactive online kindergarten-readiness learning solution with hundreds of lessons in Math, Science and Social Studies, Language and Literacy, Art, and Music! Miss Humblebee’s Academy assesses cognitive skills at regular intervals for measurable improvement toward kindergarten readiness.

    • Modern World History

      Modern World History offers a comprehensive look at world history from the mid-15th century to the present. Thousands of subject entries, biographies, images, videos and slideshows, maps and graphs, primary sources, and timelines combine to provide a detailed and comparative view of the people, places, events, and ideas that have defined modern world history.

    • Museum Passes with Explore More Illinois

      Explore More Illinois is a free service provided by your library that provides instant online access to free and discounted tickets to museums, science centers, sporting events, zoos, park districts, theatres, and other fun and local cultural venues.

    • National Geographic KIDS!

      Full text of National Geographic's acclaimed books and magazines for kids. Videos and picture libraries help kids explore the world in a safe and reliable online environment and are available for personal educational use.

    • National Geographic Virtual Library

      Explore the articles and photographs that made National Geographic famous! Search by topic, photograph, or issue.

      There is a 45 day embargo period on the magazine between its initial print publication and when it is available for online subscriptions.

    • NoveList K-8 Plus

      Discover great books for children from kindergarten through grade 8. Browse lists of award-winning titles or search for books by grade level or Lexile score.

    • Primary Search

      Primary Search is a full-text database of carefully curated content for elementary school libraries. It includes full text for the most popular children's magazines, e-books, and easy-to-read encyclopedic entries written specifically for kids.

    • Scholastic Go!

      Comprehensive, vetted, age-appropriate online resources.

    • ScienceFlix

      Emphasizing the latest STEM thinking and the Next Generation Science Standards, ScienceFlix® is transforming the way students access science topics, acquire scientific knowledge, and build an abiding interest in science, technology, and engineering.

    • TumbleBook Library for Kids

      An online collection of books, talking books, puzzles, and games for kids.

    • World Book Online Reference Center

      31,000 encyclopedia articles, 6,000 weblinks, 25,000 periodical articles, 800 videos, animations, and sounds, 400 interactive maps, 100 3-D bubble views, and much more.

    • World Geography & Culture Online

      Facilitates the study of countries, U.S. states, places, peoples, and geography concepts and skills through a global approach.

    • Alexander Street: American Song

      The history of American music in an online music listening service. The collection contains the African American Song collection.

    • Alexander Street: Classical Music Library

      Classical music recordings for listening and learning. You can browse by Composer, Artist, Conductor, Ensemble, Instrument, Genre, Period, or Label.

    • Contemporary World Music

      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.

    • hoopla Digital

      A downloadable and streaming music service that provides access to music as well as movies, television shows, and audiobooks. A Highland Park library card is required.

    • Music Online

      Music Online is an interface to the following databases: American Song, Classical Music Library, Contemporary World Music, and Smithsonian Global Sound.

    • Smithsonian Global Sound

      This collection features American Folk, Blues, Bluegrass, Old Time Country, American Indian, World, Jazz, Classical & Broadway, Spoken Word & Sounds, and Children's music.

    • Chicago Tribune Article Database

      Full-text Chicago Tribune articles from 1989 to the present.

    • Chicago Tribune Digital Microfilm

      Browse the full content of the Chicago Tribune, from 2008 onward. Not searchable.

    • Chicago Tribune Historical Newspaper

      Full page and article images from the Chicago Tribune with searchable full text. Coverage: 1849 – 1993.

    • Global Newsstream

      Global Newsstream enables users to search the most recent global news content, as well as archives which stretch back into the 1980s featuring content from newspapers, newswires, and news sites in active full-text format. This database provides one of the largest collections of news from the US, Canada, Europe, Africa, Asia, Latin America, and Australia.

    • New York Times Access (NYTimes.com)

      Enjoy Complimentary Access to NYTimes.com through the Highland Park Public Library! 

      To receive a redeemable code and activate your subscription, you will need to log in or register first. Selecting the link to redeem 24 hours of full off-site access.

      By clicking this link, the patron affirms they are older than 13 years of age.

    • New York Times Articles via NexisUni

      Search the New York Times from the NexisUni (formerally LexisNexis) interface. The database contains articles from June 1980 to present.

    • New York Times Historical Newspaper

      The New York Times in its entirety from 1851 -2013. Full page and article images with searchable full text back to the first issue. Advertisements and photos included.

    • Wall Street Journal

      Full text of Wall Street Journal national and international financial and hard news. Coverage: 1984-current. Note: Stock quotes and charts are not included.

    • Washington Post, The

      Full text of national and international news from The Washington Post. 2016-current.

    • Alexander Street: American Song

      The history of American music in an online music listening service. The collection contains the African American Song collection.

    • Alexander Street: Classical Music Library

      Classical music recordings for listening and learning. You can browse by Composer, Artist, Conductor, Ensemble, Instrument, Genre, Period, or Label.

    • Contemporary World Music

      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.

    • hoopla Digital

      A downloadable and streaming music service that provides access to music as well as movies, television shows, and audiobooks. A Highland Park library card is required.

    • kanopy

      Watch over 30,000 Documentaries, Classic and Indie Films. On Desktop, Mobile and Roku for Students, Professors & Library Patrons.

    • Libby (OverDrive)

      Checkout eBooks and eAudiobooks with OverDrive's Libby Application or access your account online through the Digital Library of Illinois! 

    • Music Online

      Music Online is an interface to the following databases: American Song, Classical Music Library, Contemporary World Music, and Smithsonian Global Sound.

    • Smithsonian Global Sound

      This collection features American Folk, Blues, Bluegrass, Old Time Country, American Indian, World, Jazz, Classical & Broadway, Spoken Word & Sounds, and Children's music.

    • TumbleBook Library for Kids

      An online collection of books, talking books, puzzles, and games for kids.