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.
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Encyclopedias and Almanacs
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.
Mango uses real-life situations and actual conversations to more effectively teach a new language.
Full page and article images with searchable full text. Coverage: 1849-1984.
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.
"The Fine Art Search Engine." A comprehensive database of more than 6,500 different artists represented by 19,000 links directly to an estimated 75,000 works at hundreds of museum sites, image archives, and other online resources. Search by artist, artwork or museum, or browse artists by movement, medium, subject, nationality or name.
Index of article in areas of medicine, including dentistry and nursing. Some full-text.
History and Biography
Explore an era or analyze an event in American History.