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Online Encyclopedias and Magazines

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History and Biography

Daily Life Online

A social history resource; how others lived and live their lives, and how their lives shaped ours

Popular Culture Universe

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.

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ABC-Clio American History

Explore an era or analyze an event in American History.

African American History Online

Includes primary source documents, images, timelines, biographies and thousands of entries on African American history.

American Indian History Online

Contains tribe Index, culture area index, biographies, events, primary sources, images and learning centers.

Ancient and Medieval History Online

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.

Chicago Tribune Article Database

Full-text articles from 1985 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 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.