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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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Homework Helpers

New Book of Popular Science

A science encyclopedia geared to students. In-Library use only.

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.

Opposing Viewpoints in Context

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.

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.

Virtual Reference Library

Suite of “reference” ebooks arranged by subject: Arts, Biography, Business, Education, Environment, General Reference, History, Information & Publishing, Law, Literature, Medicine, Multicultural Studies, Nation & World, Religion, Science, Social Science, and Technology.

Music

American Song

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

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.

Freegal

 A downloadable and streaming music service. Highland Park library card required.  

hoopla

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.

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