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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Multimedia encyclopedia featuring animations, videos, and more. In-Library use only.
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.
A science encyclopedia geared to students. In-Library use only.
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.
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.
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.
The history of American music in an online music listening service. The collection contains the African American Song collection.
Classical music recordings for listening and learning. You can browse by Composer, Artist, Conductor, Ensemble, Instrument, Genre, Period, or Label.
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.