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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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Music

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.

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, & Children's music.

Newspapers and Magazines

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.

eLibrary Plus

Full-text newspapers, magazines, international newswires, maps, photographs, and television and  radio transcripts.

General Reference Center Gold

Magazines, reference books, and newspapers for information, book reviews, and research.

InfoTrac Power Search

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.

New York Times Articles via Lexis Nexis

Search the New York Times from the Lexis Nexis interface  The database contains articles from 06/01/1980 to present .

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