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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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Newspapers and Magazines

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 .

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.


Access 60 + popular magazines cover-to-cover on your computer or tablet. Visit Zinio to get started or take a look at our step-by-step instructions.Read more.


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National Geographic Magazine Archive 1888-current

Explore the articles and photographs that made National Geographic famous!  Search by topic, photograph, or issue. 



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.