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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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Genealogy

New York Times Historical Newspaper

The New York Times in its entirety from 1851 -2013. Full page and article images with searchable full text back to the first issue. Advertisements and photos included.

General Art

Artcyclopedia

"The Fine Art Search Engine."  A comprehensive database of more than 6,500 different artists represented by 19,000 links directly to an estimated 75,000 works at hundreds of museum sites, image archives, and other online resources.  Search by artist, artwork or museum, or browse artists by movement, medium, subject, nationality or name.

General Political Information

FactCheck.org

Monitoring the factual accuracy of what is said by U.S. political players in TV ads, debates, speeches, interviews and news releases.

General Reference Sources

FactCheck.org

Monitoring the factual accuracy of what is said by U.S. political players in TV ads, debates, speeches, interviews and news releases.

Hoax-Slayer

The latest internet scams and hoaxes

Hoaxy

Track the spread of claims and fact checking visually.

How to Use Google’s Reverse Image Search to Spot Fake News

Simple instructions and video

Information Please Almanac

Wide array of general reference tools and sources including dictionary, thesaurus, encyclopedia, atlas, spell checker, conversion tools and homework help.

Snopes.com

Internet reference source for urban legends, folklore, myths, rumors, and misinformation.

ThatsFake.com

Debunking fake news

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