Online Resources

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ABC-Clio American History Explore an era or analyze an event in American History. History and Biography
African American History Online Includes primary source documents, images, timelines, biographies and thousands of entries on African American history. History and Biography
American Indian History Online Contains tribe Index, culture area index, biographies, events, primary sources, images and learning centers. History and Biography
American Song The history of American music in an online music listening service. The collection contains the African American Song collection. Music
Ancestry Library Edition Genealogy research.  Census records, social security death index, military records, slave narratives.... In-Library use only. Genealogy
Ancient and Medieval History Online This database covers six civilizations: Africa, Egypt, Greece, Rome, Mesopotamia, and Mesoamerica from the early Hominids 3 to 5 million years ago to flourishing cultures in 600 CE. History and Biography
Archive Grid Nearly a million descriptions of archival collections owned by thousands of libraries, museums, historical societies, and archives. 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. Art
Brainfuse HelpNow Live tutoring, virtual study rooms, diagnostic test center and more. Tutors are available every day from 2:00 PM to 11:00 PM CST. Education
Brainfuse JobNow Live job coaching, resume help, and interview practice. JobNow Coaches are available every day from 2:00 PM to 11:00 PM CST. Careers and Employment
Business Insights Company and Industry information, investment reports, financial information, Index and full-text business periodicals. Business and Investing
CAMIO High-quality art images from leading museums around the world, all rights cleared for educational use. Sound, video, and notes are also included in many cases. Images include photographs, costumes, paintings, posters, sculpture, jewelry, prints, and more. Art
Chelsea House Biographies Online Chelsea House Biographies Online is the one-stop online resource for all the biography needs of middle and high school students, or anyone interested in discovering the lives of these fascinating people.  History and Biography
Chicago Consumer's Checkbook Reviews and ratings of local service providers and products including automobiles, health care, home care, pets, stores, and much more.In-Library use only. Consumer Resources
Chicago Consumer's Checkbook (REMOTE ACCESS) Reviews and ratings of local service providers and products including automobiles, health care, home care, pets, stores, and much more. Consumer Resources
Chicago Tribune Article Database Full-text articles from 1985 to the present Homework Helpers
Chicago Tribune Digital Microfilm Browse the full content of the Chicago Tribune, from 2008 onward.  Not searchable. Homework Helpers
Chicago Tribune Historical Newspaper Full page and article images with searchable full text. Coverage: 1849 - 1993. Genealogy
Classical Music Library Classical music recordings for listening and learning. You can browse by Composer, Artist, Conductor, Ensemble, Instrument, Genre, Period, or Label. Music
Consumer Reports Online The last 4 years of reports from Consumer Reports including autos. Includes reports not found in the printed magazine. Consumer Resources
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. Music
CultureGrams 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. Homework Helpers
Daily Life Online A social history resource; how others lived and live their lives, and how their lives shaped ours History and Biography
DigitalLearn.Org Free online tech training on topics like basic PC/Mac skills, Word, Excel, using the web, job searching, etc. e-learning
eLibrary Plus Full-text newspapers, magazines, international newswires, maps, photographs, and television and  radio transcripts. Homework Helpers
Enciclopedia Estudiantil Hallazgos A World Book encyclopedia in Spanish for elementary and middle school students. La Enciclopedia estudiantil hallazgos en lnea es una enciclopedia de conocimientos generales. Continene informacin sobre gente, lugares, objectos, acontecimientos e ideas Encyclopedias and Almanacs
ERIC Index of journal articles and reports in education. Some full-text. Education
Gale Business Collection Business Collection provides coverage of all business disciplines, including accounting, economics, finance, marketing, management and strategy, as well as business theory and practice. Users will understand the activities of companies and industries worldwide through business and trade publications, complemented by a selection of international, U.S., and regional news publications. Business and Investing
Gale Courses Gale Courses deliver hundreds of engaging, instructor-led online courses focused on professional development, technology skills, and personal enrichment to transform lives and foster positive changes in your community. e-learning
General Reference Center Gold Magazines, reference books, and newspapers for information, book reviews, and research. Homework Helpers
Health and Wellness Resource Center and Alternative Health Module New interface to Health Reference Center.  Magazines, journals, newspapers, definitions, directories and information on topics of health and wellness.   online tour  Health
HeritageQuest Search U.S. federal census, banking and military records, genealogies, local histories, primary source materials, and genealogical and local history serials. Genealogy
Highland Park Local Newspapers Genealogy
Historical Statistics of the United States Quantitative facts of American history including statistics from over 1000 sources including over 37,000 data series. Encyclopedias and Almanacs
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
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. Homework Helpers
Lexis Nexis Library Express Over 6,000 news, business, and legal sources including the New York Times, law reviews, legal cases and hundreds more. Use the Company Dossier module to retrieve detailed company information and financial performance measures or identify and compare companies matching specific criteria. Legal information is available in-library only. Business and Investing
Literature Resource Center Biographies, bibliographies, and critical analyses of authors from every age and literary discipline... covers more than 120,000 novelists, poets, essayists, journalists, and other writers, with in-depth coverage of 2,500 of the most-studied authors. Books and Literature
Little Pim Little Pim is a language program for kids that makes it fun and easy for children to learn a second language. Language Resources Video tutorials on software, web design, business/management skills, financial literacy, job/career skills, social networking, etc. Includes Microsoft Office, Windows, and Mac OS. You will be asked to create a LyndaLibrary account, which will allow you to track your progress through your tutorials. Graphics and Images
Mango Languages Online Language Learning Mango uses real-life situations and actual conversations to more effectively teach a new language. Language Resources Find a stock or fund, research current or prospective holdings, x-ray your portfolio. Business and Investing
Music Online Music Online is an interface to the following databases American Song, Classical Music Library, Contemporary World Music, and Smithsonian Global Sound.   Music
National Geographic Virtual Library 1888 - Present Explore the articles and photographs that made National Geographic famous!  Search by topic, photograph, or issue.  Science
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 . Newspapers and Magazines
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. Genealogy
NoveList Plus Use this readers' advisory tool to find a good book by topic, authors similar to your favorites, and book discussion guides. Also includes Novelist K-8. Books and Literature
OAIster A catalog of digital resources from over 1000 organizations. Includes books, born-digital texts, audio files, images, movies, and datasets. Art
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. Homework Helpers
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. History and Biography
Record Information Services - Illinois Public Records Search real estate transactions, foreclosures & auctions, new businesses and bankruptcies in Illinois. Business and Investing
Record Information Services - Illinois Public Records (REMOTE ACCESS) Search real estate transactions, foreclosures & auctions, new businesses and bankruptcies in Illinois. Business and Investing
Reference USA Look up addresses, phone, numbers, and information about U.S. companies. Also good for creating mailing lists. Business and Investing
Science Resource Center An in-depth, curriculum-oriented database that provides a one-stop resource for all science-related research needs. Includes full-text articles, reference books, and more. Science
ScienceFlix Emphasizing the latest STEM thinking and the Next Generation Science Standards, ScienceFlix® is transforming the way students access science topics, acquire scientific knowledge, and build an abiding interest in science, technology, and engineering. Science
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. Music
Standard & Poor's NetAdvantage Including Standard & Poor's Stock Reports, Industry Reports, Mutual Fund Reports, Daily News, CreditWeek, and more. Business and Investing
The Statesman's Yearbook 2007- The full text of the current edition of The Statesman's Yearbook, with country profiles, essays, event chronologies, and information about international organizations and people.1 user only. Please logout when done. In-Library use only. Encyclopedias and Almanacs
The World Almanac This compendium of information is an authoritative source for entertainment, reference, and learning needs. Encyclopedias and Almanacs
Value Line Provides investment research on stocks, mutual funds, options and convertibles, and offers a family of no-load mutual funds. Investing
Value Line Provides investment research on stocks, mutual funds, options and convertibles, and offers a family of no-load mutual funds. Business and Investing
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. ebooks
Wall Street Journal Full text  of national and international financial and hard news. Coverage: 1982-current. Note: Stock quotes and charts are not included. Business and Investing
World Atlas Reproducible maps plus statistics and data on more than 200 nations, territories, regions, and continents. Click on "geography" after the Facts on File logo appears. Encyclopedias and Almanacs
World Book Online Reference Center 31,000 encyclopedia articles, 6,000 web links, 25,000 periodical articles, 800 videos, animations, and sounds, 400 interactive maps, 100 3-D bubble views, and much more. Encyclopedias and Almanacs
World Geography and Culture Online Facilitates the study of countries, U.S. states, places, peoples, and geography concepts and skills through a global approach. Homework Helpers
WorldCat Books and other materials in libraries worldwide. Library Catalogs
Zinio 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.   Download the app:​ iOS | Android | Kindle Fire | Blackberry | Windows Phone | Windows 8 Newspapers and Magazines