Title Description Use @ home?
A to Z World Food
Recipes and overviews of food from around the world.
A to Z World Maps
Thousands of detailed international maps (countries, regions, states, etc.), as well as topographic maps, climate maps, and more.
Access Newspaper Archive
Historical access to scanned pages from hundreds of newspapers. Coverage varies by paper. Includes the Daily Herald, 1901-.
Arlington Heights History Yes
Chicago Tribune (via ProQuest)
Search the complete text of The Chicago Tribune from 1849 to today. The most recent four days' issues are also available via PressReader.
Chicago Tribune Historical Archives: Selected
1849-1984.  Less complete than the Proquest Chicago Tribune, but has easier obituary/death notice searching.
Encyclopedia Britannica--for Children
Kids' edition of the world's most famous encyclopedia. Includes a world atlas, state profiles, biographies, animal profiles and much more.
Encyclopedia Britannica--for Young Adults
Young adult edition of the world's most famous encyclopedia. Includes a world atlas, state profiles, biographies, and more, as well as "how-to" guides for research projects, presentations, etc.
Encyclopedia Britannica--Reference Center
The world's most famous encyclopedia. Includes a world atlas, state profiles, biographies and much more.
Encyclopedia of Native American Tribes
Current and past U.S. and Canadian tribes, large and small.
Gale Virtual Reference Library
Reference eBooks on biography, business, environment, history, law, literature, medicine, multicultural studies, nations/worldreligion, science, social science, and more. See also Access My Library app. | Video Tutorial (with printable instructions)
Global Issues in Context
Covers news, global viewpoints, reference, country information, primary source documents, videos, statistics and more.
Milestone Documents in American History
Primary source documents pertaining to the history of the United States
National Geographic
Full-text issues of National Geographic (1880- ) and  National Geographic Traveler (2010- ).  Hundreds of maps, videos and images.
National Geographic Kids
Pictures, books and magazine articles about animals, science, history, cultures, the environment and more. | Video Tutorial
Opposing Viewpoints in Context
Pro/con articles on major issues:  gun control, drug legalization, immigration, etc. Especially useful for debate preparation, gaining context for election issues, etc.
Proquest Digtized Newspapers: Chicago Tribune
Full-page scans of recent Chicago Tribune issues (2008-3 months ago).
Proquest Digtized Newspapers: New York Times
Full-page scans of recent NY Times issues (2008-3 months ago).
Proquest Digtized Newspapers: Wall Street Journal
Full-page scans of recent Wall Street Journal issues (2008-3 months ago).
Proquest Historical Newspapers
Search the historical archives of the New York Times, Chicago Tribune, Chicago Defender, St. Louis Dispatch, Baltimore Sun, and the Irish Times.
Student Resources in Context
Magazine, news and reference articles for middle school through undergraduate. Covers science, literature, history, social sciences, arts, etc. | Video Tutorial
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