Title Description Use @ home?
Access Newspaper Archive
Articles from historical newspapers.
Arlington Heights History Yes
Chicago Tribune (via ProQuest)
Search the complete text of The Chicago Tribune from 1849 to today.
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 Yes
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.
Opposing Viewpoints in Context
NEW: Pro/con articles on major issues:  gun control, drug legalization, immigration, etc. Especially useful for debate preparation, gaining context for election issues, etc.
Student Resources in Context
Magazine, news and reference articles for middle school through undergraduate. Covers science, literature, history, social sciences, arts, etc.
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