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Recipes and cultural background of US regional food and traditions.
A large-scale encyclopedia of US state and country information. Topics include history, geography, demographics, education, food and recipes, government, crime, maps, media outlets, symbols, sports, and more.
Information about the culture, language, history, food, religion, and much more, for 175 countries.
Thousands of detailed international maps (countries, regions, states, etc.), as well as topographic maps, climate maps, and more.
Historical access to scanned pages from hundreds of newspapers. Coverage varies by paper. Includes the Daily Herald, 1901-present. [Note: Newspapers.com and Access Newspaper Archive both cover different sets of newspapers, with some overlap.]
Family history data, census information, immigration, etc.
NOTE: Starting January 1, 2022, Ancestry Library Edition will only be available inside the library. Please consider using HeritageQuest or other genealogy databases that are available via remote access.Database accessible only from within the library.
Historical newspaper articles, pamphlets, diaries, correspondence and more from specific time periods in U.S. history marked by the opposition African Americans have faced on the road to freedom.
NEW: The experience and impact of African Americans as recorded by the news media, 1704 to today.
Seven days' unlimited web access (no app/Roku/smart TV, etc.) to documentaries and nonfiction series. Watch award-winning original and curated factual films, shows, and series covering science, nature, travel, history, technology, and more.Arlington Heights cardholders only
Collection of millions of scanned historic images, documents and media from libraries, museums and universities across the country.
A collection of primary source archives supporting African American, LGBTQ, Women’s Studies and Civil Rights research.
Current and past U.S. and Canadian tribes, large and small.
Historical documents and personal histories from the National Archives and other institutions. Includes the Fold3 Holocaust Archives.
Formerly Gale Virtual Reference Library
Reference eBooks on biography, business, environment, history, law, literature, medicine, multicultural studies, nations/world, religion, science, social science, and more. See also Access My Library app.
Articles from magazines, newspapers and reference sources to help students with projects and exploring their own interests.
Covers news, global viewpoints, reference, country information, primary source documents, videos, statistics and more.
Magazine, news and reference articles for middle school through undergraduate. Covers science, literature, history, social sciences, arts, etc.
Pro/con articles on major issues: gun control, drug legalization, immigration, etc. Especially useful for debate preparation, gaining context for election issues, etc.
Binge-watch selected Great Courses on science, history, art, culture and more via Kanopy for 30 days.Arlington Heights cardholders only
Covers global climate change, green building pollution, sustainable agriculture, renewable energy, recycling, and more.
The experience and impact of Hispanic Americans as recorded by the news media, 1704 to today.
NEW: Reference books, magazine/journal articles and multimedia focusing on U.S. and world history.
Primary source documents pertaining to the history of the United States, with commentary.