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A to Z Maps

One-stop shop for maps with over 145,000 different maps. Also includes geography quizzes and lesson plans for teachers, and antique maps that can be printed.

A to Z The USA

Information about all 50 United States and 6 territories. Find maps, flags, photos, and facts about states, counties, and cities. Everything you need for your next report is here.

A to Z World Culture

Learn about the countries of the world. AtoZ World Culture is an excellent resource for student projects and a great companion for international travelers.

Academic OneFile

Includes full-text and abstracts of scholarly, trade, and general-interest periodicals covering topics in the areas of current events, general sciences, technology, social sciences, arts, and humanities.

Academic Search Premier

The premier resource for academic research providing access to acclaimed full-text journals, magazines, and other valuable resources.

America's News

Find information for research assignments relating to controversial issues, current events, business, economics, and more.

ArchiveGrid

Online access to nearly a million descriptions of archival collections owned by thousands of libraries, museums, historical societies, and archives worldwide.

ArticleFirst

An index that allows you to search for journal articles from over 12,000 journals including the name of the library that owns the title.

ClasePeriodica

An index of journals, articles, book reviews, technical reports, and more published in over 20 Latin American counties, specializing in science, technology, social sciences, and the humanities.

ECO

An index of full-text articles available through OCLC member libraries.

Enciclopedia Estudiantil Hallazgos

Trusted research from World Book in Spanish.

ERIC

Journal articles and reports in education from FirstSearch. 

FirstSearch

An online reference tool that provides quality content from WorldCat and other quality, respected databases.

History Reference Center: U.S.

Historical documents and journal articles covering United States history from pre-Colonial times to the present.

History Reference Center: World

Reference and journal articles, primary sources, images, maps and charts covering all aspects of world history.

Illinois Catalog

Find records of items in Illinois and libraries worldwide.

Learning Express Library

Provides a computer skills section that includes instructional how-to videos on Windows 10, Adobe Photoshop, Microsoft Office products and more!

Literary Reference Center

In-depth literary collection perfect for students or the casual researcher.

Little Pim: Fun with Languages

Little Pim is part of Mango Languages, an online language learning system, with easy, fast and fun interactive lessons

Lynda.com

This renowned database offers an extensive video library complete with courses in computer education & programming, 3D animation, graphic design, music, video, web design, marketing, and more!

MasterFile

Contains full text for nearly 1,700 periodicals covering general reference, business and more.

Middle Search Plus

Contains full text articles for popular middle school magazines, assigned to Lexile reading level indicators. Find biographies, historical essays, reference books, photos, maps, flags and primary source documents. Designed for middle school students.

Newsbank

Full-text articles to many USA and international newspapers, including Brookfield/Riverside Suburban Life.

Novelist

Find book reviews, discussion guides, plot summaries, and more information about 120,000 fiction titles here!

Novelist K-8

Search authors and titles, find reading recommendations, and connect to curriculum requirements for ages 0 through the teens.

PapersFirst

Provides access to every published congress, symposium, conference, and meeting information received by the British Library Document Supply Center.

Points of View

Start your research here on position papers and controversial topics. Points of View can be used as a guide to debating, developing arguments, writing position papers, and developing critical thinking skills.

Primary Search

Geared towards elementary students, this database provides full-text articles complete with Lexile levels as well as encyclopedic entries, photos, maps and flags to aid kids in learning.

Science Reference Center

Designed to meet every student's science research needs.

TumbleBooks

Offers animated, talking picture books that help kids learn to read. Play games, do puzzles, and much more!

Tutor.com

Live, online tutoring service. All tutors are certified and background-checked. Log in for help with math, social studies, English, and science. Use ProofPoint to have your papers proofread before you turn them in.

Universal Class

Access to over 540 online courses with real instructors guiding the learning, including business, accounting, human resources, and office skills.

World Almanac

Four complete almanacs: Funk & Wagnall's New Encyclopedia, The World Almanac and Book of Facts, The World Almanac of the U.S.A., The World Almanac of U.S. Politics, and The World Almanac for Kids.

WorldCat

Catalog of books, movies, and other materials in libraries worldwide.

WorldCat Dissertations

Provides access to dissertations and theses available in OCLC member libraries. Most theses are available, at no charge, directly from the publishing institution.

Websites

CIA World Factbook

Provides information on the history, culture, government, and transnational issues for 267 world entities.

Data and Statistics about the U.S.

Data about the U.S., such as maps and population, demographic, and economic data.

Wikipedia

The online encyclopedia created by users