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American Men & Women of Science: A Biographical Directory of Today’s Leaders in Physical, Biological and Related Sciences
Lists biographies of prominent North American scientists.
Biographical Encyclopedia of the Modern Middle East and North Africa
Find information on political and cultural leaders in this geographic region.
Biography in Context
Biographical information on people from around the world
and throughout history.
Short biographies from A&E.
General and Subject Encyclopedias
Acronyms, Initialisms and Abbreviations Dictionary
Find the full name of a group by its initials and look up the correct abbreviation for a word.
World Book Online
Five different World Book Encyclopedia sites including content geared to primary students, Spanish Language speakers, students with research projects, and the those looking for the latest edition of the encyclopedia.
World Book Spanish Language Encyclopedia
Thousands of easy-to-read encyclopedia, newspaper, and magazine articles on a broad variety of topics from the latest edition of Enciclopedia Estudiantil Hallazgos.
Covers all aspects of space travel.
Extensive coverage of mythology and folklore worldwide.
Encyclopedia of Chicago
This free new resource offers a wealth of information
on Chicago's past. It is the electronic version
of the highly acclaimed book and is sponsored by
the Chicago Historical Society, the Newberry Library,
Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy
MedlinePlus Medical Encyclopedia
Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy
Gale Virtual Reference Library
One search locates information in more than 300 full-text
Student Research Center
Aimed at high school students, this source includes
full-text articles from magazines, newspapers and
reference books covering topics such as history,
biography, science and literature.
Student Resources in Context
Aimed at middle school and high school students,
this source has information on many topics including
history, literature, science and social studies
from articles and reference books.
Database of materials held at 65 Illinois college libraries.
Database of Downers Grove Public Library's holdings
and other SLS libraries' holdings.
A worldwide catalog of library holdings including books,
videos, audios and other materials.
Academic Search Premier
Scholarly journals on many academic areas of study, including biological sciences, economics, communications, computer sciences, engineering, language and linguistics, arts and literature, and medical sciences.
Consumer product ratings, reviews, recommendations, brand reliability, and buying advice from Consumer Reports.
ERIC on FirstSearch
Extensive index of education articles for teachers
Full-text articles from 1,700 periodicals covering general reference, business, health, education, general science, multicultural issues, and more. Also contains full-text from more than 500 reference books, over 107,000 primary source documents, and an image collection of photos, maps and flags.
Medline on FirstSearch
A collection of current articles on health topics,
many of which are full text.
Zinio - eMagazines
View 160 popular magazines that can be downloaded and read from cover to cover on your computer or mobile device. No limits or wait times!
Search for articles, papers and books on
Full text of newspaper 1985 to the present.
Chicago Tribune Historical Archive
Full text of newspaper 1849 – 1987.
Martindale Online Center
Calculators, spreadsheets and more
Find a definition from an index to over 960 dictionaries.
Multiple Reference Sources
Look here for the full text of many standard reference
works such as Roget's Thesaurus, Bartlett's
Quotations, the American Heritage Dictionary, Robert's
Rules of Order, the Columbia Encyclopedia and much more.
Click On: Fast Answers on the Internet
Ready reference information at your fingertips: telephone
directories, weather forecasts, calculators and much more.
Online practice tests for many exams including the ACT,
SAT, GED, and ASVAB.
Test Preparation E-Books
Study guides and test preparation e-books from Learning
Test Prep Review
Free online practice that covers a variety of standard
tests not found in LearnATest.
Practicing for the ACT and SAT Tests
Books, CD–ROMs, and online sources to help you prepared and practice the ACT and SAT tests.