World Book Timelines

World Book Timelines offers hundreds of pre-generated timelines across eight broad topics, which cover various time periods in history or span the life of historical public figures. It also allows users to create their own timeline from scratch, adding events, descriptions, and media.

TumbleBooks

An online collection of animated, talking picture books that teach young children the joys of reading in a format they'll love. Intended audience is K-5.

PebbleGo Biographies

Featuring 12 main categoriess--from authors and athletes to presidents and scientists--PebbleGo Biographies includes both traditional biography subjects like George Washington and Harriet Tubman as well as less traditional biographies like Dr. Seuss, Louis Armstrong, and John Muir. Encompassing activities to teach students how to cite articles, create reports, and share what they’ve learned, PebbleGo Biographies is ideally suited for Pre-K through 3rd Grade researchers.

African American Heritage

A genealogy database devoted to African American family history research, this collection was created in partnership with leading African American genealogists and recognized leaders in genealogical information to develop a comprehensive mix of resources, records, and tools specifically pertaining to African Americans.

 

NewspaperARCHIVE

Access historical issues of hundreds of Illinois newspapers, including the Oak Park Oak Leaves (1902-1977). For the family genealogist, local history buff, and anyone looking for local articles, advertisements, editorials, classified ads, and obituaries.

Biography Reference Center

A comprehensive collection of full-text biographies, as well as thousands of unique narrative biographies, this resource provides keyword searching, as well as browsing by key categories, including occupation, nationality, publication, and more than 30 genre categories, including actors, artists, authors, current world leaders, explorers, religious leaders and many more.

 

Biography in Context

Discover 600,000+ biographical entries on more than 528,000 individuals spanning history and geography, and paired with multi-media content like videos, images, magazines, and newspapers. The included Lives & Perspectives Collection supports high-school curricula and university coursework by providing multidisciplinary content on notable figures and the societal forces that have shaped their lives.

 

FreedomFlix

Brings history to life! Featuring online videos and other media types, leveled texts, voice-over reading features, and soft assessments for 3-5 graders. 

TrueFlix

Watch, read, and explore eBooks to hone literacy skills, build knowledge of subject-area content, and cultivate 21st Century skills through the inquiry process. Featuring online videos and other media types, leveled texts, voice-over reading features, and soft assessments for 3-5 graders.

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