Teens

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.

 

Zinio

Stream or download your favorite magazines using the library's subscription to Zinio, the world's largest digital newsstand.

Science Reference Center

For the student doing scientific research, contains the full text for hundreds of science encyclopedias, reference books and periodicals. Also provides teachers with articles correlated to state and national curriculum standards.

MasterFILE Complete

Full-text magazines, journals, and other highly-regarded sources from the world's leading publishers, covering virtually every subject area of general interest.

Points of View Reference Center

For students, provides essays on 290 topics, presenting multiples sides of a current issue, each with an overview (objective background/description), point (argument), counterpoint (opposing argument), and Critical Thinking Guide. Also offers guides to debate, developing arguments, and writing position papers.

Literary Reference Center

For high school and college students as well as the general public; a full-text database containing plot summaries and synopses, literary criticism, author biographies, literary journal articles, poems and short stories.

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