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Thousands of full text journal/magazine articles, providing access to critical information.

Genealogy database devoted to African American family history research.

Authoritative biographical entries covering international figures from all time periods and areas of study.

Comprehensive collection of full text biographies and unique narrative biographies.

Full text coverage from 1849 to present.

Cultural information on the countries of the world, includes a States Edition with U.S. state facts.

Reference ebooks for multidisciplinary research.

Full text historical reference books, magazines, journals, and thousands of primary source documents.

Full text database containing plot summaries and synopses, literary criticism, author biographies, literary journal articles, poems, and short stories.

Online learning platform with video tutorials to learn business, software, technology and creative skills to achieve personal and professional goals.

Reach conversational proficiency in 72 languages, including English as a Second Language, good for tourists or beginners. Free app for iOS and Android available.

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

Search multiple Chicagoland newspapers at the same time, including Chicago Sun-Times, Daily Herald, and Oak Leaves.

Access to historical issues of hundreds of Illinois newspapers, including Oak Leaves (1902-1977), with searchable articles, advertisements, editorials, classified ads, and obituaries.

Book reviews, annotations, read-alikes, discussion guides, and book lists for readers of fiction and non-fiction.

Essays on hundreds of topics, presenting multiples sides of an issue, each with an overview, point, counterpoint, and critical thinking guide, plus guides to debate, develop arguments, and write position papers.

Full text science magazines, journals, encyclopedias, reference books, images, videos, and animations.

Practice tests for college and graduate school entrance exams, career tools, citizenship tests, and information on college scholarships.