Art and Music
Oxford Art Online - Grove Art Online is the most comprehensive online reference resource for all aspects of the visual arts worldwide from prehistory to the present day. Database includes the entire print edition of The Dictionary of Art, a fully searchable text, thousands of images, and links to other sites.
Oxford Music Online - Online version of the excellent print resource. Search for musicians, groups, genres and much more.
Cultures, Geography and History
Accessible Archives - Accessible Archives include availability to eyewitness accounts of historical events, vivid descriptions of daily life, editorial observations, and commerce as seen through advertisements. African American newspapers and many other periodicals from the 18th, 19th and 20th century figure prominently in this amazing collection.
CultureGrams- Reports for 182 countries and territories with categories such as: land and climate, history, personal appearance, greetings, gestures, family, diet, holidays, economy, education, health, and events and trends. Additional features include photo gallery, recipe collection, as well as an index of famous persons.
Opposing Viewpoints in Context - Covers today’s hottest social issues in-depth with more than 5,000 topic overviews, 14,000 pro/con essays and over 5 million periodical articles.
U.S. History in Context - Spans United States History from its origins until today. Provides overview articles, viewpoint essays; reference articles, newspaper and periodical articles, and primary source documents.
World History in Context - Contains comprehensive global history overview articles from antiquity to the present from a wide variety of sources: reference books, newspapers and periodicals; primary source documents as well as maps and images.
Latino American Experience- A full-text digital resource exploring all aspects of history and culture of Latinos living in the United States. Content spans from the pre-Columbian Indigenous civilizations, through Spanish and Mexican settlement, to issues pertinent to U.S. Latinos. Resources include: title list; timeline; image and primary sources indices; documents; origins; and links to viewing content in Spanish.
Biography in Context - Biography in Context is a comprehensive database of biographical information on people from throughout history, around the world, and across all disciplines and subject areas.
Student Resources in Context - Student Resources In Context is a Gale database that provides students with cross-curricular and authoritative content to empower development critical thinking.
Literature and Poetry
Literature Resource Center LRC- Provides access to biographies, bibliographies, and critical analyses of authors from every age and literary discipline. Combining Gale Group's core literary databases in a single online service, this also covers more than 120,000 novelists, poets, essayists, journalists, and other writers, with in-depth coverage of 2,500 of the most-studied authors.
The Oxford English Dictionary (OED)- Known as the “definitive record of the English language,” the OED is an ongoing masterwork which shows both the historical development of words as well as modern usage (and much more).
NoveList - Your complete guide to fiction. This database allows users to locate works of fiction, reviews, and author and plot information by use of both quick and advanced searching features. Users can also access information on author read-alikes, book discussion guides, book talks, and feature articles concerning fiction in general. Various links also connect to websites with excellent teacher resource materials. An additional database, Novelist K-8, provides the same features but for works of fiction geared at the elementary through middle school audience. EPL Resource
Science and Health
Science in Context - Science In Context is a Gale database with hundreds of today's most significant science topics, showcasing how scientific disciplines relate to real-world issues.
Science News - Science News is the official magazine of The Society for Science & the Public. It includes a wide range of scientific articles and also offers a large archive of back issues. A great resource for students and teachers alike! Please ask a librarian for a password slip to access current articles and the Science News archive.
Teen Health & Wellness - Comprehensive fully cited articles, written by medical professionals on topics including: diseases, drugs, alcohol, nutrition, fitness, mental health, diversity, family life, and more. Also contains a glossary; interactive polls and quizzes; and first-person teen narratives.
ERIC - The world’s largest source of education information, contains abstracts of documents and journal articles on education research and practice. Database also covers descriptions and evaluations of programs, research reports and surveys, curriculum and teaching guides, instructional materials, position papers, and resource materials. Search options allow users to check availability of items in other libraries across Illinois. (Authorization: 100-107-105, Password: wildkits)
ProQuest Professional Education - Gives users access to over 790 top educational publications, including more than 615 of the titles in full-text. Offers complete information on hundreds of educational topics. PDF imaged articles include charts, tables, and diagrams.