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
Annals of American History - A definitive resource of over 2,000 primary documents chronicling every era in United States history from 1493 to modern times. Documents in the Annals are written by U.S. Presidents and other key political figures, and each entry is selected for its historical significance. Included are: historical accounts, speeches, memoirs, poems, editorials and cultural criticisms. Multimedia includes: more than 500 photos, over 100 video clips, and audio clips. Users may browse by era, by author’s name, or by topics, such as: Education, Exploration and Expansion, Government, Law, Labor, Religion and more.
American Government - This database explains how the historical origins and structure of American government affects current issues and elucidates the strengths and weaknesses of the political and economic systems of the United States by comparing them to those of other countries.
American History - Survey of American history from 1350 to the present day. Database includes primary and secondary source materials, video clips, photographs and illustrations, Supreme Court cases, maps and timelines, and much more.
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.
United States Geography - This interactive database delivers an unbeatable combination of authoritative research sources, reference entries and primary documents for all 50 U.S. states.
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 Geography - Overviews on over 200 countries. Coverage includes: location and people, recent political history, and economy. Includes primary and secondary source information, maps, holidays and cultural celebrations and statistical information.
World History: Ancient - Covers human history in all corners of the globe, from prehistoric times to the beginnings of the Renaissance. Easy to navigate, users can browse eras, or search for specific places, people, or events. Articles contain links to related entries, maps, images and a glossary.
World History: Modern - Coverage on the history of all regions of the world from 1500 to the present. Includes primary and secondary sources such as treaties and proclamations, illustrations of people, places and events, graphical timelines, and specialized maps.
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.
Issues: Understanding Controversy and Society - This database helps students understand how society shapes and is shaped by controversy, providing authoritative historical context, a breadth of balanced, expert perspectives, and carefully selected primary and secondary sources on today's most important issues. Topics such as climate change, poverty and gun control as well as many others are covered.
Literature and Poetry
Books In Print - The first place to go to find books, audio, and video materials. Multiple search options allow users to locate various materials, publisher information, and title reviews.
Columbia Granger's World of Poetry - Searchable by author, subject, words in a poem, as well as by title, and first and last line, Granger’s Poetry Online is an excellent source for critical content, poetry (some in full text), biographical information, and a glossary.
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 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.
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.