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Biography & History

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Research databases by subject or A-Z by title.
African-American History Online

Thousands of entries covering African-American history for the past 500 years.

American History Online

More than 500 years of political, military, social and cultural events.

American Indian History Online

Online access to more than 600 Native American groups and over 15,000 years of American Indian culture and history.

Ancient and Medieval History Online

World history from prehistory through the 1500s, with special topic centers on key civilizations and regions.

Biography in Context

Full text biographies from reference sources and articles from magazines.

Chicago Tribune

Full text articles from 1985 to present.

Chicago Tribune Archive

Articles including obituaries and news stories from 1849-1984.

E-Journal Index

Index of full-text electronic magazines, journals and newspapers available through the Library’s databases.

Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia

Encyclopedic entries covering a variety of subjects.

History Online

Information on American, Ancient, Medieval, American Indian and Modern World history.

Illinois Statewide Catalog

Catalog of materials for libraries throughout the state.

Modern World History Online

From the mid-15th century to present, including timelines, images, videos and maps.

Newsbank: Illinois News Sources

Electronic editions of the Chicago Sun-Times, Daily Herald, Glenview Announcements and other local news magazines and sources.


Full text articles from major newspapers throughout the United States.

Obituaries & Death Notices

United States obituaries and death notices.

SIRS Knowledge Source

For student assignments covering multiple topics, with graphics, charts, maps and diagrams.

World News Digest

News articles from 1940 to the present, with newsfeed from Reuters.

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