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Biography & History

Select a database by a subject category listed below,
then enter your Glenview Library card number as prompted.
Most databases are available remotely. Databases available only in the Library
are noted in red.
Research databases are arranged 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

Useful for finding obituaries and news articles from 1849-1984.

E-Journal Index

A research tool for finding full-text electronic publications (magazines, journals, newspapers) available through Glenview Public Library’s databases. Search by title, keyword or browse by subject heading.

Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia

This database provides over 25,000 encyclopedic entries covering a variety of subject areas.

History Online

Contains sections for American, Ancient, Medieval and Modern World history with documents, articles, timelines, images, videos and maps.

Illinois Statewide Catalog

SILC is the Illinois catalog of materials for libraries throughout the state.

Modern World History Online

Covers the broad expanse of world history from the mid-15th century to the present, featuring thousands of documents, articles, 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.

Newsstand

Newspaper articles from the Los Angeles Times, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, The Boston Globe, The Guardian, The Christian Science Monitor, and The Washington Post, The Baltimore Sun, Orlando Sentinel, the Advocate and many more. A Proquest research database.

Obituaries & Death Notices

Newspaper obituaries and death notices for the United States; search by name, date range, or text within the obituary.

SIRS Knowledge Source

Excellent database for student assignments on social, scientific, health, historic, economic, business, political, and global issues with graphics, charts, maps, and diagrams.

World News Digest

Facts On File World News Digest since 1940 and a live newsfeed from Reuters® to answer questions about events, people, issues, facts, and figures of the last 60+ years.

WorldCat.org

The WorldCat library catalog lets you search for books and audio visual materials in library collections in our community, throughout Illinois and in thousands of libraries around the country and the world. (Library app available)

Please email the Reference Services Staff
call 847-729-7500 x 7700, or visit the Reference Desk for database assistance.
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