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Biography & History

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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.
Biography and Genealogy Master Index

BGMI provides citations to biographical dictionaries, who's whos, subject encyclopedias, and literary criticism as an index to reference indexes.

Biography in Context

Full text biographies from over 130 reference sources and access to biographical articles from more than 265 magazines.

Chicago Tribune

Detailed indexing for The Chicago Tribune with coverage back to 1985.

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.

First Search

A gateway to multiple databases for articles and publications in business, management, science, humanities, education, health and medicine including Clase Periodica, ERIC, and Medline. An Illinois State Library database.

Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia

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

History Study Center

Digitized primary and secondary sources with documents and articles organized under widely-studied topics, with reference works, images, video clips and links to 2,000 websites.

Illinois Statewide Catalog

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

Newsbank: Illinois News Sources

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


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.

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.