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Encyclopedias, Directories & Almanacs

Select a database, then enter your Glenview Library card number as prompted.
Research databases by subject or A-Z by title.
Ancestry Library Edition

Available only in the Library. Genealogy and local history research: digitized images of the U.S. Federal Census from 1790 forward, Passenger and Immigration Lists Index.

Biography in Context

Full text biographies from reference sources and articles from magazines.

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.


Full text articles and pictures for students in grades K-8.

Gateway to science, history and world news databases including a live news feed from Reuters.

Gale Virtual Reference Library

Online reference books on multiple topics.

Heritage Quest

Research materials for tracing family history and American culture for beginning or professional genealogists.

History Online

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

Illinois Statewide Catalog

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.


Local and national newspapers, magazines, blogs, podcasts and wire feeds. (Library app available)

Reference Library

Online reference books and encyclopedias on multiple topics. (Library app available)

SIRS Knowledge Source

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

World Book Encyclopedia

Every article from the print set plus multimedia and editor-reviewed websites. (Library app available)

World Book Online Reference Center

Encyclopedia, multimedia, e-books, and primary sources for grades 7-adult.

World News Digest

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

Search for books and other materials in libraries in the United States and throughout 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.