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amazing animals
Amazing Animals

Grades 1-8
A virtual trip to the zoo.

biography in context
Biography in Context

Grades 4 & Up
Combines biographies from over 130 sources with full-text biographical articles from more than 265 magazines.

brain fuse help now
Brainfuse • HelpNow

Grades K-12, College Intro, & Adult Learners
Online tutors are available to help 3-10 PM daily. Subjects include: Math, Science, Social Studies, English and JobNow. Tambien en Español.


All Ages
Use the catalog to search for books, sound recordings, CD-ROMs, videos, and reference materials in the Glenview Public Library.

culture grams state edition
CultureGrams States Edition

Grades 3 & Up
Explore the United States in colorful kid friendly reports.

culture grams world edition
CultureGrams World Edition

Grades 3 & Up
Experience the world through detailed cultural information on more than 200 countries.

enciclopedia estudiantil hallazgos
Enciclopedia Estudiantil Hallazgos

All Ages
Spanish language database by World Book. Based on the award winning Student Discovery Encyclopedia.

grolier multimedia
Grolier Multimedia

Grades 6 & Up
Offers quick access to general reference articles and media resources for a visually rich research experience.

grolier online
Grolier Online

All Ages
Published by Scholastic Library Publishing, Inc., it includes encyclopedia databases: Grolier Multimedia Encyclopedia, The New Book of Knowledge, Amazing Animals of the World, and The New Book of Popular Science.

history study center
History Online

Grades 6 & Up
Contains sections for American, Ancient, Medieval and Modern World history with documents, articles, timelines, images, videos and maps.

issues and controversies
Issues and Controversies

Grades 6 & Up
Features in-depth and objective information on prominent and hotly debated issues of the day.

kids search
Kids Search

Grades 3-6
Search full–text articles and pictures in this kid-friendly database.

My Media Mall

All Ages
Download ebooks and eAudiobooks from the comfort of your home 24/7. Hundreds of youth titles can be downloaded to your computer, eReader, iPad, mobile device, or MP3 player. No need to worry about late fees. Materials are automatically returned for you.

national geographic kids
National Geographic Kids

Grades 1-8

200 full-text National Geographic Kids books, National Geographic Kids magazine and 500 kid-friendly downloadable images are available. Database includes topics about nature, culture, archaeology and space.

new book of knowledge
New Book of Knowledge

All Ages
Fun, easy to use general reference resource. For elementary school students and English language learners.

new book of popular science
New Book of
Popular Science

Grades 6-12
In depth science, health and technology research and news. Includes photos, maps and over 2200 biographies.

novelist kindergarten to grade 8
NoveList® Plus K-8

Grades K-8
Find books and recommendations. Search by author, title, series, subject and award winners.

pebble go

Grades K-2
An interactive animal site for beginning readers. Play fun educational games and learn early research skills.

School Learning Center

(Learning Express Library)
All Ages
Online resources to help students in elementary, middle, and high school prepare for important tests, get extra help with assignments, and boost their skills in math, reading, science and social studies.


Grades K-3
Animated interface designed to develop basic search skills. A variety of topics.

SIRS Knowledge Source
SIRS Knowledge Source

Grades 6-12
An excellent database for student assignments on social, scientific, health, historic, economic, business, political, and global issues. Full text articles archived from 1989-present, many with graphics, charts, maps, and diagrams.

Something About the Author
Something About the Author

Grades 4 & Up
Covers the lives and works of authors and illustrators of books for children and teens. A complete searchable archive digitized from the landmark reference set through July 2013.

Student Research Center
Student Research Center

Grades 6-12
Makes it easy to search by keyword or topic for the most useful search results that can be easily sorted by source type —magazines, reference books, photos, flags, and more.

Today’s Science
Today’s Science

Grades 6 & Up
Presents the latest scientific discoveries and the fundamental concepts that underlie them covering: health, the environment, technology, life science, physical science, earth & space science, and science & society.

Tumble Book Library
Tumble Book Library

Preschool-Grade 5
Animated talking picture books with puzzles and games. Books and games are also available in Spanish and French. Additional books available in Russian and Chinese. iPad compatibility.

World Book Kids
World Book Kids

Grades K-5
Uses the award winning Student Discovery Encyclopedia that is simple, easy to read and understand.

World Book Online Info Finder
World Book Online
Info Finder

Grades 4-12
Expansive reference resource based on the World Book Encyclopedia. Offering over 40,000 articles, science projects and a multimedia library.

World Book Online Reference Center
World Book Online Reference Center

Grade 7-Adult
Encyclopedic, multimedia, e-book and primary source database integrated in a single search. Individual accounts let users create and save their work.

world news digest
World News Digest

Grades 6 & Up
Since 1940 with a live newsfeed from Reuters® to answer questions about events, people, issues, facts, and figures of the last 60+ years.

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