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A to Z the USA

Comprehensive US state and territory resource with 56 US state and territory guides of 146 topics each. USA country data covers 104 categories.

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A to Z the World

Current information on world cultures, covering everything from childhood, dating, marriage, family, and funerals to cultural faux pas. Includes up-to-date and standardized statistics, allowing you to more easily compare one country to another.

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Biography In Context

This resource combines Gale biographies with related full-text articles from magazines and newspapers, thousands of images, and links to websites.

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Chicago Tribune (1985 – present)

Full text of the newspaper from 1985 – present.

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Historical Chicago Tribune (1849 – 1997)

Full-text of the newspaper from 1849-1997. The collection provides access to every page from every available issue.

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Chicago Community News Coverage

Daily Herald (1995-present), Park Ridge Journal (2010-present), and Park Ridge Herald-Advocate (1995-present) full-text articles.

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Gale eBooks (formerly Gale Virtual Reference Library)

Thousands of full-text reference sources including arts, biography, business, history, literature, medicine, and more. Try our tutorial to help you use Gale eBooks.

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Mango Languages

Offers language learning in Spanish, French, German, Greek, Brazilian Portuguese, Italian, Japanese, Mandarin Chinese, and Russian. There are also ESL courses for Spanish, Polish, and Brazilian Portuguese speakers. Try our tutorial to help you get started!

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Historical New York Times (1851-2017)

Digitized cover to cover from 1851-2017. The collection includes access to every page from every available issue.

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Novelist K-8

Database that has reading recommendations for both fiction and nonfiction, for kids in grades K-8. Use it to find just the right books for every reader.

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Science in Context

Information on hundreds of today’s most significant science topics with full-text magazines, academic journals, news articles, experiments, images, and videos. Generously provided by the Bruce A. Michel Library Trust.

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Scholastic Teachables offers teaching resources for every subject such as lesson plans, mini-books and activity sheets to help educators and families plan for the school year. Ideal for teachers, homeschool families, and anyone looking for enrichment for the young learners in their lives. Teachables content extends from Pre-K to 6th grade.

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WorldBook Student

The online multimedia version of the popular print encyclopedia geared to teens.

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Park Ridge Public Library

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