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Article First (FirstSearch) Article First (FirstSearch)
An index of articles from the contents pages of journals, showing libraries that hold the magazines cited. Library Card Access
 Chicago Tribune Chicago Tribune
Comprehensive coverage back to 1985 plus the latest news from the Chicago area, the nation and the world every day. The Tribune has a reputation for investigative and public service journalism earning 24 Pulitzer Prizes since 1932. Library Card Access
 freedom_flix Freedom Flix
FreedomFlix is an online resource that combines eBooks with reading supports and a deep and diverse collection of related videos, images, Web links, and text. FreedomFlix is based on the Cornerstones of Freedom print series published by Children’s Press, an imprint of Scholastic Library Publishing.
 Gale Gale’s Virtual Reference Library
Researchers can instantly access thousands of eBooks on virtually any subject. These trusted, authoritative reference works are available 24/7 through Gale Virtual Reference Library. Library Card Access
 Grolier Online Passport Grolier Online Passport
Full-text online versions of the following reference books and encyclopedias: America the Beautiful, Encyclopedia Americana, Grolier Multimedia Encyclopedia, Lands and Peoples, La Nueva Enciclopedia Cumbre, The New Book of Knowledge, and The New Book of Popular Science. Library Card Access
 LearningExpressLibrary LearningExpressLibrary
Sample tests, including the GRE, SAT, GED, civil service, citizenship, and many more. Also includes computer instruction modules. User must create account with a password. Library Card Access
 Literary Reference Center Plus Literary Reference Center Plus
This comprehensive, full-text database provides the most relevant information on thousands of authors and their works across literary disciplines and timeframes—to give students, professors and researchers a complete foundation of literary reference works to meet any and all of their research needs. Library Card Access
 MAS Ultra - School Edition MAS Ultra – School Edition
MAS Ultra School Edition contains full text for hundreds of popular high school magazines covering a wide-range of subject areas including history, science, careers and much more. Library Card Access
 MasterFILE Premier MasterFILE Premier
MasterFILE Premier provides full text for magazines, reference books, and primary source documents. This database also provides an Image Collection containing photos, maps & flags. Library Card Access
 Middle Search Plus Middle Search Plus
This database contains full text for a variety of popular middle school magazines. All full-text articles are assigned a reading level indicator (Lexiles). Full text is also available for thousands of biographies and historical essays. Library Card Access
 Points of View Reference Center Points of View Reference Center
Containing resources that present multiple sides of an issue, this database provides the basis from which students can realize and develop persuasive arguments and essays, better understand controversial issues and develop analytical thinking skills. Library Card Access
 ProQuest Historical Newspapers: Chicago Tribune (1849-1989) ProQuest Historical Newspapers: Chicago Tribune (1849-1989)
Browse complete issues or search full text articles from the Chicago Tribune archives (1849-1989) through ProQuest Historical Newspapers. Includes obituaries and death notices Library Card Access
ScienceFlix combines curriculum-driven, leveled content, interactive features, and intuitive navigation into a single, highly-engaging digital resource for students in grades 4 through 9. Library Card Access 


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