Enhanced version of Encyclopedia Britannica with a world atlas, primary source documents, historical highlights and media updates.
This digitized, full text version of the newspaper includes photographs, ads and obituaries from 1849–1993.
An online collection of photographs, postcards, letters and more all detailing Des Plaines' rich history. A great tool for doing historical and genealogical research.
Convenient access to US military records, including the stories, photos, and personal documents of the men and women who served. Historical documents like the National Archives Holocaust Records are also included. A useful tool for historians, genealogists, researchers, military enthusiasts, veterans and their families and teachers.
Explore local histories, mine census data and search thousands of other records to find your ancestors and build your family tree.
A collection of history eBooks.
Online version of print reference titles including, Great Lives from History, Great Events from History and The Decades in America.
New York Times digitized cover to cover from 1851 to 2013.
Access to over 500 video-based courses - everything from ABC's of Algebra to Yoga 101. First time users need to create an account. Once you're logged in you will have access to the course catalog and be able to start a class. CEU (Continuing Education Units) Certificates are available. View tutorial
Records the actual prices of thousands of items that consumers purchased from the Civil War to the present,along with facts about investment options and income opportunities.
Timelines for World History, Science & Technology, Notable People, Sports & Games & more.