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Get your research done quickly by using these eResources. You’ll find journal articles, reference books, primary sources and current research on history, literature, controversial issues. Need help? Ask a Librarian. For standardized test prep, check out the practice tests at Learning Express Library.


All eResources require a 14-digit Northbrook Public Library card number for access. Questions? Call the library at (847) 272-6224.

  • Based on the print series by Grolier, this is a comprehensive and interactive animal encyclopedia for elementary and grade schoolers. Do all your animal research in one place!
  • Access 15,000 years of Native American culture, history, and heritage. View timelines, images, videos and maps.
  • Need a primary document for U.S. History? Get speeches, letters, quotes and more.
  • Browse topics or research specific issues related to agriculture, computers, engineering, and space science. Find photographs, definitions, and great background information.
  • Studying a famous historical figure? Get full-text articles here for hundreds of thousands of individuals spanning history and geography.
  • Pairs classic video storybooks with related nonfiction eBooks. For grades Pre-K through 3.
  • Get live online homework help and writing assistance from Brainfuse-certified tutors.
  • Ideal for Chicago history projects, get cover-to-cover access from 1849-1986.
  • Find an extensive array of information about children's books, video and audio recordings, and other children-focused media.
  • Core Concepts: Biology is a content-driven, visually stimulating, and media-rich online science resource. Interactive activities, timelines, and science experiments provide opportunities for hands-on learning and help students see science in context.
  • This eResource makes complex scientific concepts easy to understand and highly engaging. Its intuitive, interactive interface encourages hands-on exploration to develop a deep understanding of the 118 elements that make up our world.
  • Quick cultural facts of every country recognized by the United Nations. Find recipes, flags, pictures, videos, national anthems, and more.
  • Award winning database that navigates across topics, time periods, and cultures.
  • Studying the Roaring Twenties or the Civil Rights Movement? Research 20th Century North American history by decade to find summaries of events, key historical figures, and more.
  • Over 125 essays on basic topics, provides an introduction to our latest understanding of the Earth.
  • Search for information on general topics, browse by subject area and test your geography skills with the Geography Explorer Game. This is an interactive and entertaining encyclopedia for elementary and middle school students.
  • FreedomFlix brings history to life by capturing the dramatic and defining moments in American history. The series includes embedded popup features such as maps, timelines, virtual tour clips, primary source videos and audio clips. History comes to life with FreedomFlix!
  • This details the most important events throughout history, worldwide.
  • From mobsters to dictators, research the most controversial and infamous historical figures.
  • Find lessons and tests for elementary and middle school students plus practice tests for the ACT and SAT for high school students. Must register a username and password for access.
  • Fun and substantive, National Geographic Kids takes you on amazing adventures in science, nature, culture, archaeology, and space. Fuel your curiosity!
  • Exploring your favorite author? Looking for a book series like the Kane Chronicles? Get information on authors, books, and series for fiction and non-fiction. Find readalikes, award winning books and books that were made into a movie.
  • For current events projects, access a balanced selection of materials from all viewpoints, including more than 1,300 main essays, leading political magazines from both sides of the aisle, newspapers, radio & TV news transcripts, primary source documents, and reference books.
  • Access True Books by Scholastic content to help master literacy skills, build knowledge of subject-area content, and cultivate 21st Century skills through the inquiry process.
  • Listen and watch animated picture books. Choose from fiction, non-fiction and foreign language titles. Move up to read-along chapter books, where each sentence is highlighted and narrated. View books online or download for 90 days.
  • Access full-text, full-color digital magazines online or from your phone using the app. You must create an account with your 14-digit library card.

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