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

  • Contains bibliographic citations describing items listed on the table of contents pages of more than 16,000 journals in science, technology, medicine, social science, business, the humanities, and popular culture.

  • A collection of encyclopedias, dictionaries and reference titles regarding art, music, fashion, movies, etc.

  • Is that old painting valuable?  Find out with AskART, the eResource that covers more than 87,000 American artists from all periods and all regions of the country.  Pricing information, biographies, and more. 

  • Access learning tutorials for numerous resources, including iMovie, Photoshop and PowerPoint. Atomic Training has the essential training you need to develop and increase technology skills, proficiency, and productivity. Users must create an account.

  • Biographical encyclopedias and dictionaries featuring people across the ages, from around the world and from all walks of life.

  • Detailed information on vehicle maintenance and repairs.

  • Profiles and ranks suburbs in the 75 largest metro areas by income, taxes, housing, crime and more.

  • This archive gives weekly in-depth articles on current, controversial issues.   Pros & cons, background information and much more is included for each issue.

  • OCLC catalog of online electronic books available through libraries worldwide.

  • Provides coverage on subjects such as librarianship, classification, cataloging, bibliometrics, online information retrieval, information management and more.

  • ECO

    A searchable database of a growing collection of journals in a variety of subject areas. Searching across multiple journals and browsing within journals is possible. Bibliographic information is available for all journal issues. Full-text articles, including original text and image content, are available for issues included in the institution subscription.

  • A collection of reference books with information on the history of education worldwide as well as information on scholarships and loans.

  • Comprehensive, authoritative information on just about every subject.

  • Covers speciifc events, laws, organizations and Supreme Court rulings, as well as essays from prominent immigrants who have made a significant impact on the United States.

  • The world's largest digital library of education literature.

  • 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!

  • Search across this entire collection of more than 400 e-books covering all subject areas.

  • GPO

    Consists of references to congressional committee reports and hearings, debates, documents from executive departments, and judiciary materials.

  • A collection of encyclopedias and reference books providing information on different historial periods.  Includes some primary sources.  From Gale Virtual Reference Library.

  • Lessons and tests for 4th - Grad.- School and job licensing. Includes ACT, SAT, TOEFL, LSAT, MCAT Real Estate Civil Service and more.  Tutorials for Microsoft Office and Adobe products.

    Registering with a username and password is required.

  • Software video tutorial classes divided into short segments.  From MS Office to Auto CAD and everything in between.

  • Provides basic and in-depth lessons for English speakers with 35 languages, some with Basic and Complete courses and ESL for 15 languages, some with Basic and Complete courses. Click on "Start Learning" to begin OR create a profile to save your session.

    This is a very short demo about Mango. If you want to actually use the eResource, click on the link above.
  • OAIster is a union catalog of digital resources is produced by the University of Michigan and includes items such as: digitized (i.e., scanned) books and articles, born-digital texts, audio files, images, movies, and datasets.

  • Indexes over two million papers presented at conferences worldwide. Also covers congresses, expositions, workshops, symposiums, and other meetings.

  • OCLC index of worldwide conference proceedings.

  • The Statistical Abstract provides hundreds of U.S. social, political, and economic statistics.  Sources include numerous federal agencies, as well as private institutions.

  • Personal profiles, historical
    snapshots, news articles and more add to the 1940 census material to give an
    accurate look at life in the 40s.

  • TrueFlix is the only online resource that leverages the award-winning True Books content to help students hone literacy skills, build knowledge of subject-area content, and cultivate 21st Century skills through the inquiry process.

  • Actual prices of items purchased from the Civil war - present.

  • A collection of reference books on wars around the world.

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