A to Z World Food

A to Z World Food is a food culture and traditional recipes database covering 174 countries. Features include recipes, food glossaries, food history timelines and thousands of photos.



American Periodicals from the Center for Research Libraries

American Periodicals, from the Center for Research Libraries, comes to the Evanston Public Library through a generous donation by the Malkinson Family.  American Periodicals contains digitized, full text copies of 387 publications spanning the 19th century through the dawn of the 20th century. The collection contains special interest and general magazines, labor and trade publications, scientific and literary journals, and photographic periodicals, as well as other historically significant titles. Key titles include: American Annual of Photography; The Craftsman; Electrical Age; Hampton’s Magazine;The Labor Journal; Popular Science; Woman’s Protest Against Woman Suffrage; and many more.

Because the database contains digitized images of periodical pages, researchers can see all of the original typography, drawings, graphic elements, and article layouts exactly as they were originally published.  For more information, or for help using  American Periodicals, please call the Reference Desk at 847-448-8630, or use the online chat whenever the library is open.


Ancestry.com

Search U.S. Census records from 1790-1930; Evanston city directories from 1890-93; immigration records; birth, marriage, and death records; and old telephone directories from around the country. Only available in the library.


BiblioBoard

BiblioBoard features books, articles, images, photographs, maps, pamphlets, and documents as well as streaming audio and video content on a wide variety of topics.  Local Author Collection : This collection represents the best independently published titles submitted by local authors to the SELF-e program, as selected by staff at Library Journal magazine. All content is available on an unlimited multi-user basis with no checkouts or returns. You can access BiblioBoard content from the web or various mobile devices (via the BiblioBoard app) using your library card number.


BookFlix

Scholastic BookFlix is a new online literacy resource that pairs classic video storybooks from Weston Woods with related nonfiction eBooks from Scholastic to build a love of reading and learning.


Britannica Image Quest

Almost three million images from top international collection, rights-cleared for educational use.


Charity Navigator

Charity Navigator helps charitable givers make intelligent giving decisions by providing information on over thirty-four hundred charities and by evaluating the financial health of each . Includes article and blog on wise and effective charitable giving.


Chicago Consumers’ Checkbook

Planning major or minor repairs to your house this summer and need to find someone to do the work?  Looking for a reliable Air Condtiioning contractor?  Need your basement waterproofed? For information about Chicago-area service providers, without the expense of subscribing to Angie’s List, use your Evanston Public Library card to access Chicago Consumers’ Checkbook, and find ratings, comments and advice on services from Accountants to Window Washers and everything in between.  (You can even find ratings on physicians, dentists, acupuncturists, and other health care practitioners.)  Do you want to rate a firm or leave your own comment?  You can do that, too.  Consumers’ CHECKBOOK/The Center for the Study of Services is an independent, nonprofit consumer organization founded in 1974 with the help of funding from the U.S. Office of Consumer Affairs.  Their purpose is to provide consumers information to help them get high quality services and products at the best possible prices.


Chicago Defender

Contains the full text of the Defender from 1989 to the present.