A to Z World Food

Explore recipes and food culture from 174 countries. Additional features include food glossaries, food history timelines, and ingredient searches.



ABCMouse.com

For young learners (ages 2-7+), this comprehensive online educational resource has more than 4,000 interactive books, educational games, puzzles, and other learning activities. (In library use only)


AfriGeneas: African American Genealogy on the Web

A site devoted to researching African American genealogy, AfriGeneas also serves as a community with its chats and message boards that include thousands of messages from people looking to find and share genealogical information.



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.


Appointments for Legal Information

Evanston Public Library partners with Illinois Legal Aid Online (ILAO) as a Legal Self-Help Center. Now, patrons can make a free, online appointment with our legal self-help navigator! Learn about the law, your legal rights, and how to go to court.  Our trained ILAO Navigator will help you:

  • Search online for answers to your legal questions,
  • Refer you to free and low cost legal providers, and
  • Show you how to find and prepare court forms

Appointments are available on Mondays and Thursdays from 2-4 PM for 30 minutes.  Contact the Reference Desk at 847-448-8630 to book an appointment.


BookFlix

Scholastic BookFlix pairs video storybooks with real-world information to help new readers build a love of reading and learning. Also includes interactive games to help build vocabulary and improve literacy.

View a tutorial on YouTube: English | Spanish


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.


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