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.



Encyclopedia of Chicago

Free online version of the award winning reference work on Chicago’s history and culture.


Evanston Women’s History Project Research Database

The Evanston Women’s History Project research database contains information about women and women’s organizations that the project has researched. It provides basic biographical and historical information, details about the significance of many women and women’s organizations, some information about sites where they lived and worked, and resources for researchers.


Gale Virtual Reference Library

More than 3,600 encyclopedias and reference sources. Topics covered: world history and culture, medicine and health, statistics, literature, business and science.


History Reference Center

Offers full text from more than 1,620 reference books, encyclopedias and non-fiction books, cover to cover full text for more than 150 leading history periodicals, nearly 57,000 historical documents, more than 78,000 biographies of historical figures, more than 113,000 historical photos and maps, and more than 80 hours of historical video.


Salem Press History

Includes Salem’s American history series, “The Decades,” from 1940-2000; Great Events from History, from ancient times to the present; and Milestone Documents in American History, a collection of primary source material.


Shorefront

African-American history on Chicago’s North Shore. Full-text of the only publication devoted to the history of Evanston’s African-American community. Also has a map of Evanston African-American historic sites.


Women’s Magazines Archive

Women’s Magazines Archive comprises the full backfiles of 14 leading women’s interest consumer magazines. Coverage ranges from the late-19th century through 2005 and permits the examination of the events, trends, and attitudes of this period.  Titles are scanned from cover to cover in high-resolution color.  Search for subjects, stories and even advertisements, or select a publication and date, and start browsing cover to cover.  Included in this resource are Better Homes and Gardens ; Chatelaine; Cosmopolitan; Essence; Good Housekeeping;  Harper’s Bazaar; Ladies’ Home Journal; Parents;  Redbook;  Seventeen;  Vogue;  WIN News;  Woman’s Day; WWD