Encyclopedia of Chicago

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


Gale in Context: World History

Uncover information on hundreds of the most significant people, events, and topics in world history from a variety of sources.


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

Covering topics in U.S. and world history from the earliest civilizations through the 21st century, History Reference Center is a research database containing full-text journals, magazines, reference books and thousands of primary source documents.


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.


Women’s Magazine Archives

Examine the events, trends, and attitudes of the time while browsing over a dozen different women’s magazines in high-resolution color, dated from the late-19th century through 2005.Titles include: Cosmopolitan, Essence, Good Housekeeping, Harper’s, Parents and Seventeen, Vogue, Women’s Wear Daily.


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