Encyclopedia of Chicago

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

Evanston Review

This has been Evanston’s principal weekly newspaper since 1925. Full-text access to digital archive, 1925 to present with downloadable page images displayed from 1925 to 2009. Print and microfilm archives also available on 2nd floor of the Main Library.

Explora for High School Students

Look up topic overviews, magazine and academic journal articles, facts and primary sources for research papers, class projects or homework. Get information from trustworthy sources that you can cite in your papers. Designed with students and educators in mind.


Find articles and worldwide library holdings of books through WorldCat.

Foundation Directory by Candid

Foundation Directory Online is a database of grant information. Nonprofits and individuals seeking funding, scholarships, or fellowships can access Foundation Directory to find and connect with funders.

They are available for unlimited use only within the Main library at every Internet workstation and over the Wi-Fi network on a user’s personal device.

Gale Directory Library

Search across multiple directories simultaneously. Titles include Gale Directory of Early Stage Investment, Gale Directory of Publications and Broadcast Media, and Encyclopedia of Governmental Advisory Organizations, and many more.

Gale Power Search

Gale offers a variety of resources for education, lifelong learning, and academic research that includes peer-reviewed articles; full-text magazines, newspapers eBooks, and primary source documents.

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.

GuideStar: The National Database of Nonprofit Organizations

GuideStar includes information about U.S. nonprofits (including foundations) taken primarily from organization tax returns. Some foundations include links to their most recent tax return, where they are required by law to list grant recipients and the amount of funding given.

Translate »