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Encyclopedia Britannica Spanish Reference Center


Encyclopedia Britannica Spanish Reference Center  le ofrece recursos de referencia en español en dos interfaces exclusivas — cada una con una enciclopedia adaptada a las necesidades del lector: Enciclopedia Moderna para los estudiantes de preparatoria y universidad y Britannica Escolar para estudiantes de primaria y secundaria.  

[This site offers resources in Spanish for all ages in two unique interfaces, each with its own comprehensive encyclopedia: Enciclopedia Moderna for high school and college students and Britannica Escolar for elementary and middle school students.]


Health & Wellness Resource Center


Health & Wellness Resource Center delivers up-to-date reference material as well as full-text magazines, journals, and pamphlets from a wide variety of authoritative medical sources. Find information about diseases and conditions, alternative medicine, and drugs and herbs. HWRC also provides a medical dictionary, directories of health organizations, and Health Assessment tools developed by Brigham & Women's Hospital.

Health & Wellness Resource Center has partnered with Healthology, an industry leader in providing health and medical video content and physician-authored articles. You can access the Healthology content from the Health Highlights area of the home page. In partnership with HealthDay, Health & Wellness Resource Center also brings you the latest reporting from Consumer Health News. You can view top headlines directly from the home page in a section called Topics in the News. 


Business Insights: Global


Business Insights: Global from Gale Cengage delivers comprehensive international business intelligence, compiled into a logical, useable context.
  • Detailed company and industry profiles including SWOT reports, market share reports, and financial reports from Thomson Reuters.
  • Thousands of company histories and industry essays from Gale's core business collection.
  • Case studies, scholarly journals, and business news for deep research coverage of global economies.
  • Plus thousands of interactive charts; interactive metrics from the World Bank; and country reports from the Economist Intelligence Unit and Dun & Bradstreet

Legal Forms - Illinois


Create accurate, reliable legal documents with no hassle or stress with Gale LegalForms - Illinois. These are officially approved forms actually used at a typical law firm. Many of the forms and documents are available in Word or Adobe format and can be edited and used with minor modifications to suit your needs by simply "filling in the blanks" with relevant and accurate information. Completed sample forms are also included.  You can draft specialized documents in many legal subject areas including bankruptcy, bill of sale, contracts, divorce, employment, incorporate, LLC, landlord/tenant, living wills, name change, power of attorney, real estate, taxes, and last will.

Also included is The Law Digest, with content that fully illuminates today’s leading cases, major statutes, legal terms and concepts; notable persons involved with the law; important documents; and more. Legal issues are fully discussed in easy-to-understand language, including such high-profile topics as the Americans with Disabilities Act, capital punishment, domestic violence, gay and lesbian rights, physician-assisted suicide and more.


Back to School Research Help

If you need resources for your school projects and papers, look to the Evanston Public Library's resources.


Kids InfoBits is a rich resource geared to elementary school students, covering topics from animals to movies to technology. You can even find experiments in some of the magazine articles you'll find here. 


Research in Context  is perfect for middle school students who need to explore magazines, journals, booksalt, news, and media using powerful search methods.  You can even create your own account to save your research.


Student Resources in Context  offers cross-curricular content aligned to Common Core altState Standards, providing support for papers, projects, and presentations for middle- and high-school students. 


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