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Literature Resource Center

altIn Gale's Literature Resource Center, full-text articles from scholarly journals and literary magazines are combined with critical essays, work and topic overviews, full-text works, biographies, and more to provide a wealth of information on authors, their works, and literary movements.  Researchers at all levels will find the information they need, with content covering all genres and disciplines, all time periods and all parts of the world.  


Chicago Consumers' Checkbook


Planning major or minor repairs to your house this summer and need to find someone to do the work?  Looking for a reliable Air Condtiioning contractor?  Need your basement waterproofed? For information about Chicago-area service providers, without the expense of subscribing to Angie's List, use your Evanston Public Library card to access Chicago Consumers' Checkbook, and find ratings, comments and advice on services from Accountants to Window Washers and everything in between.  (You can even find ratings on physicians, dentists, acupuncturists, and other health care practitioners.)  Do you want to rate a firm or leave your own comment?  You can do that, too.  Consumers’ CHECKBOOK/The Center for the Study of Services is an independent, nonprofit consumer organization founded in 1974 with the help of funding from the U.S. Office of Consumer Affairs.  Their purpose is to provide consumers information to help them get high quality services and products at the best possible prices.


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

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