A to Z World Food

A to Z World Food is a food culture and traditional recipes database covering 174 countries. Features include recipes, food glossaries, food history timelines and thousands of photos.



American Periodicals from the Center for Research Libraries

American Periodicals, from the Center for Research Libraries, comes to the Evanston Public Library through a generous donation by the Malkinson Family.  American Periodicals contains digitized, full text copies of 387 publications spanning the 19th century through the dawn of the 20th century. The collection contains special interest and general magazines, labor and trade publications, scientific and literary journals, and photographic periodicals, as well as other historically significant titles. Key titles include: American Annual of Photography; The Craftsman; Electrical Age; Hampton’s Magazine;The Labor Journal; Popular Science; Woman’s Protest Against Woman Suffrage; and many more.

Because the database contains digitized images of periodical pages, researchers can see all of the original typography, drawings, graphic elements, and article layouts exactly as they were originally published.  For more information, or for help using  American Periodicals, please call the Reference Desk at 847-448-8630, or use the online chat whenever the library is open.


Ancestry.com

Search U.S. Census records from 1790-1930; Evanston city directories from 1890-93; immigration records; birth, marriage, and death records; and old telephone directories from around the country. Only available in the library.


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.


BookFlix

Scholastic BookFlix is a new online literacy resource that pairs classic video storybooks from Weston Woods with related nonfiction eBooks from Scholastic to build a love of reading and learning.


Britannica Image Quest

Almost three million images from top international collection, rights-cleared for educational use.


Charity Navigator

Charity Navigator helps charitable givers make intelligent giving decisions by providing information on over thirty-four hundred charities and by evaluating the financial health of each . Includes article and blog on wise and effective charitable giving.


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.


Chicago Defender

Contains the full text of the Defender from 1989 to the present.


Chicago Defender Historical Archives

The Evanston Public Library is pleased to announce a new online history resource aimed at expanding the public’s knowledge of local and African American history. The Chicago Defender, one of the most respected and well–known black news sources, chronicles decades of events and stories relevant to Chicago and Evanston’s African American community. Now, Evanston residents have direct access to the early and mid-century Chicago Defender issues online.

The complete full text of this legendary paper, from 1910-1975, including every obituary, photo, advertisement and article, is available to any Evanston resident with a library card.
For any questions, please email hnorborg@cityofevanston.org or call the Reference Desk at 847-448-8630.





Consumer Reports Online

The Evanston Public Library now brings you Consumer Reports Online, in addition to thousands of ratings of consumer products, you can find expert reviews and buying advice; product comparisons and video clips, and even user reviews. New and used car ratings and recommendations are also here.  Information is updated frequently, and quick recommendations are provided on most products.  Search for information about specific products and brands, or browse through the site for valuable information on all kinds of consumer goods.


ConsumerSearch

Get expert product reviews free from Consumer Reports, PC Magazine, and dozens of other sources. Product categories include electronics, sports, office, kitchen, health and beauty, cars, and baby products.




DigitalLearn
 If you are new to computers, haven’t used them for a while, are a little unsure and uncomfortable, or just need a bit of a refresher, digitallearn.org has the tools to help you tackle technology at your own pace and gain the confidence you need to succeed.



Encyclopedia Britannica Online

Encyclopedia Britannica online gives you three sites in one: Children; Young Adults; and the Reference Center for older students and adults. Choose the age-appropriate level that works best for you or your school age children, and conduct research, complete homework assignments, and work on special projects.  You can even store your research in your own personal “My Britannica” account. Use Britannica at home or in the library, and on any device—PC, laptop, tablet, or smart phone.  And to add colorful, sharp photos to your term paper or project, look no further than Britannica’s Image Quest.  From the aardvark to the zebra, from the abacus to the zither, you’ll find an image here.

You can also search the Spanish-language version of Encyclopedia Britannica created just for students, Britannica Escolar.


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.]


Encyclopedia of Chicago

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


Evanston City Directories

Evanston City Directories are located in the Evanstoniana Room in the Reference Department, 3rd floor. These directories list names of residents alphabetically with occupation and names of family members living at the address. Businesses are listed alphabetically and by type of business. Most have reverse listings by street name and number.


Evanston History Center Historic Newspaper Collection, 1872-1922

The Evanston History Center Historic Newspaper Collection consists of digitized and edited images from the microfilm collection of Evanston newspapers at EHC. The images span the dates 1872-1922 and are from three separate newspapers published during those years: the Evanston Index (June 6, 1872 to December 19, 1914), the Evanston Daily News (April 1, 1912 to December 31, 1914), and the Evanston News-Index (January 1, 1915 to December 30, 1922). Though the EHC newspaper collection includes later images (both in hard copy and microfilm) only issues from before 1923 were digitized to avoid any copyright restrictions.

This digitization project was completed during the summers of 2015-2017 by graduate students of Northwestern University (NU) and was sponsored by the Chabraja Center for Historical Studies at NU. Project collaborators were: the Evanston History Center, the Northwestern Library, and the History Department at Northwestern. Substantial technical assistance was provided by the NU library and its staff, with special thanks to Peter Burtch and Josh Honn. NU graduate students who managed the project’s work were Sam Kling (who initiated the project), Bonnie Ernst, and Beth Healey. Users should be aware that a test showed that the search capability of the images is only 40-45% due to the condition of the original newspapers (when microfilmed) and the condition of the microfilm images


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.


Family Search

The largest collection of free family history, family tree and genealogy records in the world. From the Church of Latter Day Saints Family history Library.


FirstSearch

Gateway to several periodical databases and library catalogs, including OCLC’s WorldCat catalog of library holdings nationwide.





Gale Business: DemographicsNow

Gale Business: DemographicsNow connects users with a wealth of highly detailed demographic data on more than 24 million U.S. businesses and 206 million consumers


Gale Business: Entrepreneurship

Gale Business: Entrepreneurship is a comprehensive database that covers all aspects of starting and operating a business.


Gale Business: Plan Builder

Gale Business: Plan Builder is a step-by-step online planning tool for starting, managing and optimizing a business or nonprofit.


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 Science in Context

Science In Context is a Gale database with hundreds of today’s most significant science topics, showcasing how scientific disciplines relate to real-world issues.


Gale Student Resources in Context

Student Resources In Context is a Gale database that provides students with cross-curricular and authoritative content to empower development critical thinking …


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.


General OneFile

A broad collection of news articles, magazines, books, academic journals, images and video that support general interest research and exploration.




HeritageQuest Online

Includes family histories, genealogical serials, local histories, the U.S. Federal Census, 1790-1930, and primary sources in full images.



Illinois Legal Aid Online (ILAO)

Evanston Public Library partners with Illinois Legal Aid Online (ILAO) as a Legal Self-Help Center. A legal self-help center is a place where you can learn about the law, your legal rights, and how to go to court.


Illinois Periodicals Online

Searchable full-text of Illinois Issues, Illinois History, Illinois Municipal Review, Illinois Parks and Recreation, and other magazines published by the State of Illinois.



Kanopy

Kanopy makes available more than 30,000 of the world’s best films to stream on computers, tablets, and other mobile devices. EPL Library card holders can sign up to start streaming films instantly at Kanopy.com. Library users can stream three films per library card per month. Each movie is available for 72 hours (3 days).


Kids Infobits

Gale’s Kids InfoBits provides authoritative, curriculum-aligned, age-appropriate digital content that covers a broad range of educational topics.


Learning Express Library

Practice tests for real estate, elementary-high school skills practice, citizenship exams, and SAT, ACT, LSAT, MCAT, GED, TOEFL, ASVAB, etc.


Legal Forms-IL

Gale Legal Forms offers a wide selection of essential state-specific (and multi-state) legal forms that may be customized for the most common legal procedures.


Literature Criticism Online

Full text of the Gale 19th Century, 20th Century and Contemporary Literary Criticism volumes. Thousands of essays and commentaries on contemporary and classic literature.



Mango Languages

Are you planning a trip abroad?  Will you need to learn some key phrases in a new language?  Do you need to brush up in a language you’ve already studied?  Mango Languages can help.  Mango’s conversational approach teaches practical, relevant content focused on four key areas of language learning: vocabulary, grammar, pronunciation and culture.  Choose from more than 50 languages and get started today. You can even download the Mango app to your iPhone, iPad or Android mobile device.

Mango also provides several full-length feature films to help you immerse yourself in a new language.  Use your Evanston Public Library card to access Mango from home, or on the go.  Call the Reference Desk for help, or for more information, at 847-448-8630.


Mergent Archives

Mergent Archives contains the full, digitized text of Moody’s Manuals, dating back to 1909.  Research is simplified through extensive screening options and linked tables of contents for every manual, allowing you to go right to the information that matters to you.  The Archives also contain annual reports dating back to 1925, and stock analyst  reports provided by Ford Equity Research.


Mergent Intellect

Mergent Intellect is a database providing basic company facts on over 20 million North American companies and over 70 million global companies, including company locations; estimated sales and number of employees; industry analysis; Dun & Bradstreet data including D-U-N-S identifier numbers, credit ratings, and corporate “family tree” details; and executive contacts and biographies.


Morningstar Investment Research Center

Everyone is familiar with Morningstar’s expertise in analyzing mutual funds.  But the Morningstar Investment Research Center provides much more than mutual fund information.  You can find analysis of stocks, ETFs, and the markets in general, including market indexes, market sectors, and specific industries.  You can also access all four of Morningstar’s most popular newsletters: Morningstar DividendInvestor; Morningstar FundInvestor; Morningstar StockInvestor; and Morningstar ETFInvestor.  Back issues are available for one year.

In addition to Morningstar’s powerful stock, mutual fund, and ETF screening tools, you can also use the Portfolio tools to learn about asset allocation and goal-based investing, or to assess the amount of risk in your current investment portfolio.

[Licensing considerations dictate a limited number of simultaneous users of this product.  If you cannot access Morningstar Investment Research Center immediately, please try again later. ]


MyHeritage

Learn more about your family history and genealogy by searching through more than 4.2 billion records.



MyMediaMall

Download ebooks and eaudiobooks to your computer, phone or MP3 player.  Name changed to Digital Library of Illinois on July 1, 2019.


New York Times (1980- )

Read the full text (minus photos and illustrations) of today’s New York Times, or browse issues back to 1980.


New York Times Historical (1851-2002)

Select New York Times from the “Publications” drop-down box to search and print the complete text and images from the American newspaper of record from 1851-2002.


Novelist

Reviews, reading guides and reading lists for all interests, covering fiction and nonfiction titles.


Novelist K-8 Plus

Novelist K-8 Plus allows you to discover fiction and nonfiction titles that are popular with young readers.


Pressbooks Public

Interested in getting your novel, memoir, poetry collection, children’s book and more in eBook and print-ready formats? Pressbooks Public is an easy-to-use online tool that allows you to create professional quality versions of your book in ePUB, MOBI, PDF and more—all through your library.  (It is best to set up a BiblioBoard account before accessing Pressbooks)


ProQuest Global Newsstream

Offers over 800 titles, local, regional, national and international. Included are the full text of the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Chicago Tribune, Boston Globe, and LA Times, These national titles are highly regarded and cover the nation’s news daily.
ProQuest Newsstand also has full text coverage of the Chicago Defender, Crain’s Chicago Business, and La Raza.



Reference USA

ReferenceUSA is an electronic resource that is useful for finding businesses by name, address, city, state, phone number, or type of business. You can also find 120 million residential listings here.  Who can benefit by using ReferenceUSA? Job seekers looking for companies and contact names; salespeople looking for leads or conducting market research; entrepreneurs searching for business opportunities or suppliers; consumers locating out-of-town companies; vacationers finding motels, restaurants and attractions in other cities; and anyone looking for residential or commercial telephone numbers and addresses, will all find information here. Video tutorials and webinars are available from the ReferenceUSA Learning Center.

ReferenceUSA is available from home to Evanston library cardholders, and is available to anyone visiting the library in person.


Salem Health Resources

Complete text of the Salem press encyclopedias, Genetics and Psychology and Mental Health.


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.



Salem Press Science

Complete text of Salem’s Encyclopedia of Global Resources and Encyclopedia of Global Warming.


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.


Statistical Abstract of the United States

The ProQuest Statistical Abstract of the United States is the authoritative and comprehensive summary of statistics on the social, political, and economic conditions of the United States.


The Foundation Center

An extensive site with an index to philanthropic literature, basic information for over 50,000 foundations, and links to the home pages of over 900 foundations.


TumbleBooks

TumbleBooks is an online tool for reading where kids can listen to books, read along, and play games.


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