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Research Resources

Biography and History

  • Chicago Tribune

    Chicago Tribune

    The Chicago Tribune (1985-Present) provides complete full-text content of local and regional news, including community events, schools, politics, government policies, cultural activities, local companies, state industries, and people in the community. Paid advertisements are excluded.

  • Chicago Tribune

    Chicago Tribune Historical Archives

    The Tribune Historical Archives includes 2.5 million obituaries and death notices from 1849-1992.Three million clippings for major events from the 1920's-1992. Entire front pages from 1900-1992.

  • Explora

    Explora (Contains Masterfile Premier)

    Search popular magazine articles, encyclopedias, subject specific works, primary source documents, and videos. Browse topic areas for research paper ideas. (User-friendly interface for content from MasterFile Complete. Business Source Complete, Legal Reference Research Center and Consumer Health Complete, plus videos from the Associated Press.)

  • Gale Virtual Reference Library

    Gale Virtual Reference Library

    Gale Virtual Reference Library is a database of encyclopedias and specialized reference sources for multidisciplinary research. These reference materials once were accessible only in the library, but now you can access them online from the library or remotely 24/7. 

  • Local History

    Local History (Evergreen Park)

    In May 2010, the Library was awarded a grant from the Illinois State Historical Records Advisory Board. With the grant, the Library was able to organize and digitize its local history collection and make selected items available online.