Biography In Context

Meet someone new with Biography in Context Learn about people from all walks of life including athletes, entertainers, politicians, historical figures, authors and many others.

Britannica Library

Enhanced version of Encyclopedia Britannica with a world atlas, primary source documents, historical highlights and media updates.

Encyclopedia of Chicago

The electronic version of the Encyclopedia of Chicago covers Chicago and the surrounding metropolitan area. The encyclopedia is a work of the Newberry Library and the Chicago Historical Society.


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Gale eBooks - formerly Gale Virtual Reference Library (GVRL)

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