Databases for Students

♦  Databases  ♦  Databases for Students  ♦  Newspapers 


The library subscribes to a wide range of databases that can help with assignments. Here you’ll find online encyclopedias, digital magazine and newspaper articles, as well as resources to help with biography projects, and country and state assignments.

Due to licensing restrictions, only Ela cardholders can access the library's databases from outside the library. Cardholders from other libraries can access the databases from within the Ela Library.

To access databases from outside the library you will need to enter the first eight digits of your Ela Area Public Library Card number. The number is located on your library card near the barcode.

Databases for Students

The following databases may be useful to students working on assignments. For a complete list of databases the library subscribes to please visit the Research page.

Biography in Context - a comprehensive database of biographical information about people throughout history.

Culture Grams - provides information about the world’s countries and peoples as well as each of the 50 states.

eLibraryPlus - full-text articles from newspapers, magazines, and transcripts from television and radio programs.

Encyclopedia Britannica - Kids contains thousands of entries on subjects around the world.

Enciclopedia Estudiantil Hallazgos en Línea - Una enciclopedia en línea de conocimientos generales.

Infobase - articles on a range of subjects including: history, ancient cultures, science and Native Americans.

SIRS Discoverer - a collection of full-text articles from resources especially selected for younger readers.

Something About the Author - information about your favorite authors directly from the book.

World Book Encyclopedia - includes encyclopedia entries, pictures, videos, student activities, and more. Now until further notice: Free access to all WorldBook resources without a library card. 

Newspapers - Historical News

Chicago Tribune Historical Index - articles and actual images of newspaper pages from 1890 to 1986.

Newspapers - Current Local News

Chicago Tribune - full-text of local and regional news from 1996 to the present.


Change Text Size

-A A +A