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America's Newspapers - Proquest Newsstand

Search and browse through hundreds of newspapers across the United States and in our area including the Wisconsin State Journal, the Evansille Courier & Press, the Washington Post, and hundreds more!

American History Online

Spans more than 500 years of political, military, social, and cultural history to cover the American experience.

Ancestry Library (NEW! Available for use remotely until further notice) *

Provides access to over a billion names in hundreds of databases, including records from the complete U.S. Federal Census (1790-1930); military records; court, land and probate records; vital and church records; directories; passenger lists and more.

Ancient and Medieval History Online

World history from prehistory through the 1500s, with special topic centers on key civilizations and regions.


Barron's (1988 - current)

A weekly publication for investors. Provides in-depth articles examining companies and industries to spotlight possible investment opportunities.

Biography in Context

Biography in Context is an engaging online experience for those seeking contextual information on the world's most influential people. It merges Gale's authoritative reference content (including Lives & Perspectives) with periodicals and multimedia organized into a user-friendly portal experience while also allowing users to search for people based on name, occupation, nationality, ethnicity, birth/death dates and places, or gender as well as keyword and full text.

Biography Virtual Reference Library

Find information from full-text biographical reference sources. Search through biography encyclopedias and other resources such as The Encyclopedia of World Biography, The Scribner Encyclopedia of American Lives, Newsmakers, and more.

Bloom's Literature

Examines great writers, important works, memorable characters, and influential movements and events in world literature.

Business Insights: Global

Gale Business Insights: Global combines an international perspective and sophisticated research tools with convenient access to a range of comprehensive learning materials. Designed to move researchers quickly to higher levels of understanding and application, Gale Business Insights: Global uses case studies, statistical data sources, news articles, academic journals and topical reference materials organized by country, company and industry to quickly engage users in the global business environment.


Chicago Tribune (1985 - current)

Full page and article images with searchable full-text back to the first issue. This collection includes digital reproductions providing access to every page from every available issue.

Chicago Tribune - Historical (1849-1985)

This historical newspaper provides genealogists, researchers and scholars with online, easily-searchable first-hand accounts and unparalleled coverage of the politics, society and events of the time.

Chilton Library

Automotive Repair Information for Do-It-Yourself (DIY) People. ChiltonLibrary provides exclusive photographs, diagnostics designed by instructors, step-by-step repair procedures, Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) maintenance schedules, wiring diagrams, recalls and Technical Service Bulletins (TSBs) for automobiles and light trucks in one easy-to-use web site. Since this library subscribes to ChiltonLibrary, you are now equipped with decades of data to maintain your vehicle. Just begin by choosing a vehicle at the left and a subject above.

Consumer Reports

The site is maintained by Consumers Union, an independent nonprofit organization that tests various products, reports on these tests, and rates products according to test results.

Contemporary Authors

Provides access to biographical details on thousands of modern novelists, poets, playwrights, nonfiction writers, journalists and scriptwriters. Includes current writers, as well as literary figures of the 20th century, and authors from around the world.

Crain's Chicago Business *

Offers daily Chicago-area business news, plus links to public records and hundreds of local and national business-oriented sites. Throughout the day, you will find news headlines generated using the combined resources of Crain's Chicago Business, WBBM-AM NewsRadio78 and Reuters Business News. In-library use only; ask a librarian to log you in for access to premium content.


Nurture your creative side with 1000+ video classes in painting, knitting, crafting, sewing, and more! Ela cardholders can set up their own individual account for free.

Culinary Arts Collection

The Culinary Arts collection includes major cooking and nutrition magazines, culinary journals and several Delmar Reference titles. Coverage includes thousands of searchable recipes, restaurant reviews, and industry information.


Country reports deliver an insider's perspective on daily life and culture, including the history, customs, and lifestyles of the world's people. Also, includes information about the 50 states, a photo gallery, famous people section, and recipe collection.


Daily Herald (1997-current)

Searchable full-text articles from one of the most prominent daily newspapers in the Chicago suburbs.

Daily Life Online (Includes Daily Life through History)

Information about domestic, economic, intellectual, material, political, recreational, and religious life for the ancient world, medieval world, 15th, 16th, 17th, 18th, & 19th centuries, and the modern world.

DemographicsNow Library Edition: Illinois

Provides highly sought after demographic data that allows business owners building marketing plans and others seeking to identify cultural patterns or sociological trends to easily collect and analyze that data. Demographic information includes income, housing, race, age, education, consumer expenditures and much more.



Provides students with access to hundreds of full-text magazines, newspapers, books, and transcripts--plus thousands of maps, pictures, web links, and audio/video files.


Encyclopedia Britannica

The Encyclopedia Britannica Online contains thousands of entries on subjects around the world. You can find dozens of helpful research tools including a video collection, timelines, world atlas, peer-reviewed articles, a Spanish-English dictionary, and much more!

*If you are accessing the encyclopedia outside the library, please click here and enter the first 8 digits of your library card number.

Encyclopedia Britannica (Remote Access)

*If you are accessing the encyclopedia outside the library, please use this link and enter the first 8 digits of your library card number.

The Encyclopedia Britannica Online contains thousands of entries on subjects around the world. You can find dozens of helpful research tools including a video collection, timelines, world atlas, peer-reviewed articles, a Spanish-English dictionary, and much more!


Journal articles and reports in education. Some articles are full-text.


View genealogical records from one of the largest genealogy organizations in the country. Creation of a free personal account is required. The Ela Library is a FamilySearch Affiliate. Some content is only available inside the Library.

Ferguson's Career Guidance Center

This critically acclaimed database features authoritative and comprehensive career information on over 3,300 jobs, resume and cover letter samples, interviewing advice and tips, and resources college planning, scholarships, and financial aid.

Financial Times Digital Subscription *

Receive premium digital access to the Financial Times online. Also included are current and archived issues of the ePaper, a replica of the printed newspaper. In-library access only; please ask at the Reference Desk to log in.


Flipster Allows you to read digital magazines on your computer or mobile device. Current available titles: Consumer Reports, People, Entertainment Weekly, Real Simple, and Bloomberg Businessweek.


In partnership with The National Archives and Records Administration, the Pennsylvania Archives, FamilySearch, the Allen County Public Library, the Center for Research Libraries, and local archives in Goffstown, NH, South Boston, VA, Harris County, TX and others, this online resource provides a wealth of searchable original documents for genealogists. It is also a social networking site where genealogists can come together to share their discoveries and insights.


Gale Courses

Gale Courses offers a wide range of highly interactive, instructor led courses that you can take entirely online.   As a Ela Area Public Library card holder in good standing, you are entitled to these courses at no cost. Courses run for six weeks and new sessions begin every month.

Gale eBooks (formerly Gale Virtual Reference Library)

Keyword searchable encyclopedias and reference books related to the arts, biographies, business, education, environment, general reference, history, information and publishing, law, literature, medicine, multicultural studies, nation and world, religion, science, and social science. These titles are online versions of the same Gale print reference resources found in many library reference collections.

Gardening, Landscape, and Horticulture Collection

Gardening, Landscape, and Horticulture Collection provides access to academic journals and magazines focused on both the practical aspects as well as the scientific theory of horticulture studies. The database offers biotechnologists, farmers, hobbyists, and landscape architects alike access to important content relevant to their pursuits.

General One File

Provides access to a wide variety of hundreds of general interest and business magazines and periodicals, including Knight-Ridder/Tribune News Service newspaper articles, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Christian Science Monitor, Children's magazines, and reference books. A one-stop source for news and periodical articles on a wide range of topics: business, computers, current events, economics, education, environmental issues, health care, hobbies, humanities, law, literature and art, politics, science, social science, sports, technology, and many general interest topics. Millions of full-text articles, many with images. Updated daily.

Glassdoor is a career and workplace community where anyone can find and anonymously share salary details about specific jobs for specific employers or company and interview reviews describing life on the inside of an employer. Information comes from the people who know these companies best - either the employees who work there or the candidates who have interviewed there.

Global Issues In Context

Global Issues in Context offers international viewpoints on a broad spectrum of global issues, topics, and current events. Featured are hundreds of continuously updated issue and country portals that bring together a variety of specially selected, highly relevant sources for analysis of social, political, military, economic, environmental, health, and cultural issues. Each of these gateway pages includes an overview, unique "perspectives" articles written by local experts, reference, periodical, primary source and statistical information. Rich multimedia - including podcasts, video, and interactive graphs - enhance each portal. Use Browse Issues and Topics, Country Finder, Basic Search or Advanced Search to explore the database.


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