Homework Help Databases at WPL

Business Insights: Global   [Available remotely]
Research and analyze companies, industries, and economies around the world.

Children's Literature Database   [Available remotely]
Up-to-date access to the children's literature reviews including award winners. Advanced search functions help the user find appropriate children's literature.

CultureGrams   [Available remotely]
The CultureGrams World Edition is a concise reference tool created by natives and long-time residents to give you an insider's perspective. Its information ranges from mile-high views of a nation, its society, and institutions to close-up views of communities, families, and individuals.

Encyclopedia Britannica   [Available remotely]
Encyclopedia Britannica Online offers the comprehensive and authoritative full text of the print volumes with added content (current magazines, recommended web content, multimedia, dictionary and thesaurus) with powerful finding tools, such as keyword search and browsable index, entry and subject links.

Facts On File   [Available remotely]
The electronic version of a trusted library resource. Short, factual information about events in the news from 1940 through the present may be searched by keyword or date. Library and remote access (with valid Wilmette/Kenilworth library card number).

Facts on File: Issues and Controversies   [Available remotely]
Includes information needed for examining all sides of over 250 issues. Includes narrative discussions, charts, source documents, and contact lists. (From Facts On File) Library and remote access (with valid Wilmette library card number).

Facts on File: Today's Science   [Available remotely]
Compiled especially for students, Today's Science provides comprehensive keyword-searchable access to authoritative and up-to-date articles on science-related topics.

Facts On File: World News Digest   [Available remotely]
The electronic version of a trusted library resource. Short, factual information about events in the news from 1940 through the present may be searched by keyword or date. Library and remote access (with valid Wilmette/Kenilworth library card number).

FirstSearch (call Ref Desk for login)   [Available remotely]
Several databases of academic and general interest articles as well as the OCLC network of library holdings across the country. Includes Worldcat, ABI-Inform, ArticleFirst, ERIC, GPO, Medline and much more. Library and remote access (with valid Wilmette/Kenilworth library card number. Call the reference desk for login instructions).

Gale Courses   [Available remotely]
Gale Courses offers a wide range of highly interactive, instructor led courses that you can take entirely online. As a 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.

GreenFILE   [Available remotely]
A research database focusing on the relationship between human beings and the environment, with information on topics ranging from global warming to recycling to alternate fuel sources and beyond. Includes citations and full text articles.

Grzimek's Animal Life Encyclopedia   [Available remotely]
One of the most thorough reference works on animals ever published, Grzimek's Animal Life Encyclopedia offers articles about animals found everywhere on the globe, detailing their life cycles, predators, food systems, overall ecology and much more. Starting with the simplest life forms, the lower metazoans and lesser deuterostomes, in volume 1, the series progresses through the more complex classes of animals, culminating with the mammals in volumes 12�16. Volume 17 is a stand-alone cumulative index. Library and remote access (with valid Wilmette/Kenilworth library card number).

Infotrac Magazine Articles   [Available remotely]
Index to general interest magazines, reference books, maps, historical images, and newspaper articles. The full-text of many of the periodical articles is available online and may be printed out or emailed to another location. Library and remote access (with valid Wilmette/Kenilworth library card number).

Literary Sources (Gale Artemis)   [Available remotely]
This site searches for full text articles included in Literature Resource Center, LitFinder,Scribner Writers, Twaynes Authors, Contemporary, 19th Cent and 20 Cent Lit Crit,Drama Criticism, Poetry Criticism, Short Story Criticism, Childrens Literature Review, Something About The Author, Dictionary of Literary Biography, Classical & Medieval Lit Crit,Lit Crit from 1400-1800, and Shakespearean Lit Crit

Literature Resource Center   [Available remotely]
Full-text articles from scholarly journals and literary magazines are combined with critical essays, work and topic overviews, full-text works, biographies, and more to provide a wealth of information on authors, their works, and literary movements. Content covering all genres and disciplines, all time periods and all parts of the world. Library and remote access ( for Wilmette and Kenilworth residents with library card number).

Live Homework Help - Brainfuse   [Available remotely]
Provides real-time access to a live tutor, offering homework help in all academic categories. Features include live chat, a whiteboard for collaborative learning, and file-sharing. Available 7 days per week from 5:00 pm to 10:00 pm.

Lynda.com   [Available remotely]
Over 2,000 online video training modules covering topics ranging from digital literacy to professional development.

Mango Languages   [Available remotely]
Mango is an online language-learning system that teaches actual conversation skills for 36 different languages including English. 

MUZZY Language Learning   [Available remotely]
This award-winning, child-oriented language program features interactive language learning games and activities in eight languages: English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Mandarin Chinese, Portuguese, and Russian.

MUZZY Language Learning (within the library)   [Not available remotely]
This award-winning, child-oriented language program features interactive language learning games and activities in eight languages: English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Mandarin Chinese, Portuguese, and Russian.

New York Times (1980 to present)   [Available remotely]
Comprehensive digital, full text coverage back to 1980 including New York Times Book Review and Sunday Magazine. The NYT is considered the official U.S. newspaper of record because it publishes the complete text of important documents, speeches, and presidential press conferences.

New York Times Historical (1851-2003)   [Available remotely]
Offers full page and article images with searchable full text for 1851-2003. The collection includes digital reproductions providing access to every page from every available issue. Library and remote access (with valid Wilmette/Kenilworth library card number).

Oxford English Dictionary   [Available remotely]
The Oxford English Dictionary (OED) is widely regarded as the accepted authority on the English language. It is an unsurpassed guide to the meaning, history, and pronunciation of 600,000 words� past and present�from across the English-speaking world.

PebbleGo   [Available remotely]
An encyclopedia with audio options, especially for emergent readers

PebbleGo Next   [Available remotely]
Research especially for grades 3�5, focusing on American Indians, the 50 states, and science.

Readers Guide to Periodical Literature 1890-1982   [Available remotely]
Readers' Guide Retrospective is a database containing comprehensive indexing of the most popular general-interest periodicals published in the United States and reflects the history of 20th century America. Current coverage for this database includes the years 1890 through 1982.

Reference Books Online (Gale Virtual Ref Lib)   [Available remotely]
A one-stop resource providing federated access to encyclopedias and specialized reference tools for multidisciplinary research. Includes access to hundreds of general reference titles once available only within the library.

Salem Press Encyclopedias   [Available remotely]
Encyclopedias covering Critical Survey of Poets, American Decades, Global Warming, The Solar System and Genetics.

Wilmette Local History & Genealogy Resources   [Available remotely]
The Wilmette Public Library local history page contains links to photographs, books, letters, newspapers, obituary index, and oral histories about the village of Wilmette and New Trier Township in Cook County, Illinois, U.S.A.

World Almanac for Kids   [Available remotely]
Resources for homework, reports, and projects. Kids can explore grade-appropriate topics in a fun format while developing online research skills with a trusted source.

World Book Kids   [Available remotely]

World Book Online Reference Center   [Available remotely]
The premier online reference source, containing every article from the 22-volume print set plus thousands more and also offers state-of-the art multimedia, editor-reviewed Web sites, access to additional libraries on U.S. History, Political Science and Law, Enciclopedia Estudiantil Hallazgos (World Book's intermediate Spanish-language encyclopedia), the online World Book Dictionary, and comprehensive sound clip, picture and illustration archives. (Library and remote access.)

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