Online Resources A-Z
Online access to nearly a million descriptions of archival collections owned by thousands of libraries, museums, historical societies and archives worldwide. ArchiveGrid is an important destination for searching for historical documents, personal papers and family histories held in archives.
The Catalog of Art Museum Images Online, or CAMIO, is a database of art images from around the world. Each entry has at least one high-resolution photograph of the work, and includes a description of the work by the museum that owns the piece. All information on the site is rights-cleared for education use, so teachers can use the images and descriptions without worry.
For succinct information on a variety of topics, use Encyclopedia Americana first. This resource contains 45,000 articles in every academic field and curriculum topic.
The Education Resources Information Center, or ERIC, sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education, is the most complete bibliography of educational materials available. This database of peer-reviewed journals and professional magazines is the perfect place for education students to start their research on a new subject.
Freading is a fun new way to download eBooks in EPUB or PDF format. Freading is a great resource for nonfiction and children’s books. Click here to view step-by-step directions for downloading eBooks using Freading.
Mango is an online language learning system that teaches English speakers real conversation skills for practical communication in 38 languages (from Arabic to Vietnamese). Through fun and engaging interactive lessons, Mango makes learning a new language fast, easy and incredibly effective. Those interested in learning English are taught in 15 languages.
Access 3,500 professional medical journals. This database covers all areas of medicine and includes journals from 1965 to the present.
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Designed for students in grades 3-5, The New Book of Knowledge is the first encyclopedia created just for young users. This online resource includes all the articles and maps of the printed version, plus weekly current events and other special features designed just for students.
This science, medicine and technology encyclopedia is designed for students in grades 3-5. In addition to encyclopedia articles, students can access science news, read biographies of famous scientists and try science experiments.
Enciclopedia en español para estudiantes y adultos.
Spanish language encyclopedia for high school students and adults.
Your Waukegan Public Library card is your ticket to a library that’s open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. The Library’s collection of best-selling and classic eBooks is growing every month, so you can recommend an eBook for purchase or sign up to be notified of the newest additions to our catalog. Click here to view step-by-step directions for downloading eBooks to your Kindle, EPUB eReader, smartphone or tablet.
This resource includes the World Almanac for Kids, the World Almanac of U.S. Politics and the World Almanac and Book of Facts, all in a searchable database.
Search a database of 37 million bibliographic records from libraries all over the world. Find obscure books, music recordings, manuscripts and more. If you find it inside the United States, bring your search to the Adult Reference Desk for a librarian to request the item for you.
Download eBooks and eAudiobooks
Your Waukegan Public Library card is your ticket to a library that’s open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Click here to see the Library’s collection of Overdrive eBooks. Click here to view step-by-step directions for downloading eBooks to your Kindle, EPUB eReader, smartphone or tablet.
Freading is a fun new way to download eBooks in EPUB or PDF format. Freading is a great resource for nonfiction and children’s books.
OneClickDigital is your portal to thousands of digital audiobooks (eAudiobooks) in English and some in Spanish. Check out the Getting Started Guide or step-by-step instructions for more information.
With Learning Express, you can take online practice tests for over 300 exams, including the GED, SAT, ACT and ASVAB. Users keep their own account, allowing for access to tests that have already been taken. This resource also includes tutorials and full explanations for answers. When creating an account for the first time, use your library barcode number as your username.