Online Homework Databases

Woodridge Public Library subscribes to a variety of online databases that are available to anyone in the Library. Many of them are also accessible by WPL cardholders from outside the library. Reference librarians are always available for assistance in the Library, on the telephone (630-964-7899), by fax (630-968-4126) or through e-mail at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Books & Reading

Accelerated Reader Books

BookFlix

A new online literacy resource that pairs classic video storybooks with related nonfiction eBooks. The engaging way to link fact and fiction, BookFlix reinforces early reading skills and provides an introduction to a world of knowledge and exploration.

NoveList Plus

An extensive database of fiction for adults, teens and children, offering subject access and full text reviews, Author Read-alikes, awards, theme oriented book lists, Book Discussion Guides, Book Talks, and Feature Articles for a wide range of reading interests.

NoveList K-8 Plus

A comprehensive reading resource for fiction and nonfiction for kids and teens! Includes award winners, recommended reads, book lists, newsletters and much more!

Something About the Author

Includes biographical profiles of authors and illustrators of books for children and teens from the over 200 volume print set. Author profiles include information about the individual's personal life, contact details, career highlights, complete bibliography, and works in progress. Samples of illustrations are also included.

TumbleBook Library

A collection of animated, talking picture books, puzzles and quizzes, as well as resources for teachers.

Encyclopedias

World Book Online

The online edition of the popular encyclopedia, suitable for all ages. Also includes an encyclopedia in Spanish. Includes all articles from the print set plus over hundreds more, and includes pictures, maps, sounds (including pronunciations), videos and animations, links to Web sites, the World Book Dictionary and daily updates in Behind the Headlines.

History & Social Studies

AtoZ The USA

Provides a wealth of information about each of the 50 states and 5 territories. Includes state, county and city information, maps, flags, photos, facts, and much more!

AtoZ World Culture

Provides information about 175 of the world's countries. Great for those school reports! Includes greetings, travel, gifts, religion, travel, superstition, women's lifestyles, time, holidays, stereotypes, lifecycles, and much more!

AtoZ Maps Online

The world's largest subscription-based database of proprietary, royalty-free world, continent, country, and state maps. Included in the map collection are: political maps, physical maps, outline maps, population maps, precipitation maps, climate maps, and other thematic maps. New maps are added to the collection every month.

CultureGrams

 

Offers country reports providing 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, recipe collection and flag gallery.

Grolier Online Passport

Includes seven encyclopedia databases: Encyclopedia America, Grolier Multimedia Encyclopedia, The New Book of Knowledge, La Nueva Enciclopedia Cumbre, America the Beautiful, Lands and Peoples, and The New Book of Popular Science.

Language Learning

Little Pim allows children to have fun learning several languages online, including Russian, German, Arabic, Chinese, Japanese, Italian, Hebrew, English, Spanish, and French.

Magazines & Newspapers

Collections

Kids InfoBits

Designed especially for students in kindergarten through grade five. Complete with an engaging, developmentally appropriate graphic interface, premier reference content and the best magazines for elementary students.

ProQuest Discovery

The Library's primary magazine, journal and newspaper database. Contains articles from over 2,500 publications, such as Time, BusinessWeek, the Chicago Tribune, the Daily Herald, the Chicago Sun-Times and the New York Times. Coverage dates for each title vary and articles from over 1,400 of the publications are available in full text.

ProQuest All-In-One Search

Use this interface to search the ProQuest Discovery, Chicago Tribune (1849-current), Daily Heradl (1997-current), New York Times (1851-current), USA Today (April 1, 1987-current) and Wall Street Journal (1984-current) databases at the same time.

Historical Newspapers

This interface - designed especially for students - allows researchers to easily search across our ProQuest historical database subscriptions.

Specific Titles

Chicago Tribune (1985-current)

Full text news articles pertaining to regional, national and international news.

Chicago Tribune (1849-1986)

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.

New York Times(1980-current)

Full text coverage of the U.S. newspaper of record. Offers superb coverage of national and international news, plus coverage of important speeches and documents, Supreme Court decisions and presidential press conference transcripts.

New York Times (1851-2004)

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

Maps

A to Z Maps Online

The worlds largest subscription-based database of proprietary, royalty-free world, continent, country, and state maps. Included in the map collection are: political maps, physical maps, outline maps, population maps, precipitation maps, climate maps, and other thematic maps. New maps are added to the collection every month. Enter your Woodridge Public Library barcode number when prompted to enter the site and view the collection of maps.

Science

Science Online

A complete reference database containing thousands of entries covering animal anatomy, anthropology and archaeology, astronomy, chemistry and biochemistry, biology and botany, computer science, earth science, environmental science, genetics, medicine, anatomy and physiology, marine science, physics and climatology.

Science In Context

Includes thousands of topic overviews, experiments, biographies, pictures and illustrations, as well as the latest scientific developments covered in articles from dozens of magazines and academic journals and links to websites. Covers curriculum-related science topics and offers teachers an easy-to-use tool to identify content directly correlated to state and national standards.

 

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