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Primary sources including speeches and eyewitness accounts of important historical events organized by timeline.

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Student version of the encyclopedia, with supplemental materials and research guides.

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The Encyclopaedia Britannica enhanced with research tools, history highlights, and current news.

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The Encyclopaedia Britannica enhanced with research tools, history highlights, and current news.

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Full-text, in-depth encyclopedia for older students, from Grolier Online.

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  • This database changes its interface based on whether you are a elementary, middle school, high school, adult, or librarian.
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Articles, maps, and special features from the Chicago History Museum, Newberry Library, and Northwestern University.

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  • The Great Chicago Fire of 1871 destroyed 18,000 structures in the city.  However, within one year most visible evidence of the disaster was gone.
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Quick reference resources, including Research Starters, timelines, and quizzes and games, designed for middle school students

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You can learn about notable birthdays, holidays, and other days of note using the Event Planner feature.

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Student-focused encyclopedia with news, science projects, games, and more.

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  • Get to know more about Egypt with a word search in the Lands and Peoples Game Zone.
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Multimedia resources and tools for all ages, including a Biography Center, an Interactive Earth feature, science project resources, research guides, and citation help.

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  • World Book Info Finder research tools include Citation Builder, How to Do Research guides, and a personalized My Research account.
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The World Book Encyclopedia enhanced with learning resources designed for elementary school students.

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  • Learning activities and worksheets can be printed out for further practice.
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The World Book Encyclopedia, plus current news articles, primary source material, and a Spanish language encyclopedia.

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  • World Book has research guides that help you compile the data and information you need for your project.
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