Search the Catalog:
Select a database by a subject category listed below,
then enter your Glenview Library card number as prompted.
Most databases are available remotely. Databases available only in the Library
are noted in red.
Research databases are arranged by subject or A-Z by title.
Ancestry Library Edition

Available only in the Library. Genealogy and local history research with digitized images of the U.S. Census from 1790 forward.

Biography in Context

Full text biographies from reference sources and articles from magazines.

Chicago Sun Times

Full text articles from 1986 to present.

Chicago Tribune

Full text articles from 1985 to present.

Chicago Tribune Archive

Historical news stories from 1849-1984.

Daily Herald

Full text newspaper articles from 1995 to current.

E-Journal Index

A research tool for finding full-text electronic publications (magazines, journals, newspapers) available through Glenview Public Library’s databases. Search by title, keyword or browse by subject heading.

Genealogy Bank

Search historical newspapers 1690 to 1922, historical books and pamphlets published in the United States before 1900, historical documents 1789 to 1994 (military records, casualty lists, Revolutionary and Civil War pension requests and more), the Social Security Death Index 1937 to 2011.

Glenview Announcements

Full text newspaper articles from 9-28-1995 to current.

Glenview Obituary Index

Index of obituaries in local sources.

Heritage Quest

Trace your family history and American culture.

New York Times

Full text newspaper articles from 1985 to current.

Newsbank: Illinois News Sources

Electronic editions of the Chicago Sun-Times, Daily Herald, Glenview Announcements and other local news magazines and sources.


Newspaper articles from the Los Angeles Times, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, The Boston Globe, The Guardian, The Christian Science Monitor, and The Washington Post, The Baltimore Sun, Orlando Sentinel, the Advocate and many more. A Proquest research database.

Obituaries & Death Notices

Newspaper obituaries and death notices for the United States; search by name, date range, or text within the obituary.

Reference USA

Contains detailed information for US businesses and residences, physicians and dentists, and Canadian businesses and residences.

Please email the Reference Services Staff
call 847-729-7500 x 7700, or visit the Reference Desk for database assistance.