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Most databases are available remotely. Databases available only in the Library
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Research databases are arranged by subject or A-Z by title.
Adult Learning Center

(Learning Express Library)

Video courses to improve basic skills in reading, writing and math, prepare for the GED test, become a U.S. citizen or apply for a Green Card.

African-American History Online

Thousands of entries covering African-American history for the past 500 years.

American History Online

More than 500 years of political, military, social and cultural events.

American Indian History Online

Online access to more than 600 Native American groups and over 15,000 years of American Indian culture and history.

Ancient and Medieval History Online

World history from prehistory through the 1500s, with special topic centers on key civilizations and regions.

Biography in Context

Full text biographies from reference sources and articles from magazines.

Brainfuse • HelpNow

Interactive online tutoring for grades K-12, college intro and adult learners. Available 3-10 PM daily. Tambien en Espanol.

Chicago Tribune Archive

Useful for finding obituaries and news stories from 1849-1984.

College Center

(Learning Express Library)

College students can strengthen their academic skills, prepare for placement tests, and get ready for graduate school entrance exams (GMAT, GRE, LSAT, MAT, PCAT & CLEP).

College Prep Center

(Learning Express Library)

Study for college admission tests (ACT, SAT, AP, and PSAT/NMSQT), prepare a college admissions essay, and improve your academic skills before entering college.

CultureGrams States Edition

Explore the United States in colorful kid friendly reports.

CultureGrams World Edition

Experience the world through detailed cultural information on more than 200 countries.

Dictionary of Literary Biography Complete Online

Biographical and critical essays on the lives, works, and careers of the world's most influential literary figures from all eras and genres.

Driving Test Prep

Free online test prep for students preparing for their Illinois driving tests. Choose from several different permit tests. No library card number or personal information is needed. Use this resource to brush up on Illinois traffic laws. Practice tests, manuals and a FAQ section with detailed answers to 100+ DMV-related questions.


Search Business, Health, Student, or General indexes to over 1,700 publications including Consumer Reports and Harvard Business Review. (Library app available)

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.

Facts On File World News Digest since 1940 and a live news feed from Reuters® to answer questions about events, people, issues, facts, and figures of the last 60+ years.

Gale Virtual Reference Library

Search e-reference books on multiple topics. A Gale research database.

Grolier Multimedia

Offers quick access to general reference articles and media resources for a visually rich research experience. For middle school students and up.

Grolier Online

Includes encyclopedia databases: Grolier Multimedia Encyclopedia, The New Book of Knowledge, Amazing Animals of the World, and The New Book of Popular Science.

History Online

Contains sections for American, Ancient, Medieval and Modern World history with documents, articles, timelines, images, videos and maps.

Issues and Controversies

Up-to-date, in-depth and objective information on the most prominent and hotly debated issues of the day.

Learning Express Library

Reading, math and writing skills improvement for students of all ages. Exam preparation tutorials for: education (GED, AP, ACT, PSAT, SAT, GMAT, and GRE); professional licensing for EMT, LSAT, civil service, military, law enforcement, nursing and allied health care. Skills courses for job search, workplace and popular software courses including Microsoft Office. Includes iBT TOEFL preparation, courses and exams.

Literary Resources

Literary criticism, primary sources, full-text poems, short stories, speeches, plays, reviews, analysis, author biographies and overviews for world literature from all time periods in a single search. Includes LitFinder, Literature Resource Center, Literature Criticism Online, and Literary Index.


Stories, poems, plays, speeches and essays searchable by genre, subject, or author.

Available only in the Library. Learn business, software, technology and creative skills to achieve personal and professional goals with access to a video library of top-quality video courses taught by recognized industry experts. For teachers, students and professionals.


Self-paced web-based language learning for 71 languages and 19 ESL courses including Angielski dla polskich rozmówców (English for Polish Speakers), Inglés para hispanoparlantes (English for Spanish Speakers), and Mango Korean English (English for Korean Speakers). (Library app available)

Modern World History Online

Covers the broad expanse of world history from the mid-15th century to the present, featuring thousands of documents, articles, timelines, images, videos, and maps.

New Book of Popular Science

In depth science, health and technology research and news. Includes photos, maps and over 2200 biographies.

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.


Search The Chicago Sun Times, The Daily Herald, The Wall Street Journal,USA Today, and several other Midwest regional newspapers, as well as nationally known magazines and journals. (Library app available)

Reference Library

Search e-reference books on multiple topics. A Gale research database. (Library app available)

School Learning Center

(Learning Express Library)

Online resources to help students in elementary, middle, and high school prepare for important tests, get extra help with assignments, and boost their skills in math, reading, science and social studies.

SIRS Knowledge Source

Excellent database for student assignments on social, scientific, health, historic, economic, business, political, and global issues with graphics, charts, maps, and diagrams.

Student Edition INFOTRAC

Provides access to age-appropriate content from magazines, newspapers and reference books. Authoritative content that is updated daily.

Student Research Center

Student Research Center makes it easy to search by keyword or topic for the most useful search results that can be easily sorted by source type—magazines, reference books, photos, flags, and more. Grades 6-12

Student Resources in Context

An integrated media resource of curriculum-targeted primary documents, biographies, essays, background information, critical analyses, full-text of over 450 magazines and newspapers, with 20,000 photographs and illustrations, and many hours of audio and video clips.

Today's Science

Search for the latest scientific discoveries and fundamental scientific concepts in health, the environment, technology, life science, physical science, earth and space science, and more.

World Book Online Info Finder

Expansive reference resource based on the World Book Encyclopedia. Offering over 40,000 articles, science projects and a multimedia library. Grades 4-12.

World Book Online Reference Center

Encyclopedic, multimedia, e-book and primary source database integrated in a single search. Individual accounts let users create and save their work. Grade 7-adult.

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