Encyclopedia Databases at WPL

CultureGrams   [Available remotely]
The CultureGrams World Edition is a concise reference tool created by natives and long-time residents to give you an insider's perspective. Its information ranges from mile-high views of a nation, its society, and institutions to close-up views of communities, families, and individuals.

Encyclopedia Britannica   [Available remotely]
Encyclopedia Britannica Online offers the comprehensive and authoritative full text of the print volumes with added content (current magazines, recommended web content, multimedia, dictionary and thesaurus) with powerful finding tools, such as keyword search and browsable index, entry and subject links.

Grzimek's Student Animal Life Resource   [Available remotely]
Offers broad, comprehensive coverage of the animal kingdom, ranging from the simple -- sponges and corals -- to the complex -- mammals. Animals are grouped by major classifications: sponges; corals; jellyfishes; segmented worms; crustaceans and mollusks; insects; fishes; amphibians; reptiles; birds; and mammals. Library and remote access (with valid Wilmette/Kenilworth library card number).

Magill's Medical Guide   [Available remotely]
The online version of Magill's Medical Guide provides searchable and browsable access to the complete contents of the 4-volume print version.

Salem Press Encyclopedias   [Available remotely]
Encyclopedias covering Critical Survey of Poets, American Decades, Global Warming, The Solar System and Genetics.

World Almanac for Kids   [Available remotely]
Resources for homework, reports, and projects. Kids can explore grade-appropriate topics in a fun format while developing online research skills with a trusted source.

World Book Online Reference Center   [Available remotely]
The premier online reference source, containing every article from the 22-volume print set plus thousands more and also offers state-of-the art multimedia, editor-reviewed Web sites, access to additional libraries on U.S. History, Political Science and Law, Enciclopedia Estudiantil Hallazgos (World Book's intermediate Spanish-language encyclopedia), the online World Book Dictionary, and comprehensive sound clip, picture and illustration archives. (Library and remote access.)

World News Digest [Available Remotely]
For more than 75 years, World News Digest has been a go-to resource for context and background on key issues and events in the news, presenting more than eight decades of authoritative news summaries and background articles. Hundreds of news sources, governments, and organizations—including ABC News, CBS News, CNN, Fox News, NBC News, NPR, and the parliaments of Canada and Australia—rely on World News Digest for a broader view of the issues that matter today.



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