Library Online Resources

The following databases are available outside the library. To access these resources, click on the NAME  and please enter your

14 digit Palos Park Public Library card bar-code number.




CultureGrams Insiders’ Perspectives on Daily Life and Culture. CultureGrams™ is a leading reference for concise and reliable cultural information on the countries of the world. With world events increasingly affecting our lives, it’s more important than ever to educate students about the world around them, and for college students and business people to stay up-to-date.


History Reference Center is a comprehensive full text history reference resource with access to reference books and encyclopedias with historical documents, biographies of historical figures, historical photos, maps, and historical video.


Literary Reference Center contains full text for plot summaries, articles of literary criticisms, author biographies and interviews, book reviews, classic and contemporary poems and short stories and more.


Novelist K-8 PLUS is a reader’s services tool for children in grades K-8 with access to book talks, lists of award/notable books, names of books or characters in a series, reading recommendations for specific ages and reading levels, the “grab and go” list, and a section on teaching with books.


Primary Search offers popular, elementary school magazines with Lexile numbers along with thousands of relevant photos, maps and flags.


Science Reference Center contains articles, images, and video from hundreds of science encyclopedias, reference books, and periodicals with topics ranging from biology, chemistry, earth and space science, environmental, health and medicine, mathematics, history of science, life science, physics, science and society, technology and wildlife. With 3,500+ interactive books, educational games, puzzles, and other learning activities,’s award-winning online curriculum is an invaluable resource for young learners (ages 2-6+). From Age of Learning, Inc.

Free for use in our library.


World Book Web is an interactive & dynamic online destination brings the popular print encyclopedia to life. Find articles, maps, biographies, timelines, current events, special reports, interactive activities for students, a Spanish-language encyclopedia, study skills, and more.


 Explora, you can search for articles, news and more using a single search box. Read Topic Overviews to gain the background information you need to start your research and search among 60,000 videos from the Associated Press, the world’s leading news agency!


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