Department of Libraries and Information Services


Chicago Public Schools 
ONLINE DATABASES AND WEB RESOURCES

ABC CLIO
Reference resources for social studies, history, geography, 
current events,
with teacher materials and links to textbooks. Includes essays, 
biographies,
maps, images, eBooks, primary documents, activities and more. 
Login using
4-digit school unit number for the Username and Password.
WORLD HISTORY - THE MODERN ERA

UNITED STATES GEOGRAPHY

SOCIAL STUDIES

AMERICAN HISTORY

AMERICAN GOVERNMENT

STATE OF ILLINOIS GEOGRAPHY

4000+ maps, current events materials, handouts, quizzes, games 
and lesson
plans. Login using the 4-digit school unit number for Username 
and maps 101
for the password.
MAPS 101

A fully integrated database for high school containing thousands 
of
curriculum-targeted primary documents, biographies, essays and 
critical
analyses, full-text coverage of over 1,000 magazines, 
newspapers, over 20,000
photographs and illustrations, and audio and video clips. 
Username: 4-digit
school unit number.
THOMSON GALE DATABASES

Access to all online databases available to Chicagoans. Must 
have Chicago
Public Library card and number
CHICAGO PUBLIC LIBRARIES

User Name:    steinmetz
Password:     brainpop
BRAIN POP!

Library of Congress: Free online resource for American history. 
Digital collection includes more than 8 million primary source 
materials, including 
Library of Congress