Research > Online Resources > History & Biography
- Annals of American History – Primary sources including speeches and eyewitness accounts of important historical events organized by timeline.
- Chicago History Museum Resources – Provides links to the museum’s online catalog and special historical project sites such as The History Files, which highlights the 9 most memorable events in Chicago history.
- DuPage County Historical Society – The DuPage County Historical Society promotes and preserves the history of DuPage County through publications, tours, lectures, and cooperative efforts with other DuPage County historical organizations.
- Encyclopedia of Chicago – Includes thousands of articles, photos and maps related to the history of Chicago’s industries, people, culture, sports, surrounding cities and towns, politics and more. This site is produced by a collaboration of the Chicago Historical Society, the Newberry Library, and Northwestern University.
- Gale Virtual Reference Library – Access to more than 380 electronic reference titles — eBooks — in health, medicine, science, art, history, business, biography and more. This online resource is available remotely, 24/7 to Warrenville Library cardholders. You will need your Warrenville library card number and 4-digit pin number to access the database.
- Historical Dates – With more than 175,000 pages of content to explore, visitors to pbs.org can delve further into the subjects they most enjoy—from news to history and the arts to science and technology.
- The History Channel – At The History Channel you will find historical information ranging from Great Speeches (in audio) to facts about This Day in History.
- Illinois History Resource Page – Illinois History Resource Page provides links to all aspects of Illinois history, government, geography, and culture for both adults and children.
- Library of Congress American Memory – American Memory provides free and open access through the Internet to written and spoken words, sound recordings, still and moving images, prints, maps, and sheet music that document the American experience. It is a digital record of American history and creativity.
- National Archives and Records Administration – The United States National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) is an independent agency of the United States federal government charged with preserving and documenting government and historical records. It also works to increase public access to those documents.
- National Women’s History Museum – Information on outstanding women in history.
- OmniFile formerly WilsonSelect Plus) – Full-text articles in science, humanities, education and business from US and international professional publications, academic journals, and trade magazines. This online resource is available remotely, 24/7 to Warrenville Library cardholders. You will need your Warrenville library card number and 4-digit pin number to access the database.
- SIRS Researcher – Full-text articles and Internet resources providing relevant information on social issues, science, history, government, the arts and humanities. This online resource is available remotely, 24/7 to Warrenville Library cardholders. You will need your Warrenville library card number and 4-digit pin number to access the database.
- Tax History Project – Public service initiative from Tax Analysts. Established in 1995, the Project provides scholars, policymakers, journalists, and the general public with information on the history of U.S. public finance.
- Warrenville Historical Society – This organization operates the Warrenville Historical Museum, which collects, preserves and displays objects and documents that illustrate Warrenville's history, and brings together individuals interested in that history.
- Biography.com – A general biographical source provided by the A&E Television Network.
- Biography Dictionary – A source of biographical information that anyone can edit.
- Biographical Directory of the United States Congress – A guide to Congress from the beginning of the Republic to the present day.
- Eric Weisstein’s World of Biography – A biographical source of historically significant individuals in science.
- Philosophers – Biographies of philosophers, provided by Stanford University.
- Union List of Artist Names (ULAN) – From the Getty Research Institute, profiles of notable artists.
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