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Name Description Use At Home?

Chicago Sun Times

Chicago Sun Times

Coverage of the full-text paper from 1986 to Current.

Yes

Chicago Tribune, Historical Edition

ProQuest

Full page and article images with searchable full text back to the first issue in 1849 to 1990. This collection includes digital reproductions providing access to every page from every available issue.

Yes

Daily Herald

DailyHerald

Full-text coverage from 1995 to Current.

Yes

Illinois Newspapers

IllinoisNewspapers

Find information on topics related to business, education, government, health, politics and more from a variety of news media including newspapers, blogs, videos and web-only content including: the Beacon News (1997-Current), Chicago Sun-Times (1986-Current), Courier-News (1997-Current), Daily Herald (1995-Current), the Kane County Chronicle (7/9/04-Current), and the St. Charles Republican (01/18/09-Current).

Yes

Kane County Chronicle

KaneCountyChronicle

Full-text coverage beginning in July 2004 to Current.

Yes

Oxford Art Online

Oxford University Online

The access point for renowned Grove Art Online and other Oxford art reference resources, covering all aspect of visual arts from prehistory to the present day. Includes biographies of artists and select images of art.

Guided Tour

Yes

Sanborn Maps, Illinois

ProQuest

Sanborn maps are large-scale plans of a city or town from 1867-1970. The maps list street blocks and building numbers in use at the time the map was made and previous numbers.

Yes