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Digital Resources

The following databases are provided by Chicago Public Schools for all students, teachers and administrators in the district. These databases which can be used both at school and at home are accessed with a special password login. Click here to access the eBook and database password document using your CPS credentials. (en EspaƱol). Charter Schools - Request a copy.

CPL

CPL

Provides subscriber access to over 30 databases for children and adults, including JuniorQuest Magazines; ProQuest Newspapers; SIRS Discoverer; Spanish-language databases; and WorldBook.

Encyclopedia of Chicago

Free, comprehensive reference source of Chicago history.

The History Makers

Free online source for African American biographies, history, timelines, events.

Chicago Collections Consortium

Chicago Collections Consortium

Chicago Collections' free, centralized, web-based search engine and record-finding tool on Chicago's history and culture. Users are able to locate or access over 100,000 maps, photos, and letters held at member institutions throughout the Chicago area.

PBS Learning Media

PBS Learning Media

The PBS Learning Media site will help you navigate your students through the various resources developed by PBS & WGBH Educational Foundation. Teachers can create their own learning pathways, complete with quizzes and storyboards.

Library of Congress

Library of Congress

Free online resource for American history. Digital collection includes more than 8 million primary source materials, including historic maps, documents, audio and video.

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