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middle School study resources

Hi, I'm Maureen. Your library card gives you 24/7 access to a variety of extremely helpful databases. Below are a selection of useful tools for middle school students. Contact us at or call us at 630-232-0780 if you have questions.

access Science

More than 9,000 articles and research updates with citations

gale Virtual reference library

450+ research eBooks and thousands of articles for expert information you can count on

historical newspapers

Includes Chicago Tribune (1849-1992), Wall Street Journal (1889-1998), New York Times (1851-2012), Los Angeles Times (1881-1991), Washington Post (1877-1999)

issues & controversies

In-depth investigations of issues in business, politics, government, education and popular culture

primary search

Older students can access magazines, animal and general encyclopedias


Explore non-fiction texts, world newspapers, videos and more on almost every core-curriculum subject for grades 2 and up


High-engaging science digital resource for students in grades 4 through 9

u.s. major dailies

Includes Chicago Tribune, Wall Street Journal, Los Angeles Times, Christian Science Monitor, New York Times and Washington Post full text