Research & Reference: Encyclopedias

Subscription-Based Library Resources:

The following resources are available from GHPLD remotely or within the Library. A Library card is required.

World Book Online

Easy-to-read articles, multimedia, games, science projects, interactive tools, and activities for young readers. Also features reference content, a biography center, links to world newspapers, 21st century research guides, and much more.


Free Resources:

The following resources are recommendations that may be helpful to you. These resources are not created or controlled by GHPLD.

A.D.A.M. Medical Encyclopedia

Includes over 4,000 articles about diseases, tests, symptoms, injuries, and surgeries. It also contains an extensive library of medical photographs and illustrations.

Digital Public Library of America

The Digital Public Library of America brings together the riches of America’s libraries, archives, and museums, and makes them freely available to the world.

Encyclopedia of Chicago

A project of the Chicago History Museum, the Newberry Library, and Northwestern University, this online version of the award-winning print encyclopedia is a first stop for research into any topic on Chicago’s past.

Fact Monster

Access to more than 57,000 articles from Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. Search by keyword or browse by subject.