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National Geographic Magazine Archive

The National Geographic Magazine Archive provides full-text searching of every article of the world’s most recognized magazine from its first publication in 1888. This comprehensive archive is an essential tool for researchers of all ages.

New World Encyclopedia

This encyclopedia from Funk & Wagnalls contains over 25,000 entries is a good general resource covering an array of topics.

New York Times

Each issue of every newspaper back to 1980 is indexed thoroughly, providing not only top news stories but also detailed information on the arts, sports, business, and popular culture. Even such items as editorials, editorial cartoons, obituaries, and letters to the editor from well-known people are indexed. For each article cited in the database, an abstract of up to 75 words helps the researcher know if the complete text will meet his or her needs.

New York Times Historical

This historical newspaper provides genealogists, researchers and scholars with online, easily-searchable first-hand accounts and unparalleled coverage of the politics, society and events of the time. The Historical New York Times with Index (1851-1993) provides search capability using subject terms and topics for focused and targeted results in combination with searchable full text, full page, and article-level images from the Historical New York Times (1851-2007)

Niles Bugle

Coverage: 1957-2007.

Niles Herald-Spectator

Coverage: 2008-2012.

Niles Public Library District Catalog

The Niles Public Library District Catalog is where you can check to see if we own something and if it is currently available. If it's not, you can place a hold on it and pick it up at the Library when it's ready. It is also the catalog for our computer consortium, including 23 other suburban libraries.


This fiction database will help you find author Read-alikes, book discussion guides, complete series lists, reviews and other invaluable information for over 120,000 titles.

Novelist K-8

NoveList K-8 Plus allows you to discover the fiction titles that are popular with young readers as well as titles to use in your classroom. NoveList K-8 Plus contains materials for all K-8 grade levels and includes picture books, children's "chapter" books and young adult titles. The NoveList Learning Center provides a complete introduction to the product and shows you how to use NoveList to meet the reading needs of your students.