Points of View is designed to assist researchers in understanding the full scope of controversial subjects. High school and undergraduate students can use Points of View as a guide to debate, developing arguments, writing position papers, and for development of critical thinking skills. Each Points of View Essay includes a series of questions and additional material to generate further thought. Also included are thousands of supporting articles from the world’s top political and societal publications.
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Search more than 30 years of Illinois history with the Chicago Sun-Times Collection. Coverage from 1986 through today, including full-text, web-only content and full color image edition.
Access the Chicago Tribune -- current issues are full text and indexed, with comprehensive coverage back to 1985. Also includes Proquest Historical Newspapers: Chicago Tribune (1849-1986), which provides easily-searchable first-hand accounts and unparalleled coverage of the politics, society and events of the time.
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ConsumerReports.org features Ratings and recommendations on thousands of products and services in categories including appliances, cars, electronics and computers, home and garden, health and fitness, babies and kids, food, personal finance, and travel.
CultureGrams™ is the leading primary source reference for concise, reliable, and up-to-date cultural information on the countries of the world. It goes beyond mere facts and figures to deliver an insider's perspective on daily life and culture, including the history, customs, and lifestyles of the world's people.
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E-books incluyendo ficción y no ficción, y otros contenidos multimedia ofrecidos en español.
E-books including fiction and non-fiction, and other multimedia content offered in Spanish.
Browse a wide selection of non-fiction titles by choosing the "eBooks" link at the top of the landing page. Find their eBook Support Information here.
Fiction and Non-Fiction eBooks and Audio Books from Baker and Taylor. eRead Illinois is supported by the Illinois Secretary of State through the Illinois State Library. Titles can be found in the SWAN catalog and may be read on a tablet or smartphone. Find more information here.
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