Explora

Looking for a research paper topic? Explora For Kids is an easy-to-use database perfect for students! Whether you are looking to find a research topic or just answering burning questions about science, nature, art, or people. All you need is a library card to access this great resource from anywhere. A simple-to-use search gives students…
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Chicago Before the Inferno

It used to be difficult to research Chicago/Cook County ancestors if you weren’t actually in Chicago (and it wasn’t that much easier if you were in Chicago).  Now, however, Ancestry Library Edition (Ancestry LE) provides you with access to more than 15 million records of Chicago/Cook County ancestors. That total includes the following record collections…
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Library of Congress 50,000 Bibliographic Sources

This record collection in Ancestry Library Edition (Ancestry LE) consists of a list of genealogical publications and local history titles in the Library of Congress that have been cataloged since 1969. Virtually all recent U.S. local histories and many family histories are referenced in this record collection. In addition, Ancestry has included references to some…
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The Red Baron

April marks the death of Manfred von Richthofen, more commonly known as Baron von Richthofen or the Red Baron. Manfred was a German fighter pilot born May 1892. He served in World War I first in the cavalry, before joining the air reconnaissance, and finally trained as a fighter pilot. While having some early success…
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17th Century Scientific Illustration and Lister’s Gifted Daughters

An exceptional early natural science title we’ve recently delved into is Martin Lister’s Historiae Conchyloriorum. An English physician, Lister (1639–1712) is best remembered as one of the world’s first experts in spiders, insects, fossils, and shells. Historiae Conchyloriorum, his masterwork printed over several years (1685-1692), is considered the first systematized publication on shells. What makes…
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Plastic Pollution

Plastics are cheap and long lasting. They take a long time to decompose, if ever. Discover ways to make the environment free from plastic with these titles from our digital collections Review provided by Hoopla. Plastic built the modern world. Where would we be without bike helmets, baggies, toothbrushes, and pacemakers? But a century into…
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