Research > Online Resources > History & Biography


  • Chicago History Museum Resources – Provides links to the museum’s online catalog and special historical project sites such as The History Files, which highlights the 9 most memorable events in Chicago history.
  • 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.
  • DuPage County Historical Society – The DuPage County Historical Society promotes and preserves the history of DuPage County through publications, tours, lectures, and cooperative efforts with other DuPage County historical organizations.
  • Encyclopedia of Chicago – Includes thousands of articles, photos and maps related to the history of Chicago’s industries, people, culture, sports, surrounding cities and towns, politics and more. This site is produced by a collaboration of the Chicago Historical Society, the Newberry Library, and Northwestern University.
  • The History ChannelAt The History Channel you will find historical information ranging from Great Speeches (in audio) to facts about This Day in History.
  • Illinois State Historical Society – Illinois State Historical Society provides links to all aspects of Illinois history, government, geography, and culture for both adults and children.
  • Library of Congress American Memory – American Memory provides free and open access through the Internet to written and spoken words, sound recordings, still and moving images, prints, maps, and sheet music that document the American experience. It is a digital record of American history and creativity.
  • National Archives and Records Administration – The United States National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) is an independent agency of the United States federal government charged with preserving and documenting government and historical records. It also works to increase public access to those documents.
  • National Women’s History Museum – Information on outstanding women in history.
  • OmniFile (formerly WilsonSelect Plus) – Full-text articles in science, humanities, education and business from US and international professional publications, academic journals, and trade magazines. This database is available remotely with your Warrenville Library card number and 4 digit PIN.
  • SIRS Researcher – Full-text articles and Internet resources providing relevant information on social issues, science, history, government, the arts and humanities. This database is available remotely with your Warrenville Library card number and 4 digit PIN.
  • Tax History Project – Public service initiative from Tax Analysts. Established in 1995, the Project provides scholars, policymakers, journalists, and the general public with information on the history of U.S. public finance.
  • Warrenville Historical Society – This organization operates the Warrenville Historical Museum, which collects, preserves and displays objects and documents that illustrate Warrenville's history, and brings together individuals interested in that history.



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