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Champaign County Archives at the Urbana Free library

The Champaign County Historical Archives has a diverse array of resources to aid in research on local history and genealogy. They range from databases that provide access to genealogical resources worldwide to unique collections that document local life from the 1830s to the present day.


Use this database to access Novelist (reader's advisory), ERIC database for educators and professional development for teachers.

Gale Literary Index

Find up-to-date biographies, overviews, full-text criticisms, audio interviews, and review ...

Global Issues

International academic perspectives on global issues

High School

An engaging student experience merges magazines, news, multimedia and more.

Literature Resource Center

Biography, criticism, and overviews on writers and specific works in all disciplines

New York Public Library Digital Collections

This site is a living database with new materials added every day, featuring prints, photographs, maps, manuscripts, streaming video, and more.

Occupational Outlook Handbook

This resource is the best place to research careers including information on salaries, education requirements and job outlook.

Opposing Viewpoints

Continuously updated information and opinions cover hot issues.


Academic articles, videos, experiments, and more

The New York Times

Create an account using your u4sd email and password. Enjoy free access to New York Times articles!

World Book Online

This is the BEST place to start for any research project. World Book provides background information on a variety of topics, people and places, focusing on giving you the basic facts and background knowledge.