Resource Links


Databases are subscription resources that allow users to search for information within magazines, newspapers, academic journals, and other sources that may not be available for free on the web. Everything you find in a database has been vetted, so you know it's a reliable source. (It still might not be current or relevant, though - that part is up to you!)

If you need the usernames and passwords for our databases, stop by the library and pick up a bookmark, or ask Ms. Greene or Mrs. Niswonger. If you are logged into your nb28student Google account, you can click here to access the password list (teachers/staff click here)


Northbrook Public Library Catalog

If you don't have a card, let Ms. Greene know and we will hold items for you.

Digital Resources

Username: s8974144

Ask Ms. Greene for the password to this database.

Digital Encyclopedias

Encyclopedias are great for getting a basic introduction to a topic. Use them to learn the basics before moving on to a more in-depth source. You will need a password to access these resources.


If you need to use a picture, sound clip, or video clip in a project, make sure you have the right to use that media. Just because it's online doesn't mean you can use it. Think about it, does a musician, director, or author give her work away for free? Neither do other content creators.

Limit by "Usage Rights" when searching on Google Images

Millions of pictures that you can use in your projects (you still need to cite them!)