Resources for Teachers

The University of Chicago has purchased access for all faculty and staff to the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, and the Washington Post online. Click here to learn how to set up your accounts.

The Swank K-12 Streaming library provides access to over 30,000 movies, documentaries and foreign language films for instructional support. You now have access to a curated collection of top, educational films which are click-and-play ready in your streaming library. You are also able to search the entire library of films and request for new films to be added. These requests will be managed by the MS and HS Library teams for these schools and by IS for EC and LS.

The library contains films rated 'R' that students should not independently view. Instead, see the attached guide for how to share Swank movies with students via a direct link to specific films.

Pritzker-Traubert Library Catalog

Search for items in Lab's professional collection (call numbers beginning with P), located in the faculty reading room, or for adult fiction or nonfiction for your own reading.

UChicago Library Catalog

Search the U of C Libraries for books or resources for your own research.

Regenstein Education Lib Guide

Use this pathfinder to access the U of C's electronic resources in the field of education.

Chicago Public Library

The Chicago Public Library has rich resources not only for personal reading, but special collections in a wide variety of Chicago history topics.


Education Week

Enjoy Education Week and access to high-quality content that scales the depth and breadth of education from classrooms to capitol buildings, for veteran administrators and first-year teachers alike.

Explora Educator's Edition

A hub for teachers, other faculty, and administrators to find resources for professional development, including peer-reviewed articles, research reports, and more. Searches ERIC and EBSCO's Professional Development collection database. You will need your Lab Google credentials to Log in. 

Newberry's Digital Collections

Maps, manuscripts, photographs, and other primary sources tell the story of topics from the Crusades to the Great Migration — selected by educators, with essays and discussion questions for use in the humanities classroom.

Newberry Library

The Newberry Library of Chicago is an independent research library, open to the public, with an enormous collection of resources related to the humanities.


World Digital Library

The materials collected by the WDL from libraries, archives, museums, educational institutions, and international organizations around the world, make it possible to discover, study, and enjoy cultural treasures and significant historical documents including books, manuscripts, maps, newspapers, journals, prints and photographs, sound recordings, and films.