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ARTH 24170: Research the Chicago Cityscape

Finding all types of sources

Searching by Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH) is one efficient way to retrieve lists of relevant materials. Here are some sample searches:

  • From the library's homepage, select the catalog's SUBJECT index from the drop-down menu:

    --Hyde Park (Chicago Ill)  Scroll down to see a list of publications further organized by type of material or topic (maps, history, etc.).

    --Greater Grand Crossing (Chicago Ill)

--African Americans –- Illinois -– Chicago (OR German Americans, Hispanic Americans, Irish Americans, etc.)

--Chicago (Ill) --Historical Geography

--Regional Planning -- Illinois -- Chicago Metropolitan Area.




 

   
 
 
 

Finding primary sources

From the library's homepage, select the catalog's SUBJECT index from the drop-down menu.  Here are some sample searches:

  • Chicago (Ill) Maps
  • Chicago (Ill) Directories
  • Chicago (Ill)--History--Sources
  • Chicago (Ill)--Guidebooks
  • Immigrants -- Illinois -- Chicago -- Interviews