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Researching the History of Chicago for Lab School Students

A guide to library resources for students in Dr. Jurisson's AT United States History classes (Fall 2018)

Finding Books

Searching by Library of Congress Subject Headings, some examples:  

Use the BASIC search and the SUBJECT index:

  • African Americans –- Illinois -– Chicago
    (OR German Americans, Hispanic Americans, Irish Americans, etc.)
  • Hyde Park (chicago Ill)

  • World's Columbian Exposition (1893 : Chicago, Ill.)
  • Chicago (Ill) directories

  • Immigrants -- Illinois -- Chicago -- Interviews

  • Chicago (Ill)--History--Sources



Finding Primary Sources in the Catalog

The following terms are found in the subject headings of records for published primary sources.

  • sources
  • diaries
  • correspondence
  • interviews
  • personal narratives 
  • pamphlets
  • oral history
  • writings
  • maps

In the Library catalog:

Use the BROWSE option, select SUBJECT from the drop-down menu.


Subject Guide

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Nancy Spiegel
Bibliographer for Art and Cinema
Bibliographer for History
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