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Chicago History Fair 2024: Online Primary Sources

Digitized Primary Sources

Schedule an Appointment with a Librarian

Jeff Wheeler the is UIC's liaison librarian for history, and can arrange an appointment for you to use our computers to search our digital collections.  Most require a login code so you will need to arrange for a time when a librarian can get you into the databases to find the primary sources you're looking for.  Or you can make an appointment to visit our Special Collections Department, who can work with you to access the same resources
(312) 996-9373

Encyclopedia of Chicago: An Indispensible Research Tool

Search the Encyclopedia of Chicago online to find useful background information on a wide range of Chicago History topics. Specialized encyclopedias can inform your research by filling you in on important names, dates or ideas and connecting you to additional sources selected by historians.