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Chicago History Fair 2020: Welcome

Resources and contacts to aid students in researching Chicago History Fair topics at UIC. Theme: Breaking Barriers in History

Welcome to the UIC Library!

Welcome! This guide is designed to help you make the most of your visit to the UIC library.

The above image from the Explore Chicago Collections portal is a sign bidding Fair patrons farewell after visiting the Century of Progress. Search Explore Chicago Collections to find thousands of digital images and archival materials related to  the history of Chicago.

Key Locations in the Daley Library

First Floor IDEA Commons: classroom/computer lab, reference desk for getting help with research. Go here to ask for help searching for books and articles or for general help using the library

2nd Floor: Print Journals, Newspapers on microfilm

3rd Floor: Special Collections/University Archives, book stacks (many Chicago History books are shelved in the F548 call number range)

Photocopying, Scanning and Saving Online Documents

Visitors to UIC Library are not able to print out articles, but you may save material to a USB flash drive.

Visitors can use photocopiers on the first floor to copy or scan from books and journals. Bring a USB flash drive to save scans.

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.