Chicago Metro History Fair
Databases for History Fair Projects
Use the databases in this section to find:
- Encyclopedia Articles
- Articles from encyclopedias will provide you with overviews of your topic and help you identify important events, people, and organizations for further exploration. Start your research here.
- Magazine and Journal Articles
- Magazine and journal articles will provide you with studies of your topic that are more in-depth than encyclopedia articles, but not as in-depth as books.
- Newspaper Articles and Photographs
- Newspaper articles written at the time of the event(s) you're studying will help you understand how people back then experienced and understood the event.
- Biographical Articles
- Learn more about the people associated with the topic that you're studying through short overviews of those persons' lives.
For in-depth studies of your topic, turn to books, which you can find through the Library's catalog.